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Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
JAMA
Review of clinical treatment of bronchiolitis in infants reveals over-reliance on one test
An editorial published in this week's JAMA highlights the importance of physicians using all available clinical assessment tools when considering how to treat patients.

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Growing up poor affects adults' sense of control, impulsiveness when faced with economic uncertainty
Growing up poor can influence people's sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Contact: Lisa Bowen
lbowen@apa.org
202-336-5707
American Psychological Association

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Is China's 50 percent cesarean section delivery rate too high?
Efforts must be made to decrease China's increasing cesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published Aug. 20 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-5808
Wiley

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Public Health Nutrition
Guiding Stars
Can nutrition rating systems be used in supermarkets to encourage healthier spending habits? A new study by Cornell University researchers sought to answer that very question by tracking the purchasing records in a supermarket chain that uses the Guiding Stars System to rate the nutritional value of foods for sale.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sandra Cuellar
foodandbrandlab@cornell.edu
607-254-4960
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Neuro-Oncology
Markey researchers develop web-based app to predict glioma mutations
A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Training Program in Translational Clinical Oncology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Physician Scientist Program

Contact: Allison Perry
allison.perry@uky.edu
859-323-2399
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
American Journal of Medicine
Novel oral anticoagulant prescriptions soar, but at a high cost
Warfarin, the longtime standard treatment for atrial fibrillation, is facing competition from new options in the anticoagulant drug marketplace including dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban. A new study documents the rapid adoption of these novel oral anticoagulants into clinical practice. By mid-2013 novel oral anticoagulants accounted for 62 percent of all new anticoagulant prescriptions yet this represents 98 percent of total anticoagulant-related drug costs. Findings are published in The American Journal of Medicine.

Contact: Jane Grochowski
ajmmedia@elsevier.com
215-239-3712
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Journal of Pediatrics
In-utero methadone, Subutex exposure could alter gene expression, cause severe Neonatal Abstience Syndrome
Some infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome secondary to in-utero opioid exposure have a more difficult time going through withdrawal than others, but the underlying reasons are not well understood. While genetic and epigenetic (when genes are turned on or off) changes have recently been identified as potential factors, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center conducted a first of its kind study to identify some of these epigenetic changes that may influence symptom severity.
National Institutes of Health, Tufts Medical Center, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Toomim Family Fund, Boston University, Alpert Foundation

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Biomarker in an aggressive breast cancer is identified
Northwestern University scientists have identified a biomarker strongly associated with basal-like breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that is resistant to many types of chemotherapy. The biomarker, a protein called STAT3, provides a smart target for new therapeutics designed to treat this often deadly cancer. Using patient data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, the researchers used bioinformatics techniques and found that a small number of genes are activated by STAT3 protein signaling in basal-like breast cancers but not in luminal breast cancers.
H Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Advanced Optical Materials
Solar energy that doesn't block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a flat, clear surface.

Contact: Tom Oswald
tom.oswald@cabs.msu.edu
517-432-0920
Michigan State University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Agewandte Chemie
NMR using Earth's magnetic field
Berkeley Lab researchers carried out nuclear magnetic resonance experiments using an ultra-low magnetic field comparable to Earth's magnetic field.

Contact: Rachel Berkowitz
rberkowitz@lbl.gov
510-486-7254
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Antibacterial soap exposes health workers to high triclosan levels
Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from University of California San Francisco.
Passport Foundation, Science Innovation Fund, Natural Resource Defense Council, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kristen Bole
kristen.bole@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Engineering new bone growth
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers find that coated tissue scaffolds help the body grow new bone to repair injuries or congenital defects.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury
New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant. Fishery stock 'substitutions' -- which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin -- are the most dangerous mislabeling offense, according to new research by University of Hawaii at Manoa scientists.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Talia S Ogliore
togliore@hawaii.edu
808-956-4531
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Infection and Immunity
New vaccine shows promise as stronger weapon against both tuberculosis and leprosy
A new University of California Los Angeles-led study finds that a recombinant variant of the century-old vaccine Bacille Calmette-Guerin is superior to Bacille Calmette-Guerin in protecting against tuberculosis in animal models, and also cross protects against leprosy. In addition, the researchers found that boosting that variant, called rBCG30, with a particular protein found in both tuberculosis and leprosy provides considerably stronger protection against leprosy.
National Institutes of Health, National Hansen's Disease Programs, University of California Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for AIDS Research

Contact: Enrique Rivero
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2273
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Philippine tarsier gets boost from Kansas research, and genetic proof of a new variety
The tarsier is the 'flagship' iconic species for promoting environmental stewardship and ecotourism in the Philippines, a nation suffering from large-scale destruction of natural habitat.
National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
blynch@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Targeted brain training may help you multitask better
The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal and the University of Montreal.

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Water Resources Research
This week from AGU: Long-term ecological research, predicting cholera outbreaks
This week from the American Geophysical Union: Long-term ecological research, predicting cholera outbreaks

Contact: Alexandra Branscombe
abranscombe@agu.org
202-777-7516
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Applied Energy
Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems
In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technische Universität München, the largest volume of applications is submitted by developers of lithium batteries. The study offers a first differentiated analysis of which technologies will be viable in the exit from fossil-fuel energy. European and US companies are falling behind economically, as Asian companies apply for a substantially higher number of patents.
Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology

Contact: Simon Müller
simon.mueller@tum.de
49-892-892-4829
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Canadian Journal of Cardiology
New study first to examine quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs in Canada
The quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs across Canada is strong, with specific criteria areas now identified as requiring further enhancement to improve patient outcomes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Center, York University and University Health Network. 'We are the first to comprehensively assess cardiac rehabilitation quality -- what we are doing well and where we should do better -- to this degree across the country,' says Dr. Sherry Grace, study author and York Kinesiology & Health Science Professor.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Public Health Agency of Canada

Contact: Gloria Suhsaini
suhasini@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22094
York University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Financial weight makes it trickier to lose pounds where it counts
Weight-loss advertising tends to target people ready, willing and able to pay for diet programs, special meals or gym memberships. But it's those who live below the poverty line who are more likely to be overweight or obese.
Fonds de Recherche du Quebec-Sante

Contact: Marisa Lancione
marisa.lancione@concordia.ca
438-990-4536
Concordia University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Journal of the Americal Chemical Society
Moving single cells around -- accurately and cheaply
Scientists have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette -- a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary test results in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Golfers Against Cancer Foundation

Contact: David Bricker
dmbricker@houstonmethodist.org
832-667-5811
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Race and Social Problems
College education not always about what you have, but how you use it
Students who have books and computers at home, who take extramural cultural classes, and whose parents give advice and take part in school activities are most likely to enroll for a four-year college degree. Also, more American black students -- irrespective of their class or background -- will set off on this education path than their white counterparts.

Contact: Alexander K. Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Ruxolitinib for myelofibrosis: Indication of considerable added benefit
In comparison with 'best supportive care', there is an indication that the new drug is better at relieving symptoms, and a hint of longer survival.

Contact: Anna-Sabine Ernst
presse@iqwig.de
49-022-135-6850
Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Perampanel for epilepsy: Still no proof of added benefit
In its second dossier, the drug manufacturer deviated from the appropriate comparator therapy and again provided no relevant data for the assessment of the added benefit of perampanel.

Contact: Anna-Sabine Ernst
presse@iqwig.de
49-022-135-6850
Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Nature Physics
Bubbling down: Discovery suggests surprising uses for common bubbles
In a finding with scientific and industrial applications, Princeton researchers find that bursting bubbles can push tiny particles down into a liquid as well as up into the air.

Contact: John Sullivan
js29@princeton.edu
609-258-4597
Princeton University, Engineering School

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