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Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges
NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Telescope.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Nature
NASA-funded X-ray instrument settles interstellar debate
New findings from a NASA-funded instrument have resolved a decades-old puzzle about a fog of low-energy X-rays observed over the entire sky. Thanks to refurbished detectors first flown on a NASA sounding rocket in the 1970s, astronomers have now confirmed the long-held suspicion that much of this glow stems from a region of million-degree interstellar plasma known as the local hot bubble, or LHB.
NASA

Contact: Francis Reddy
Francis.j.reddy@nasa.gov
301-286-4453
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Beware of claims about cosmetic stem cells procedures, says review in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Advertising claims for cosmetic procedures using stem cells are running far ahead of the scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness, according to a review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Good outcomes with multiple limb salvage after severe combat injuries, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
For survivors of severe combat injuries threatening more than one limb, reconstructive surgical procedures using tissue flaps have a good record of safety and effectiveness in avoiding amputation, reports a paper in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
NASA sees developing Tropical Storm Halong causing warning
NASA infrared satellite data revealed that Tropical Storm Halong is surrounded by strong thunderstorms and an eye appears to be developing.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Weighing the Milky Way
Does the Milky Way look fat in this picture? Has Andromeda been taking skinny selfies? Using a new, more accurate method for measuring the mass of galaxies, and international group of researchers have shown that the Milky Way has half the Mass of the Andromeda Galaxy.
UK Science and Technology Facilities Council

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Reducing kidney injury using a quality improvement method
Using quality improvement measures in eight of the 10 hospitals in the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, researchers have found a way to reduce kidney injury in patients undergoing a procedure with contrast dye.

Contact: Derik Hertel
kenneth.d.hertel@dartmouth.edu
603-650-1211
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy
Informal child care significantly impacts rural economies, MU study finds
University of Missouri researchers have studied the child care sector in Kansas, particularly in rural areas, and have found that informal child care services create a large economic impact in the state.

Contact: Nathan Hurst
hurstn@missouri.edu
573-882-6217
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Journal of Financial Economics
Short sellers not to blame for 2008 financial crisis, study finds
Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Contact: Matthew Biddle
mrbiddle@buffalo.edu
716-645-5455
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
American Political Science Review
Study: Contrary to image, city politicians do adapt to voters
Urban politicians in the US are responsive to voters' views, regardless of the form of government.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Cellular Microbiology
Researchers take steps toward development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis.
NIH/National Cancer Insititute, United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

Contact: Sathya Achia Abraham
sbachia@vcu.edu
804-828-1231
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
SIGGRAPH 2014
ACM Transactions on Graphics
Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday
Researchers at UC Berkeley are developing vision-correcting displays that can compensate for a viewer's visual impairments to create sharp images without the need for glasses or contact lenses. The technology could potentially help those who currently need corrective lenses to use their smartphones, tablets and computers, and could one day aid people with more complex visual problems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Conservation Biology
Underwater elephants
Douglas McCauley got back to basics in order to discover the positive and negative effects that bumphead parrotfish exert on coral reef ecosystems.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean
The first measurements of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean recorded house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. More sensors are going out this summer to study waves in newly ice-free Arctic waters.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Penn team makes cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes
The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor in the patient, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome.
American Surgical Association, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: Cell tower rain gauges, lightning channels, North Sea storm surge
This week from AGU: Cell phone tower rain gauges, lightning channels, North Sea storm surge.

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Journal of Chemical Physics
Mysterious molecules in space
New research has offered a tantalizing new possibility in the realm of interstellar molecules and diffuse interstellar bands: these mysterious molecules may be silicon-capped hydrocarbons like SiC3H, SiC4H and SiC5H. The team of scientists presents data and theoretical arguments to back that hypothesis in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Brand-specific television alcohol ads predict brand consumption among underage youth
The researchers found that the relationship between consumption of a brand and advertising exposure for that brand was significant, and that the relationship was strongest at lower levels of exposure. Their results held even after controlling for other factors influencing youth drinking, such as their parents' drinking, whether the youth chose the brand themselves, the brand's average price, and the popularity of the brand among adults.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Alicia Samuels
asamuels@jhu.edu
914-720-4635
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Pediatrics
Socialization relative strength in fragile X longitudinal study
Standard scores measuring 'adaptive behavior' in boys with fragile X syndrome tend to decline during childhood and adolescence, the largest longitudinal study of the inherited disorder to date has found.
National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Brainwaves can predict audience reaction for television programming
By analyzing the brainwaves of 16 individuals as they watched mainstream television content, researchers were able to accurately predict the preferences of large TV audiences, up to 90 percent in the case of Super Bowl commercials.

Contact: Jason Maderer
maderer@gatech.edu
404-385-2966
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
NASA sees warmer cloud tops as Tropical Storm Hernan degenerates
Tropical Storm Hernan degenerated into a remnant low pressure area on July 29. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed cloud tops were warming as the storm weakened.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
A new way to make microstructured surfaces
A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a variety of useful properties -- including controllable mechanical stiffness and strength, or the ability to repel water in a certain direction.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
$15 billion annual public funding system for doctor training needs overhaul, says IOM
The US should significantly reform the federal system for financing physician training and residency programs to ensure that the public's $15 billion annual investment is producing the doctors that the nation needs, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine.

Contact: Molly Galvin
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
International Journal of Hospitality Management
Menu secrets that can make you slim by design
If you've ever ordered the wrong food at a restaurant, don't blame yourself; blame the menu. What you order may have less to do with what you want and more to do with a menu's layout and descriptions.

Contact: Nicole Albright
foodandbrandlab@cornell.edu
607-255-7827
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Applied Clinical Informatics
Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format
In a new study published in Applied Clinical Informatics, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute report that substantial work lies ahead to convert the American Academy of Pediatrics' Bright Future's guidelines into computerized prompts for physicians, but the payoff has the potential to significantly benefit patients from birth to age 21.
Indiana University Health Values Fund for Research

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

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