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Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Journal of Health Communication
IU study: Death of public figures provides important opportunities for health education
An Indiana University study of reactions to the 2011 death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs suggests health communicators have a critical window of opportunity after a public figure dies to disseminate information about disease prevention and detection.

Contact: Jessica Gall Myrick
jgmyrick@indiana.edu
812-856-7380
Indiana University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Nature Chemistry
The anti-inflammatory factory
Russian scientists, in collaboration with their colleagues from Pittsburgh University, find how lipid mediators are produced. The relevant paper was publish in Nature Chemistry. Lipid mediators are molecules playing an important role in inflammation process. A study devoted to some of them has earned a Nobel prize in 1982.

Contact: Ilya Usov
science-release@rector.msu.ru
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Journal of Biological Chemistry
MSU physicists push new Parkinson's treatment toward clinical trials
The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to punch them at the start and keep them from growing. Research at Michigan State University, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, shows that a small 'molecular tweezer' keeps proteins from clumping, or aggregating, the first step of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease.

Contact: Layne Cameron
Layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Journal of Food Science
Edible flowers may inhibit chronic diseases
A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, found that common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxidant capacity.

Contact: Stephanie Callahan
scallahan@ift.org
312-604-0273
Institute of Food Technologists

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
American Journal of Public Health
Regulating legal marijuana could be guided by lessons from alcohol and tobacco, study says
Recent ballot initiatives that legalized marijuana in Colorado and Washington for recreational uses are unprecedented. A new study published online by the American Journal of Public Health outlines how regulations on alcohol and tobacco may provide guidance to policymakers concerned about the public health consequences of legalizing marijuana.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Warren Robak
robak@rand.org
310-374-5455
RAND Corporation

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Langmuir
New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect
A unique and low cost method to coat materials is the subject of a pending international patent. Ranga Pitchumani of Virginia Tech's Mechanical Engineering Department and Atieh Haghdoost, a recent doctoral graduate from Pitchumani's Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory developed the process.

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Nutrients
Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV, researcher finds
Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University's new Institute for Biomedical Sciences.

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
School Psychology Quarterly
Teachers' scare tactics may lead to lower exam scores
As the school year winds down and final exams loom, teachers may want to avoid reminding students of the bad consequences of failing a test because doing so could lead to lower scores, according to new research published by American Psychological Association.

Contact: APA Public Affairs
lbowen@apa.org
202-336-5700
American Psychological Association

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Law and Human Behavior
Mental illness not usually linked to crime, research finds
In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Contact: APA Public Affairs
public.affairs@apa.org
202-336-5700
American Psychological Association

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new key to unlocking the mysteries of physics? Quantum turbulence
The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other scientific mysteries. But, scientists are continually studying other, less-understood forces that may also shed light on matters not yet uncovered. Among these is quantum turbulence, writes New York University's Katepalli Sreenivasan in a special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Psychological Science
People selectively remember the details of atrocities that absolve in-group members
Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit certain details. According to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, these omissions can lead people to have different memories for the event depending on social group membership.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Stem Cell Reports
A protein required for integrity of induced pluripotent stem cells
A study published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports, from the Cell Publishing Group, reveals that the SIRT1 protein is needed to lengthen and maintain telomeres during cell reprogramming. SIRT1 also guarantees the integrity of the genome of stem cells that come out of the cell reprogramming process; these cells are known as induced pluripotent stem cells.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
comunicacion@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Nature Geoscience
Study: Centuries of sand to grow Mississippi Delta
The wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta are slowly sinking and rapidly eroding, but new research from Rice University and the University of South Carolina has found the river's supply of sand -- the material engineers most need to rebuild the delta -- will stay constant for centuries.
Rice University

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Journal of American Geriatrics Society
New approach may help manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs
A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier for them and their caregivers.

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes act as a carrier for nerve growth factor
Amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes act as a carrier for nerve growth factor.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Applied Clinical Informatics
Allina Health study shows information sharing between health systems reduces tests
Researchers analyzed the care of patients who were seen emergently during a six month period in 2012. The results showed that 560 potentially duplicative diagnostic procedures, such as blood work and imaging, were avoided when the providers used the health information exchange tool.
Allina Health

Contact: Gloria O'Connell
gloria.oconnell@allina.com
612-863-4801
Allina Health

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Airport security officers at TSA gaining insight from Sandia human behavior studies
A recent Sandia National Laboratories study offers insight into how a federal transportation security officer's thought process can influence decisions made during airport baggage screening, findings that are helping the Transportation Security Administration improve the performance of its security officers.
US Transportation Security Administration

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper identified in Mexico
Combining historical language and ecological information, as well as genetic and archaeological data, scientists have identified Central-east Mexico as the likely birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper.
Fulbright Program, University of California Institute for Mexico, United States

Contact: Keith Sterling
ksterling@ucdavis.edu
530-752-9841
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Pediatrics
UCSF study finds codeine often prescribed to children, despite available alternatives
Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in US emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco.
NIH/National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Juliana Bunim
juliana.bunim@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Journal of Cell Biology
Why alcoholism saps muscle strength
Researchers have found a common link between muscle weakness in alcoholics and mitochondrial disease: mitochondria that are unable to self-repair. The research could lead to both a new diagnostic for mitochondrial disease and a new drug target.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
edyta.zielinska@jefferson.edu
215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 20-Apr-2014
National Science Review
Big data poses great challenges and opportunities for databases
With the advancement and wide adoption of technologies, data have been created at an unprecedented rate. This gives rise to the so-called 3V characteristics of the big data: volume, velocity and variety. The massive data pose many challenges and great opportunities for database research in designing new processing platforms for integrating, managing and analyzing the big data.

Contact: CUI Bin
bin.cui@pku.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 20-Apr-2014
Nature Climate Change
Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue
Biofuels made from corn stover -- stalks, leaves and cobs that remain after harvest -- appear to emit more carbon dioxide over their life cycle than federal standards allow, according to research led by Adam Liska, assistant professor of biological engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Adam Liska
aliska2@unl.edu
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 20-Apr-2014
Nature Cell Biology
Stanford scientists identify source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer
A single type of cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Contact: Krista Conger
kristac@stanford.edu
650-725-5371
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Apr-2014
Nature Genetics
Dana-Farber researchers uncover link between Down syndrome and leukemia
A team of researchers led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a connection between people with Down syndrome and having a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia during childhood.
Conquer Cancer Foundation, Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Contact: Teresa Herbert
teresamarieherbert@gmail.com
617-632-4090
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Public Release: 20-Apr-2014
Nature Medicine
Study of gut microbes, antibiotics: Clues to improving immunity in premature infants
Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs -- germs that help to kick-start the infant's immune system. But antibiotics, used to fight bacterial infection, may paradoxically interrupt a newborn's own immune responses, leaving already-vulnerable premature babies more susceptible to dangerous pathogens
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alison Fraser
Frasera1@email.chop.edu
267-426-6054
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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