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Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Journal of Women's Health
Women's health and Fifty Shades: Increased risks for young adult readers?
Popular fiction that normalizes and glamorizes violence against women, such as the blockbuster Fifty Shades series, may be associated with a greater risk of potentially harmful health behaviors and risks. The results of a provocative new study are presented in the article 'Fiction or Not? Fifty Shades Is Associated with Health Risks in Adolescent and Young Adult Females,' published in Journal of Women's Health.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Brain Connectivity
Influenced by self-interest, humans less concerned about inequity to others
Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University's Brains and Behavior Program have found.
Brains and Behavior Program at Georgia State University

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Nature
Yale's cool molecules
Yale physicists have chilled the world's coolest molecules. The tiny titans in question are bits of strontium monofluoride, dropped to 2.5 thousandths of a degree above absolute zero through a laser cooling and isolating process called magneto-optical trapping. They are the coldest molecules ever achieved through direct cooling, and they represent a physics milestone likely to prompt new research in areas ranging from quantum chemistry to tests of the most basic theories in particle physics.

Contact: Jim Shelton
james.shelton@yale.edu
203-432-3881
Yale University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Journal of Women's Health
Reading 'Fifty Shades' linked to unhealthy behaviors
Young adult women who read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Tropical Storm Karina looks like a giant 'number 9' from space
Despite being the eleventh tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Hurricane Season, Karina looked like a giant number nine from NASA's Aqua satellite.
NASA

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Journal of Dental Research
Study shows steep decline in tooth loss, increase in socioeconomic disparities
The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published a paper titled 'Projections of US Edentulism Prevalence Following Five Decades of Decline.' This study, by lead researcher Gary Slade, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, follows edentulism, tooth loss, over the last hundred years and highlights the numbers of people losing teeth and requiring dentures.

Contact: Ingrid L. Thomas
ithomas@iadr.org
703-299-8084
International & American Associations for Dental Research

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
European Physical Journal D
Water window imaging opportunity
Ever heard of the water window? It consists of radiations in the 3.3 to 4.4 nanometer range, which are not absorbed by the water in biological tissues. A new theoretical study identifies the physical mechanism needed to efficiently generate harmonic radiations at high laser intensities that occur beyond the saturation threshold of atoms and molecules. These findings, aimed at improving conventional methods of coherent radiation production to reach the water window, were published in EPJ D.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Arctic sea ice influenced force of the Gulf Stream
The force of the Gulf Stream was significantly influenced by the sea ice situation in the Fram Strait in the past 30,000 years. On the basis of biomarkers in deposits on the seafloor, geologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute managed for the first time to reconstruct when and how the marine region between Greenland and Svalbard was covered with ice in the past and in what way the Gulf Stream reacted when the sea ice cover suddenly broke up.

Contact: Sina Loeschke
medien@awi.de
49-471-483-12008
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Nature
800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems
According to LSU's Brent Christner, the paper's lead author and a researcher with the NSF-funded Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling, or WISSARD, project, 'hidden beneath a half-mile of ice in Antarctica is an unexplored part of our biosphere. WISSARD has provided a glimpse of the nature of microbial life that may lurk under more than five million square miles of ice sheet.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dawn Jenkins
djenkins1@lsu.edu
225-578-2935
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Mindfulness-based depression therapy reduces health care visits
A mindfulness-based therapy for depression has the added benefit of reducing health-care visits among patients who often see their family doctors, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Kate Richards
media@camh.ca
416-595-6015
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Polio: Mutated virus breaches vaccine protection
Thanks to effective vaccination, polio is considered nearly eradicated. Each year only a few hundred people are stricken worldwide. However, scientists of the University of Bonn, together with colleagues from Gabon, are reporting alarming findings: a mutated virus that was able to resist the vaccine protection to a considerable extent was found in victims of an outbreak in the Congo in 2010. The pathogen could also potentially have infected many people in Germany. The results appear now in the magazine PNAS.

Contact: Christian Drosten
drosten@virology-bonn.de
49-022-828-711-055
University of Bonn

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Lancet
The Lancet: Experimental Ebola drugs must be fairly distributed and tested ethically in clinical trials
Researchers and health authorities need to ensure that experimental drugs to treat Ebola are distributed fairly, and in the context of randomized controlled trials, according to a new Viewpoint, published in The Lancet today.

Contact: Professor Ezekiel Emanuel
zemanuel@upenn.edu
215-573-9384
The Lancet

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Stem Cells and Development
Conclusive evidence on role of circulating mesenchymal stem cells in organ injury
Mesenchymal stem cells are present in virtually every type of human tissue and may help in organ regeneration after injury. But the theory that MSCs are released from the bone marrow into the blood stream following organ damage, and migrate to the site of injury, has long been debated.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Delivery by drone
New algorithm from MIT researchers lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions.
Boeing

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Carcinogenesis
Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer
Kristi Neufeld has spent the better part of her career trying to understand the various activities of APC, a protein whose functional loss is thought to initiate roughly 80 percent of all colon polyps.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets
Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil
The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparking -- a finding that could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system.
NASA

Contact: David Sims
david.sims@unh.edu
603-862-5369
University of New Hampshire

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Neuroimage: Clinical
Learning to play the piano? Sleep on it!
According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain below the cortex play an important role as we train our bodies' movements and, critically, they interact more effectively after a night of sleep. While researchers knew that sleep helped us the learn sequences of movements (motor learning), it was not known why.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé

Contact: Benjamin Augereau
benjamin.augereau@umontreal.ca
514-343-6796
University of Montreal

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Macromolecular Theory and Simulations
Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a novel and versatile modeling strategy to simulate polyelectrolyte systems. The model has applications for creating new materials as well as for studying polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Human Relations
Feeling bad at work can be a good thing (and vice versa)
Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, whilst feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes.

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Federation of European Physiological Societies
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis
Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis -- a disease for which there is currently no treatment.

Contact: Morwenna Grills
Morwenna.Grills@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-2111
University of Manchester

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Toothpaste fluorine formed in stars
The fluorine that is found in products such as toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our sun. This has been shown by astronomers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues from Ireland and the USA.

Contact: Nils Ryde
ryde@astro.lu.se
46-733-901-658
Lund University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers found an important clue to potential treatments for absence seizures
A group of Korean researchers have succeeded in revealing a principle mechanism of a neural network in the human brain, which will provide an important clue to potential treatments for absence seizures.
Institute for Basic Science, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, National Research Foundation of Korea, Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science & Technology

Contact: Hanbin Oh
ohanvin@ibs.re.kr
82-428-788-182
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among school children. Pupils with ADHD often make poorer decisions than their unaffected classmates. Researchers from the University of Zurich now discovered that different learning and decision-making mechanisms are responsible for these behaviors, and localized the underlying impairments in the brain.

Contact: Tobias Hauser
t.hauser@ucl.ac.uk
44-747-490-3003
University of Zurich

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
International Journal of Mobile Communications
Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder
Writing in the International Journal of Mobile Communications, a Canadian team outlines the possible coping mechanisms that might be needed following loss or theft of one's smart phone or other digital devices and the security problems that the user might face.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Amplitude of sensory nerve action potential in early stage diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Early diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is important for the successful treatment of diabetes mellitus.

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

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