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Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
2014 Mental Health Conference: A Global Focus.
Homeless, mentally ill women face vicious cycle in India
An award-winning study has documented how homeless, mentally ill women in India face a vicious cycle: During psychotic episodes, they wander away from home, sometimes for long distances, and wind up in homeless shelters. They then are returned to their families before undergoing sufficient psychosocial rehabilitation to deal with their illness. Consequently, they suffer mental illness relapses and wind up homeless again.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Why do people with autism see faces differently?
The way people with autism spectrum disorder gather information - not the judgement process itself -- might explain why they gain different perceptions from peoples' faces, according to a new study from Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies and the University of Montreal.
Fondation FondaMental, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Centre d'investigation Clinique de l'Hôpital Robert-Debré

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

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Cell Reports
A link between DNA transcription and disease-causing expansions
Scientists have believed that the lengthening of those repeats occur during DNA replication when cells divide or when the cellular DNA repair machinery gets activated. Recently, however, Tufts scientists have discovered another process called transcription, which is copying the information from DNA into RNA, could also been involved.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alex Reid
alexander.reid@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. To combat the infection, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering developed LipoLLA, a therapeutic nanoparticle that contains linolenic acid, a component in vegetable oils. In mice, LipoLLA was safe and more effective against H. pylori infection than standard antibiotic treatments.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
New study examines the effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy
Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age at birth, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Contact: Rebecca Jones
rjones@rcog.org.uk
44-020-777-26444
Wiley

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
PLOS Biology
Centipede's genome reveals how life evolved on our planet
Centipedes have been genetically sequenced for the first time by an international team of over 100 scientists. Study co-author professor Ariel Chipman at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says the humble arthropod's DNA gives scientists new insight into how life developed on our planet. The creature independently evolved solutions to the problem of living on land by losing some genes and expanding other gene families not present in insects.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Physicists bind single-atom sheets with the same force geckos use to climb walls
The approach is to design synergistic materials by combining two single-atom thick sheets, for example, that act as a photovoltaic cell as well as a light-emitting diode, converting energy between electricity and radiation.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
A warming world may spell bad news for honey bees
A bee parasites from exotic climates threatens UK bees. Research predicts that an exotic gut parasite could cause increasing damage to UK bees as climates warms. The spread of the parasite is linked to climate and its superior competitive ability.
Insect Pollinators Initiative, UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Defra, Natural Environment Research Council, Scottish Government, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Rob Dawson
rob.dawson@bbsrc.ac.uk
07-557-487-865
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Journal of Urology
Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer
Testosterone (T) therapy is routinely used in men with hypogonadism, a condition in which diminished function of the gonads occurs. Although there is no evidence that T therapy increases the risk of prostate cancer (PCa), there are still concerns and a paucity of long-term data. Investigators examined three parallel, prospective, ongoing, cumulative registry studies of over 1,000 men. Their analysis showed that long-term T therapy in hypogonadal men is safe and does not increase the risk of PCa.

Contact: Linda Gruner
jumedia@elsevier.com
212-633-3923
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Ecological Indicators
Mining can damage fish habitats far downstream, study shows
Anglers across the nation wondering why luck at their favorite fishing spot seems to have dried up may have a surprising culprit: a mine miles away, even in a different state. Scientists at Michigan State University have taken a first broad look at the impacts of mines across the country and found that mining can damage fish habitats miles downstream, and even in streams not directly connected to the mines.
US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey

Contact: Sue Nichols
nichols@msu.edu
517-432-0206
Michigan State University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
The International Journal of Exercise Science
Athletes' testosterone surges not tied to winning, study finds
A higher surge of testosterone in competition, the so-called 'winner effect,' is not actually related to winning, suggests a new study of intercollegiate cross country runners.

Contact: Megan McRainey
megan.mcrainey@emory.edu
404-727-6167
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A hybrid vehicle that delivers DNA
A new hybrid vehicle is under development. Its performance isn't measured by the distance it travels, but rather the delivery of its cargo: vaccines that contain genetically engineered DNA to fight HIV, cancer, influenza and other maladies. Described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the technology could help unleash the potential of DNA vaccines, which despite two decades of research, have yet to make a significant impact in the treatment of major illnesses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Biological Psychiatry
Researchers shed new light on the genetics of memory performance
In the largest study of the genetics of memory ever undertaken, an international researcher team including scientists from Boston University School of Medicine, have discovered two common genetic variants that are believed to be associated with memory performance. The findings, which appear in the journal Biological Psychiatry, are a significant step towards better understanding how memory loss is inherited.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-Framingham Heart Study, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Genetics in Medicine
Pathology specialist contributes to debate on breast cancer gene screening
What are the risks and benefits of screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the general adult population? Dr. Glenn Palomaki has published an invited commentary in Genetics in Medicine on this issue.

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Women & Infants Hospital

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Vanderbilt team uses e-health records to search for hidden drug benefits
With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden therapeutic benefits that could warrant putting additional indications on the label and increase production.
National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Craig Boerner
craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Superbug in SE Michigan shows recent decline
A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern Michigan, where the majority of these infections have occurred in the US. The study is published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Contact: Tamara Moore
tmoore@gymr.com
202-745-5114
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Using wash cloths in jails shows promise for reducing costly infections
New research shows providing detainees wash cloths treated with a skin cleanser could reduce the prevalence of S. aureus bacteria in US jails. Researchers looked at the effect of using wash cloths treated with chlorhexidine gluconate compared with wash cloths with only plain water in detainees at Dallas County Jail. The study was published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of SHEA.

Contact: Tamara Moore
tmoore@gymr.com
202-745-5114
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGSAC Conference
Virtual money: User's identity can be revealed much easier than thought
Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions really anonymous? Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have now demonstrated how the IP address behind each transaction can be revealed with only a few computers and about €1500.

Contact: Britta Schlüter
britta.schlueter@uni.lu
352-466-644-6563
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Journal of Neurosurgery
Few operations for epilepsy despite their safety and efficacy
A study at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, has found that epilepsy surgery is a safe, effective and low-risk procedure. Nevertheless, few Swedes have the operation, and those who are interested may have to wait a long time for presurgical counseling.

Contact: Krister Svahn
krister.svahn@sahlgrenska.gu.se
46-031-786-3869
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Why fruit flies could lead to better beer (video)
Your beer may attract annoying fruit flies, but listen up before you give them a swat. Researchers found the yeast cells in beer are producing odor compounds -- acetate esters -- that lure flies and that could lead to the best beer you haven't even tasted yet. This week's Speaking of Chemistry explains why. Check it out at http://youtu.be/HQNlGuZvCvA.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Psychological Science
Feeling -- not being -- wealthy drives opposition to wealth redistribution
People's views on income inequality and wealth distribution may have little to do with how much money they have in the bank and a lot to do with how wealthy they feel in comparison to their friends and neighbors, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Russell Sage Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Advances in Preventive Medicine
Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk
Ground zero for identifying ways to stop the rise in diabetes prevalence is Philadelphia, which has the highest diabetes rate among the nation's largest cities. Public health researchers at Drexel University looked at how neighborhood and community-level factors -- not just individual factors like diet, exercise and education -- influence people's risk. Their new study adds insight into the role of the physical and social environment on diabetes risk, zip code by zip code throughout the city.

Contact: Rachel Ewing
re39@drexel.edu
215-895-2614
Drexel University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Nature
NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases, according to the researchers. The work, appearing online Nov. 17 in the journal Nature, provides a possible explanation for how one type of DNA damage may lead to cancer, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular and lung disease, and Alzheimer's disease.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Robin Arnette
arnetter@niehs.nih.gov
919-541-5143
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
BMC Public Health
International team reveals barriers to public health data-sharing; life-saving solutions
Barriers to the sharing of public health data hamper decision-making efforts on local, national and global levels, and stymie attempts to contain emerging global health threats, an international team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health announced today.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Allison Hydzik
hydzikam@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
eLife
Body size requires hormones under control
In a study now published in the scientific journal eLife, a research group from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, led by Christen Mirth, shed new light on how animals regulate body size. The researchers showed that the timing of synthesis of a steroid hormone called ecdysone is sensitive to nutrition in the fruit fly and described the key proteins involved in this regulatory mechanism. This study explains what causes hormones to become environmentally-sensitive.
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Contact: Ana Mena
anamena@igc.gulbenkian.pt
351-214-407-959
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia

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