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Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nano Research
A crystal wedding in the nanocosmos
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. With this new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units can be accommodated on a single chip in the future. The research results will be published in the journal Nano Research.

Contact: Christine Bohnet
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Global Change Biology
Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production
Geographers at the University of Southampton have found a link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production.
University of Southampton

Contact: Peter Franklin
University of Southampton

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Bats use the evening sky's polarization pattern for orientation
Max Planck scientists have discovered new sensory capabilities in a mammal.

Contact: Stefan Greif

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
New regions of genetic material are involved in the development of colon cancer
Most research on human cancer genes have been focused on regions of the coding genome, but just before each gene, there is a regulatory region which controls the expression and activity of the adjacent gene. Until now, very little was known of the role exerted such DNA fragment in tumor development. An article published today in Nature in collaboration with the group of Manel Esteller shows that these regions are also altered in cancer.

Contact: Arantxa Mena
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Academy B
Ancient genetic material from caries bacterium obtained for the first time
A UAB research concludes that the Streptococcus mutans, one of the principal bacteria causing dental caries, has increased the changes in its genetic material over time, possibly coinciding with dietary changes linked to the expansion of humanity.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Soft Matter
The electric slide dance of DNA knots
DNA is an electrically charged molecule, and for this reason the knots that form spontaneously along the strand can be manipulated by applying electric fields, as done by Cristian Micheletti, professor at SISSA, and his team. The research paper has just been published in Soft Matter and is the first example of a technique allowing DNA knots to be driven from the outside.

Contact: Press Office
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Physical Review A
Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals
Physicists Sergei Filippov and Mario Ziman have found a way to preserve quantum entanglement of particles passing through an amplifier and, conversely, when transmitting a signal over long distances.

Contact: Alexandra O. Borissova
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere
Professor Vladimir Krasnopolsky from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, who heads the Laboratory of High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres, offered a reliable mathematical model of Titan's atmosphere.
Ministry of Science and Education of Russian Federation

Contact: Alexandra O. Borissova
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Procedia Engineering
Minimizing drag to maximize results
In trying to better understand the aerodynamic interactions between cyclists, researchers from Monash University and the Australian Institute of Sport have studied how riders' drag was affected by the relative position of multiple cyclists.
Australian Research Centre

Contact: Glynis Smalley
Monash University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Tempting people to move for work takes more than dollars
Sufficient financial inducements are one way of encouraging people to move to regional Australia for jobs, but other factors also play a part, according to a new report.
National Vocational Education and Training Research Program

Contact: Glynis Smalley
Monash University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather
Using Japan's flagship 10-petaFLOPS K computer, researchers from the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science have succeeded in running 10,240 parallel simulations of global weather, the largest number ever performed, using data assimilation to reduce the range of uncertainties.

Contact: Jens Wilkinson

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Astronomical Society of Australia annual meeting
Australian researchers pioneer a 'Google Street View' of galaxies
A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibres is giving Australian astronomers the first 'Google Street View' of the cosmos -- incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies. Developed by researchers at the University of Sydney and the Australian Astronomical Observatory, the optical-fibre bundles can sample the light from up to 60 parts of a galaxy, for a dozen galaxies at a time.
ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics

Contact: Verity Leatherdale
University of Sydney

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Medical Care
Life expectancy gains threatened as more older Americans suffer from multiple conditions
With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple chronic medical conditions, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy. The analysis, one of the first to examine the burden of multiple chronic conditions on life expectancy among the elderly, may help explain why increases in life expectancy among older Americans are slowing.
American Insurance Group

Contact: Susan Murrow
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Psychological Science
Knowledgeable consumers more likely to buy when given fewer options
The degree to which consumers perceive themselves to be knowledgeable about a product influences the likelihood that they will buy a particular product, researchers find in a series of studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant

Contact: Anna Mikulak
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
JAMA Surgery
Study examines postoperative pneumonia prevention program in surgical ward
A postoperative pneumonia prevention program for patients in the surgical ward at a California Veterans Affairs hospital lowered the case rate for the condition, which can cause significant complications and increase the cost of care.

Contact: Michelle L. Brandt
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
JAMA Surgery
Enhanced recovery program following colorectal surgery at community hospitals
An enhanced recovery program for patients after colorectal surgery appears to be feasible in a community hospital setting after having been shown to be successful in international and academic medical centers.

Contact: Elisa Williams
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
Greater odds of adverse childhood experiences in those with military service
Men and women who have served in the military have a higher prevalence of adverse childhood events, suggesting that enlistment may be a way to escape adversity for some.

Contact: Mark Ray
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes
A comprehensive analysis of the movements of blue whales off the West Coast found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality. But moving the shipping lanes off Los Angeles and San Francisco to slightly different areas -- at least, during summer and fall when blue whales are most abundant -- could significantly decrease the probability of ships striking the whales.
National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Bruce Mate
Oregon State University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Age of puberty in girls influenced by which parent their genes are inherited from
The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published today in the journal Nature.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
When it comes to depressed men in the military, does size matter?
Both short and tall men in the military are more at risk for depression than their uniformed colleagues of average height, a new study finds. This study was published today in the open-access journal SAGE Open.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
British Journal of Cancer
No increased risk of cancer near Sellafield or Dounreay in recent years
Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s are not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today.
Department of Health's Radiation Protection Research Programme

Contact: Alan Worsley
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
The Lancet: Paracetamol no better than placebo for lower back pain
Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving pain levels, function, sleep, or quality of life, according to the first large randomised trial to compare the effectiveness of paracetamol with placebo for low-back pain. The findings, published in The Lancet, question the universal endorsement of paracetamol as the first choice painkiller for low-back pain, say the authors.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, GlaxoSmithKline

Contact: Christopher M. Williams
The Lancet

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Investigation raises new concerns over top-selling blood thinning drug
An investigation by The BMJ raises new concerns about a top-selling blood thinning drug and the regulatory decisions that led to its approval.

Contact: Emma Dickinson
BMJ-British Medical Journal

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals
Genetic analysis of Antarctic fur seals, alongside decades of in-depth monitoring, has provided unique insights into the effect of climate change on a population of top-predators. Published in Nature this week, the findings show that the seals have significantly altered in accordance with changes in food availability that are associated with climate conditions. Despite a shift in the population towards 'fitter' individuals, this fitness is not passing down through generations, leaving the population in decline.
British Antarctic Survey Natural Environment Research Council, Marie Curie FP7 Reintegration Grant, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Paul Seagrove
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
The physics of lead guitar playing
String bends, tapping, vibrato and whammy bars are all techniques that add to the distinctiveness of a lead guitarist's sound, whether it's Clapton, Hendrix, or BB King. Now guitarist and physicist Dr. David Robert Grimes has described the physics underlying these techniques in the journal PLOS ONE.

Contact: University of Oxford News & Information Office
University of Oxford

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