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Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
PLOS Computational Biology
Computer network rivals primate brain in object recognition
Primates visually recognize and determine the category of an object even at a brief glance, and to date, this behavior has been unmatched by artificial systems. A study publishing this week in PLOS Computational Biology has found that the latest artificial 'deep neural network' performs as well as the primate brain at object recognition.

Contact: Charles Cadieu
cadieu@mit.edu
516-220-0119
PLOS

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Science
'Hairclip' protein mechanism explained
A new study describes, for the first time, a fundamental mechanism regulating a protein's shape. The 'Hairclip' mechanism involves mutations acting on one side of a protein to open or close the configuration of amino acids on the other. The findings have implications for the manipulation of proteins, with potential applications in biotechnology and drug development.
Nakajima Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Bergen Forskningsstiftelse, UK Medical Research Council

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
contactpress@ebi.ac.uk
49-062-213-878-263
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
2014 AGU Fall Meeting
Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding
Researchers hope to better forecast the flood risk from a combination of heavy rains and melting snow, which are most of the worst West Coast floods.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Journal of Thoracic Oncology
A survey of the general population in France identifies knowledge gaps in the perception of lung cancer
A prospective nationwide survey on perceptions of lung cancer in the general population of France highlights a need for increased public education on the benefits of lung cancer screening, the good survival rates of early-stage disease and the improved outcomes with new therapeutic strategies, including targeted-therapies.

Contact: Murry W. Wynes, Ph.D.
Murry.Wynes@IASLC.org
720-325-2945
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Targeted next-generation sequencing reveals a high number of genomic mutations in advanced malignant
Next generation sequencing in malignant pleural mesothelioma tumors shows a complex mutational setting with a high number of genetic alterations in genes involved in DNA repair, cell survival and cell proliferation pathways. Increased accumulation of mutations correlates with early progression of the tumor and decreased survival.

Contact: Murry W. Wynes, Ph.D.
Murry.Wynes@IASLC.org
720-325-2945
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
PLOS ONE
Weigh-in once a week or you'll gain weight
Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study in PLOS ONE showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more weight they lost, and if participants went more than a week without weighing themselves, they gained weight.
Tampere University of Technology

Contact: Sandra Cuellar
foodandbrandlab@cornell.edu
607-254-4960
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Journal of Product Innovation Management
Consumer loyalty driven by aesthetics over functionality
New research from San Francisco State University shows consumers' loyalty and passion for an automobile brand are driven more by appearance than practical concerns. Aesthetics that resonate on an emotional level are more responsible for brand loyalty than such factors as functionality and price, the study found.

Contact: Beth Tagawa
btagawa@sfsu.edu
415-338-6745
San Francisco State University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
American Journal of Psychiatry
Health coaching paired with gym membership works best for obese people with mental illness
A health promotion program, called In SHAPE, designed for people with serious mental illness, produced more fit participants and significant weight loss than a control group where participants only received a gym membership. The results of a randomized clinical trial, published in the Dec. 12 American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Stephen Bartels of Dartmouth and colleagues showed that more than half the participants in the In SHAPE group achieved clinically significant reduction in cardiovascular risk.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Annmarie Christensen
Annmarie.Christensen@Dartmouth.edu
603-653-0897
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Spider's web weaves way to advanced networks and displays
Searching for new ways to develop efficient, flexible networks, a pair of Boston College physicists discovered the designs of spider webs and leaf venation, refined across thousands of years of evolution, are worthy models for the next generation of optoelectronic applications.

Contact: Ed Hayward
ed.hayward@bc.edu
617-552-4826
Boston College

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Physical Review Letters
Ultrafast imaging of complex systems in 3-D at near atomic resolution nears
It is becoming possible to image complex systems in 3-D with near-atomic resolution on ultrafast timescales using extremely intense X-ray free-electron laser pulses. One important step toward ultrafast imaging of samples with a single X-ray shot is understanding the interaction of extremely brilliant and intense X-ray pulses with the sample, including ionization rates.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Genetic mutation found to cause ovarian failure
A new Tel Aviv University study throws a spotlight on a previously-unidentified genetic cause of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency, associated with infertility in 1 percent of all women worldwide. While the genes involved in chromosome duplication and division had been shown to cause POI in animal models, this is the first time a similar mutation has been identified in humans.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Nature
Switching to spintronics
Berkeley Lab researchers used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature, a demonstration that points a new way towards spintronics and smaller, faster and cheaper ways of storing and processing data.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Clinical Cancer Research
'Sugar-coated' microcapsule eliminates toxic punch of experimental anti-cancer drug
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a sugar-based molecular microcapsule that eliminates the toxicity of an anticancer agent developed a decade ago at Johns Hopkins, called 3-bromopyruvate, or 3BrPA, in studies of mice with implants of human pancreatic cancer tissue. The encapsulated drug packed a potent anticancer punch, stopping the progression of tumors in the mice, but without the usual toxic effects.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Rolf W. Gunther Foundation for Radiological Science, American Cancer Society, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Fund for Cancer Research, Lustgarten Foundation

Contact: Vanessa Wasta
wasta@jhmi.edu
410-614-2916
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Workshop of Information Technology and Systems (WISE) 2014
Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory
Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.

Contact: Matt Swayne
mls29@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
2014 AGU Fall Meeting
NASA satellites measure increase of Sun's energy absorbed in the Arctic
NASA satellite instruments have observed a marked increase in solar radiation absorbed in the Arctic since the year 2000 -- a trend that aligns with the steady decrease in Arctic sea ice during the same period.
NASA

Contact: Patrick Lynch
Patrick.lynch@nasa.gov
301-286-3854
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems launch creates new forum
Peer-reviewed research articles on developments in and applications of telescopes, instrumentation, techniques, and systems for astronomy are being published in the new SPIE Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems. The journal was launched in response to community interest, and articles will be freely available through 2015.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Astrophysical Journal
'Perfect storm' quenching star formation around a supermassive black hole
Astronomers using ALMA have discovered that modest size black holes can quench star formation.

Contact: Charles Blue
cblue@nrao.edu
434-296-0314
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Study: 49 percent of patients withhold clinically sensitive information
In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical records from some or all of their health care providers.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana Health Information Technology Corporation

Contact: Kelly Caine
caine@clemson.edu
Clemson University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
NASA's sun watching observatory sees mid-level solar flare on Dec. 16, 2014
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 11:50 p.m. EST on Dec. 16, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event.
NASA

Contact: Susan Hendrix
Susan.m.hendrix@nasa.gov
301-286-7745
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
2014 AGU Fall Meeting
NOAA/NASA satellite sees holiday lights brighten cities
Even from space, holidays shine bright. With a new look at daily data from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, a NASA scientist and colleagues have identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons -- Christmas and New Year's in the United States and the holy month of Ramadan in the Middle East.
NASA

Contact: Kate Ramsayer
kate.d.ramsayer@nasa.gov
831-247-2112
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Lens-free microscope can detect cancer at the cellular level
UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes.

Contact: Bill Kisliuk
bkisliuk@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0540
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale
Scientists have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Nature
Surprising theorists, stars within middle-aged clusters are of similar age
An examination of middle-aged star clusters reveals an unexpectedly narrow age range among their stars, suggesting that large groups of stars evolve differently than previously understood.

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Policy action urgently needed to protect Hawaii's dolphins
Tourism is increasing pressure on Hawaii's spinner dolphins. A new Duke-led study shows that long-proposed federal regulations to limit daytime access to bays where the dolphins rest are greatly needed, but local, community-based conservation measures tailored to each individual bay will speed their acceptance. A one-size-fits-all approach will not work.
NOAA, Marine Mammal Commission, State of Hawaii, Dolphin Quest

Contact: Tim Lucas
tdlucas@duke.edu
919-613-8084
Duke University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Green Chemistry
New conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products
A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets. A team of researchers from a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center has developed a process that uses a chemical catalyst and heat to spur reactions that convert lignin into valuable chemical commodities.
Department of EnergyNSF

Contact: Elizabeth K. Gardner
ekgardner@purdue.edu
765-494-2081
Purdue University

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