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Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Loss of memory in Alzheimer's mice models reversed through gene therapy
For the first time, researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have been able to use gene therapy to reverse memory loss in its initial stages in model mice with Alzheimer's disease. The research is featured in this week's issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Contact: Carlos Saura
Carlos.saura@uab.cat
34-935-868-398
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
mBio
Impact of whooping cough vaccination revealed
The most comprehensive study to date of Bordetella pertussis, the family of bacteria that causes whooping cough, could inform public health strategies to control the respiratory disease that kills 195,000 children worldwide each year. The study reveals surprising findings about the impact vaccination strategies to date have had on the bacteria's origin and evolution.
Wellcome Trust, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Contact: Mary Clarke
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-95328
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Physical Review Letters
Liquid spacetime
If spacetime were a fluid, it would have very low viscosity, just like a 'superfluid.' A study carried out jointly by the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste and the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich shows how the 'atoms' making up the fluid of spacetime should behave, according to models of quantum gravity. The considerations suggested in this study impose very strong constraints on the occurrence of effects related to this possible 'fluid' nature of spacetime.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressroom@sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems
It's a bubble, but not as we know it
Multi-sensory technology that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or when the bubbles are burst release a scent, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
European Research Council

Contact: Joanne Fryer
joanne.fryer@bristol.ac.uk
44-011-733-17276
University of Bristol

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Anthrozoös
How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels
A new study by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light on how an estimated one million-strong population of wild camels thriving in Australia's remote outback have become reviled as pests and culled on a large scale.

Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
e.f.gaskarth@exeter.ac.uk
44-078-273-09332
University of Exeter

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Ravens understand the relations among others
Cognitive biologists of the University of Vienna revealed that ravens do understand and keep track of the rank relations between other ravens. Such an ability has been known only from primates.

Contact: Jorg Massen, PhD
jorg.massen@univie.ac.at
43-699-113-10182
University of Vienna

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
eLife
Cell division speed influences gene architecture
Biological systems are sometimes under selective pressure to quickly 'read' genetic information. Genes that need to be read quickly are usually small. Now, researchers from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia and Centre for Molecular and Structural Biomedicine discovered that, besides size, the gene architecture is also important to the optimization of the 'reading' process. This study was now published in the open-access scientific journal eLife.
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Is nuclear power the only way to avoid geoengineering?
'I think one can argue that if we were to follow a strong nuclear energy pathway -- as well as doing everything else that we can -- then we can solve the climate problem without doing geoengineering.' So says Tom Wigley, one of the world's foremost climate researchers, in the current issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE.

Contact: Katie Baker
katie.baker@sagepub.co.uk
020-732-48719
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Female intuition could be linked to lower exposure to testosterone in women while in womb
So-called 'female intuition' could actually have a biological component, related to the lower prenatal exposure to testosterone women receive in the womb. This would lead them to have a 'more intuitive and less reflective' attitude to life than men. These are the results of a study carried out by Spanish researchers from the University of Granada, the Barcelona Pompeu Fabra University and the Middlesex University of London, in an article recently published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Contact: Antonio Manuel Espín.Department of Economic Theory
kanton@ugr.es
34-958-246-192
University of Granada

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Physical Review X
Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses
Ultra short laserpulses in the femtosecond-range give scientists a powerful new method of controlling chemical reactions. A team of researchers could now show that the fragmentation of carbohydrates can be controlled by these pulses.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
8th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Male-biased tweeting
Today women take an active part in public life. Without a doubt, they also converse with other women. In fact, they even talk to each other about other things besides men. As banal as it sounds, this is far from being the norm in Hollywood movies. The same goes for Twitter, as a new study shows.

Contact: David Garcia
dgarcia@ethz.ch
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Cancer Research
Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer
A team of scientists led by a researcher from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has identified the cancer specific stem cell which causes gastric cancer. This discovery opens up the possibility of developing new drugs for the treatment of this disease and other types of cancers.

Contact: Kimberley Wang
kimberley.wang@nus.edu.sg
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2014
Change 'authoritarian' football culture to produce future stars, says research
UK Premier League soccer stars are subjecting their club's junior players to regular insults and practical jokes in a humiliating rite of passage, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today.

Contact: Tony Trueman
tony.trueman@britsoc.org.uk
44-796-402-3392
British Sociological Association

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Functional electrical stimulation improves neuronal regeneration after cerebral infarction
Previous studies have shown that proliferation of endogenous neural precursor cells cannot alone compensate for the damage to neurons and axons.

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Oncotarget
Non-uniform genetic mutations identified in lung cancers could lead to targeted treatment
Victorian researchers have extensively studied three of the more common genetic mutations and their distribution across individual lung cancers to see if they matched up to regions of different tumor architecture under the microscope.

Contact: Liz Banks-Anderson
banks@unimelb.edu.au
61-383-444-362
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Frontiers in Psychology
Picture books aren't just fun
Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4451
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Physical activity keeps hippocampus healthy in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease
A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease shows that moderate physical activity may preserve the hippocampus -- the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation that is attacked first in Alzheimer's disease. It is the first evidence that physical activity may protect against cognitive decline and the onset of dementia symptoms in those who carry the genetic marker for Alzheimer's.

Contact: Kelly Blake
kellyb@umd.edu
301-405-9418
University of Maryland

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Psychological Assessment
WSU researchers tackle 'virtually ignored' psychological study of spite
In spite of spite's large and small impacts, and the obvious power it can hold on the human psyche, it has been 'virtually ignored' by social, personality and clinical psychologists, Marcus said in a recent paper, 'The Psychology of Spite and the Measurement of Spitefulness,' in the journal Psychological Assessment. David Marcus and colleagues have attempted to remedy that oversight by measuring spitefulness with a test similar to those used for other personality traits.

Contact: David Marcus
david.marcus@wsu.edu
509-335-7750
Washington State University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks
Lower weight babies and babies who aren't breastfed or not breastfed for long are at greater risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health problems later in life, according to a new study.

Contact: Lindsay Jolivet
lindsay.jolivet@cifar.ca
416-971-4876
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Vitamin D supplements have little effect on risk of falls in older people
A new meta-analysis, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, concludes that there is no evidence to suggest that vitamin D supplements prevent falls, and that ongoing trials to test this theory are unlikely to change this result.

Contact: Mark Bolland
m.bolland@auckland.ac.nz
64-210-254-9843
The Lancet

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Lancet Global Health
The Lancet Global Health: Recurrent violence linked to substantially higher rates of mental disorders in post-conflict communities
In the aftermath of war, communities who continue to experience repeated violence could have a major escalation in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder and severe distress, suggests new research published in the Lancet Global Health journal.

Contact: Derrick Silove
d.silove@unsw.edu.au
61-296-164-311
The Lancet

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Annals of Oncology
Death rates from pancreatic cancer predicted to rise in Europe in 2014
Pancreatic cancer is the only cancer for which deaths are predicted to increase in men and women rather than decrease in 2014 and beyond, according to a comprehensive study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. The study by researchers in Italy and Switzerland shows that the proportion of deaths due to any sort of cancer is expected to fall overall in Europe in 2014.

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
PLOS ONE
Microbes provide insights into evolution of human language
Big brains do not explain why only humans use sophisticated language, according to researchers who have discovered that even a species of pond life communicates by similar methods.
Leverhulme Trust, Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Dionne Hamil
dionne.hamil@durham.ac.uk
01-913-346-078
Durham University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Obesity
Genetics explain why some boys and girls are bigger than others
The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index increases from 43 percent at age four to 82 percent at age 10, reports a new study by researchers at University College London and King's College London. The researchers studied 2,556 pairs of twins from the Twins Early Development Study. Data were collected in England and Wales in 1999 and 2005 when the twins were four and 10 years old respectively.
United Kingdom Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Harry Dayantis
h.dayantis@ucl.ac.uk
44-203-108-3844
University College London

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Nature
Quality control guidelines for genomics studies
How do doctors pinpoint the genetic changes that really cause disease? A policy paper proposes guidelines for researchers studying the effects of rare genetic variants. The recommendations focus on several key areas, such as study design, gene- and variant-level implication, databases and implications for diagnosis.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

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