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Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
British Journal of Cancer
Scientists pinpoint bladder cancer patients who could benefit from 'tumor-softening' treatment
Scientists in Manchester have identified a protein that could help doctors decide which bladder cancer patients would benefit from a treatment that makes radiotherapy more effective.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Flora Malein
flora.malein@cancer.org.uk
44-203-469-8300
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Neurology
Penn researchers: Naltrexone may diminish impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease patients
Up to 20 percent of Parkinson's disease patients may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. A team from Penn and the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center conducted a pilot study and found that the drug naltrexone may be an effective treatment for diminishing ICD symptoms in PD patients.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Contact: Lee-Ann Donegan
leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5660
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
American Journal of Psychiatry
Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years
Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows.
NIH/National Institute on Mental Health, CHADS Coalition, Sidney Baer Foundation

Contact: Diane Duke Williams
williamsdia@wustl.edu
314-286-0111
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Accounting, Organizations and Society
Money talks when it comes to acceptability of 'sin' companies, study reveals
Companies who make their money in the 'sin' industries such as the tobacco, alcohol and gaming industries typically receive less attention from institutional investors and financial analysts. But new research shows social norms and attitudes towards these types of businesses are subject to compromise when their share price looks to be on the rise.
Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship

Contact: Ken McGuffin
mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca
416-946-3818
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
The Neuroscientist
Neuro researchers advocate for a shift in thinking for stroke rehabilitation
A new study out today in The Neuroscientist discusses a systematic shift in perspective and suggests that chronically stimulating premotor areas of the brain would strongly promote stroke motor recovery, for example by restoring balance between the stroke and the intact hemispheres while establishing greater widespread connectivity.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Biological Conservation
Saving seeds the right way can save the world's plants
Exotic pests, shrinking ranges and a changing climate threaten some of the world's most rare and ecologically important plants, and so conservationists establish seed collections to save the seeds in banks or botanical gardens in hopes of preserving some genetic diversity.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Income is a major driver of avoidable hospitalizations across New Jersey
The household income of its residents is the most important factor in whether a community has high or low rates of avoidable hospital visits -- conditions that could be better managed in a doctor's office or other health care settings if treated at an early stage, according to a report released by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.
Nicholson Foundation

Contact: E.J. Miranda
emiranda@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-7084
Rutgers University

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
F1000Research
F1000Research brings static research figures to life
F1000Research today published new research from Bjorn Brembs, professor of neurogenetics at the Institute of Zoology, Universitaet Regensburg, in Germany, with a proof-of-concept figure allowing readers and reviewers to run the underlying code within the online article. This represents an important leap forward for scientific publishing, by demonstrating a completely novel framework for assessing the quality of a scholarly output.

Contact: Eleanor Howell
press@f1000.com
44-020-763-19129
Faculty of 1000

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Fighting over proposed changes to food labels
To help Americans make better decisions about what they eat, the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year proposed significant changes to the Nutrition Facts label found on nearly every food product in the US. An article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, explains the suggested updates -- and the fight that has ensued.

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

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Nano Letters
Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics
Long before humans figured out how to create colors, nature had already perfected the process -- think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example. Now scientists are tapping into those secrets to develop a more environmentally friendly way to make colored plastics. Their paper on using structure -- or the shapes and architectures of materials -- rather than dyes, to produce color appears in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

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

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Langmuir
Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants
Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them. In the ACS journal Langmuir, scientists are reporting new understanding about the dynamics of 3-D bioprinting that takes them a step closer to realizing their goal of making working tissues and organs on-demand.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry
Toward a home test for detecting potentially dangerous levels of caffeine
The shocking news of an Ohio teen who died of a caffeine overdose in May highlighted the potential dangers of the normally well-tolerated and mass-consumed substance. To help prevent serious health problems that can arise from consuming too much caffeine, scientists are reporting progress toward a rapid, at-home test to detect even low levels of the stimulant in most beverages and even breast milk. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
New research shows lack of motivation affects cognitive performance in schizophrenia
New research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows a significant relationship between motivational deficit and poor cognitive performance in people with schizophrenia.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

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

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Brain response to appetizing food cues varies among obese people
People who have the most common genetic mutation linked to obesity respond differently to pictures of appetizing foods than overweight or obese people who do not have the genetic mutation, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, NIHR/Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
jgingery@endocrine.org
202-971-3655
The Endocrine Society

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Dyscalculia: Burdened by blunders with numbers
Between 3 and 6 percent of schoolchildren suffer from an arithmetic-related learning disability. Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich now show that these children are also more likely to exhibit deficits in reading and spelling than had been previously suspected.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
presse@lmu.de
49-892-180-3423
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Science Translational Medicine
New malaria vaccine candidates identified
New vaccine targets that could help in the battle against malaria have been discovered thanks to a new technique. Researchers tested a large library of proteins from the Plasmodium falciparum parasite with antibodies produced by the immune systems of a group of infected children to see which proteins would react. Using this large-scale approach, scientists found vaccine targets that have not been recognized before and identified combinations of antigens that could provide protection against malaria when used as a vaccine.
Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council

Contact: Mary Clarke
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
01-223-492-368
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Older adults are at risk of financial abuse
Nearly one in every 20 elderly American adults is being financially exploited -- often by their own family members. This burgeoning public health crisis especially affects poor and black people. It merits the scrutiny of clinicians, policy makers, researchers, and any citizen who cares about the dignity and well-being of older Americans, says Dr. Janey Peterson, leader of the largest American studies ever on elder abuse, published by Springer in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
New York State William B. Hoyt Memorial Children and Family Trust Fund

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Current Biology
Chinese mosquitos on the Baltic Sea
Strange finds indeed have been reported by researchers from China, Europe and the USA in the journal Current Biology: 50 million years ago, there were insects living in East Asia that very much resembled those in Northern Europe. This is what amber, which was found in East China showed, in whose analysis the University of Bonn is currently participating. The fossil resin clumps give evidence of arthropods from more than 80 different families.

Contact: Dr. Bo Wang
savantwang@gmail.com
86-139-519-82860
University of Bonn

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Hope for more accurate diagnosis of memory problems
More accurate tests could be created to diagnose diseases such as Alzheimer's or memory problems stemming from head injuries, leading to earlier intervention, according to new findings from the University of East Anglia.

Contact: Laura Potts
laura.potts@uea.ac.uk
44-160-359-3007
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes, farms
An innovative 'trigeneration' system fueled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad. Developed by a consortium led by Newcastle University and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through the RCUK Energy Programme, the small-scale combined cooling, heat and power system has been designed to provide dependable electricity without the need for a mains connection.

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
44-179-344-4404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Age and Ageing
High frequency of potential entrapment gaps in hospital beds
A survey of beds within a large teaching hospital in Ireland has shown than many of them did not comply with dimensional standards put in place to minimize the risk of entrapment. The report, published online in the journal Age and Ageing, therefore emphasizes the need for careful selection of patients for whom bedrails are to be used, as well as the need for monitoring and maintenance of hospital bed systems.

Contact: Kirsty Doole
kirsty.doole@oup.com
44-186-535-5439
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Dimly lit working environments: Correcting your body clock is possible!
Researchers at Inserm, led by Claude Gronfier, have, for the first time, conducted a study under real conditions on the body clocks of members of the international polar research station Concordia. The researchers have shown that a particular kind of artificial light is capable of ensuring that their biological rhythms are correctly synchronized despite the absence of sunlight.

Contact: Claude Gronfier
claude.gronfier@inserm.fr
33-047-291-3489
INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale)

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Sleep Medicine
Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety
A study of high-school students by University of Adelaide psychology researchers has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens.

Contact: Pasquale Alvaro
pasquale.alvaro@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-133-399
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Sugar mimics guide stem cells toward neural fate
Many growth factors that influence the fate of embryonic stem cells must bind to sugars attached to specific receptors on the surface of the cell to work. Because the sugars are difficult to manipulate, biochemists created synthetic stand ins that helped to identify substructures recognized by a growth factor involved in neural development.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, US Department of Energy

Contact: Susan Brown
sdbrown@ucsd.edu
858-246-0161
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Scientific Reports
Big data confirms climate extremes are here to stay
In a new paper, Northeastern researchers show how they've used advanced computational data science tools to demonstrate that despite global warming, we may still experience severe cold snaps due to increasing variability in temperature extremes.

Contact: Emily Bhatti
e.bhatti@neu.edu
617-373-3287
Northeastern University

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