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Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Walking workstations improve physical and mental health, builds healthier workplace
Walking workstations can improve not only physical, but also mental health during the workday, a new study released this week found. The research was conducted by faculty and student researchers from the Department of Psychology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Contact: Candace Beaty Gwaltney
cmgwaltn@iupui.edu
317-274-0685
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
SciTech2014
Projecting a robot's intentions
A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots' minds.
Boeing

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Perception
Cinema-like environment helps audiences immerse in movies even on small screens & displays
If the surroundings are designed to be sufficiently stimulating, even a simple computer screen is enough to generate an intense cinematic experience.

Contact: Dipl.-Psych. Andreas Baranowski
baranowski@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-39278
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Rolling back school nutrition standards would threaten progress against childhood obesity
Efforts to roll back current nutritional standards for the National School Lunch Program could jeopardize gains made in the fight against childhood obesity, write the authors of an article that will appear in the Nov. 13 New England Journal of Medicine and has been released online.

Contact: Cassandra Aviles
cmaviles@partners.org
617-724-6433
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Cell Reports
A mechanism that allows a differentiated cell to reactivate as a stem cell revealed
The study, performed with fruit flies, describes a gene that determines whether a specialized cell conserves the capacity to become a stem cell again. Unveiling the genetic traits that favor the retention of stem cell properties is crucial for regenerative medicine. Published in Cell Reports, the article is the fruit of collaboration between researchers at IRB Barcelona and CSIC.

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Meiotic cell division 'the other way round'
Meiosis is not like another: Gabriela Cabral and Peter Schlögelhofer at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna dived into the process of meiosis in specific plant species and revealed that these plants display an inversion of the standard meiotic phases. The researchers describe the detailed mechanisms in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Peter Schlögelhofer
peter.schloegelhofer@univie.ac.at
43-142-775-6240
University of Vienna

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Big Data
Free urban data -- what's it good for?
Cities around the world are increasingly making urban data freely available to the public. But is the content or structure of these vast data sets easy to access and of value? A new study of more than 9,000 data sets from 20 cities presents encouraging results on the quality and volume of the available data and describes the challenges and benefits of analyzing and integrating these expanding data sets, as described in an article in Big Data, the highly innovative.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard
Empa toxicologist Harald Krug has lambasted his colleagues in the journal Angewandte Chemie. He evaluated several thousand studies on the risks associated with nanoparticles and discovered no end of shortcomings: poorly prepared experiments and results that don't carry any clout. Instead of merely leveling criticism, however, Empa is also developing new standards for such experiments within an international network.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, CCMX Initiative, Swiss Federal Office for Environment, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, German VCI

Contact: Harald F. Krug
harald.krug@empa.ch
41-587-657-248
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Can plants edge out petroleum as raw material for textiles and plastics?
Your next pair of spandex pants could be made out of corn -- or, more precisely, from dextrose derived from corn. This option is part of a new wave, albeit a small one, of consumer goods that are being produced from plants rather than petroleum-based materials. But a complete transition to a biobased economy won't be easy, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Scientists rank thousands of substances according to potential exposure level
An overwhelming number of chemicals from household and industrial products are in the environment -- and hundreds are in our bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet to determine whether they cause health problems. Now they've taken the first step toward doing that by estimating which substances people are exposed to the most. Their new method is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.
US Environmental Protection Agency

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
Why plants don't get sunburn
Plants rely on sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection from its harmful rays, just like humans do. Recently, scientists discovered a group of molecules in plants that shields them from sun damage. Now, in an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, one team reports on the mechanics of how these natural plant sunscreens work.

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
26th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm
The control of modern infrastructure such as intelligent power grids needs lots of computing capacity. Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust at the University of Luxembourg have developed an algorithm that might revolutionize these processes. With their new software the SnT researchers are able to forego the use of considerable amounts of computing capacity, enabling what they call micro mining.

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Age
To reap the brain benefits of physical activity, just get moving!
Everyone knows that exercise makes you feel more mentally alert at any age. But do you need to follow a specific training program to improve your cognitive function? Science has shown that the important thing is to just get moving. It's that simple.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
ACS Nano
Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents
With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe new spherical micromotors that rapidly neutralize chemical and biological agents and use water as fuel.

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Smoke and haze over China
Smoke and haze hang over a large portion of eastern China in this image captured by the Aqua satellite on Oct. 29, 2014.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Technology
New technology shows promise for delivery of therapeutics to the brain
The researchers from the Virginia Tech -- Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences described in their article in Technology published by the World Scientific Publishing Company that they have created 'a tool for blood-barrier-brain disruption that uses bursts of sub-microsecond bipolar pulses to enhance the transfer of large molecules to the brain.'
Golfers Against Cancer, Wake Forest School of Medicine, National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Georgia Tech releases 2015 Emerging Cyber Threats Report
In its latest Emerging Cyber Threats Report, Georgia Tech warns about loss of privacy; abuse of trust between users and machines; attacks against the mobile ecosystem; rogue insiders; and the increasing involvement of cyberspace in nation-state conflicts.

Contact: Phillip Taylor
ptaylor@cc.gatech.edu
404-894-7253
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Gastroenterology
Support for fecal testing in familial colorectal cancer screening
Fecal immunochemical tests may be as effective as colonoscopies when it comes to detecting colorectal cancer among first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Contact: Rachel Steigerwald
media@gastro.org
301-272-1603
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Aortic valve replacement appears safe, effective in very elderly patients
Aortic valve replacement can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality, according to a study in the November 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Contact: Cassie McNulty
mcnulty@sts.org
312-202-5865
Elsevier

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Global Health Action
Largest ever dataset of individual deaths in Africa & SE Asia reveals changing health
An unprecedented insight into the changing health of people across Africa and Asia -- including the fluctuating burdens of HIV, malaria and childhood mortality -- is revealed today by the publication of the largest ever dataset of individual deaths recorded on-the-ground.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, IDRC, Rockefeller Foundation, Sida/Research Cooperation Unit, WHO/HMN, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Clare Ryan
c.ryan@wellcome.ac.uk
44-020-761-17262
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Environmental Health Perspectives
Prenatal phthalate exposures and anogenital distance in Swedish boys
The first study to examine prenatal exposure to the phthalate DiNP finds it is associated with a shorter anogenital distance (AGD) in Swedish boys at the age of 21 months. These findings raise concern since animal research has linked DiNP exposure to a shorter AGD, and studies on humans have related shorter AGD to male genital birth defects as well as impaired reproductive function in adult males, and the levels of DiNP metabolites in humans are increasing globally.

Contact: Carina Olsson
carina.olsson@kau.se
46-070-601-5464
Swedish Research Council

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Global Public Health
NYU research: Tourism as a driver of illicit drug use, HIV risk in the DR
The study's results suggest three themes: 1, local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, 2, drugs shape local economies and 3, drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.
New York University/Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund

Contact: christopher james
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Biological Psychiatry
Ghrelin stimulates an appetite for drinking alcohol
Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects brain function, but it is also a highly caloric food.

Contact: Rhiannon Bugno
Biol.Psych@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-0880
Elsevier

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Evolution of competitiveness
Virtually all organisms in the living world compete with members of their own species. However, individuals differ strongly in how much they invest into their competitive ability. Some individuals are highly competitive and eager to get access to high-quality resources, while others seem to avoid competition, instead making prudent use of the lower-quality resources that are left over for them. A theoretical study published in 'Nature Communications' sheds some new light on these findings.

Contact: Dr. Sebastian A. Baldauf
sbaldauf@evolution.uni-bonn.de
49-022-873-5749
University of Bonn

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
Gentle caffeine boost for premature babies
Empa researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient. In future those who fear injections will be able to sleep soundly, as will premature babies too, since the new dosing technique will spare them additional stress.
Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Luciano F. Boesel
luciano.boesel@empa.ch
41-587-657-393
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

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