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Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
New DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic
A new DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic.

Contact: Eske Willerslev
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014
Paleontology: Oldest representative of a weird arthropod group
Biologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a new genus of predatory arthropods. These animals lived in shallow marine habitats and were far less eye-catching than related forms found in Jurassic strata.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Molecular Cell
Research shows how premalignant cells can sense oncogenesis and halt growth
What happens inside cells when they detect the activation of a cancer-inducing gene? Sometimes, cells are able to signal internally to stop the cell cycle. Such cells are able to enter, at least for a time, a protective non-growth state. CSHL experiments now show how cells can respond to an activated RAS gene by entering a quiescent state called senescence.
National Institutes of Health, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center Support Grant, Fonds de Recherche de l'Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal; Heart and Stroke Foundation-Québec

Contact: Peter Tarr
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Canadians rank highly when it comes to public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement
A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada's science culture and science culture support system in 25 years. The expert panel who conducted the assessment found Canadians excel in public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement; however they also determined there is room for improvement in some areas, including skills development.

Contact: Cathleen Meechan
613-567-5000 x228
Council of Canadian Academies

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Psychology & Health
How does it feel to be old in different societies?
People aged 70 and over who identify themselves as 'old' feel worse about their own health in societies where they perceive they have lower value than younger age groups.

Contact: Martin Herrema
University of Kent

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, and the University of Vienna have developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique with strikingly counter-intuitive features. For the first time, an image has been obtained without ever detecting the light that was used to illuminate the imaged object, while the light revealing the image never touches the imaged object.

Contact: Gabriela Barreto Lemos
University of Vienna

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Biological Psychiatry
Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain
Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language don't function normally.

Contact: Rhiannon Bugno

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Clinical Oncology
Research demonstrates potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy
Researchers at the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust -- both part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre -- have looked at ways to personalize and increase the dose to the tumor while minimizing the effect on healthy tissue.

Contact: Alison Barbuti
University of Manchester

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Arthritis patients failing to take expensive medication, according to new research
Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multicenter study led by researchers in Manchester.
Arthritis Research UK

Contact: Ali Barbuti
University of Manchester

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Lab on a Chip
Nanoscale assembly line
ETH researchers have realized a long-held dream: inspired by an industrial assembly line, they have developed a nanoscale production line for the assembly of biological molecules.

Contact: Viola Vogel
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Research and Politics
Saddam Hussein -- a sincere dictator?
Are political speeches manipulative and strategic? They could be -- when politicians say one thing in public, and privately believe something else, political scientists say.

Contact: Katie Baker
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Science Translational Medicine
From nose to knee: Engineered cartilage regenerates joints
Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can thus repair articular cartilage defects. The nasal cartilage cells' ability to self-renew and adapt is associated with the expression of so-called HOX genes. The scientific journal Science Translational Medicine has published the results.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
University of Basel

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Warm thanks: Gratitude can win you new friends
Parents have long told their children to mind their Ps and Qs, and remember to say thank you. Now the evidence is in on why it matters. A UNSW Australia-led study has shown for the first time that thanking a new acquaintance for their help makes them more likely to seek an ongoing social relationship with you. Saying thank you provides a valuable signal that you are someone with whom a high-quality relationship could be formed.

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Current Biology
Zombie bacteria are nothing to be afraid of
Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have obtained the first experimental evidence that there are at least two fail-safe points in the bacterial cell cycle. If the fail-safes are activated, the cell is forced to exit the cell cycle forever. It then enters a zombie-like state and is unable to reproduce even under the most favorable of conditions.Drugs that trigger the fail-safes are already under development.

Contact: Diana Lutz
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
The Lancet: China-themed issue
China's rapid emergence as a global power has coincided with a series of unprecedented challenges to Chinese people's health. The fifth China-themed issue of The Lancet provides a picture of the complex health issues facing China, and looks at how better health outcomes for Chinese people can be achieved into the future.

Contact: Jeffrey Koplan
The Lancet

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
New model predicts patients with type 1 diabetes who will go on to develop major complications
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) presents a new model for predicting which patients with type 1 diabetes will go on to develop major complications, through easily and routinely measured risk factors.

Contact: Sabita Soedamah-Muthu

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
BMC Public Health
Socioeconomic status and gender are associated with differences in cholesterol levels
A long-term lifestyle study reports differences between the sexes when it comes to fat profiles associated with socioeconomic status. Research in the open-access journal BMC Public Health breaks down factors associated with social class and finds surprising inequalities between men and women.

Contact: Shane Canning
BioMed Central

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Complications of tube insertion in ears not worse for kids with cleft lip/palate
Children with cleft lip and/or palate have no worse complications from ventilation tube insertion in their ears to treat otitis media with effusion or acute otitis media, two conditions which can result in hearing loss.

Contact: Ian Smillie, M.R.C.S. Ed
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Home is where the microbes are
A study published today in Science reports provides a detailed analysis of the microbes that live in houses and apartments. The study was conducted by researchers from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Brian Grabowski
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
High dietary salt may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms
High dietary salt intake may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms and boost the risk of further neurological deterioration, indicates a small observational study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Raul Carrea Institute for Neurological Research

Contact: Caroline White
BMJ-British Medical Journal

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
BMJ Open
Plain cigarette packs don't hurt small retailers or boost trade in illicit tobacco
Plain packs for tobacco products don't hurt small retailers, flood the market with very cheap cigarettes, or boost the trade in illicit tobacco, finds research on the early experience of the policy in Australia, and published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Quit Victoria, VicHealth, Department of Health for the Victorian Smoking and Health annual survey

Contact: Caroline White
BMJ-British Medical Journal

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Less than $200 million would conserve precious Atlantic Forest in Brazil, say researchers
Brazil could conserve its valuable Atlantic Forest by investing just 0.01 percent of its annual GDP, according to a new study.

Contact: Gail Wilson
Imperial College London

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now made a breakthrough by showing that many genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system were particularly important for rabbit domestication. The study is published today in Science and gives answers to many genetic questions.

Contact: Leif Andersson
Uppsala University

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Electric current to brain boosts memory
Stimulating a region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory. The discovery opens a new field of possibilities for treating memory impairments caused by conditions such as stroke, early-stage Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest and the memory problems that occur in healthy aging.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades
A worldwide network of radio telescopes measured the distance to the famous star cluster the Pleiades to an accuracy within 1 percent. The result resolved a controversy raised by a satellite's measurement that now is shown to be wrong. The incorrect measurement had challenged standard models of star formation and evolution.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dave Finley
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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