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Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Stem Cells and Development
New method for reducing tumorigenicity in induced pluripotent stem-cell based therapies
The potential for clinical use of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology for transplant-based therapeutic strategies has previously been hindered by the risk of dysregulated cell growth, specifically the development of tumors.

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Environmental and Experimental Botany
An increase in temperature by 2050 may be advantageous to the growth of forage plants
A 2°C increase in temperature around the world by 2050, according to one of the scenarios predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, may be advantageous to the physiology and the biochemical and biophysical processes involved in the growth of forage plants such as Stylosanthes capitata Vogel, a legume utilized for livestock grazing in tropical countries such as Brazil.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
samuel@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Urban heat boosts some pest populations 200-fold, killing red maples
New research shows that urban 'heat islands' are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young produced by the gloomy scale insect -- a significant tree pest -- by 300 percent, which in turn leads to 200 times more adult gloomy scales on urban trees.
Department of the Interior's Southeast Climate Science Center, US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Astrophysical Journal
A new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence: targeting alien polluters
Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By studying exoplanet atmospheres, we can look for gases like oxygen and methane that only coexist if replenished by life. But those gases come from simple life forms like microbes. What about advanced civilizations? Would they leave any detectable signs? They might, if they spew industrial pollution into the atmosphere.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Christine Pulliam
cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu
617-495-7463
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Detecting concussion-related brain disease in its earliest stages
Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head during their careers have unusual protein clumps in their brains. Those clumps suggest the athletes had a disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Now, scientists are working on tests that might be able to detect CTE in its earliest stages, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Researchers unlock the protein puzzle
By using brightly hued dyes, George Mason University researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer, arthritis, heart disease and even lung disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michele McDonald
mmcdon15@gmu.edu
703-993-8781
George Mason University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Rosemary and oregano contain diabetes-fighting compounds
The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report. In their new study published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they found that how the herbs are grown makes a difference, and they also identified which compounds contribute the most to this promising trait.

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Nano-sized chip 'sniffs out' explosives far better than trained dogs
A groundbreaking nanotechnology-inspired sensor devised by Tel Aviv University's Professor Fernando Patolsky picks up the scent of explosives molecules better than a detection dog's nose. The device is mobile, inexpensive, and highly accurate, detecting explosives in the air at concentrations as low as a few molecules per 1,000 trillion.
Tracense

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Environmental Science and Technology
The geography of the global electronic waste ('e-waste') burden
As local and national governments struggle to deal with ever-growing piles of electronic waste, scientists are now refining the picture of just how much there is and where it really ends up. Published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, their study found that nearly a quarter of e-waste that developed countries discard floods into just seven developing countries -- with major potential health risks for the people who live there.

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Linking television and the Internet
In the 'LinkedTV' project, researchers are seamlessly connecting TV offerings with the Internet. Audiences will benefit from an informative and personalized viewing experience.

Contact: Heike Horstmann
heike.horstmann@iais.fraunhofer.de
0049-224-114-2985
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Toward an oral therapy for treating Alzheimer's disease: Using a cancer drug
Currently, no cure exists for Alzheimer's disease, the devastating neurological disease affecting more than 5 million Americans. However, scientists are now reporting new progress on a set of compounds, initially developed for cancer treatment, that shows promise as a potential oral therapy for Alzheimer's. Their study appears in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
National Institutes of Health, Marian S. Ware Alzheimer's program, Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Obesity linked to low endurance, increased fatigue in the workplace
US workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.

Contact: Nicole Racadag
nracadag@aiha.org
703-846-0700
American Industrial Hygiene Association

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature Genetics
Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women
A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research, led by Vanderbilt University investigators, was published in Nature Genetics.
National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Contact: Dagny Stuart
dagny.stuart@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Research in Nursing and Health
Physical work environment in hospitals affects nurses' job satisfaction
A New York University College of Nursing study finds architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of their work environments can enhance early-career nurses' job satisfaction.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature Chemical Biology
Protein evolution follows a modular principle
Similarities between proteins reveal that their great diversity has arisen from smaller building blocks.

Contact: Nadja Winter
presse-eb@tuebingen.mpg.de
49-707-160-1444
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Gastroenterology
Statin use decreases the risk of Barrett's esophagus
Statins, a class of drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, significantly reduce a patient's risk of developing Barrett's esophagus, 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: 23-Jul-2014
Trends in Parasitology
Intestinal parasites are 'old friends,' researchers argue
Intestinal parasites such as tapeworms, hookworms and a protist called Blastocystis can be beneficial to human health, according to a new paper that argues we should rethink our views of organisms that live off the human body. To prove the point, paper co-author Julius Lukeš even ingested three developmental stages of a large species of tapeworm called Diphyllobothrium latum.
Czech Grant Agency

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature Methods
Unbreak my heart
Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden report how they managed to capture detailed three-dimensional images of cardiac dynamics in zebrafish.

Contact: Florian Frisch M.A.
frisch@mpg.de
49-352-210-2840
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Ecology and Evolution
UNH NHAES researchers work to save endangered New England cottontail
Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station are working to restore New Hampshire and Maine's only native rabbit after new research based on genetic monitoring has found that in the last decade, cottontail populations in northern New England have become more isolated and seen a 50 percent contraction of their range.
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, State Wildlife Grant, Department of Transportation, Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund,

Contact: Lori Wright
lori.wright@unh.edu
603-862-1452
University of New Hampshire

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Arthritis Care & Research
Psoriatic arthritis patients need better screening, warns panel of experts
Leading experts have joined together for the first time to call for better screening of psoriatic arthritis to help millions of people worldwide suffering from the condition.
Celgene Corporation

Contact: Ben Jones
B.P.Jones@leeds.ac.uk
44-011-334-38059
University of Leeds

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nano Research
A crystal wedding in the nanocosmos
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. With this new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units can be accommodated on a single chip in the future. The research results will be published in the journal Nano Research.

Contact: Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Global Change Biology
Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production
Geographers at the University of Southampton have found a link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production.
University of Southampton

Contact: Peter Franklin
p.franklin@soton.ac.uk
44-238-059-5457
University of Southampton

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Bats use the evening sky's polarization pattern for orientation
Max Planck scientists have discovered new sensory capabilities in a mammal.

Contact: Stefan Greif
greif@orn.mpg.de
49-815-793-2376
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature
New regions of genetic material are involved in the development of colon cancer
Most research on human cancer genes have been focused on regions of the coding genome, but just before each gene, there is a regulatory region which controls the expression and activity of the adjacent gene. Until now, very little was known of the role exerted such DNA fragment in tumor development. An article published today in Nature in collaboration with the group of Manel Esteller shows that these regions are also altered in cancer.

Contact: Arantxa Mena
amena@idibell.cat
0034-932-607-282
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Academy B
Ancient genetic material from caries bacterium obtained for the first time
A UAB research concludes that the Streptococcus mutans, one of the principal bacteria causing dental caries, has increased the changes in its genetic material over time, possibly coinciding with dietary changes linked to the expansion of humanity.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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