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Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
Variation in expression of thousands of genes kept under tight constraint in mice, humans
An international team has identified 6,600 genes whose level of expression varies within a comparatively restricted range in humans and mice. The 6,600 genes represent about one-third of the total set of genes typically active in cells across tissues in both species, irrespective of cell type. The study provides new information that will continue to assist in making the mouse an excellent model organism in which to study human diseases and biology.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Spanish Plan Nacional, European Research Council, LaCaixa, European Union

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Living kidney donors more likely to be diagnosed with high BP or preeclampsia once pregnant
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found living kidney donors were more likely to be diagnosed with gestational hypertension (high blood pressure) or preeclampsia than non-donors.

Contact: Carrie Bebermeyer
bebermcl@slu.edu
314-977-8015
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Oryx
Camera trap images help wildlife managers ID problem tigers in India
Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm's way for the benefit of both tigers and people.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Geology
Queen's researchers prove for the first time that ash clouds can cross Atlantic Ocean
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led the discovery of a volcanic ash cloud that traveled from Alaska to Northern Ireland and beyond -- overturning previously held assumptions about how far ash deposits can drift, with major implications for the airline industry.

Contact: Una Bradley
u.bradley@qub.ac.uk
44-289-097-5320
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Infant Mental Health Journal
Fathers' engagement with baby depends on mother
Fathers' involvement with their newborns depends on mothers' preparation for parenthood, even for fathers who show the most parenting skills, a new study suggests.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan
Schoppe-Sullivan.1@osu.edu
614-688-3437
Ohio State University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Cancer
Study finds wide variation in quality, content of clinical cancer guidelines
What's the best way to treat rectal cancer? Consult any of five top clinical guidelines for rectal cancer and you will get a different answer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Archives of Women's Mental Health
Mindfulness techniques can help protect pregnant women against depression
Pregnant women with histories of major depression are about 40 percent less likely to relapse into depression if they practice mindfulness techniques -- such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga -- along with cognitive therapy, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Contact: Sona Dimidjian
Sona.Dimidjian@colorado.edu
303-492-3485
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Residential treatment may be first-line option for opioid-dependent young adults
A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Services found that a month-long, 12-step-based residential program with strong linkage to community-based follow-up care, enabled almost 30 percent of opioid-dependent young adults to remain abstinent a year later. Another recent study found that 83 percent of young adults entering an office-based opioid treatment program had dropped out a year later.
NIH/National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Contact: Noah Brown
nbrown9@partners.org
617-643-3907
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Alzheimer's disease: Molecular signals cause brain cells to switch into a hectic state
Alzheimer's disease damages the nervous system in many different ways. This is because the disease affects not only neurons but also other brain cells, such as the astrocytes. These support the normal function of neurons and are involved in the regulation of cerebral blood flow. Through experimental studies scientists of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the Bonn and Berlin sites have now gained new insights into how Alzheimer's interferes with the metabolism of astrocytes.

Contact: Dr. Marcus Neitzert
marcus.neitzert@dzne.de
49-228-433-02271
DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology
A gut reaction
Queen's University biologist Virginia Walker and Queen's SARC Awarded Postdoctoral Fellow Pranab Das have shown nanosilver, which is often added to water purification units, can upset your gut.

Contact: Anne Craig
anne.craig@queensu.ca
613-533-2877
Queen's University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
'Aquatic osteoporosis' jellifying lakes
North American lakes are suffering from declining calcium levels, says new research from Queen's University.

Contact: Rosie Hales
rosie.hales@queensu.ca
613-533-6000 x77513
Queen's University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
New view of mouse genome finds many similarities, striking differences with human genome
Looking across the genomes of humans and mice, scientists have found that, in general, the systems that are used to control gene activity in both species have many similarities, along with crucial differences. The results may offer insights into gene regulation and other systems important to mammalian biology, and provide new information to determine when the mouse is an appropriate model to study human biology and disease. They may also help explain its limitations.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steven Benowitz
steven.benowitz@gmail.com
301-451-8325
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Experts suggest single dose IV medication as first-choice treatment for Paget's disease
The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of Paget's disease of the bone, a condition where one or more bones in the body become oversized and weak.

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Optics Express
Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow
When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the prize committee declared LED lamps would light the 21st century. Now researchers from the Netherlands have found a novel way to ensure the lights of the future not only are energy efficient but also emit a cozy warmth.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
The Optical Society

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
South Asian boys are more likely to be overweight compared to peers, new study finds
South Asian boys are three times as likely to be overweight compared to their peers, according to a new Women's College Hospital study. The report, which was recently published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, was one of the first to look at ethnic group differences in overweight children living in Canada.
Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Rebecca Cheung
rebecca.cheung@wchospital.ca
416-323-6400 x3210
Women's College Hospital

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Power behind 'master' gene for cancer discovered
It's hard to believe, but there are similarities between bean sprouts and human cancer. The same mechanisms that result in bigger bean sprouts also cause cancer metastasis and tumor development.
National Institutes of Health, Fidelity Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Contact: Ron Gilmore
rgilmore1@mdanderson.org
713-745-1898
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Geology
Prehistoric landslide discovery rivals largest known on surface of Earth
A catastrophic landslide that rivals in size the largest known gravity slide on the surface of the Earth has been mapped in southwestern Utah by a Kent State geologist and colleagues. The Markagunt gravity slide, the size of three Ohio counties, covered at least 1,300 square miles and its full scope is still being mapped. It could prove to be larger than the Heart Mountain slide, the largest known on the Earth's surface.

Contact: Lucinda Weiss
lweiss4@kent.edu
860-377-4750
Kent State University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Optics Express
'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across continuous range of angles
Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways -- some simple and some involving new technologies -- to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester, not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but it uses inexpensive, readily available materials in a novel configuration.
US Army Research Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: David Barnstone
david.barnstone@rochester.edu
585-276-4061
University of Rochester

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Could hydrogen vehicles take over as the 'green' car of choice?
Now that car makers have demonstrated through hybrid vehicle success that consumers want less-polluting tailpipes, they are shifting even greener. In 2015, Toyota will roll out the first hydrogen fuel-cell car for personal use that emits only water. An article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, explains how hydrogen could supplant hybrid and electric car technology -- and someday, even spur the demise of the gasoline engine.

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Paper electronics could make health care more accessible
Flexible electronic sensors based on paper -- an inexpensive material -- have the potential to some day cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. Scientists have now developed a fast, low-cost way of making these sensors by directly printing conductive ink on paper. They published their advance in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Workshop
An alternative to 'Turing Test'
A Georgia Tech professor is offering an alternative to the celebrated 'Turing Test' to determine whether a machine or computer program exhibits human-level intelligence.

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014
Common blood pressure medication does not increase risk of breast cancer, new study finds
Women who take a common type of medication to control their blood pressure are not at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to the drug, according to new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah.

Contact: Jess C. Gomez
jess.gomez@imail.org
801-718-8495
Intermountain Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014
High-quality hospitals deliver lowest-cost care for congenital heart surgery patients
US children's hospitals delivering the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery, also appear to provide care most efficiently at a low cost, according to research led by the University of Michigan and presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Mary Masson
mfmasson@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
New report explores NYC students' pathways into and through college
A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools gives a first look at patterns of college enrollment, persistence, and completion for New York City high school students.

Contact: Rachel Harrison
rachel.harrison@nyu.edu
212-998-6797
New York University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry
Can eating blueberries really help you see better in the dark?
Blueberries are super stars among health food advocates, who tout the fruit for not only promoting heart health, better memory and digestion, but also for improving night vision. Scientists have taken a closer look at this latter claim and have found reason to doubt that the popular berry helps most healthy people see better in the dark. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.

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

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