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Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
NASA maps Typhoon Matmo's Taiwan deluge
When Typhoon Matmo crossed over the island nation of Taiwan it left tremendous amounts of rainfall in its wake. NASA used data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite to calculate just how much rain fell over the nation.
NASA

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

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Vanderbilt study examines bacteria's ability to fight obesity
A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.
New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Craig Boerner
craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence conference
Collecting just the right data
When you can't collect all the data you need, a new algorithm tells you which to target.

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

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Cancer
ACR statement on cancer study regarding patient anxiety from CT lung cancer screening
Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural. However, as evidenced by Gareen et al., published July 25 in Cancer, the incidence and effects of anxiety associated with false positive or other results of computed tomography lung cancer screening exams are far less than claimed by some in the medical community.

Contact: Shawn Farley
PR@acr.org
703-648-8936
American College of Radiology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Nature Scientific Reports
NSU researcher part of team studying ways to better predict intensity of hurricanes
While predicting the path of hurricanes has gotten better, little has been done to improve predicting a storm's intensity. That is, until now.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Consortium for Advanced Research on the Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment

Contact: Joe Donzelli
jdonzelli@nova.edu
954-262-2159
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Annals of Surgery
Test increases odds of correct surgery for thyroid cancer patients
The routine use of a molecular testing panel increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for thyroid cancer patients by 30 percent, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, partner with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CancerCenter, reports in the Annals of Surgery. The test is available at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Multidisciplinary Thyroid Center and other diagnostic testing agencies.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Contact: Allison Hydzik
hydzikam@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Emergency Medicine Journal
Heart attack patients could be treated more quickly after Manchester research
Clinical judgement, combined with an electrocardiogram and blood test on arrival, is effective in reducing unnecessary hospital admissions for chest pain, a new study shows.
British National Institute for Health Research, Clinical Research Network

Contact: Alison Barbuti
alison.barbuti@manchester.ac.uk
44-016-127-58383
University of Manchester

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Astrobiology
Bacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernate
Spanish researchers have detected an unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt. When Escherichia coli cells are introduced into a droplet of salt water and is left to dry, bacteria manipulate the sodium chloride crystallisation to create biomineralogical biosaline three dimensional morphologically complex formations, where they hibernate. Afterwards, simply by rehydrating the material, bacteria are revived. The discovery was made by chance with a home microscope, but it made the cover of the 'Astrobiology' journal and may help to find signs of life on other planets.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Physical Review Letters
Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster
A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'.

Contact: Gediminas Galinis
gg97@leicester.ac.uk
University of Leicester

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Physicists create tool to foresee language destruction impact and thus prevent it
Researchers defined parameters that estimate the speed of regression of a native language when replaced by one of its neighbouring languages. The study focused on the case of Welsh. The results of the research were included in an article published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Contact: Neus Isern
Neus.isern@uab.cat
34-935-813-301
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Plasma and Fusion Research
Magnets for fusion energy: A revolutionary manufacturing method developed
The National Institute for Fusion Science, of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in the world, by using the new idea of assembling the state-of-the-art yttrium-based high-temperature superconducting tapes to fabricate a large-scale magnet conductor.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Management Expenses Grants

Contact: Nagato Yanagi
yanagi@LHD.nifs.ac.jp
National Institutes of Natural Sciences

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Researchers uncover the secret lymphatic identity of the Schlemm's canal
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, two research groups reveal that Schlemm's canal -- a specialized structure in the eye responsible for fluid drainage-shares features of lymphatic vessels, which maintain interstitial fluid homeostasis.

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Annals of Oncology
Is Europe putting cancer research at risk?
The European Society for Medical Oncology has expressed concern that the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could make cancer research impossible and add a significant burden to both doctors and cancer patients.

Contact: ESMO Press Office
media@esmo.org
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Cancer Research
Total darkness at night is key to success of breast cancer therapy -- Tulane study
Exposure to light at night, which shuts off nighttime production of the hormone melatonin, renders breast cancer completely resistant to tamoxifen, a widely used breast cancer drug, says a new study by Tulane University School of Medicine cancer researchers.
National Institutes of Health, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Edmond and Lily Safra Endowed Chair for Breast Cancer Research at Tulane Cancer Center

Contact: Arthur Nead
anead@tulane.edu
504-247-1443
Tulane University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
2014 Patient and Family Conference
Brain tumor causes and risk factors elude scientists
Today, nearly 700,000 people in the US are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes or risk factors, scientists are still searching for answers.

Contact: Kate Butler
kbutler@abta.org
773-577-8792
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Cancer Research
Exposure to dim light at night may make breast cancers resistant to tamoxifen
For rats bearing human breast tumors, exposure to dim light at night made the tumors resistant to the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The negative effects of dim light exposure on tamoxifen treatment were overcome by giving rats a melatonin supplement during the night.
National Institutes of Health, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Contact: Jeremy Moore
jeremy.moore@aacr.org
215-446-7109
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Cancer
Informed consent: False positives not a worry in lung cancer study
A new study of participants in the National Lung Screening Trial finds that a false positive screen result -- a screening test in which initial findings of concern for cancer are later found not to be worrisome -- did not cause participants undue anxiety or reduced quality of life. Researchers hypothesize that clear and accurate consent forms prepared patients for these false positive diagnoses.
National Cancer Institute

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Why do men prefer nice women?: Responsiveness and desire
Does responsiveness increase sexual desire in the other person? Do men perceive responsive women as more attractive, and does the same hold true for women's perceptions of men? A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin seeks to answer those questions.
Israel Science Foundation, Binational Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Santisi
press@spsp.org
202-524-6543
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Study shows epigenetic changes can drive cancer
Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have now created a mouse model providing the first in vivo evidence that epigenetic alterations alone can cause cancer. Their report appears today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Sidney Kimmel Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, March of Dimes, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Dipali Pathak
pathak@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Neurologic recovery from corticospinal tract injury due to subfalcine herniation
After development of diffusion tensor tractography, which is derived from diffusion tensor imaging, three-dimensional reconstruction and estimation for three motor tracts, such as the corticospinal tract, the rubrospinal tract, and the corticoreticular pathway became possible. The corticospinal tract is known to be a major neural tract for motor function in the human brain.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Assessment on self-care ability of children with spina bifda
Spina bifda is a complex congenital central nervous system disease that is caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tubes during the embryonic phase. Many patients have varying degrees of spasticity, urinary and fecal incontinence and neurocognitive retardation. Such problems decrease the patients' functional independence and their quality of life.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
NRG1 isoforms could be an effective therapeutic candidate to promote peripheral nerve regeneration
Neuregulin 1 is a pleiotropic factor characterized by the existence of numerous isoforms arising from alternative splicing of exons that confer to the protein deeply different characteristics. NRG1 plays an important role for both the myelination occurring during development and the different phases occurring after injury in the peripheral nerve: axon degeneration, axon regrowth, remyelination and target reinnervation.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
5th International Conference on Plant Cell Wall Biology
New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley
New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew.

Contact: Alan Little
alan.little@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-137-260
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Journal of Neuropsychology
Experiences at every stage of life contribute to cognitive abilities in old age
Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics as race and ethnicity, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center and the University of Victoria, Canada, has found.
NIH/National Institure on Aging, Canadian Institutes of Health

Contact: Phyllis Brown
phyllis.bronw@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9023
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
eLife
It takes two to court
Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, have identified the functions of two classes of pheromone receptors, and found pheromones crucial to triggering the mating process in mice.
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders o

Contact: Kim Bland
ksb@stowers.org
816-926-4015
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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