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Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
BioResearch Open Access
New treatments for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease -- you may have a pig to thank
Genetically engineered pigs, minipigs, and microminipigs are valuable tools for biomedical research, as their lifespan, anatomy, physiology, genetic make-up, and disease mechanisms are more similar to humans than the rodent models typically used in drug discovery research. A Comprehensive Review article entitled 'Current Progress of Genetically Engineered Pig Models for Biomedical Research,' describing advances in techniques to create and use pig models and their impact on the development of novel drugs and cell and gene therapies, is published in BioResearch Open Access.

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Human Communication Research
Experience with family verbal conflict as a child can help in stressful situations as an adult
A recent study published in the journal Human Communication Research by researchers at Rollins College and The Pennsylvania State University found that individuals who were exposed to intense verbal aggression as children are able to handle intense conflict later in life.

Contact: John Paul Gutierrez
jpgutierrez@icahdq.org
International Communication Association

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Sorting through recycling bins to learn about alcohol use
When researchers wanted to verify alcohol-use survey results at a senior housing center, they came up with a novel way to measure residents' drinking: Count the empty bottles in recycling bins.

Contact: John Clapp
Clapp.5@osu.edu
614-688-1068
Ohio State University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications more likely to abuse those drugs illegally
Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications may be up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs illegally than teens who have never received a prescription, often by obtaining additional pills from friends or family members, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Contact: APA Public Affairs
public.affairs@apa.org
202-336-5700
American Psychological Association

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Breaking with tradition: The 'personal touch' is key to cultural preservation
'Memes' transfer cultural information like rituals in much the way that genes inherit biological properties. Now a Tel Aviv University study provides insight into the building blocks of cultural replication and the different ways they're used to preserve traditional rituals and practices.

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Cooling with the coldest matter in the world
Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute zero. This technique may enable novel studies of quantum physics and precision measurement devices, as the researchers report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Nature Climate Change
Global warming cynics unmoved by extreme weather
What will it take to convince skeptics of global warming that the phenomenon is real? Surely, many scientists believe, enough droughts, floods and heat waves will begin to change minds. But a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar throws cold water on that theory.

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later
The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of Michigan researchers.

Contact: Laura Bailey
baileylm@umich.edu
734-647-1848
University of Michigan

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Threats of terrorism perceived differently depending on identification within a group
People who see their group as more homogenous -- for instance, the more one thinks Americans are similar to each other -- are less likely to be influenced by external terrorist threat alerts, according to research from NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists do glass a solid -- with new theory on how it transitions from a liquid
How does glass transition from a liquid to its familiar solid state? How does this common material transport heat and sound? And what microscopic changes occur when a glass gains rigidity as it cools? A team of researchers at NYU's Center for Soft Matter Research offers a theoretical explanation for these processes.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Too much turkey: What happens when you overeat? (video)
The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table. As Thanksgiving approaches, Reactions takes a look down at our stomachs to find out what happens when you overeat. Put on your 'eating pants' and enjoy the video here:http://youtu.be/7VJ4cRWCpDw.

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics
Educating on sickle cell risk
Members of the public in sub-Saharan Africa who are carriers of the hereditary disease sickle cell disease must be educated aggressively through public health campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of parenting offspring with the disease if their partner is also a carrier, according to research published in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
End to end 5G for super, superfast mobile
A collaboration between NEC Electronics and several academic centers in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband, 5G. They provide details in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Mimics do not substitute for the 'real thing' for bomb-sniffing dogs
When it comes to teaching dogs how to sniff out explosives, there's nothing like the real thing to make sure they're trained right. That's the message from William Kranz, Nicholas Strange and John Goodpaster of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in the US, after finding that dogs that are trained with so-called 'pseudo-explosives' could not reliably sniff out real explosives -- and vice versa. Their findings are published online in Springer's journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
Technical Support Working Group of the Department of Defense

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Bad news for kids
Do parents defend their offspring whenever necessary, and do self-sacrificing parents really exist? To answer this question, researchers of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna examined defense behaviors of parent blue tits. They investigated whether birds would risk everything to protect their young from predators. Their conclusion: parents weigh the risks. It is not only the risk to the nestlings, but also their own risk that plays a role when defending their nests.

Contact: Susanna Kautschitsch
susanna.kautschitsch@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-1153
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Selenium compounds boost immune system to fight against cancer
Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukaemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now demonstrated that selenium -- naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli -- slows down the immune over-response. In the long term, this may improve cancer treatment. The findings have been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Contact: Søren Skov
sosk@sund.ku.dk
45-28-75-76-79
University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Important element in the fight against sleeping sickness found
Researchers from Aarhus have now uncovered how parasites that cause the deadly sleeping sickness in Africa absorb an important nutrient from the human blood stream. The result may help the development of more effective drugs to fight the disease.

Contact: Christian Brix Folsted Andersen
cbfa@biomed.au.dk
45-87-15-43-56
Aarhus University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Cell Research
Discovery by NUS researchers contributes towards future treatment of multiple sclerosis
A multi-disciplinary research team from the National University of Singapore has made a breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cells that may help in the development of a future treatment for multiple sclerosis.

Contact: Kimberley Wang
kimberley.wang@nus.edu.sg
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
ESMO Symposium on Immuno-Oncology 2014 -Geneva, 21-22 November
Annals of Oncology
High-dose interleukin-2 effective in mRCC pre-treated with VEGF-targeted therapies
High-dose interleukin-2 can be effective in selected metastatic renal cell cancer patients pre-treated with VEGF-targeted agents, reveals research presented at the ESMO Symposium on Immuno-Oncology in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Journal of Cell Biology
Has a possible new lead been found in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases?
Good communication between brain cells is vital for optimal health. Mutations in the TBC1D24 gene inhibit this process, thereby causing neurodegeneration and epilepsy. Fruit flies with a defect in Skywalker, the fruit fly variant of TBC1D24, are being used as a model for neurodegeneration. Researchers from VIB and KU Leuven have succeeded in completely suppressing neurodegeneration in such fruit flies, by partially inhibiting the breakdown of 'defective' proteins in brain cells.

Contact: Sooike Stoops
info@vib.be
32-924-46611
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
New method to determine antibiotic resistance fast
Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method of rapidly identifying which bacteria are causing an infection and determining whether they are resistant or sensitive to antibiotics. The findings are now being published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

Contact: Dan Andersson
Dan.Andersson@imbim.uu.se
46-070-167-9077
Uppsala University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Toxin targets discovered
Research that provides a new understanding of how bacterial toxins target human cells is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs and treatment strategies.

Contact: Skye Small
skye.small@griffith.edu.au
047-849-4898
Griffith University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Materials Research Society Conference
An inside job: UC-designed nanoparticles infiltrate, kill cancer cells from within
UC nanoparticle designs target and treat early stage cancer cells by killing those cells with heat, delivered from inside the cell itself. Normal cells are thus left unaffected by the treatment regimen.
National Science Foundation

Contact: M.B. Reilly
reillymb@ucmail.uc.edu
513-556-1824
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
JAX research team identifies new mechanism for misfolded proteins in heart disease
A Jackson Laboratory research team has found that the misfolded proteins implicated in several cardiac diseases could be the result not of a mutated gene, but of mistranslations during the 'editing' process of protein synthesis.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, aTyr Pharma Inc., National Foundation for Cancer Research, American Health Assistance Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
JAMA Neurology
Football players found to have brain damage from mild 'unreported' concussions
According to Dr. Alon Friedman, from the Ben-Gurion University Brain Imaging Research Center and discoverer of the new diagnostic, 'until now, there wasn't a diagnostic capability to identify mild brain injury early after the trauma. In the NFL, other professional sports and especially school sports, concern has grown about the long-term neuropsychiatric consequences of repeated mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and specifically sports-related concussive and sub-concussive head impacts.'

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-353-2505
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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