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Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
ESMO Symposium on Immuno-Oncology 2014 -Geneva, 21-22 November
Annals of Oncology
Possibilities for personalized vaccines revealed at ESMO symposium
The possibilities for personalized vaccines in all types of cancer are revealed today at the ESMO Symposium on Immuno-Oncology 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Type 2 diabetes: Added benefit of canagliflozin plus metformin is not proven
As in the first dossier assessment of canagliflozin, the drug manufacturer provided no suitable data for the fixed combination with metformin either.

Contact: Dr. Anna-Sabine Ernst
presse@iqwig.de
49-022-135-6850
Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
A coating that protects against heat and oxidation
Researchers have developed a coating technique that they plan to use to protect turbine engine and waste incinerator components against heat and oxidation. A topcoat from micro-scaled hollow aluminum oxide spheres provides heat insulation, in the lab, already proved more economical than conventional techniques.

Contact: Dr. Vladislav Kolarik
vladislav.kolarik@ict.fraunhofer.de
49-721-464-0147
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Mental disorders due to permanent stress
Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to the brain. This may result in mental disorders. The effects of permanent stress on the immune system are studied by the research group headed by Dr. Georg Juckel at the LWL university clinic at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). The RUB's science magazine 'RUBIN' reports on their research.

Contact: Dr. Georg Juckel
georg.juckel@wkp-lwl.org
49-234-507-71100
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Journal of Financial Intermediation
When shareholders exacerbate their own banks' crisis
Banks are increasingly issuing 'CoCo' bonds to boost the levels of equity they hold. In a crisis situation, bondholders are forced to convert these bonds into a bank's equity. To date, such bonds have been regarded only as a means of averting a crisis. A study by German economists now shows that if such bonds are badly constructed, they worsen a crisis instead of stabilizing the banking system.

Contact: Vera Siegler
vera.siegler@tum.de
49-892-892-2731
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Researchers tease out glitches in immune system's self-recognition
In order to distinguish self from other, the immune system processes proteins from inside and outside the body in different ways. A new study revises understanding of how the process works and sheds light on autoimmune disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Novel regulatory mechanism for cell division found
A protein kinase or enzyme known as PKM2 has proven to control cell division, potentially providing a molecular basis for tumor diagnosis and treatment.

Contact: Ron Gilmore
rlgilmore1@mdanderson.org
713-745-1898
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
Study: Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not increase saturated fat in blood
Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study. However, increasing levels of carbohydrates in the diet during the study promoted a steady increase in the blood of a fatty acid linked to an elevated risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Dairy Research Institute, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Egg Nutrition Center

Contact: Jeff Volek
Volek.1@osu.edu
614-688-1701
Ohio State University

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Digoxin associated with higher risk of death and hospitalization
Digoxin, a drug commonly used to treat heart conditions, was associated with a 71 percent higher risk of death and a 63 percent higher risk of hospitalization among adults with diagnosed atrial fibrillation and no evidence of heart failure, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

Contact: Cyrus Hedayati
chedayati@golin.com
415-318-4377
Kaiser Permanente

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Nail stem cells prove more versatile than press ons
There are plenty of body parts that don't grow back when you lose them. Nails are an exception, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reveals some of the reasons why.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Cristy Lytal
lytal@med.usc.edu
323-442-2172
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Neuron
TSRI researchers find how mutant gene can cause deafness
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have discovered how one gene is essential to hearing, uncovering a cause of deafness and suggesting new avenues for therapies.
National Institutes of Health, Dorris Neuroscience Center, Skaggs Insitute for Chemical Biology, Bundy Foundation

Contact: Madeline McCurry Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Local Economy
Employees of small, locally owned businesses have more company loyalty, Baylor study finds
Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers -- and for rural workers, size and company ownership figure into their commitment even more than job satisfaction does, according to Baylor researchers.
USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture, USDA National Research Initiative

Contact: Terry Goodrich
terry_goodrich@baylor.edu
254-710-3321
Baylor University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Science
Discovery sheds light on nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event
A new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents.
DOE/Office of Science, DOE/Small Business Innovation Research Program

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Cost of meeting basic needs rising faster than wages in Washington state
A new report finds that the cost of meeting basic needs has far outstripped wages for many people in Washington state, especially families.
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

Contact: Deborah Bach
bach2@edu.com
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Angewandte Chemie
UC Irvine-Italian researchers create first inhibitor for enzyme linked to cancers
Recent studies showing acid ceramidase (AC) to be upregulated in melanoma, lung and prostate cancers have made the enzyme a desired target for novel synthetic inhibitor compounds. This week in Angewandte Chemie, a top journal in chemistry, UC Irvine and Italian Institute of Technology scientists describe the very first class of AC inhibitors that may aid in the efficacy of chemotherapies.
Carlsberg Foundation

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Restoration Ecology
New study: Aggressive conifer removal benefits Sierra aspen
Most of the aspen stands that dotted the Sierra Nevada less than a century ago are gone or are in poor health. A study just published by Point Blue Conservation Science shows the benefits of using aggressive mechanical treatment to restore Sierra aspen.

Contact: Melissa Pitkin
mpitkin@pointblue.org
831-423-8202
Point Blue Conservation Science

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Time-lapse photos and synched weather data unlock Antarctic secrets
Brown University researchers are using time-lapse photography, linked to weather data, to study climate and geological change in the Antarctic Dry Valleys.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
New survey of employers about the health insurance market
A new nationally representative survey of employers -- the largest purchasers of health care in the country -- shows that most are unfamiliar with objective metrics of health plan quality information. The survey, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, also found that employers are looking to the Affordable Care Act as they make significant decisions on the benefits they offer, with the costs of health plans as a key consideration.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Eric Young
young-eric@norc.org
703-217-6814
NORC at the University of Chicago

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
A global report card: Are children better off than they were 25 years ago?
UCLA's World Policy Analysis Center has published a comprehensive analysis of children's rights in 190 countries around the world.

Contact: Carla Denly
cdenly@support.ucla.edu
310-825-6738
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Nature Geoscience
Deep-earth carbon offers clues on origin of life on Earth
Scientist reveal details about carbon deep beneath the Earth's surface and suggest ways it might have influenced the history of life on the planet.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Jill Rosen
jrosen@jhu.edu
443-997-9906
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
PLOS Computational Biology
Mass. General-developed system reveals how our brains and bodies change as we fall asleep
Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have developed a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, something has not been possible with existing techniques. In their report in the October issue of the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology, the research team describes how combining key physiologic measurements with a behavioral task that does not interfere with sleep onset gives a better picture of the gradual process of falling asleep.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Terri Ogan
togan@partners.org
617-726-0954
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Journal of American College of Cardiology
Study: Obesity fuels silent heart damage
Using an ultrasensitive blood test to detect the presence of a protein that heralds heart muscle injury, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
epeshev1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9433
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Moffitt researchers use evolutionary principles to model cancer mutations
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are taking a unique approach to understanding and investigating cancer by utilizing evolutionary principles and computational modeling to examine the role of specific genetic mutations in the Darwinian struggle among tumor and normal cells during cancer growth.
Physical Sciences in Oncology Centers, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kim Polacek
kim.polacek@moffitt.org
813-745-7408
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Sleep Medicine
Longer work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMIs for preschoolers
A study finds a link between moms' employment and overweight/obesity in preschoolers.

Contact: Sharita Forrest
slforres@illinois.edu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials
A potential path to identify imperfections and improve the quality of nanomaterials for use in next-generation solar cells has emerged from a collaboration of University of Oregon and industry researchers.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

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