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Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New viral mutation made middle-aged adults more susceptible to last year's flu
A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has identified a possible explanation for why middle-aged adults were hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer evidence that a new mutation in H1N1 viruses potentially led to more disease in these individuals.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Laura Feragen
laura@jacobsonstrategic.com
267-262-4309
The Wistar Institute

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Cell
Reading a biological clock in the dark
Proper coordination between our gut bacteria and our biological clocks may be crucial for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Sleep duration affects risk for ulcerative colitis
If you are not getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Contact: Rachel Steigerwald
media@gastro.org
301-272-1603
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Current Biology
The ocean's living carbon pumps
When algal blooms get viral infections, global carbon cycles are affected. Weizmann Institute scientists have identified this process in an ocean bloom.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Researchers take big-data approach to estimate range of electric vehicles
Researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The new technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and automatically pulls in data on a host of variables to predict energy use for the vehicle.

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

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
Analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs may have an impact on depression
Ordinary over the counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs purchased from pharmacies may also be effective in the treatment of people suffering of depression. This is shown by the largest ever meta-analysis that has just been published by a research group from Aarhus University in the American scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry. The meta-analysis is based on 14 international studies with a total 6,262 patients who either suffered from depression or had individual symptoms of depression.
Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, iPSYCH

Contact: Ole Köhler
karlkoeh@rm.dk
45-23-42-06-61
Aarhus University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Journal of Proteome Research
New analysis methodology may revolutionize breast cancer therapy
Stroma cells are derived from connective tissue and may critically influence tumor growth. This knowledge is not new. However, bioanalyst Christopher Gerner and an interdisciplinary team from the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have developed a novel methodology for investigation. Using modern mass spectrometry, tumor-promoting activities from breast fibroblasts were directly determined from needle biopsy samples. Recently this experimental break-through is published in the renowned Journal of Proteome Research.

Contact: Christopher Gerner
christopher.gerner@univie.ac.at
43-142-775-2302
University of Vienna

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
PLOS ONE
Diet for your DNA: Novel nutrition plan sparks debate around data protection
Personalized nutrition based on an individual's genotype -- nutrigenomics -- could have a major impact on reducing lifestyle-linked diseases such as obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes but strict regulations need to be put in place to protect people's personal data.

Contact: Louella Houldcroft
louella.houldcroft@ncl.ac.uk
44-191-208-5108
Newcastle University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Anales de Psicología
A rich vocabulary can protect against cognitive impairment
Some people suffer incipient dementia as they get older. To make up for this loss, the brain's cognitive reserve is put to the test. Researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela have studied what factors can help to improve this ability and they conclude that having a higher level of vocabulary is one such factor.

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

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Science
Queen's in international 'attosecond' science breakthrough
Scientists from Queen's University Belfast have been involved in a groundbreaking discovery in the area of experimental physics that has implications for understanding how radiotherapy kills cancer cells, among other things.

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

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation
A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect.

Contact: Jenny Gimpel
jenny.gimpel@kcl.ac.uk
44-207-848-4334
King's College London

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Interface
Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something we can experience throughout life -- and a new study has shown how even the lightest fingertip touch can help people to maintain their balance.

Contact: Luke Harrison
l.harrison.1@bham.ac.uk
University of Birmingham

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium
World record in data transmission with smart circuits
Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an attention-grabbing record. Tomorrow the results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
eLife
Scientists take step towards drug to treat norovirus stomach bug
An experimental drug currently being trialled for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that the drug, favipiravir, is effective at reducing -- and in some cases eliminating -- norovirus infection in mice.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Craig Brierley
craig.brierley@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-6205
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Vaccine
Flu vaccine may hold key to preventing heart disease
Flu vaccines are known to have a protective effect against heart disease, reducing the risk of a heart attack. For the first time, this research, published in Vaccine, reveals the molecular mechanism that underpins this phenomenon. The scientists behind the study say it could be harnessed to prevent heart disease directly.

Contact: Sacha Boucherie
s.boucherie@elsevier.com
31-204-853-564
Elsevier

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Astrophysical Journal
POLARBEAR detects B-modes in the cosmic microwave background
The POLARBEAR experiment has made the most sensitive and precise measurements yet of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background and found telling twists called B-modes in the patterns, signs that this cosmic backlight has been warped by intervening structures in the universe.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Susan Brown
sdbrown@ucsd.edu
858-246-0161
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Conservation Biology
A legal trade in horn would improve rhino protection and help sustainable development
The extinction in the wild of the southern white rhino population could be prevented by letting local communities take responsibility of the animals and giving them permission to harvest horns in a controlled manner through a legal trade. Rhino horn is made of the same material as human hair and fingernails and grows back in two to three years.

Contact: Enrico Di Minin
enrico.di.minin@helsinki.fi
358-503-185-717
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
American Naturalist
Bite to the death: Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids
An Australian native stingless bee species declares war on its neighbours by launching swarms of bees that lock hive-defenders in a death grip with their jaws so that both combatants die.

Contact: Niki Widdowson
n.widdowson@qut.edu.au
61-731-382-999
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
What Americans fear most -- new poll from Chapman University
The Chapman Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants from across the nation and all walks of life. Underscoring Chapman's growth and emergence in the sciences, the research team leading this effort pared the information down into four basic categories: personal fears, crime, natural disasters and fear factors.

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells
Researchers have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. This is the first time researchers have been able to visually observe these electrical signaling proteins turn on without genetic modification.
Milton L. Shifman Endowed Scholarship for the Neurobiology Course at Woods Hole, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Carole F. Gan
carole.gan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9047
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
JAMA
Hospital acquisitions leading to increased patient costs
The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring when it comes to lowering the cost of patient care, according to a new study. An analysis has found that patient costs are significantly higher in hospital-owned physician groups compared with physician-owned groups.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
CHEST 2014
Chest
Alternate approach to traditional CPR saves lives
A new study shows that survival and neurological outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest can be improved by adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Contact: Kristi Bruno
kbruno@chestnet.org
773-750-9962
American College of Chest Physicians

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
CHEST 2014
Chest
Two Michigan high school students develop screening tools to detect lung and heart disease
Two Michigan high school students, sisters Ilina and Medha Krishen, have developed screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease. The sisters will present their findings at CHEST 2014 in Austin, Texas next week.

Contact: Kristi Bruno
kbruno@chestnet.org
773-750-9962
American College of Chest Physicians

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
UEG Week 2014
Expert highlights research innovation and is optimistic about the future of IBS treatment
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome may at last be able to hope for a brighter future as innovative new treatments emerge and researchers clarify the role of current therapies.

Contact: Samantha Forster
samantha@spinkhealth.com
44-144-481-1099
United European Gastroenterology

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Clinical Psychological Science
Even depressed people believe that life gets better
Adults typically believe that life gets better -- today is better than yesterday was and tomorrow will be even better than today. A new study shows that even depressed individuals believe in a brighter future, but this optimistic belief may not lead to better outcomes. The findings are published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

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