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Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Microbes in Central Park soil: If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere
Soil microbes that thrive in the deserts, rainforests, prairies and forests of the world can also be found living beneath New York City's Central Park, according to a surprising new study led by Colorado State University and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Contact: Noah Fierer
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
European Journal of Human Genetics
Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people
A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes
Long-acting insulin is safer and more effective than intermediate-acting insulin for patients with Type 1 diabetes, according to new research published in the BMJ.

Contact: Geoff Koehler
416-864-6060 x6537
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Is Australia prepared for Ebola?
Australia needs to be proactive about potential disease outbreaks like Ebola and establish a national center for disease control. In an Editorial in the October issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Allen Cheng from Monash University and Heath Kelly from the Australian National University question Australia's preparation for public health crises.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
American Sociological Review
Non-citizens face harsher sentencing than citizens in US criminal courts
Non-Americans in the US federal court system are more likely to be sentenced to prison and for longer terms compared to US citizens, according to a new study.

Contact: Daniel Fowler
American Sociological Association

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Cancer Research
Immunotherapy could stop resistance to radiotherapy
Treating cancers with immunotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time could stop them from becoming resistant to treatment.
Cancer Research UK, MedImmune

Contact: Simon Shears
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Wild ducks take flight in open cluster
The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile has taken this beautiful image, dappled with blue stars, of one of the most star-rich open clusters currently known -- Messier 11, also known as NGC 6705 or the Wild Duck Cluster.

Contact: Richard Hook

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Ecology Letters
Semen secrets: How a previous sexual partner can influence another male's offspring
Scientists have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance, showing for the first time that offspring can resemble a mother's previous sexual partner -- in flies at least. Researchers at UNSW Australia manipulated the size of male flies and studied their offspring. They found that the size of the young was determined by the size of the first male the mother mated with, rather than the second male that sired the offspring.

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
First comprehensive meshfree numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue achieved
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have completed the first comprehensive numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue using a method that uses the pixels in an image as data points for the computer simulation -- a method known as mesh-free simulation. The researchers, led by J.S. Chen, a professor of structural engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, presented their findings on the development of this method at the CompIMAGE'14 conference in Pittsburgh this month.

Contact: Ioana Patringenaru
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
NASA's HS3 looks Hurricane Edouard in the eye
NASA and NOAA scientists participating in NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel mission used their expert skills, combined with a bit of serendipity on Sept. 17, 2014, to guide the remotely piloted Global Hawk over the eye of Hurricane Edouard and release a sonde that rotated within the eye as it descended and fell into the eyewall of the storm at low levels.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
NASA's Swift mission observes mega flares from a mini star
On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series of explosions was as much as 10,000 times more powerful than the largest solar flare ever recorded.

Contact: Francis Reddy
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Annals of Neurology
Researchers show EEG's potential to reveal depolarizations following TBI
The potential for doctors to measure damaging 'brain tsunamis' in injured patients without opening the skull has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to pioneering research at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute.
Mayfield Education and Research Foundation, US Army's Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program

Contact: Cindy Starr
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
'Virtual breast' could improve cancer detection
Scientists have developed a 'virtual breast' to help train clinicians in the use of ultrasound elastography. The advanced imaging technique holds promise for improving cancer detection, but only if the results are interpreted properly.
National Cancer Institute

Contact: Jennifer Donovan
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Ultrafast remote switching of light emission
Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology can now for the first time remotely control a miniature light source at timescales of 200 trillionth of a second. They published the results on Sept. 2014 in the online journal Nature Nanotechnology. Physicists from the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group at Eindhoven, under the leadership of prof. Andrea Fiore, have developed a way of remotely controlling the nanoscale light sources at an extremely short timescale. These light sources are needed to be able to transmit quantum information.
NanoNextNL, STW, FOM

Contact: Andrea Fiore
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: Measuring Antarctic ice loss, Indian Ocean program, Oregon landslides
This week from AGU: Measuring Antarctic ice loss, Indian Ocean Program, and Oregon landslides.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania
Researchers at Brown University and the University of Georgia have developed and tested an approach for diagnosing autism in Tanzania, where such clinical assessment and intervention services are rare. The assessment battery combines several existing but culturally adapted techniques into a protocol that the researchers tested with 41 children at two Tanzanian sites.
Brown University, National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Rating the planet's oceans
Researchers from UCSB's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis helped produce the first Ocean Health Index that includes all the Earth's oceans.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The cultural side of science communication
Do we think of nature as something that we enjoy when we visit a national park and something we need to 'preserve?' Or do we think of ourselves as a part of nature? A bird's nest is a part of nature, but what about a house? The answers to these questions reflect different cultural orientations. They are also reflected in our actions, our speech and in cultural artifacts, according to a new Northwestern University study.

Contact: Hilary Hurd Anyaso
Northwestern University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Comprehensive study of allergic deaths in US finds medications are main culprit
Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the US, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine . The study, published online today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also found that the risk of fatal drug-induced allergic reactions was particularly high among older people and African-Americans and that such deaths increased significantly in the US in recent years.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Newman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Nano Letters
Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells
Briseno's research group is one of very few in the world to design and grow organic single-crystal p-n junctions. He says, 'This work is a major advancement in the field of organic solar cells because we have developed what the field considers the 'Holy Grail' architecture for harvesting light and converting it to electricity.' The breakthrough in morphology control should have widespread use in solar cells, batteries and vertical transistors, he adds.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Nature Immunology
UCI study uncovers important process for immune system development
Research by UC Irvine immunologists reveals new information about how our immune system functions, shedding light on a vital process that determines how the body's ability to fight infection develops.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

Contact: Tom Vasich
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Medical Care
Medicaid and Uninsured patients obtain new patient appointments most easily at FQHCs
Federally Qualified Health Centers granted new patient appointments to Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients at higher rates than other primary care practices, in addition to charging less for visits, according to results of a new 10-state University of Pennsylvania study published this month in Medical Care.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Anna Duerr
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
New guidelines for treatment of hypothyroidism endorse current therapy
Levothyroxine is considered the gold standard therapy for an underactive thyroid gland, and a new review of therapies for the condition -- including combining levothyroxine with another agent -- has not altered that assessment, say a team of investigators.Their analysis, published as a set of guidelines in the journal Thyroid (available free online), finds insufficient consistent data exist to recommend a change in use of levothyroxine -- whether generic, or sold under various trade names, such as Synthroid -- as the only drug needed to treat hypothyroidism.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen Teber
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Social Indicators Research
Depression increasing across the country
A study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge shows Americans are more depressed now than they have been in decades. Analyzing data from 6.9 million adolescents and adults from all over the country, Twenge found that Americans now report more psychosomatic symptoms of depression, such as trouble sleeping and trouble concentrating, than their counterparts in the 1980s.

Contact: Beth Chee
San Diego State University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
US military making progress reducing stigma tied to seeking help for mental illness
The US Department of Defense has made progress in reducing the stigma associated with seeking help for mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but more improvement is still needed.

Contact: Lisa Sodders
RAND Corporation

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