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Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Three-minute assessment successfully identifies delirium in hospitalized elders
Investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have developed a three-minute diagnostic assessment for delirium and shown it is extremely accurate in identifying the condition in older hospital patients.
NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Environmental Science and Technology
New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment
Duke scientists have developed geochemical tracers to identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment. The tracers have been field-tested at two sites and can distinguish fracking fluids from wastewater versus conventional wells or other sources. They give scientists new forensic tools to detect if fracking fluids are escaping into water supplies and what risks, if any, they might pose.
National Science Foundation, Park Foundation

Contact: Tim Lucas
tdlucas@duke.edu
919-613-8084
Duke University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014
Heart rate may predict survival and brain function in comatose cardiac arrest survivors
Patients with sinus bradycardia during therapeutic hypothermia had a 50 to 60 percent lower mortality rate at 180 days than those with no sinus bradycardia. Study also found that sinus bradycardia was directly associated with a better neurological status 180 days after the arrest.

Contact: Jacqueline Partarrieu
press@escardio.org
33-492-947-756
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Scientists unravel the mystery of a rare sweating disorder
An international research team discovered that mutation of a single gene blocks sweat production, a dangerous condition due to an increased risk of hyperthermia, also known as heatstroke. The gene, ITPR2, controls a basic cellular process in sweat glands, promoting the release of calcium necessary for normal sweat production, and its loss results in impaired sweat secretion.

Contact: Jens Wilkinson
jens.wilkinson@riken.jp
81-048-462-1225
RIKEN

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting 2014
American Journal of Gastroenterology
HCV treatment breakthroughs highlighted at ACG 2014
Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from this common cause of potentially fatal viral liver disease; as well as a number of abstracts that advance understanding of the safety and effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile, are among the highlights of the American College of Gastroenterology's 79th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held this week in Philadelphia.

Contact: Jacqueline Gaulin
jgaulin@gi.org
301-263-9000
American College of Gastroenterology

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
For inmates, pricey hepatitis C drug could make financial sense
New, significantly improved hepatitis C drugs have revolutionized how the disease is treated, but they are also expensive. One such drug, sofosbuvir, costs more than $7,000 a week for 12 weeks of treatment.

Contact: Michelle Brandt
mbrandt@stanford.edu
650-723-0272
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 21, 2014
This edition includes, 'Three-minute in-office test accurately diagnoses delirium,' 'Physicians often unaware when patients' catheters are left in place,' 'Knowing individual risk does not increase cancer screening rates,' and 'Many common symptoms unrelated to disease,' published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Contact: Megan Hanks
mhanks@acponline.org
215-351-2656
American College of Physicians

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
American Society of Human Genetics 2014 Annual Meeting
Study finds heart attacks do not have as strong of a genetic link as previously suspected
Heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed, according to a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Contact: Jess C. Gomez
jess.gomez@imail.org
801-507-7455
Intermountain Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Molecular Psychiatry
Sport in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age
Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills. This is the finding of Magdeburg neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular training on a treadmill tended to improve cerebral blood flow and visual memory. However, trial participants who were older than 70 years of age tended to show no benefit of exercise.

Contact: Dr. Marcus Neitzert
marcus.neitzert@dzne.de
49-228-433-02271
DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Science China: Technological Sciences
Chinese power: Challenges and R&D opportunities of smart distribution grids
Smart grid has been a key development strategy of energy in China. Scientists at Tianjin University in eastern China conducted a nationwide investigation of the current state of power distribution grids and outlined research and development opportunities to modernize power grids.
National Social Science Foundation of China

Contact: Yu Yixin
yixinyu@tju.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
AAO 2014
Research reveals likelihood, onset of MS diagnosis among patients with inflammatory eye disease
The results of the largest retrospective study of multiple sclerosis in uveitis patients has revealed that nearly 60 percent of patients with both diseases were diagnosed with each within a five-year span.

Contact: Media Relations
media@aao.org
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
27th European Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology
Aspirin shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment
A new study shows that some anti-inflammatory medicines, such as aspirin, estrogen, and Fluimucil, can improve the efficacy of existing schizophrenia treatments. This work is being presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference in Berlin.
Stanley Medical Research Foundation, Dutch Medical Research Foundation

Contact: Press Officer
press@ecnp.eu
39-349-238-8191
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
27th European Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology
New research shows fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response
Up to half of patients who suffer from depression do not respond to treatment with SSRIs. Now a group of Dutch researchers have carried out a study which shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond to antidepressants. This work is being presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology congress in Berlin
Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, H.G. Ruhé, Dutch Brain

Contact: Press Officer
press@ecnp.eu
39-349-238-8191
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
27th European Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology
Panic attacks associated with fear of bright daylight
Fear of bright daylight is associated with panic disorder, according to new presented at the ECNP congress in Berlin.
Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

Contact: Press Officer
press@ecnp.eu
39-349-238-8191
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Nature Medicine
Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia, lymphoma in their blood cells
At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Caroline Arbanas
arbanasc@wustl.edu
314-286-0109
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Nature Medicine
New insight that 'mega' cells control the growth of blood-producing cells
While megakaryocytes are best known for producing platelets that heal wounds, these 'mega' cells found in bone marrow also play a critical role in regulating stem cells according to new research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. In fact, hematopoietic stem cells differentiate to generate megakaryocytes in bone marrow. The Stowers study is the first to show that hematopoietic stem cells (the parent cells) can be directly controlled by their own progeny (megakaryocytes).
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
27th European Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology
I have anxiety, why is my doctor prescribing an antipsychotic?
What's in a name? Doctors have found that the name of the drug you are prescribed significantly influences how the patient sees the treatment. Now in a significant shift, the world's major psychiatry organizations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders.

Contact: Press Office
press@ecnp.eu
39-349-238-8191
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Nature
Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants
Scientists at The University of Manchester hope a major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research and has been published in Nature. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants.
European Research Council

Contact: Morwenna Grills
Morwenna.Grills@manchester.ac.uk
44-016-127-52111
University of Manchester

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
AAO 2014
Tear duct implant effective at reducing pain and inflammation in cataract surgery patients
The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Contact: Media Relations
media@aao.org
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires
UMass Amherst physicists working with Derek Lovley and colleagues report in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology that they've used a new imaging technique, electrostatic force microscopy, to resolve the biological debate with evidence from physics, showing that electric charges do indeed propagate along microbial nanowires just as they do in carbon nanotubes, a highly conductive man-made material.
Office of Naval Research, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Nature Chemistry
Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream
For the last 20 years, scientists have tried to design large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depth and complex features -- a design quest just fulfilled by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. The team built 32 DNA crystals with precisely-defined depth and an assortment of sophisticated three-dimensional features, an advance reported in Nature Chemistry.
Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
katherine.mcalpine@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Group B streptococcus incidence rises significantly among newborns
Group B streptococcus, a major cause of serious infectious diseases including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia, has increased by about 60 percent among infants younger than three months in the Netherlands over the past 25 years despite the widespread use of prevention strategies, new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases has found.
NIH/National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, European Union's seventh framework programme, Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, Academic Medical Center, European Research Council

Contact: Caroline Brogan
c.brogan@lancet.com
The Lancet

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Nature Medicine
Lab-developed intestinal organoids form mature human tissue in mice
Researchers have successfully transplanted 'organoids' of functioning human intestinal tissue grown from pluripotent stem cells in a lab dish into mice -- creating an unprecedented model for studying diseases of the intestine. Reporting their results Oct. 19 online in Nature Medicine, scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center said that, through additional translational research the findings could eventually lead to bioengineering personalized human intestinal tissue to treat gastrointestinal diseases.

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
BMC Medicine
Viagra protects the heart beyond the bedroom
Viagra could be used as a safe treatment for heart disease, finds new research published today in the open-access journal BMC Medicine. The study reveals that long-term daily treatment of Viagra can provide protection for the heart at different stages of heart disease, with few side effects.

Contact: Ruth Francis
ruth.francis@biomedcentral.com
44-203-192-2737
BioMed Central

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Acta Neuropathologica Communications
Head injury causes the immune system to attack the brain
Scientists have uncovered a surprising way to reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries -- stopping the body's immune system from killing brain cells. The study, published in the open-access journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications, showed that in experiments on mice, an immune-based treatment reduced the size of brain lesions. The authors suggest that if the findings apply to humans, this could help prevent brain damage from accidents, and protect players of contact sports like American football, rugby and boxing.

Contact: Alanna Orpen
alanna.orpen@biomedcentral.com
BioMed Central

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