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Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Journal of Cell Biology
Unraveling cell division
CRG researchers shed new light on mitosis. The study published in the Journal of Cell Biology describes how Topo 2, an enzyme that disentangles DNA molecules and is essential for proper cell division.
European Comission, European Research Council

Contact: Laia Cendros
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Cell Host & Microbe
Good networkers make prime targets
Proteins form either small or large networks to perform their functions. How these protein networks are subverted by pathogens, has been investigated on a plant model by a research team headed by Technische Universität München. Distinct pathogens like fungi and bacteria were found to use the same tactic, launching targeted attacks on highly networked proteins that have multiple functions. The researchers' findings are published in the current issue of Cell Host & Microbe.

Contact: Barbara Wankerl
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Biological Psychiatry
Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals
Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking. A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort by patients to use nicotine to self-medicate symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with the disease.

Contact: Rhiannon Bugno

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Dissertations and Features
Getting the jump on competitors: QUT study
Umpires and judges are the unwitting focus of some of Australia's best fast bowlers, track and field athletes and gymnasts to improve their performance in competition, thanks to a new training technique discovered by a Queensland University of Technology researcher.

Contact: Sandra Hutchinson
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting
Prostate cancer patients surveyed 5 years after vessel-sparing RT report preserved sexual function
A comparison of five-year sexual function outcomes, as reported by patients treated with external beam radiotherapy versus combination external beam radiotherapy plus brachytherapy, indicates that the utilization of vessel-sparing radiation therapy makes cure possible without compromising long-term sexual function, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting.

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting
Prostate cancer patients who receive hypofractionated RT report consistent QoL
Prostate cancer patients who received hypofractionated radiation therapy reported that their quality of life, as well as bladder and bowel function were at similar levels before and after radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Keystone XL would likely raise oil sands production and greenhouse gas emissions
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would likely raise oil sands production and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a survey of experts and researchers -- including both supporters and opponents of the pipeline. The survey was conducted by the non-profit Near Zero.
Near Zero

Contact: Karen Fries
Near Zero

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Nature Genetics
New gene research helps pinpoint prostate cancer risk
A consortia of research hubs around the world encompassing 150 researchers has analysed more than 10 million genetic markers in 80,000 men with prostate cancer.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia Project Grant, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Contact: Rose Trapnell
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Judging a fish by its color: For female bluefin killifish, love is a yellow mate
Researchers used male replicas of bluefin killifish and controlled their movement with robotic arms to improve repeatability in experiments designed to determine how fertile female fish would respond to male courtship. The surprising result: The females preferred males with yellow fins, contrary to existing research that indicated a preference to blue and red.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
New research shows tornadoes occurring earlier in 'Tornado Alley'
Peak tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains is occurring up to two weeks earlier than it did half a century ago.

Contact: Evelyn Boswell
Montana State University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
NOAA team reveals forgotten ghost ships off Golden Gate
A team of NOAA researchers today confirmed the discovery just outside San Francisco's Golden Gate strait of the 1910 shipwreck SS Selja and an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck tagged the 'mystery wreck.' The researchers also located the 1863 wreck of the clipper ship Noonday, currently obscured by mud and silt on the ocean floor.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service

Contact: Mary Jane Schramm
415-561-6622 x205
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Researchers debunk myth about Parkinson's disease
Using advanced computer models, neuroscience researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new knowledge about the complex processes that cause Parkinson's disease. The findings have recently been published in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience.

Contact: Jakob Kisbye Dreyer
University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
PLOS Medicine
Point-of-care CD4 testing is economically feasible for HIV care in resource-limited areas
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators, working in collaboration with colleagues in Mozambique and South Africa, indicates that routine use of point-of-care CD4 testing at the time of HIV diagnosis would be cost effective in countries where health care and other resources are severely limited.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, UK Department for International Development, Clinton Health Access Initiative

Contact: Noah Brown
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
World Alzheimer Report 2014 reveals persuasive evidence for dementia risk reduction
The World Alzheimer Report 2014 'Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors,' released today, suggests that dementia risk for populations can be modified through tobacco control and better prevention, detection and control of hypertension and diabetes. The report calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programs alongside other major noncommunicable diseases.

Contact: Seil Collins
King's College London

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Journal of Chemical Physics
The future face of molecular electronics
The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the roles currently played by comparatively-bulky wires, resistors and transistors. A team of researchers has identified a potential candidate for use in small-scale electronics: a molecule called picene.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
PLOS Biology
The genetics of coping with HIV
We respond to infections in two fundamental ways. One is 'resistance,' where the body attacks the invading pathogen and reduces its numbers. Another, which is much less well understood, is 'tolerance,' where the body tries to minimize the damage done by the pathogen. A study using data from a large Swiss cohort of HIV-infected individuals gives us a glimpse into why some people cope with HIV better than others.

Contact: PLOS Biology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
PLOS Biology
Meteorite that doomed the dinosaurs helped the forests bloom
66 million years ago, a 10-km diameter chunk of rock hit the Yucatan peninsula with the force of 100 teratons of TNT. It left a crater more than 150 km across, and the resulting megatsunami, wildfires, global earthquakes and volcanism are widely accepted to have wiped out the dinosaurs and made way for the rise of the mammals. But what happened to the plants on which the dinosaurs fed?

Contact: PLOS Biology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
The Lancet: Scientists use modern forensic techniques to identify most likely cause of King Richard III's death
New research led by the University of Leicester in the UK gives a blow-by-blow account of the injuries inflicted on King Richard III's body at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485. Modern forensic analysis of the King's skeletal remains reveals that three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly -- two to the skull and one to the pelvis.

Contact: Ather Mirza
The Lancet

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
Gene variant that dramatically reduces 'bad' lipids
In the first study to emerge from the UK10K Project's cohort of samples from the general public, scientists have identified a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood. The research suggests that people with the rare change have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
Wellcome Trust, UK Medical Research Council, European Community's Seventh Framework Programme, National Institute for Health Research, BioResource Clinical Research Facility, OakFoundation, BLUEPRINT, European Research Council, British Heart Foundation

Contact: Mary Clarke
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
How learning to talk is in the genes
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Contact: Philippa Walker
University of Bristol

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Violent origins of disc galaxies probed by ALMA
For decades scientists have believed that galaxy mergers usually result in the formation of elliptical galaxies. Now, for the the first time, researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array and a host of other radio telescopes have found direct evidence that merging galaxies can instead form disc galaxies, and that this outcome is in fact quite common. This surprising result could explain why there are so many spiral galaxies like the Milky Way in the Universe.

Contact: Lars Lindberg Christensen

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Urine HPV test could offer non-invasive alternative to conventional smear, improve screening uptake
A simple urine test for human papillomavirus could offer a more acceptable, non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical test and improve screening uptake, finds a study published on today.

Contact: Emma Dickinson
BMJ-British Medical Journal

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Sharks' skin has teeth in the fight against hospital superbugs
Transmission of bacterial infections, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.

Contact: Anna Perman
BioMed Central

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Smart Materials and Structures
'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada.

Contact: Michael Bishop
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Study shows users of insulin pumps are at 29 percent lower risk of death compared with patients on insulin injections
A study of more than 18,000 patients with type 1 diabetes has shown that use of insulin pumps to administer insulin rather than treatment with multiple daily insulin injections results in a 29 percent reduction in all-cause mortality and 43 percent reduction in the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease.

Contact: Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir

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