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Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Targeting estrogen receptors prevents binge eating in mice
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that estrogen replacement may limit binge-eating behaviors.

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Life in Saxony-Anhalt: More attention should be paid to the heart!
According to a recent study reported by epidemiologists Andreas und Maximilian Stang in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, the risk factors for heart disease are higher in Saxony-Anhalt than in all other German states, and more persons die from heart disease in the state.

Contact: Andreas Stang
andreas.stang@uk.halle.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Symptoms after breast cancer surgery need to be treated on an individual basis
For those affected, breast cancer is a dramatic diagnosis. Patients often have to endure chemotherapy and surgery, which, depending on the individual scenario, may mean breast conserving surgery or breast removal -- mastectomy. In the aftermath, many women experience symptoms such as pain, fatigue/exhaustion, or sleep disturbances. However, the symptoms are highly individual, as Stefan Feiten and colleagues emphasize in a recent study reported in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.

Contact: Stefan Feiten
s.feiten@invo-koblenz.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Nature Methods
New tool to probe cancer's molecular make-up
Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute based at the University of Manchester -- part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre -- and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, looked at protein kinases, molecules that control various aspects of cellular function.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council/Pfizer CASE Studentship, Cancer Research UK

Contact: Alison Barbuti
alison.barbuti@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8383
University of Manchester

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Sleep apnea treatment is effective for older people
Continuous positive airway pressure is effective at treating sleep apnoea in older people, a new study has found.
National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Program

Contact: Sam Wong
sam.wong@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-2198
Imperial College London

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Animals first flex their muscles
A new fossil discovery identifies the earliest evidence for animals with muscles.
Natural Environment Research Council, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Burdett Coutts Fund of the University of Oxford, National Geographic Global Exploration Fund Northern Europe

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-233-32300
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Physical Review Letters
Laser pulse turns glass into a metal
For tiny fractions of a second, quartz glass can take on metallic properties, when it is illuminated be a laser pulse. This has been shown by calculations at the Vienna University of Technology. The effect could be used to build logical switches which are much faster than today's microelectronics.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Science China: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
Same-beam VLBI Technology successfully monitors the Chang'E-3 rover's movement on the lunar surface
During the Chang'E-3 rover and lander carried out the tasks of separation and taking photos of each other, differential phase delay, which contained cycle ambiguity and was obtained by using same-beam VLBI technology, successfully monitored the rover's movement on the lunar surface. The result showed sensitivity of rover motion monitoring was between 50-100mm. Furthermore, relative position between rover and lander was precisely measured by taking the use of the DPD's changing trend.
National Natural Science Foundation of China, National High-tech R&D Program, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Space Navigation and Position Techniques, Key Laboratory of Planetary Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Contact: Liu Qing hui
liuqh@shao.ac.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Nature Climate Change
New scientific review investigates potential influences on recent UK winter floods
A comprehensive review of all potential factors behind the 2013-14 UK winter floods is published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. The paper does not definitively answer whether human activity played a role in the magnitude of the winter flood events. It does, though, examine how factors such as the state of the global oceans may have interacted with wind patterns and subsequent high-level atmospheric features.
NERC National Capability Fund, Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Program

Contact: Barnaby Smith
bpgs@ceh.ac.uk
44-792-029-5384
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Chinese Science Bulletin
Chinese scientists use laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to identify toxic cooking 'gutter oil'
Toxic 'gutter oil,' made from waste cooking oil collected primarily from restaurants and sewage channels, threatens the public's health across China. Now scientists at the Dalian University of Technology propose, in a study published in the Chinese Science Bulletin, using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to quickly identify this hazardous oil and halt its illegal infiltration of the food system.
National Natural Science Foundation of China, Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities, MMlab Research Project

Contact: Ding Hongbin
hding@dlut.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
National Science Review
Bombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data
Big Data presents information-bombarded society with the potential for new levels of scientific discovery, but also delivers challenges to data scientists. While holding promise to detect intricate population patterns, Big Data's massive sample size and high dimensionality introduce unique hurdles to processing this information. Scientists at Princeton University and at Johns Hopkins state that to meet these challenges, it is urgent to develop more robust statistical and computational methods, and a more advanced computing architecture.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jianqing Fan
jqfan@princeton.edu
Science China Press

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Patients with eating disorders have an increased risk of autoimmune diseases
Finnish researchers have observed an association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases with different genetic backgrounds. Their findings support the link between immune-mediated mechanisms and development of eating disorders.

Contact: Dr. Anu Raevuori
anu.raevuori@helsinki.fi
358-294-127-321
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology
WSU flu outbreak provides rare study material
Five years ago this month, one of the first US outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people. A university math and biology professor has used a trove of data gathered at the time to gain insight into how only a few infected people could launch the virus's rapid spread across the university community.
Washington State University

Contact: Elissa Schwartz
ejs@wsu.edu
509-335-3142
Washington State University

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Nature Communications
Photon speedway puts big data in the fast lane
A series of experiments conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process and also illustrates how light sources and supercomputing facilities can be linked via a 'photon science speedway' to address emerging challenges in massive data analysis.

Contact: Kathy Kincade
kkincade@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
PhytoKeys
And then there were 10 -- unexpected diversity in New Zealand kanuka genus Kunzea
A New Zealand botanist has completed a 15-year study of the cryptic diversity in what was thought to be a single tree species from the myrtle family, Kunzea ericoides. Previously regarded as either New Zealand endemic or Australasian species, the study has revealed that not only it is endemic to New Zealand, but that further nine species (seven new to science) can be segregated from it. The study was published in the open-access journal PhytoKeys.

Contact: Peter J. de Lange
pdelange@doc.govt.nz
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Environmental Research Letters
Coal's continued dominance must be made more vivid in climate change accounting
The world's accounting system for carbon emissions, run by the United Nations, disregards capital investments in future coal-fired and natural-gas power plants that will commit the world to several decades and billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study from Princeton University and the University of California-Irvine.

Contact: Morgan Kelly, Princeton Office of Communications
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Best view yet of merging galaxies in distant universe
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, and other telescopes, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was half its current age. They enlisted the help of a galaxy-sized magnifying glass to reveal otherwise invisible detail. These studies of the galaxy H-ATLAS J142935.3-002836 have shown that this complex distant object looks like the local galaxy collision, the Antennae Galaxies.

Contact: Richard Hook
rhook@eso.org
49-893-200-6655
ESO

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
European Heart Journal
Everest expedition provides first evidence of effects of altitude on blood pressure
An expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes. The researchers also found that while a drug used for lowering blood pressure, called telmisartan, was effective in counteracting the effects of altitude up to 3,400 meters, it was not effective at 5,400 meters above sea level -- the height of the Everest base camp. The research is published in the European Heart Journal.
Boehringer-Ingelheim GmbH, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo SpA

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
JAMA
Collaborative care improves depression in teens
How best to care for the many adolescents who have depression? In a collaborative care intervention, a care manager continually reached out to teens -- delivering and following up on treatment in a primary-care setting. Depression outcomes after a year were significantly better with this approach than with usual care, according to a JAMA report of a randomized controlled trial from Seattle Children's, Group Health, and the University of Washington.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Rose Ibarra (Egge)
rose.ibarra@seattlechildrens.org
206-987-7334
Group Health Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Scientific Reports
Methadone treatment suppresses testosterone in opioid addicts
The study found men using methadone, which is used for opioid addiction treatment, have significantly suppressed testosterone levels of about a quarter of the testosterone of men not using opioids. In women using methadone for addiction treatment, testosterone levels were not significantly impacted, even considering the menstrual cycle. Treating testosterone deficiency will improve outcomes of methadone treatment for patients.

Contact: Veronica McGuire
vmcguir@mcmaster.ca
90-552-591-402-2169
McMaster University

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
mBio
Common European MRSA originated in Africa
The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, a team of international researchers reported this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Journal of Royal Society Interface
Sheepdogs use simple rules to herd sheep
Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, scientists have discovered.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Tamera Jones
tane@nerc.ac.uk
07-917-557-215
Natural Environment Research Council

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
JAMA
EPO: Protecting the brains of very preterm infants
Premature babies are far more at risk than infants born at term of developing brain damage resulting in neurodevelopmental delay that may persist throughout their lives. A team of specialists in infant brain imaging from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva and the University Hospital of Geneva has demonstrated the following: administering three doses of erythropoietin.

Contact: Petra S. Hüppi
petra.huppi@unige.ch
41-795-532-606
Université de Genève

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
JAMA
Study questions generalizability of findings of CV trials for heart attack patients
An analysis of a cardiovascular registry finds that of clinical trials that included heart attack patients, participation among eligible patients was infrequent and has been declining, and trial participants had a lower risk profile and a more favorable prognosis compared with the broader population of patients who have had a heart attack, according to a study in the Aug. 27 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Heidi Singer
Heidi.Singer@utoronto.ca
416-978-5811
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
JAMA
EPO may help reduce risk of brain abnormalities in preterm infants
High-dose erythropoietin administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging, according to a study in the Aug. 27 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Petra Susan Huppi, M.D.
petra.huppi@hcuge.ch
The JAMA Network Journals

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