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Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
JAMA Pediatrics
Placebo better than 'watchful waiting' when treating young children's coughs
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective than no treatment for young children's cough symptoms, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The findings suggest that a placebo could help children more than 'watchful waiting.'
Zarbee's Inc.

Contact: Matt Solovey
msolovey@hmc.psu.edu
717-531-8606
Penn State

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Children and Youth Services Review
One-third of foster kids returned to their family are abused again
One in three children who have been reunified with their families after being placed in foster care will be maltreated again, according to a study into Quebec's youth protection system by Marie-Andrée Poirier and Sonia Hélie of the University of Montreal's School of Social Services. The study, the first of its kind in the world, was undertaken in the wake of a new law to improve the family stability of youth receiving child protection services.
Fonds de recherche du Québec–Société et Culture, Public Health Agency of Canada

Contact: Benjamin Augereau
benjamin.augereau@umontreal.ca
514-343-6796
University of Montreal

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Science
Watching the hidden life of materials
Researchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the 'smart material' vanadium dioxide from a semiconductor into a metal -- in a timeframe a trillion times faster than the blink of an eye. This marks the first time experiments have been able to distinguish changes in a material's atomic-lattice structure from the relocation of the electrons in such a blazingly fast process.
Canada Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs program, Fonds du Recherche du Québec-Nature et Technologies

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Two years after superstorm Sandy: Resilience in 12 neighborhoods
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released the results of a major new study and related reports on the recovery from Superstorm Sandy in 12 New York and New Jersey neighborhoods hard hit by the 2012 storm. The findings emphasize the important role social factors play in a neighborhood's resilience: the ability of people and their social systems to survive, adapt, and continue moving forward after a disaster. Funding was provided by the Rockefeller Foundation.
The Rockefeller Foundation

Contact: Eric Young
young-eric@norc.org
703-217-6814
NORC at the University of Chicago

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Journal of Pain
A demography of unceasing discomfort
Americans are in a world of hurt. Nearly one in five US adults are in pain most every day for spells of three months or longer, according to an analysis by Jae Kennedy, professor of health policy and administration at Washington State University Spokane. Previous studies have said so much pain costs hundreds of billions of dollars a year in lost productivity and health care. And that doesn't take into account pain's psychic toll.
Washington Life Sciences Discovery Fund

Contact: Jae Kennedy
jjkennedy@wsu.edu
509-335-6971
Washington State University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Study: Prompt isolation of symptomatic patients is key to eliminating Ebola
Below is information about an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. Annals of Internal Medicine attribution is required for all coverage.

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

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
UH research focuses on suicide resilience and vulnerability
Religious beliefs and practices may reduce thoughts of suicide among African-American adults in stressful life events induced by racial discrimination, according to a new research study conducted at the University of Houston.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Melissa Carroll
mcarroll@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Cancer Research
Delivering a 1-2 punch: New drug combination shows promise in treating breast cancer
The uncontrolled growth of cancer cells arises from their ability to hijack the cell's normal growth program and checkpoints. Usually after therapy, a second cancer-signaling pathway opens after the primary one shuts down -- creating an escape route for the cancer cell to survive. The answer, say Case Western Reserve researchers, is to anticipate and block that back-up track by prescribing two drugs. The results of the project appeared this fall in the journal Cancer Research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Ear and Hearing
When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more, says CU-Boulder study
The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Contact: Laura Snider
laura.snider@colorado.edu
303-735-0528
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
NASA's Aqua satellite eyeing Tropical Cyclone Nilofar in Arabian Sea
Tropical Cyclone 04A continues to intensify and had been renamed Tropical Cyclone Nilofar when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on Oct. 27.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Nature Medicine
Lack of transcription factor FoxO1 triggers pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is characterised by uncontrolled division of cells in the blood vessel walls. As a result, the vessel walls become increasingly thick. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim and Giessen University have discovered that transcription factor FoxO1 regulates the division of cells and plays a key role in the development of pulmonary hypertension. The researchers were able to cure pulmonary hypertension in rats by activating FoxO1.

Contact: Werner Seeger
werner.seeger@mpi-bn.mpg.de
49-603-270-5249
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2014
World Journal of Surgery
Study documents millions in unused medical supplies in US operating rooms each year
A Johns Hopkins research team reports that major hospitals across the US collectively throw away at least $15 million a year in unused operating room surgical supplies that could be salvaged and used to ease critical shortages, improve surgical care and boost public health in developing countries.

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
epeshev1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9433
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Analytical Methods
Prostate cancer, kidney disease detected in urine samples on the spot
New device screens for kidney disease, prostate cancer on the spot. The tiny tube is lined with DNA sequences that latch onto disease markers in urine. While healthy samples flow freely, a diseased sample gets clogged and stops short of the mark.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joe Hadfield
joe_hadfield@byu.edu
801-422-9206
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Satellite movie shows Tropical Storm Ana headed to British Columbia, Canada
An animation of imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite taken over the period of Oct.19 to 26 shows the movement, intensification, weakening and movement toward British Columbia, Canada. On Oct. 27, wind warnings were posted along some coastal sections of British Columbia.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
CERN/Implications of LHCb Measurements and Their Future Prospects
Syracuse physicists closer to understanding balance of matter, antimatter in universe
Physicists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have made important discoveries regarding Bs meson particles -- something that may explain why the Universe contains more matter than antimatter.

Contact: Rob Enslin
rmenslin@syr.edu
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Neuron
Synapses always on the starting blocks
Vesicles filled with neurotransmitters touch the cell membrane, thereby enabling their rapid-fire release.

Contact: Dr. Nils Brose
brose@em.mpg.de
49-551-389-9725
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
ISRN Stroke
Study finds knowledge poor about stroke in Uganda
A study published in the journal International Scholarly Research Notices Stroke found that overall knowledge about stroke in Uganda was poor, although knowing what to do for a stroke -- go to the hospital -- was good. The researchers surveyed 1,600 residents, and found that three-quarters did not know any stroke risk factors and warning signs, or recognize the brain as the organ affected.
Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, National Institutes of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: George Stamatis
george.stamatis@uhhospitals.org
216-844-3667
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Cell
Study gives new view on how cells control what comes in and out
A new study reveals that a form of calmodulin long thought to be dormant actually opens ion channels wide. The finding is likely to bring new insight into disorders caused by faulty control of these channels, such as cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease, the researchers say.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Parkinson Society Canada

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Physical Review X
Persuading doctors to quickly adopt new treatments
Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, reports a new study whose findings on adopting innovations have relevance for business and education. The authors used the finding to simulate a technology intervention that acts like an influential colleague -- opinionated but not bossy -- that they will design for the real world. The goal is to speed physicians' adoption of new treatments, which can take up to 17 years.

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
BMC Genomics
Using microscopic bugs to save the bees
For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies -- larvae -- and leads to hive collapse. It's called American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating and infectious, it often requires infected hives to be burned to the ground. Now BYU researchers have produced a natural way to eliminate the scourge, and it's working: Using tiny killer bugs known as phages to protect baby bees from infection.

Contact: Todd Hollingshead
toddh@byu.edu
801-422-8373
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Developmental Cell
Blood vessel growth in the brain relies on a protein found in tumor blood vessels
Do blood vessels that feed tumors differ from other blood vessels? Fourteen years ago, experiments designed to answer that question led to the discovery of several genes that are more active in tumor-associated blood vessels than in normal blood vessels. New research now reveals the normal function of one of those genes and suggests it could be a good target for anticancer drug therapy.
NIH/National Eye Institute, Ellison Medical Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Cancer Epidemiology
Prostate cancer risk reduced by sleeping with many women, but increased with many men
Compared to men who have had only one partner during their lifetime, having sex with more than 20 women is associated with a 28 percent lower risk of one day being diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, having more than 20 male partners in one's lifetime is associated with a twofold higher risk of getting prostate cancer compared to those who have never slept with a man.
Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Research Society, Fonds de recherche du Québec—Santé, Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation du Québec

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-566-3813
University of Montreal

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Molecular Ecology
Hot on the trail of the Asian tiger mosquito
The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) was spotted in Houston in 1985 but can now be found in all of the southern states and as far north as Maine. To reconstruct its spread, scientists turned to the new discipline of landscape genetics. Correlating genetic patterns with landscape patterns, they concluded that the mosquito had hitched a ride along highways. One of only a handful of landscape genetics studies to track an invasive species, this is the first to detect hitchhiking.

Contact: Diana Lutz
dlutz@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
mBio
Boosting biogasoline production in microbes
Researchers with the Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified microbial genes that can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of E. coli.
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Cancer Research
Study may explain why targeted drug doesn't benefit patients with early-stage lung cancer
The drug erlotinib is highly effective in treating advanced-stage lung cancer patients whose tumors have a particular gene mutation, but when the same drug is used for patients with early-stage tumors with the same gene change, they fare worse than if they took nothing. This study might explain why.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Eileen Scahill
Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu
614-293-3737
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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