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Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
International Union of Crystallography Journal
Twenty-five year hunt uncovers heart defect responsible for cardiovascular diseases
The landmark discovery of a tiny defect in a vital heart protein has for the first time enabled heart specialists to accurately pinpoint a therapeutic target for future efforts in developing a drug-based cure for cardiovascular diseases.

Contact: Tom Barrett
barretttl1@cardiff.ac.uk
029-208-75596
Cardiff University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Mechanisms behind 'Mexican waves' in the brain are revealed by scientists
Scientists have revealed the mechanisms that enable certain brain cells to persuade others to create 'Mexican waves' linked with cognitive function.

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

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Calcium loss turning lakes to 'jelly'
Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species, enabling the rapid rise of their ecological competitor: a small jelly-clad invertebrate. Scientists say increasing 'jellification' will damage fish stocks and filtration systems that allow lakes to supply drinking water, and that lakes may have been pushed into 'an entirely new ecological state.'

Contact: Fred Lewsey
fred.lewsey@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-5566
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
Galeterone shows activity in a variant form of castration-resistant prostate cancer
Results from a trial of the anti-cancer drug galeterone show that it is successful in lowering prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men with a form of prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment with hormone therapy (castration-resistant prostate cancer or CRPC). The 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium will hear that galeterone was well tolerated by patients in the ARMOR2 trial, and lowered PSA levels in men with CRPC that was resistant to other drugs that target the cancer.
Tokai Pharmaceutical

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
Kidney cancer patients respond well to a combination of 2 existing anti-cancer drugs
Researchers have found that patients with an advanced form of kidney cancer, for which there is no standard treatment and a very poor prognosis, respond well to a combination of two existing anti-cancer drugs. The 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium will hear that the combination of bevacizumab and erlotinib produced excellent response rates in patients with advanced papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) and in patients with a highly aggressive form of pRCC called hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer.
Genentech

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
First demonstration of anti-cancer activity for an IDH1 mutation inhibitor
A phase I trial of the first drug designed to inhibit the cancer-causing activity of a mutated enzyme known as isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1, which is involved in cell metabolism, has shown clinical activity in patients with advanced acute myeloid leukaemia with the IDH1 mutation. Professor Daniel Pollyea will tell the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics that early results from the phase 1 clinical trial of the drug AG-120 have been encouraging.
Agios Pharmaceuticals

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
BMJ
Low vitamin D levels increase mortality
New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low blood vitamin D levels increase mortality. The study included 96,000 Danes and was recently published in the distinguished British Medical Journal.

Contact: Børge Nordestgaard
Boerge.Nordestgaard@regionh.dk
45-30-28-72-63
University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Peanut in household dust linked to peanut allergy in children with eczema during infancy
A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the US Consortium of Food Allergy Research and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between environmental exposure to peanut protein during infancy (measured in household dust) and an allergic response to peanuts in children who have eczema early in life.

Contact: Jenny Gimpel
jenny.gimpel@kcl.ac.uk
44-207-848-4334
King's College London

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Brain
A medium amount of physical activity can lower the risk of Parkinson's disease
A new study, published online in Brain: A Journal of Neurology today, followed 43,368 individuals in Sweden for an average of 12.6 years to examine the impact of physical activity on Parkinson's disease risk. It was found that 'a medium amount' of physical activity lowers the risk of Parkinson's disease.
Swedish Research Council, Swedish Cancer Society, Karolinska Instituet Distinguished Professor Award

Contact: Kirsty Doole
kirsty.doole@oup.com
07-557-163-098
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
PLOS Medicine
Does 'brain training' work?
Computer based 'brain training' can boost memory and thinking skills in older adults, but many programs promoted by the $1 billion brain training industry are ineffective, reveals new research by the University of Sydney.

Contact: Kobi Print
kobi.print@sydney.edu.au
61-481-012-729
University of Sydney

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Neuroscience 2014
Lumosity presents 99,022-participant study on learning rates at Neuroscience 2014
The study, titled 'Optimizing Cognitive Task Designs to Improve Learning Rates in a Large Online Population,' analyzed game play performance from 99,022 participants, and found that participants operating closer to their performance threshold earlier in their experience with a cognitive task tend to have faster learning rates -- especially at higher levels of difficulty.

Contact: Melissa Malski
mmalski@lumoslabs.com
570-498-9018
Lumosity

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
BMJ
Police face higher risk of sudden cardiac death during stressful duties
Police officers in the United States face roughly 30 to 70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death when they're involved in stressful situations -- suspect restraints, altercations, or chases -- than when they're involved in routine or non-emergency activities
Harvard-NIOSH Education and Research Center, Monica Odening '06 Internship & Research Fund in Mathematics

Contact: Marge Dwyer
mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8416
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
BMJ
Do wearable baby monitors offer parents real peace of mind?
Wearable devices for infants offer to give parents peace of mind, but are they being lulled into a false sense of security, asks an article in the BMJ this week?

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-020-738-36529
BMJ-British Medical Journal

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
BMJ
Genetically low vitamin D associated with increased mortality
Genetically low vitamin D levels are associated with increased all cause mortality, (including cancer), but not with cardiovascular mortality, finds a large Danish study published in the BMJ this week.

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-020-738-36529
BMJ-British Medical Journal

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
BMJ
Stressful duties linked with increased risk of sudden cardiac death among police officers
Stressful and physically demanding law enforcement activities are associated with large increases in the risk of sudden cardiac death among US police officers compared with routine policing activities, finds a study published in the BMJ this week.

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-020-738-36529
BMJ-British Medical Journal

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Nature
Protected area expansion target: Is a huge promise lost due to land conversion?
By expanding the protected area network to 17 percent of land one could triple the present protection levels of terrestrial vertebrates. Globally coordinated protected area network expansion could deliver a result 50 percent more efficient compared to countries looking only at biodiversity within their own area. Land conversion is, however, fast degrading options for conservation.
European Research Council, Academy of Finland Center of Excellence Program

Contact: Atte Moilanen
atte.moilanen@helsinki.fi
358-504-484-493
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
PeerJ
Unexpected cross-species contamination in genome sequencing projects
As genome sequencing has gotten faster and cheaper, the pace of whole-genome sequencing has accelerated, dramatically increasing the number of genomes deposited in public archives. Although these genomes are a valuable resource, problems can arise when researchers misapply computational methods to assemble them, or accidentally introduce unnoticed contaminations during sequencing.

Contact: Steven Salzberg
salzberg@jhu.edu
410-614-6112
PeerJ

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting & Exposition
From Big-Data injury prevention to mapping travel for prenatal care and beyond
Researchers from Drexel University in Philadelphia will present research on a wide range of public health topics emphasizing urban health challenges, geographic methods in public health, community resilience and more, at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association Nov. 15-19.

Contact: Rachel Ewing
raewing@drexel.edu
215-895-2614
Drexel University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
mBio
Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others
Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of disease, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Contact: Garth Hogan
ghogan@asmusa.org
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Neuroscience 2014
High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior
When animals consume a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence, it can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Seniors draw on extra brainpower for shopping
Holiday shopping can be mentally exhausting for anyone. But a new study finds that older adults seem to need extra brainpower to make shopping decisions -- especially ones that rely on memory. The Duke University study, appearing Nov. 19 in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that older shoppers draw on resources from an additional brain area to remember competing consumer products and choose the better one.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Karl Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting & Exposition
New school meal requirements: More harm than good?
New federal regulations requiring school meals to contain more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables, while perhaps improving some aspects of the food being served at schools across the United States, may also be perpetuating eating habits linked to obesity, diabetes and other diet-related diseases, an analysis by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers has found.

Contact: Barbara Benham
bbenham1@jhu.edu
410-614-6029
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Neuroscience 2014
Songbirds help scientists develop cooling technique to safely map the human brain
A new diagnostic technique -- resulting from monitoring thousands of courtship calls from songbirds -- can be used to safely map the human brain during complex neurosurgery, according to research from Neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere.

Contact: David March
david.march@nyumc.org
212-404-3528
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Neuroscience 2014
Mother's soothing presence makes pain go away -- and changes gene activity in infant brain
A mother's 'TLC' not only can help soothe pain in infants, but it may also impact early brain development by altering gene activity in a part of the brain involved in emotions, according to new study from NYU Langone Medical Center.

Contact: David March
david.march@nyumc.org
212-404-3528
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Biology Letters
Warmer temperatures limit impact of parasites, boost pest populations
Research shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check.
US Department of Interior, US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

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