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Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Prescribed burns in Western Australia
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite detected fires burning in Western Australia on Oct. 14, 2014.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Fires dot the Ukraine countryside
Numerous fires (marked with red dots) are burning in the Ukraine, likely as a result of regional agricultural practices.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
NASA sees Hurricane Gonzalo head toward Bermuda
Tropical Storm Gonzalo intensified into a hurricane late on Monday, Oct. 14 and is expected to become a major hurricane as it moves toward Bermuda.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Education and Health
US college students eat their vegetables. Really?!
US college students fare better than UK students on key health measures.

Contact: Rebecca Basu
basu@american.edu
202-885-5978
American University

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
This week from AGU: Glacier health check, world ocean atlas, liquid brines on Mars
This week from AGU: Glacier health check, world ocean atlas, and liquid brines on Mars.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
nbompey@agu.org
202-777-7524
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
New approaches needed for people with serious mental illnesses in criminal justice system
Responding to the large number of people with serious mental illnesses in the criminal justice system will require more than mental health services, according to a new report.

Contact: Jann Ingmire
jingmire@uchicago.edu
773-702-2772
University of Chicago

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Photopharmacology: Optical control of insulin secretion
Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have chemically modified an anti-diabetic agent so as to make its action dependent on light. The resulting prototype compound, termed JB253, induces release of insulin only when pancreas cells are exposed to blue light.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
presse@lmu.de
49-892-180-3423
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Nature Genetics
New sequencing reveals genetic history of tomatoes
The sequencing of 360 tomato varieties has yielded a 'genetic history' of the popular food crop.

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
International Astronautical Congress
Mars One -- and done?
An MIT team independently assesses the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission.
NASA fellowships

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
The Anatomical Record
Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain
It's been millions of years since T. rex took its last breath, but a team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered computer simulations to model airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications for how dinosaurs used their noses to not only breathe but to enhance the sense of smell and cool their brains.
National Science Foundation, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact: Andrea Gibson
gibsona@ohio.edu
740-597-2166
Ohio University

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Molecular Psychiatry
Rare genetic disease protects against bipolar disorder
A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine show that a rare genetic dwarfism called Ellis van-Creveld syndrome protects against bipolar disorder. Thanks to the discovery, they have identified what is likely a key genetic pathway underlying bipolar disorder, a breakthrough that could lead to better drugs for treating bipolar affective disorder, as well as depression and other related mood disorders.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2688
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
ACM IMC 2014
Study shows relationship among broadband performance, pricing, and demand worldwide
A Northwestern University research team led a longitudinal study of broadband Internet usage to understand the relationship among services, performance, pricing, and demand in developed and developing countries.

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Operative Dentistry
Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer
It may seem like an all-natural way to whiten teeth, but an University of Iowa study shows that a strawberry and baking soda mixture does little beyond cleaning those choppers. The main reason: Strawberries lack the chemicals known to cause deeper, longer lasting teeth whitening. Results appear in the journal Operative Dentistry.

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Fish oil supplements have little effect on irregular heartbeat
High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as fast as 150 beats a minute. The results of the AFFORD trial led by the Montreal Heart Institute were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Oct. 7th.

Contact: Julie Chevrette
julie.chevrette@icm-mhi.org
514-376-3330 x2641
Montreal Heart Institute

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Stem Cell Reports
Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg
A Mount Sinai-led research team has discovered a new kind of stem cell that can become either a liver cell or a cell that lines liver blood vessels, according to a study published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports.
Black Family Stem Cell Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Greg Williams
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
American Journal of Botany
Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture
The solutions to feeding the world are certainly multi-faceted, requiring knowledge from a diversity of fields and practices to successfully raise food production and maintain ecosystem security. Thus, three prominent scientists are highlighting the importance of basic plant science and its relevance for pressing global issues like applied agriculture. A special issue of the American Journal of Botany emphasizes how a broad range of basic plant science is relevant to global food demands.

Contact: Richard Hund
rhund@botany.org
314-577-9557
American Journal of Botany

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
1934 drought was worst of the last millennium, study finds
The 1934 drought was worst of the last millennium, a study finds.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
nbompey@agu.org
202-777-7524
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Journal of Neurotrauma
Current models for predicting outcomes after mild traumatic brain injury perform poorly
For the 5-15 percent of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) who will have lingering physical, behavioral, or cognitive problems three to six months after their injury, identification of this at-risk population is essential for early intervention. Existing models used to predict poor outcomes after mTBI are unsatisfactory, according to a new study, and new, more relevant predictive factors are different than those used in cases of moderate or severe TBI, as described in the study published in Journal of Neurotrauma.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
New 'tree of life' traces evolution of mysterious cotinga birds
They are some of the brightest, loudest, oddest-looking, least-understood birds on the planet, and thanks to a comprehensive new evolutionary 'tree of life' generated for the tropical cotinga family of South America, the door is now open to new discoveries about the more than 60 species in this amazingly diverse group of birds.
Yale University, Yale University Faculty of Arts and Sciences High Performance Computing Center

Contact: Pat Leonard
pel27@cornell.edu
607-254-2137
Cornell University

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Journal of Avian Biology
A canary for climate change
Researchers find that wing-propelled diving seabirds, as well as their extinct relatives, may have served as an indicator species for environmental changes and faunal shifts. The findings also elucidate how past extinctions have influenced the modern distribution and population size of existing species.
National Science Foundation, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, University of Texas at Austin

Contact: Nicole Duncan
nicole.duncan@nescent.org
919-668-7993
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Climatic Change Letters
Teachable moments about climate change
First-hand experience of extreme weather often makes people change their minds about the realities of climate change. That's because people are simply more aware of an extreme weather event the closer they are to its core, and the more intense the incidence is. So says Peter Howe of Utah State University in the US, who led a study in Springer's journal Climatic Change Letters about people's ability to accurately recall living through extreme weather events.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Frontiers in Optics
Rediscovering Venus to find faraway earths
As the search for Earth-like planets wages on, a team of researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics may have found a way to speed up the process. The team is developing a new laser-based technology known as the green astro-comb to obtain information about the mass of a distant planet. Using this information, astronomers will be able to determine whether distant exoplanets are rocky worlds like Earth or less dense gas giants like Jupiter.

Contact: Lyndsay Meyer
lmeyer@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
The neuroscience of holding it
Scientists are surprised to find an involuntary link in the brain between the pelvic floor and other muscles.
NIH/National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University Physical Therapy Department

Contact: Robert Perkins
perkinsr@usc.edu
213-740-9226
University of Southern California

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
New treatment designed to save more eyes from cancer
Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed a new technique for treating the eye cancer retinoblastoma to improve the odds for preventing eye loss, blindness or death in children with advanced forms of the disease. The new procedure is credited saving the eyesight of a 4-year-old girl.

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Common gene variants linked to delayed healing of bone fractures
Slow-healing or non-healing bone fractures in otherwise healthy people may be caused by gene variants that are common in the population, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Orthopaedic Trauma Association

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

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