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Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Cell Stem Cell
The cellular origin of fibrosis
Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found the cellular origin of the tissue scarring caused by organ damage associated with diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and other conditions. The buildup of scar tissue is known as fibrosis.

Contact: B.D. Colen
Harvard University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Pain, magnet displacement in MRI in patients with cochlear implants
Pain, discomfort and magnet displacement were documented in a small medical records review study of patients with cochlear implants who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Contact: Jae Young Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Environmental Research Letters
Extreme weather in the Arctic problematic for people, wildlife
A new cross-disciplinary study provides a comprehensive look at the effects of an extreme weather event in the High Arctic on everything from town infrastructure to the natural environment.
Norwegian Research Council, Svalbard Environmental Fund

Contact: Brage Bremset Hansen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Cochrane Library
Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed
The cost of patients not taking their medications as prescribed can be substantial in terms of their health. Although a large amount of research evidence has tried to address this problem, there are no well-established approaches to help them, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library.

Contact: Evelyn Martinez

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Astrophysical Journal
The riddle of the missing stars
Thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, some of the most mysterious cosmic residents have just become even more puzzling. New observations of globular clusters in a small galaxy show they are very similar to those found in the Milky Way, and so must have formed in a similar way.

Contact: Georgia Bladon
ESA/Hubble Information Centre

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Out of India
Working at the edge of a coal mine in India, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers and colleagues have filled in a major gap in science's understanding of the evolution of a group of animals that includes horses and rhinos. That group likely originated on the subcontinent when it was still an island headed swiftly for collision with Asia, the researchers report Nov. 20 in the online journal Nature Communications.
National Geographic Society, Belgian Science Policy Office, National Science Foundation, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Permafrost soil: Possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases at end of last Ice Age
Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research have identified a possible source of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that were abruptly released to the atmosphere in large quantities around 14,600 years ago.

Contact: Dr. Folke Mehrtens
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Dizzying heights: Prehistoric farming on the 'roof of the world'
Archaeological findings pose questions about genetic resistance in humans to altitude sickness and genetic response in crop plants to flowering times and ultraviolet radiation tolerance.

Contact: Stuart Roberts
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Genome Biology
Brain-dwelling worm in UK man's head sequenced
An extremely rare tapeworm that lived for four years in a man's brain has been genetically sequenced for the first time. The 1 cm-long parasite, which traveled 5 cm across the man's brain over the course of his infection, has never been seen before in the UK and has only been reported 300 times worldwide since 1953.
Wellcome Trust, National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedial Research Centre, National Institute of Health Research

Contact: Mark Thomson
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
Results of new drug, ASP8273, show response in patients with treatment-resistant NSCLC
In a second presentation looking at new ways of treating non-small cell lung cancer that has both the EGFR and T790M mutations, researchers will tell the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium that an oral drug called ASP8273 has caused tumor shrinkage in patients in a phase I clinical trial in Japan. ASP8273 is a new drug that inhibits the EGFR mutation and the T790M resistance mutation.
Astellas Pharma Inc.

Contact: Emma Mason
ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
Three drugs may be better than one for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer
Patients with a form of advanced colorectal cancer that is driven by a mutated version of the BRAF gene have limited treatment options available. However, results, reported at the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium, from a multi-center clinical trial suggest that the cancer may respond to a combination of three targeted drugs: encorafenib, cetuximab and alpelisib.

Contact: Emma Mason
ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Himalaya tectonic dam with a discharge
The geologic history of the famous Tsangpo Gorge, in the eastern Himalaya, now needs to be rewritten.

Contact: F. Ossing
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
China's new 'Great Wall' not so great
China's second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country's mainland coastline, is a foundation for financial gain -- and also a dyke holding a swelling rush of ecological woes.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sue Nichols
Michigan State University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Penn researchers unwind the mysteries of the cellular clock
Underlying circadian rhythms is a clock built of transcription factors that control the oscillation of genes, serving as the wheels and springs of the clock. But, how does a single clock keep time in multiple phases at once? A genome-wide survey found that circadian genes and regulatory elements called enhancers oscillate daily in phase with nearby genes -- both the enhancer and gene activity peak at the same time each day.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Effectiveness of campaigns addressing violence against women and girls examined
Mary Ellsberg and Diana J. Arango from GW's Global Women's Institute examine programs aimed at reducing violence against women and girls.

Contact: Emily Grebenstein
George Washington University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Largest-ever map of the human interactome predicts new cancer genes
Scientists have created the largest-scale map to date of direct interactions between proteins encoded by the human genome and newly predicted dozens of genes to be involved in cancer.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Krembil Foundation, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Avon Foundation, Ontario Research Fund, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Lindsay Jolivet
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
The Lancet: Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7 percent of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.

Contact: LSHTM Press Office
The Lancet

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Genome Biology
Tapeworms on the brain expand our knowledge of their genome
A genome of a rare species of tapeworm found living inside a patient's brain has been sequenced for the first time, in research published in the open-access journal Genome Biology. The study provides insights into potential drug targets within the genome for future treatments.

Contact: Joel Winston
BioMed Central

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts
A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space 'microphones.' Researchers at Cardiff University are trying to work out the possible sounds scientists might expect to hear when the ultra-sensitive LIGO and Virgo detectors are switched on in 2015. Dr. Francesco Pannarale and Dr. Frank Ohme, in Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy, are exploring the potential of seeing and hearing events that astronomers know as short gamma-ray bursts.

Contact: Dr. Frank Ohme
Cardiff University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Clinical Infectious Diseases
A new tool for identifying onset of local influenza outbreaks
Hospital epidemiologists and others responsible for public health decisions do not declare the start of flu season lightly. All the extra precautions cost time and money, so they do not want to declare flu season too early. For hospitals, there is a strong incentive to define a really clear period as flu season.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Evolution: The genetic connivances of digits and genitals
During the development of mammals, the growth and organization of digits are orchestrated by Hox genes, which are activated very early in precise regions of the embryo. These 'architect genes' are themselves regulated by a large piece of adjacent DNA. A study led by Denis Duboule, professor at the University of Geneva and the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, reveals that this same DNA regulatory sequence also controls the architect genes during the development of the external genitals.

Contact: Denis Duboule
Université de Genève

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
New approach for treating ALS
Blocking molecules involved in ALS-drug resistance may improve how well ALS therapeutics work, suggesting that re-evaluation of drugs that appeared to have failed might be appropriate.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
American Sociological Review
Heterosexuals have egalitarian views on legal benefits for same-sex couples, not on PDA
A new study indicates that heterosexuals have predominately egalitarian views on legal benefits for -- but not public displays of affection (PDA) by -- same-sex couples.

Contact: Daniel Fowler
American Sociological Association

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Out of danger: A neural basis for avoiding threats
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have identified a key neuronal pathway that makes learning to avoid unpleasant situations possible. Published online in the Nov. 20 issue of Neuron, the work shows that avoidance learning requires neural activity in the habenula representing changes in future expectations.

Contact: Jens Wilkinson

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Running really can keep you young, says CU-Boulder-Humboldt State study
A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who run several times a week for exercise expend about the same amount of energy walking as a typical 20-year-old.

Contact: Rodger Kram
University of Colorado at Boulder

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