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Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Study reveals optimal particle size for anticancer nanomedicines
Nanomedicines consisting of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to specific tissues and cells offer new solutions for cancer diagnosis and therapy. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Illinois systematically evaluated the size-dependent biological profiles of three monodisperse drug-silica nanoconjugates to determine the optimum particle size for tissue penetration and tumor inhibition.

Contact: Jianjun Cheng
jianjunc@illinois.edu
217-244-3924
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Satellite eyes first major Atlantic Hurricane in 3 years: Gonzalo
Hurricane Gonzalo has made the jump to major hurricane status and on Oct. 15 was a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided imagery of the storm. According to the National Hurricane Center, Gonzalo is the first category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic basin since Ophelia in 2011.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
NASA's Aqua satellite watches Tropical Storm Ana intensifying
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over intensifying Tropical Storm Ana as it was moving through the Central Pacific Ocean and toward the Hawaiian Islands.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Journal of Urology
How closely do urologists adhere to AUA guidelines?
Evidence-based guidelines play an increasing role in setting standards for medical practice and quality but are seldom systematically evaluated in the practice setting. Investigators evaluated the rate of physician adherence to the American Urological Association's guidelines on the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms to establish a benchmark for future research. Their findings are published in The Journal of Urology.

Contact: Linda Gruner
jumedia@elsevier.com
212-633-3923
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Personality and Social Psychology Review
Reminding people of their religious belief system reduces hostility: York U research
Research conducted at York University may shed some light on religion's actual influence on believers -- and the news is positive. Researchers hypothesized that being reminded of religious beliefs would normally promote less hostile reactions to the kinds of threats in everyday life that usually heighten hostility. Across nine different experiments with 910 participants, the results consistently supported the hypothesis for Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus alike. The religiously reminded were significantly less hostile.

Contact: Robin Heron
rheron@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22097
York University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
New study shows the importance of jellyfish falls to deep-sea ecosystem
This week, researchers from University of Hawai'i, Norway, and the UK have shown with innovative experiments that a rise in jellyfish blooms near the ocean's surface may lead to jellyfish falls that are rapidly consumed by voracious deep-sea scavengers. Previous anecdotal studies suggested that deep-sea animals might avoid dead jellyfish, causing dead jellyfish from blooms to accumulate and undergo slow degradation by microbes, depleting oxygen at the seafloor and depriving fish and invertebrate scavengers.
Norwegian Research Council

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
mworkman@hawaii.edu
808-956-3151
University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Sex Roles
Why me? Many women living in poverty blame children, love life
Having had children -- particularly early in life -- and a dysfunctional romantic relationship are the two most frequently cited reasons when low-income mothers are asked about why they find themselves in poverty. So say American researchers Kristin Mickelson of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University, and Emily Hazlett of Kent State University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University, in a new article published in Springer's journal Sex Roles.

Contact: Alexander K. Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference
Brain surgery through the cheek
Vanderbilt engineers have developed a surgical robot designed to perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek instead of the skull that can operate on a patient in an MRI scanner.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Astrophysical Journal
Getting to know super-earths
Results from NASA's Kepler mission have indicated that the most common planets in the galaxy are super-Earths -- those that are bigger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. We have no examples of these planets in our own solar system, so Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, and her colleagues are using space telescopes to try to find out more about these worlds. Most recently they used Hubble to study the planet HD 97658b, in the constellation Leo.
NASA, National Science Foundation (Graduate Research Fellowship), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, European Research Council (advanced grant PEPS)

Contact: Brian Bell
bpbell@caltech.edu
626-395-5832
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Milky Way ransacks nearby dwarf galaxies
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, along with data from other large radio telescopes, have discovered that our nearest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, are devoid of star-forming gas, and that our Milky Way Galaxy is to blame.

Contact: Charles Blue
cblue@nrao.edu
434-296-0314
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Fishery Bulletin
Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?
Pacific sleeper sharks, a large, slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something a bit larger -- protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska. A new study has found the first indirect evidence that this cold-blooded shark that can grow to a length of more than 20 feet -- longer than a great white shark -- and may be an opportunistic predator of juvenile Steller sea lions.
North Pacific Marine Research Program, US Department of Commerce

Contact: Markus Horning
markus.horning@oregonstate.edu
541-867-0270
Oregon State University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Change your walking style, change your mood
Our mood can affect how we walk -- slump-shouldered if we're sad, bouncing along if we're happy. Now researchers have shown it works the other way too -- making people imitate a happy or sad way of walking actually affects their mood.
German Research Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, German Academic Exchange Service

Contact: Lindsay Jolivet
lindsay.jolivet@cifar.ca
416-971-4876
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Journal of Atmospheric Sciences
Weather history time machine
A San Diego State University geography professor, Samuel Shen, and colleagues have developed a software program that allows climate researchers to access historical climate data for the entire global surface (excluding the poles), including the oceans, based on Shen's statistical research into historical climates.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Natalia Elko
natalia.elko@mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-2585
San Diego State University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Public Understanding of Science
Blinded by science
Your faith in science may actually make you more likely to trust information that appears scientific but really doesn't tell you much. According to a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study, including trivial elements such as graphs or formulas in product information can lead consumers to believe products are more effective. 'Anything that looks scientific can make information you read a lot more convincing,' says the study's lead author Aner Tal, Ph.D.

Contact: Aner Tal
at425@cornell.edu
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Discovery of a new mechanism that can lead to blindness
An important scientific breakthrough by a team of IRCM researchers led by Michel Cayouette, Ph.D., is being published today by The Journal of Neuroscience. The Montréal scientists discovered that a protein found in the retina plays an essential role in the function and survival of light-sensing cells that are required for vision. These findings could have a significant impact on our understanding of retinal degenerative diseases that cause blindness.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Contact: Julie Langelier
julie.langelier@ircm.qc.ca
514-987-5555
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Post-tonsillectomy complications more likely in kids from lower-income families
New research finds that children from lower-income families are more likely to have complications following outpatient tonsillectomy surgery.

Contact: Amy Albin
aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-8672
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
ACS Nano
Tuning light to kill deep cancer tumors
An international group of scientists led by Gang Han, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy to effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and fewer side effects than chemotherapy. This promising new treatment strategy could expand the current use of photodynamic therapies to access deep-set cancer tumors.

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Nutrition Journal
Eating breakfast increases brain chemical involved in regulating food intake and cravings
MU researchers have found that eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. Understanding the brain chemical and its role in food cravings could lead to improvements in obesity prevention and treatment.
Beef Checkoff Program, Egg Nutrition Center, University of Missouri

Contact: Jesslyn Chew
ChewJ@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Neurology
New guideline in genetic testing for certain types of muscular dystrophy
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine offer a new guideline on how to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person's subtype of limb-girdle or distal muscular dystrophy. The guideline is published in the Oct. 14, 2014, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the AAN.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Duska Anastasijevic
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Management Communication Quarterly
Bullies in the workplace
The stories are shocking and heartbreaking, but they are often disjointed and hard to follow. In severe cases, the narratives are even more chaotic. This is reality for victims of workplace bullying and a major reason why they stay silent, said Stacy Tye-Williams, an assistant professor of communications studies and English at Iowa State University.

Contact: Stacy Tye-Williams
styewill@iastate.edu
515-294-7138
Iowa State University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
25th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology & Asia Pacific Heart Congress
E-healthcare may help reverse the trend of high CVD and obesity in China
The use of electronic health care services versus more traditional methods to reduce the high incidence of heart disease in China will be debated by leading cardiologists from around the world in Beijing, from Oct. 16-19, 2014.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-492-948-627
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Marketing Science
Product placement can curb TV commercial audience loss by more than 10 percent: INFORMS study
Coordinating product placement with advertising in the same television program can reduce audience loss over commercial breaks by 10 percent, according to a new study in the Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
443-794-5182
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
AIDS and Behavior
Study models ways to cut Mexico's HIV rates
A new study projects that increasing condom use or antiretroviral therapy among Mexico City's male sex workers would produce a significant advance against the nation's HIV epidemic by reducing the rate of infections among the sex workers' partners.
National Institutes of Health, The Mexican National Center for HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention, Brown University

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Materials Science & Technology 2014
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing
Researchers have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Medical Care
Transforming safety net practices into patient-centered medical homes -- progress report
A recently concluded demonstration project made meaningful progress toward introducing a 'patient-centered medical home' approach at 'safety net' practices serving vulnerable and underserved populations. Lessons learned in the course of developing and implementing the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative are featured in a special November supplement to Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

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