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Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting & Exposition
Setting family rules promotes healthier behavior in children
An Indiana University study has found that setting specific family rules about healthy eating and sedentary behavior actually leads to healthier practices in children.

Contact: Milana Katic
mkatic@iu.edu
Indiana University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Neuroscience 2014
Where will big neuroscience take us?
The US, Europe and Asia have launched big brain research projects. What impact will they have? Scientists integral to three projects share their insights ahead of a special session hosted by the Society for Neuroscience.

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if others are unvaccinated
Forty-one percent of parents say under-vaccinated kids should be excluded from daycare, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health.
University of Michigan

Contact: Mary Masson
mfmasson@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Global Ecology and Biogeography
Less sex plus more greens equals a longer life
While a life in the slow lane may be easier, will it be any longer? It will if you're a reptile. A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers finds that reduced reproductive rates and a plant-rich diet are responsible for the increased lifespan of reptiles.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
ASN Kidney Week 2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Second protein associated with common cause of kidney failure identified
An international team of researchers from France, Germany, and the US have identified a protein that turns a person's immune system against itself in a form of kidney disease called membranous nephropathy. The new research was presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2014 in Philadelphia and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.
French National Center for Scientific Research, French National Research Agency, Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, Direc

Contact: Kurtis Pivert
kpivert@asn-online.org
202-699-0238
American Society of Nephrology

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Nature
Metabolic 'reprogramming' by the p53 gene family leads to tumor regression
Scientists have found that altering members of the p53 gene family, known as tumor suppressor genes, causes rapid regression of tumors that are deficient in or totally missing p53.

Contact: Ron Gilmore
rlgilmore1@mdanderson.org
713-745-1898
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Journal of Latina/o Psychology
Study on hospital stays contributes to Hispanic Paradox
To further study the Hispanic Mortality Paradox -- why Hispanics in the US tend to outlive non-Hispanic whites by several years -- University of North Texas psychologist John Ruiz examined length of hospital stays for Hispanics, whites and blacks at the same hospital over 12 months. His research team discovered that Hispanics were hospitalized for significantly fewer days than patients in the other groups, suggesting faster and more complete recoveries.

Contact: Nancy Kolsti
nancy.kolsti@unt.edu
940-565-3509
University of North Texas

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
One firm's loss is another's gain
Good news for savvy businesses: customers who walk through your doors unhappy with another firm's service can be won back with simple gestures of goodwill.

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Chlamydia knock out the body's own cancer defence
By breaking down the cancer-suppressing protein p53, Chlamydia prevent programmed cell death and thereby favour the process of cancer development

Contact: Thomas F. Meyer
meyer@mpiib-berlin.mpg.de
49-302-846-0400
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Metallomics
Women's fertility linked to detox element in diet
University of Adelaide research has for the first time shown how much of a critical role the natural antioxidant selenium plays at the earliest stages of a woman's fertility.
Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Melanie Ceko
melanie.ceko@adelaide.edu.au
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Nature Genetics
A new genetic cause for a progressive form of epilepsy identified
An international research consortium has discovered a new gene underlying progressive myoclonus epilepsy, one of the most devastating forms of epilepsy. The study showed that a single mutation in a potassium ion channel gene underlies a substantial proportion of unsolved cases. It is estimated that the mutation is carried by hundreds of patients worldwide. The study utilized modern DNA sequencing technologies, which have revolutionized genetic research of rare, severe diseases.

Contact: Anna-Elina Lehesjoki
anna-elina.lehesjoki@helsinki.fi
358-505-058-894
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Cell Reports
Side effects of possible anti-cancer strategy discovered
The Malt1 protein is one of the most important control centers in human immune cells and a real all-rounder. Genetic defects in it can lead to the development of lymphatic cancer (lymphoma). A possible therapeutic approach is therefore to specifically block certain functions of Malt1, thus destroying the cancer cells. Now, however, scientists at Technische Universität München have shown in a mouse model that such a blockade can cause serious side effects.

Contact: Vera Siegler
vera.siegler@tum.de
49-892-892-2731
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Quaternary Science Reviews
Climate capers of the past 600,000 years
An international consortium of researchers under the auspices of the University of Bonn has drilled deposits on the bed of Lake Van (Turkey) which provide unique insights into the last 600,000 years. The samples reveal that the climate has done its fair share of mischief-making in the past. Furthermore, there have been numerous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In a special edition of the highly regarded publication Quaternary Science Reviews, the scientists now publish their findings.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Litt
t.litt@uni-bonn.de
49-022-873-2736
University of Bonn

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014
Penn study examines patients' perspectives on deactivation of ICDs in end-of-life
Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) -- small devices placed in a person's chest to help treat irregular heartbeats with electrical pulses, or shocks -- haven't thought about device deactivation if they were to develop a serious illness from which they were not expected to recover. But given changes in healthcare, there may be a new reason to do so.

Contact: Anna Duerr
anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu
215-796-4829
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014
No racial disparities in development of atrial fibrillation among heart failure patients
Black patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure are no less likely than white patients to get atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia), according to a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, which was presented today at the 2014 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association. These findings run counter to previous studies, which have found that black patients with heart failure tend to have less atrial fibrillation problems than white patients.

Contact: Anna Duerr
anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu
215-796-4829
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Physicians prescribe less brand name drugs when EHR default settings show generics first
Programming electronic health records to make generic drugs the default choice when physicians write prescriptions may offer one way to reduce unnecessary spending and improve health care value in the face of spiraling US health expenditures, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
US Department of Veteran Affairs, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Anna Duerr
anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-8369
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014
The implications of new cholesterol guidelines on a rural Midwest community
The health records of 4,281 New Ulm residents between the ages of 40 to 79 years old were analyzed. The data studied was from health care visits that occurred during 2012-2013, before the release of the new ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines. It was found that under the new guidelines, 59 percent of the subjects met one of the four major indications for statin therapy. But of that number, only 65 percent were on a statin.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Allina Health, New Ulm Medical Center

Contact: Teresa Ambroz
tambroz@mhif.org
612-863-9041
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Why lizards have bird breath
Biologists long assumed that one-way air flow was a special adaptation in birds driven by the intense energy demands of flight. But now University of Utah scientists have shown that bird-like breathing also developed in green iguanas -- reptiles not known for high-capacity aerobic fitness. The finding bolsters the case that unidirectional bird-like flow evolved long before the first birds.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Rojas
joe.rojas@utah.edu
801-585-6861
University of Utah

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
First genetic-based tool to detect circulating cancer cells in blood
Northwestern University scientists have demonstrated the first genetic-based approach that is able to detect live circulating tumor cells out of the complex matrix that is human blood -- no easy feat. The NanoFlare technology potentially could detect cancer cells long before they could settle somewhere in the body and form a dangerous tumor. In a breast cancer study, the NanoFlares easily entered cells and lit up the cell if a biomarker target was present, even if only a trace amount.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions
For the first time, scientists have vividly mapped the shapes and textures of high-order modes of Brownian motions -- in this case, the collective macroscopic movement of molecules in microdisk resonators. Case Western Reserve University engineers used a record-setting scanning optical interferometry technique.

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Growth factor regenerates damaged nerves without sprouting new blood vessels
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a growth factor can regenerate damaged peripheral nerves without causing the growth of new blood vessels -- making it a unique candidate to treat nerve damage in areas of the body where the proliferation of blood vessels would be a drawback.
NIH/National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award

Contact: Sharon Parmet
sparmet@uic.edu
312-413-2695
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Nature Materials
Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines
Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices -- carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. A team of Carnegie scientists led by Timothy Strobel has synthesized an entirely new form of silicon, one that promises even greater future applications.
DOE/Office of Science, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,

Contact: Tim Strobel
tstrobel@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Tiny fish provides giant insight into how organisms adapt to changing environment
An Indiana University-Dartmouth College team has identified genes and regulatory patterns that allow some organisms to alter their body form in response to environmental change.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Hanchett
jimhanch@indiana.edu
812-856-5490
Indiana University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Understanding adverse blood vessel remodeling following stenting
Atherosclerosis can be treated with angioplasty or stenting to improve blood flow. However, the stenting process induces deleterious remodeling of the blood vessel that can increase thrombosis risk. A research team led by Ziad Ali of the Columbia University Medical Center now provides new insights into the pathological remodeling that occurs following blood vessel stenting in an article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
National Institutes of Health, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, European Union's Seventh Framework Program

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
919-684-0620
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
A noncoding RNA promotes pediatric bone cancer
Ewing sarcoma is a cancer of bone or its surrounding soft tissue that primarily affects children and young adults. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation indicates that a long non-coding RNA named Ewing sarcoma-associated transcript 1 contributes to the complex network of changes that occur in Ewing Sarcoma.
Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Fund, St. Baldrick's Foundation, Kavner Family Fund, Hope Street Kids Foundation, Sunbeam Foundation, Elsa U. Pardee Foundation, Bear Necessities Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
919-684-0620
Journal of Clinical Investigation

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