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Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
Asian monsoon much older than previously thought
The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, an international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist reports in the journal Nature. Scientists thought the climate pattern known as the Asian monsoon began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains.
French National Research Agency, Universities of Poitiers and Nancy, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Marie Curie Career Integration, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Contact: Mari N. Jensen
University of Arizona

Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer's-related protein
UC Berkeley researchers have found that the human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. The findings could help explain how some older adults with beta-amyloid deposits in their brain retain normal cognitive function while others develop dementia.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, McKnight Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting
The Lancet: Some lung cancer patients could live longer when treated with new radiotherapy strategy
Treating advanced small-cell lung cancer with thoracic radiation therapy in addition to standard treatment significantly prolongs long-term survival and reduces cancer recurrence in the chest by almost 50 percent, according to new research published in The Lancet and being presented simultaneously at ASTRO's 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Dutch Cancer Society, Dutch Lung Cancer Research Group, Cancer Research UK, Academic Health Science Centre Trials Coordination Unit, UK National Cancer Research Network

Contact: Ben Slotman
The Lancet

Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
Nature Photonics
Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award, Quantum Works, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Industry Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Canada Research Chair

Contact: Laura Ost
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
Preventive Medicine
Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing, University of East Anglia researchers find
Walking or cycling to work is better for people's mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the University of East Anglia. A report published today reveals that people who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited from improved wellbeing. In particular, active commuters felt better able to concentrate and were less under strain than if they traveled by car.
Centre for Diet and Activity Research

Contact: Lisa Horton
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
Nature Medicine
Muscular dystrophy: Repair the muscles, not the genetic defect
A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy directly targets muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Laura Bailey
University of Michigan

Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
Nature Medicine
Blood-cleansing biospleen device developed for sepsis therapy
Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood -- often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering may radically transform the way doctors treat sepsis.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DOD/Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, Harvard's Wyss Institute

Contact: Kristen Kusek
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
Nature: New drug blocks gene driving cancer growth
When active, the protein called Ral can drive tumor growth and metastasis in several human cancers including pancreatic, prostate, lung, colon and bladder. Unfortunately, drugs that block its activity are not available. A study published today in the journal Nature uses a novel approach to target the activation of these Ral proteins.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Garth Sundem
University of Colorado Denver

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