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Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Glassy protein solution may cause eyesight deterioration
Long-sightedness caused by age could be due to proteins in the lens of the eye that are converted from a fluid solution to a solid, glassy state. This has been shown in a study by researchers from institutions including Lund University.

Contact: Anna Stradner
anna.stradner@fkem1.lu.se
46-462-228-214
Lund University

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
International Journal of Security and Networks
Hacked emails slice spam fast
Spam spreads much faster and to more people when it is being propagated by hacked, or otherwise compromised, email accounts rather than legitimate accounts, according to research published in the International Journal of Security and Networks.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Chinese Science Bulletin
Young scientist discovers new method to achieve ultra-narrow laser linewidth
Chinese researchers have discovered a new method to highly compress laser linewidth based on Rayleigh backscattering.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Tao Zhu
zhutao@cqu.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
National Science Review
Diverting a river from ecological disaster in northwestern China could provide new sustainable model
Population expansions and high-speed economic development along major rivers have triggered ecological disasters across the world. In northwestern China, a massive water diversion project helped rescue the Heihe River and reverse environmental damage. Integrated management of the river ecosystem and the economy, and measures aimed at protecting the entire river basin, outlined in a new study by Chinese scientists, could provide a model for saving rivers in other parts of China and worldwide.
National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Contact: Guodong Cheng
gdcheng@lzb.ac.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Oncotarget
Research team proves the efficacy of new drug against stem cells that provoke the growth of cancer
An Andalusian team of researchers led by the University of Granada has designed a drug that fights cancerogenic stem cells responsible for the onset and development of cancer, for relapse after chemotherapy, and for metastasis. The new drug, called Bozepinib, has been successfully tested in mice, and has a selective action against cancerogenic stem cells for breast and colon cancer, as well as melanoma.

Contact: Juan Antonio Marchal Corrales
jmarchal@ugr.es
0034-958-249-321
University of Granada

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Annals of Surgery
New measuring system to objectively ascertain the fatigue level in physicians through eye movement
An international team of scientists including researchers from the U. of Granada find that the speed of saccadic movements (rapid eye movements) is an excellent way to objectively measure the level of fatigue in a physician. Results prove that after a 24-hour medical shift, the speed of saccadic movements diminishes and the subjective perception of fatigue augments. However, the execution of simulated laparoscopic tests is not affected by this type of fatigue.

Contact: Leandro Luigi Di Stasi
distasi@ugr.es
0034-958-244-254
University of Granada

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Review of Scientific Instruments
Studying the speed of multi-hop Bluetooth networks
Bluetooth technology is the most widespread standard wireless communication. One of its applications is the creation of electronic sensor networks. Researchers in the UPV/EHU's Electronic Design Research Group have studied the performance of Bluetooth networks and measured the delays taking place in information transmission time. Transmitting the information received quickly and effectively is essential if a sensor is to successfully carry out its function.

Contact: Matxalen Sotillo
komunikazioa@ehu.es
34-688-673-770
University of the Basque Country

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Classical enzymatic theory revised by including water motions
The main focus of enzymology lies on enzymes themselves, whereas the role of water motions in mediating the biological reaction is often left aside owing to the complex molecular behavior. The groups of Martina Havenith and Irit Sagi revised the classical enzymatic steady state theory by including long-lasting protein-water coupled motions into models of functional catalysis.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Martina Havenith-Newen
Martina.Havenith@rub.de
49-234-322-4249
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Physical Review Letters
The mysterious 'action at a distance' between liquid containers
For several years, it has been known that superfluid helium housed in reservoirs located next to each other acts collectively, even when the channels connecting the reservoirs are too narrow and too long to allow for substantial flow. A new theoretical model reveals that the phenomenon of mysterious communication 'at a distance' between fluid reservoirs is much more common than previously thought.

Contact: Anna Maciołek
maciolek@is.mpg.de
49-711-689-1903
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hydrothermal settlers
OIST researcher Yuichi Nakajima decodes barnacle genetics to understand how climate change impacts the deep ocean.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Human antibodies produced in DNA-vaccinated cows protect in lethal models of hantavirus
Scientists investigating the potentially deadly hantavirus have used a novel approach to developing protective antibodies against it. The research, published in Science Translational Medicine, used specially bred 'transchromosomal' cows engineered to produce fully human antibodies. Investigators immunized the cows with DNA vaccines targeting two types of hantaviruses, Andes and Sin Nombre. The team collected plasma from the cows, purified the human IgG antibodies, and tested the material, which had potent neutralizing activity against both hantaviruses.
Military Infectious Diseases Research Program

Contact: Caree Vander Linden
teresa.l.vanderlinden.civ@mail.mil
301-619-2285
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Interface
Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration, study says
Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans' high intelligence and ability to work together toward common goals, according to a new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Nature
Vaccines may make war on cancer personal
In the near future, physicians may treat some cancer patients with personalized vaccines that spur their immune systems to attack malignant tumors. New research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has brought the approach one step closer to reality.

Contact: Michael C. Purdy
purdym@wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Nervous system may play bigger role in infections than previously known
The nervous system may play a bigger role in infections and autoimmune diseases than previously known.

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Nature
Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called 'killer electrons,' which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.
NASA

Contact: Daniel Baker
daniel.baker@lasp.colorado.edu
303-492-0591
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Nature
Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay
Materials scientists from Drexel University's College of Engineering invented the clay, which is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. It represents a turn away from the rather complicated and costly processing -- currently used to make materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors -- and toward one that looks a bit like rolling out cookie dough with results that are even sweeter from an energy storage standpoint.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Lancet
The Lancet: Leading medical experts call for an end to UK postcode lottery for liver disease treatment and detection
Leading medical experts today warn that rising numbers of deaths from liver disease -- already the UK's third commonest cause of premature death -- will be unavoidable without radical improvements in treatment and detection services, and tougher government policies to control the excessive alcohol use and obesity responsible for much of the national burden of liver disease.

Contact: The Lancet journals press office
daisy.barton@lancet.com
44-020-742-44949
The Lancet

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
DNA survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth's atmosphere -- and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission.

Contact: Dr. Oliver Ullrich
oliver.ullrich@uzh.ch
41-446-354-060
University of Zurich

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Van der Waals force re-measured
Van der Waals forces act like a sort of quantum glue on all types of matter. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich experimentally determined for the first time all of the key details of how strongly the single molecules bind to a surface. They demonstrated that the forces do not just increase with molecular size, but that they even grow disproportionately fast. Their findings could help to improve simulation methods for chemistry, physics, biology, and materials science.

Contact: Tobias Schloesser
t.schloesser@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-4771
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Precise measurements of microbial ecosystems
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine has succeeded for the first time in describing the complex relationships within an ecosystem in unprecedented detail. For their work, carried out in collaboration with US and Luxembourg partners, their model ecosystem was a 'biological wastewater treatment plant.' In it live numerous species of bacteria which are involved in the wastewater purification process. The researchers publish their results today in the journal Nature Communications.
Luxembourg National Research Fund, Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Contact: Britta Schlüter
britta.schlueter@uni.lu
352-466-644-6563
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Nature
Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have made a major breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer -- for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.

Contact: Charli Scouller
c.scouller@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27943
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Nature
The unbelievable underworld and its impact on us all
A new study has pulled together research into the most diverse place on earth to demonstrate how the organisms below-ground could hold the key to understanding how the worlds ecosystems function and how they are responding to climate change.

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@manchester.ac.uk
01-612-758-383
University of Manchester

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
BMC Medicine
Study reveals significantly increased risk of stillbirth in males
A large-scale study led by the University of Exeter has found that boys are more likely to be stillborn than girls. Published in the journal BMC Medicine, the study reviewed more than 30 million births globally, and found that the risk of stillbirth is about ten percent higher in boys. This equates to a loss of around 100,000 additional male babies per year.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Jo Bowler
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention
Juvenile offenders with multiple psychiatric disorders when they are incarcerated in detention centers appear to be at high risk for disorders five years after detention, according to a report published online by JAMA Psychiatry.

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
The artificial pancreas shown to improve the treatment of type 1 diabetes
The world's first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montreal by researchers at the institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal and the University of Montreal. The study confirms that the external artificial pancreas improves glucose control and reduces the risk of hypoglycemia compared to conventional diabetes treatment.
Canadian Diabetes Foundation

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

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