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Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
The Leadership Quarterly
Power can corrupt even the honest
New research published in The Leadership Quarterly looked to discover whether power corrupts leaders. Study author John Antonakis and his colleagues from the University of Lausanne explain, 'We looked to examine what Lord Acton said over 100 years ago, that 'Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.''

Contact: Sacha Boucherie
s.boucherie@elsevier.com
31-630-667-129
Elsevier

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Biological Psychiatry
Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent some forms of depression
Patients with increased inflammation, including those receiving cytokines for medical treatment, have a greatly increased risk of depression. For example, a six-month treatment course of interferon-alpha therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus infection causes depression in approximately 30 percent of patients.

Contact: Rhiannon Bugno
Biol.Psych@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-0880
Elsevier

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature Chemistry
Snapshots of chemical reactions: Characterizing an important reactive intermediate
An international group of researchers led by Dr. Warren E. Piers and Dr. Heikki M. Tuononen has been able to isolate and characterize an important chemical intermediate whose existence has, so far, only been inferred from indirect experimental evidence.
Academy of Finland, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Dr. Heikki M. Tuononen
heikki.m.tuononen@jyu.fi
358-408-053-713
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Robot researcher combines nature to nurture 'superhuman' navigation
QUT researchers are investigating realistic navigation for robots using computer modeling of the human eye and the brain of a rat.

Contact: Debra Nowland
d.nowland@qut.edu.au
61-731-381-150
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
JAMA
Study finds acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain
A new research study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that in patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture did not provide any benefit.

Contact: Anne Rahilly
arahilly@unimelb.edu.au
61-390-355-380
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Science Signaling
Eighty percent of bowel cancers halted with existing medicines
An international team of scientists has shown that more than 80 percent of bowel cancers could be treated with existing drugs. The study found that medicines called 'JAK inhibitors' halted tumor growth in bowel cancers with a genetic mutation that is present in more than 80 per cent of bowel cancers. Multiple JAK inhibitors are currently used, or are in clinical trials, for diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, blood cancers and myeloproliferative disorders.
Ludwig Cancer Research, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Cancer Council Victoria, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victorian Government

Contact: Alan Gill
gill.a@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-719
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels
Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.

Contact: Alvin Stone
alvin.stone@unsw.edu.au
61-241-861-7366
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Journal of Dietary Supplements
New article shows daily use of certain supplements can decrease health-care expenditures
Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on health care costs through avoided hospitalizations related to coronary heart disease,according to a new article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.
Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation

Contact: Nancy Stewart
nstewart@crnusa.org
202-204-7684
Council for Responsible Nutrition

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature
Researchers develop novel gene/cell therapy approach for lung disease
Researchers developed a new type of cell transplantation to treat mice mimicking a rare lung disease that one day could be used to treat this and other human lung diseases caused by dysfunctional immune cells. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report their findings in a study posted online Oct. 1 by Nature.

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
The Journal of the American Dental Association
To improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities, support caregivers
The first large-scale study in the US to investigate at-home oral care for adults with developmental disabilities suggests that future policy initiatives should focus on improving sources of support for caregivers, in addition to addressing access to care. Led by researchers at Tufts University, the study is published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Siobhan Gallagher
Siobhan.gallagher@tufts.edu
617-636-6586
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature
Origin of moon's 'ocean of storms' revealed
New analysis, using data from NASA's GRAIL spacecraft, has determined that the large dark patch on the western edge of the moon's near side is not an impact crater after all.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
21st LEAP Meeting - Ethiopia
Results of large-scale roll out of combination treatment for kala-azar in Eastern Africa
Results of a pharmacovigilance -- or large-scale treatment safety and efficacy monitoring -- plan, carried out by Doctors Without Borders, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, and national partners in Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, and Ethiopia, were presented today to key decision makers in order to boost patient access to treatment of kala-azar with the combination of sodium stibogluconate and paromomycin in the region.

Contact: Violaine Dallenbach
vdallenbach@dndi.org
41-794-241-474
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature
Solving the mystery of the 'man in the moon'
MIT researchers find that a volcanic plume, not an asteroid, likely created the moon's largest basin.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Motivation and Emotion
Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds
New research suggests the adage that encourages people to keep their 'eyes on the prize' may be on target when it comes to exercise. When walking, staying focused on a specific target ahead can make the distance to it appear shorter and help people walk there faster, psychology researchers have found.

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
All directions are not created equal for nanoscale heat sources
Thermal considerations are rapidly becoming one of the most serious design constraints in microelectronics, especially on submicron scale lengths. A study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has shown that standard thermal models will lead to the wrong answer in a three-dimensional heat-transfer problem if the dimensions of the heating element are on the order of one micron or smaller.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: David G. Cahill
d-cahill@illinois.edu
217-333-6753
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Predictor of tissue injury in kidney transplant recipients found
Researchers at UC San Francisco and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, may have found a predictor for a disorder affecting kidney transplant recipients that can accelerate organ failure, a discovery that eventually could allow for customized therapies and improved patient selection for transplant.

Contact: Nancy DiFiore
nancy_difiore@rush.edu
312-942-5159
Rush University Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Microbes in Central Park soil: If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere
Soil microbes that thrive in the deserts, rainforests, prairies and forests of the world can also be found living beneath New York City's Central Park, according to a surprising new study led by Colorado State University and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Contact: Noah Fierer
Noah.Fierer@colorado.edu
303-492-5615
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
JAMA Surgery
Hospitals with aggressive treatment styles had lower failure-to-rescue rates
Hospitals with aggressive treatment styles, also known as high hospital care intensity, had lower rates of patients dying from a major complication but longer hospitalizations.

Contact: Shantell Kirkendoll
smkirk@umich.edu
734-764-2220
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
European Journal of Human Genetics
Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people
A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
PLOS ONE
Stem cell discovery could lead to better treatments for blindness
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that a region on the front surface of the eye harbors special stem cells that could treat blinding eye conditions.
National Eye Research Centre, Rosetrees Trust, T.F.C. Frost Charity, Gift of Sight Appeal

Contact: Becky Attwood
r.attwood@soton.ac.uk
University of Southampton

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature
Winter is coming ... to Titan's south pole
Gigantic polar clouds of hydrogen cyanide roughly four times the area of the UK are part of the impressive atmospheric diversity of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, a new study led by Leiden Observatory, the Netherlands Institute for Space Research and the University of Bristol has found. The research is published today in Nature.

Contact: Hannah Johnson
hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8896
University of Bristol

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature
Evolving plumbing system beneath Greenland slows ice sheet as summer progresses
A team led by scientists at the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics has for the first time directly observed multiple parts of Greenland's subglacial plumbing system and how that system evolves each summer to slow down the ice sheet's movement toward the sea. These new observations could be important in accurately modeling Greenland's future response to climate change.
National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society

Contact: Anton Caputo
anton.caputo@jsg.utexas.edu
512-232-9623
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
BMJ
Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes
Long-acting insulin is safer and more effective than intermediate-acting insulin for patients with Type 1 diabetes, according to new research published in the BMJ.

Contact: Geoff Koehler
koehlerg@smh.ca
416-864-6060 x6537
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Health Education & Behavior
Journal supplement examines innovative strategies for healthy aging
The Society for Public Health Education proudly announces the publication of a Health Education & Behavior supplement devoted to the latest research and practice to promote healthy aging. The October 2014 supplement, 'Fostering Engagement and Independence: Opportunities and Challenges for an Aging Society,' contains a dozen peer-reviewed articles on innovative behavioral and psycho-social approaches to improve the health of the nation's fastest growing cohort -- older adults.

Contact: camille gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature
New study explains wintertime ozone pollution in Utah oil and gas fields
Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration, extraction and related activities can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime, high enough to exceed federal health standards, according to new NOAA-led research, published today in Nature.

Contact: Monica Allen
monica.allen@noaa.gov
301-734-1123
NOAA Headquarters

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