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Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Psychological Bulletin
Evidence mounting that older adults who volunteer are happier, healthier
Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling -- they are receiving a health boost!
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Kelly Connelly
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Nature Geoscience
Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050
It is possible to significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years, according to researchers from McGill University and Utrecht University. In a new paper in Nature Geoscience, they outline strategies in six key areas that they believe can be combined in different ways in different parts of the world in order to effectively reduce water stress by 2050.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Contact: Chris Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
NASA animation shows Hurricane Marie winding down
NOAA's GOES-West satellite keeps a continuous eye on the Eastern Pacific and has been covering Hurricane Marie since birth. NASA's GOES Project uses NOAA data and creates animations and did so to show the end of Hurricane Marie.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Leading Ebola researcher at UTMB says there's an effective treatment for Ebola
A leading US Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against a lethal dose of Ebola virus up to five days after infection, at a time when the disease is severe. Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and immunology, has written an editorial for Nature discussing advances in Ebola treatment research.

Contact: Donna Ramirez
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
China's reform of R&D budget management doesn't go far enough
China's budget management is lagging behind countries which spend similar amounts on research and development, and recent reform has not gone far enough. That is the view of the University of Nottingham's Dr. Cong Cao, whose research is published on Aug. 29, 2014, in the prestigious academic journal, Science.
European Union's 7th Framework Program

Contact: Dr. Cong Cao
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Mice study shows efficacy of new gene therapy approach for toxin exposures
New research led by Charles Shoemaker, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, shows that gene therapy may offer significant advantages in prevention and treatment of botulism exposure over current methods. The findings of the National Institutes of Health funded study appear in the Aug. 29 issue of PLOS ONE.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Rushmie A Nofsinger
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
MERS: Low transmissibility, dangerous illness
The MERS coronavirus has caused disease outbreaks across the Arabian Peninsula and spread to Europe several times. The severe pneumonia virus has claimed the lives of several hundred people since its discovery in 2012. An international team of researchers led by virologists from the University of Bonn have now come to the conclusion, through direct observation, that the rate of human transmission is low. Still, a third of infected persons with symptoms die.

Contact: Christian Drosten
University of Bonn

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Can YouTube save your life?
Only a handful of CPR and basic life support videos available on YouTube provide instructions which are consistent with recent health guidelines, according to a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Nature Communications
Plug n' play protein crystals
Virus particles can be efficiently packed into crystalline assemblies according to scientists from Aalto University Finland.

Contact: Mauri Kostiainen
Aalto University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Nature Climate Change
Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise
Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international scientists.

Contact: Becky Attwood
University of Southampton

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Astrophysicists report radioactive cobalt in supernova explosion
A group of Russian astrophysicists, including researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, have detected the formation of radioactive cobalt during a supernova explosion, lending credence to a corresponding theory of supernova explosions.

Contact: Alexandra O. Borissova
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Rapamycin or FK506, which is better for SCs migration and peripheral nerve repair
Rapamycin promoted the secretion of nerve growth factors and upregulated growth-associated protein 43 expression in Schwann cells, but did not significantly affect Schwann cell proliferation. Therefore, rapamycin has potential application in peripheral nerve regeneration therapy.

Contact: Meng Zhao
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Current Biology
Ready for mating at the right time
Fish rely on pheromones to trigger social responses and to coordinate reproductive behavior in males and females. Scientists at the Marine Science Center at the University of the Algarve in Faro, Portugal, and at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have now identified such a signal molecule in the urine of male Mozambique tilapia: this pheromone boosts hormone production and accelerates oocyte maturation in reproductive females.
Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal, Max Planck Society

Contact: Dr. Bernd Schneider
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns
Adults who have been hospitalized for a burn as a child experience higher than usual rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to new research at the University of Adelaide.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Burns SA

Contact: Dr. Miranda Van Hooff
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Hydrogen powers important nitrogen-transforming bacteria
An international team of scientists led by Holger Daims, a microbiologist at the University of Vienna, has now shown that nitrite-oxidizing bacteria can use hydrogen as an alternative source of energy. The oxidation of hydrogen with oxygen enables their growth independent of nitrite and a lifestyle outside the nitrogen cycle. The study is published in the current issue of the journal Science.

Contact: Holger Daims
University of Vienna

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Science Advice to Governments
Science advice to governments comes of age at Auckland conference
Responding to the increasingly global nature of societal challenges, practitioners of science advice to governments formed a global network to share practice and strengthen their ties, at the first global conference on science advice to governments, which was held in Auckland, New Zealand this week.

Contact: Pandora Carlyon
International Council for Science

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
GSA Bulletin
Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau
The rise of the Tibetan plateau -- the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth -- is important for both its profound effect on climate and its reflection of continental dynamics. In this study published in GSA Bulletin, Katharine Huntington and colleagues employ a cutting-edge geochemical tool -- 'clumped' isotope thermometry -- using modern and fossil snail shells to investigate the uplift history of the Zhada basin in southwestern Tibet.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology
Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins
Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), researchers have discovered.
National Center for Genome Resources, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Packard Foundation

Contact: Lindsay Jolivet
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Physical Review Letters
Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology
One of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons (electronic circuits). First, it is necessary to create a stream of single photons and control their direction. Researchers around the world have made all sorts of attempts to achieve this, but now scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute have succeeded in creating a steady stream of photons emitted one at a time and in a particular direction.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Heart Rhythm
'Face time' for the heart diagnoses cardiac disease
To the careful observer, a person's face has long provided insight into what is going on beneath the surface. Now, with the assistance of a web camera and software algorithms, the face can also reveal whether or not an individual is experiencing atrial fibrillation, a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition.
Xerox, New York State

Contact: Mark Michaud
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
CU scientists' discovery could lead to new cancer treatment
A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has reported the breakthrough discovery of a process to expand production of stem cells used to treat cancer patients. These findings could have implications that extend beyond cancer, including treatments for inborn immunodeficiency and metabolic conditions and autoimmune diseases.

Contact: Kris Kitto
The Bawmann Group

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Personality and Social Psychology Review
Meaningful relationships can help you thrive
Deep and meaningful relationships play a vital role in overall well-being. A paper published in Personality and Social Psychology Review provides an important perspective on thriving through relationships, emphasizes two types of support that relationships provide, and illuminates aspects where further study is necessary.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services, Fetzer Institute

Contact: Jennifer Santisi
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
ESC Congress 2014
Prevent premature deaths from heart failure, urges the Heart Failure Association
The Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology is calling for global policy change relating to heart failure. An international white paper, 'Heart failure: preventing disease and death worldwide,' was published in May 2014.

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
ESC Congress 2014
Mobile app on emergency cardiac care aids best decisions in seconds
The ACCA Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit mobile app is now available on the App Store and Google Play.

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Real tremors, or drug-seeking patient? New app can tell
New University of Toronto smartphone uses data from built-in accelerometer to measure the frequency of alcohol withdrawal tremors.

Contact: Marit Mitchell
University of Toronto

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