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Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Sex Roles
The American athletics track is still a man's world
The limited coverage that American female athletes get in the media is one of many subtle forms of gender biases they have to cope with. The little exposure they do get often focuses more on their attire, or how attractive, sexy or ladylike they are than on their actual athletic prowess. In the long run, this influences their performance in sports. So say the authors of a review published in Springer's journal Sex Roles.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78531
Springer

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Appetite
Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease
A review of the scientific literature on Parkinson's disease, conducted by SISSA research scientists, shows that even the non-motor symptoms associated with the disease can contribute to the changes in body weight seen in patients (including those subjected to deep brain stimulation). Among the factors affecting eating habits and body weight there could be, for example, an impaired ability to derive pleasure from food and changes in motivation.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
comunicazione@medialab.sissa.it
0039-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Climate Dynamics
Mediterranean meteorological tide has increased by over a millimetre a year since 1989
A new database developed by the University of Cantabria (Spain) provides data on sea level variation due to atmospheric changes in the south of Europe between 1948 and 2009. Over the last two decades sea levels have increased in the Mediterranean basin.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Physical Review X
New technique allows ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal
Researchers have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called 'aberrating layers.'
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Journal of Archaeological Science
Laser from a plane discovers Roman goldmines in Spain
Hidden under the vegetation and crops of the Eria Valley, in León (Spain), there is a gold mining network created by the Romans two thousand years ago, as well as complex hydraulic works, such as river diversions, to divert water to the mines of the precious metal. Researchers from the University of Salamanca made the discovery from the air with an airborne laser teledetection system.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
NRL scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride
Researchers have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride exhibit unique metamaterial properties that enable novel nanoscale optical devices.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Nutrición Hospitalaria
How do teenage boys perceive their weight?
Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight. This can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health, according to a study led by the UAB and conducted with 600 teenage boys from Barcelona and surrounding areas. Up to 25 percent of the boys reported trying to lose or control their weight in the past year.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
PharmaMar presents results at EORTC-NCI-AACR to highlight a pipeline of targeted therapies
PharmaMar will present data at the EORTC-NCI-AACR for its drug Yondelis and several investigational compounds, highlighting its pipeline of targeted therapies. Some of the most relevant results showed will focus on the mechanism of action of Aplidin, a drug that is currently in clinical trials for the treatment of multiple myeloma, and the activity of a new antibody-drug conjugate on HER-2 positive tumor cells and xenograft tumors.

Contact: Carolina Pola
cpola@pharmamar.com
34-608-933-677
Pharmamar

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Healthcare Infection Society
Journal of Hospital Infection
Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets, research finds
Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.
European Tissue Symposium

Contact: Ben Jones
B.P.Jones@leeds.ac.uk
44-011-334-38059
University of Leeds

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Versatile bonding for lightweight components
New materials are making cars, planes and all sorts of other things lighter. The catch is that many of these materials can't be welded. Now there's an alternative joining method available -- gradient adhesives provide an extremely good way of ensuring joined parts stay joined for their entire service life and hold up well in the event of a crash.

Contact: Jan Spengler
jan.spengler@lbf.fraunhofer.de
49-615-170-58851
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Nature
In full view
Scientists looking to understand -- and potentially thwart -- the influenza virus now have a much more encompassing view, thanks to the first complete structure of one of the flu virus' key machines. The structure, obtained by scientists at EMBL Grenoble, allows researchers to finally understand how the machine works as a whole, and could prove instrumental in designing new drugs to treat serious flu infections and combat flu pandemics.
European Research Council

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
sonia.furtado@embl.de
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Food & Nutrition Research
Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller
Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. A new study from Lund University, Härröd Research and Swedish Oat Fiber AB, shows a special oat oil preparation can produce greater satiety.

Contact: Lenaa Ohlsson
lena.ohlsson@med.lu.se
46-739-877-351
Lund University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Development
How fallopian tubes carry eggs unidirectionally
Researchers in Japan have revealed the mechanism that determines the direction of the transportation of eggs in the fallopian tube connecting the ovaries and uterus.

Contact: Office of Public Relations
press@nibb.ac.jp
National Institutes of Natural Sciences

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Cell Stem Cell
Pluripotent cells created by nuclear transfer can prompt immune reaction, researchers find
Mouse cells and tissues created through nuclear transfer can be rejected by the body because of a previously unknown immune response to the cell's mitochondria, according to a study in mice by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and colleagues in Germany, England and at MIT.

Contact: Krista Conger
kristac@stanford.edu
650-725-5371
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Tropical rickettsial illnesses associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes
A recent study from the Thai-Myanmar border highlights the severe and previously under-reported adverse impact of readily treatable tropical rickettsial illnesses, notably scrub typhus and murine typhus, on pregnancy outcomes, finding that more than one third of affected pregnancies resulted either in stillbirth or premature and/or low birth weight babies.

Contact: Lauren Bullen
plosntds@plos.org
415-590-3548
PLOS

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
For women, job authority adds to depression symptoms
Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men, according to a new study of more than 1,300 middle-aged men and 1,500 middle-aged women published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: David Ochsner
dochsner@austin.utexas.edu
512-626-0788
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Genetics in Medicine
Panel-based genetic diagnostic testing for inherited eye disease proves highly accurate
Gene panel-based tests for inherited eye disorders have been previously reported, but none of these have been as thoroughly characterized with regard to their performance in a diagnostic setting as the GEDi test. Mass. Eye and Ear researchers put GEDi to the test.
National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Contact: Mary Leach
Mary_Leach@meei.harvard.edu
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Optica
A path to brighter images and more efficient LCD displays
University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light.
NASA, US Department of Energy, Utah Science Technology and Research Economic Development Initiative

Contact: Vince Horiuchi
vincent.horiuchi@utah.edu
801-585-7499
University of Utah

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Science
Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet
A team of researchers from Caltech and the China Earthquake Administration has discovered an ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in south Tibet, north of the eastern end of the Himalayas. The geologists say that the ancient canyon -- thousands of feet deep in places -- effectively rules out a popular model used to explain how the massive and picturesque gorges of the Himalayas became so steep, so fast.

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
debwms@caltech.edu
626-395-3227
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
New computer model predicts gut metabolites to better understand gastrointestinal disease
Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from Texas A&M University have published the first research to use computational modeling to predict and identify the metabolic products of gastrointestinal tract microorganisms. Understanding these metabolic products, or metabolites, could influence how clinicians diagnose and treat GI diseases, as well as many other metabolic and neurological diseases increasingly associated with compromised GI function.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katie Cinnamond Benoit
katherine.cinnamond@tufts.edu
617-627-4703
Tufts University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Cancer Cell
A CNIO team discovers that a derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), have produced the first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development. The results, published in the prestigious journal Cancer Cell, indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, protect these mice from developing HCC in its most initial stage, when genotoxic stress is damaging cellular DNA. They also show a curative effect of the diet in those mice that had previously developed the disease.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
comunicacion@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
PLOS Genetics
New study reveals why some people may be immune to HIV-1
Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold. Now, a study of genetic variation in HIV-1 and in the cells it infects reported by University of Minnesota researchers in this week's issue of PLOS Genetics has uncovered a chink in HIV-1's armor that may, at least in part, explain the puzzling difference -- and potentially open the door to new treatments.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Stephanie Xenos
sxenos@umn.edu
612-624-8723
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Cell Stem Cell
The cellular origin of fibrosis
Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found the cellular origin of the tissue scarring caused by organ damage associated with diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and other conditions. The buildup of scar tissue is known as fibrosis.

Contact: B.D. Colen
bd_colen@harvard.edu
617-495-7821
Harvard University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Pain, magnet displacement in MRI in patients with cochlear implants
Pain, discomfort and magnet displacement were documented in a small medical records review study of patients with cochlear implants who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Contact: Jae Young Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
jychoi@yuhs.ac
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Environmental Research Letters
Extreme weather in the Arctic problematic for people, wildlife
A new cross-disciplinary study provides a comprehensive look at the effects of an extreme weather event in the High Arctic on everything from town infrastructure to the natural environment.
Norwegian Research Council, Svalbard Environmental Fund

Contact: Brage Bremset Hansen
brage.b.hansen@ntnu.no
47-416-04443
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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