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Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer's, related diseases
University of Washington bioengineers have a designed a peptide structure that can stop the harmful changes of the body's normal proteins into a state that's linked to widespread diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and Lou Gehrig's disease.

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
New pill regimens published in The Lancet cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C patients
Today, July 28, 2014, is World Hepatitis Day. Dr. Eric Lawitz, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Texas Liver Institute, led a national study that identified a simple, pill-only treatment for hepatitis C that can cure 93 percent of patients in 12 weeks. This replaces a long and complicated treatment with many serious side effects. The study results are published today in The Lancet.

Contact: Rosanne Fohn
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
American Journal of Infection Control
Fist-bumping beats germ-spreading handshake, study reports
'Fist-bumping' transmits significantly fewer bacteria than either handshaking or high-fiving, while still addressing the cultural expectation of hand-to-hand contact between patients and clinicians, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Contact: Liz Garman
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
NOAA: 'Nuisance flooding' an increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise
Eight of the top 10 US cities that have seen an increase in so-called 'nuisance flooding' -- which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure -- are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report. This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased on all three US coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Ben Sherman
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
NASA sees Tropical Storm Hernan near Mexico's Baja California
Tropical Storm Hernan developed over this past weekend and reached hurricane strength before vertical wind shear kicked in and kicked the storm down. NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hernan when it was developing as a tropical depression near Baja California, Mexico.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Annals of Neurology
Researchers identify potential biomarker for AD
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report variants in a new gene, PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The discovery of this novel genetic association may lead to new drug treatment options that target PLXNA4 specifically. These findings appear in the Annals of Neurology.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer Association, Korean Health Technology R&D Project, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scripps Florida scientists find genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumors
Research conducted at the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands. The discovery could help physicians develop new treatments that target the cancer's underlying genetic causes.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, PGA National WCAD Cancer Research Fellowship, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Margaret Q. Landerberger Research Foundation, Swiss National Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Practical Radiation Oncology
Two-step decision tree analysis helps inform updates of RT best practices, quality standards
A two-step decision tree analysis, incorporating Donabedian's model, is a feasible process to evaluate and distill the many available quality standards, guidelines, recommendations and indicators in order to update national and international quality standards for radiation therapy, according to a study published in the July-August 2014 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Booming mobile health app market needs more FDA oversight for consumer safety, confidence
While the mobile health apps market offers tremendous potential, several health law experts say in a July 24 New England Journal of Medicine report that more oversight is needed by the US Food and Drug Administration to ensure consumer confidence and safety. Out of 100,000 mHealth apps on the market, only about 100 have been cleared by the FDA, which opponents see as a deterrent to innovation and profit. But it doesn't have to be.

Contact: Denise Gee
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Satellite sees Genevieve's remnants chased by 2 more systems
Tropical Storm Genevieve may be a remnant low pressure area but there's still a chance it could make a comeback. Meanwhile, GOES-West satellite imagery showed there are two developing low pressure areas 'chasing' Genevieve to the east. NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center has suddenly become very busy tracking these three areas.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Study helps compare risks of treatments for early esophageal cancer
A new study, published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by Northwestern Medicine researchers, sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer.
Northwestern University Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center's Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology

Contact: Bret Coons
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Nature Chemistry
Scissoring the lipids
A new strategy which enables molecules to be disconnected essentially anywhere, even remote from functionality, is described by researchers from the University of Bristol in Nature Chemistry today.

Contact: Hannah Johnson
University of Bristol

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
How sweet it is
JBEI researchers have developed a powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of 'fuel' crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy -- an assay that enables scientists to identify and characterize the function of nucleotide sugar transporters, critical components in the biosynthesis of plant cell walls.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Seeing is bead-lieving
Rice scientists make models for polymer macromolecules using magnets and DNA 'springs' that can be tuned for flexibility.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mike Williams
Rice University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Unhealthy habits more than double risk of metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors
A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that 73 percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems by failing to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, ALSAC

Contact: Summer Freeman
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Psychological Science
Preschoolers with special needs benefit from peers' strong language skills
A new study provides empirical evidence that peers really can have an impact on a child's language abilities, for better or worse. While peers with strong language skills can help boost their classmates' abilities, being surrounded by peers with weak skills may hinder kids' language development. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Institute of Education Sciences

Contact: Anna Mikulak
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Researcher using next-generation sequencing to rapidly identify pathogens
A recent study looks at porcine enterovirus G, which is an important find in the United States.

Contact: Benjamin Hause
Kansas State University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Psychological Science
Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion
The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds.

Contact: Laura Justice
Ohio State University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Physical Review Letters
Refrigerator magnets
A new theory from researchers at MIT predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents.
US Department of Energy, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Why do dogs smell each other's behinds? Chemical communication explained (video)
Here at Reactions, we ask the tough questions to get to the bottom of the biggest scientific quandaries. In that spirit, this week's video explains why dogs sniff each other's butts. It's a somewhat silly question with a surprisingly complex answer. This behavior is just one of many interesting forms of chemical communication in the animal kingdom. Find out more at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Applied Optics
Wearable device for the early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition
Thanks to a small, wearable device that can hang on a pair of eyeglasses, a common complication of diabetes may get caught sooner. Researchers in Taiwan have developed a pupillometer that scans the patient's eyes for early signs of diabetic autonomic neuropathy -- a condition that progressively affects the autonomic nerves controlling vital organs. This kind of early detection enables early treatment, leading to far better health outcomes for the patient. The work was published today in the journal Applied Optics.

Contact: Angela Stark
The Optical Society

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Glow in space is evidence of a hot bubble in our galaxy
A recent study shows that the emission is dominated by the local hot bubble of gas -- 1 million degrees -- with, at most, 40 percent of emission originating within the solar system. The findings, published in the journal Nature, should put to rest the disagreement about the origin of the X-ray emission and confirm the existence of the local hot bubble.

Contact: Annette Gallagher
University of Miami

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Facial features are the key to first impressions
A new study by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of York shows that it is possible to accurately predict first impressions using measurements of physical features in everyday images of faces, such as those found on social media.

Contact: David Garner
University of York

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
2014 World Transplant Congress
Henry Ford study: Burnout impacts transplant surgeons
Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40 percent feel emotionally exhausted, according to a new national study on transplant surgeon burnout. The findings will be presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Contact: Tammy Battaglia
Henry Ford Health System

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
BMC Pediatrics
Many people never grow out of their growing pains
A new research project from Aarhus University shows that many adolescents suffer from knee pain for several years. The pain impacts both sporting activities and quality of life.

Contact: Michael Skovdal Rathleff
Aarhus University

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