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Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Science Translational Medicine
UTMB researchers develop treatment effective against lethal Marburg virus
For the first time, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in collaboration with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, have protected nonhuman primates against Marburg virus -- Angola hemorrhagic fever. Their treatment was shown to be effective at a point when animals have detectable levels of the virus in their system and begin to show symptoms of the disease. The study appears in the Aug. 20 edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine.
US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Neurology
Common infections tied to some stroke risk in kids
A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. The study found that the risk of stroke was increased only within a three-day period between a child's visit to the doctor for signs of infection and having the stroke.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Juliana Bunim
juliana.bunim@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children
Regular blood transfusions prevent recurrent blockage of brain blood vessels, a serious neurological side effect that occurs in one third of children with sickle cell anemia, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings appear in the Aug. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Barbara McMakin
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Study identifies protein that helps prevent active tuberculosis in infected patients
A UCLA-led study has identified a protein that appears to play a key role in protecting people infected with the tuberculosis bacteria from developing the active form of the disease. The findings could help doctors identify people who are at the greatest risk for developing disease as well as target new treatment strategies. The study also demonstrates a unique role for vitamin D -- the protein can only kill the bacteria when there are adequate levels of this vitamin present.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Rachel Champeau
rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2270
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Songbird student pilots delay departure and make frequent stopovers during first migration
Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometres away with no prior experience to guide them. Now, a new study out of York University has tracked these 'student pilots' on their first long-haul flight and found significant differences between the timing of juvenile migration and that of experienced adults.

Contact: Robin Heron
rheron@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22097
York University

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Is China's 50 percent cesarean section delivery rate too high?
Efforts must be made to decrease China's increasing cesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published Aug. 20 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-5808
Wiley

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Brain
Research helps explain why elderly have trouble sleeping
As people grow older, they often have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Now a new study helps explain why sleep becomes more fragmented with age.
National Institutes of Health, Dana Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health, Illinois Department of Public Health, Robert C. Borwell Endowment Fund

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
A spectacular landscape of star formation
This image, captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows two dramatic star formation regions in the Milky Way. The first, on the left, is dominated by the star cluster NGC 3603, located 20 000 light-years away, in the Carina–Sagittarius spiral arm of the Milky Way. The second, is a collection of glowing gas clouds known as NGC 3576 that lies about half as far from Earth.

Contact: Richard Hook
rhook@eso.org
49-893-200-6655
ESO

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association
Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat
Both normal weight and obese older women can reduce their risk of developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat by doing more physical activity. Despite earlier research suggestions, strenuous physical activity doesn't raise the risk of atrial fibrillation in older women.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, US Department of Health and Human Services, American Heart Association

Contact: Darcy Spitz
darcy.spitz@heart.org
212-878-5940
American Heart Association

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Nature
Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds
New analyses of tiny fossil mammals from South Wales are shedding light on the function and diets of our earliest ancestors, a team led by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Leicester report today in the journal Nature.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Hannah Johnson
hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk
0044-117-928-8896
University of Bristol

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Treating gastric cancer -- with Botox
In an article published in the Aug. 20 edition of Science Translational Medicine, a team of international researchers reports that gastric cancer growth could be suppressed by eliminating the signals sent by nerves that are linked to cancer stem cells. The use of Botox to cut the connection between the nerves and the stem cells made the treatment cheap, safe and efficient.
Research Council of Norway, National Institutes of Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, St. Olavs University Hospital

Contact: Duan Chen
duan.chen@ntnu.no
47-984-09675
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Nature
University of Tennessee research uncovers subglacial life beneath Antarctic ice sheet
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A University of Tennessee microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports microbial ecosystems.
National Science Foundation, NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
865-974-5460
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Nature
US expedition yields first breakthrough paper about life under Antarctic ice
The first breakthrough paper to come out of a massive US expedition to one of Earth's final frontiers has been published in the scientific journal, Nature.

Contact: Evelyn Boswell
evelynb@montana.edu
406-994-5135
Montana State University

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Trends in Molecular Medicine
Experts denounce clinical trials of unscientific, 'alternative' medicines
Experts writing in the Cell Press journal Trends in Molecular Medicine on Aug. 20 call for an end to clinical trials of 'highly implausible treatments' such as homeopathy and reiki. Over the last two decades, such complementary and alternative medicine treatments have been embraced in medical academia despite budget constraints and the fact that they rest on dubious science, they say.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
moleary@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Paleolithic 'escargot'
Paleolithic inhabitants of modern-day Spain may have eaten snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbors.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Orb-weaving spiders living in urban areas may be larger
A common orb-weaving spider may grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
JAMA Ophthalmology
USC Eye Institute study finds African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss
Research demonstrates that African-Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema due to problems with access to care. The study points to a need for improved screening and greater attention to vision loss by clinicians and patients.
Genentech

Contact: Alison Trinidad
alison.trinidad@usc.edu
323-442-3941
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Neurology
Study: Colds may temporarily increase stroke risk in children
A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. The study is published in the Aug. 20, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Contact: Rachel Seroka
rseroka@aan.com
612-928-6129
American Academy of Neurology

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Novel gene predicts both breast cancer relapse and response to chemotherapy
Scientists have made it easier to predict both breast cancer relapses and responses to chemotherapy, through the identification of a unique gene. The newly found marker could help doctors classify each breast cancer patient and customize a treatment regimen that is more effective. The discovery was a collaborative effort by scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, and the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore.

Contact: Tan Yun Yun
tan_yun_yun@a-star.edu.sg
65-682-66273
Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Critical Care Medicine
Providing futile care in the ICU prevents other patients from receiving critical care
Providing futile treatment in the intensive care unit sets off a chain reaction that causes other ill patients needing medical attention to wait for critical care beds.

Contact: Kim Irwin
kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2262
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Human Molecular Genetics
Gene therapy protects mice from lethal heart condition, MU researchers find
A new gene therapy developed by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has been shown to protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition caused by muscular dystrophy.

Contact: Derek Thompson
thompsonder@health.missouri.edu
573-882-3323
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
American Journal of Human Biology
CU Denver researcher shows economic disparities impact infant health
Women who are poor experience higher cortisol levels in pregnancy and give birth to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, putting them at greater risk for serious disease later in life, according to a new research from the University of Colorado Denver.

Contact: David Kelly
303-315-6374
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Public Health Nutrition
Guiding stars
Can nutrition rating systems be used in supermarkets to encourage healthier spending habits? A new study by Cornell University researchers sought to answer that very question by tracking the purchasing records in a supermarket chain that uses the Guiding Stars System to rate the nutritional value of foods for sale.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sandra Cuellar
foodandbrandlab@cornell.edu
607-254-4960
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Neuro-Oncology
Markey researchers develop web-based app to predict glioma mutations
A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Training Program in Translational Clinical Oncology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Physician Scientist Program

Contact: Allison Perry
allison.perry@uky.edu
859-323-2399
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Repeat ED visits for acute heart failure suggest need for better outpatient care
Almost one-third of acute heart failure syndrome patients seen in hospital emergency departments in Florida and California during 2010 had ED visits during the following year, findings that suggest a lack of appropriate outpatient care.
Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship Program, Honjo International Scholarship Program

Contact: Cassandra Aviles
cmaviles@partners.org
617-724-6433
Massachusetts General Hospital

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