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Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Science
Nine chemical compounds induced fibroblasts to act as cardiac cells

Researchers have induced human fibroblasts into cardiomyocyte-like cells using just nine compounds, and show that these modified cells can be used to partially heal mouse hearts following a heart attack.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Science
Science news story on sci-hub provides detailed view of user base

In this investigative news piece from Science, contributing correspondent John Bohannon puts his lens on the world's largest pirate website for scholarly literature, Sci-Hub, asking basic questions about the site that have gone unanswered in recent dialogue.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Science
Special Issue: Microbiome

This Special Issue on the microbiome features three reports, three Reviews and a Perspective that capture the many ways in which the microbes within our guts influence our health, and what in turn shapes this complex community.

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scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Science
Reptiles share similar sleep patterns as mammals, birds

A new study reveals that the sleep patterns previously thought to only be in mammals and birds -- REM and slow-wave sleep patterns -- are found in reptiles.

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scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Science Translational Medicine
Could a cancer drug be repurposed for fragile X syndrome?

An experimental cancer drug can improve learning and memory in mice with fragile X syndrome, according to a new study.

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scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Cell
Sophisticated 'mini-brains' add to evidence of Zika’s toll on fetal cortex

Studying a new type of pinhead-size, lab-grown brain made with technology first suggested by three high school students, Johns Hopkins researchers have confirmed a key way in which Zika virus causes microcephaly and other damage in fetal brains: by infecting specialized stem cells that build its outer layer, the cortex.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Simons Foundation Au

Contact: Alsy Acevedo
aaceved5@jhmi.edu
410-464-6457
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Also of interest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers report that silencing expression of a component of coat protein complex I (COPI), which regulates intracellular protein trafficking, led to reduced production of amyloid beta (Aβ) in cell culture and that a mutation that partially inactivated COPI reduced amyloid plaque burden and restored memory function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD); in addition, the study identified 24 mutations in COPI genes associated with AD in humans.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Maternal support and childhood emotional development

Preschoolers who receive high levels of maternal support show increased hippocampal growth rates and improved emotional functioning during school-age years and adolescence, a study finds.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Spring temperatures and impacts of summer drought

Early spring helps offset some climate impacts of hot, dry summers, but the effect likely exacerbates warming and deepens drought, a study suggests.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Human female pelvic development

Researchers report evidence that the human female pelvis adapts to changing obstetric demands over a female’s lifetime.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Empathic mindset and student suspension rates

A brief online intervention that encouraged teachers to adopt an empathic mindset about discipline cut student suspension rates by half over the academic year, a study reports.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Plants might use prion-like proteins to form memories

Prion-like proteins might underlie a form of memory in plants, a study suggests.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Music training may enhance infants’ sound perception

Early music training supports the development of wide-ranging perceptual skills and may benefit speech learning, a study suggests.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
JAMA
Breast density and outcomes of supplemental breast cancer screening

In a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA, Elizabeth A. Rafferty, M.D., formerly of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues evaluated the screening performance of digital mammography combined with tomosynthesis (a type of imaging) compared with digital mammography alone for women with varying levels of breast density.

Contact: Kathy Weiner
lmradkat@verizon.net
978-266-2676
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
JAMA
Longer time spent working rotating night shift among nurses linked with small increased risk of heart disease

Among female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for 5 years or more was associated with a small increase in the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Elaine St. Peter
estpeter@partners.org
617-525-6375
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
JAMA
Immunotherapy tablet provides improvement for patients with house dust mite allergy-related asthma

The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during a period of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) reduction among adults with HDM allergy-related asthma not well controlled by ICS, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA.

Contact: J. Christian Virchow
jc.h.virchow@sunrise.ch
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Internet video portals do not control views well

The majority of video reproduction portals on internet, with the exception of YouTube, have quite unsophisticated systems for controlling fraud in the number of views, and some of them even seem to completely lack such systems, according to research carried out at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in conjunction with Imdea Networks, NEC Labs Europe and Polito.

Contact: fco javier alonso
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 22-Apr-2016
Science
Nearby supernova ashes continue to rain on Earth

Traces of 60Fe detected in space indicate that a nearby supernova occurred within the last few million years.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 22-Apr-2016
Science
Genomic analysis of finches identifies genetic locus associated with beak size

Nearly 200 years ago, based on observations of finches in the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin proposed that a species may diverge in traits when competing for resources, and now, supporting this concept, a new study identifies a genetic locus that controls changes in beak size of these finches.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 22-Apr-2016
Science
Giant dinosaurs hatched as mini adults

Analysis of a new dinosaur fossil suggests that the largest species ever known to walk the Earth was born with adult-like proportions, perhaps allowing it to be more independent than some other species of dinosaurs.

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scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 22-Apr-2016
Science
For American youth, rich-poor gap in life expectancy narrowing

The life expectancy gap between America’s rich and poor is shrinking for the young, a new study reports.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
Science Translational Medicine
Unconventional antibody defends blood vessels against sepsis

An antibody that defends blood vessels against sepsis can prevent mice from succumbing to the disease, a new study shows.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Science of the Total Environment
Is your home harming you? New research highlights deadly effects of indoor pollution

New research published today in the journal Science of the Total Environment has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health, and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality.

Contact: Amy Sutton
a.sutton@surrey.ac.uk
44-148-368-6141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Physical activity levels in China fallen by half since 1991, continue to fall with each generation

A new study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity has found that levels of physical activity for adults in China fell by nearly half between 1991 and 2011. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China, report that the decline was more pronounced in women than in men and each new generation had lower activity levels than the previous one.

Contact: Anne Korn
anne.korn@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22744
BioMed Central

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences
Scientists reveal the global evolution of the geomagnetic field over the past 20 years

The secular variation of the geomagnetic field derived from the core fluid flow dynamics inside the Earth. Several abrupt changes of geomagnetic field consecutively occurred within the past 20 years. These events were related to the waves inside the Earth’s core. Whether such events were independent was not fully understood. Now researchers in IGGCAS revealed that the recent abrupt changes were partly correlated and relevant to the global drifting motions of the geomagnetic field.

National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2014CB845903 )

Contact: OU Jiaming
oujm@mail.iggcas.ac.cn
Science China Press

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