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Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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A study finds that artificial selection to lengthen the fruit fly sex comb, a set of bristles used in courtship, results in a comb unable to rotate normally to a vertical position during development, suggesting that some morphologies may be developmentally disfavored.

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
1st China International Conference on Positive Psychology
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Influence of taxi and car sharing on traffic and pollution

An online system that efficiently computes optimal taxi sharing strategies might cut cumulative taxi trip lengths by 40% or more while keeping passenger inconvenience to a minimum, a study finds.

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Seeking water, oxygen, and chlorophyll on exoplanets

Space missions designed to detect life on exoplanets may be best served by a multi-tiered observing strategy in which telescopes are deployed to detect signatures of water, followed by selection of exoplanets likely to contain oxygen, and finally selection of the most promising exoplanets to search for chlorophyll, according to a study.

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A rapid, low-cost diagnostic for sickle cell disease

A blood test to diagnose sickle cell disease more rapidly and inexpensively than traditional tests has been developed, according to a study. Left untreated, sickle-shaped blood cells can impede circulation and cause a life-threatening complication known as a vasoocclusive crisis.

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Strategic thinking in young children

Children demonstrate a sophisticated ability to think strategically at a young age, according to a study. Strategic interactions require individuals to reason about the behavior, mental states, and incentives of others, but the point at which children develop this ability remains unclear.

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Neanderthal rock engraving

A study of a rock engraving in Gorham’s Cave in Gibraltar finds that the cross-hatched impression was likely created by Neanderthals and represents Neanderthals’ capacity for abstract expression.

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Influence of climate change on freshwater mountain runoff

Freshwater runoff from mountain ranges may be vulnerable to temperature increases that lengthen growing seasons and expand vegetative growth at high elevations, according to a study.

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Declining maize diversity

The diversity of maize varieties grown on farms across Mexico has declined in recent years, and this phenomenon may threaten crop yields in the face of climate change, according to a study.

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
PeerJ
Researchers find Asian camel crickets now common in US homes

With their long, spiky legs and their propensity for eating anything, including each other, camel crickets are the stuff of nightmares. And now research from North Carolina State University finds that non-native camel cricket species have spread into homes across the eastern United States.

National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Rapamycin or FK506, which is better for SCs migration and peripheral nerve repair

Rapamycin or FK506, which is better for SCs migration and peripheral nerve repair

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Science
Paying Brazil’s farmers to conserve is worth the price, study suggests

A new study by Cristina Banks-Leite and colleagues suggests that it would cost Brazil 6.5% of its annual agricultural subsidies -- just 0.0092% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) -- to set aside the land needed to restore biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest to the same level observed in protected areas.

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Science
A better measure of the distance to Pleiades

A debate regarding the distance to Pleiades, one of the closest star clusters to Earth, may finally be over, a new study reports. Knowing the distance to a star helps scientists determine several of its physical attributes.

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Science
Genetic data sheds light on early peopling of North American Arctic

Using a combination of data from ancient and modern individuals, researchers have provided one of the clearest pictures yet of the population history of the North American Arctic, the last region of the Americas to be populated.

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
Science
Sequenced Ebola strains inform aspects of current epidemic

Researchers have sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from patients in West Africa, the site of the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded. Their results provide insights into how and when Ebola virus (EBOV) entered human populations in the 2014 outbreak, and may guide approaches for managing Ebola’s spread and understanding therapeutic targets.

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

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
China Science Bulletin
LBM simulation of CH4 flow inside porous rocks

The properties of fluid flow in rock are of vital significance to exploitation of oil and gas resources. This study incorporates 3D reconstruction and LBM methods to quantify and visualize the performance of CH4 flow in porous rock and the influence of excavation-induced deformation of porous system. It sheds new light on quantification and visualization of fluid flow in porous rock. See CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN (in Chinese), 2014, No. 22.

National Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (Grant no. 51125017), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51374213), and National Basic Research Program of China (2010CB226804)

Contact: JU Yang
juy@cumtb.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Serotonin transporter is a mifepristone pharmacological target

Serotonin transporter is a mifepristone pharmacological target.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Vasopressin decreases neuronal apoptosis during cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Vasopressin decreases neuronal apoptosis during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Sciatic nerve repair using adhesive bonding and a modified conduit

Sciatic nerve repair using adhesive bonding and a modified conduit.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Secret to regrowing cartilage might be found in the nose

Cells from the nose are especially good at regrowing cartilage in other parts of the body, new research shows. Aside from repairing cartilage in joints after traumatic injuries like sports accidents, these nose cartilage cells could potentially be useful in other fields of regenerative medicine, like plastic/reconstructive surgery, as well as for degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis.

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

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Factors predicting functional recovery of the upper limb after peripheral nerve injuries

Factors predicting functional recovery of the upper limb after peripheral nerve injuries.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Baicalin suppresses iron accumulation after substantia nigra injury

Baicalin suppresses iron accumulation after substantia nigra injury.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
HSP90 is a potential target for ameliorating skeletal muscle abnormalities in PD

HSP90 is a potential target for ameliorating skeletal muscle abnormalities in PD.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Environmental Research Letters
Existing power plants will spew 300 billion more tons of carbon dioxide during use

Existing power plants around the world will pump out more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide over their expected lifetimes, significantly adding to atmospheric levels of the climate-warming gas, according to UC Irvine and Princeton University scientists.

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
JAMA
Hypertension self-management program helps reduce blood pressure for high-risk patients

Among patients with hypertension at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a program that consisted of patients measuring their blood pressure and adjusting their antihypertensive medication accordingly resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months compared to patients who received usual care, according to a study in the August 27 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Peter M. Nilsson, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter.Nilsson@med.lu.se
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
JAMA
EPO may help reduce risk of brain abnormalities in preterm infants

High-dose erythropoietin (EPO; a hormone) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging, according to a study in the August 27 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Petra Susan Huppi, M.D.
petra.huppi@hcuge.ch
The JAMA Network Journals

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