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Public Release: 7-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Restoration of function after cortical lesion: Does it require an internal template?

Restoration of function after cortical lesion: Does it require an internal template?

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Sodium Iodate induced retinal degeneration: new insights from an old model

Sodium Iodate induced retinal degeneration: new insights from an old model

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Journal of Service Research
Why companies don‘t learn from their mistakes

The mobile phone bill is not quite correct, the wrong food is served at a restaurant or the hotel room hasn't been properly cleaned: Most of us may have been annoyed about situations like these.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Walsh
walsh@uni-jena.de
0049-364-194-3110
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Science
Single protein spectroscopy from a diamond

Fazhan Shi and colleagues have used a defect inside a diamond to detect an electron spin resonance signal from a single protein at room temperature. Like a medical MRI for visualizing tissues in the body, such a technique could help researchers learn more about the structure and dynamics of all kinds of biomolecules.

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Science
Multiple images of a supernova to probe general relativity

Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found four images of a distant supernova, its light bending around a massive galaxy located between the supernova and the telescope. They suggest that this system of curved light could be used to test Einstein’s theory of relativity and measure the rate of cosmic expansion in the universe.

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Science
What determines support for a democracy?

The more time a person lives under a democracy, the more likely she or he is to support democracy. That’s the conclusion reached by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln and Matthias Schündeln, who studied the political preference using observations from 380,000 individuals in 104 countries.

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Science
Paint-like coatings repel spills, scratches, and more

A new paint-like coating added to the surface of soft or hard materials is strong and self-cleaning, repelling liquids while resisting the scratches and rubbing that break down other similar coatings. The new coating even works when exposed to oil, which could make it especially useful for mechanical parts like gears that need lubrication.

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Science
The oldest fossil of Homo on the books

The analysis of a partial hominin mandible with five of its teeth still intact suggests that the Homo genus had diverged by about 2.8 million years ago almost half a million years earlier than previous evidence had indicated. The fossil, known as LD 350-1, was unearthed from the Ledi-Geraru research area at the Afar Regional State in Ethiopia in 2013, and researchers say that it combines primitive Australopithecus traits with more modern Homo features.

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

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Oxygen breathes new life into cancer-killing immune cells

Breathing in more oxygen can weaken tumors’ defenses against cancer-killing immune cells, according to a new study in mice. The results suggest that supplemental oxygen, widely used in hospitals, can be combined with immunotherapy to more effectively treat cancer.

Contact: Jennifer Anderson
janderso@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
JAMA
Long-term follow-up of benign thyroid nodules shows favorable prognosis

After five years of follow-up, a majority of asymptomatic, benign thyroid nodules exhibited no significant change in size, or actually decreased in size, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer were rare, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Sebastiano Filetti,M.D.
sebastiano.filetti@uniroma1.it
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
JAMA
Findings question benefit of administering sedatives before surgery for patients receiving general anesthesia

A randomized trial finds that among patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia, receiving the sedative lorazepam before surgery, compared with placebo or no premedication, did not improve the self-reported patient experience the day after surgery, but was associated with longer time till removal off a breathing tube (extubation) and a lower rate of early cognitive recovery, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Axel Maurice-Szamburski,M.D.
amszamburski@gmail.com
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
SSTF pretreatment prevents against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury

The flavonoids are the main components of scutellaria baicalensis stem-leaf total flavonoid (SSTF).

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
New findings about hippocampal neuronal injury in seizure inhibition

Our previous study showed that glutamate receptor (GluR)6 C terminus-containing peptide conjugated with the human immunodeficiency virus Tat protein (GluR6)-9c can be delivered into hippocampal neurons.

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Puerarin inhibits inflammatory response after cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury

Inflammatory response plays a key role in cerebral ischemia/reperfusion-caused neuronal injury.

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
How to establish a non-human primate model of permanent ischemic stroke?

Bo Zhao, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University in China and his colleagues recently found that an intraluminally-released microcoil could establish reversible middle cerebral artery occlusion in rhesus monkey models.

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Also of interest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Combustion-generated water vapor may be identifiable in the atmosphere by a distinctive combination of hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios, and may have constituted up to 13% of measured water vapor in a study of the atmosphere in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to a study.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Maternal health during pregnancy in India and sub-Saharan Africa

A comparison of maternal nutrition in India and sub-Saharan Africa suggests a potential reason why African children are often taller and larger than their Indian counterparts. India is home to one-fifth of the world’s human births, but relatively little is known about maternal health.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tropical plant recognizes different pollinators

A study describes a tropical plant that discriminates among pollinators that visit its flowers, enabling reproduction primarily by pollinators most likely to carry high quality pollen. Matthew Betts and colleagues studied the tropical plant Heliconia tortuosa, which has evolved long tubular flowers presumably to attract specific pollinators.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ocean-driven ice shelf thinning

A detailed survey of the Antarctic coastline suggests that iceberg calving can hasten the demise of some ice shelves more rapidly than currently thought, according to a study. Antarctic ice shelves, the floating outer fringes of the ice sheet, help stem the flow of grounded ice into the ocean, and as such help slow global sea level rise.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Drought in Syria

A study suggests a link between global warming-related climate trends and severe drought in the Fertile Crescent that preceded civil unrest in Syria. Syria’s ongoing internal conflict began in 2011, following three years of the most severe drought recorded in the Fertile Crescent.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
How pigeons avoid obstacles

Pigeons flying through a challenging obstacle course choose between flight strategies that emphasize either efficiency or stability based on the difficulty of the course, according to a study. C. David Williams and Andrew Biewener studied flight patterns of four pigeons to examine how the birds navigate cluttered and complex environments.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Effects of deforestation on monsoonal precipitation

Compared with local effects, remote effects of large-scale deforestation have a greater influence on precipitation in monsoon regions, according to a study. Previous studies have suggested a dominant role for local effects on temperature changes.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mitochondrial dysfunction, diabetes, and depression

The link between diabetes and behavioral disorders may be explained by altered insulin action and dysfunctional activity in mitochondria, a study suggests. Diabetes has been associated with increased risks of depression, age-related cognitive decline, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Origins of HIV-1 groups

A survey of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in African gorillas reveals that two of the four known HIV-1 lineages may have been transmitted from western lowland gorillas to humans, according to a study.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate change and drought in California

A study suggests links between global warming and the probability of the warm and dry conditions that led to the current California drought. California, the nation’s most populous state, has been significantly affected by a drought that began in 2012. Noah S. Diffenbaugh and colleagues examined historical California climate records to examine the relationship between precipitation and temperature in drought periods.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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