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Public Release: 3-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Molecular clock for estimating ages of ancient genomes

Researchers report a genetic method for estimating the age of ancient human remains.

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

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Inhibiting methane emissions from ruminants

An inhibitor of methane production in ruminants such as cows, sheep, and goats inactivates the enzyme that catalyzes the methane-forming step in the microbe-mediated reaction in the ruminant digestive system, a study reports.

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

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Declining reproduction with age in turtles

Researchers report the occurrence of senescence in wild turtles. Senescence, which is marked by declining reproduction and increasing mortality with age, is commonly thought not to occur in various reptile species, particularly turtles.

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

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the Xiao procedure in children

Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, report the results of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the 'Xiao procedure' in children with spina bifida.

Contact: Jo Ann Eliason
jaeliason@thejns.org
434-982-1209
Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group

Public Release: 3-May-2016
JAMA
Web-based, self-help intervention helps prevent depression

Among patients experiencing some symptoms of depression, the use of a web-based guided self-help intervention reduced the incidence of major depressive disorder over 12 months compared with enhanced usual care, according to a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Claudia Buntrock
buntrockclaudia@gmail.com
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 3-May-2016
JAMA
Recurrent viral respiratory tract infections during first 6 months associated with increased risk of type 1 diabetes

In a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA, Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, M.D., of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Munich, Germany, and colleagues examined associations between infection types during the first 2 years of life and between respiratory tract infections in the first 6 months and type l diabetes (T1D).

Contact: Anette-Gabriele Ziegler
anette-g.ziegler@helmholtz-muenchen.de
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 3-May-2016
JAMA
Study finds high rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions in US

An estimated 30 percent of outpatient oral antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. in 2010-2011 may have been inappropriate, findings that support the need for establishing a goal for outpatient antibiotic stewardship, according to a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Melissa Brower
mbrower@cdc.gov
404-639-4718
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Growing threat of noncommunicable diseases to women’s survival in pregnancy and childbirth

Lozano and his colleagues’ findings add to mounting evidence on the causes of deaths during pregnancy in Mexico and are consistent with the latest global analyses that more than a quarter of maternal deaths worldwide are due to indirect causes

Contact: Fiona Fleck
fleckf@who.int
0041-227-911-897
Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
BioScience
Landscape ecology must play a role in policymaking

Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns. Because of this focus, it is uniquely positioned to inform crucial policy decisions—in particular, those concerning climate change, land use–land cover change, and urbanization.

USDOD

Contact: James M Verdier
jverdier@aibs.org
205-286-8626
American Institute of Biological Sciences

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.

Contact: Science Press Package
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.

Contact: Science Press Package
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.

Contact: Science Press Package
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

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