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Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Factors influencing high and rising income inequality in China

National surveys reveal that income inequality in China outranks that in the United States and most other countries of the world and has increased at a rapid pace despite official reports that income inequality stopped growing nearly a decade ago.

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
China Science Bulletin
An investigation about Pharmaceutical and personal care products in the surface water of China

In a recent paper, the researches of PPCPs in the surface water of China are summarized in the four aspects: occurrence, geographical distribution, main source, as well as transport and transformation. Based on that, the problems of the current studies and the prospective directions are discussed. This study has been published on Chinese Science Bulletin (In Chinese), 2014, No.9.

National Natural Science Foundation (No.51208199), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2013T60429), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, the Foundation of State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Microorganism Applic

Contact: SUI Qian
suiqian@ecust.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
PLoS ONE
A system detects global trends in social networks two months in advance

A new method of monitoring identifies what information will be relevant on social networks up to two months in advance. This may help predict social movements, consumer reactions or possible outbreaks of epidemics, according to a study in the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) is participating.

Contact: Fco. Javier Alonso
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 27-Apr-2014
Chinese Science Bulletin
Lidar makes technical innovation of ecological parameters acquisition

As a novel active remote sensing technique, Lidar is able to characterize the 3-D forest structure with very high accuracy (centimeter or even millimeter level). It provides a revolutionary method for quantitative studies on ecosystems’ structure and pattern, and will play an important role in digitizing terrestrial ecosystems in the future. This study has been published on CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN(In Chinese), 2014, Vol. 59, No.6.

National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 31270563) National Key Basic Research Program of China (Grant Nos. 2013CB956600).

Contact: GUO Qinghua
qguo@ibcas.ac.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 25-Apr-2014
Science China:Life Sciences
How does tree age influence damage and recovery in forests impacted by freezing rain and snow?

Does tree age influence damage and recovery in forests impacted by freezing rain and snow? A recent research found that vegetation damage and recovery showed tree age dependencies, which varied with tree shape, forest type, and damage type. Understanding this dependency will guide restoration after freezing rain and snow disturbances. This study has been published on SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences(In Chinese), 2014, No.3.

National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 31030015 and 31300401) and the Forestry Science and Technology Innovative Foundation of Guangdong Province (2008KJCX012 and 2009KJCX015)

Contact: PENG Shaolin
lsspsl@mail.sysu.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 25-Apr-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Quantitative volumetric analysis of the optic radiation in the normal human brain

The optic radiation is a dense fiber tract that emerges from the lateral geniculate nucleus and continues to the occipital visual cortex.

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

Public Release: 25-Apr-2014
Science
How carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affects carbon in the soil

As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, the rate at which carbon in soils is decomposed by microbes (reverting back to carbon dioxide) increases, a new study reports. This suggests soils may not provide as much carbon storage in the future as had been suggested.

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

Public Release: 25-Apr-2014
Science
The genetic differences between prehistoric farmers and foragers

How did Stone-Age hunter-gatherers make the switch to agriculture in Europe? It’s a question that has split population geneticists for years, with some citing migration as the driving factor and others citing cultural diffusion.

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

Public Release: 25-Apr-2014
Science
Tsetse fly genome could help combat sleeping sickness

The newly sequenced genome of the tsetse fly, which spreads the protozoan parasites that cause trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock) throughout sub-Saharan Africa, sheds new light on these unique insects and provides a foundation for research into the deadly disease.

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

Public Release: 25-Apr-2014
Science
Why so bright -- solving the puzzle of a superluminous supernova

An exceptionally bright supernova is so luminous, a new study reports, because a lens in front of it amplifies its light. The discovery of the lens settles an important controversy in the field of astronomy.

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

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Cochlear implant gets an upgrade with gene therapy

Boosting the effectiveness of cochlear implants with gene therapy may one day allow people with varying degrees of deafness to experience more sophisticated aspects of sound, like differentiating the tonal color among instruments, such as the tinkling of a triangle or the mellow notes of a piano.

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Chinese Medical Journal
A double-blinded RCT of αEEG-guided TMS for obsessive–compulsive disorder

Abnormal brain bioelectric activities were found in patients with OCD. The researchers of Sixth Hospital of Peking University administrated a personalized rTMS set at individual’s intrinsic frequency of alpha EEG over dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex bilaterally to treat patients with OCD. The results showed that αEEG-guided TMS may be an effective treatment for OCD and related anxiety. Delayed response to αTMS in depression suggests that it might be secondary to the improvement in primary response.

Contact: Anne Liu
liuhuanxy@cma.org.cn
Chinese Medical Journal

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Chinese Medical Journal
Diabetic patients in China should pay more attention to self-monitoring of blood glucose

The current state of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in type 2 diabetic (T2D) patients in China investigated by Chinese diabetes education status survey study group showed that SMBG adherence in our Chinese population with T2D was less frequent than in developed countries. Participants showing SMBG adherence had significantly lower levels of blood glucose than those who did not. Several factors influence SMBG adherence: gender, education level, income, T2D duration, therapy regimen and exposure to education about SMBG.

Contact: Anne Liu
liuhuanxy@cma.org.cn
Chinese Medical Journal

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Functional electrical stimulation improves neuronal regeneration after cerebral infarction

Previous studies have shown that proliferation of endogenous neural precursor cells cannot alone compensate for the damage to neurons and axons.

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Atorvastatin protects against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury

In addition to its lipid-lowering effect, statins exert anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects as well. Statins also provide protection against renal, pulmonary and myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury.

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Acupuncture at Waiguan improves activation of functional brain areas of stroke patients

Both acupuncture at Waiguan (SJ5) and sham acupuncture can activate/deactivate several brain regions in patients with ischemic stroke, but there are some difference in Brodmann areas 4, 6, 8, Brodmann areas 7, 39, 40, Brodmann areas 18, 19, 22 and Brodmann areas 13, 24, 32, 28.

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
JAMA
Medication helps improve vision for patients with neurological disorder

In patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and mild vision loss, the use of the drug acetazolamide, along with a low-sodium weight-reduction diet, resulted in modest improvement in vision, compared with diet alone, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue.

Contact: Michael Wall, M.D.
jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu
319-356-7124
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
JAMA
Conservative management of vascular abnormality in brain associated with better outcomes

Patients with arteriovenous malformations (abnormal connection between arteries and veins) in the brain that have not ruptured had a lower risk of stroke or death for up to 12 years if they received conservative management of the condition compared to an interventional treatment, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue.

Contact: Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Ph.D.
jen.middleton@ed.ac.uk
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Short-term environmental enrichment exposure induces maturity of newborn neurons

Many studies have shown that exposure to environmental enrichment can induce neurogenesis of the hippocampal region, thus improving learning and memory.

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Also of interest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Tap water from ancient Rome may have contained up to 100 times more lead than local spring waters, and lead pipes in the ancient city’s plumbing likely increased the amount of lead in drinking water by two orders of magnitude above the natural background, though the concentrations of lead in the water supply were likely insufficient to pose human health risks.

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Brain size, diet, and evolution of self-control

According to a study, species with larger brains may have more self-control than species with smaller brains, and feeding ecology may have acted as a selective pressure that favored self-control. Several hypotheses propose to explain the forces that shape such an example of cognitive evolution, but few have been rigorously tested.

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Role of households in MRSA spread

Households may play a crucial role in the persistence and spread of an epidemic strain of MRSA called USA300, a study suggests. Since the late 1990s, USA300, a strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), has spread across the United States, contributing to an epidemic of community-associated MRSA.

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Symbol addition by monkeys

In a study of rhesus macaque monkeys trained to recognize 26 different symbols and associate them with different reward amounts, the monkeys demonstrated the ability to not only differentiate between the symbols but also to add the values of two symbols at a time. Researchers have demonstrated that animals can estimate numbers of items, but it is unclear how they do so.

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

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
Neural Regeneration Research
Amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes act as a carrier for nerve growth factor

In recent years, there are growing studies concerning the use of different carrier materials for sustained-release and controlled-release of nerve growth factor in neuroscience research.

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

Public Release: 21-Apr-2014
The Journal of Cell Biology
Why alcoholism saps muscle strength

Muscle weakness is a common symptom of both long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease. Now researchers have found a common link: mitochondria that are unable to self-repair. The results will be published online April 21 in The Journal of Cell Biology. The link to self-repair provides researchers both a new way to diagnose mitochondrial disease, and a new drug target.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
edyta.zielinska@jefferson.edu
215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University

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