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July 01, 2013
Exercise-induced improvements in glycemic control and type 2 diabetes
Exercise-induced improvements in glycemic control are dependent on the pre-training glycemic level, and although moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can improve glycemic control, individuals with ambient hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) are more likely to be nonresponders, according to a research letter by Thomas P.

1 in 5 UK NHS staff report bullying by colleagues
One in five UK NHS staff report bullying by colleagues, with almost half saying they have witnessed bullying, in the past six months, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

LSDF announces grants to commercialize health-related products and services
The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced nearly $1.5 million in Proof of Concept grants to Washington for-profit and non-profit organizations to foster translation of health-related technologies from idea to market launch.

Study examines out-of hospital stroke policy at Chicago hospitals
Implementing an out-of hospital stroke policy in some Chicago hospitals was associated with significant improvements in emergency medical services use and increased intravenous tissue plasminogen activator use at primary stroke centers, according to a study published by JAMA Neurology.

Study identifies priorities for improving global conservation funding
A new University of Georgia study has identified the worst and best countries in the world in terms of funding for biodiversity conservation.

Wiggling worms make waves in gene pool
Treating the movements of mutant worms as waveforms allowed for a detailed analysis of the gene networks that control their locomotion.

NASA sees heavy rainfall as Typhoon Rumbia heads for landfall in China
Typhoon Rumbia developed from a low pressure area east of the Philippines and crossed the country from east to west before moving into the South China Sea.

Curious mix of precision and brawn in a pouched super-predator
A bizarre, pouched super-predator that terrorized South America millions of years ago had huge sabre-like teeth but its bite was weaker than that of a domestic cat, new research shows.

Supersense: It's a snap for crocs
Previously misunderstood multi-sensory organs in the skin of crocodylians are sensitive to touch, heat, cold, and the chemicals in their environment, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal EvoDevo.

Creating a more diverse future for biomedicine
Some minority groups are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, but a new federally-funded program at Michigan State University -- the first of its kind in Michigan -- could help boost those numbers.

Fondation Leducq awards $6 million grant for global research network for cardiac regeneration
The Fondation Leducq in Paris, France, dedicated to improving human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascular disease, awarded a $6 million grant award to a new global research network of cardiovascular scientists which includes three researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Potential gene therapy for Sickle cell disease
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Zulema Romero and colleagues investigated the utility of a genetic vector encoding a human hemoglobin gene engineered to impede sickle hemoglobin and prevent the sickling of red blood cells.

ACRG and BGI report new evidence for the genetic bases of liver cancer
The Asian Cancer Research Group, an independent, not-for-profit company in collaboration with BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, and The University of Hong Kong, jointly announced the publication of findings from a study of recurrent mutations in hepatocellular carcinoma, one of the most deadly cancers worldwide, in the international journal Genome Research.

Pregnancy as window to future health
Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health: The development of complications in pregnancy provides a new window of opportunity for early heart disease risk screening and intervention for women.

The effect on work loss of different treatments for rheumatoid arthritis
Treatment with a biological agent was not superior to conventional treatment in terms of the effect on work loss over 21 months in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis who responded insufficiently to methotrexate, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

Brain differences seen in depressed preschoolers
A key brain structure that regulates emotions works differently in preschoolers with depression compared with their healthy peers, according to new research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.6 M to 9 top young clinical investigators
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named six new Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators at its spring 2013 Clinical Investigator Award Committee review.

A calculator to estimate the likelihood of antidepressant response
As in any other field of medicine, when a depressed person visits a psychiatrist for treatment of depression, they like to be informed of the odds that they will respond to the medication they are prescribed.

Identifying climate impact hotspots across sectors
One out of 10 people on Earth is likely to live in a climate impact hotspot by the end of this century, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated.

Caterpillars attracted to plant SOS
Plants that emit an airborne distress signal in response to herbivory may actually attract more enemies, according to a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science.

Research4Life announces winner of 'Unsung Heroes' Library Impact Competition
The Research4Life partnership announced today the winner of the case study competition to recognize the role played by librarians in building research capacity and boosting output among scientists, doctors and policymakers.

'Modern slavery' in England is a prevalent problem
The first evidence of widespread 'modern slavery' in England for refugees and asylum seekers is revealed in a study published today.

Registration opens for IOF and ESCEO World Congress in Seville
Registration has opened for the IOF-ESCEO World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases to be held at the FIBES Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain, from April 2-5, 2014.

Neuroblastoma: Autophagy protects from chemotherapy
Cells can digest parts of themselves in a process called autophagy.

How the body aids and abets the spread of cancer
The very system that is meant to protect the body from invasion may be a traitor.

Getting kids to eat their veggies: A new approach to an age-old problem
Every parent has a different strategy for trying to get his or her kid to eat more vegetables, from growing vegetables together as a family to banning treats until the dinner plate is clean.

Researchers use immunocytochemistry to determine ALK status
Now research published in the August issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, says ALK immunocytochemistry is highly accurate for detecting ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer on cytological specimens.

New materials, progress toward an HIV vaccine, and more at meeting of crystallographers
New materials and potential new drug targets are just some of the discoveries featured this month at a major scientific meeting on the structure of molecules.

A nanotech fix for nicotine dependence
Yung Chang and her colleagues at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have launched an ambitious new project, designed to attack nicotine dependence in a radically new way.

Freedom of information laws prevent corruption, but not a quick fix, MU study finds
Edson Tandoc, Jr., a doctoral candidate in the University of Missouri School of Journalism found that having a freedom of information (FOI) law is linked to higher levels of human development.

Yale team finds protein essential for cognition -- and mental health
The ability to maintain mental representations of ourselves and the world -- the fundamental building block of human cognition -- arises from the firing of highly evolved neuronal circuits, a process that is weakened in schizophrenia.

Surprise superconductor
Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity -- maintain a flow of electrons -- without any resistance.

Climbing the social ladder is strongly influenced by your grandparents' class
For the first time, a study has suggested that the position of grandparents in the British class system has a direct effect on which class their grandchildren belong to.

Gene mutations caused by a father's lifestyle can be inherited by multiple generations
Gene mutations caused by a father's lifestyle can be inherited by his children, even if those mutations occurred before conception.

Social responsibility, the main motivation of minority-language radio journalism
The UPV/EHU researcher Irati Agirreazkuenaga-Onaindia has developed a new methodology for studying the profiles, working habits and perceptions of Basque and Scottish Gaelic-speaking radio journalists.

Silver Fire, New Mexico
The Silver Fire in southern New Mexico continues to generate a lot of smoke, as seen recently on imagery from NASA's Terra satellite.

Infectious disease research gets a boost from websites, blogs, and social media
Innovative new techniques for tracking the spread of infectious diseases are being developed with the help of news websites, blogs, and social media.

Climate change: Diseqilibrium will become the norm in the plant communities of the future
Global climate change will induce large changes to the plant communities on Earth, but these will typically occur with major time lags.

Researchers pinpoint sources of fibrosis-promoting cells that ravage organs
Scientists have tracked down and quantified the diverse origins of cells that drive fibrosis, the incurable, runaway wound-healing that scars and ultimately destroys organs such as the lungs, liver and kidneys.

Harvard and USC scientists show how DHA resolves inflammation
Chronic inflammation is a major factor in problems from arthritis to cardiovascular disease, and DHA is known to help.

Nerve cells can work in different ways with same result
Epilepsy, irregular heartbeats and other conditions caused by malfunctions in the body's nerve cells, also known as neurons, can be difficult to treat.

JCI early table of contents for July 1, 2013
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy releases to be published online, July 1, 2013, in the JCI: Potential gene therapy for Sickle cell disease; Cross-species malaria immunity induced by chemically attenuated parasites; A potential gene therapy for Mucopoylsaccharidosis Type IIIA; and many more.

Cattle flatulence doesn't stink with biotechnology
According to animal scientists at UC Davis, emerging biotechnologies can reduce the environmental impact of cattle production.

After the shooting, political violence lives on in kids' behavior problems
Even short-term exposure to political violence may have long-lasting effects on children's adjustment and behavior, says a new study by a team of researchers from Kenya, Italy and the United States.

New guidelines pave the road for achieving an AIDS-free generation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation welcomes the World Health Organization's new HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention guidelines.

Inactivation of taste genes causes male sterility
Scientists from the Monell Center report the surprising finding that two proteins involved in oral taste detection also play a crucial role in sperm development.

It's about time: Disrupted internal clocks play role in disease
Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Center researchers have a possible explanation why some alcoholics develop liver disease: Disrupted circadian rhythms can push those vulnerable over the edge to disease.

Lack of immune cell receptor impairs clearance of amyloid beta protein from the brain
Identification of a protein that appears to play an important role in the immune system's removal of amyloid beta protein from the brain could lead to a new treatment strategy for Alzheimer's disease.

New treatment for schizophrenia discovered in Finland
A study at the University of Helsinki has revealed that a drug called famotidine can decrease the symptoms of persons suffering from schizophrenia.

Researchers find 2 new methods to determine ALK status
Now research published in the August issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, describes the development and evaluation of two new methodologies.

Wiley announces increase in Impact Factors
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the Thomson Reuters® 2012 Journal Citation Reports, with 1,192 (approximately 77 percent) titles now indexed, up from 1,156 in the 2011 JCR.

Genomes for science, genomes for life, and genomes for you and me
Genomes for Science, Genomes for Life, and Genomes for You and MeICG Europe 2013, co-organized by BGI and VIB, was successfully concluded on June 28 in Ghent, Belgium presenting numerous recent advances on genomics and its growing applications.

Vitamin C helps control gene activity in stem cells
Vitamin C affects whether genes are switched on or off inside mouse stem cells, and may thereby play a previously unknown and fundamental role in helping to guide normal development in mice, humans and other animals, a scientific team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered.

Nuke test radiation can fight poachers
University of Utah researchers developed a new weapon to fight poachers who kill elephants, hippos, rhinos and other wildlife.

Study shows SBRT for stage I NSCLC safe and effective
Their research, published in the August issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, concludes SBRT for stage I NSCLC was safe and effective in this multi-institutional environment.

High rate of herbal supplement use by cosmetic plastic surgery patients
Preoperative evaluations before facial cosmetic surgery find that about half of patients are taking herbal and other supplements, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

A tick's spit leads to an entire lesson in blood clotting
There really is such a thing as tick spit -- that is, the saliva of a tick.

Mapping the benefits of our ecosystems
We rely on our physical environment for many things -- clean water, land for crops or pastures, storm water absorption, and recreation, among others.

Nottingham leads £18 million national power electronics research center
A new £18 million national research centre into power electronics, a technology that underpins and is vital to UK industry and the economy, is to be led by academics at The University of Nottingham.

Researchers have discovered a new proteasome regulatory mechanism
Dysfunction of the ubiquitin-proteasome system has been detected in many neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and certain types of cancer.

Teaching a computer to play concentration advances security, understanding of the mind
Computer science researchers have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory).

UCLA discovery sheds light on why Alzheimer's meds rarely help
New research reveals that the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease has a different molecular structure than current drugs' target -- perhaps explaining why these medications produce little improvement in patients.

Removing nerves connecting kidney to the brain shown to reduce high blood pressure
A new technique that involves removing the nerves connecting the kidney to the brain has shown to significantly reduce blood pressure and help lower the risk of stroke, heart and renal disease in patients.

Vital sign collection based on patient risk for clinical deterioration
Nighttime frequency of vital signs monitoring for low-risk medical inpatients might be reduced, according to a research letter by Jordan C.

GPM spreads its wings in solar array deployment test
NASA successfully completed two pre-vibration solar array deployment tests of the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite on June 6 and June 15, 2013.

Biomedical research revealing secrets of cell behavior
A research team at Arizona State University is using mathematical modeling and synthetic biology techniques to gain a closer look at what determines transitions of the body's cells from one state to another.

Improving crop yields in a world of extreme weather events
When plants encounter drought, they naturally produce abscisic acid (ABA), a stress hormone that helps them cope with the drought conditions.

National Pharmaceutical Council and GW award comparative effectiveness research policy fellowship
The National Pharmaceutical Council and the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services today announced the selection of Chuck Shih, Ph.D., as the recipient of a new two-year fellowship in comparative effectiveness research policy.

Tallying the wins and losses of policy
In the past decade, China as sunk some impressive numbers to preserve its forests, but until now there hasn't been much data to give a true picture of how it has simultaneously affected both the people and the environment.

Researchers discover new way to block inflammation
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered a mechanism that triggers chronic inflammation in Alzheimer's, atherosclerosis and type-2 diabetes.

Fires in Manitoba, Canada
There are currently 27 fires in the northeast section of Manitoba.

Study suggests quality initiatives needed to reduce repeat lipid testing
An analysis of patients with coronary heart disease who attained low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goals with no treatment intensification suggests that about one-third of them underwent repeat testing, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

UNC murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors
A University of North Carolina School of Medicine research team found that genetically engineered mouse models were able to accurately predict human response to a standard chemotherapy drug combination commonly used in the clinic.

UChicago Celiac Disease Center to host international symposium
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is hosting the 15th International Celiac Disease Symposium on Sept.

Too much of a good thing? Too many 'healing' cells delays wound healing
New research in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that wound healing can be delayed because the body produces too many mast cells, which promote healing.

Motivations for gambling, sexual motivation and satisfaction, and impulsive shoppers
New research in our journals explores what motivates people vulnerable to gambling, how impulsive shoppers are driven to distraction, how sexual motivation affects relationship satisfaction, and more.

Altitude sickness may hinder ethnic integration in the world's highest places
Princeton University research suggests that ethnic segregation -- and potential ethnic tension -- in nations straddling the world's steepest terrains may be reinforced by the biological tolerance different peoples have to altitude, according to one of the first studies to examine the effect of elevation on ethnic demographics.

Long-term cannabis use may blunt the brain's motivation system
Long-term cannabis users tend to produce less dopamine, a chemical in the brain linked to motivation, a study has found.

Study finds biochemical role of crucial TonB protein in bacterial iron transport and pathogenesis
Scientists have discovered the role of the membrane protein TonB in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery.

Breakthrough discovery into the regulation of a key cancer drug target
University of Leicester-led research offers new insights into how the genome is regulated by signalling molecules within human cells.

Thyroid cancer -- rising most rapidly among insured patients
The rapid increase in papillary thyroid cancer may not be linked to increase in occurrence, instead it may be linked to an increase in the diagnosis of pre-cancerous conditions and to a person's insurance status, according to a paper published in Thyroid, which included the research of Louise Davies, M.D., M.S., Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and assistant professor of Surgery of The Dartmouth Institute.

'Science off the Sphere' astronaut Don Pettit wins NASA Engineer of Year award
Astronaut Don Pettit Wins NASA Engineer of Year award.

Head Start children and parents show robust gains in new intervention
An eight-week intervention involving 141 preschoolers in a Head Start program and their parents produced significant improvements in the children's behavior and brain functions supporting attention and reduced levels of parental stress that, in turn, improved the families' quality of life.

Diagnosis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy delayed by primary care physicians
Researchers from Tel-Aviv Medical Center found delays in diagnosis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) averaging two years in 42 patients who eventually underwent surgery.

Placental cells may prevent viruses from passing from mother to baby, says Pitt/MWRI team
Cells of the placenta may have a unique ability to prevent viruses from crossing from an expectant mother to her growing baby and can transfer that trait to other kinds of cells, according to researchers at Magee-Womens Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Counting civilian casualties: New book explores proper way to record deaths in areas of conflict
The current violence in Syria vividly demonstrates the difficulty -- and importance -- of accurately recording and estimating nonmilitary deaths in conflict areas.

New generation electronic games boosts kids' physical activity at home
Giving kids new generation

Satellite shows tropical storm dalila hugging Mexico's southwestern coast
System 96E became a tropical depression and quickly grew into Tropical Storm Dalila on June 30.

Photos on social media used to measure aesthetic value of Cornish landscape
A new method designed to measure the aesthetic value of ecosystems has been applied in Cornwall.

Long term night shifts linked to doubling of breast cancer risk
Working night shifts for 30 or more years doubles the risk of developing breast cancer, and is not confined to nurses as previous research has indicated, finds a study published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Can watching an avatar translate to real-life weight loss?
An estimated two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese and many find it difficult to lose weight and keep it off.

IEEE-USA petitions FCC for spectrum ruling to spur new technologies
IEEE-USA, in a petition filed today with Federal Communications Commission, is asking the federal government to classify frequency spectrum above 95 GHz

CWRU researchers trace inner-city women's health issues to childhood traumas
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have traced chronic health problems of adult inner-city women to traumas from childhood abuse and neglect.

DNA particles in the blood may help speed detection of coronary artery disease
Fragments of DNA found in the blood may help doctors in the future more quickly determine which patients with chest pain are likely to have narrowed coronary arteries.

Senior moment? Stereotypes about aging can hurt older adults' memory, but there's an easy fix
Simply reminding older adults about stereotypes of aging and forgetfulness exacerbates real memory problems, reveals important new research from the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

Scientists help explain visual system's remarkable ability to recognize complex objects
How is it possible for a human eye to figure out letters that are twisted and looped in crazy directions, like those in the little security test internet users are often given on websites?

Insecticide causes changes in honeybee genes, research finds
New research by academics at The University of Nottingham has shown that exposure to a neonicotinoid insecticide causes changes to the genes of the honeybee.

Cloud behavior expands habitable zone of alien planets
A new study that calculates the influence of cloud behavior on climate doubles the number of potentially habitable planets orbiting red dwarfs, the most common type of stars in the universe.

Children with delayed motor skills struggle more socially
Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills -- including catching and throwing -- may further contribute to that social awkwardness.

Univ. of Maryland review finds mixed results for acupuncture to improve in vitro fertilization rates
Acupuncture, when used as a complementary or adjuvant therapy for in vitro fertilization, may be beneficial depending on the baseline pregnancy rates of a fertility clinic, according to research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

New American Chemical Society video focuses on ancient secrets of alchemy
The pursuit that obsessed some of the world's greatest geniuses for centuries -- alchemy and its quest for the

Fat grafting techniques for breast reconstruction are commonly used by US plastic surgeons
Seventy percent of US plastic surgeons have used fat grafting techniques for breast operations, but they are more likely to use it for breast reconstruction rather than cosmetic breast surgery, reports a survey study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol may significantly cut heart disease risk
Controlling both your high blood pressure and high cholesterol may cut your risk for heart disease by half or more.

WSU researchers create superconductor from solvent
A study led by Washington State University researchers has turned a fairly common non-metallic solvent into a superconductor capable of transmitting electrical current with none of the resistance seen in conventional conductors.

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 2, 2013
Below is information about articles being published in the July 2 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

Pre-pregnancy diabetes increases risk of MRSA among new mothers
Pregnant women with diabetes are more than three times as likely as mothers without diabetes to become infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus before hospital discharge, according to a study in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Psychology influences markets
When it comes to economics versus psychology, score one for psychology.

GW researcher discovers new regulatory autism gene
A new study by Valerie Hu, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, reports that RORA, a novel candidate gene for autism discovered by her group in a 2010 study, regulates a large number of other genes associated with autism.

Hearing loss from loud blasts may be treatable, Stanford researchers say
Long-term hearing loss from loud explosions, such as blasts from roadside bombs, may not be as irreversible as previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Breakthrough in El Nino forecasting
Irregular warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, dubbed El Niño by Peruvian fishermen, can generate devastating impacts.

Doctor-patient communication about dietary supplements could use a vitamin boost
A new UCLA-led study examined the content of doctor-patient conversations about dietary supplements and found that, overall, physicians are not particularly good at conveying important information concerning them to their patients.

Age affects how married couples handle conflict
Arguing with your spouse about where to go on vacation or how to handle the kids?

Study identifies priorities for improving global conservation funding
A University of Michigan researcher and colleagues at the University of Georgia and elsewhere have identified the most underfunded countries in the world for biodiversity conservation.

UCSB astronomer uncovers the hidden identity of an exoplanet
Hovering about 70 light-years from Earth -- that's

Bioengineering fungi for biofuels and chemicals production
Among the increasingly valuable roles fungi are playing in the biotechnology industry is their ability to produce enzymes capable of releasing sugars from plants, trees, and other forms of complex biomass, which can then be converted to biofuels and biobased chemicals.

ATS publishes statement on organ donation after circulatory determination of death
The American Thoracic Society has released an official statement on the ethical and health policy considerations surrounding adult and pediatric controlled organ donation after circulatory determination of death, the recovery of organs after cessation of circulation from patients with severe neurological, neuromuscular or pulmonary disease for whom decisions are made to forego additional life-prolonging treatments.

AAO-HNSF clinical practice guideline: Tympanostomy tubes in children
A multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline that helps physicians identify children most likely to benefit from tympanostomy tubes, provide the best care before and after surgery, and improve counseling and education for parents was published Monday in the journal Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.

Early childhood respiratory infections may be potential risk factor for type 1 diabetes mellitus
Respiratory infections in early childhood may be a potential risk factor for developing type 1 diabetes mellitus, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication.

New forensic technique may help track illegal ivory
A new method for dating elephant ivory, described in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could make it easier to enforce the international ban on ivory and save the African elephant from extermination say researchers.

Treating TB: What needs to be done to improve treatment rates
People with tuberculosis in China often delay going to see a doctor for more than two weeks, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine.

UCLA stem cell gene therapy for sickle cell disease advances toward clinical trials
Dr. Donald Kohn and colleagues at UCLA's Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research have successfully established the foundation for treating sickle cell disease using hematopoietic (blood-producing) stem cells from patients' own bone marrow.

Cross-species malaria immunity induced by chemically attenuated parasites
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Michael Good and colleagues demonstrate that mice inoculated with a single species of attenuated parasite display immunity to multiple malaria species for over 100 days.

BUSM's Anurag Singh, Ph.D., receives top American Lung Association grant
Anurag Singh, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine, has received an American Lung Association Lung Cancer Discovery Grant to expand his research on targeted therapies for drug resistant cancers.
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