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Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Current Biotechnology
Plant defense as a biotech tool
Against voracious beetles or caterpillars plants protect themselves with cyanide. Certain enzymes release the toxic substance when the plant is chewed. These HNL-called enzymes are also important for industry. acib found a new biocatalyst in a fern which outshines all other HNL-type enzymes on the market.
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Standortagentur Tirol, Styrian Business Promotion Agency, and others

Contact: Thomas Stanzer
Austrian Research Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Blood sugar levels in response to foods are highly individual
The largest study of its kind supports the need for personalized dietary recommendations.

Contact: Yael Edelman
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Science Advances
Half of all Amazonian tree species may be globally threatened
The study also suggests that Amazonian parks, reserves, and indigenous territories, if properly managed, will protect most of the threatened species. The findings were announced by a research team comprising 158 researchers from 21 countries, led by Hans ter Steege of Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and Nigel Pitman of the Field Museum in Chicago, USA.

Contact: Astrid Kromhout
Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
PLOS Genetics
Sequencing algae's genome may aid biofuel production
University of Washington scientists have sequenced the complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production.
United States Department of Energy, Washington Sea Grant, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
'Healthy' foods differ by individual
Ever wonder why that diet didn't work? An Israeli study tracking the blood sugar levels of 800 people over a week suggests that even if we all ate the same meal, how it's metabolized would differ from one person to another. The findings, published Nov. 19 in Cell, demonstrate the power of personalized nutrition in helping people identify which foods can help or hinder their health goals.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
ICGC brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud
The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) announced today that 1,200 encrypted cancer whole genome sequences are now securely available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud for access by cancer researchers worldwide.

Contact: Christopher Needles
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
New advanced computing systems
Scientists at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are studying how to improve the development of advanced computing systems to create faster software under the auspices of RePhrase, a new research project from the European Union Horizon 2020 program. These new techniques will make it possible to improve applications such as industrial manufacturing processes and railway traffic monitoring, as well as the diagnosis of mental illnesses.

Contact: Francisco Javier Alonso
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Nature Methods
IRB Barcelona develops an advanced method and the first platform of DNA simulations
Today the group has published a new model in Nature Methods. Developed in collaboration with the Barcelona SuperComputing Center and laboratories in England and the US, this model allows atomic-level simulations of DNA dynamics and, to the great satisfaction of the researchers, 'with extraordinary accuracy' -- an achievement that has taken five years of work and the testing of more than 100 DNA systems.
European Research Council

Contact: Sònia Armengou
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
International team launches community competition to understand tumor origins and evolution
An open challenge that merges the efforts of the world's largest cancer genome sequencing consortia, the International Cancer Genome Consortium and the Cancer Genome Atlas with those of Sage Bionetworks and DREAM.

Contact: Christopher Needles
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Current Biology
Mistaken identities of tropical plants raise questions on biodiversity data
The primary way that researchers know anything about the distribution of species in the natural world is via the specimen collections housed in museums all around the world. As a result, tremendous effort is being put into uploading data on those collections into free and accessible databases. But researchers reporting in Current Biology on Nov. 16 have uncovered a big problem: mistaken identities in those collections are incredibly common, at least among tropical plants.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 13-Nov-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations
To uncover what plants honey bees rely on, researchers are applying DNA metabarcoding to pollen analysis. A new method, published in Applications in Plant Sciences, uses three loci (ITS2, matK, and irbcL) to characterize pollen samples collected by honey bees. This multi-locus metabarcoding approach could serve as a valuable tool for research on the native bee species that comprise local bee communities, and teach us how to enhance landscapes to sustain robust honey bee populations.
Pollinator Partnership Corn Dust Research Consortium, Ohio State University-Newark

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
The rise of do-it-yourself biology: A look at the Baltimore Underground Science Space
In a new documnentary, the Synthetic Biology Project explores the growth of do-it-yourself biology (DIYbio) as seen through the BUGSS community lab in Baltimore, Md.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Scientists publish unique genomic discoveries with single molecule, real-time sequencing
An analysis results in greater understanding of important biological traits related to crop drought tolerance.

Contact: Melanie Bernds
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
The Genome Analysis Centre announces an important milestone in wheat research
A more complete and accurate wheat genome assembly is being made available to researchers, by The Genome Analysis Centre on Nov. 12, 2015. This landmark resource builds on international efforts in this area and will help wheat breeders accelerate their crop improvement programs and researchers to discover genes for key traits such as yield, nutrient use and bread making quality. As wheat is one of the world's most vital crops, the new genomics resources will help secure future food supplies.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
Digging deeper into DNA: An efficient method to sequence chloroplast genomes
A new bioinformatics strategy provides a time- and cost-efficient method to assemble a chloroplast genome using whole-genome sequencing. In a new study published in Applications in Plant Sciences, researchers extracted whole-genome sequence data from red rice and produced a complete chloroplast genome. This new method can facilitate evolutionary studies and offer a deep look at important plant processes linked to today's changing environment, such as the impacts of excessive heat and drought on photosynthetic productivity.
Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
CWRU researchers building digital pathology tools to predict cancer outcomes
Case Western Reserve University researchers have been awarded two grants totaling $3.16 million from the National Institutes of Health to create analytic software for managing, annotating, sharing and analyzing digital pathology imaging data. They will start by focusing on tools for quantifying tissue-based biomarkers and disease patterns on digital images of prostate and breast cancer biopsy.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
PLOS Biology
Simple errors limit scientific scrutiny
Researchers have found more than half of the public datasets provided with scientific papers are incomplete, which prevents reproducibility tests and follow-up studies. However, slight improvements to research practices could make a big difference.

Contact: Loeske Kruuk
Australian National University

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Nature Methods
New method IDs up to twice as many proteins and peptides in mass spectrometry data
An team of researchers developed a method that identifies up to twice as many proteins and peptides in mass spectrometry data than conventional approaches. The method can be applied to a range of fields, including clinical settings and fundamental biology research for cancer and other diseases. The key to the method's improved performance is its ability to compare data to so-called spectral libraries -- a pattern-matching exercise -- rather than individual spectra or a database of sequences.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ioana Patringenaru
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Developmental Cell
Unpacking embryonic pluripotency
A map of gene expression in mouse and marmoset embryos defines common origins of pluripotency in mammalian development. The study identifies specific pathways critical for early lineage segregation in the primate. The findings have implications for optimising methods to isolate pluripotent stem cells, to reprogram cells to pluripotency, or to improve human embryo culture.
Wellcome Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Medical Research Council, Louis Jeantet Foundation, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Southeastern/Southwestern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
St. Jude and TSRI scientists help launch Human Dark Proteome Initiative
Group will focus on advancing research on intrinsically disordered proteins to better understand catastrophic diseases.

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
TGen will lead international SU2C dream team to tackle deadly pancreatic cancer
The Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will lead an international Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team of top cancer researchers in a $12 million effort to double the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the US.
Cancer Research UK, Lustgarten Foundation, SU2C

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
First synthetic model of bacteria outer membrane
An international collaboration led by scientists from Newcastle University, UK, and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory has produced the first in vitro model of the outer membrane of the bacteria E. coli providing a tool for developing new antibiotics and other drugs.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Karen Bidewell
Newcastle University

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Molecular Systems Biology
Gut microbiota regulates antioxidant metabolism
A recently published study shows that gut microbiota regulates the glutathione and amino acid metabolism of the host. Glutathione is a key antioxidant, found in every cell in our body. Deficiency of glutathione contributes to oxidative stress, which plays a major role in several lifestyle diseases.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
Neurodermatitis genes influence other allergies
There's a typical 'career' for some allergic people, and it starts very early on the skin: babies develop atopic dermatitis, food allergies may follow, then comes asthma and later on hay fever. A group of scientists led by Ingo Marenholz and Young-Ae Lee at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, working with colleagues from several institutions, has now identified seven genetic risk loci for this course of disease.

Contact: Josef Zens
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
New from CSHLPress, an indispensable bench-side handbook for biologists using R
'Using R at the Bench: Step-by-Step Data Analytics for Biologists,' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, is a convenient bench-side handbook for biologists, designed as a handy reference guide for elementary and intermediate statistical analyses using the free/public software package known as 'R.' It is both a simple refresher as well as an overview, and is available in both spiral bound hardcover and eBook formats.

Contact: Robert Redmond
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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