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Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Stem Cells
Embryonic gene Nanog reverses aging in adult stem cells
In a series of experiments at the University at Buffalo, the embryonic stem cell gene Nanog kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak bones, clogged arteries and other telltale signs of growing old.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Current Radiopharmaceuticals
Hypoxia radiotracer produced automatically in dose-on-demand fashion
Access to sophisticated and non-invasive diagnostic techniques like Positron Emission Tomography is difficult (and sometimes impossible) for the majority of patients worldwide that are far from radiotracer manufacturing centers. The BG75 system uses automation to simplify and reduce the cost of access to common radiotracers used in PET applications. The present study describes the automatic production and imaging validation of [18F]FMISO, a radiotracer with applications for diagnosis and patient management in oncology.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Hot news flash! Menopause, insomnia accelerate aging
Two separate UCLA studies reveal that menopause -- and the insomnia that often accompanies it -- make women age faster. The dual findings suggest these factors could increase women's risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Aging, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-597-5767
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Jul-2016
Cell
Quantitating the complete human proteome
Institute for Systems Biology scientists collaborate with ETH Zurich to develop the Human SRMAtlas, a compendium of mass spectrometry assays for any human protein. ISB releases protein assay parameters freely to the scientific community for the ability to assay any human protein without restriction. Through the use of the ISB Human SRMAtlas, biomarker candidates, wellness markers and protein networks can be quickly evaluated to provide quantitative results on disease, wellness and biological processes.
National Institutes of Health, European Research Council

Contact: Hsiao-Ching Chou
hchou@systemsbiology.org
206-732-2157
Institute for Systems Biology

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
CCNY research gleans climate change insight from lizard genome
Using genomic data from three lizard species, City College of New York-led researchers gleaned insights not available before on the impact of climate change on the distribution of animal populations in South American forests. The findings improve ways of modeling the distribution of biodiversity in the past and future.
National Science Foundation, FAPESP, NASA

Contact: Patricia Reilly
preilly@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7615
City College of New York

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Nature
UMMS, Curie Institute and Stanford scientists untangle Barr body of inactive X chromosome
Job Dekker, Ph.D., at UMass Medical School and scientists at Institut Curie in Paris and Stanford University, have taken a detailed look inside the small, densely packed structure of the inactive X chromosome found in female mammals called the Barr body.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2688
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Nucleic Acids Research
Virtual development of real drugs
systemsDock is a new, free on-line resource that makes screening for drugs faster and more accurate.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Molecular Cell
Researchers ID cancer gene-drug combinations ripe for precision medicine
In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together kill cancer cells. The study, published July 21 in Molecular Cell, uncovered 172 new combinations that could form the basis for future cancer therapies.
National Institutes of Health, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award, European Research Council

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
858-249-0456
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Biomedical Optics Express
New probe developed for improved high resolution measurement of brain temperature
In a new paper published in Biomedical Optics Express, from The Optical Society (OSA), Stefan Musolino of the University of Adelaide and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Australia, and his colleagues describe a new optical fiber-based probe capable of making pinpoint brain temperature measurements in moving lab animals.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Ecology Letters
North American forests unlikely to save us from climate change, study finds
An unprecedented study combining projections of future climate with more than two million tree-ring records spanning all of North America suggests that forests ache more and more under the burden of climate change. The resulting detailed forecast map for the continent reveals up to 75 percent slower growth projected for trees in the southwestern US, along the Rockies, through interior Canada and Alaska.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, University of Arizona College of Science

Contact: Doug Carroll
dougcarroll@email.arizona.edu
520-621-9017
University of Arizona

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Big data for small cells
Neuherberg, Germany & Basel, July 19, 2016. Working with colleagues from the ETH Zürich, scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich have developed software that allows observing cells for weeks while also measuring molecular properties. The software is freely available and has now been introduced in 'Nature Biotechnology'.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian Theis
fabian.theis@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-4030
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Where the buffalo have evolutionarily roamed
Once almost wiped out from existence, the mighty bison has recovered to become a symbol of pride for the American West and European conversation efforts. Now, scientists Mathieu Gautier, Laurence Flori et al. have shown that the conservation plan and subsequent management practices have been efficient to recover a reasonable amount of bison genetic variability, revealed a rich evolutionary history, and more 400 genes unique to bison adaptation.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
New ORNL tool probes for genes linked to toxic methylmercury
Environmental scientists can more efficiently detect genes required to convert mercury in the environment into more toxic methylmercury with molecular probes developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New method of calculating protein interaction to speed up drug development
Incorrect behavior of proteins in cells is a cause of many dangerous illnesses, such as cancer or the Alzheimer's disease. Understanding protein-protein interactions is essential for finding the cure to them. Scientists from MIPT have created a new method to predict possible protein configurations in cells, which is a hundred times faster than any of the previously developed algorithms. This fact makes the algorithm a viable substitution to an experimental approach.
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Contact: Sergey Divakov
divakov@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Lemur DNA paints a picture of Madagascar's forested past
While there's no question that human activities such as logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar's forests since the first settlers arrived about 2,000 years ago, just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains a matter of debate. Now, a DNA study of tree-dwelling mouse lemurs suggests that humans did not arrive to find the island as blanketed by forests as frequently assumed.
National Science Foundation, Duke Tropical Conservation Initiative

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
'Noah's Ark' ex silico
An international team of researchers is enlisting supercomputing to help better predict where plants and animals might end up under the effects of climate change. The project will model climate change-related shifts of species and ecosystems to suggest placement of protected areas for the future.
Global Environment Facility, National Science Foundation

Contact: Doug Carroll
dougcarroll@email.arizona.edu
520-621-9017
University of Arizona

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
IU research points towards new blindness prevention methods in diabetic eye disease
Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye that shows precisely how a small protein that can both damage or grow blood vessels in the eye causes vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. The study, reported in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, could also lead to better treatment for diabetic retinopathy, which currently requires multiple, invasive procedures that aren't always effective in the long term.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
International team launches community competition to find how cancer changes a cell's RNA
An open challenge will merge the efforts of the International Cancer Genome Consortium, The Cancer Genome Atlas, and the NCI Cloud Pilots with Sage Bionetworks and the open science DREAM Challenge community.

Contact: Rhea Cohen
rhea.cohen@oicr.on.ca
416-673-6642
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Current Drug Discovery Technology
Researchers identify the requirements in the chemical structure to develop better molecules in cancer
Researchers from Dr. H.S. Gour University and Jadavapur University in India have found out structural requirements of some theophylline based molecules against the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase.

Contact: Madiha Hussain
madiha@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 11-Jul-2016
Environmental Science and Technology
Weathered oil in Gulf of Mexico may threaten development of fish embryos and larvae
The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, in which nearly three million barrels of crude oil got released in 2010 into the northern Gulf of Mexico, contaminated the spawning habitats for many fishes. A research team led by an environmental scientist at the University of California, Riverside has now found that ultraviolet light is changing the structure of the DWH oil components into something more toxic, further threatening numerous commercially and ecologically important fishes.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 11-Jul-2016
Biodiversity Data Journal
More assassins on the radar: As many as 24 new species of assassin bugs described
As many as 24 assassin bugs new to science were discovered by Dr. Guanyang Zhang and his team. In their article, published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal, they describe the new insects along with treating another 47 assassin bugs in the same genus. To do this, the scientists examined more than 10,000 specimens, coming from both museum collections and newly undertaken field trips.

Contact: Dr Guanyang Zhang
gyz151@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 11-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
Open chromatin profiling key to identifying leukemia cells of origin
Researchers have found a precise and reliable way -- whole-genome profiling of open chromatin -- to identify the kind of cell that leads to a given case of leukemia, a valuable key to cancer prognosis and outcome.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jul-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Web-based data tool designed to enhance drug safety
A new online open-access database has been developed by scientists to allow the clinical responses of more than 5 million patients to all FDA-approved drugs to be used to identify unexpected clinical harm, benefits and alternative treatment choices for individual patients.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
Research aims to grasp complexities in plant-pollinator networks across tallgrass prairies
University of Kansas graduate student Kathy Denning has earned a grant from the National Science Foundation to support research centering on molecular genetic analysis of pollen grains recovered from bees across 10 prairie sites in Kansas.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
Vanderbilt chosen for leadership role in NIH precision medicine initiative cohort program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health to be the Data and Research Support Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people, federal officials have announced.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Craig Boerner
craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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