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Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
American Journal of Human Genetics
Genetic variation is key to fighting viruses
Using a genome-wide association study, EPFL scientists have identified subtle genetic changes that can cause substantial differences to how we fight viral infections.
Max Planck Society, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Researchers build a digital piece of brain
If you want to learn how something works, one strategy is to take it apart and put it back together again. For 10 years, a global initiative called the Blue Brain Project has been attempting to do this digitally with a section of juvenile rat brain. The project presents a first draft of this reconstruction, which contains over 31,000 neurons, 55 layers of cells, and 207 different neuron subtypes, on Oct. 8 in Cell.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
UC San Diego researchers team up with Illumina to speed-read your microbiome
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine's Rob Knight, PhD, and his team built a microbiome analysis platform called QIIME (pronounced 'chime' and short for 'Quantitative Insights Into Microbial Ecology'). This software will now be more readily accessible to hundreds of thousands of researchers around the world through BaseSpace, a cloud-based app store offered by Illumina, a San Diego-based company that develops life science tools for the analysis of genetic variation.

Contact: Heather Buschman
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
Nature Genetics
Shaking up the foundations of epigenetics
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation and the University of Barcelona published a study that challenges some of the current beliefs about epigenetics. Scientists have discovered that the role of epigenetics is different than normal when regulating genes that are specifically expressed during development. Published in the Oct. issue of Nature Genetics, the work is highlighted on the cover with an illustration inspired by the findings of the Catalan researchers and a Salvador Dalí painting.
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, 'Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa, European Union's Seventh Framework Programme

Contact: Laia Cendrós
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
Novel cybercatalog of flower-loving flies suggests the digital future of taxonomy
By providing a novel taxonomic 'cybercatalog' of the southern African flower-loving (apiocerid) flies, the authors demonstrate how the network of taxonomic knowledge can be made available through links to online data providers. The information is not only available to the reader, who follows the links, but also to machines making use of the growing number of digital online resources. Their work is available in the open-access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: Dr. Torsten Dikow
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Journal of Biological Research
Data integration or die: The importance of biologist input in efficiently sharing data
Vicky Schneider, 361° Division at The Genome Analysis Centre, along with UK and European partners, has reviewed key aspects of standards and formats of biological data to highlight the importance of data integration and management tools for biologists.

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
NIH establishes 4-D nucleome research centers and organizational hub at UC San Diego
Under its new 4D Nucleome Program, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund has awarded three grants totaling more than $30 million over five years to multidisciplinary teams of researchers at University of California, San Diego.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Heather Buschman
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
A genetic polymorphism associated with lung cancer progression
Researchers at the Hiroshima University and Saitama Medical University found that in patients with lung cancer, a single nucleotide polymorphism may regulate gene and protein expression and be associated with poor prognosis. To establish this genetic polymorphism as a useful clinical prognostic marker and to further clarify its molecular mechanism, large-scale clinicopathological studies of lung cancer and/or other types of cancer are required for additional insights.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and others

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Nature Genetics
Sharing of genetic data empowers discovery of new disorders in children
Four new genetic disorders have been identified by the team behind the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Study, one of the world's largest nationwide rare disease genome-wide sequencing initiatives. They developed a novel computational approach to identify genetic variants that cause disease in young children, contrasting the DNA of children with severe developmental disorders of unknown genetic cause, with the DNA from individuals without overt developmental disorders. It was only possible because of data sharing.
Health Innovation Challenge Fund, Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health, and Wellcome Trust SangerInstitute

Contact: Samantha Wynne
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
JAX reseachers, collaborators report on variations in human genome
A consortium of international researchers, including Charles Lee, Ph.D., of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, have reported findings from a massive research project exploring variations in the human genome, including structural variations.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Micro photosynthetic power cells may be the green energy source for the next generation
A novel micro-technology, which captures the electrical power generated by the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae.

Contact: Philly Lim
World Scientific

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
NUS making waves in the brave new world of synthetic biology
The National University of Singapore launched a new research initiative called the NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation to further develop research capacity and capabilities in the emerging and fast-growing field, which has the potential to be the next engine for economic growth for technologically advanced countries, including Singapore.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Federal funding secured for Barrow-TGen advanced technology study of ALS
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $687,087, one-year grant to Barrow Neurological Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute to identify peptide, protein, and RNA biomarkers as indicators of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis progression.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Two NIH grants boost bioinformatics research and development of precision medicine
A pair of major NIH grants will bolster bioinformatics research and strengthen scientists' ability to analyze massive amounts of data. Professor Cathy Wu and colleagues at the University of Delaware's Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology hope to further develop the 'Protein Ontology' -- a 'virtual reference library' for proteins -- and advance the development of precision medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Researchers at Maryland play key role in unprecedented effort to analyze human genome
After eight years of analysis, scientists from around the world have completed an unprecedented project to delineate a wide spectrum of human genetic variation. This enormous catalog of data, known as the 1000 Genomes Project, will yield crucial insights for decades. Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine played a key role in this, and co-authored two papers published in the current issue of the journal Nature.

Contact: David Kohn
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
NIH invests $85 million for BRAIN Initiative research
The National Institutes of Health announced its second wave of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing the NIH investment to $85 million in fiscal year 2015.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: NINDS Press Team
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Cell Stem Cell
A snapshot of stem cell expression
Research from the Wellcome Genome Campus demonstrates the power of single-cell genomics: Study reveals new genes involved in pluripotency, new subpopulations of cells and new methods to find meaning in the data. Published in Cell Stem Cell, the findings have implications for the study of early development.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Wellcome Trust

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

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Genome Research
New method to predict increased risk of non-familial breast cancer
By detecting cancer at an early stage, or even predicting who has an increased risk of being affected, the possibilities to treat the disease can be radically improved. In an international study led from Uppsala University the researchers have discovered that apparently healthy breast cells contain genetic aberrations that can be associated with an increased risk for non-familial breast cancer. The results have been published in the journal Genome Research.

Contact: Jan Dumanski
Uppsala University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Nature Methods
Real-time analysis of metabolic products
Biologists at ETH Zurich have developed a method that, for the first time, makes it possible to measure concentration changes of several hundred metabolic products simultaneously and almost in real time. The technique could inspire basic biological research and the search for new pharmaceutical agents.

Contact: Uwe Sauer
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure: Basis for handling big taxonomic data
Looked down on with scepticism by many taxonomists, handling big data efficiently is a challenge that can only be met with thorough and multi-layered efforts from scientists and technological developers alike. Projects like PESI, the Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure, prove that harmonised taxonomic reference systems and high-quality data sets are possible through dynamic, expertly created and managed online tools. The methods, results and future prospects of PESI are available in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: Dr. Yde de Jong
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
New portable device counts leukocytes through the skin
A novel way to count white blood cells without a blood test, simply by applying a small device on the fingertip, is being developed by a team of young bioengineers. The technology, that combines an optical sensor with algorithms, has already three prototypes on the go and is specially designed to be used on chemotherapy patients, who could know their immune system levels in real time. It could also serve to detect serious infections.

Contact: Press Office
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Cerebral Cortex
Human visual cortex holds neurons that selectively respond to intermediate colors
Researchers from Tohoku University's Research Institute of Electrical Communication and RIKEN BSI have found the presence of neurons in the human brain which can each selectively respond to an intermediate color; not just neurons of red, green, yellow and blue.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Ichiro Kuriki
Tohoku University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Finding links and missing genes
Missing a gene may be less problematic than you'd think. This is one of the conclusions that emerge from the most extensive catalog of changes in large sections of a person's DNA sequence to date. This reference catalog of structural variations across the globe will help guide future studies of genetics, evolution and disease. Carried out with the 1000 Genomes Project, it is published today in Nature, alongside a paper on the project's final outcomes.

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Genome Biology
Scientists sequence genomes of microscopic worms beneficial to agriculture
Many nematodes (worms) have specialized as pathogens, including those that serve as deadly insect-attacking parasites, making them effective biocontrol agents. Now a research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside has sequenced the genomes of five nematodes, specifically, microscopic round worms likely to be involved in parasitism and widely used in agriculture as an organic pesticide. The nematodes are used commercially and in home gardens, and are marketed as beneficial nematodes.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Getting the growing research data problem under control
International funding bodies, including the National Science Foundation, are now requiring researchers to create data management plans as part of the grant application process. While funders, libraries, publishers and other groups now support good management practices, researchers still lag behind in their understanding and implementation of this topic. In Data Management for Researchers, Kristin Briney provides a practical manual, empowering researchers to take control of their data and protect the integrity of their research.

Contact: Nigel Massen
Pelagic Publishing

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