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Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Biogen joins pioneering target validation collaboration
Biogen has joined the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation, the pioneering public-private collaboration to improve the success rate for discovering new medicines. Originally formed by GSK, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute, the CTTV fosters deep, ongoing interactions between academic and industry members for the purpose of developing open, transformative approaches to selecting and validating novel targets in drug development.

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
comms@ebi.ac.uk
44-122-349-4665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Search technique helps researchers find DNA sequences in minutes rather than days
Database searches for DNA sequences that can take biologists and medical researchers days can now be completed in a matter of minutes, thanks to a new search method developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Data-Driven Discovery Initiative, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Byron Spice
bspice@cs.cmu.edu
412-268-9068
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Nature
On the origin of Eukaryotes -- when cells got complex
Just as physicists comprehend the origin of the universe by observing the stars and archeologists reconstruct ancient civilizations with the artifacts found today, evolutionary biologists study the diversity of modern-day species to understand the origin of life and evolution. In a study published in the prestigious magazine Nature, Centre for Genomic Regulation researchers Toni Gabaldón and Alexandros Pitis are shedding light on one of the most crucial milestones in the evolution of life: cells' acquisition of mitochondria.
European Commission, European Research Council, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-607-611-798
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Insilico Medicine selected to present at Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum
Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices, their foundations and sovereign wealth fund representatives seeking impact investment, grant-giving, and philanthropy opportunities within health and life sciences.

Contact: Qingsong Zhu
zhu@insilicomedicine.com
443-451-7212
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Autophagy
Autophagy -- a review of techniques
The third edition of 'Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy' was recently published in the leading journal Autophagy, featuring TGAC's Autophagy Regulatory Network resource and co-authored by Dr. Tamas Korcsmaros, Computational Biology Fellow at The Genome Analysis Centre and Institute of Food Research.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Cancer Research
Turning down the volume on cancer
When the audio on your television set is too loud, you simply turn down the volume. What if we could do the same for signaling in our bodies that essentially causes normal cells to turn cancerous? New discoveries by researchers at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma may point to ways to do just that. Hiroshi Y. Yamada, Ph.D., and his team identified previously unknown targets for colon cancer prevention and treatment.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, NIH/National Center for Research Resources, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Theresa Green
theresa-green@ouhsc.edu
405-833-9824
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
PhytoKeys
Global plant conservation's phase one: The world checklist of hornworts and liverworts
Although Charles Darwin himself voiced his intention to compile a complete catalog of all known plant species more than a century ago, such is yet to be realized. However, an international research team now present the first ever worldwide checklist of hornworts and liverworts, prepared as a part of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation aiming to list the whole plant kingdom by 2020. Their work is published in the open-access journal PhytoKeys.

Contact: Lars Soderstrom
lars.soderstrom@ntnu.no
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
The Allied Genetics Conference 2016
Genetics Society of America names Susan Celniker as recipient of George W. Beadle Award
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Susan E. 'Sue' Celniker (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) has been awarded the Society's George W. Beadle Award for her outstanding contributions to the Drosophila community.

Contact: Chloe Poston
cposton@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
Are some people more likely to develop adverse reactions to nanoparticle-based medicines?
The complement system, the human body's first line of defense against blood-borne intruders, is blamed for infusion-related reactions to nanomedicines, but the conventional models used to predict the risk of cardiopulmonary side effects in response to nanopharmaceuticals might not well represent what actually occurs in humans, according to an article in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Cell Reports
The CNIO uses the Internet network theory to decipher the first epigenetic communication network
The discovery, published in 'Cell Reports', is the first communication network between the various signals or marks that make up the epigenome, a key component in gene regulation. The scientists employed the algorithms used to analyse the influence and popularity of websites, such as Wikipedia or social networks. The results provide the basis for exploring communication between the components of the cell epigenome, which could be relevant for example in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Contact: Vanessa Pombo
comunicacion@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Cell
New way to identify brain tumor aggressiveness
A comprehensive analysis of the molecular characteristics of gliomas -- the most common malignant brain tumor -- explains why some patients diagnosed with slow-growing (low-grade) tumors quickly succumb to the disease while others with more aggressive (high-grade) tumors survive for many years.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Full GenomesTM Corporation collaborates with Novogene to offer low-cost whole genome ancestry test
Full GenomesTM Corporation, the first company to offer a high-resolution and comprehensive Y chromosome test in January 2013, announced today that it is collaborating with Novogene, a leading genomics solution provider with the largest Illumina-based sequencing capacity in China, to offer GenomeGuide , one of the first whole genome tests for ancestry purposes for under $1,000.

Contact: Joyce Peng
joyce.peng@novogene.com
626-222-5584
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
CosmosID raises $6 million in Series B funding
Biotechnology startup CosmosID has successfully closed it's Series B by receiving $6 million in funding from Applied Value Group. CosmosID is the leading genomic big data company focused on microbiome research, outbreak investigations, and infectious disease diagnostics, using next-generation DNA sequencing.

Contact: Jon Ryan
jon.ryan@cosmosid.com
CosmosID Inc

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Frontiers in Neuroscience
Gene study points towards therapies for common brain disorders
University of Edinburgh scientists have pinpointed the cells that are likely to trigger common brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and intellectual disabilities. The findings offer a roadmap for the development of new therapies to target the conditions.

Contact: Jen Middleton
jen.middleton@ed.ac.uk
44-779-564-0662
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Uncovering hidden microbial lineages from hot springs
Although global microbial populations are orders of magnitude larger than nearly any other population in, on or around the planet, only a fraction has been identified thus far. In a Nature Communications study published Jan; 27, 2016, a team led by researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, utilized the largest collection of metagenomic datasets to uncover a completely novel bacterial phylum that they have dubbed "Kryptonia."
United States Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Wyss Institute will lead IARPA-funded brain mapping consortium
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced a cross-institutional consortium to map the brain's neural circuits with unprecedented fidelity, made possible by a $21 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
The way to learn
A well-known songbird, the great tit, has revealed its genetic code, offering researchers new insight into how species adapt to a changing planet. Their initial findings suggest that epigenetics -- what's on rather than what's in the gene -- may play a key role in the evolution of memory and learning. And that's not just true for birds. An international research team led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and Wageningen University will publish these findings in Nature Communications on Monday.
Rural Development Administration Republic of Korea, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, New World Order, Royal Society

Contact: Froukje Rienks
f.rienks@nioo.knaw.nl
31-610-487-481
Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cells talk to their neighbors before making a move
To decide whether and where to move in the body, cells must read chemical signals in their environment. Individual cells do not act alone during this process, two new studies on mouse mammary tissue show. Instead, the cells make decisions collectively after exchanging information about the chemical messages they are receiving.

Contact: Carol Clark
carol.clark@emory.edu
404-727-0501
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Information Sciences
The world's greatest literature reveals multifractals and cascades of consciousness
James Joyce, Julio Cortazar, Marcel Proust, Henryk Sienkiewicz and Umberto Eco. Regardless of the language they were working in, some of the world's greatest writers appear to be, in some respects, constructing fractals. Statistical analysis carried out at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, however, revealed something even more intriguing. The composition of works from within a particular genre was characterized by the exceptional dynamics of a cascading (avalanche) narrative structure.
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Ministry of Science and Education

Contact: Stanislaw Drozdz
stanislaw.drozdz@ifj.edu.pl
48-126-628-220
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship, breakthrough scientist awards
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named 19 new Fellows at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting cancer research in leading laboratories across the country. The Committee also named four new recipients of the Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists. This award provides additional funding to Damon Runyon scientists who are most likely to make paradigm-shifting breakthroughs that transform the way we prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, PhD
yung.lie@damonrunyon.org
212-455-0521
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
New England Journal of Medicine
New biomarker identifies colon cancer patients who may benefit from chemotherapy
Using a new computer science approach, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University and Stanford University discovered a distinctive molecular feature -- a biomarker -- that identified colon cancer patients who were most likely to remain disease-free up to five years after surgery. The biomarker, a protein called CDX2, also helped the researchers identify Stage II colon cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from chemotherapy after surgery.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, National Institutes of Health, Siebel Stem Cell Institute, Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Fund for Cancer Research, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Nature Methods
GenomeSpace 'recipes' help biologists interpret genomic data
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators developed GenomeSpace, a cloud-based, biologist-friendly platform that connects more than 20 bioinformatics software packages and resources for genomic data analysis. The team is now developing and crowdsourcing 'recipes' -- step-by-step workflows -- to better enable non-programming researchers to interpret their genomic data. The work is described in a paper published Jan. 18, 2016 in Nature Methods.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Amazon Web Services

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Neuroscience
Like air traffic, information flows through neuron 'hubs' in the brain, finds IU study
A new study from Indiana University, reported today in the journal Neuroscience, shows that 70 percent of all information within cortical regions in the brain passes through only 20 percent of these regions' neurons.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

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

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Entomological Society of America releases statement on the importance of insect collections
The Entomological Society of America has issued a statement about the value of entomological collections and the need to implement protections for these irreplaceable resources.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Genetics
Breakthrough in human cell transformation could revolutionize regenerative medicine
A breakthrough in the transformation of human cells by an international team led by researchers at the University of Bristol could open the door to a new range of treatments for a variety of medical conditions.

Contact: Simon Davies
simon.l.davies@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol

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