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Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
The four-letter code: How DNA barcoding can accelerate biodiversity inventories
With unprecedented biodiversity loss occurring, we must determine how many species we share the planet with. This can start in our backyards, but speed is critical. A new study shows how biodiversity inventories can be accelerated with DNA bar-coding and rapid publishing techniques, making it possible to survey a nature reserve in just four months. The final inventory of 3,500 species was written, released and published in the Biodiversity Data Journal in under one week.

Contact: Jeremy R. deWaard
dewaardj@uoguelph.ca
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing
The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
University of Exeter

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
JAMA
Genetic landscape can impact treatment for children with rare, aggressive cancer
For children with rare, aggressive and advanced cancer, precision medicine may help doctors determine their best treatment options, a new study finds. Using information from a patient's entire genome helped suggest personalized treatment options for nearly half of children with cancer, and led to specific treatment changes in a quarter of these patients.
National Institutes of Health, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Good Charity Inc.

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 28-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
Physics meets biology to defeat aging
The scientific team of a new biotech company Gero in collaboration with one of the leading academics in the field of aging Professor Robert J. Shmookler Reis (current world record holder in life extension for model animals -- 10-fold for nematodes) has recently brought new insights into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, around the stability and stress resistance of certain gene regulatory networks. The work has just been published in Scientific Reports.
Gero Limited

Contact: Julia Ogun
julia.ogun@gero.com
7-915-016-6500
Gero

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
How the mind sharpens the senses
A study conducted with experienced scholars of Zen-Meditation shows that mental focusing can induce learning mechanisms, similar to physical training.
German Research Foundation, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bernstein Focus State Dependencies of Learning, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Willigis-Jäger Stiftung West-Östliche Weisheit

Contact: Dr. Hubert R. Dinse
hubert.dinse@rub.de
49-234-322-5565
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
Structure
Scientists reveal cellular clockwork underlying inflammation
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate inflammation -- a discovery that could have important implications for the treatment of allergies, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. The discovery, to be published in the Oct. 6 issue of the journal Structure, explains how two particular proteins, Tollip and Tom1, work together to contribute to the turnover of cell-surface receptor proteins that trigger inflammation.

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Nature Methods
Algorithm helps identify elusive genes that express like clockwork
An algorithm developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is giving scientists a new way to identify the dynamics of oscillatory genes, which play an essential role in development functions like cell division, circadian rhythms and limb formation.
Morgridge Institute for Research

Contact: Brian Mattmiller
bmattmiller@morgridge.org
608-316-4332
Morgridge Institute for Research

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Plant Journal
Sequencing of barley genome achieves new milestone
Barley, a widely grown cereal grain commonly used to make beer and other alcoholic beverages, possesses a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Now a team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside has reached a new milestone in its work, begun in 2000, on sequencing the barley genome. The researchers have sequenced large portions of the genome that together contain nearly two-thirds of all barley genes.
US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
The Auk
Mimic woodpecker fools competing birds, but genetics expose its true identity
Visual mimicry lets the helmeted woodpecker (Dryocopus galeatus) live on the threatened Atlantic forest turf of two bigger birds -- the lineated Dryocopus lineatus and robust (Campephilus robustus) woodpeckers -- reducing the likelihood of being displaced in an area of foraging.

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

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Biomedical Optics Express
New blood test for colon cancer improves colonoscopy screening results
Thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy; colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages. Canadian researchers have found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that indicate the presence of precancerous polyps in the colon, a key warning sign for colon cancer.

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

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Why do so many children born with heart defects have trouble in school?
As advances in medicine are giving rise to growing numbers of children who survive severe heart defects, it's emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. The University of Utah School of Medicine was awarded $6.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to identify causes of these disabilities, searching for genetic lesions that affect both the heart and brain. The goal is to be able to predict patient outcomes from genetic data, enabling early intervention.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Kiefer
jkiefer@neuro.utah.edu
801-597-4258
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Accelerating forage breeding to boost livestock productivity
The Genome Analysis Centre, with partners in the UK, Colombia and Kenya bring together their leading expertise in forage breeding for animal nutrition, cutting-edge genomics and phenomics technologies to accelerate the improvement of Brachiaria, a vital livestock feed crop in central Africa and Latin America.
The British Council, Research Councils UK

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
International research institutes team up to build new schizophrenia collections
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland at the University of Helsinki and The Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute, together with its international partners, are initiating major new sample collections in several regions and countries. The goal is to collect up to 50,000 samples from schizophrenia patients across the globe.

Contact: Aarno Palotie
aarno.palotie@helsinki.fi
358-415-015-915
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Genome Research
From Genome Research: Genome-wide annotation of primary miRNAs reveals novel mechanisms
MicroRNAs are short noncoding RNAs that play critical roles in regulating gene expression in normal physiology and disease. Despite having tightly controlled expression levels, little is known about how miRNAs themselves are regulated because their genes are poorly defined. In a study published online today in Genome Research, researchers devised a strategy for genome-wide annotation of primary miRNA transcripts, providing extensive new annotations in human and mouse, and shedding light on mechanisms of regulation of microRNA gene expression.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
calicchi@cshl.edu
516-422-4012
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
ZooKeys
Cave snail from South Korea suggests ancient subterranean diversity across Eurasia
A sensational find of subterranean biodiversity surfaces from the depths of Nodong cave, South Korea. This rare, unique occurrence of an ancient group of tiny terrestrial snails provides evidence of a pan-Eurasian distribution of diehard snails formerly known to inhabit only caves of Southern Alpine Europe. Asia's first exclusively cave-dwelling hollow-shelled snail is described in the open-access journal ZooKeys after Nano-CT scans made it possible to see inside the diaphanous shell walls.

Contact: Dr. Adrienne Jochum
Adrienne.jochum@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
TGAC leads development to diminish threat to Vietnam's most important crop
As part of the Newton Fund, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) has been awarded over £50,000 by The British Council to develop advanced bioinformatics capabilities for next-generation rice genomics in Vietnam to aid precision breeding for improvement of this staple crop by exploring 48 local rice varieties.
The British Council

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Current Biology
When a 'UFO' flies by, does it bother bears?
If an unidentified flying object suddenly appeared in the sky, it's likely your heart would beat faster. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Aug. 13 have found that the same is true for bears.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 12-Aug-2015
Current Medical Research and Opinion
New study finds GeneSight CPGx precision medicine test provides significant health care cost savings
A new study published in Current Medical Research and Opinion demonstrated $1,036 in annual prescription savings per patient when healthcare providers used the GeneSight combinatorial pharmacogenomic test results to guide treatment decisions compared with usual trial-and-error prescribing. CPGx is the evaluation of multiple genetic factors that influence an individual's response to medications.

Contact: Sarah DeDiemar
sdediemar@assurexhealth.com
513-701-5162
Assurex Health

Public Release: 12-Aug-2015
Nature
Octopus genome sequenced
The first whole genome analysis of an octopus reveals unique genomic features that likely played a role in the evolution of traits such as large complex nervous systems and adaptive camouflage. The findings are published in Nature on Aug. 12, 2015.
National Science Foundation, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, the Molecular Genetics Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 11-Aug-2015
Genome Biology
Furthering data analysis of next-generation sequencing to facilitate research
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed a user-friendly, integrated platform for analyzing the transcriptomic and epigenomic 'big data.' Reporting their platform in Genome Biology, scientists say that the new platform -- called BioWardrobe -- could help biomedical researchers answer questions about both basic biology and disease.

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New mathematics advances the frontier of macromolecular imaging
To see proteins in their native environment, scientists can blast powerful X-rays at tiny volumes of proteins in solution. Resulting 'diffraction patterns' can then be interpreted to reconstruct information about the protein's molecular structure. An emerging technique called fluctuation X-ray scattering could provide more detail than traditional solution scattering. But a major limitation for FXS has been a lack of mathematical methods to efficiently interpret the data. That's where Berkeley Lab's M-TIP comes in.

Contact: Linda Vu
lvu@lbl.gov
510-495-2402
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Nature Genetics
New computational method predicts genes likely to be causal in disease
A new computational method improves the detection of genes that are likely to be causal for complex diseases and biological traits. The method, PrediXcan, estimates gene expression levels across the whole genome -- a better measure of biological action than single mutations -- and integrates it with genome-wide association study data. PrediXcan has the potential to identify gene targets for therapeutic applications faster and with greater accuracy than traditional methods.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Nature Biotechnology
Life is but a DREAM
Can we use computers to predict whether a compound will have a toxic effect on people? The DREAM challenge uses crowdsourcing to test the state of the art.

Contact: Sonia Furtado-Neves
sonia.furtado@embl.de
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
PLOS Biology
Studying yeast provides new insight to genome evolution
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation have proposed a new theory about the origins of the yeast lineage 100 million years ago. By studying the whole-genome duplication in yeast, the scientists have determined that it actually represents a hybrid between two distinct species. Their new proposal differs radically from the currently accepted theories within the scientific community.
European Research Council/European Union's Seventh Framework Programme, European Research Council, Spanish ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Qatar National Research Fund

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Cell
Scientists adopt new strategy to find Huntington's disease therapies
Scientists searched the chromosomes of more than 4,000 Huntington's disease patients and found that DNA repair genes may determine when the neurological symptoms begin. The results may provide a guide for discovering new treatments for Huntington's disease and a roadmap for studying other neurological disorders.
National Institutes of Health, Medical Research Council, CHDI Foundation

Contact: Christopher G. Thomas
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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