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Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Human Molecular Genetics
Long telomere length associated with increased lung cancer risk
A large-scale genetic study of the links between telomere length and risk for five common cancers finds that long telomeres are associated with an increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma. No significant associations between telomere length and other cancer types were observed. The study uses a novel method to measure genetic predisposition for telomere length, rather than physiological measures which are confounded by factors such as age and lifestyle.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute on Aging, Cancer Research Foundation, Wellcome Trust, National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Journal of American Chemical Society
Understanding the molecular origin of epigenetic markers
The study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society reveals the effect of lysine acetylation in histone tails.

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

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Nature Genetics
Major European mouse study reveals the role of genes in disease
The role of over 300 genes has been revealed by scientists across Europe in a major initiative to understand the part they play in disease and biology. The results have now been published in the journal 'Nature Genetics'.
European Commission, Government of Canada through Genome Canada and Genome Prairie, French state funds through the 'Agence Nationale de la Recherche',

Contact: Martin Hrabe de Angelis
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Nature Genetics
Yale study identifies 'major player' in skin cancer genes
A multidisciplinary team at Yale, led by Yale Cancer Center members, has defined a subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases. Their findings shed light on an important mutation in this deadly disease, and may lead to more targeted anti-cancer therapies.
Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer, NIH/National Cancer Institute, US National Institutes of Health, Melanoma Research Alliance, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Ziba Kashef
Yale University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2015
An innovative algorithm is helping scientists decipher how drugs work inside the body
Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lucky Tran
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Jul-2015
AIBS Complex Data Integration Workshop
Biologists identify ways to enhance complex data integration across research domains
The American Institute of Biological Sciences has published a new report that identifies key barriers to complex data integration and offers recommendations for the research community, research funding organizations, and others.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie Palakovich Carr
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 23-Jul-2015
Faster, better, cheaper: A new method to generate extended data for genome assemblies
Scientists at The Genome Analysis Centre have developed a new library construction method for genome sequencing that can simultaneously construct up to 12 size-selected long mate pair or 'jump' libraries ranging in sizes from 1.7kb to 18kb with reduced DNA input, time and cost.

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
DNA sequencing of noninvasively collected hair expands the field of conservation genetics
Information embedded within DNA has long contributed to biodiversity conservation, helping to reconstruct the past history of species, assess their current status, and guide strategies for their protection. A new study shows that the entire genome of hard to study species may now be available to scientists without the need to handle or even see their study organism, opening up the field of conservation genomics to the use of noninvasive sampling techniques.

Contact: Michael Russello

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Yale leads NIH-funded autism biomarkers study of pre-school and school-aged children
Yale School of Medicine researchers will lead a national multi-center study of preschool and school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to identify non-invasive biological markers (biomarkers) that could help physicians diagnose, track, and assess treatments in autism patients.
NIH/National Institutes of Mental Health, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, Yale Clinical and Translational Science Award

Contact: Karen N. Peart
Yale University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
TGen and NAU developing accurate test to diagnose debilitating Lyme disease
Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute to support research into the development of a quick, affordable and accurate method of diagnosing Lyme disease. The most common vector-borne illness in the US, Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 Americans annually.
Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Arizona

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Global Ecology and Biogeography
Global study of seed consumption uncovers wider risk to plant species
The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption -- that large animals mainly eat large seeds. The finding by UNSW Australia scientists shows that a wider variety of plants than is often thought could be at risk if large animals go extinct and do not disperse their seeds. The study covers 13,000 animal-seed interactions and includes all vertebrate species -- fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals -- from areas ranging from the Arctic tundra to tropical rainforests.

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Nature Genetics
IBD genetically similar in Europeans and non-Europeans
The first genetic study of inflammatory bowel disease across diverse populations has shown that the regions of the genome underlying the disease are consistent around the world. It suggests that the biology underlying disease is also consistent and that drugs developed from genetic studies in one population could be used worldwide. This study compared nearly 10,000 people of East Asian, Indian or Iranian descent with 86,640 people from Europe, North America and Oceania.
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Broad Foundation

Contact: Mark Thomson
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship awards to 16 young scientists
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 16 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its spring Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, PhD
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
New study reveals improved way to interpret high-throughput biological data
A recent study by researchers at The Genome Analysis Centre and Jagiellonian University reveals a novel workflow, identifying associations between molecules to provide insights into cellular metabolism and gene expression in complex biological systems.

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Why bad genes don't always lead to bad diseases
The finding advances ability to predict how severe any inherited genetic diseases will be in each affected person, a key insight into human disease.

Contact: Liam Mitchell
University of Toronto

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Unprecedented gigapixel multicolor microscope: Powerful new tool to advance drug research
Researchers demonstrate unprecedented multispectral microscope, capable of processing nearly 17 billion pixels, the largest such microscopic image ever created, to advance drug research.

Contact: Yakesha Cooper
The Optical Society

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Case Western Reserve to lead multi-institutional 'big data' project
Case Western Reserve University is one of three institutions nationwide to win federal 'big data' grants focused on developing ways to ensure the integrity and comparability of the reams of information the US health care system collects every day. If successful, the work could create enormous new opportunities to glean insights that help physicians cure or even prevent illness and disease.
NIH Big Data to Knowledge

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
ASCB task force on scientific reproducibility calls for action and reform
In the face of growing concerns about the reproducibility of published scientific data, a special task force of the American Society for Cell Biology has made 13 recommendations to tighten standards, improve statistics and ethics training, and encourage self-policing by life scientists.

Contact: John Fleischman
American Society for Cell Biology

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Altruism is simpler than we thought
A new computational model of how the brain makes altruistic choices is able to predict when a person will act generously in a scenario involving the sacrifice of money. The work, led by California Institute of Technology scientists and, appearing July 15 in the journal Neuron, also helps explain why being generous sometimes feels so difficult.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Melon genome study reveals recent impacts of breeding
The first comprehensive genome analyses of seven melon varieties was completed by a research team led by Josep Casacuberta, Jordi Garcia-Mas and Sebastian Ramos-Onsins, providing breeders new knowledge important for understanding phenotypic variability and helping increasing plant quality yields by selective breeding.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
Types of fungi and lichens at the Herbarium of the University of Granada available on-line
An images collection and data about the most special fungi and lichens deposited at the Herbarium of the University of Granada, Spain, has been made accessible on the Internet. The provision of such dataset in standardized format through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility allows for the approachability by the global community. The study was published in the open-access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: M. Teresa Vizoso
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Medicine
VIB-KU Leuven-ULB researchers uncover genetic alterations in development of skin cancer
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is one of the most frequent cancers in humans affecting more than half million new persons every year in the world. Transformation of a normal cell to a cancer cell is caused by accumulation of genetic abnormalities in progeny of single cells. SCC arising from various organs are induced by carcinogens, such as tobacco and UV exposure.
FNRS, Télévie, Fondation Contre le Cancer, Fondation ULB, ERC, Fonds Gaston Ithier, Foundation Bettencourt Schueller, Foundation Baillet-Latour

Contact: Katrina Wright
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Neuroscience
Brain study reveals insights into genetic basis of autism
UNSW Australia scientists have discovered a link between autism and genetic changes in some segments of DNA that are responsible for switching on genes in the brain. The finding is the result of a world-first study of the human brain that identified more than 100 of these DNA segments, known as enhancers, which are thought to play a vital role in normal development by controlling gene activity in the brain.

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
Cell machinery wears complex coat
Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg have produced detailed images of the intricate protein-coats that surround trafficking vesicles -- the 'transport pods' that move material around within biological cells.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Isabelle Kling
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Cell Reports
New genomic analysis identifies recurrent fusion genes in gastric cancers
Studying the gastric cancers of 15 Southeast Asian patients, researchers at The Jackson Laboratory, the Genome Institute of Singapore and other institutions identified five recurrent fusion genes, one of which appears to lead to cellular changes involved in acute gastritis and cancer.
The Agency for Science Technology and Research in Singapore, Translational Clinical Research Flagship Program, Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium, Genome Institute of Singapore, National Medical Research Council of Singapore, and others

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

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