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Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Researchers call for support for data in the cloud to facilitate genomics research
Today in the journal Nature prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the US have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data commons in the cloud that could be easily accessed by authorized researchers worldwide.

Contact: Christopher Needles
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
BMC Genomics
'Jumping genes' may drive esophageal cancer
Cancer Research UK scientists have found that 'jumping genes' may add to the genetic chaos behind more than three-quarters of esophageal cancer cases.

Contact: Emily Head
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
If you look old on the outside, you're probably old on the inside
An international research team has found a way to measure the aging process in young adults. Using multiple biomarkers, they found wide differences in biological age and rate of aging. Among 38-year-olds, biological age ranged from under 30 to nearly 60 years old. The researchers asked undergraduates to assess facial photos of study participants and rate their ages. Participants who were biologically older on the inside also appeared older to the college students.
New Zealand Health Research Council, NIH/National Institute on Aging, UK Medical Research Council, Jacobs Foundation, Yad Hanadiv Rothschild Foundation

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Scientists develop free, online genetic research tool
For most genetic scientists, the lack of access to computer servers and programs capable of quickly handling vast amounts of data can hinder genetic advancements. Now, a group of scientists at the University of Missouri has introduced a game changer in the world of biological research. The online, free service, RNAMiner, has been developed to handle large datasets which could lead to faster results in the study of plant and animal genomics.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Science Advances
Study: Temperature a dominant influence on bird diversity loss in Mexico
A wide-ranging study of gains and losses of populations of bird species across Mexico in the 20th century shows shifts in temperature due to global climate change are the primary environmental influence on the distributions of bird species.

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
PLOS Biology
Biggest beast in big data forest? One field's astonishing growth is 'genomical!'
Who's about to become the biggest beast in the big data forest? A group of computing experts have arrived at an answer. It's not You Tube or Twitter, social media sites that gobble up awesome quantities of bandwidth, and it's not astronomy or particle physics. No, the alpha beast in the big data forest is genomics -- a science that didn't exist 15 years ago and just beginning to break out from the field.

Contact: Peter Tarr
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
ASU researcher disputes claim that humans can distinguish 1 trillion odors
An Arizona State University researcher is disputing recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odors. Rick Gerkin says the data used in a 2014 study published in Science does not support this claim. Gerkin says this is important because those findings are already making their way into neuroscience textbooks, misinforming up-and-coming investigators and cutting off potentially productive lines of research that do not adhere to those findings.

Contact: Sandra Leander
Arizona State University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Pitt scientists lead consensus guidelines for thyroid cancer molecular tests
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute scientists recently led a panel of experts in revising national guidelines for thyroid cancer testing to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. Their clinical explanation for when to use and how to interpret thyroid cancer tests is published in the July issue of the scientific journal Thyroid.

Contact: Allison Hydzik
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Killer sea snail a target for new drugs
University of Queensland pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail. Researchers hope the new molecules will be promising leads for new drugs to treat pain and cancer.
National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Gemma Ward
University of Queensland

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
tRNAs are segmented into fragments in a manner that depends on race, gender and population
The study reports on a newly discovered category of tRNA fragments as well as shows that all tRNAs are rich sources of very diverse short molecules whose characteristics depend on a person's gender, population, and race and differ according to tissue and disease type.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 5-Jul-2015
Cell Reports
How the mammoth got its wool: Genetic changes are identified
Evolutionary change in a gene resurrected in the lab from the extinct woolly mammoth altered the gene's temperature sensitivity and likely was part of a suite of adaptations that allowed the mammoth to survive in harsh arctic environments, new research reveals.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Leonid Kruglyak with Curt Stern Award
ASHG has named Leonid Kruglyak, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics and Professor of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as the 2015 recipient of the Curt Stern Award.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Fine tuning in the brain
From a hodgepodge to well-tuned networks -- Freiburg researchers develop a computer model to explain how nerve cell connections form in the visual cortex.

Contact: Mareike Kardinal
Bernstein Coordination Site (BCOS)

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Journal of Nutrition
UGA researcher leads comprehensive international study on folate
A University of Georgia researcher is lead author on an international paper on folate biomarkers as part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. UGA's Lynn Bailey led a comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development. The paper, published in the Journal of Nutrition, represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PepsiCo, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Lynn Bailey
University of Georgia

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Women's faces get redder at ovulation, but human eyes can't pick up on it
Past research shows men find female faces more attractive at peak fertility. A new study shows an increased redness of women's face skin at the most fertile point of ovulatory cycle, but just under the threshold for detectability, ruling out skin coloration as a driver of the attractiveness effect.

Contact: Hannah Rowland
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Journal of Biomedical Informatics
New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
Vermont scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects -- before they show up in medical databases like PubMed -- by searching millions of tweets on Twitter.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joshua Brown
University of Vermont

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
The new detection method for a key drug resistant hepatitis C virus mutation
A rapid, sensitive, and accurate method to detect drug resistant hepatitis C virus (HCV) mutants has been developed. Researchers at Hiroshima University established a system and evaluate the proportion of patients harboring this mutation prior to treatment. This new system for detecting mutant strains may provide important pre-treatment information valuable not only for treatment decisions but also for prediction of disease progression in HCV genotype 1b patients.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New family of small RNAs boosts cell proliferation in cancer
Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2015
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
SAPH-ire helps scientists prioritize protein modification research
Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3-D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on 'hotspots' most likely to be important for biological function.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
High-performance microscope displays pores in the cell nucleus with greater precision
The transportation of certain molecules into and out of the cell nucleus takes place via nuclear pores. For some time, detailed research has been conducted into how these pores embedded in the nuclear envelope are structured. Now, for the first time, biochemists from the University of Zurich have succeeded in elucidating the structure of the transportation channel inside the nuclear pores in high resolution using high-performance electron microscopes.

Contact: Ohad Medalia
University of Zurich

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
Cancer and vampires: An evolutionary approach
A Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientist has developed a new Internet tool that will allow any investigator, physician or patient to analyze genes according to their evolutionary profile and find associated genes. The tool combines genomics and informatics to enables the rapid, cost-free identification of genes responsible for diseases, by inputting results from genetic mapping studies concerning suspected genes, and identifying connections to known genes with association to diseases.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Computer simulation predicts development, progress of pressure sores
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have devised a computational model that could enhance understanding, diagnosis and treatment of pressure ulcers related to spinal cord injury. In a report published online in PLOS Computational Biology, the team also described results of virtual clinical trials that showed that for effective treatment of the lesions, anti-inflammatory measures had to be applied well before the earliest clinical signs of ulcer formation.
US Department of Education, NIH/National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, IBM Shared University Research Award

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Single-cell technologies advance the value of genomics
Biologists are looking to extract as much information as possible from small amounts of valuable biological material, and to understand biological responses at higher levels of resolution. The Genome Analysis Centre has been working to reduce the input requirements for DNA and RNA sequencing projects down to the single-cell level by introducing the Fluidigm C1 single-cell system, FACs-in-a-petri CellSorter and the Labcyte Echo microscopic liquid handler.

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Study reveals how our brains can form first impressions quickly
A study of how people can quickly spot animals by sight is helping uncover the workings of the human brain.
European Community, Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Contact: Catriona Kelly
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
EORTC and Andaman7 are working together to develop Synchronized Health Records
Vincent Keunen runs the software development company that developed Andaman7, a collaborative electronic health record for doctors and patients. The multilingual Andaman7 app is a kind of mobile electronic health record system that can contain any medical record about the patient, entered by the patient, doctor, or through the hospital electronic health record system.

Contact: John Bean
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

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