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Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Molecular Cancer Research
TGen study targets SGEF protein in treating glioblastoma brain tumors
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a protein called SGEF that promotes the survival of glioblastoma tumor cells and helps the cancer invade brain tissue. TGen researchers identified SGEF as a target for new brain cancer therapies in a study published today by Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research.
National Institutes of Health, ARCS Foundation Eller Scholarship and Science Foundation Arizona Fellowship, The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
MDC's CIO Alf Wachsmann gets DDN Pioneer Award
Dr. Alf Wachsmann, Chief Information Officer at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, was awarded the 'DDN Pioneer Award 2015.' With this prize, the US-based company DDN distinguishes individuals, groups, or institutions 'who are embracing leading-edge high performance computing technologies to shatter long-standing technical limits and to accelerate business results and scientific insights.'

Contact: Josef Zens
josef.zens@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2118
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
New book highlights research in emerging field of video bioinformatics
The first book to review the emerging interdisciplinary field of video bioinformatics was published in December by Springer. Titled 'Video Bioinformatics: From Live Imaging to Knowledge,' the book was edited by Bir Bhanu, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Riverside, and Prue Talbot, professor of cell biology and director of the Stem Cell Center and Core at UCR.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Genome Research
Innate immune defenses triggered by unsuspected mechanism
A previously unsuspected mechanism is activated in the presence of pathogens after only a few hours: the activation of thousand of genes in the cells of the innate immune system and the triggering of its immune defenses.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Human Frontiers Science Program, Canadian Research Chairs Program

Contact: Julie Gazaille
j.cordeau-gazaille@umontreal.ca
514-343-6796
University of Montreal

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
PhD Project Plan published to invite community feedback early on
Development and implementation of novel methods for publication, visualization and dissemination of the constantly growing biodiversity and genomic data are the main objective of the first PhD Project Plan available from the open-access Research Ideas and Outcomes journal. Founded on the principles of open science, the project addresses digitally born scholarly papers and digitized data, aiming to make them more accessible and citable, and the results more reproducible.

Contact: Viktor Senderov
datascience@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Genetics
International study reveals genetic associations that influence adult onset glaucoma
Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have led an international effort to identify three genetic associations that influence susceptibility to primary open angle glaucoma -- the most common form of adult onset glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Marc Kaplan
marc.kaplan@case.edu
216-272-5763
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Biotech Showcase
InSilico Medicine presents advances in deep learning for drug discovery and aging research
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 5:15 p.m. US ET, InSilico Medicine will present an update on recent advances in applying signaling pathway activation analysis and deep learning to drug discovery and drug repurposing for age-related diseases at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco.

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

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Methods
Linking gene expression and DNA methylation in single cells
A new single-cell genomics protocol allows researchers to study links between DNA modifications (methylation) and the activity of a gene. The method is the first to enable parallel profiling of the transcriptome and epigenome of a single cell. The researchers used the method to reveal new epigenome-transcriptome associations relevant to the regulation of pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells; The method is potentially transformative for epigenetics research, as it reveals unprecedented detail of the epigenetic control of genes.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Wellcome Trust, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Medical Research Council, European Commission

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-788-137-7941
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Milestone resource in wheat research now available for download
Leading on from The Genome Analysis Centre's previous announcement of their new bread wheat genome assembly, the landmark resource is now publically available to download at the European Bioinformatics Institute's Ensembl database for full analysis.

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

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
ZooKeys
From Sherborn to ZooBank: Moving to the interconnected digital nomenclature of the future
Names are our primary framework for organizing information. But how do we tie scientific names to a foundation so they provide stability and repeatability to fluid conceptual topics such as taxonomies? In the late 19th century, the 'Father of Biodiversity Informatics', Charles Davies Sherborn, provided the bibliographic foundation for current zoological nomenclature with Index Animalium. This special volume of the Open Access journal ZooKeys celebrates Sherborn, his contributions, context and the future of biodiversity informatics.

Contact: Ellinor Michel
e.michel@nhm.ac.uk
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Bug eyes: Tiny 3-D glasses confirm insect 3-D vision
Miniature glasses have proved that mantises use 3-D vision -- providing a new model to improve visual perception in robots.
Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Karen Bidewell
press.office@ncl.ac.uk
01-912-086-972
Newcastle University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
With the right algorithms: Optimizing cell cycle analysis
Scientists of the the Helmholtz Zentrum München have found a new approach improving the identification of cell cycle phases using imaging flow cytometry data. They could avoid the use of stains by applying algorithms from machmachine learning. With the help of an imaging software they extracted hundreds of features from bright field and dark field images. Using this data they could generate algorithms that can sort the cells digitally.

Contact: Thomas Blasi
thomas.blasi@helmholtz-muenchen.de
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
CNIO finds a possible new pharmacological target for one of the most important and elusive oncogenes
MYC is altered in more than half of human cancers, and it is often associated with very aggressive tumors. Researchers have identified a second gene, called BPTF, that has an important role in the chain of molecular events that allow MYC to function, therefore revealing itself as a possible new therapeutic target.

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

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Mental synthesis experiment could teach us more about our imagination
While there is general consensus that the ability to imagine a never-before-seen object or concept is a unique human trait, we know little about the neurological mechanism behind it. Neuroscientist Dr. Andrey Vyshedskiy proposes a straightforward, yet challenging experiment to test whether imagining such a novel object involves the synchronization of groups of neurons, a process that he calls 'mental synthesis.' His research idea is published in the open-access Research Idea and Outcomes Journal.

Contact: Andrey Vyshedskiy
vysha@bu.edu
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 29-Dec-2015
Technology
High-throughput evaluation of synthetic metabolic pathways
A central challenge in the field of metabolic engineering is the efficient identification of a metabolic pathway genotype that maximizes specific productivity over a robust range of process conditions. A review from researchers at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., covers the challenges of optimizing specific productivity of metabolic pathways in cells and new advances in pathway creation and screening.

Contact: Philly Lim
mllim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
UTA engineer developing more precise lung cancer imaging, radiation results
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Washington are working on a solution and have developed a new, personalized respiratory-motion system that uses mathematical modeling to capture images of a patient's lung when it is depressed -- offering a clearer, more precise image of the tumor to be destroyed.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Mapping cancer's 'social networks' opens new approaches to treatment
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have designed a computer model that applies techniques used to analyze social networks to identify new ways of treating cancer, according to research published in PLOS Computational Biology today.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Emily Head
emily.head@cancer.org.uk
44-203-469-6189
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
Cell Systems
This computer program can find new chemical combos to kill pathogenic yeast
The drugs of tomorrow may be discovered by computers. A proof-of-concept study published Dec. 23 in Cell Systems demonstrates that with the right input of data about infectious yeast, a machine algorithm can learn to identify combinations of existing and previously unknown compounds that can work as antifungal agents. While the method needs to be perfected, it's a new approach to combat infectious disease and identify combinations of agents that might help overcome drug resistance.

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

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Biophysical Society 60th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2016 International Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27-March 2, 2016. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate further interaction between American biophysicists and scientists working in countries experiencing financial difficulties.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Biophysical Society 60th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2016 Education Committee Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its Education Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27-March 2, 2016. The recipients of this competitive award, all of whom are students and postdoctoral fellows, are selected based on scientific merit. Each awardee will be presenting their research during the meeting, will receive a travel grant, and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Biophysical Society 60th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2016 CPOW Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its annual CPOW Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27-March 2, 2016. CPOW, the Society's Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women, has initiated these travel fellowships to increase the number of women biophysicists and encourage their participation at the Meeting.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Beneficial bacteria in Hawaiian squid attracted to fatty acids
A study published recently by scientists at the University of Hawai'i - Mānoa and University of Wisconsin - Madison revealed that the Hawaiian bobtail squid's symbiotic bacteria, Vibrio fischeri, has a novel type of receptors that sense the presence and concentration of fatty acids, a building block of all cell membranes.

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
mworkman@hawaii.edu
808-956-3151
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Nano Letters
Nature's masonry: The first steps in how thin protein sheets form polyhedral shells
Scientists have for the first time viewed how bacterial proteins self-assemble into thin sheets and begin to form the walls of the outer shell for nano-sized polyhedral compartments that function as specialized factories. The new insight may aid scientists who seek to tap this natural origami by designing novel compartments or using them as scaffolding for new types of nanoscale architectures, such as drug-delivery systems.
US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jon Weiner
jrweiner@lbl.gov
510-486-4014
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Bioinformatics
NanoOK: Quality Control for portable, rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing
Scientists at TGAC have been putting Oxford Nanopore's MinION sequencer through its paces with an open-source, sequence alignment-based genome analysis tool called 'NanoOK.'

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

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Nature Genetics
Scientists find genes that set into motion age-related macular degeneration
Teams of geneticists from nine countries, involving more than 100 scientists, analyzed the genes of more than 33,000 individuals in the hope of finding genetic variations responsible for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 or older. Their research, involving complex computational analysis of more than 12 million genetic variations across the human genome, identified 52 variations associated with the disease.
NIH/National Eye Intramural Research Program, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Marc Kaplan
marc.kaplan@case.edu
216-272-5763
Case Western Reserve University

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