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Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Overfishing increases fluctuations in aquatic ecosystems
Overfishing reduces fish populations and promotes smaller sizes in fish. The fish also reach sexual maturity earlier than normal. However, the impact of overfishing is not restricted to fish: as the predators at the top of the food web dwindle, the stability of the entire aquatic ecosystem is at risk.

Contact: Anna Kuparinen
anna.kuparinen@helsinki.fi
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Genome Research
New method reveals high similarity between gorilla and human Y chromosome
A faster, less expensive method has been developed and used to learn the DNA sequence of the male-specific Y chromosome in the gorilla. The research reveals that a male gorilla's Y chromosome is more similar to a male human's Y chromosome than to a chimpanzee's. The technique works for any species, so it can be used to study male infertility disorders and male-specific mutations. It also can aid in conservation efforts.
National Science Foundation, Penn State University, Pennsylvania Department of Health, National Institutes of Health, John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation, Alice B. Tyler Charitable Trust, Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Barbara Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Regulating neuronal membrane lipids could be the key to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Using latest-generation molecular simulations researchers have demonstrated that a decrease in polyunsaturated lipids in neuronal membranes, as seen in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's sufferers, directly affects the binding rate of dopamine and adenosine receptors. The work was led by members IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) and Pompeu Fabra University as well as researchers from the University of Tampere (Finland), and also involved scientists from the University of Barcelona.

Contact: Marta Calsina Freixas
mcalsina@imim.es
34-933-160-680
IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
New software provides an overview of the big data of genome sequencing
Since researchers first succeeded in mapping the human genome back in 2003, the technological development has moved at warp speed, and the process which at that time took several years and billions of dollars can now be performed in a few days. In the Klaus Hansen research group at the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen, researchers have developed a new type of software, which enables a much faster analysis and interpretation of the vast amounts of data provided by sequencing technology.
Danish National Research Foundation

Contact: Mads Lerdrup
mads.lerdrup@bric.ku.dk
45-35-32-57-46
University of Copenhagen, Biotech Research & Innovation Centre

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
UTA researcher wins grant to measure when, how battlefield blasts injure brain neurons
Ishfaq Adnan, a UTA engineering researcher supported by the Office of Naval Research, is developing a computational model to measure how and when battlefield blasts can cause devastating damage to neurons in the brain.
Office of Naval Research, Warfighter Performance Department

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

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Cincinnati Children's receives $32.5 million from NIH to coordinate heart study
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is receiving a $32.5 million, five-year grant from the Bench to Bassinet Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine why children are born with heart problems and find effective treatments.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Feb-2016
Genome Biology
The Mesoamerican bean decoded
An Ibero-American team of scientists decoded the Mesoamerican variety of the bean genome coinciding with the celebration of the International Year of Pulses, as designated by the United Nations. Sequencing such a common source of plant-based proteins for people around the globe will be key not only for improving beans production but also for a better conservation of Ibero-American genetic varieties. The finding is published on Feb. 25 in the journal Genome Biology.
Ministry of Science Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain, and others

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

Public Release: 24-Feb-2016
Nature
Pancreatic cancer is 4 diseases, each with new treatment possibilities
An international team led by Australian researchers has studied the genetics of pancreatic cancer, revealing it is actually four separate diseases, with different genetic triggers and survival rates, paving the way for more accurate diagnoses and treatments.

Contact: Nerissa Hannink
nhannink@unimelb.edu.au
61-430-588-055
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 24-Feb-2016
Cell Systems
Short-lived killifish reveals link between gene expression and longevity
It's well known that genetic differences among individuals influence lifespan, but a new study appearing Feb. 24 in Cell Systems suggests that differences in patterns of gene expression in youth may also predict longevity. Researchers of the shortest-lived vertebrate -- the African turquoise killifish -- found that when genes involved in a cell's energy production are less active at a young age, the animals tend to live longer.

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Adaptable, ecology-based US National Vegetation Classification debuts today
The US National Vegetation Classification, a reporting standard organized around ecological principles for the study of plant communities, launches today. It is the first classification of its kind designed to adapt to new ecological knowledge and expand to absorb new vegetation types, through a peer review process.
US Forest Service, US Geological Survey

Contact: Liza Lester
llester@esa.org
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Optics Express
Shrinking 3-D technology for comfortable smart phone viewing
Researchers at the Sun Yan-Sen University, China have developed a new display with comfortable 3-D visual effects. The device is based on a 'super multi-view technique' which works to reduce viewer discomfort. It also greatly decreases the required number of microdisplays, which makes a compact design possible.

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Signalling networks: From data to modeling
The Genome Analysis Centre hosted a five-day training course on cell signalling; from gene regulation to cellular models, to study signalling networks of plants, microbes and animals.

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Health care is about to get smarter: The artificial intelligence boom
It is predicted that the use of AI in health care will grow tenfold in the next five years, and not all of the medical applications will be for doctors. The technology is accelerating drug discovery, increasing compliance and even tracking changes in markers of 'youthfulness,' empowering people to better manage their own health.

Contact: Charlotte Casebourne
charlotte@bg-rf.org.uk
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
New theorem helps reveal tuberculosis' secret
Rice University researchers seek to streamline the analysis of complex biochemical networks and to reveal inconsistencies in biological data. Their theorem helps to uncover hidden drivers of non-monotonic responses to monotonic stimuli in tuberculosis bacteria.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
ERC Consolidator Grant: Six million euros for 3 scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen
The European Research Council (ERC) is supporting three scientists in their research projects at the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (HMGU) with a total sum just under six million Euros. Prof. Dr. Daniel Razansky, PD Dr. med. Irmela Jeremias and Prof. Dr. Mathias Heikenwaelder, have each received just under two million euros for their research projects.
European Research Council

Contact: Sonja Opitz
sonja.opitz@helmholtz-muenchen.de
0049-893-187-2986
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Nature Protocols
Accelerating genome analysis
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore and the Bioinformatics Institute, have developed SIFT 4G (SIFT for Genomes) -- a software that can lead to faster genome analysis. This development was published in the scientific journal Nature Protocols.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Croatian Science Foundation

Contact: Joyce Ang
angjj@gis.a-star.edu.sg
65-680-88101
Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
Nature Genetics
New mathematical model explains variability in mutation rates across the human genome
Researchers developed a mathematical model to estimate the rates of mutation as a function of the nearby sequences of DNA 'letters' -- called nucleotides. This new model not only provides clues into the process of mutation, but also helps discover possible genetic risk factors that influence complex human diseases, such as autism spectrum disorder.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, American Heart Association, W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
BMC Biology
Immunity gene fusions uncovered in plants
Dr. Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at The Genome Analysis Centre and Fellow at the Sainsbury Laboratory in collaboration with her TSL colleagues, Professor Jonathan Jones and Dr. Panagiotis Sarris, have surveyed immune genes across flowering plants to uncover the molecular 'traps' that plants use to detect pathogens.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Gatsby Charitable Foundation

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

Public Release: 18-Feb-2016
Cell Systems
Why do we still have mitochondrial DNA?
The mitochondrion isn't the bacterium it was in its prime, say two billion years ago. Since getting consumed by our common single-celled ancestor the 'energy powerhouse' organelle has lost most of its 2,000+ genes, likely to the nucleus. There are still a handful left -- depending on the organism -- but the question is why. One explanation, presented Feb. 18 in Cell Systems, is that these genes are too important to encode inside of the nucleus.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fluorescent biosensors light up high-throughput metabolic engineering
Synthetic biologists are learning to turn microbes and unicellular organisms into highly productive factories by re-engineering their metabolism to produce valued commodities such as fine chemicals, therapeutics and biofuels. To speed up identification of the most efficient producers, researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering describe new approaches to this process and demonstrate how genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors can enable the generation and testing of billions of individual variants of a metabolic pathway in record time.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
DNA evidence shows that salmon hatcheries cause substantial, rapid genetic changes
A new study on steelhead trout in Oregon offers genetic evidence that wild and hatchery fish are different at the DNA level, and that they can become different with surprising speed. The research found that after one generation of hatchery culture, the offspring of wild fish and first-generation hatchery fish differed in the activity of more than 700 genes.
Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Contact: Michael Blouin
blouinm@science.oregonstate.edu
541-737-2362
Oregon State University

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
Nature Chemical Biology
Sweet discovery in leafy greens holds key to gut health
A critical discovery about how bacteria feed on an unusual sugar molecule found in leafy green vegetables could hold the key to explaining how 'good' bacteria protect our gut and promote health. The finding suggests that leafy greens are essential for feeding good gut bacteria, limiting the ability of bad bacteria to colonize the gut by shutting them out of the prime 'real estate.'
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, Ramaciotti Foundation, veski, Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program, UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research

Contact: Liz Williams
communityrelations@wehi.edu.au
61-428-034-089
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Gene technology to help healthy skin in Aboriginal Australians
Australian researchers have used cutting-edge genome technologies to reveal the genetic makeup of a widespread skin parasite causing serious health problems in Aboriginal communities. The research team identified the genetic 'map' of the human parasitic scabies mite, accelerating research that could lead to new ways of preventing and treating scabies infestations and prevent lifelong complications for people in remote Aboriginal communities.
Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Trust, Lettisier Foundation, Evans Family Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council and the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program

Contact: Liz Williams
communityrelations@wehi.edu.au
61-428-034-089
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
PTSD knowledge map will chart new course for global research efforts
The creation of a PTSD KnowledgeMapTM will bring together research on clinical symptoms, biomarkers, genetic variation, epidemiological studies and other areas related to PTSD research. There are a wealth of PTSD studies conducted around the globe yet no main repository to catalogue the valuable findings that will result. The goal of the KnowledgeMap is to centralize information and produce a blueprint for global PTSD research. Cohen Veterans Bioscience is the lead funder for this initiative.

Contact: Stacey Harris
Stacey@harrishealth1.com
917-697-7746
Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Value and impact of open data
Independent analysis of EMBL-EBI underscores the value and impact of open data in the life science. Public molecular data and services contribute to the wider realization of future research impacts worth £920 million every year. Annual direct efficiency impact estimated at between £1 billion and £5 billion per annum.

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

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