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Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Wyss Institute will lead IARPA-funded brain mapping consortium
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced a cross-institutional consortium to map the brain's neural circuits with unprecedented fidelity, made possible by a $21 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
The way to learn
A well-known songbird, the great tit, has revealed its genetic code, offering researchers new insight into how species adapt to a changing planet. Their initial findings suggest that epigenetics -- what's on rather than what's in the gene -- may play a key role in the evolution of memory and learning. And that's not just true for birds. An international research team led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and Wageningen University will publish these findings in Nature Communications on Monday.
Rural Development Administration Republic of Korea, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, New World Order, Royal Society

Contact: Froukje Rienks
f.rienks@nioo.knaw.nl
31-610-487-481
Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cells talk to their neighbors before making a move
To decide whether and where to move in the body, cells must read chemical signals in their environment. Individual cells do not act alone during this process, two new studies on mouse mammary tissue show. Instead, the cells make decisions collectively after exchanging information about the chemical messages they are receiving.

Contact: Carol Clark
carol.clark@emory.edu
404-727-0501
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Information Sciences
The world's greatest literature reveals multifractals and cascades of consciousness
James Joyce, Julio Cortazar, Marcel Proust, Henryk Sienkiewicz and Umberto Eco. Regardless of the language they were working in, some of the world's greatest writers appear to be, in some respects, constructing fractals. Statistical analysis carried out at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, however, revealed something even more intriguing. The composition of works from within a particular genre was characterized by the exceptional dynamics of a cascading (avalanche) narrative structure.
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Ministry of Science and Education

Contact: Stanislaw Drozdz
stanislaw.drozdz@ifj.edu.pl
48-126-628-220
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship, breakthrough scientist awards
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named 19 new Fellows at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting cancer research in leading laboratories across the country. The Committee also named four new recipients of the Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists. This award provides additional funding to Damon Runyon scientists who are most likely to make paradigm-shifting breakthroughs that transform the way we prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, PhD
yung.lie@damonrunyon.org
212-455-0521
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
New England Journal of Medicine
New biomarker identifies colon cancer patients who may benefit from chemotherapy
Using a new computer science approach, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University and Stanford University discovered a distinctive molecular feature -- a biomarker -- that identified colon cancer patients who were most likely to remain disease-free up to five years after surgery. The biomarker, a protein called CDX2, also helped the researchers identify Stage II colon cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from chemotherapy after surgery.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, National Institutes of Health, Siebel Stem Cell Institute, Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Fund for Cancer Research, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Nature Methods
GenomeSpace 'recipes' help biologists interpret genomic data
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators developed GenomeSpace, a cloud-based, biologist-friendly platform that connects more than 20 bioinformatics software packages and resources for genomic data analysis. The team is now developing and crowdsourcing 'recipes' -- step-by-step workflows -- to better enable non-programming researchers to interpret their genomic data. The work is described in a paper published Jan. 18, 2016 in Nature Methods.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Amazon Web Services

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Neuroscience
Like air traffic, information flows through neuron 'hubs' in the brain, finds IU study
A new study from Indiana University, reported today in the journal Neuroscience, shows that 70 percent of all information within cortical regions in the brain passes through only 20 percent of these regions' neurons.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Entomological Society of America releases statement on the importance of insect collections
The Entomological Society of America has issued a statement about the value of entomological collections and the need to implement protections for these irreplaceable resources.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Genetics
Breakthrough in human cell transformation could revolutionize regenerative medicine
A breakthrough in the transformation of human cells by an international team led by researchers at the University of Bristol could open the door to a new range of treatments for a variety of medical conditions.

Contact: Simon Davies
simon.l.davies@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
BioUnify COST Grant proposal brings EU biodiversity scientists and their data together
Mobilisation, coordination and cooperation are among the pillars of the Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (BioUnify) project, described in a Grant proposal, submitted to the COST Association and published in the open-access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO). Both short- and long-term plans are clearly set to bring together the biodiversity informatics community and simultaneously synthesise the available data from across the relevant disciplines. The outcomes are to eventually translate into efficient global biodiversity policy.

Contact: Dr. Dimitrios Koureas
d.koureas@nhm.ac.uk
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Harmful mutations have accumulated during early human migrations out of Africa
The further a population moves away from its place of origin, the more harmful mutations it will carry. This is the result of a study conducted by Laurent Excoffier, Group leader at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Professor at the University of Bern, and his team, as part of an international collaboration led by Brenna Henn from Stony Brook University and Carlos Bustamante from Stanford University.

Contact: Laurent Excoffier
laurent.excoffier@isb-sib.ch
41-316-313-031
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Bioinformatics
Scientists propose an algorithm to study DNA faster and more accurately
The new development combines the advantages of the most advanced tools for working with genomic data. The new method will enable scientists to analyze DNA sequences faster and more accurately and identify the full set of genes in a genome.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
7-929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Nature Plants
Researchers uncover core set of genes for plant-fungal symbiosis
Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute identified a group of genes necessary for plants to form beneficial relationships with nutrient-bearing soil fungi. They compared the genomes of plants that form these symbiotic relationships to those that don't. A better understanding of the genetic basis of the symbiosis may one day yield better crop plants that require less fertilizer input.
National Science Foundation, Triad Foundation

Contact: Patricia Waldron
pjw85@cornell.edu
607-254-7476
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Nature Genetics
Laws of nature predict cancer evolution
The spread of mutations through a cancer follows natural laws -- and is therefore theoretically predictable, just as we can predict the movement of celestial bodies or the weather, a study shows. This intriguing research raises the possibility that doctors could take clinical decisions on how an individual patient's cancer will change, and what treatments should be used, by applying mathematical formulas to tumor biopsies.
Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council

Contact: Henry French
henry.french@icr.ac.uk
020-715-35582
Institute of Cancer Research

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
bioRxiv preprints can now be submitted directly to leading research journals
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory today announced that authors of manuscripts posted on its preprint server bioRxiv can now submit their papers directly to several leading research journals, avoiding the need for reloading files and re-entering information at the journal's website.

Contact: John Inglis
inglis@cshl.edu
516-367-4005
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
PLOS Biology
Genetic 'paint box' shuffled between butterfly species to create new wing patterns
Research finds independent genetic switches control different splotches of color and pattern on Heliconius butterfly wings, and that these switches have been shared between species over millions of years, becoming 'jumbled up' to create new and diverse wing displays.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
fred.lewsey@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-5566
University of Cambridge

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

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