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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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Better therapies due to computer models
The heart as a simulation: in a new project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft scientists of TU Dresden explore the computational modeling of the human heart. They hope to gain a better understanding of its complex operation and thus better treatments for cardiac patients. The computer simulations are going to be developed at the Institute for Structural Analysis headed by Professor Michael Kaliske.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Michael Kaliske
michael.kaliske@tu-dresden.de
49-351-463-34386
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Nature Methods
Watching the ribosome at work
A new statistical method could help to clarify the function of unknown genes. A research team led by Uwe Ohler of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, has adapted and tested a filter method from speech signal processing that makes sequencing data more interpretable.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Epigenomics
FSG publishes report by Esteller et al. validating new Illumina MethylationEPIC BEadChip
Epigenomics, the MEDLINE-indexed journal published by Future Science Group, is excited to announce the publication of the first study validating the MethylationEPIC BEadChip microarray -- the new and improved DNA methylation array from Illumina (CA, USA). The validation of this array provides the research community with a powerful new method for elucidating the role of the human epigenome in health and disease.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Using network science to help pinpoint source of seizures
The ability to reliably pinpoint the anatomical source of epileptic seizures, different for each patient, remains elusive. One-third of patients do not respond to medication and an alternative can be surgery to locate and remove the small cluster of neurons that act as the seed of an epileptic seizure, unfortunately such surgeries often fail to bring any relief.

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
PLOS

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Journal of Human Evolution
'Virtual fossil' reveals last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals
New digital techniques have allowed researchers to predict structural evolution of the skull in the lineage of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals, in an effort to fill in blanks in the fossil record, and provide the first 3-D rendering of their last common ancestor. The study suggests populations that led to the lineage split were older than previously thought.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Cell Reports
First flu exposure imprints itself on immune system
A person's first infection with the influenza virus likely stimulates the production of key antibodies that then shape later immune responses to different seasonal influenza strains. In a study published Dec. 17 in Cell Reports, Harvard researchers provide insights on how exposure to the flu impacts the immune system, which could be valuable for designing more effective and longer-lasting vaccines.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Aging Cell
Face cream ingredient found to mimic life-extending effects of a calorie restriction diet
A commonly used skin care ingredient is one of several newly identified compounds that can mimic the life-extending effect of a starvation diet, new University of Liverpool research has revealed.

Contact: Nicola Frost
nicola.frost@liverpool.ac.uk
01-517-959-620
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
The Future of Biotech Enterprise
Deep Knowledge Ventures announces new investment fund for life sciences and aging research
Deep Knowledge Ventures announces new London based investment fund for groundbreaking research in life sciences and aging, named Deep Knowledge Life Sciences (DKLS). DKLS aims to create world's most intelligent life-sciences investment fund, which will trigger an exponential revolution in life sciences to benefit all of humanity.

Contact: Charlotte Casebourne
c.casebourne@deepknowledge.life
Biogerontology Research Foundation

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