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Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Oncotarget
New computational strategy finds brain tumor-shrinking molecules
Patients with glioblastoma, a type of malignant brain tumor, usually survive fewer than 15 months following diagnosis. Since there are no effective treatments for the deadly disease, University of California, San Diego researchers developed a new computational strategy to search for molecules that could be developed into glioblastoma drugs. In mouse models of human glioblastoma, one molecule they found shrank the average tumor size by half. The study is published October 30 by Oncotarget.
NIH/National Institutes of Health, Voices Against Brain Cancer Foundation, Christopher and Bronwen Gleeson Family Trust, American Brain Tumor Association Drug Discovery Grant

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
Genetics of cancer cells: Computational models to sort out the chaos
Scientists of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg have developed a method for analysing the genome of cancer cells more precisely than ever before. The team led by Prof. Antonio del Sol, head of the research group Computational Biology, is employing bioinformatics: Using novel computing processes, the researchers have created models of the genome of cancer cells based on known changes to the genome. These models are useful for determining the structure of DNA in tumors

Contact: Sabine Mosch
sabine.mosch@uni.lu
352-466-644-6423
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
UC San Diego unveils campus-wide microbiome and microbial sciences initiative
University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla announces the launch of the UC San Diego Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative, a concerted research and education effort that leverages the university's strengths in science, medicine, engineering and the humanities to produce a detailed understanding of microbiomes -- distinct constellations of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live within and around us -- and methods for manipulating them for the benefit of human health and the environment.

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Streamlined import of specimen & occurrence records into taxonomic manuscripts
Substantial amount of documented occurrence (specimen and observational) records is awaiting publication stored in repositories and data indexing platforms, such as GBIF, BOLD systems, and iDigBio. In order to streamline the authoring process, save taxonomists time, and provide a workflow for peer-review and quality checks, Pensoft has introduced an innovative feature that makes it possible to easily import occurrence records into a taxonomic manuscript.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Space station investigation goes with the flow
The investigation's success could help scientists develop countermeasures that will influence the future of human spaceflight on long-duration missions.

Contact: Rachel Hobson
rachel.b.hobson@nasa.gov
281-244-7449
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
'Ensemble' modeling could lead to better flu forecasts
By combining data from a variety of non-traditional sources, a research team led by computational epidemiologists at Boston Children's Hospital has developed predictive models of flu-like activity that provide robust real-time estimates (a.k.a. 'now-casts') of flu activity and accurate forecasts of flu-like illness levels up to three weeks into the future.

Contact: Mauricio Santillana
msantill@fas.harvard.edu
512-698-1564
PLOS

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Hot processor speeds up UK genome analysis
The Genome Analysis Centre is the first Institute in the UK to deploy a new bioinformatics processor called DRAGEN, which dramatically reduces genomic pipeline run times from hours to minutes. This collaboration between Edico Genome and TGAC resulted in the first adaptation of the DRAGEN technology for the analysis of non-human genomes as part of the Institute's endeavors to sequence the DNA of plant, animal and microbial species to promote a sustainable bioeconomy.

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

Public Release: 26-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
CRISPR/Cas9 used for rapid functional study of cancer-causing genes
A novel approach using the recently developed CRISP/Cas9 technique to switch off genes has been used for the first time to identify genes that cause liver cancer in adult mice. Rapid, scalable and flexible, this new method can identify novel cancer-causing genes, determine which combinations cause cancer and model development of cancer in adults. The team show that CRISPR/Cas9 can be used to induce and study liver cancer, the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide.
German Cancer Consortium, Helmholtz Gemeinschaft

Contact: Samantha Wynne
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-122-349-2368
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 26-Oct-2015
Twenty-three researchers recognized as EMBO Young Investigators
EMBO announced today the selection of 23 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators. The scientists join a network of 365 current and past Young Investigators who represent some of the best young group leaders contributing to research in Europe and beyond.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Yvonne Kaul
kaul@embo.org
49-622-188-91111
EMBO

Public Release: 26-Oct-2015
FDA approves new therapy for pancreatic cancer patients
Patients with advanced pancreatic cancer now have access to the new FDA approved drug, Onivyde, that produced significant overall survival rates in an international clinical study conducted in part by researchers at HonorHealth Research Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

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

Public Release: 23-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new algorithm to predict the dynamic language of proteins
Researchers have developed the first computational method based on evolutionary principles to predict the changes in shape that proteins experience to carry out their functions. This method is a step forward in the study of protein dynamics, of great importance for the design of drugs and the investigation of genetic diseases such as cancer. The work, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was prepared by researchers at the CNIO and University College London.

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

Public Release: 22-Oct-2015
The ties that bind: WPI researchers search for the hidden genetic code across species
When species as different as humans and yeast share common genetic elements, those snippets of DNA are likely to perform fundamental biological functions. The National Science Foundation has awarded Worcester Polytechnic Institute $768,000 to identify such elements across all known genomes of plants, animals, fungi, and other complex organisms to gain insight into the roles they play. A team led by Dmitry Korkin will conduct the search using mathematical algorithms and advanced computing technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michael Cohen
mcohen@wpi.edu
508-868-4778
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 22-Oct-2015
Acta Diabetologica
Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy
Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions that can occur during pregnancy. Although the symptoms generally disappear after delivery, women suffering from gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing postpartum diabetes in the following years. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now developed an accurate method of predicting the probability of developing this progressive disease following childbirth. Their findings were published recently in 'Acta Diabetologica.'

Contact: Prof. Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler
anette-g.ziegler@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-3405
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 22-Oct-2015
Nature
New gene a key to fighting sepsis
Scientists have identified a gene that could potentially open the door for the development of new treatments of the lethal disease sepsis.

Contact: Professor Simon Foote
simon.foote@anu.edu.au
61-261-252-589
Australian National University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2015
The Auk: Ornithological Advances
Advances in genetic studies of birds are changing ornithology research
How do birds evolve over generations? How do different bird populations diverge into new species? Ornithologists have been asking these questions since the days of Darwin, but rapid advances in genetic sequencing techniques in the last few years have brought answers more in reach than ever.

Contact: Rebecca Heisman
aoucospubs@gmail.com
Central Ornithology Publication Office

Public Release: 20-Oct-2015
Molecular Cell
A new way to starve lung cancer?
Scientists have identified a new way to stop the growth of lung cancer cells, by blocking their ability to use alternative sources of nutrition. The discovery was made possible by identifying the metabolic programs used by cancer cells to fuel their growth. The findings point to possible new avenues for treating lung cancer, which is the second most common cancer and accounts for over one-quarter of all cancer-related deaths. The results of the study were published Oct. 15 in the journal Molecular Cell.

Contact: Cynthia Lee
cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca
514-398-6754
McGill University

Public Release: 19-Oct-2015
Lancet
Site of inflammatory bowel disease crucial
A groundbreaking study of more than 30,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease has shown that genetic factors affect the location of the inflammation in the gut, with important implications for diagnosis and treatment of patients. The largest study of its kind, this research uncovered a genetic similarity between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, suggesting they form a continuum of subtypes in the bowel. That genetic information could be used to inform treatment and reveal misdiagnoses.
National Association for Colitis and Crohn's disease, Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, Catherine McEwan Foundation, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, National Institute for Health Research, and others

Contact: Sam Wynne
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-92368
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 19-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Regrow a tooth? Fish -- yes; humans -- maybe some day
When a Lake Malawi cichlid loses a tooth, a new one drops neatly into place as a replacement. Why can't humans similarly regrow teeth lost to injury or disease?
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Oct-2015
Cancer Cell
Protein found in malaria could help stop cancer
Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute joined an international team of scientists in discovering how a protein from malaria could some day help stop cancer.

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2015
OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology
What can we learn from nutrigenomics testing?
There is insufficient scientific evidence to support the utility of commercially available nutrigenomics tests that claim to link genetic variants to dietary intake or nutrition-related disorders. While nutrigenomics remains a promising tool for advancing personalized medicine and healthcare, more research is needed before it can help guide health-related decisions, according to a study published in OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
$6.5 million grant may lead to disease-resistant cucurbits
A collaboration between horticulturists and bioinformaticists has received a $6.5 million USDA grant to identify genetic regions useful for breeding disease-resistant melons, squash and pumpkins. BTI researcher Zhangjun Fei will lead the bioinformatics portion of the project.
US Department of Agriculture

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
F1000Research
Mini DNA sequencer tests true
The MinION, a handheld DNA-sequencing device developed by Oxford Nanopore, has been tested and evaluated by an independent, international consortium coordinated by EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute. The innovative device opens up new possibilities for using sequencing technology in the field, for example in tracking disease outbreaks, testing packaged food or the trafficking of protected species.
Wellcome Trust, Rosetrees Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, and others

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-012-234-94665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Neuron
US neuroscientists call for creation of 'brain observatories'
What is the future of the BRAIN Initiative? This national White House Grand Challenge involving more than 100 laboratories in the United States has already made progress in establishing large-scale neuroscience goals and developing shared tools. And now in an Opinion paper publishing Oct. 15 in Neuron, leading American neuroscientists call for the next step: a coordinated national network of neurotechnology centers or 'brain observatories.'

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
Chemical microdroplet computers are easier to teach than to design
Scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw in cooperation with the Institute of Physics of the PAS and the University of Jena have developed the concept of a simple chemical computer made of microdroplets capable of searching databases. Computer simulations, carried out on databases of malignant tumors, have confirmed the validity of the adopted new design strategy, which opens the door to the popularization of chemical methods of processing information.

Contact: Jerzy Górecki
jgorecki@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-433-420
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
BMC Plant Biology
Could contaminated land actually be good for trees?
The very act of tolerating some forms of soil pollution may give trees an advantage in the natural world, says University of Montreal plant biologists. Their findings were published this week in BMC Plant Biology.
Genome Canada, Genome Québec

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

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