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Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
Types of fungi and lichens at the Herbarium of the University of Granada available on-line
An images collection and data about the most special fungi and lichens deposited at the Herbarium of the University of Granada, Spain, has been made accessible on the Internet. The provision of such dataset in standardized format through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility allows for the approachability by the global community. The study was published in the open-access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: M. Teresa Vizoso
mariate@ugr.es
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Medicine
VIB-KU Leuven-ULB researchers uncover genetic alterations in development of skin cancer
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is one of the most frequent cancers in humans affecting more than half million new persons every year in the world. Transformation of a normal cell to a cancer cell is caused by accumulation of genetic abnormalities in progeny of single cells. SCC arising from various organs are induced by carcinogens, such as tobacco and UV exposure.
FNRS, Télévie, Fondation Contre le Cancer, Fondation ULB, ERC, Fonds Gaston Ithier, Foundation Bettencourt Schueller, Foundation Baillet-Latour

Contact: Katrina Wright
katrina.wright@vib.be
32-476-929-706
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Neuroscience
Brain study reveals insights into genetic basis of autism
UNSW Australia scientists have discovered a link between autism and genetic changes in some segments of DNA that are responsible for switching on genes in the brain. The finding is the result of a world-first study of the human brain that identified more than 100 of these DNA segments, known as enhancers, which are thought to play a vital role in normal development by controlling gene activity in the brain.

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-047-849-2060
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
Science
Cell machinery wears complex coat
Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg have produced detailed images of the intricate protein-coats that surround trafficking vesicles -- the 'transport pods' that move material around within biological cells.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Isabelle Kling
isabelle.kling@embl.de
49-622-138-78355
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Cell Reports
New genomic analysis identifies recurrent fusion genes in gastric cancers
Studying the gastric cancers of 15 Southeast Asian patients, researchers at The Jackson Laboratory, the Genome Institute of Singapore and other institutions identified five recurrent fusion genes, one of which appears to lead to cellular changes involved in acute gastritis and cancer.
The Agency for Science Technology and Research in Singapore, Translational Clinical Research Flagship Program, Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium, Genome Institute of Singapore, National Medical Research Council of Singapore, and others

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Nature
Researchers call for support for data in the cloud to facilitate genomics research
Today in the journal Nature prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the US have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data commons in the cloud that could be easily accessed by authorized researchers worldwide.

Contact: Christopher Needles
christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca
416-673-8505
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
BMC Genomics
'Jumping genes' may drive esophageal cancer
Cancer Research UK scientists have found that 'jumping genes' may add to the genetic chaos behind more than three-quarters of esophageal cancer cases.

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
If you look old on the outside, you're probably old on the inside
An international research team has found a way to measure the aging process in young adults. Using multiple biomarkers, they found wide differences in biological age and rate of aging. Among 38-year-olds, biological age ranged from under 30 to nearly 60 years old. The researchers asked undergraduates to assess facial photos of study participants and rate their ages. Participants who were biologically older on the inside also appeared older to the college students.
New Zealand Health Research Council, NIH/National Institute on Aging, UK Medical Research Council, Jacobs Foundation, Yad Hanadiv Rothschild Foundation

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
Scientists develop free, online genetic research tool
For most genetic scientists, the lack of access to computer servers and programs capable of quickly handling vast amounts of data can hinder genetic advancements. Now, a group of scientists at the University of Missouri has introduced a game changer in the world of biological research. The online, free service, RNAMiner, has been developed to handle large datasets which could lead to faster results in the study of plant and animal genomics.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Science Advances
Study: Temperature a dominant influence on bird diversity loss in Mexico
A wide-ranging study of gains and losses of populations of bird species across Mexico in the 20th century shows shifts in temperature due to global climate change are the primary environmental influence on the distributions of bird species.

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
PLOS Biology
Biggest beast in big data forest? One field's astonishing growth is 'genomical!'
Who's about to become the biggest beast in the big data forest? A group of computing experts have arrived at an answer. It's not You Tube or Twitter, social media sites that gobble up awesome quantities of bandwidth, and it's not astronomy or particle physics. No, the alpha beast in the big data forest is genomics -- a science that didn't exist 15 years ago and just beginning to break out from the field.

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-5055
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
eLife
ASU researcher disputes claim that humans can distinguish 1 trillion odors
An Arizona State University researcher is disputing recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odors. Rick Gerkin says the data used in a 2014 study published in Science does not support this claim. Gerkin says this is important because those findings are already making their way into neuroscience textbooks, misinforming up-and-coming investigators and cutting off potentially productive lines of research that do not adhere to those findings.

Contact: Sandra Leander
sandra.leander@asu.edu
480-965-9865
Arizona State University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Thyroid
Pitt scientists lead consensus guidelines for thyroid cancer molecular tests
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute scientists recently led a panel of experts in revising national guidelines for thyroid cancer testing to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. Their clinical explanation for when to use and how to interpret thyroid cancer tests is published in the July issue of the scientific journal Thyroid.

Contact: Allison Hydzik
HydzikAM@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Killer sea snail a target for new drugs
University of Queensland pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail. Researchers hope the new molecules will be promising leads for new drugs to treat pain and cancer.
National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Gemma Ward
g.ward1@uq.edu.au
61-733-462-155
University of Queensland

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Oncotarget
tRNAs are segmented into fragments in a manner that depends on race, gender and population
The study reports on a newly discovered category of tRNA fragments as well as shows that all tRNAs are rich sources of very diverse short molecules whose characteristics depend on a person's gender, population, and race and differ according to tissue and disease type.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
edyta.zielinska@jefferson.edu
215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 5-Jul-2015
Cell Reports
How the mammoth got its wool: Genetic changes are identified
Evolutionary change in a gene resurrected in the lab from the extinct woolly mammoth altered the gene's temperature sensitivity and likely was part of a suite of adaptations that allowed the mammoth to survive in harsh arctic environments, new research reveals.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Leonid Kruglyak with Curt Stern Award
ASHG has named Leonid Kruglyak, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics and Professor of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as the 2015 recipient of the Curt Stern Award.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Fine tuning in the brain
From a hodgepodge to well-tuned networks -- Freiburg researchers develop a computer model to explain how nerve cell connections form in the visual cortex.

Contact: Mareike Kardinal
mareike.kardinal@bcos.uni-freiburg.de
49-076-120-39593
Bernstein Coordination Site (BCOS)

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Journal of Nutrition
UGA researcher leads comprehensive international study on folate
A University of Georgia researcher is lead author on an international paper on folate biomarkers as part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. UGA's Lynn Bailey led a comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development. The paper, published in the Journal of Nutrition, represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PepsiCo, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Lynn Bailey
folate@uga.edu
706-542-4256
University of Georgia

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
Women's faces get redder at ovulation, but human eyes can't pick up on it
Past research shows men find female faces more attractive at peak fertility. A new study shows an increased redness of women's face skin at the most fertile point of ovulatory cycle, but just under the threshold for detectability, ruling out skin coloration as a driver of the attractiveness effect.

Contact: Hannah Rowland
hr325@cam.ac.uk
44-122-333-1758
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Journal of Biomedical Informatics
New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
Vermont scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects -- before they show up in medical databases like PubMed -- by searching millions of tweets on Twitter.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
The new detection method for a key drug resistant hepatitis C virus mutation
A rapid, sensitive, and accurate method to detect drug resistant hepatitis C virus (HCV) mutants has been developed. Researchers at Hiroshima University established a system and evaluate the proportion of patients harboring this mutation prior to treatment. This new system for detecting mutant strains may provide important pre-treatment information valuable not only for treatment decisions but also for prediction of disease progression in HCV genotype 1b patients.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New family of small RNAs boosts cell proliferation in cancer
Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
edyta.zielinska@jefferson.edu
215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2015
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
SAPH-ire helps scientists prioritize protein modification research
Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3-D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on 'hotspots' most likely to be important for biological function.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
High-performance microscope displays pores in the cell nucleus with greater precision
The transportation of certain molecules into and out of the cell nucleus takes place via nuclear pores. For some time, detailed research has been conducted into how these pores embedded in the nuclear envelope are structured. Now, for the first time, biochemists from the University of Zurich have succeeded in elucidating the structure of the transportation channel inside the nuclear pores in high resolution using high-performance electron microscopes.

Contact: Ohad Medalia
omedalia@bioc.uzh.ch
41-446-355-522
University of Zurich

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