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Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
DNA with self-interest
Transposable elements are capable of 'jumping' from one genome position to another. Why transposable elements exist is subject of controversial debate. Scientists from the Vetmeduni Vienna found that one of the most important transposable elements, the P-element, has only recently invaded the fly Drosophila simulans. The P-element has been present in the closely related species Drosophila melanogaster since the 1950s. The results were published in the journal PNAS.

Contact: Susanna Kautschitsch
susanna.kautschitsch@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-1153
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature Genetics
Large-scale meta-analysis discovered 10 new genes that tune cholesterol levels
An international research consortium has generated significant new knowledge about genetic factors underlying lipid levels. The team was able to discover ten new genes affecting blood cholesterol levels. Nearly 200 genetic variants are now known to have an effect on blood cholesterol. Together they explain nearly one-fifth of differences between individuals.

Contact: Samuli Ripatti
samuli.ripatti@helsinki.fi
358-405-670-826
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 11-May-2015
GigaScience
UK-China collaboration for data sharing in metabolomics
A partnership between the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Universities of Birmingham, Manchester and Oxford, The Sainsbury Laboratory and TGAC with BGI and its open-access journal, GigaScience, has received funding from the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Research Council to support the sharing of data and analyses in metabolomics. The award of £30,000 from the BBSRC will enable the consortium to host training workshops to support scientists in the UK and China.
Biotechnology and Biological Research Council

Contact: Peter Li
Peter@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Microbiome
Bacterial forensics -- tracing a suspect from the microbes on their shoes
The microbial 'signatures' found on an individual's personal items, such as their shoes and cell phone, could be used to determine their previous location and trace their movements, according to a small pilot study published in the open-access journal Microbiome.

Contact: Joel Winston
Joel.Winston@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22081
BioMed Central

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists obtain precise estimates of the epigenetic mutation rate
University of Groningen scientists have obtained the first precise estimates of how often epigenetic marks that influence gene activity appear or disappear in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, a model organism in plant biology. This paves the way to a deeper understanding of the importance of epigenetic changes in plant evolution. The work is published in the online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Rene Fransen
r.fransen@rug.nl
University of Groningen

Public Release: 11-May-2015
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Massively parallel biology students
The list of authors for an article on the comparative genomics of a fruit fly chromosome, published online May 11 by the journal G3, includes 940 undergraduates from 63 institutions. It is the result of an effort, coordinated through Washington University in St. Louis, to provide many more students with a hands-on research experience than has traditionally been possible.

Contact: Diana Lutz
dlutz@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 8-May-2015
Toxicological Sciences
New method developed to assess cancer risk of pollutants
Scientists have developed a faster, more accurate method to assess cancer risk from certain common environmental pollutants.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Susan Tilton
susan.tilton@oregonstate.edu
541-737-1386
Oregon State University

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Science
Gene expression is key to understanding differences between individuals and disease susceptibility
The Genotype-Tissue Expression project consortia, which includes scientists from the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, have now published their results from their first pilot study in three Science papers. These finding will contribute to a better understanding of genomic variation and give us new clues about disease susceptibility.
National Institutes of Health, National Disease Research Interchange, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Science Care Inc.

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

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
The hairy past
Lifestyle leaves chemical traces in hair. In horses, the analysis of tail hair is especially suited as long hair can provide information over a long period of time. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna have developed a method to determine the period of time that corresponds to a segment of hair. They assign individual hair growth to seasons and thus to a specific time frame. The results were published in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.

Contact: Susanna Kautschitsch
susanna.kautschitsch@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-1153
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 6-May-2015
BMC Systems Biology
From the depths of a microscopic world, spontaneous cooperation
A clever combination of two different types of computer simulations enabled a group of Illinois researchers to uncover an unexpectedly cooperative group dynamic: the spontaneous emergence of resource sharing among individuals in a community. Who were the members of this friendly, digitally represented collective? Escherichia coli, rod-shaped bacteria found in the digestive systems of humans and many other animals.
US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, Edelheit Foundation, Center for the Physics of Living Cells, National Science Foundation

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Science
Proteomics identifies DNA repair toolbox
Various repair mechanisms help our cells to revert continuous damage to their DNA. If they fail, mutations accumulate that can lead to devastating diseases. DNA repair defects underlie predisposition to certain cancers and promote the transformation process in other spontaneous cancers. Using highly sensitive proteomic technologies, scientists of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry now report in the journal Science the first global analysis of the protein recruitment dynamics underlying a critical DNA repair pathway.

Contact: Anja Konschak
konschak@biochem.mpg.de
49-898-578-2824
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Medicine
Study points to possible treatment for lethal pediatric brain cancer
Using brain tumor samples collected from children in the United States and Europe, an international team of scientists found that the drug panobinostat and similar gene regulating drugs may be effective at treating diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, an aggressive and lethal form of pediatric cancer.
National Institutes of Health, DIPG Collaborative, Cure Starts Now Foundation, Reflections of Grace Foundation, Smiles for Sophie Foundation, Cancer-Free Kids Foundation, Carly's Crusade Foundation and others

Contact: Christopher G. Thomas
thomaschr@ninds.nih.gov
30-149-657-511
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Genetics
Joining the genomic dots
Researchers have developed and used a new technique to join the dots in the genomic puzzle. Just as dot to dot puzzles needs to be completed to visualize the full picture, the researchers' analysis connected regulatory elements called promoters and enhancers and showed their physical interactions over long distances within the mouse and human genomes. The ability to map these interactions in the human genome has huge potential in understanding the genetic basis of disease.
Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, Medical Research Council, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, European Commission

Contact: Babraham Institute KEC Team
kec@babraham.ac.uk
44-012-234-96230
Babraham Institute

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Genetics
Decoding DNA's phonebook
A high-res genome catalog captures long-distance calls between DNA segments that may influence diseases.
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Fellowship, Framework Programme 7 Epigenesys Network of Excellence, Cancer Research UK, University College London, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Neuro-Oncology
TGen-UCSF study in Neuro-Oncology provides comprehensive look at brain cancer treatments
Led by TGen and UCSF, a comprehensive genetic review of treatment strategies for glioblastoma brain tumors was published today in the Oxford University Press journal Neuro-Oncology. The study, 'Towards Precision Medicine in Glioblastoma: The Promise and The Challenges,' covers how these highly invasive and almost-always-deadly brain cancers may be treated, reviews the continuing challenges faced by researchers and clinicians, and presents the hope for better treatments by harnessing the power of the human genome.
Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Citizen science helps predict risk of emerging infectious disease
More than 1,600 trained citizen scientists boosted the reach and accuracy of a long-term geographic mapping project to predict the spread of sudden oak death, an infectious disease that's killed millions of trees in California and Oregon. Results showed that trained volunteers were just as reliable in collecting data as professionals, resulting in accurate computer models for predicting the plant disease's spread.
National Science Foundation, US Forest Service, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Ross Meentemeyer
rkmeente@ncsu.edu
919-513-2372
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
MarkerMiner 1.0: An easy-to-use bioinformatics platform for DNA analysis in angiosperms
Researchers have developed MarkerMiner, a new software that simplifies analysis of next-generation sequencing data in angiosperms. MarkerMiner is an automated, open-source, bioinformatics workflow that aids plant researchers in the discovery of single-copy nuclear genes. The software (published in Applications in Plant Sciences) is easy to use, offers a multipurpose, configurable output, and is accessible to users with limited bioinformatics training or without access to computing resources.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
CLEO 2015
A phone with the ultimate macro feature
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have recently developed a device that can turn any smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope.

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
New Big Data era pushes training need for bioinformatics in life sciences
In the advent of big data, the requirement for bioinformatics training as an integral part in life science research is becoming increasingly apparent. For the first time, an international consortium of bioinformatics educators and trainers across the globe have come together to transcend institutional and international boundaries to share bioinformatics training expertise, experience, and resources.
Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Chemotargets launches easier-to-use, more intuitive graphical interface CTlink[GUI]
Chemotargets, a spin-off company of IMIM, has launched CTlink[GUI] -- a commercial version of the CTlink software that offers users intuitive, interactive graphical tools enabling them to more easily analyze results obtained using this software. CTlink is software that can be installed on any type of computer and predicts how small molecules will interact with certain proteins; it is a key tool for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

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

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Genome Biology
Bumblebee genome mapped
A research collaboration spearheaded by ETH Zurich has shed light on the genome of two commercially important species of bumblebees. The findings provide unexpected insights into the ecology and evolution of bumblebees and honeybees.

Contact: Paul Schmid-Hempel
paul.schmid-hempel@env.ethz.ch
41-446-336-048
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
New 3-D method improves the study of proteins
Researchers from the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and from the University of Warsaw have developed a new computational method called AGGRESCAN3D which will allow studying in 3-D the structure of folded globular proteins and substantially improve the prediction of any propensity for forming toxic protein aggregates. Proteins can also be modeled to study the pathogenic effects of the aggregation or redesign them for therapeutic means.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nature Genetics
Olga Troyanskaya brings order to big data of human biology
Combining genomic data from 38,000 experiments, plus relevant GWASs, this group has generated functional genetic maps for 144 human tissues types and organs. This big step in the use of large genomic data sets enables great strides in functional human genetics, with important applications for treatment of disease.

Contact: Anastasia Greenebaum
agreenebaum@simonsfoundation.org
212-524-6097
Simons Foundation

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nature Genetics
Researchers train computers to identify gene interactions in human tissues
Dartmouth researchers and their collaborators have trained a computer to crunch big biomedical data in order to recognize how genes work together in human tissues.

Contact: John Cramer
john.cramer@dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 24-Apr-2015
Genome Research
Systematic interaction network filtering in biobanks
While seeking targets to attack Huntington's disease, an incurable inherited neurodegenerative disorder, neurobiologists of the research group led by Professor Erich Wanker of the Max Delbrück Center found what they were looking for. Using a filtering strategy borrowed from criminologists, the researchers systematically filtered interaction networks of various biological databases until they ultimately found a protein with protective function.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Helmholtz Association

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
bachtler@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3896
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

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