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Public Release: 9-May-2016
PLOS ONE
Specific changes to non-coding RNA may be part of what makes us human
Human-specific variants of four microRNAs may have altered expression levels and gene targets compared to other great apes, according to a study published April 22, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Alicia Gallego from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Spain, and colleagues.

Contact: Beth Jones
bjones@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 6-May-2016
BMC Genomics
TGen-ASU researchers find tiny genetic switches in lizard tail regeneration
Any kid who pulls on a lizard tail knows it can drop off to avoid capture, but how they regrow a new tail remains a mystery. Now, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Arizona State University (ASU) have identified tiny RNA switches, known as microRNAs, which may hold the keys to regenerating muscles, cartilage and spinal columns.
National Institutes of Health, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission

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

Public Release: 6-May-2016
The Open Biochemistry Journal
Effect of the Van-der-Waals and intramolecular forces
The tertiary system of nucleotide chain -- gold nanoparticles--- carbon nanotube represents a great interest in the modern research and application of the bio-nano-technologies.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 5-May-2016
mBio
Superbug infections tracked across Europe
For the first time, scientists have shown that MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' infections can be tracked across Europe by combining whole-genome sequencing with a web-based system. In mBio today researchers at Imperial College London and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute worked with a European network representing doctors in 450 hospitals in 25 countries to successfully interpret and visualize the spread of drug-resistant MRSA.
Wellcome Trust, UK Clinical Research Collaboration

Contact: Mark Thomson
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
122-349-2384
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 5-May-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Scientists develop bee model that will impact the development of aerial robotics
Scientists have built a computer model that shows how bees use vision to detect the movement of the world around them and avoid crashing. This research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, is an important step in understanding how the bee brain processes the visual world and will aid the development of robotics.
Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Alexander Cope
a.cope@sheffield.ac.uk
44-770-922-5183
PLOS

Public Release: 5-May-2016
Cell
Our personal skin microbiome is surprisingly stable
Despite regular washing and contact with bacteria-laden objects, our personal milieu of skin microbes remains highly stable over time, reports a metagenomics study published May 5 in Cell. The authors say this knowledge could be applied to better understand a wide range of human skin disorders through the development of prebiotic, probiotic, and microbial transplantation approaches.

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

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Werner Siemens Foundation fosters synthetic biotechnology
With its donation of 11.5 million euro, the Werner Siemens Foundation has facilitated the launch of the teaching and research domain Synthetic Biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This gives the new TUM School of Bioengineering (MSB) a strong accent as an Integrative Research Center. The foundation contract was signed yesterday in Munich.
Werner Siemens-Stiftung

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Robert Krumlauf elected to the National Academy of Sciences
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is pleased to announce that Scientific Director and Investigator Robert Krumlauf, Ph.D., has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research.

Contact: Kim Bland
ksb@stowers.org
816-926-4015
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 4-May-2016
JAMA
Infections can increase diabetes risk in children
Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes. This is the conclusion reached by a team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München during a study published in the current issue of the renowned US magazine 'JAMA'.

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: 4-May-2016
Genome Research
The Venus flytrap: From prey to predator
The carnivorous Venus flytrap recognizes its prey by taste and its cells share similarities with the human intestine. By exploiting common plant defense strategies, the flytrap has completely turned the table; it seeks out and consumes prey rather than being the meal itself.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Rainer Hedrich
hedrich@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-6100
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 3-May-2016
BioResearch Open Access
New research from Yale and MIT describes bioreactor to support whole lung regeneration
An innovative mechanical system that mimics the ventilation and blood flow in the chest cavity, housed in a specialized, sterile bioreactor, can support the growth of engineered whole lungs at human scale. Researchers designed this biomimetic environment to advance toward clinical application of whole lung regeneration for transplant using a patient's own cells, as described in BioResearch Open Access.

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

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mapping the circuit of our internal clock
Researchers have shown for the first time how neurons in the SCN are connected to each other, shedding light on this vital area of the brain. Understanding this structure -- and how it responds to disruption -- is important for tackling illnesses like diabetes and posttraumatic stress disorder. The scientists have also found that disruption to these rhythms such as shifts in work schedules or blue light exposure at night can negatively impact overall health.
National Institute of Health, US Army Research Office

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 2-May-2016
TGen SU2C melanoma dream team member receives $200,000 Sharp Award
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has selected Dr. Muhammed Murtaza of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), paired with Dr. Antoni Ribas of UCLA, as recipients of a $200,000 SU2C Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Award, named for the Nobel Laureate and Chair of SU2C's Scientific Advisory Committee. The award, first established in 2014, supports opportunities for SU2C scientists from different teams to explore innovative collaborations to accelerate the development of new cancer treatments.
Stand Up To Cancer

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

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Nature
Five new breast cancer genes and range of mutations pave way for personalized treatment
The largest-ever study to sequence the whole genomes of breast cancers has uncovered five new genes associated with the disease and 13 new mutational signatures that influence tumor development. The results of two papers published in Nature and Nature Communications also reveal what genetic variations exist in breast cancers and where they occur in the genome.
European Union

Contact: Press Officer
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-079-006-07793
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
2016 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB)
npj Genomic Medicine
Making precision medicine a reality: Genomics researchers unveil road map to disease origin
University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis -- and to identifying new drug targets and therapies.
Computation Institute BEAGLE Cray Supercomputer of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, NIH/National Library of Medicine, University of Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona Health Sciences, and others

Contact: Jean Spinelli
jspinell@email.arizona.edu
520-626-2531
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Biomedical Optics Express
Fiber optic biosensor-integrated microfluidic chip to detect glucose levels
A team of researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Zhejiang University in China report integrating fiber optic glucose sensors into a microfluidic chip to create portable, high-performance, low-cost devices for measuring glucose levels. In a paper published this week in the journal Biomedical Optics Express, from The Optical Society.

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
PLOS ONE
Scientists reveal the secret of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Researchers from the Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine, MIPT, the company M&S Decisions and the research department of Yandex have built a computer model of the interaction between different bacteria, and between bacteria and the gut wall. This has led them to explain how antibiotic-resistant microbes develop and spread.

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Science
RNA splicing mutations play major role in genetic variation and disease
RNA splicing is a major underlying factor that links mutations to complex traits and diseases, according to an exhaustive analysis of gene expression in whole genome and cell line data. Reporting in Science on April 29, 2016 researchers from the University of Chicago and Stanford University analyzed how thousands of mutations affect gene regulation in traits such as height, and diseases such as multiple sclerosis. The findings enable accurate functional interpretations of genome-wide association study results.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Science
Poo transplants better understood
For the first time, scientists studying stool transplants have been able to track which strains of bacteria from a donor take hold in a patient's gut after a transplant. The team led by EMBL found that compatibility between donor and patient likely plays a bigger role in these transplants than previously thought. The study, published in Science, could help make stool transplants a valid treatment option for more conditions than they are currently applied to.

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
sonia.furtado@embl.de
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
npj Schizophrenia
Pitt computational model finds new protein-protein interactions in schizophrenia
Pitt researchers have discovered new protein-protein interactions in schizophrenia.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ashley Trentrock
TrentrockAR@upmc.edu
412-586-9776
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
BrainHealth awarded over $490,000 to study effects of MS on brain blood flow and cognition
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded Dr. Bart Rypma, associate professor at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, more than $490,000 to investigate how changes in brain blood flow impact cognition for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers will collect a unique set of measures never before collected in a single group of MS patients using the latest imaging techniques called calibrated functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion kurtosis imaging.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Shelly Kirkland
shelly.kirkland@utdallas.edu
972-883-3221
Center for BrainHealth

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
PLOS ONE
Analysis of dog genome will provide insight into human disease
An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies -- according to a new study led by The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC).
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Stuart Catchpole
stuart.catchpole@tgac.ac.uk
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
mBio
TGen tracks the origins and spread of potentially deadly Valley Fever
Scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have tracked the likely origins and dispersal of the fungus that causes Valley Fever, according to a study published today in the journal mBio. In a story that spans 2 million years and includes the effects of glaciation and the pre-historic movements of animal hosts, the study sets the stage for tracking future outbreaks of this potentially deadly dust-bound disease as it spreads across arid regions of North and South America.
National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
eLife
Oscillations determine whether blood vessels grow thicker or branch
How do the cells of blood vessels decide between growing new side branches or expanding the surface? A new publication in eLife explains the mechanism and shows how the cells can behave as a collective, moving in the same direction together during blood vessel growth. The cells communicate using signals that exhibit oscillating patterns, as the scientists discovered using a combination of computer simulations and experiments. The findings are significant for diabetes and cancer.
Cancer Research UK, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Leducq Transatlantic Network ARTEMIS, European Research Council

Contact: Vera Glaßer
vera.glasser@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2120
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
mSystems
Fermentation festival leads to rapid response system at Center for Microbiome Innovation
While technological advances have made it easier to map our microbiomes and metabolomes, these studies typically take too long for that data to be medically useful. Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation used the 2016 San Diego Fermentation Festival as a test case for a novel rapid response system. In the study, published in mSystems, the team collected samples, analyzed data and reported conclusions in an unprecedented 48 hours.
National Science Foundation, Sloan Foundation

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

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