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Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Science
EMBL scientists reveal structure of nuclear pore's inner ring
In a nutshell: First detailed structural description of all the rings of nuclear pores Necessary step towards understanding how nuclear pores control communication between the nucleus and the cytoplasm.

Contact: Isabelle Kling
isabelle.kling@embl.de
0049-622-138-78355
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Cell Host & Microbe
The genetic evolution of Zika virus
An analysis comparing the individual differences between over 40 strains of Zika virus has identified significant changes in both amino acid and nucleotide sequences during the past half-century. The data, published in Cell Host & Microbe, support a strong divergence between the Asian and African lineages as well as human and mosquito isolates of the virus, and will likely be helpful as researchers flush out how a relatively unknown pathogen led to the current outbreak.

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

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Database
New TSRI project helps researchers build a biomedical knowledgebase
Over the past 10 years, the volume and rate of biomedical research has increased dramatically, leading to a rapid growth in biomedical knowledge. However, this knowledge is currently fragmented across countless resources. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have integrated biomedical data into Wikidata, a public, editable database where researchers can easily link genes, proteins and more.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Applied Optics
A simple and efficient 3-D fabrication technique for bio-inspired hierarchical structures
A team of researchers from Changchun University of Science and Technology, China, have developed a novel method for the rapid and maskless fabrication of bio-inspired hierarchical structures, using a technique called laser interference lithography.

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

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
One of world's leading scientists, Dr. Matthew L. Meyerson, to receive Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award
In recognition of his immeasurable contributions to the understanding of cancer genomics and targeted therapies, Van Andel Research Institute will present renowned scientist Matthew L. Meyerson, M.D., Ph.D., with the 2016 Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award. As part of the award, Meyerson will deliver an educational lecture May 19 and a scientific lecture May 20 at the Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
beth.hinshawhall@vai.org
616-234-5519
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature Conservation
Being systematic about the unknown: Grid-based schemes could improve butterfly monitoring
Butterfly monitoring schemes are at the heart of citizen science, with the general public and researchers collaborating to discover how butterfly populations change over time. To develop the concept further, a new paper in the journal Nature Conservation shows how systematically placed, grid-based transects can help schemes by reducing habitat bias.

Contact: Lars B. Pettersson
lars.pettersson@biol.lu.se
46-462-223-818
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Spotting DNA repair genes gone awry
Researchers led by Ludwig Cancer Research scientist Richard Kolodner have developed a new technique for sussing out the genes responsible for helping repair DNA damage that, if left unchecked, can lead to certain cancers.
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health, Brazilian Institute of International Education

Contact: Rachel Steinhardt
rsteinhardt@licr.org
212-450-1582
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
UC San Diego scientists receive $9.5 million NIH grant to combat antibiotic resistance
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have received a five-year, $9.5-million award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health to establish an interdisciplinary center to define the systems biology of antibiotic resistance. The program will be led by Bernhard Palsson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Pediatrics, and Victor Nizet, M.D., professor of pediatrics and pharmacy.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Noviplex device will diagnose and track Zika in the Amazon
Brazilian officials are partnering with University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers to distribute a device that could speed testing for the Zika virus in remote areas of Brazil. Biochemist Jiri Adamec says the effort will improve Zika screening and provide better maps of where Zika is prevalent.

Contact: Jiri Adamec
jadamec2@unl.edu
402-472-7369
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Wine yeast genomes lack diversity
Sequencing the genomes of hundreds of strains of the wine yeast S. cerevisiae has revealed little genetic diversity and high levels of inbreeding. In many cases, yeast strains sold by different companies were almost genetically identical. The results, published in the April issue of G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, a publication of the Genetics Society of America, suggest that winemakers attempting to develop improved wine yeasts will need to look to creating hybrids with more exotic strains.
Bioplatforms Australia, Wine Australia

Contact: Cristy Gelling
cgelling@thegsajournals.org
412-478-3537
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Genome Research
From Genome Research: Human evolution fast-tracked by mutations from anti-viral enzyme
Evolution is thought to proceed through the gradual accumulation of independent mutations in each new generation. In a study published online today in Genome Research, researchers analyzing hominid genomes have discovered thousands of clustered mutations likely resulting from the coordinated activity of APOBEC enzymes, leading to accelerated changes in DNA.
European Research Council, Planning and Budgeting Committee in Israel/I-CORE Program, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
calicchi@cshl.edu
516-422-4012
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Genome Research
Yeast against the machine: Bakers' yeast could improve diagnosis
It's easier than ever to sequence our DNA, but doctors still can't exactly tell from our genomes which diseases might befall us. Professor Fritz Roth is setting out to change this by going to basics -- to our billion-year-old cousin, baker's yeast. It turns out our billion-year-old cousin can reveal -- more reliably than leading algorithms -- whether a genetic mutation is actually harmful.
University of Toronto, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
jovana.drinjakovic@gmail.com
41-789-290-614
University of Toronto

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
NSF CAREER award focused on improving the 'broken movies' of biology
Anthony Gitter, a biostatistics expert with the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received a 2016 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation to advance a central research challenge about the dynamic nature of cellular and genetic signaling.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Anthony Gitter
agitter@morgridge.org
608-316-4442
Morgridge Institute for Research

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation
Potential of satellite remote sensing to monitor species diversity
Satellite remote sensing (SRS) has proven to be one of the most cost-effective approaches to identify biodiversity hotspots and predict changes in species composition. What is the real potential of SRS and what are the pitfalls that need to be avoided to achieve the full potential of this method is the topic of a new research, published in the journal Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.

Contact: Dr. Duccio Rocchini
ducciorocchini@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Twists and turns of life: Patterns of DNA supercoiling
Scientists from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, have elucidated genome-wide patterns in the complex structures formed by the DNA of bacteria in different environmental conditions. These complex structures in DNA could be playing important roles in regulating gene expression.
National Institutes of Health/Intramural Research Program, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

Contact: Aswin S. N. Seshasayee
aswin@ncbs.res.in
National Centre for Biological Sciences

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Coral reefs highlight the key role of existing biodiversity for climate change adaptation
New research on coral reefs led by the University of Southampton suggests that existing biodiversity will be essential for the successful adaptation of ecosystems to climate change.
Natural Environment Research Council, European Research Council, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Israel Science Foundation, New York University Abu Dhabi Institute

Contact: Jörg Wiedenmann
joerg.wiedenmann@noc.soton.ac.uk
44-791-256-4356
University of Southampton

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Technology
Engineered monomeric streptavidin
A novel streptavidin variant with improved biotin binding characteristics allows stable monovalent detection of biotinylated targets for imaging applications and can be recombinantly fused to introduce a biotin binding tag.

Contact: Philly Lim
mllim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Cell
TGen and Mayo Clinic scientists issue report in Cell on advances in basal cell carcinoma
An article in the journal Cell by top scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic in Arizona details how two relatively new drugs are helping patients with basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, producing nearly 2.8 million new cases annually in the US, and sunny Arizona has one of the world's highest incidences of skin cancer.

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Agewandte Chemie
Proving the genetic code's flexibility
Three-letter codons in a genome sequence can represent one of the 20 regularly used amino acids or stops. In the journal Angewandte Chemie International Ed., researchers from the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and Yale University have discovered that microorganisms recognize more than one codon for selenocysteine. The finding adds credence to recent studies indicating that an organism's genetic vocabulary is not as constrained as had been long held.
DOE Office of Science, National Institute for General Medical Sciences

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Science
PacBio's SMRT sequencing provides scientists with a superior gorilla genome reference
Analysis of the gorilla genome will shed light on biological mechanisms behind speech, disease, neurological behavior, and other traits separating us from our closest primate relatives. The previous gorilla assembly, built with short-read and Sanger sequencing data, was highly fragmented, containing over 400,000 gaps and was constructed using the human genome as a guiding reference. The new assembly, started from scratch using the PacBio SMRT technology, dramatically improves the gorilla genome assembly for further research.

Contact: Nicole Litchfield
nicole@bioscribe.com
415-793-6468
Bioscribe

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Science
A new approach to sequence and assemble primate genomes
An improved version of the gorilla genome assembly is offering new biological insights into its evolution, and to what makes humans different from this great ape primate. The new techniques used to sequence and assembly this gorilla genome hold promise for improving genetic research on human disease. The techniques create longer reads of DNA sequences to allow researchers to spot repeats and other variations more readily.

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
American Journal of Human Genetics
Mom's smoking alters fetal DNA
A study of over 6,000 mothers and their newborn children -- one of the largest studies of its kind -- solidifies the evidence that smoking cigarettes while pregnant chemically modifies a fetus' DNA, mirroring patterns seen in adult smokers. The researchers also identify new development-related genes affected by smoking. The work, published March 31 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, suggests a potential explanation for the link between smoking during pregnancy and health complications in children.

Contact: Karen Zusi
kzusi@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Human Brain Project's research platforms released
Public Release of Platforms Will Help Advance Collaborative Research in Neuroscience, Medicine, and Computing.

Contact: Lionel Pousaz
lionel.pousaz@epfl.ch
41-216-935-227
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Cell Reports
Infradian oscillation of circadian genes in a mouse model of bipolar disorder
Molecular basis of changes in mood and mood-associated behaviors are unknown. Researchers in Japan have succeeded in predicting states of mood-change-like behavior by studying the gene expression patterns in the brain in a bipolar disorder mouse model. They found that expressions of circadian rhythm-associated genes concomitantly change with mood-change-like behaviors in these mice. The current results also provide a novel insight into the molecular basis of bipolar disorder in the brain.

Contact: Tsuyoshi Miyakawa
miyakawa@fujita-hu.ac.jp
Fujita Health University, ICMS

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Empowering stakeholders: FP7 project EU BON shares know-how on biodiversity data policies
Engagement with relevant political authorities and other stakeholders is of crucial importance for a research project, making sure its objectives are in tune with the real-world problems and its results provide adapted solutions. The EU-funded FP7 project EU BON shares the outcomes, lessons learned and conclusions from a series of three roundtable meetings designed to identify stakeholder needs and promote better collaboration between science and policy.

Contact: Dr. Katrin Vohland
Katrin.Vohland@mfn-berlin.de
Pensoft Publishers

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