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Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Length matters
Mutations in the MECP2 gene are the cause of the devastating childhood neurological disorder Rett Syndrome. Despite intense efforts spanning several decades the precise function of MECP2 has been difficult to pin down. Research primarily funded by the Rett Syndrome Research Trust and NINDS, and published today in Nature reveals important information that could lead to new treatment approaches. The study, led by Michael Greenberg, Ph.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard University, shows that MECP2 dampens the expression of long genes.
Rett Syndrome Research Trust, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, William Randolph Hearst, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and others

Contact: Monica Coenraads
Rett Syndrome Research Trust

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
DNA and Cell Biology
Viagra in combination with new drugs can have anti-cancer, antibacterial, and therapeutic effects
Chaperone proteins play an important role in protein folding in human cells and in bacteria and are promising new targets for drugs to treat cancer and Alzheimer's disease and for novel antiviral drugs and antibiotics. How existing drugs such as Viagra or Cialis and a derivative of the drug Celebrex, for example, can reduce the activity of a specific chaperone protein, with the potential for anti-tumor and anti-Alzheimer's disease effects, is described in a Review article in DNA and Cell Biology.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
Nature Biotechnology
New technique can locate genes' on-off switches
Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have developed a high-resolution method that can precisely and reliably map individual transcription factor binding sites in the genome, vastly outperforming standard techniques.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Bland
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Grand tree of life study shows a clock-like trend in new species emergence and diversity
Temple University researchers have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, and surprisingly, it reveals that life has been expanding at a constant rate. The study also challenges the conventional view of adaptation being the principal force driving species diversification, but rather, underscores the importance of random genetic events and geographic isolation in speciation, taking about 2 million years on average for a new species to emerge onto the scene.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
Nature Cell Biology
Researchers discover 'milk' protein that enables survival of the species
Australian researchers have discovered the protein MCL-1 is critical for keeping milk-producing cells alive and sustaining milk production in the breast. Without milk production, offspring cannot survive, making MCL-1 essential for survival of mammalian species.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Cancer Research Foundation, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Cure Cancer Australia Foundation, Victorian Government

Contact: Liz Williams
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 27-Feb-2015
Enhancing studies on a possible blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury
New technology being introduced at NYU Langone Medical Center could help researchers advance blood biomarker capabilities that show changes in low concentrations of specific proteins present following a neurological injury.
The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

Contact: Jim Mandler
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 27-Feb-2015
Modern Pathology
New breast cancer test links immune 'hotspots' to better survival
Scientists have developed a new test which can predict the survival chances of women with breast cancer by analyzing images of 'hotspots' where there has been a fierce immune reaction to a tumor. Researchers used statistical software previously used in criminology studies of crime hotspots to track the extent to which the immune system was homing in and attacking breast cancer cells.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Contact: Claire Hastings
Institute of Cancer Research

Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
Better genes for better (more adaptable) beans
Out of thousands of legume species, only a few are used in mainstream agriculture. Among the underutilized legume species are crops that can tolerate poor soil with limited water. A new genetic resource identifying over 30,000 genes and nearly 3,000 genetic markers will help researchers link genetic sequences to traits found in legumes that thrive in harsh environmental conditions. This study, published in Applications in Plant Sciences, marks a new, valuable genetic resource for Fabaceae.
University of Southampton

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
Sewage provides insight into human microbiome
A new study demonstrates that sewage is an effective means to sample the fecal bacteria from millions of people. Researchers say the information gleaned from the work provides a unique opportunity to monitor, through gut microbes, the public health of a large population without compromising the privacy of individuals.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gina Hebert
Marine Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
Clinical Cancer Research
TGen study: Destroying tumor material that 'cloaks' cancer cells could benefit patients
Like a stealth jet cloaks itself from radar, cancer cells cloak themselves within tumors by hiding behind a dense layer of cellular material known as stroma. According to a new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, drugs that target and strip away the stroma would pave the way for drugs to reach the cancerous cells within the tumor, which could have a beneficial effect on the survival of pancreatic cancer patients.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Stand Up To Cancer, Katz Family Foundation, National Foundation for Cancer Research

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
UC Davis leads new effort in functional annotation of animal genomes
Scientists and breeders working with poultry and livestock species will get a new set of tools from an international project that includes the University of California, Davis. The University of California Davis team, led by functional genomicist Huaijun Zhou will focus on the genomes of the chicken, cow and pig, which make up the largest meat-producing industries in the United States. The broad international effort is called the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes Initiative.
U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Poultry, Cattle and Swine Genomes Coordination Funds, the National Pork Board, Aviagen LTD

Contact: Patricia Bailey
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
Nature Reviews Cancer
Scientists find cancer weak spots for new targeted drugs
Scientists have identified weak spots in cancer cells that could be targeted and attacked by new precision drugs.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: James Hakner
University of Sussex

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
'DNA spellchecker' means that our genes aren't all equally likely to mutate
A study that examined 17 million mutations in the genomes of 650 cancer patients concludes that large differences in mutation rates across the human genome are caused by the DNA repair machinery. 'DNA spellchecker' is preferentially directed towards more important parts of chromosomes that contain key genes. The study illustrates how data from medical sequencing projects can answer basic questions about how cells work.
Sanger Institute, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Contact: Laia Cendrós
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 22-Feb-2015
2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference
Fever alarm armband: A wearable, printable, temperature sensor
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a 'fever alarm armband,' a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, San Francisco, on Feb. 22-26, 2015. The flexible organic components developed for this device are well-suited to wearable devices that continuously monitor vital signs including temperature and heart rate for applications in healthcare settings.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology, JST ERATO Someya Bio-Harmonized Electronics Project

Contact: Takao Someya
University of Tokyo

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
Biopreservation and Biobanking
Future of biobanking and translational research in China
As clinical medical research in China reaches a turning point, the country's strategy for expanding its biosample collection and analysis capabilities and its focus on acquiring new sources of biomedical data to accelerate translational research are highlighted in a special issue of Biopreservation and Biobanking.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Mobile app with evidence-based decision support diagnoses more obesity, smoking, and depression, Columbia Nursing study finds
Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability.
NIH/National Institute for Nursing Research

Contact: Lisa Rapaport
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
ACS Chemical Biology
The promiscuity of chemical probes discovered
Researchers at IMIM have applied a new computational methodology to anticipate the degree of selectivity of the molecules that are used to study protein functions and reduce the risk of establishing erroneous relations between proteins and diseases.The study has proven that many of these small molecules or chemical probes are not as selective as believed, but instead interact with multiple proteins, which could lead to confusion in experimental results.This is key to developing safer pharmaceuticals

Contact: Marta Calsina Freixas
IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
New ALS gene and signaling pathways identified
Using advanced DNA sequencing methods, researchers have identified a new gene that is associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Biogen Idec, Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, MND Association, American ALS Association, National Institutes of Health, Angel Fund, Project ALS/P2ALS, ALS Therapy Alliance, Pierre L. de Bourghknecht ALS Research Foundation, and others

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
NYU Langone Medical Center, Technion forge new cancer research partnership
A $9 million gift from philanthropists Laura and Isaac Perlmutter will fund a new cancer research partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter

Contact: Jim Mandler
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Researchers unravel health/disease map
Researchers affiliated with several organizations, including Simon Fraser University, have realized a major scientific achievement that will advance understanding of how the information in our cells is used and processed. The scientists are globally celebrating their publication of 20 manuscripts in Nature that describe their generation and analysis of reference epigenome maps. Epigenomes are chemical modifications of DNA and proteins. They cause our genome to stay healthy or develop diseases.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carol Thorbes
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
BioData Mining
Google-style ranking used to describe gene connectivity
Using the technique known as 'Gene Rank,' Dartmouth investigator Eugene Demidenko, Ph.D., captured and described a new characterization of gene connectivity in 'Microarray Enriched Gene Rank,' published in BioData Mining. The effective computer algorithm can be used to compare tissues across or within organisms at great speed with a simple laptop computer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kirk Cassels
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
Barrett-Jackson classic car auction raises $140,000 for TGen cancer research
What do a classic '79 Cutlass, Best Actress nominee Sharon Stone and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) all have in common? They combined in January to raise $140,000 for TGen's colon and prostate cancer research at the 44th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
BGRF announces in silico method to predict effectiveness of cognitive enhancers
The Biogerontology Research Foundation, a UK-based charity committed to the support of aging research to address the challenges of a rapidly aging population and to reduce the impact of disease on future generations, announces the publication of research into personalizing nootropic drugs using in silico prediction methods.

Contact: Henry Stanley
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Mapping the gut microbiome to better understand its role in obesity
Several recent science studies have claimed that the gut microbiome -- the diverse array of bacteria that live in the stomach and intestines -- may be to blame for obesity. But Katherine Pollard, Ph.D., a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, says it is not that simple.

Contact: Dana Smith
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
A*STAR develops systems to identify treatment targets for cancer and rare diseases
In recent months, several national initiatives for personalized medicine have been announced, including the recently launched precision medicine initiative in the US, driven by rapid advances in genomic technologies and with the promise of cheaper and better healthcare. Significant challenges remain, however, in the management and analysis of genetic information and their integration with patient data.

Contact: Winnie Lim
Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)

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