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Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure: Basis for handling big taxonomic data
Looked down on with scepticism by many taxonomists, handling big data efficiently is a challenge that can only be met with thorough and multi-layered efforts from scientists and technological developers alike. Projects like PESI, the Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure, prove that harmonised taxonomic reference systems and high-quality data sets are possible through dynamic, expertly created and managed online tools. The methods, results and future prospects of PESI are available in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: Dr. Yde de Jong
mail@yjong.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
New portable device counts leukocytes through the skin
A novel way to count white blood cells without a blood test, simply by applying a small device on the fingertip, is being developed by a team of young bioengineers. The technology, that combines an optical sensor with algorithms, has already three prototypes on the go and is specially designed to be used on chemotherapy patients, who could know their immune system levels in real time. It could also serve to detect serious infections.

Contact: Press Office
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Cerebral Cortex
Human visual cortex holds neurons that selectively respond to intermediate colors
Researchers from Tohoku University's Research Institute of Electrical Communication and RIKEN BSI have found the presence of neurons in the human brain which can each selectively respond to an intermediate color; not just neurons of red, green, yellow and blue.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Ichiro Kuriki
ikuriki@riec.tohoku.ac.jp
Tohoku University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Nature
Finding links and missing genes
Missing a gene may be less problematic than you'd think. This is one of the conclusions that emerge from the most extensive catalog of changes in large sections of a person's DNA sequence to date. This reference catalog of structural variations across the globe will help guide future studies of genetics, evolution and disease. Carried out with the 1000 Genomes Project, it is published today in Nature, alongside a paper on the project's final outcomes.

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

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Genome Biology
Scientists sequence genomes of microscopic worms beneficial to agriculture
Many nematodes (worms) have specialized as pathogens, including those that serve as deadly insect-attacking parasites, making them effective biocontrol agents. Now a research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside has sequenced the genomes of five nematodes, specifically, microscopic round worms likely to be involved in parasitism and widely used in agriculture as an organic pesticide. The nematodes are used commercially and in home gardens, and are marketed as beneficial nematodes.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Getting the growing research data problem under control
International funding bodies, including the National Science Foundation, are now requiring researchers to create data management plans as part of the grant application process. While funders, libraries, publishers and other groups now support good management practices, researchers still lag behind in their understanding and implementation of this topic. In Data Management for Researchers, Kristin Briney provides a practical manual, empowering researchers to take control of their data and protect the integrity of their research.

Contact: Nigel Massen
nigelmassen@pelagicpublishing.com
Pelagic Publishing

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Bioinformatics
Wrangling proteins gone wild
McGill researchers have created a suite of computer programs designed to scan the misfolded proteins that are responsible for diseases such as Alzheimer's and diabetes looking for weak spots. They believe their program should speed up the process of drug discovery for diseases of this kind.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research System Biology Training program at McGill University, Fonds de recherche Nature et technologies Quebec, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Jerome Waldispuhl
Jerome.waldispuhl@mcgill.ca
514-398-5018
McGill University

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Journal of Medical Entomology
Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death
A 20-million-year-old flea, entombed in amber with tiny bacteria attached to it, provides what researchers believe may be the oldest evidence on Earth of a dreaded and historic killer -- an ancient strain of the bubonic plague.

Contact: George Poinar, Jr.
poinarg@science.oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Lab on a Chip
Prototype lab in a needle could make real-time, mobile laboratory testing a reality
Researchers at Houston Methodist, along with collaborators at two major Singapore institutions, have developed a lab in a needle device that could provide instant results to routine lab tests, accelerating treatment and diagnosis by days.
Houston Methodist, NTU, A*STAR of Singapore, John Dunn Research Foundation, Ting Tsung & Wei Fong Chao Center for BRAIN

Contact: Gale Smith
gsmith@houstonmethodist.org
281-627-0439
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Developing new omics-based diagnostic tools to better manage yeast infections in humans
OPATHY is a new European training network aimed to developing new diagnostic tools to study and manage human yeast infections. To this end, OPATHY members are recruiting now 13 Ph.D. candidates (Early Stage Researchers). The network is coordinated by the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, and brings together five universities, four companies and three research organizations, including two clinical centers.
European Commission Horizon 2020

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

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
Biodiversity
Connecting the dots: Integrated biodiversity data could be the key to a sustainable future
What is the role of Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs) in advancing our knowledge of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services and in providing data for policy reporting? A new paper published in the journal Biodiversity uses the European Biodiversity Observation Network (EU BON) as an example to explain how BONs can fill gaps and address existing barriers in biodiversity knowledge and how they can improve the interaction between data providers and science-policy interfaces.

Contact: Dr. Florian Wetzel
Florian.Wetzel@mfn-berlin.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Rapidly assessing the next influenza pandemic
Influenza pandemics are potentially the most serious natural catastrophes that affect the human population. New findings published in PLOS Computational Biology suggest that with both timely and accurate data and sophisticated numerical models, the likely impact of a new pandemic can be assessed quickly, and key decisions made about potential mitigation strategies.

Contact: Pete Riley
pete@predsci.com
858-217-5868
PLOS

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
New York State approves Columbia University's 467-gene cancer panel
The Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center has been granted full approval by the New York State Department of Health for the Columbia Combined Cancer Panel.

Contact: Lucky Tran, Ph.D.
lucky.tran@columbia.edu
212-305-3689
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Integrated variants from 13,000 complete genomes available to public in Kaviar database
The Institute for Systems Biology and the Inova Translational Medicine Institute announced today a new release of Kaviar, the most comprehensive collection of human genomic variants currently available to the public.

Contact: Hsiao-Ching Chou
hchou@systemsbiology.org
206-732-2157
Institute for Systems Biology

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Matricellular proteins are promising new therapeutic targets for ocular diseases
A special issue of Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics highlights the latest research on matricellular proteins, which play a critical role in inflammation and blood vessel formation in the eye and therefore making them key targets for new therapies to treat common ocular disorders such as glaucoma, dry eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Comprehensive review articles and insightful editorials comprise this special issue of Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research
A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments. The new robot system finds optimal treatment combinations. Today Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) is publishing an article about the robot, authored by Dr Mats Gustafsson, Professor of Medical Bioinformatics at Uppsala University.

Contact: Mats Gustafsson
mats.gustafsson@medsci.uu.se
46-186-114-241
Uppsala University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
PeerJ
New research finds that people emit their own personal microbial cloud
We each give off millions of bacteria from our human microbiome to the air around us every day, and that cloud of bacteria can be traced back to an individual. New research focused on the personal microbial cloud -- the airborne microbes we emit into the air -- examined the microbial connection we have with the air around us. The findings demonstrate the extent to which humans possess a unique 'microbial cloud signature.'

Contact: James Meadow
jfmeadow@gmail.com
PeerJ

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Nature Plants
Secret unlocked to rice seed survival when underwater
A team of scientists from the University of California, Riverside and the International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines, have done a study unlocking the secret to just how rice seeds might be able to survive when grown under water. The study identified a gene -- the AG1 gene -- that controls the availability of sugar to a growing seed shoot -- especially when under flooded conditions.
National Science Foundation, German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Rice Research Partnership

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Insects passed 'the Turing Test'
In 1952, the legendary British mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing proposed a model, which assumes formation of complex patterns through chemical interaction of two diffusing reagents. Russian scientists managed to prove that the corneal surface nanopatterns in 23 insect orders completely fit into this model.

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
science-release@rector.msu.ru
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists sequence genome of worm that can regrow body parts, seeking stem cell insights
Tourists spending a recuperative holiday on the Italian coast may be envious of the regenerative abilities of locally found flatworm M. lignano. Named for an Italian beach town the tiny worm can regenerate almost its whole body following injury. Researchers have now sequenced its genome.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, The Swiss National Science Foundation, CSHL Cancer Center Support Grant

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Biologist David Lohman leads $2.5 million NSF-funded study on butterfly evolution
Dr. David J. Lohman, assistant professor of biology at The City College of New York, and his colleagues received $2.5 million in grants from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative study to resolve the evolutionary history of all butterfly species.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jay Mwamba
jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7580
City College of New York

Public Release: 18-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released
A first draft of the tree of life for all 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes has been released. Thousands of smaller trees have been published over the years for select branches, but this is the first time those results have been combined into a single tree. The end result is a digital resource that is available online for anyone to use or edit, much like a 'Wikipedia' for evolutionary relationships.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Karl Bates
Karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 18-Sep-2015
Journal of Sports Sciences and Muscle and Nerve
Types of athletic training affect how brain communicates with muscles
A KU study has shown that the brains of endurance trainers communicate with muscles differently than those of strength trainers or sedentary individuals.

Contact: Mike Krings
mkrings@ku.edu
785-864-8860
University of Kansas

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Clinical Epigenetics
Research discovery leads to potential diagnostic for assessing breast cancer recurrence
Every woman successfully treated for breast cancer lives with the knowledge that it could come back. New research published today in the journal Clinical Epigenetics may lead to a simple blood test to determine the risk of such recurrence, or the cancer invading other organs such as the lungs, bone or brain. Such a test would have profound implications for improving the future treatment of women with all types of breast cancer.
Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation and SmartPractice

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

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Current Biology
Seen once, never forgotten
Having once seen the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller Psycho, who can forget what happens next? And it turns out that aside from humans, great apes (in this case, chimpanzees and bonobos) also remember events in films -- and can anticipate what takes place in memorable scenes.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Daichi Uchibori
kohho52@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-757-532-341
Kyoto University

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