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Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Immunity
Why the flu vaccine is less effective in the elderly
Around this time every year, the flu virus infects up to one-fifth of the US population and kills thousands of people, many of them elderly. A study published by Cell Press on Dec. 15, 2015, in Immunity now explains why the flu vaccine is less effective at protecting older individuals. More broadly, the findings reveal novel molecular signatures that could be used to predict which individuals are most likely to respond positively to vaccination.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2015
BMC Genomics
New ASU worldwide resource for exploring genes' hidden messages
An international scientific team, led by Arizona State University professor and Biodesign Institute researcher Marco Mangone, has added a new worldwide resource with the first library built for researchers to explore genes' deep and hidden messages. His team has painstakingly put together the first and largest human 3'UTRome library in the world.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-727-0369
Arizona State University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Applied Optics
Human skin detection technology for improved security, search and rescue
Researchers at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) have developed a novel two-dimensional feature space which uses the spectral absorption characteristics of melanin, hemoglobin and water to better characterize human skin.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Current Biology
Surprising diversity of TB strains found in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a hotspot for tuberculosis (TB) infection, ranking third among African countries and eighth in the world for TB burden according to the World Health Organization. But, say researchers in Current Biology who have analyzed the genomes of 66 TB strains, that's most likely not because TB was absent in the country before Europeans made contact. Rather, Europeans may have introduced a new wave of disease spread by more virulent TB strains.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Science
Periodic table of protein complexes
A new 'periodic table' provides a unified way to classify and visualize protein complexes. The study provides insights into evolutionary distribution of different types of existing protein complexes. The table provides a valuable tool for biotechnology and the engineering of novel complexes.
Royal Society, Medical Research Council, Lister Institute for Preventative Medicine, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-012-234-94665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
Mount Sinai researchers develop tool to determine function of MicroRNAs
As microRNA biology has been implicated in everything from the development of cancer to virus infections, a new tool developed by scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai holds tremendous potential to develop new therapies that involve these small regulatory fragments of RNA.

Contact: Sid Dinsay
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Europe injects 3 million euros into three-dimensional genomics
IRB Barcelona is to coordinate a Horizon2020 bioinformatics project that seeks to lay the groundwork for the emerging field of 3-D genomics. 3-D genomics provides information about the structures adopted by folded DNA inside a cell and about how they change over time and in response to alterations in cell environment.
European Union Horizon2020

Contact: Sonia Armengou
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
A gold standard to improve cancer genome analysis
When various labs are investigating cancer genomes, their results can show significant variations, scientists from the International Cancer Genome Consortium found out in an interlaboratory test. The team led by scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and the Spanish National Center for Genome Analysis has now provided a sequencing data record as a 'gold-standard' as well as guidelines for bioinformatic evaluation to create uniform worldwide standards in the search for cancer-relevant mutations.

Contact: Dr. Sibylle Kohlstädt
s.kohlstaedt@dkfz.de
German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
The first M&A in aging bioinformatics
Insilico Medicine will integrate certain data assets and staff of InSilicoScreen, a Brussels-based Belgian bioinformatics company that focuses on dynamic signaling pathway modelling and scalable molecular simulations with the goal of slowing down or reducing aging. Dr. Quentin Vanhaelen, CEO of Insilico Screen, will join Insilico Medicine as the head of synthetic human team.

Contact: Qingsong Zhu
zhu@insilicomedicine.com
443-451-7212
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
Building the foundations for cancer genomic analysis for research and clinical diagnostics
A study published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications revealed a high degree of heterogeneity in how cancer genome sequencing is done at different institutions across the globe. This result lays the foundation for the coming era of cancer genomics by creating guidelines and providing new tools for achieving higher quality data, for better diagnosis and precision medicine.

Contact: Christopher Needles
christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca
416-673-8505
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 8-Dec-2015
The ISME Journal
Cooperating bacteria isolate cheaters
Bacteria, which reciprocally exchange amino acids, stabilize their partnership on two-dimensional surfaces and limit the access of non-cooperating bacteria to exchanged nutrients. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, have shown that bacteria, which do not contribute to metabolite production, are excluded from the cooperative benefits. The researchers demonstrated that cooperative cross-feeders that grow on two-dimensional surfaces are protected from being exploited by non-cooperating bacteria.
Volkswagen Foundation, Jena School of Microbial Communication, Max Planck Society

Contact: Dr. Christian Kost
ckost@ice.mpg.de
49-364-157-1212
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Public Release: 8-Dec-2015
Nine scientists receive EMBO Installation Grants
EMBO announces the selection of nine scientists as recipients of the 2015 Installation Grants. The grants will help the scientists to relocate and set up laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.

Contact: Yvonne Kaul
kaul@embo.org
49-622-188-91111
EMBO

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
New $4.4 million research project targets obesity
A deeper understanding of the causes of obesity, and improved treatments for obesity and many of its related health problems, are among the goals of a new $4.4 million, four-year research grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to a team of scientists from Geisinger Health System, Penn State University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Nature Climate Change
Climate change governs a crop pest, even when populations are far-flung
Research appearing today in Nature Climate Change shows how large-scale climatic changes drive a coordinated rise and fall of numbers of aphids across Great Britain, even when individual aphid populations in that nation are separated by great distance.
UK Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation, University of Kansas

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Target Validation Using Genomics and Informatics
Target Validation platform launches
-CTTV Target Validation Platform provides evidence for over 21,800 therapeutic targets, spanning more than 8800 diseases and phenotypes. The new web interface, launched by GSK, EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, will help scientists from academia and the pharmaceutical industry identify and prioritise evidence-based relationships between targets and diseases. Based on user-experience research, the comprehensive, intuitive resource makes it easy to combine new experimental data with public databases and pipelines.

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-012-234-94665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Journal of Immunology
Suspect cells not guilty after all in late-stage lupus
Biomedical researchers have suspected that a specific set of immune cells are responsible for causing disease in late-stage lupus patients, but until now they haven't known for sure. An immunologist has found that these cells do not, in fact, contribute to late-stage lupus in mice.

Contact: Michael Sutphin
msutphin@vt.edu
540-231-6716
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Nature Genetics
Researchers find repetitive DNA provides a hidden layer of functional information
In the first study to run a genome-wide analysis of Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) in gene expression, a large team of computational geneticists led by investigators from Columbia Engineering and the New York Genome Center have shown that STRs, thought to be just neutral, or 'junk,' actually play an important role in regulating gene expression. The work uncovers a new class of genetic variants that modulate gene expression.
National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Health, Boroughs Wellcome Foundation, March of Dimes

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
American Epilepsy Society's 69th Annual Meeting
New personal monitoring devices for epilepsy may offer alternatives to inpatient video EEG
Uncontrolled epilepsy often requires a series of trials and errors to identify effective drug combinations. Continuous, long-term EEG data could streamline this process by revealing the full picture of a patient's seizure activity. Three personal monitoring devices unveiled at the American Epilepsy Society's Annual Meeting offer biometric recording technology that could allow patients to monitor clinical and subclinical seizure activity in the everyday home environment and get advance warning before a seizure strikes.

Contact: Natalie Judd
natalie@bigvoicecomm.com
203-605-9515
American Epilepsy Society

Public Release: 6-Dec-2015
American Epilepsy Society's 69th Annual Meeting
Emerging technologies help advance the understanding, detection and control of epilepsy
A smartphone-induced EEG waveform and an intelligent algorithm for seizure detection are among the emerging technologies to be unveiled at the American Epilepsy Society's 69th Annual Meeting. Four innovative studies presented at the meeting promise to reshape current paradigms for seizure detection and epilepsy management.

Contact: Natalie Judd
natalie@bigvoicecomm.com
20-360-590-515
American Epilepsy Society

Public Release: 4-Dec-2015
American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
New leads in the struggle against a formidable leukemia
Beat AML initiative, led by the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, presents new research findings at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

Contact: Amanda Gibbs
gibbam@ohsu.edu
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 3-Dec-2015
Novogene and International Center for Tropical Agriculture to construct pan-genome of cassava
Novogene, a leading genomics solution provider with the largest Illumina-based sequencing capacity in China, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, a global agricultural research and development organization and custodian of the world's largest cassava gene bank, are partnering to construct a pan-genome of cassava (Manihot esculenta) and one of its closest wild relatives (M. e. peruviana).

Contact: Joyce Peng
joyce.peng@novogene.com
626-222-5584
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
PLOS ONE
RNA mystery solved in triple negative breast cancer
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have discovered why conventional efforts to block a tiny strand of ribonucleic acid, called microRNA, in triple negative breast cancer cells failed.

Contact: Colleen A Cordaro
colleen.cordaro@jefferson.edu
215-955-2238
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Red clover genome to help restore sustainable farming
The Genome Analysis Centre in collaboration with IBERS, has sequenced and assembled the DNA of red clover to help breeders improve the beneficial traits of this important forage crop. The genome is published in Scientific Reports, a journal from the Nature publishing group.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Launch of the NBDC RDF portal website
In the field of life sciences, various data formats and terminologies have hindered integrative utilization of multiple databases. A portal site which provides various life science databases all in RDF format, which can readily facilitate data integration, is launched for the first time in Japan. This website is expected to aid in promoting multidisciplinary research and to contribute to the advancement of medical applications, such as personalized medicine.

Contact: Mari Minowa
public_relations@dbcls.rois.ac.jp
81-471-355-508
Research Organization of Information and Systems

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Current Biotechnology
Plant defense as a biotech tool
Against voracious beetles or caterpillars plants protect themselves with cyanide. Certain enzymes release the toxic substance when the plant is chewed. These HNL-called enzymes are also important for industry. acib found a new biocatalyst in a fern which outshines all other HNL-type enzymes on the market.
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Standortagentur Tirol, Styrian Business Promotion Agency, and others

Contact: Thomas Stanzer
thomas.stanze@acib.at
Austrian Research Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)

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