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Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Neuron
Pinpointing punishment
A new study explains how and why a brain region called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex plays a key role in third party punishment, the type of decisions made by judges and juries.

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
CWRU leads solar power study inspired by field of medicine
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University will do an epidemiological, disease control-type study of more than five million solar panels at hundreds of power plants around the world to learn how photovoltaic modules degrade under varying conditions. The study's goal is to drive designs that make modules last longer and have more predictable power output, which can help reduce the cost of clean power and add certainty for renewable energy investors.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Nature Biotechnology
Data-driven approach could help improve allocation of biomedical research resources
A new computational model developed by scientists from the University of Chicago could help improve the allocation of US biomedical research resources. The tool, called the Research Opportunity Index (ROI), measures disparities between resources dedicated to a disease and its relative burden on society. ROI identifies diseases that receive a disproportionate share of biomedical resources, which represent opportunities for high-impact investment or for the realignment of existing resources.

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

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Genome Biology
Specific fatty acids may worsen Crohn's disease
Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in the digestive tracts of people with Crohn's disease. But a new study by Duke scientists hints that we should be paying closer attention to what the other omegas -- namely, omega-6 and omega-7 -- and are doing to improve or worsen the disease.
National Institutes of Health, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

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

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Nature
10K genomes project explores contribution of rare variants to human disease and risk factors
The largest population genome sequencing effort to date is published in Nature. Rare genetic variants are changes in DNA that are carried only by relatively few people in a population. The UK10K study was designed to explore the contribution of these rare genetic variants to human disease and its risk factors. A series of papers describing resources and application of the data is also published in Nature, Nature Genetics, Bioinformatics and Nature Communications.
The Wellcome Trust

Contact: Mark Thomson
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
01-223-710-865
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
Bringing 'dark data' into the light: Best practices for digitizing herbarium collections
North American herbaria curate approximately 74 million specimens, but only a fraction have been digitized. Imaging specimens and transcribing the related data into online databases can vastly increase available biodiversity data, allowing new discoveries. The National Science Foundation's Integrated Digitized Biocollections is facilitating an effort to unify digitization projects across the country through the development of digitization workflows. The workflows, along with details on their development, are available in Applications in Plant Sciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Computational Biology
Problematic relationship: Small brain models distort contact intensity between neurons
Even the most powerful computers in the world can only simulate 1 percent of the nerve cells due to memory constraints. For this reason, scientists have turned to downscaled models. However, this downscaling is problematic, as shown by a recent Juelich study published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Tobias Schloesser
t.schloesser@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-4771
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Clearing a path for cancer research
Researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute have developed a new method for studying the targets and effects of cancer drugs using data from discovery mass spectrometry experiments. The study is published in Nature Communications.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Barts Charity, Cancer Research UK

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves and Mary Todd Bergman
sonia.furtado@embl.de
49-622-138-78263
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Cell Metabolism
Your stomach bacteria determines which diet is best for weight reduction
New research enables 'tailored' diet advice -- based on our personal gut microbiome -- for persons who want to lose weight and reduce the risk of disease. Systems biologists at Chalmers University of Technology have for the first time successfully identified in detail how some of our most common intestinal bacteria interact during metabolism.
EU-FP7 European Program Metacardis, National Agency of Research (ANR Microobese), foundation cœur et artères.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Human-like nose can sniff out contamination in drinking water
A bioelectronic nose that mimics the human nose can detect traces of bacteria in water by smelling it, without the need for complex equipment and testing. According to a study published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics the technology works by using the smell receptors in the human nose.

Contact: Darren Sugrue
D.Sugrue@elsevier.com
31-204-853-506
Elsevier

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Frontiers in Nutrition
International researchers say nutrition science must change to meet world food needs
An international team of researchers, including scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, has identified key opportunities in nutrition science to address projected gaps in food availability.

Contact: Tiffany Trent
ttrent@vt.edu
540-231-6822
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genome mining effort discovers 19 new natural products in 4 years
It took a small group of researchers only four years -- a blink of an eye in pharmaceutical terms -- to scour a collection of 10,000 bacterial strains and isolate the genes responsible for making 19 unique, previously unknown phosphonate natural products, researchers report. Each of these products is a potential new drug. One of them has already been identified as an antibiotic.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Services

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Epigenetics
Blood and teeth samples accurately predict a criminal's age
Forensic biomedical scientists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed a test to predict individuals' age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. This test may be particularly useful for the police, as it can help track down criminals or identify human remains.

Contact: Bram Bekaert
bram.bekaert@kuleuven.be
32-163-36658
KU Leuven

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Nature Methods
Mathematical 'Gingko trees' reveal mutations in single cells that characterize diseases
Scientists at CSHL publish a new interactive analysis program called Gingko that reduces the uncertainty of single-cell analysis and provides a simple way to visualize patterns in copy number mutations across populations of cells. Detailed knowledge of CNVs can point to specific treatment regimens.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Starr Cancer Consortium, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Simons Foundation, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, CSHL Cancer Center, WSBS

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Changing the biological data visualization world
Scientists at TGAC, alongside European partners, have created a cutting-edge, open source community for the lifesciences. BioJavaScript (BioJS) is a free, accessible software library that develops visualization tools for different types of biological data. Data visualization allows researchers to present their data to communicate key scientific hypotheses and concepts to a wider audience. Helping us to understand complex biological systems in relation to improving plant, animal and human health.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
International research project gets high level of funding
Antibodies are protein molecules that are produced by the body to fight pathogens. Their formation basically follows the principle of evolution. The best candidates are selected and optimised further in multiple rounds of competition. Some aspects of antibody formation will be elucidated more closely by a team of researchers from USA, England, Australia and Germany. This work will be coordinated by Professor Michael Meyer-Hermann of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany.
Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Dr. Jan Grabowski
jan.grabowski@helmholtz-hzi.de
49-053-161-811-407
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Science
How does your microbiome grow?
The reproduction rates of the bacteria in one's gut may be a good indicator of health or disease.

Contact: Yael Edelman
yael.edelman@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Translational Research
TGen study identifies potential genes associated with the most common form of liver damage
In a first-of-its-kind exploratory study, the Translational Genomics Research Institute has identified a potential gene associated with the initiation of the most common cause of liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of liver damage. In this study, published in the September edition of Translational Research, TGen scientists sequenced microRNAs from liver biopsies, spelling out their biochemical molecules to identify several potential gene targets associated with NAFLD-related liver damage.
TGen, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
The four-letter code: How DNA barcoding can accelerate biodiversity inventories
With unprecedented biodiversity loss occurring, we must determine how many species we share the planet with. This can start in our backyards, but speed is critical. A new study shows how biodiversity inventories can be accelerated with DNA bar-coding and rapid publishing techniques, making it possible to survey a nature reserve in just four months. The final inventory of 3,500 species was written, released and published in the Biodiversity Data Journal in under one week.

Contact: Jeremy R. deWaard
dewaardj@uoguelph.ca
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing
The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
University of Exeter

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
JAMA
Genetic landscape can impact treatment for children with rare, aggressive cancer
For children with rare, aggressive and advanced cancer, precision medicine may help doctors determine their best treatment options, a new study finds. Using information from a patient's entire genome helped suggest personalized treatment options for nearly half of children with cancer, and led to specific treatment changes in a quarter of these patients.
National Institutes of Health, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Good Charity Inc.

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 28-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
Physics meets biology to defeat aging
The scientific team of a new biotech company Gero in collaboration with one of the leading academics in the field of aging Professor Robert J. Shmookler Reis (current world record holder in life extension for model animals -- 10-fold for nematodes) has recently brought new insights into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, around the stability and stress resistance of certain gene regulatory networks. The work has just been published in Scientific Reports.
Gero Limited

Contact: Julia Ogun
julia.ogun@gero.com
7-915-016-6500
Gero

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
How the mind sharpens the senses
A study conducted with experienced scholars of Zen-Meditation shows that mental focusing can induce learning mechanisms, similar to physical training.
German Research Foundation, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bernstein Focus State Dependencies of Learning, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Willigis-Jäger Stiftung West-Östliche Weisheit

Contact: Dr. Hubert R. Dinse
hubert.dinse@rub.de
49-234-322-5565
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
Structure
Scientists reveal cellular clockwork underlying inflammation
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate inflammation -- a discovery that could have important implications for the treatment of allergies, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. The discovery, to be published in the Oct. 6 issue of the journal Structure, explains how two particular proteins, Tollip and Tom1, work together to contribute to the turnover of cell-surface receptor proteins that trigger inflammation.

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Nature Methods
Algorithm helps identify elusive genes that express like clockwork
An algorithm developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is giving scientists a new way to identify the dynamics of oscillatory genes, which play an essential role in development functions like cell division, circadian rhythms and limb formation.
Morgridge Institute for Research

Contact: Brian Mattmiller
bmattmiller@morgridge.org
608-316-4332
Morgridge Institute for Research

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