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Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
Next-generation sampling: Pairing genomics with large-scale herbarium sampling
Rapid advances in sequencing technology are expanding our understanding of biodiversity and evolution in complex plant groups, but access to samples remains a problem. Herbarium material provides a readily accessible solution, but to date has had limited use. In Applications in Plant Sciences, researchers have developed a genomic data set for Solidago using only herbarium material. Called 'next-generation sampling,' this innovative sampling strategy could transform how scientists obtain data sets for species-rich plant groups.
National Institutes of Health, Wichita State University Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Nature Methods
Complex, large-scale genome analysis made easier
Researchers at EMBL-EBI have developed a new approach to studying the effect of multiple genetic variations on different traits. The new algorithm, published in Nature Methods, makes it possible to perform genetic analysis of up to 500,000 individuals -- and many traits -- at the same time.

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
UTHealth's Zhiqiang An awarded $900,000 to research how tumors evade treatment
Zhiqiang An, Ph.D., a professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, was awarded a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas to research how tumors evade treatment.
The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Robert Cahill
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Nature Methods
First full genome of a living organism assembled using technology the size of smartphone
Researchers in Canada and the UK have for the first time sequenced and assembled de novo the full genome of a living organism, the bacteria Escherichia coli, using Oxford Nanopore's MinIONTM device, a genome sequencer that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Contact: Christopher Needles
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Evidence supports therapeutic potential of plant-based terpenoids for skin diseases
A review of clinical studies that used terpenoids to treat a variety of dermatological diseases demonstrated that this diverse class of phytochemicals may benefit patients with actinic keratosis, cutaneous candidiasis, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and wounds. Evidence supporting the use of terpenoids in these disorders and linking the significant anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties of terpenoids to the pathogenic mechanisms underlying many cutaneous diseases is presented in a review article published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Nature Genetics
Vulnerabilities in genome's 'dimmer switches' should shed light on many complex diseases
Up to one-fifth of human DNA act as dimmer switches for nearby genes, but scientists have been unable to identify precisely which mutations in these control regions really matter in causing common diseases. Now, a decade of work at Johns Hopkins has yielded a computer formula that predicts which mutations are likely to have the largest effect on the activity of the dimmer switches, suggesting new targets for diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Catherine Kolf
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
We are entering a 'golden age' of animal tracking
Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet, say research associates at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the June 12 issue of Science magazine.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth King
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Spanish software tracks the source of fecally polluted water
Spanish scientists have developed a new piece of software to predict the source of fecal pollution in seas, reservoirs and rivers. The system, called Ichnaea, uses the automatic learning and analysis of various biological indicators to make highly reliable predictions of this type of pollution, which poses a serious health risk. The team is now looking for funding to move the whole application to the cloud.

Contact: SINC Press Office
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
Scientists map surface of immune cells
The immune system must constantly adapt to its environment in order to protect a body effectively. The so-called T cells are an important example in this regard. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and the TU Munich recently examined the surface of precursors of these T cells and identified previously unknown proteins there. According to the scientists, the results, which were published in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, could supply approaches to new therapies in the area of asthma and allergies.
National Institutes of Health, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk, German Research Foundation, ElseKröner-Fresenius Stiftung, German Resarch Foundation

Contact: Dr. Kathrin Suttner
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Genomics England selects Omicia, University of Utah Technology for 100,000 Genomes Project
Genomics England announced that it will be using technology co-developed in a partnership between the University of Utah and Omicia to interpret the DNA of Britons as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, a national effort to hasten creation of diagnostics and treatments that are tailored to a person's genetic make-up. The VAAST and Phevor algorithms are core components of the Omicia Opal platform, which transforms genomic data into clinically relevant information.

Contact: Julie Kiefer
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Chemical Physics Letters
Molecular modeling of novel potent agents for treating Alzheimer's disease
Toyohashi Tech researchers in cooperation with the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences proposed novel agents for inhibiting the production of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides, which are involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Using state-of-the-art molecular simulations, interactions between amyloid precursor protein (APP) and curcumin derivatives were investigated, to elucidate the specific derivative that binds strongly to APP and inhibits the pathogenic Aβ production. The results contribute to developing new medicines that suppress Aβ peptide production.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
TGen, Dell expand pediatric cancer fight to Europe and Middle East
Dell today announced its extended partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help clinical researchers and doctors globally expand the reach and impact of the world's first FDA-approved precision medicine trial for pediatric cancer. The renewed commitment includes an additional $3 million Dell grant to support continued collaboration with TGen and support the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium's expanded pediatric cancer clinical trials in EMEA, starting with sites in France and Lebanon.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Researchers take a major step in reclassifying brain tumors with precision
A Cancer Genome Atlas study on diffuse gliomas finds genomic analysis predicts tumor behavior better than microscope appearance
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Judy Fortin
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
TGAC awarded £100,000 to combat sugar beet crop infection in the UK
The Plant & Microbial Genomics Group at TGAC has been awarded £100,000 towards the identification of the sources of infection and reinfection of the sugar beet crop across the UK.
British Beet Research Organisation

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Data scientists find connections between birth month and health
Columbia University scientists have developed a computational method to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The researchers used this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found 55 diseases that correlated with the season of birth.
National Institutes of Health, The National Library of Medicine

Contact: Lucky Tran
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Ultrasound and algorithms to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies
Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform. For this reason, a group of biomedical engineers decided to search for an alternative and developed a portable device that can detect this illness with a simple ultrasound scan of the fontanelle. The high-resolution image obtained is then analyzed with algorithms and within seconds indicates if there is cellularity in the cerebrospinal fluid that is sign of infection.
Madrid-MIT M+Visión

Contact: SINC Press Office
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Science Advances
TGen led study points towards new strategies for stopping the spread of Staph and MRSA
Staphylococcus aureus -- better known as Staph -- is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous Staph infections. However, it may be possible to exclude these unwelcome guests using other more benign bacteria, according to a new study led by scientists representing the Translational Genomics Research Institute , the Statens Serum Institut, and Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
National Institutes of Health, National Program for Research Infrastructure 2007 from the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New tropical tree species await discovery
Scientists raised the estimated number of tropical tree species to at least 40,000 to 53,000, the Smithsonian reports. Many tropical tree species risk extinction because of their rarity and restriction to small geographic areas, reaffirming the need for comprehensive, pan-tropical conservation efforts.
National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Contact: Beth King
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics
Social networking against cancer
Research published in International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics shows how social network analysis can be used to understand and identify the biomarkers in our bodies for diseases, including different types of cancer.

Contact: Albert Ang
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Planarian regeneration model discovered by artificial intelligence
An artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration mechanism of planaria -- the small worms whose power to regrow body parts makes them a research model in human regenerative medicine. The discovery presents the first model of regeneration discovered by a non-human intelligence and the first comprehensive model of planarian regeneration, which has eluded human scientists for a century.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Mathers Foundation

Contact: Kim Thurler
Tufts University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
In search of memory storage
The hippocampus plays a crucial role in memory formation. However, it is not yet fully understood in what way that brain structure's individual regions are involved in the formation of memories. Neuroscientists at the Collaborative Research Center 874 at RUB have recreated this process with the aid of computer simulations. Their findings challenge the model of memory forming in the hippocampus established to date. Their results have been published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Raffaela Römer
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
A powerful HMMER for data mining
HMMER software implements a powerful new generation of mathematical techniques for identifying hundreds of thousands of related sequences. HMMER results help researchers infer the function of a protein and its evolutionary history. A new, open-source web interface at EMBL-EBI offers fast, easy-to-use search and visualization.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Molecular Cancer
Noncoding RNA CCDC26 regulates KIT expression
A long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), which might give an impact on tyrosine kinase-targeted leukemia therapy, was found to be expressed in a leukemia cell line. The function of the lncRNA CCDC26 is not fully understood; however, researchers at Hiroshima University revealed the mechanisms by which CCDC26 controls the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT expression. The results provide new insights into leukemia recurrence and may help to develop new leukemia therapies.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
US Forest Service publishes plan for North American Bat Monitoring Program
A report just published online by the Forest Service Southern Research Station provides detailed guidelines for participating in the North American Bat Monitoring Program, an international multiagency program created to provide the data needed to make effective decisions about bat populations across the North American continent.

Contact: Susan Loeb
USDA Forest Service ‑ Southern Research Station

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Perspectives on Psychological Science
Changing intelligence test performance
In the general population, IQ increases have been observed over the past 100 years. But are we really becoming more intelligent and if so, how much more intelligent are we becoming? University of Vienna psychologists Jakob Pietschnig and Martin Voracek now provide insights into how strong IQ gains are and perhaps why they occur. In their recent publication in the renowned journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, they show global increases of three IQ points per decade since the early 20th century.

Contact: Jakob Pietschnig
University of Vienna

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