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Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
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
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

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.
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
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
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
Uppsala University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kyoto University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Cell Systems
Not all organs age alike
Aging is typically thought of as the gradual decline of the whole body, but research shows that age affects organs in strikingly different ways. A Cell Systems study provides the first comprehensive view of how proteins age in different organs, revealing major differences between the liver and brain in young and old rats. The findings suggest that how an organ ages may depend on its unique cellular properties and its physiological function in the body.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
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
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
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
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
Duke University

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
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
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
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
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
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
Chalmers University of Technology

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