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Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
Diabetes Care
Diabetes drug modulates cholesterol levels
Besides affecting the blood sugar levels, the substance Metformin, also has an impact on blood fat levels. This was elucidated by an interdisciplinary team of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) headed by Dr. Rui Wang-Sattler of the Helmholtz Zentrum München. Especially the harmful LDL cholesterol can be reduced. The results have recently been published in the journal 'Diabetes Care.'

Contact: Dr. Rui Wang-Sattler
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
Journal of Marketing Research
How to trust what your customers say about your brand
Marketers would love to get inside the consumer brain. And now they can. Researchers at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business are using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to see if what people say about brands matches what they are actually thinking.

Contact: Pamela Tom
University of California - Berkeley Haas School of Business

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
This study introduces a freely available web-based application, BioLEGO, which provides access to computer-assisted single and two-step multiorganism fermentation process design.

Contact: Philly Lim
World Scientific

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine announces first project awards
Two projects have been selected by the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, a public-private effort launched by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. One will harness big data bioinformatics to help doctors identify effective treatments for California children with cancer who fail to respond to standard therapies. The other will enable detection of all known pathogens with a single DNA sequencing test, to diagnose acute infections in hospitalized patients.
California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

Contact: Laura Kurtzman
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Nature Methods
New method reveals hidden population of regulatory molecules in cells
A recently discovered family of small RNA molecules, some of which have been implicated in cancer progression, has just gotten much larger thanks to a new RNA sequencing technique enabling sensitive detection of small RNAs that are chemically modified (methylated) after being transcribed from the genome. The researchers used the technique to reveal an abundance of modified fragments derived from transfer RNA molecules in both yeast cells and human cells.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
RNA-binding protein influences key mediator of cellular inflammation and stress responses
RNA-binding proteins such as RC3H1 regulate the degradation of the mRNA molecules and thus prevent the production of specific proteins. Researchers at the Max Delbrück Center have now shown that ROQUIN binds several thousand mRNA molecules. They demonstrated that ROQUIN also influences the gene regulator NF-kappaB, a key mediator of cellular inflammation and stress responses.
Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany; Senate of Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015
I think I found a new species, now how do I illustrate it?
No matter if you are a specialist or not, there is one vital rule in illustrating descriptions of new plant or animal species: you have to do it! A paper published in the open-access journal ZooKeys describes a new fast and free method to make accurate digital line drawings.

Contact: Giuseppe Montesanto
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015
Take a trip through the brain
A new imaging tool developed by Boston scientists could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, published in Cell, the researchers look inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating images at a nanoscale resolution. The inventors' goal is to make the resource available to the scientific community in the form of a national brain observatory.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015
Reproducible research for biofuels and biogas
New research in the open-access journal GigaScience presents a virtual package of data for the production of biogas, which is promising for use in biofuels. Biogas is the production of methane through the anaerobic digestion (fermentation) of organic matter. The work here provides not only an enormous amount of, freely available, data; but is also presented in a reproducible, reusable containerized form, allowing scientists to recreate the experiments at the touch of a button.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, OpenAccess Publication Funds of Bielefeld University, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, CLIB Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology

Contact: Scott Edmunds

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
UT Arlington Interdisciplinary Research Program projects reach across disciplines
Five collaborative research projects involving faculty from seven colleges and schools ranging from innovations in pain management to personal security have won inaugural Interdisciplinary Research Program awards through a University of Texas at Arlington initiative aimed at advancing true interdisciplinary research and enhance the University's competitive position nationally.
University of Texas at Arlington

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Human Molecular Genetics
Long telomere length associated with increased lung cancer risk
A large-scale genetic study of the links between telomere length and risk for five common cancers finds that long telomeres are associated with an increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma. No significant associations between telomere length and other cancer types were observed. The study uses a novel method to measure genetic predisposition for telomere length, rather than physiological measures which are confounded by factors such as age and lifestyle.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute on Aging, Cancer Research Foundation, Wellcome Trust, National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Journal of American Chemical Society
Understanding the molecular origin of epigenetic markers
The study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society reveals the effect of lysine acetylation in histone tails.

Contact: Sònia Armengou
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Nature Genetics
Major European mouse study reveals the role of genes in disease
The role of over 300 genes has been revealed by scientists across Europe in a major initiative to understand the part they play in disease and biology. The results have now been published in the journal 'Nature Genetics'.
European Commission, Government of Canada through Genome Canada and Genome Prairie, French state funds through the 'Agence Nationale de la Recherche',

Contact: Martin Hrabe de Angelis
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Nature Genetics
Yale study identifies 'major player' in skin cancer genes
A multidisciplinary team at Yale, led by Yale Cancer Center members, has defined a subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases. Their findings shed light on an important mutation in this deadly disease, and may lead to more targeted anti-cancer therapies.
Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer, NIH/National Cancer Institute, US National Institutes of Health, Melanoma Research Alliance, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Ziba Kashef
Yale University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2015
An innovative algorithm is helping scientists decipher how drugs work inside the body
Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lucky Tran
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Jul-2015
AIBS Complex Data Integration Workshop
Biologists identify ways to enhance complex data integration across research domains
The American Institute of Biological Sciences has published a new report that identifies key barriers to complex data integration and offers recommendations for the research community, research funding organizations, and others.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie Palakovich Carr
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 23-Jul-2015
Faster, better, cheaper: A new method to generate extended data for genome assemblies
Scientists at The Genome Analysis Centre have developed a new library construction method for genome sequencing that can simultaneously construct up to 12 size-selected long mate pair or 'jump' libraries ranging in sizes from 1.7kb to 18kb with reduced DNA input, time and cost.

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
DNA sequencing of noninvasively collected hair expands the field of conservation genetics
Information embedded within DNA has long contributed to biodiversity conservation, helping to reconstruct the past history of species, assess their current status, and guide strategies for their protection. A new study shows that the entire genome of hard to study species may now be available to scientists without the need to handle or even see their study organism, opening up the field of conservation genomics to the use of noninvasive sampling techniques.

Contact: Michael Russello

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Yale leads NIH-funded autism biomarkers study of pre-school and school-aged children
Yale School of Medicine researchers will lead a national multi-center study of preschool and school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to identify non-invasive biological markers (biomarkers) that could help physicians diagnose, track, and assess treatments in autism patients.
NIH/National Institutes of Mental Health, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, Yale Clinical and Translational Science Award

Contact: Karen N. Peart
Yale University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
TGen and NAU developing accurate test to diagnose debilitating Lyme disease
Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute to support research into the development of a quick, affordable and accurate method of diagnosing Lyme disease. The most common vector-borne illness in the US, Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 Americans annually.
Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Arizona

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Global Ecology and Biogeography
Global study of seed consumption uncovers wider risk to plant species
The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption -- that large animals mainly eat large seeds. The finding by UNSW Australia scientists shows that a wider variety of plants than is often thought could be at risk if large animals go extinct and do not disperse their seeds. The study covers 13,000 animal-seed interactions and includes all vertebrate species -- fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals -- from areas ranging from the Arctic tundra to tropical rainforests.

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Nature Genetics
IBD genetically similar in Europeans and non-Europeans
The first genetic study of inflammatory bowel disease across diverse populations has shown that the regions of the genome underlying the disease are consistent around the world. It suggests that the biology underlying disease is also consistent and that drugs developed from genetic studies in one population could be used worldwide. This study compared nearly 10,000 people of East Asian, Indian or Iranian descent with 86,640 people from Europe, North America and Oceania.
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Broad Foundation

Contact: Mark Thomson
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship awards to 16 young scientists
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 16 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its spring Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, PhD
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
New study reveals improved way to interpret high-throughput biological data
A recent study by researchers at The Genome Analysis Centre and Jagiellonian University reveals a novel workflow, identifying associations between molecules to provide insights into cellular metabolism and gene expression in complex biological systems.

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Why bad genes don't always lead to bad diseases
The finding advances ability to predict how severe any inherited genetic diseases will be in each affected person, a key insight into human disease.

Contact: Liam Mitchell
University of Toronto

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