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Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Ariana Pharma teams together with SIB to discover novel biomarkers for gastric cancer
Ariana Pharma, developer of innovative clinical data analysis and diagnostic solutions for the healthcare sector, and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, a world-class provider of bioinformatics resources and expertise, today announced their collaboration focusing on the discovery of novel biomarkers for gastric cancer. This collaboration aims at developing early detection tools for gastric cancer, one of the deadliest cancers.

Contact: SIB Communication
Communication@isb-sib.ch
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Nature
Salk scientists reveal epigenome maps of the human body's major organs
This new atlas of human organ epigenomes provides a starting place to understand the role of chemical markers in development, health and disease.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 29-May-2015
OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology
Analysis of fluid that bathes the human eye identifies 386 new proteins as biomarker candidates
Researchers conducting a comprehensive proteomics analysis of human aqueous humor samples identified 763 proteins -- including 386 proteins detected for the first time -- in this clear fluid that helps maintain pressure in the eye and nourishes the cornea and the lens. These proteins could have a role in disease processes affecting the eye and serve as valuable biomarkers for the development of diagnostics and drug candidates to improve visual health, as discussed in the article 'Proteomics of Human Aqueous Humor,' published in OMICS Journal.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 29-May-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
Finding loopholes in the genome
R-loops, thought to initiate cellular mutations, genome breaks and diseases, may be identified with an accuracy of between 80-90 percent at lower costs and effort.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Contact: Vanessa Loh
vanessa_loh@a-star.edu.sg
656-826-6395
Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Stem Cell Reports
KeyGenes can predict future identity of human fetal stem cells
A snapshot of gene activity can now determine what organ or tissue type that a cluster of fetal stem cells will ultimately become. An algorithm developed by a team of Dutch scientists makes it possible to match what's happening inside of an immature stem cell to known human fetal cell gene expression, thus identifying what the stem cell has the potential to be. The platform, dubbed KeyGenes, is presented in Stem Cell Reports.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 28-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Vulnerability found in some drug-resistant bacteria
A new study analyzing the physical dynamics of all currently mapped structures in an important group of antibiotic-destroying enzymes has found a common structural feature: the physical coordination of a set of flexible components. The apparently universal nature of this complex structural dynamic implies that it is critical to the antibiotic destroying properties of the enzyme and points to the possibility of finding a way to chemically disable the enzymes and bacterial antibiotic resistance.

Contact: James Hathaway
jbhathaw@uncc.edu
704-687-5743
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 28-May-2015
TGAC awarded £150,000 to help boost science innovation
TGAC, with partner Institutes, has been awarded £150,000 from the Norwich Research Park Translational Fund for three data-driven projects to advance bioinformatics tools from concept to commercialization for research and clinical use. The products will help defy 'big data' analysis to aid the development of effective personalized treatments, contributing to the UK's economy and social welfare.
Norwich Research Park

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

Public Release: 28-May-2015
American Journal of Human Genetics
Out of Africa via Egypt
Modern genomic analysis has been used to solve one of the questions around the ancient migration out of Africa of the early humans, showing that the main, successful migration was through the region of modern Egypt, and not through Ethiopia to the Arabian Peninsula. In the research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, the team analyzed 225 genomes of populations in the area, searching for signals that linked them with Eurasian genomes.
Wellcome Trust, European Research Council Starting Investigator Grant, European Research Council Advanced Grant

Contact: Don Powell
don@sanger.ac.uk
44-077-537-75397
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Genome Medicine
New online tool to predict genetic resistance to tuberculosis drugs
A new TB-Profiler tool, developed by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, analyses and interprets genome sequence data to predict resistance to 11 drugs used for the treatment of TB. This rapid tool means that sequence data can now be used without delay, so that finding which drugs to use for a patient with TB can be sped up by days or even weeks; increasing the likelihood of a cure.

Contact: Katie Steels
press@lshtm.ac.uk
44-020-792-72802
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Nature
Study could explain why ovarian cancer treatments fail
Ovarian cancer cells can lock into survival mode and avoid being destroyed by chemotherapy, an international study reports.

Contact: Gemma Ward
communications@imb.uq.edu.au
61-439-651-107
University of Queensland

Public Release: 27-May-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
ACMG says ClinGen will be critical resource for interpretation of genome-scale testing
Tremendous advances have been made in decoding the human genome in recent years but critical questions remain regarding what these variants mean and how they can be applied in clinical practice. In a comprehensive paper to be published in The New England Journal of Medicine on May 27, 2015, 'ClinGen: The Clinical Genome Resource,' a consortium including investigators from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics provide a detailed overview of ClinGen.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kathy Ridgely Beal, M.B.A.
kbeal@acmg.net
301-238-4583
American College of Medical Genetics

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Sarah Teichmann and Ido Amit awarded EMBO Gold Medal 2015
The 2015 EMBO Gold Medal has been awarded to Sarah Teichmann and Ido Amit. The EMBO Gold Medal is awarded to young scientists in recognition of outstanding achievements in the life sciences. Both researchers will receive a medal and an award of 10,000 Euros on Sept. 5, 2015 at the opening session of The EMBO Meeting in Birmingham.
EMBO

Contact: Barry Whyte
barry.whyte@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
EMBO

Public Release: 25-May-2015
Brain
Earthquakes -- an unexpected help in interpreting the brain activity of premature babies
University of Helsinki researchers have partnered with Swedish and Australian researchers to create a 'brainstorm barometer,' which allows computers to calculate the brain functions of very premature babies during their first hours of life. The new research method is based on the hypothesis that the brainstorms generated by the billions of neurons inside a baby's head are governed by the same rules as other massive natural phenomena, such as earthquakes, forest fires or snow avalanches.

Contact: Dr. Sampsa Hautaniemi
sampsa.vanhatalo@helsinki.fi
358-505-286-119
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 25-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ovarian cancer-specific markers set the stage for early diagnosis, personalized treatments
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have now identified six mRNA isoforms (bits of genetic material) produced by ovarian cancer cells but not normal cells, opening up the possibility that they could be used to diagnose early-stage ovarian cancer. What's more, several of the mRNA isoforms code for unique proteins that could be targeted with new therapeutics.
National Cancer Institute, Colleen's Dream Foundation

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Cell Stem Cell
New biotechnology for high efficiency purification of live human cells
Cell therapies require a purification step that isolates the desired cell types from contaminating cells. Normally cell surface receptors are used as markers to distinguish cell types, but undesired cell types also show these receptors, compromising purification. Evidence suggests microRNA may be a better marker. New biotechnology, miRNA switches, purifies different cell types based on miRNA markers at levels suggesting applicability to patient care.

Contact: Akemi Nakamura
media@cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-753-667-005
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application - Kyoto University

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Plant Physiology
Supercomputer unlocks secrets of plant cells to pave the way for more resilient crops
Scientists from IBM Research and the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose -- the basic structural component of plant cell walls. The insights could pave the way for more disease resistant varieties of crops and increase the sustainability of the pulp, paper and fiber industry -- one of the main uses of cellulose.

Contact: Jane Gardner
gardner.j@unimelb.edu.au
038-344-0181
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Science
Planktonic world: The new frontier
On May 22, in a special issue of Science, an international, team of scientists maps the biodiversity of a wide range of planktonic organisms, exploring their interactions - mainly parasitic, and how they impact and are affected by their environment, primarily the temperature. Based on a portion of the 35000 samples collected from all the world's oceans during the 2009-2013 expedition on board the schooner TARA, this data provides the scientific community with unprecedented resources.

Contact: Isabelle Kling
isabelle.kling@embl.de
49-622-138-78355
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 20-May-2015
Cofounder of Wikipedia among 2015 Dan David Prize recipients
Knowledge -- the free access to it and the unhindered dissemination of it -- was in the spotlight at the resplendent Dan David Prize ceremony held on May 17th during Tel Aviv University's 2015 Board of Governors meeting. Among this year's laureates were Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, and Prof. David Haussler, leader of the Human Genome Project, which first mapped the entirety of a human being's DNA.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 20-May-2015
Journal of Experimental Biology
Seeing without eyes
The skin of the California two-spot octopus can sense light even without input from the central nervous system.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Cyberheart research begins with virtual models, mathematics and NSF support
The NSF is supporting the early development of medical and cyber-physical systems that fuse software and hardware and go beyond today's pacemakers. Rochester Institute of Technology professor Elizabeth Cherry is on the multidisciplinary team, spanning seven universities and centers, developing the 'Cyberheart' platform for virtual, patient-specific human heart models and associated device therapies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Nature Methods
Research community comes together to provide new 'gold standard' for genomic data analysis
Cancer research leaders at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Oregon Health & Science University, Sage Bionetworks, the distributed DREAM community and The University of California Santa Cruz published the first findings of the ICGC-TCGA-DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling Challenge today in the journal Nature Methods.

Contact: Christopher Needles
christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca
416-319-5252
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 18-May-2015
American Journal of Pathology
What hundreds of biomolecules tell us about our nerve cells
Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, of the University of Luxembourg, have, under Dr. Manuel Buttini, successfully measured metabolic profiles, or the metabolomes, of different brain regions, and their findings could help better understand neurodegenerative diseases. The metabolome represents all or at least a large part of the metabolites in a given tissue, and thus, it gives a snapshot of its physiology.

Contact: Britta Schlüter
britta.schlueter@uni.lu
352-466-644-6563
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 13-May-2015
American Journal of Medical Genetics
TGen study matches infant stiff-joint syndromes to possible genetic origins
A study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute has for the first time matched dozens of infantile diseases and syndromes involving muscle weakness and stiff joints to their likely genetic origins. The study, in association with the University of British Columbia and BC Children's Hospital Vancouver, was published this month in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The study's goal is to better enable physicians and geneticists to advance new treatments that might help these children.
Translational Genomics Research Institute, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Flinn Foundation, Translational Genomics Research Institute-Duke Biomedical Futures Program, Helios Education Foundation, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

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

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
The infant gut microbiome: New studies on its origins and how it's knocked out of balance
A fecal sample analysis of 98 Swedish infants over the first year of life found a connection between the development of a child's gut microbiome and the way he or she is delivered. Babies born via C-section had gut bacteria that showed significantly less resemblance to their mothers compared to those that were delivered vaginally. The study appears May 11 in Cell Host & Microbe's special issue on 'The Host-Microbiota Balance.'

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Ocean head count: Scientists develop new methods to track ocean biodiversity
How can you track changes in complex marine ecosystems over time? MBARI scientists are part of a team trying to do just this with a five-year, $7 million grant through the National Ocean Partnership Program. The proposed Marine Biodiversity Observation Network will combine species counts and ecological data from existing research programs with newer data gathered using cutting-edge satellites, robots, and genetic analyses.
NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of the Interior-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
kfb@mbari.org
831-775-1835
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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