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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

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Computer simulation accurately replicated real-life trauma outcomes, says Pitt team
A computer simulation, or 'in silico' model, of the body's inflammatory response to traumatic injury accurately replicated known individual outcomes and predicted population results counter to expectations, according to a study recently published in Science Translational Medicine by a University of Pittsburgh research team.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 11-May-2015
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Tapping the potential of undergraduate researchers
Recent reports on undergraduate education have emphasized the crucial role of authentic research experiences. Research published in the May issue of G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics allowed 940 students not only to engage in original scholarship, but also to be authors on a peer-reviewed paper. The research, on the evolution of an unusual chromosome in fruit flies, was powered by the contributions of students at 63 higher education institutions, coordinated by the Genomics Education Partnership.

Contact: Cristy Gelling
press@genetics-gsa.org
412-478-3537
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
DNA with self-interest
Transposable elements are capable of 'jumping' from one genome position to another. Why transposable elements exist is subject of controversial debate. Scientists from the Vetmeduni Vienna found that one of the most important transposable elements, the P-element, has only recently invaded the fly Drosophila simulans. The P-element has been present in the closely related species Drosophila melanogaster since the 1950s. The results were published in the journal PNAS.

Contact: Susanna Kautschitsch
susanna.kautschitsch@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-1153
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature Genetics
Large-scale meta-analysis discovered 10 new genes that tune cholesterol levels
An international research consortium has generated significant new knowledge about genetic factors underlying lipid levels. The team was able to discover ten new genes affecting blood cholesterol levels. Nearly 200 genetic variants are now known to have an effect on blood cholesterol. Together they explain nearly one-fifth of differences between individuals.

Contact: Samuli Ripatti
samuli.ripatti@helsinki.fi
358-405-670-826
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 11-May-2015
GigaScience
UK-China collaboration for data sharing in metabolomics
A partnership between the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Universities of Birmingham, Manchester and Oxford, The Sainsbury Laboratory and TGAC with BGI and its open-access journal, GigaScience, has received funding from the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Research Council to support the sharing of data and analyses in metabolomics. The award of £30,000 from the BBSRC will enable the consortium to host training workshops to support scientists in the UK and China.
Biotechnology and Biological Research Council

Contact: Peter Li
Peter@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Microbiome
Bacterial forensics -- tracing a suspect from the microbes on their shoes
The microbial 'signatures' found on an individual's personal items, such as their shoes and cell phone, could be used to determine their previous location and trace their movements, according to a small pilot study published in the open-access journal Microbiome.

Contact: Joel Winston
Joel.Winston@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22081
BioMed Central

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists obtain precise estimates of the epigenetic mutation rate
University of Groningen scientists have obtained the first precise estimates of how often epigenetic marks that influence gene activity appear or disappear in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, a model organism in plant biology. This paves the way to a deeper understanding of the importance of epigenetic changes in plant evolution. The work is published in the online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Rene Fransen
r.fransen@rug.nl
University of Groningen

Public Release: 11-May-2015
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Massively parallel biology students
The list of authors for an article on the comparative genomics of a fruit fly chromosome, published online May 11 by the journal G3, includes 940 undergraduates from 63 institutions. It is the result of an effort, coordinated through Washington University in St. Louis, to provide many more students with a hands-on research experience than has traditionally been possible.

Contact: Diana Lutz
dlutz@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

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