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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
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
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
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-047-849-2060
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
mt9@sanger.ac.uk
01-223-710-865
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
yung.lie@damonrunyon.org
212-455-0521
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
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
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Cell
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
liam.mitchell@utoronto.ca
416-978-4672
University of Toronto

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Optica
Unprecedented gigapixel multicolor microscope: Powerful new tool to advance drug research
Researchers demonstrate unprecedented multispectral microscope, capable of processing nearly 17 billion pixels, the largest such microscopic image ever created, to advance drug research.

Contact: Yakesha Cooper
optica@ecius.net
202-296-2002
The Optical Society

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Case Western Reserve to lead multi-institutional 'big data' project
Case Western Reserve University is one of three institutions nationwide to win federal 'big data' grants focused on developing ways to ensure the integrity and comparability of the reams of information the US health care system collects every day. If successful, the work could create enormous new opportunities to glean insights that help physicians cure or even prevent illness and disease.
NIH Big Data to Knowledge

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
ASCB task force on scientific reproducibility calls for action and reform
In the face of growing concerns about the reproducibility of published scientific data, a special task force of the American Society for Cell Biology has made 13 recommendations to tighten standards, improve statistics and ethics training, and encourage self-policing by life scientists.

Contact: John Fleischman
jfleischman@ascb.org
513-929-4635
American Society for Cell Biology

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Neuron
Altruism is simpler than we thought
A new computational model of how the brain makes altruistic choices is able to predict when a person will act generously in a scenario involving the sacrifice of money. The work, led by California Institute of Technology scientists and, appearing July 15 in the journal Neuron, also helps explain why being generous sometimes feels so difficult.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Melon genome study reveals recent impacts of breeding
The first comprehensive genome analyses of seven melon varieties was completed by a research team led by Josep Casacuberta, Jordi Garcia-Mas and Sebastian Ramos-Onsins, providing breeders new knowledge important for understanding phenotypic variability and helping increasing plant quality yields by selective breeding.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
Types of fungi and lichens at the Herbarium of the University of Granada available on-line
An images collection and data about the most special fungi and lichens deposited at the Herbarium of the University of Granada, Spain, has been made accessible on the Internet. The provision of such dataset in standardized format through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility allows for the approachability by the global community. The study was published in the open-access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: M. Teresa Vizoso
mariate@ugr.es
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Medicine
VIB-KU Leuven-ULB researchers uncover genetic alterations in development of skin cancer
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is one of the most frequent cancers in humans affecting more than half million new persons every year in the world. Transformation of a normal cell to a cancer cell is caused by accumulation of genetic abnormalities in progeny of single cells. SCC arising from various organs are induced by carcinogens, such as tobacco and UV exposure.
FNRS, Télévie, Fondation Contre le Cancer, Fondation ULB, ERC, Fonds Gaston Ithier, Foundation Bettencourt Schueller, Foundation Baillet-Latour

Contact: Katrina Wright
katrina.wright@vib.be
32-476-929-706
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Neuroscience
Brain study reveals insights into genetic basis of autism
UNSW Australia scientists have discovered a link between autism and genetic changes in some segments of DNA that are responsible for switching on genes in the brain. The finding is the result of a world-first study of the human brain that identified more than 100 of these DNA segments, known as enhancers, which are thought to play a vital role in normal development by controlling gene activity in the brain.

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-047-849-2060
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
Science
Cell machinery wears complex coat
Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg have produced detailed images of the intricate protein-coats that surround trafficking vesicles -- the 'transport pods' that move material around within biological cells.
German Research Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Cell Reports
New genomic analysis identifies recurrent fusion genes in gastric cancers
Studying the gastric cancers of 15 Southeast Asian patients, researchers at The Jackson Laboratory, the Genome Institute of Singapore and other institutions identified five recurrent fusion genes, one of which appears to lead to cellular changes involved in acute gastritis and cancer.
The Agency for Science Technology and Research in Singapore, Translational Clinical Research Flagship Program, Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium, Genome Institute of Singapore, National Medical Research Council of Singapore, and others

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Nature
Researchers call for support for data in the cloud to facilitate genomics research
Today in the journal Nature prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the US have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data commons in the cloud that could be easily accessed by authorized researchers worldwide.

Contact: Christopher Needles
christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca
416-673-8505
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
BMC Genomics
'Jumping genes' may drive esophageal cancer
Cancer Research UK scientists have found that 'jumping genes' may add to the genetic chaos behind more than three-quarters of esophageal cancer cases.

Contact: Emily Head
emily.head@cancer.org.uk
44-203-469-6189
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
If you look old on the outside, you're probably old on the inside
An international research team has found a way to measure the aging process in young adults. Using multiple biomarkers, they found wide differences in biological age and rate of aging. Among 38-year-olds, biological age ranged from under 30 to nearly 60 years old. The researchers asked undergraduates to assess facial photos of study participants and rate their ages. Participants who were biologically older on the inside also appeared older to the college students.
New Zealand Health Research Council, NIH/National Institute on Aging, UK Medical Research Council, Jacobs Foundation, Yad Hanadiv Rothschild Foundation

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
Scientists develop free, online genetic research tool
For most genetic scientists, the lack of access to computer servers and programs capable of quickly handling vast amounts of data can hinder genetic advancements. Now, a group of scientists at the University of Missouri has introduced a game changer in the world of biological research. The online, free service, RNAMiner, has been developed to handle large datasets which could lead to faster results in the study of plant and animal genomics.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Science Advances
Study: Temperature a dominant influence on bird diversity loss in Mexico
A wide-ranging study of gains and losses of populations of bird species across Mexico in the 20th century shows shifts in temperature due to global climate change are the primary environmental influence on the distributions of bird species.

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
PLOS Biology
Biggest beast in big data forest? One field's astonishing growth is 'genomical!'
Who's about to become the biggest beast in the big data forest? A group of computing experts have arrived at an answer. It's not You Tube or Twitter, social media sites that gobble up awesome quantities of bandwidth, and it's not astronomy or particle physics. No, the alpha beast in the big data forest is genomics -- a science that didn't exist 15 years ago and just beginning to break out from the field.

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-5055
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
eLife
ASU researcher disputes claim that humans can distinguish 1 trillion odors
An Arizona State University researcher is disputing recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odors. Rick Gerkin says the data used in a 2014 study published in Science does not support this claim. Gerkin says this is important because those findings are already making their way into neuroscience textbooks, misinforming up-and-coming investigators and cutting off potentially productive lines of research that do not adhere to those findings.

Contact: Sandra Leander
sandra.leander@asu.edu
480-965-9865
Arizona State University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Thyroid
Pitt scientists lead consensus guidelines for thyroid cancer molecular tests
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute scientists recently led a panel of experts in revising national guidelines for thyroid cancer testing to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. Their clinical explanation for when to use and how to interpret thyroid cancer tests is published in the July issue of the scientific journal Thyroid.

Contact: Allison Hydzik
HydzikAM@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Killer sea snail a target for new drugs
University of Queensland pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail. Researchers hope the new molecules will be promising leads for new drugs to treat pain and cancer.
National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Gemma Ward
g.ward1@uq.edu.au
61-733-462-155
University of Queensland

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