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Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
Cancer and vampires: An evolutionary approach
A Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientist has developed a new Internet tool that will allow any investigator, physician or patient to analyze genes according to their evolutionary profile and find associated genes. The tool combines genomics and informatics to enables the rapid, cost-free identification of genes responsible for diseases, by inputting results from genetic mapping studies concerning suspected genes, and identifying connections to known genes with association to diseases.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Computer simulation predicts development, progress of pressure sores
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have devised a computational model that could enhance understanding, diagnosis and treatment of pressure ulcers related to spinal cord injury. In a report published online in PLOS Computational Biology, the team also described results of virtual clinical trials that showed that for effective treatment of the lesions, anti-inflammatory measures had to be applied well before the earliest clinical signs of ulcer formation.
US Department of Education, NIH/National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, IBM Shared University Research Award

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Single-cell technologies advance the value of genomics
Biologists are looking to extract as much information as possible from small amounts of valuable biological material, and to understand biological responses at higher levels of resolution. The Genome Analysis Centre has been working to reduce the input requirements for DNA and RNA sequencing projects down to the single-cell level by introducing the Fluidigm C1 single-cell system, FACs-in-a-petri CellSorter and the Labcyte Echo microscopic liquid handler.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Study reveals how our brains can form first impressions quickly
A study of how people can quickly spot animals by sight is helping uncover the workings of the human brain.
European Community, Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Contact: Catriona Kelly
Catriona.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-131-651-4401
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
EORTC and Andaman7 are working together to develop Synchronized Health Records
Vincent Keunen runs the software development company that developed Andaman7, a collaborative electronic health record for doctors and patients. The multilingual Andaman7 app is a kind of mobile electronic health record system that can contain any medical record about the patient, entered by the patient, doctor, or through the hospital electronic health record system.

Contact: John Bean
john.bean@eortc.be
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
What droppings can tell us
If you want to find out about the shy Eurasian otter, its droppings are a fascinating source of information. By isolating DNA from otter droppings -- known as spraint -- researchers can not only identify individual animals but also estimate the size of the population. But it's important to know how to interpret the information correctly, a team reports on the benefits and drawbacks of the method in science journal PLOS ONE.
German Science Foundation, Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Graduate School for Environmental Research

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
presse@ufz.de
49-341-235-1635
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
TGen study identifies first genetic mutation associated with Aicardi syndrome
A genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as Aicardi syndrome has been identified by the Translational Genomics Research Institute. In a study published today in the scientific journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, TGen researchers identified mutations to a gene known as TEAD1, which not only affects formation of the brain but also the retina, the part of the eye responsible for helping turn light into nerve impulses.
TGen Foundation, TGen's Center for Rare Childhood Disorders

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
TGen and Mayo Clinic help launch national clinical trials to combat advanced skin cancer
Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study leverages advances in genomics, informatics, and health information technology, yielding more precise medical treatments for patients with this devastating disease.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Science
The majority rules when baboons vote with their feet
Olive baboon troops decide where to move democratically, despite their hierarchical social order, according to a new report in Science magazine by Smithsonian researchers and colleagues. At the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, the team conducted the first-ever group-level GPS tracking study of primates, finding that any individual baboon can contribute to a troop's collective movement.
National Science Foundation, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Princeton University, National Institutes of Health, Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council, Office of Naval Research, Army Research

Contact: Geetha Iyer
gsv.iyer@gmail.com
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
ISME Journal
Automating microbial genome sequence decontamination
Single cell genomics and metagenomics have helped researchers assess environmental microbial community structure and function. To help speed up the time-consuming sequence decontamination process of microbial genomes in public databases, a US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute team has developed the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft genomes and describe it in a study published online June 9, 2015, in The ISME Journal.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
Next-generation sampling: Pairing genomics with large-scale herbarium sampling
Rapid advances in sequencing technology are expanding our understanding of biodiversity and evolution in complex plant groups, but access to samples remains a problem. Herbarium material provides a readily accessible solution, but to date has had limited use. In Applications in Plant Sciences, researchers have developed a genomic data set for Solidago using only herbarium material. Called 'next-generation sampling,' this innovative sampling strategy could transform how scientists obtain data sets for species-rich plant groups.
National Institutes of Health, Wichita State University Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Nature Methods
Complex, large-scale genome analysis made easier
Researchers at EMBL-EBI have developed a new approach to studying the effect of multiple genetic variations on different traits. The new algorithm, published in Nature Methods, makes it possible to perform genetic analysis of up to 500,000 individuals -- and many traits -- at the same time.

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-788-137-7941
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
UTHealth's Zhiqiang An awarded $900,000 to research how tumors evade treatment
Zhiqiang An, Ph.D., a professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, was awarded a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas to research how tumors evade treatment.
The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Nature Methods
First full genome of a living organism assembled using technology the size of smartphone
Researchers in Canada and the UK have for the first time sequenced and assembled de novo the full genome of a living organism, the bacteria Escherichia coli, using Oxford Nanopore's MinIONTM device, a genome sequencer that can fit in the palm of your hand.

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Evidence supports therapeutic potential of plant-based terpenoids for skin diseases
A review of clinical studies that used terpenoids to treat a variety of dermatological diseases demonstrated that this diverse class of phytochemicals may benefit patients with actinic keratosis, cutaneous candidiasis, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and wounds. Evidence supporting the use of terpenoids in these disorders and linking the significant anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties of terpenoids to the pathogenic mechanisms underlying many cutaneous diseases is presented in a review article published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Nature Genetics
Vulnerabilities in genome's 'dimmer switches' should shed light on many complex diseases
Up to one-fifth of human DNA act as dimmer switches for nearby genes, but scientists have been unable to identify precisely which mutations in these control regions really matter in causing common diseases. Now, a decade of work at Johns Hopkins has yielded a computer formula that predicts which mutations are likely to have the largest effect on the activity of the dimmer switches, suggesting new targets for diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Science
We are entering a 'golden age' of animal tracking
Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet, say research associates at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the June 12 issue of Science magazine.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth King
kingb@si.edu
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Spanish software tracks the source of fecally polluted water
Spanish scientists have developed a new piece of software to predict the source of fecal pollution in seas, reservoirs and rivers. The system, called Ichnaea, uses the automatic learning and analysis of various biological indicators to make highly reliable predictions of this type of pollution, which poses a serious health risk. The team is now looking for funding to move the whole application to the cloud.

Contact: SINC Press Office
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
Scientists map surface of immune cells
The immune system must constantly adapt to its environment in order to protect a body effectively. The so-called T cells are an important example in this regard. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and the TU Munich recently examined the surface of precursors of these T cells and identified previously unknown proteins there. According to the scientists, the results, which were published in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, could supply approaches to new therapies in the area of asthma and allergies.
National Institutes of Health, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk, German Research Foundation, ElseKröner-Fresenius Stiftung, German Resarch Foundation

Contact: Dr. Kathrin Suttner
kathrin.suttner@lrz.tum.de
49-894-140-3464
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Genomics England selects Omicia, University of Utah Technology for 100,000 Genomes Project
Genomics England announced that it will be using technology co-developed in a partnership between the University of Utah and Omicia to interpret the DNA of Britons as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, a national effort to hasten creation of diagnostics and treatments that are tailored to a person's genetic make-up. The VAAST and Phevor algorithms are core components of the Omicia Opal platform, which transforms genomic data into clinically relevant information.

Contact: Julie Kiefer
jkiefer@neuro.utah.edu
801-597-4258
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Chemical Physics Letters
Molecular modeling of novel potent agents for treating Alzheimer's disease
Toyohashi Tech researchers in cooperation with the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences proposed novel agents for inhibiting the production of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides, which are involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Using state-of-the-art molecular simulations, interactions between amyloid precursor protein (APP) and curcumin derivatives were investigated, to elucidate the specific derivative that binds strongly to APP and inhibits the pathogenic Aβ production. The results contribute to developing new medicines that suppress Aβ peptide production.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
TGen, Dell expand pediatric cancer fight to Europe and Middle East
Dell today announced its extended partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help clinical researchers and doctors globally expand the reach and impact of the world's first FDA-approved precision medicine trial for pediatric cancer. The renewed commitment includes an additional $3 million Dell grant to support continued collaboration with TGen and support the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium's expanded pediatric cancer clinical trials in EMEA, starting with sites in France and Lebanon.

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Researchers take a major step in reclassifying brain tumors with precision
A Cancer Genome Atlas study on diffuse gliomas finds genomic analysis predicts tumor behavior better than microscope appearance
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Judy Fortin
judy.fortin@emory.edu
404-778-4580
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
TGAC awarded £100,000 to combat sugar beet crop infection in the UK
The Plant & Microbial Genomics Group at TGAC has been awarded £100,000 towards the identification of the sources of infection and reinfection of the sugar beet crop across the UK.
British Beet Research Organisation

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Data scientists find connections between birth month and health
Columbia University scientists have developed a computational method to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The researchers used this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found 55 diseases that correlated with the season of birth.
National Institutes of Health, The National Library of Medicine

Contact: Lucky Tran
cumcnews@columbia.edu
212-305-3900
Columbia University Medical Center

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