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Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
Mapping the subway's microbiome
Barcelona takes part in the international research project Metasub, which aims to map the microbiome of public transit systems in 54 cities worldwide, including New York, Hong Kong, Paris or Sydney. CRG scientists in Barcelona, Spain, are contributing to this project by providing, processing, and sequencing samples and also by leading the sampling processing working group. They standardized and improved the sample processing and sequencing protocols for all the laboratories participating in this project.

Contact: Laia Cendros
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-607-611-798
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Nature Biotechnology
NIH-developed crowdsourcing platform makes public gene expression data more accessible
Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a free online platform that uses a crowdsourcing approach to make public gene expression data more accessible to biomedical researchers without computational expertise. They describe the platform, called OMics Compendia Commons, in the June 20 online issue of Nature Biotechnology.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Hillary Hoffman
hillary.hoffman@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Major support for cataract study
Biologist wins NIH support for cataract study with focus on cellular processes that keep the eye lens transparent.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Strike a pose -- bringing crop analysis into the 21st century
Scientists from The Genome Analysis Centre and the John Innes Centre have received a grant from Norwich Research Park Translational fund for CropQuant, a computerized infield crop monitoring workstation for precision agriculture.
Norwich Research Park Translational Fund

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Optica
New imaging method reveals nanoscale details about DNA
A research team with Stanford's W.E. Moerner has developed a new enhanced DNA imaging technique that can probe the structure of individual DNA strands at the nanoscale. Since DNA is at the root of many disease processes, the technique could help scientists gain important insights into what goes wrong when DNA becomes damaged or when other cellular processes affect gene expression.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
Bioinformatics
Personalized medicine will employ computer algorithms
Russian scientists have developed a software program enabling them to quickly compare sets of DNA of microorganisms living in different environments. The researchers have already suggested exactly how the new program could be applied in practice. Using the algorithm to compare the microflora of a healthy person with the microflora of a patient, specialists would be able to detect previously unknown pathogens and their strains, which can aid the development of personalized medicine. The results of the study have been published in Bioinformatics.
The Government of Russian Federation, Russian Scientific Foundation

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Nature
Islands and their ecosystems
Juliano Sarmento Cabral comes from a country with a tropical-subtropical climate. From an early age, he has been fascinated by the huge diversity of animals and plants existing around him and in the rest of the world. Of course, he was going to study biology. Now he is a junior professor for ecosystems modeling at the University of Würzburg.

Contact: Dr. Juliano Sarmento Cabral
juliano.sarmento_cabral@uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-2667
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Trends in Parasitology
These maps reveal where rats, monkeys, and other mammals may pass diseases on to humans
The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging as human epidemics originated in mammals. Yet we still know very little about the global patterns of mammal-to-human pathogen transmission. As a first step, researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the University of Georgia have assembled summative world maps of what's on record about mammal-to-human diseases. The work appears June 14 as part of a Review in Trends in Parasitology.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Ancient DNA analysis explains spread of domestic goats from Fertile Crescent into Caucasus
Nagoya University-based researchers analyzed modern and ancient DNA to clarify that domestic goats in the Southern Caucasus are not descended from that region's wild goats. Haplotype analysis suggests that domestic goats were first introduced into the Southern Caucasus from their original site of domestication in the Fertile Crescent around 7,500-8,000 years ago. This coincides with other sudden cultural changes in the Southern Caucasus, such as a shift in wheat cultivation practices.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Mitsubishi Foundation

Contact: Koomi Sung
press@aip.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Nagoya University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
EMBO welcomes Lithuania as its newest member
EMBO is pleased to announce that Lithuania has joined its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference. Lithuania is the 29th country to be accepted into the EMBC, where it has access to the support offered by EMBO to talented researchers in the life sciences at all stages of their careers.

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling
tilmann.kiessling@embo.org
49-160-901-93839
EMBO

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Lung research -- EU Horizon 2020 funding to predict nanotoxicity
Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have received more than €1 million in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 Initiative. Dr. Tobias Stöger and Dr. Otmar Schmid from the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease and the Comprehensive Pneumology Center will be using the funds to develop new tests to assess risks posed by nanomaterials in the airways. This could contribute to reducing the need for complex toxicity tests.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Tobias Stöger
tobias.stoeger@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-3104
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Nature Cell Biology
Reclaiming the immune system's assault on tumors
One of the major obstacles with treating cancer is that tumors can conscript the body's immune cells and make them work for them. Researchers at EPFL have now found a way to reclaim the corrupted immune cells, turn them into signals for the immune system to attack the tumor, and even prevent metastasis.
Swiss National Science Foundation, Fondation pour la lutte contre le cancer, Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 10-Jun-2016
International Journal of Cancer
Cancer-causing virus strikes genetically vulnerable horses
A new study shows genetic differences in immune function partly account for why some horses get sarcoid tumors while others do not.
Morris Animal Foundation

Contact: Merry Buckley
mrb46@cornell.edu
607-256-5645
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Public Release: 10-Jun-2016
Science
New tool brings personalized medicine closer
Scientists from EPFL and ETHZ have developed a powerful tool for exploring and determining the inherent biological differences between individuals, which overcomes a major hurdle for personalized medicine.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ETH Zurich, European Research Council, Swiss Initiative for Systems Biology, Swiss National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 9-Jun-2016
A new Biodiversity Portal for Europe to enhance access to monitoring data
Set to compile the largest biodiversity data collection for Europe to date, the EU-funded FP7 project EU BON has now launched the beta version of its European Biodiversity Portal.

Contact: Dr. Hannu Saarenmaa
hannu.saarenmaa@uef.fi
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 9-Jun-2016
Stem Cell Reports
Study sets standards for evaluating pluripotent stem cell quality
As the promise of using regenerative stem cell therapies draws closer, a consortium of biomedical scientists reports about 30 percent of induced pluripotent stem cells they analyzed from 10 research institutions were genetically unstable and not safe for clinical use. In a study published June 9 by the journal Stem Cell Reports, the multi-institutional research team reports on the comprehensive characterization of a large set of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Environmental Genomics
How 'super organisms' evolve in response to toxic environments
Scientists have long known that many diseases have a strong genetic component, but they are only recently paying more attention to the role played by the relationship between genetics and the environment. The study of how genetic function is influenced by manmade environmental stress at a population level is the subject of a course entitled "Environmental Genomics" to be held at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, July 30 through Aug. 6.
National Instutes of Health, Big Data to Knowledge

Contact: Stefanie Matteson
smatteso@mdibl.org
207-288-9880
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Journal of The Royal Society Interface
Slime mold gives insight into the intelligence of neuron-less organisms
How do organisms without brains make decisions? Most of life is brainless and the vast majority of organisms on Earth lack neurons altogether. Plants, fungi and bacteria must all cope with the same problem as humans -- to make the best choices in a complex and ever-changing world or risk dying - without the help of a simple nervous system in many cases.

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Blood
Faster, better, cheaper tests for blood disease
Researchers and clinicians from hospitals and universities in the UK and other countries have collaborated to better understand diseases of platelets -- the little cells that help blood to clot. They have developed a more effective, comprehensive and cheaper panel of genetic tests that are already being used to benefit patients in the UK National Health Service. The new test scans almost 80 genes in parallel.
National Institute for Health Research and others

Contact: Don Powell
don@donpowellassociates.co.uk
44-077-868-58220
Don Powell Associates Ltd

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Cell Systems
What makes a small worm a popular model
Researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Kiel University (Germany) have compiled all metabolic pathways of the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans described so far and have presented a comprehensive metabolic model in the current edition of the journal 'Cell Systems'. The model, called 'ElegCyc', covers about 2,000 metabolic processes and is available to research groups all over the world.

Contact: Ute Schoenfelder
presse@uni-jena.de
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
New England Journal of Medicine
Sanger Institute: Landmark study shows AML is at least 11 different diseases
Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) could be separated genomically into at least 11 major groups, each with different constellations of genetic changes and distinctive clinical features. This genetic complexity helps explain why AML shows such variability in survival rates among patients. Full knowledge of the genetic make-up of a patient's leukemia substantially improved the ability to predict whether that patient would be cured with current treatments.
Wellcome Trust, Bundesministerium fur Bildungund Forschung, Deutsche Krebshilfe, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, European Hematology Association, Amgen, Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund

Contact: Sam Wynne
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-92368
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Microbial Cell Factories
A new molecular toolkit for the de-novo design of bioactive agents
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich take a new approach to the production of bioactive natural substances: Using synthetic biotechnology methodologies they have developed a biochemical strategy to synthesize medical agents by a templated enzyme design process. First products, a precursor of the anti-cancer medicament Taxol, anti-inflammatory substances and omega-3 fatty acids prove the successfulness of their strategy.
European Union, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, German Federal Ministry of Economics, State of Bavaria

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research
MDI Biological Laboratory to offer new signature course on aging
Why do we age? What are the mechanisms that regulate aging on a cellular level? Is it possible to extend youthfulness through genetic manipulation? These are some of the tantalizing questions that will be the subject of a new signature course on aging to be held at the MDI Biological Laboratory, in Bar Harbor, Maine, from June 19 through July 3.
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Contact: Stefanie Matteson
smatteso@mdibl.org
207-288-9880
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Genomic Data Commons at University of Chicago launches new era of cancer data sharing
The Genomic Data Commons, a next-generation platform that enables unprecedented data access, analysis and sharing for cancer research, publicly launched at the University of Chicago on June 6, opening the door to discoveries for this complex set of diseases.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Distinguishing deadly Staph bacteria from harmless strains
To better understand the pathogenic bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and develop more effective treatments, University of California San Diego researchers examined the Staph 'pan-genome' -- the genomes of 64 different strains that differ in where they live, the types of hosts they infect and their antibiotic resistance profiles. This effort, published June 6 by PNAS, places all Staph genes into one of two categories: the core genome or the dispensable genome.
National Institutes of Health

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

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