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Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Training the next generation of cancer nanomedicine scientists
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to train the next generation of cancer nanomedicine scientists and clinicians through a unique experiential learning program.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Casey Bayer
Northeastern University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
BGRF announces OncoFinder algorithm for reducing errors in transcriptome analysis
The BGRF proposes a new concept for signalome-wide analysis of changes in intracellular pathways, called OncoFinder, which allows for accurate and robust cross-platform analysis of gene expression data. This new technique will allow scientists to derive useful information from and compare the hundreds of thousands of data sets obtained using legacy equipment as well as data sets obtained from biological samples preserved in paraffin blocks and partially-degraded samples.
Insilico Medicine, Inc., Pathway Pharmaceuticals

Contact: Henry Stanley
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Nature Methods
A shift in the code: New method reveals hidden genetic landscape
With three billion letters in the human genome, it seems hard to believe that adding or removing a base could have much of an effect on our health. Yet, such insertions and deletions can dramatically alter biological function. It is has been difficult to detect these mutations. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists have devised a new way to analyze genome sequences that pinpoints insertions and deletions in people with diseases such as autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Stanley Institute for Cognitive Genomics, Simons Foundation

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Samtools CRAMS in support for improved compression formats
The rapidly rising volume of genomic data means that genomic scientists need fast and efficient methods to share, analyze and store sequence information. A major upgrade of Samtools, one of the most popular next-generation sequence analysis tools, now supports the highly efficient CRAM format, enabling researcher to easily compress and share their data, reducing costs and facilitating worldwide collaboration.

Contact: Mark Thomson
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
American Journal of Botany
Make your mobile device live up to its true potential -- as a data collection tool
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed Easy Leaf Area, a free software that calculates leaf surface area from digital images. Leaf measurements are often critical in plant physiological and ecological studies, but traditional methods have been time consuming and sometimes destructive to plant samples. Easy Leaf Area -- described in a recent issue of Applications in Plant Sciences -- allows users to accurately measure leaf area from digital images in seconds.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Scientists fold RNA origami from a single strand
RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale, making it possible to fabricate complicated shapes from a single strand of RNA. Unlike existing methods for folding DNA molecules, RNA origamis are produced by enzymes and simultaneously fold into pre-designed shapes. This may allow designer RNA structures to be grown within living cells and used to organize cellular enzymes into biochemical factories. The method is reported in the latest issue of Science.

Contact: Ebbe Sloth Andersen
Aarhus University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
BMC Ecology
Woodrats' genes help them to win the arms race against their food
A handful of genes arm the woodrat against the toxic chemicals in its foodstuff, the creosote plant, according to research published in the open-access journal BMC Ecology.

Contact: Anna Perman
BioMed Central

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Computation and collaboration lead to significant advance in malaria
Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes, starting with an important new discovery about a gene associated with malaria -- one of the biggest global health burdens.

Contact: Glenna Picton
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
BioMed Research International
UT Arlington team's work could lead to earlier diagnosis, treatment of mental diseases
A computer science and engineering associate professor and her doctoral student graduate are using a genetic computer network inference model that eventually could predict whether a person will suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or another mental illness.

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Clinical trial tests COXEN model to predict best treatment for bladder cancer
A computer model, COXEN, matches cancer genetics to best treatments. It is now in a national clinical trial for bladder cancer.

Contact: Garth Sundem
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Statistical model predicts performance of hybrid rice
A research team led by plant geneticists at the University of California, Riverside and Huazhong Agricultural University, China, has used 'genomic prediction' to predict the performance of hybrid rice. Genomic prediction is a new technology that could potentially revolutionize hybrid breeding in agriculture. A statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important trait in a plant, such as yield or disease resistance, the method works if the trait is heritable and reduces costs.
NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture, National Natural Science Foundation

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
From eons to seconds, proteins exploit the same forces
Energy landscapes for protein folding operate on evolutionary processes that take eons as well as folding that takes microseconds, according to new research at Rice University.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, D.R. Bullard-Welch Chair at Rice

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
PLOS Biology
Our ancestor's 'leaky' membrane answers big questions in biology
All life on Earth came from one common ancestor -- a single-celled organism -- but what it looked like, how it lived and how it evolved into today's modern cells is a four-billion-year-old mystery being solved by researchers at UCL using mathematical modeling.

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
University College London

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Not only in DNA's hands
Weizmann Institute scientists show that epigenetics has a large say in blood formation.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Elusive viral 'machine' architecture finally rendered
Biologists have worked with the Lambda virus as a model system for more than 50 years but they've never had an overarching picture of the molecular machines that allow it to insert or remove DNA from the cells that it infects. Now they can, thanks to an advance that highlights the intriguingly intricate way the virus accomplishes its genetic manipulations.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Preemies' gut bacteria may depend more on gestational age than environment
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that in infants born prematurely, the population of bacteria in babies' gastrointestinal tracts may depend more on their biological makeup and gestational age at birth than on environmental factors. The scientists discovered that bacterial communities assemble in an orderly, choreographed progression, with the pace of that assembly slowest in infants born most prematurely.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elizabethe Holland Durando
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
New book from CSHLPress provides a solution for 'informatics anxiety'
A more complete understanding of bioinformatics offered in 'A Bioinformatics Guide for Molecular Biologists' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press will allow the reader to become comfortable with these techniques, encouraging their use -- thus helping to make sense of the vast accumulation of data. It is a must-read for those interested in learning informatics techniques required for successful research and development in the laboratory.

Contact: Robert Redmond
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Nature Communications
Mutations in a gene essential for cell regulation cause kidney cancer in children
Mutations in a gene that helps regulate when genes are switched on and off in cells have been found to cause rare cases of Wilms tumor, the most common kidney cancer occurring in children.
Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK

Contact: Henry French
Institute of Cancer Research

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Study reveals dynamics of microbes and nitrate
Though we know that the environmental microbiome plays a key role in mediating the persistence of biologically usable nitrogen in the environment and that microbes can perform critically different chemistry in the process, the complexity of this environmental dynamic has prevented science from clearly defining the conditions steering microbial nitrogen mediation. A new set of controlled experiments using recently developed genomic technologies have provided conclusive evidence that three critical factors steer this hugely important environmental process.
National Science Founcation, European Research Council, Max Planck Society

Contact: James Hathaway
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Largest cancer genomic study proposes 'disruptive' new system to reclassify tumors
After analyzing more than 3,500 tumors on multiple technology platforms TCGA researchers say cancers are more likely to be similar based on their cell type of origin as opposed to their tissue type of origin. The study suggests at least 10 percent of cancer patients would be classified differently under this protocol. But Buck faculty Christopher Benz thinks this fraction will swell when more samples and additional tumor types are included in the next analysis.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Kris Rebillot
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Public Release: 6-Aug-2014
A website to help safeguard the United States borders against alien scale insect pests
A group of scientists has built an online interactive website to help state and federal identifiers safeguard the US ports-of-entry from alien scale insect pests. The interactive website facilitates pest identifications by gathering, in one place, photos, drawings and current information on 194 species that have the potential to become serious pests to US agriculture.

Contact: Alessandra Rung
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 5-Aug-2014
Nucleic Acids Research
'Treatments waiting to be discovered' inside new database
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the top-ranked journal Nucleic Acids Research describes a database named multiMiR, the most comprehensive database collecting information about microRNAs and their targets.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Garth Sundem
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Research institutions announce collaboration for sharing, standardizing neuroscience data
Prominent US research institutions are collaborating on a project aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and accessible for neuroscientists -- a step seen as critical to accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease.

Contact: Chris Martin
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
In defense of mouse models for studying human disorders
The role of mouse models in the research field was recently challenged by a report showing that mouse models poorly mimic human inflammatory diseases. Researchers in Japan re-evaluated the same datasets used in the study by focusing on the genes whose expression levels were significantly changed both in human and mice. Contrary to the previous findings, the gene expression patterns in the mouse models showed extraordinary significant correlations with those of the human conditions.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Tsuyoshi Miyakawa
Fujita Health University, ICMS

Public Release: 3-Aug-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Making sense of scents
Exactly how animals separate the smells of objects of interest, such as food sources or the scent of predators, from background information has remained largely unknown. Even the extent to which animals can make such distinctions, and how differences between scents might affect the process were largely a mystery -- until now.

Contact: Peter Reuell
Harvard University

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