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Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Ultrasound and algorithms to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies
Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform. For this reason, a group of biomedical engineers decided to search for an alternative and developed a portable device that can detect this illness with a simple ultrasound scan of the fontanelle. The high-resolution image obtained is then analyzed with algorithms and within seconds indicates if there is cellularity in the cerebrospinal fluid that is sign of infection.
Madrid-MIT M+Visión

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

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Science Advances
TGen led study points towards new strategies for stopping the spread of Staph and MRSA
Staphylococcus aureus -- better known as Staph -- is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous Staph infections. However, it may be possible to exclude these unwelcome guests using other more benign bacteria, according to a new study led by scientists representing the Translational Genomics Research Institute , the Statens Serum Institut, and Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
National Institutes of Health, National Program for Research Infrastructure 2007 from the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation

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

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New tropical tree species await discovery
Scientists raised the estimated number of tropical tree species to at least 40,000 to 53,000, the Smithsonian reports. Many tropical tree species risk extinction because of their rarity and restriction to small geographic areas, reaffirming the need for comprehensive, pan-tropical conservation efforts.
National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics
Social networking against cancer
Research published in International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics shows how social network analysis can be used to understand and identify the biomarkers in our bodies for diseases, including different types of cancer.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Planarian regeneration model discovered by artificial intelligence
An artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration mechanism of planaria -- the small worms whose power to regrow body parts makes them a research model in human regenerative medicine. The discovery presents the first model of regeneration discovered by a non-human intelligence and the first comprehensive model of planarian regeneration, which has eluded human scientists for a century.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Mathers Foundation

Contact: Kim Thurler
kim.thurler@tufts.edu
617-627-3175
Tufts University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
In search of memory storage
The hippocampus plays a crucial role in memory formation. However, it is not yet fully understood in what way that brain structure's individual regions are involved in the formation of memories. Neuroscientists at the Collaborative Research Center 874 at RUB have recreated this process with the aid of computer simulations. Their findings challenge the model of memory forming in the hippocampus established to date. Their results have been published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Raffaela Römer
raffaela.roemer@uv.rub.de
49-234-322-1645
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
A powerful HMMER for data mining
HMMER software implements a powerful new generation of mathematical techniques for identifying hundreds of thousands of related sequences. HMMER results help researchers infer the function of a protein and its evolutionary history. A new, open-source web interface at EMBL-EBI offers fast, easy-to-use search and visualization.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
contactpress@ebi.ac.uk
44-122-349-4665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Molecular Cancer
Noncoding RNA CCDC26 regulates KIT expression
A long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), which might give an impact on tyrosine kinase-targeted leukemia therapy, was found to be expressed in a leukemia cell line. The function of the lncRNA CCDC26 is not fully understood; however, researchers at Hiroshima University revealed the mechanisms by which CCDC26 controls the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT expression. The results provide new insights into leukemia recurrence and may help to develop new leukemia therapies.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
US Forest Service publishes plan for North American Bat Monitoring Program
A report just published online by the Forest Service Southern Research Station provides detailed guidelines for participating in the North American Bat Monitoring Program, an international multiagency program created to provide the data needed to make effective decisions about bat populations across the North American continent.

Contact: Susan Loeb
sloeb@fs.fed.us
864-656-4865
USDA Forest Service ‑ Southern Research Station

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Perspectives on Psychological Science
Changing intelligence test performance
In the general population, IQ increases have been observed over the past 100 years. But are we really becoming more intelligent and if so, how much more intelligent are we becoming? University of Vienna psychologists Jakob Pietschnig and Martin Voracek now provide insights into how strong IQ gains are and perhaps why they occur. In their recent publication in the renowned journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, they show global increases of three IQ points per decade since the early 20th century.

Contact: Jakob Pietschnig
jakob.pietschnig@univie.ac.at
43-142-774-7237
University of Vienna

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Ariana Pharma teams together with SIB to discover novel biomarkers for gastric cancer
Ariana Pharma, developer of innovative clinical data analysis and diagnostic solutions for the healthcare sector, and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, a world-class provider of bioinformatics resources and expertise, today announced their collaboration focusing on the discovery of novel biomarkers for gastric cancer. This collaboration aims at developing early detection tools for gastric cancer, one of the deadliest cancers.

Contact: SIB Communication
Communication@isb-sib.ch
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Nature
Salk scientists reveal epigenome maps of the human body's major organs
This new atlas of human organ epigenomes provides a starting place to understand the role of chemical markers in development, health and disease.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 29-May-2015
OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology
Analysis of fluid that bathes the human eye identifies 386 new proteins as biomarker candidates
Researchers conducting a comprehensive proteomics analysis of human aqueous humor samples identified 763 proteins -- including 386 proteins detected for the first time -- in this clear fluid that helps maintain pressure in the eye and nourishes the cornea and the lens. These proteins could have a role in disease processes affecting the eye and serve as valuable biomarkers for the development of diagnostics and drug candidates to improve visual health, as discussed in the article 'Proteomics of Human Aqueous Humor,' published in OMICS Journal.

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

Public Release: 29-May-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
Finding loopholes in the genome
R-loops, thought to initiate cellular mutations, genome breaks and diseases, may be identified with an accuracy of between 80-90 percent at lower costs and effort.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Contact: Vanessa Loh
vanessa_loh@a-star.edu.sg
656-826-6395
Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Stem Cell Reports
KeyGenes can predict future identity of human fetal stem cells
A snapshot of gene activity can now determine what organ or tissue type that a cluster of fetal stem cells will ultimately become. An algorithm developed by a team of Dutch scientists makes it possible to match what's happening inside of an immature stem cell to known human fetal cell gene expression, thus identifying what the stem cell has the potential to be. The platform, dubbed KeyGenes, is presented in Stem Cell Reports.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 28-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Vulnerability found in some drug-resistant bacteria
A new study analyzing the physical dynamics of all currently mapped structures in an important group of antibiotic-destroying enzymes has found a common structural feature: the physical coordination of a set of flexible components. The apparently universal nature of this complex structural dynamic implies that it is critical to the antibiotic destroying properties of the enzyme and points to the possibility of finding a way to chemically disable the enzymes and bacterial antibiotic resistance.

Contact: James Hathaway
jbhathaw@uncc.edu
704-687-5743
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 28-May-2015
TGAC awarded £150,000 to help boost science innovation
TGAC, with partner Institutes, has been awarded £150,000 from the Norwich Research Park Translational Fund for three data-driven projects to advance bioinformatics tools from concept to commercialization for research and clinical use. The products will help defy 'big data' analysis to aid the development of effective personalized treatments, contributing to the UK's economy and social welfare.
Norwich Research Park

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 28-May-2015
American Journal of Human Genetics
Out of Africa via Egypt
Modern genomic analysis has been used to solve one of the questions around the ancient migration out of Africa of the early humans, showing that the main, successful migration was through the region of modern Egypt, and not through Ethiopia to the Arabian Peninsula. In the research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, the team analyzed 225 genomes of populations in the area, searching for signals that linked them with Eurasian genomes.
Wellcome Trust, European Research Council Starting Investigator Grant, European Research Council Advanced Grant

Contact: Don Powell
don@sanger.ac.uk
44-077-537-75397
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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

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