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Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
UK Biobank partners with the EGA
UK Biobank has established a partnership with the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA), a joint resource developed by EMBL-EBI and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). - UK Biobank, which manages health information on over 500,000 individuals, will share its genetic data in its first release via EGA. - Distribution of the data via the EGA will ensure long-term data security, accessibility and sustainability, which will help researchers to better understand human disease.
Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, Scottish Government, Northwest Regional Development Agency, Welsh Government, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, National Health Service, EMBL

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bornean orangutans' canopy movements flag conservation targets
Bornean orangutans living in forests impacted by human commerce seek areas of denser canopy enclosure, taller trees, and sections with trees of uniform height, according to new research. These orangutans are critically endangered, and despite intense conservation efforts, their numbers continue to decline. Additional habitat management strategies that account for their presence in forests affected by logging and other human activity are needed to ensure the species' survival.

Contact: Greg Asner
gpa@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution for Science

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017
The Global Ant Genomics Alliance announces partnership with Novogene to advance the genomic study of ants around the world
The Global Ant Genomics Alliance, an international collaboration of researchers from a variety of fields and institutions from across the globe, is partnering with Novogene Co., Ltd., a leading global provider of genomic services and solutions, to make a significant leap forward in understanding the genomics of ants.

Contact: Joyce Peng
joyce.peng@novogene.com
626-222-5584
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017
Novogene will use Pacific Biosciences SMRT technology to build novo-disease SV genomes database
Novogene announced today it plans to use Pacific Biosciences SMRT® technology to build a comprehensive Chinese genome database, Novo-Disease SV Genomes. The database will consist of long-read sequencing data of 1000 Chinese genomes from a variety of disease types. As the first ever database of long-read human whole genome sequencing information, Novo-Disease SV Genomes will be a breakthrough step in the understanding of the human genome and in the field of precision medicine.

Contact: joyce.peng@novogene.com
joyce.peng@novogene.com
626-222-5584
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 17-Jul-2017
Nature Methods
Comparing algorithms that search for cancer mutations
Scientists team up to evaluate the tools used to probe the cancer genome.

Contact: Susan Gammon
sgammon@sbpdiscovery.org
858-795-5012
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Public Release: 17-Jul-2017
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Why Tyrannosaurus was a slow runner
A beetle is slower than a mouse, which is slower than a rabbit, which is slower than a cheetah... which is slower than an elephant? No! For small to medium-sized animals, larger also means faster, but for really large animals, when it comes to speed, everything goes downhill again. For the first time, researchers have described in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution how this parabola-like relationship between body size and speed comes about.
German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Tabea Turrini
tabea.turrini@idiv.de
49-341-973-3106
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
Check List
The biodiversity data journal Check List joins Pensoft's open access portfolio
The well-reputed and established journal Check List becomes the latest biodiversity-themed title to join scholarly publisher Pensoft's peer-reviewed and open access family. The move sees Check List migrating to the Pensoft-developed journal publishing platform ARPHA to provide its authors, editors and users a brand new look and feel along with a whole set of high-tech perks. The first Check List issue in collaboration with Pensoft is now available on the journal's new website.

Contact: Marcus Guidoti
chief.editor@checklistjournal.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
PLOS ONE
COPD -- changes in the lungs, changes in the microbiome
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can result in structural changes within the lungs over time. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now been able to show that these changes not only affect the organ itself, but also the bacteria that live in the lung. The results have been published in PLOS ONE.

Contact: Dr. Marion Engel
marion.engel@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-1226
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
American Society of Human Genetics 2017 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Daniel MacArthur with inaugural Early-Career Award
ASHG has named Daniel MacArthur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Co-director of the Medical and Population Genetics Program and Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, as the recipient of its first-ever Early-Career Award. This new award recognizes the contributions of genetics and genomics scientists in the first ten years of their careers as independent investigators.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 13-Jul-2017
Cell
Mapping behavior in the fruit fly brain
One of the primary missions of neuroscience is to make connections between particular neurons in the brain and specific behaviors. Now a team of researchers has used computer-vision and machine-learning techniques in fruit flies to create behavior anatomy maps that will help us understand how specific brain circuits generate Drosophila aggression, wing extension, or grooming. The data are being published July 13 in the journal Cell as a resource for other investigators.

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

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Shortcut method in drug development
A research group at Uppsala University presents in PNAS a new, small-scale method that may become a smart shortcut for determining the 'bioavailability' of a pharmaceutical drug within cells. 'Finding out how a therapeutic drug affects the body means having to consider many different factors that can influence the cells' internal environment. Our method may be a way of substantially facilitating this stage.'

Contact: Per Artursson
per.artursson@farmaci.uu.se
46-704-250-888
Uppsala University

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
Nature
Taking cells out to the movies with new CRISPR technology
In a new study published in Nature, the same team shows in foundational proof-of-principle experiments that a new CRISPR system, as a first-of-its-kind approach, is able to encode information as complex as a digitized image of a human hand, reminiscent of some of the first paintings drawn on cave walls by early humans, and a sequence of one of the first motion pictures made ever, that of a galloping horse, in living cells.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
American Society of Human Genetics 2017 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Kári Stefánsson with William Allan Award
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Kári Stefánsson, M.D., founder of deCODE Genetics, the 2017 recipient of the annual William Allan Award. In 1996, Dr. Stefánsson founded deCODE Genetics with the vision of a large-scale population study in Iceland, a country with a relatively small, isolated, and homogenous population; a high-quality healthcare system; and extensive genealogical records.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 7-Jul-2017
Diabetes
Insulin release is controlled by the amount of Epac2A at the secretory vesicles
Specialized beta cells in the pancreas release the hormone insulin to control our blood glucose levels, and failure of this mechanism is central to the development of type-2 diabetes. How much and when insulin is released depends on a complex system of messenger molecules and proteins that is not well understood.

Contact: Anders Tengholm
anders.tengholm@mcb.uu.se
46-184-714-481
Uppsala University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2017
Acta Crystallographica Section D
Pepsi-SAXS: New method of protein analysis that is 50 times faster than analogues
One of the techniques used to study proteins is the analysis of X-rays scattered from them. Pepsi-SAXS stands for 'polynomial expansions of protein structures and interactions' and 'small-angle X-ray scattering.' It has been shown that Pepsi-SAXS is five to 50 times faster than the previously used methods. At the same time, the accuracy is on a par with them."

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
7-916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
Science
Wheat genome sequencing provides 'time tunnel' -- boosting future food production & safety
A global team of researchers has published the first-ever Wild Emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine. Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild emmer is too low-yielding to be of use to farmers today, but it contains many attractive characteristics that are being used by plant breeders to improve wheat.

Contact: Moran Ofer
omoran@nrgene.com
009-725-243-84380
NRGene

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Immune system cell clones created before birth may last for decades
Key immune system cells produced before birth may survive well into adulthood, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Amaya Reik
ploscompbiol@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
To treat or not to treat
It's a mark on your skin you've never noticed before. It's a spot with irregular borders, or a mole that seems to be changing. Maybe it's a wound that does not heal.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Nature
Genetic DJ: Growing cells remix their genes
Moving genes about could help cells to respond to change according to scientists. Changing the location of a gene within a cell alters its activity. Contrary to expectations, this latest study reveals that each gene doesn't have an ideal location in the cell but are constantly moving. This work, which has also inspired a musical collaboration, suggests that moving genes could help cells to fine-tune the volume of each gene to suit the cell's needs.
NIH 4D Nucleome, European Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jonathan Lawson
jonathan.lawson@babraham.ac.uk
01-223-496-230
Babraham Institute

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announces Allen Discovery Center at UW Medicine
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announced today the creation of an Allen Discovery Center for Cell Lineage Tracing at UW Medicine. The Allen Discovery Center will use newly developed technology to create global maps of development that reveal the relationships between the vast numbers of diverse cells that make up a single organism, with major impacts across developmental biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, regenerative medicine and other fields.

Contact: Rob Piercy
robp@alleninstitute.org
206-548-8486
Allen Institute

Public Release: 3-Jul-2017
Scientific Reports
New data on the protective effects of Alzheimer's on cancer
Patients with Alzheimer's disease have a higher risk of developing glioblastoma and a lower risk of lung cancer. A paper published in Scientific Reports by researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, headed by Alfonso Valencia, a researcher affiliated to the CNIO and to the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, describes the biological processes that underlie this comorbidity.
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, European Regional Development Fund, Generalitat Valenciana, ISCIII Subdirección General de Evaluación

Contact: Cristina de Martos
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-917-328-000
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Molecular Cell
A new ribosomal biogenesis regulation point to treat cancer and 5q- syndrome
Researchers in the Oncobell program at IDIBELL-ICO have unveiled a new role for free 40S ribosomes as guardians of genetic information required to synthesize themselves. This mechanism can be potentially targeted as a cancer therapy and a potential point of intervention for the treatment of 5q- syndrome, a rare sporadic genetic disease.

Contact: Gemma Fornons
gfornons@idibell.cat
34-638-685-074
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Cell
New technique enables safer gene-editing therapy using CRISPR
Scientists took an important step toward safer gene-editing cures for life-threatening disorders, from cancer to HIV to Huntington's disease, by developing a technique that can spot editing mistakes a popular tool known as CRISPR makes to an individual's genome.
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, John Templeton Foundation

Contact: Marc Airhart
mairhart@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-1066
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
NIH Single Cell Analysis Program Annual Investigators Meeting
Nanopipette technology wins first place in NIH 'Follow that Cell' challenge
Nader Pourmand, professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has won the $300,000 first place prize in the Follow that Cell Challenge organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pourmand has spent nearly 15 years developing his nanopipette technology, which allows researchers to take miniscule samples from inside a living cell without affecting the cell's activity or viability.
NIH

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Cancer Research
An infallible hand-held probe to aid cancer surgery
Patients with common widespread forms of cancer will enjoy longer life expectancy and reduced risk of recurrence thanks to a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe developed by Canadian researchers.
Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Collaborative Health Research Projects (CIHR and NSERC), Groupe de recherche en sciences et technologies biomédicales, others

Contact: Florence Scanvic
florence.scanvic@polymtl.ca
51-434-047-112-730
Polytechnique Montréal

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