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Public Release: 19-Jul-2018
OHIO professor Hua earns prestigious NSF grant
Dr. Zhihua Hua received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Grant for his work on how plant cells remove old or abnormal proteins, with implications for crop breeding and seed production.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Sabin
sabin@ohio.edu
740-593-0858
Ohio University

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018
American Journal of Human Genetics
Analytical tool predicts genes that can cause disease by producing altered proteins
A new computational tool predicts genes that can cause disease due to the production of truncated or altered proteins that take on a new or different function, rather than those that lose their function.

Contact: Allison Mickey
allison.huseman@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018
Updated impact factors for Bentham Science journals
The latest edition of Journal Citation Reports® 2018 has been recently published, and according to the report, 41 Bentham Science Publishers (BSP) journals have received Impact Factor ratings.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.net
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018
Cell
Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution
Scientists at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy.

Contact: Meghan Rosen
rosenm2@hhmi.org
301-215-8859
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 18-Jul-2018
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Water may be key to understanding sweetness
A cranberry, honey or a candy bar - which tastes the sweetest? These foods contain sugars that humans can perceive differently. A cranberry seems tart, whereas a candy bar can be excessively sweet, and honey is somewhere in the middle. Now, in a study in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers have shown that the perception of sweetness depends on molecular interactions between specific sugars and water in the saliva.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Jul-2018
Environmental Science & Technology
'Nowcasting' beach water quality
Arriving at your favorite beach only to discover it's closed because of bacterial contamination can be a bummer. But even worse would be unknowingly swimming in waters polluted with fecal material -- a very real possibility, given that current detection methods can require up to 24 hours to obtain results. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology have identified computer models that provide accurate short-term forecasts, or 'nowcasts,' of beach water quality.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Jul-2018
Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials
Researchers are developing innovative biohybrid systems with information processing functionality.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Weber
wilfried.weber@bioss.uni-freiburg.de
49-761-203-97654
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 17-Jul-2018
Nature Genetics
World's largest study on allergic rhinitis reveals new risk genes
An international team of scientists led by Helmholtz Zentrum München and University of Copenhagen has presented the largest study so far on allergic rhinitis in the journal 'Nature Genetics'. The data of nearly 900,000 participants revealed loci in the human genome whose changes significantly increase the risk of disease.

Contact: Dr. Marie Standl
marie.standl@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-2952
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 17-Jul-2018
Microbiome
The depths of the ocean and gut flora unravel the mystery of microbial genes
Surprisingly, the functions of a huge number of microbial genes are still unknown. This knowledge gap can be thought of as "genomic dark matter" in microbes, and neither computational biology nor current lab techniques have been able address this gap. This challenge has now been tackled through an international collaboration between the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and two other interdisciplinary research centres, namely the IJS in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and RBI in Zagreb (Croatia).

Contact: Sonia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 16-Jul-2018
Samara scientists create a digital dynamic model of cardiovascular system
Samara State Technical University scientists are working on the pilot project of a heart model and are planning to open a computer engineering and digital production competence center.

Contact: Olga Naumova
naumova.os@samgtu.ru
Samara Polytech (Samara State Technical University)

Public Release: 16-Jul-2018
Nature Genetics
AI accurately predicts effects of genetic mutations in biological dark matter
A new machine learning framework, dubbed ExPecto, can predict the effects of genetic mutations in the so-called 'dark matter' regions of the human genome. ExPecto pinpoints how specific mutations can disrupt the way genes express throughout your body. Using the method, its creators computed the genetic ramifications of more than 140 million mutations in different tissues. The researchers also precisely pinpointed mutations potentially responsible for increasing the risk of several immune-related diseases, including Crohn's disease.

Contact: Anastasia Greenebaum
communications@simonsfoundation.org
212-524-6097
Simons Foundation

Public Release: 16-Jul-2018
NeuroTrauma Sciences and Henry Ford Health System to develop exosome technology
NeuroTrauma Sciences, LLC (NTS), a biopharmaceutical company, and Henry Ford Health System, a non-profit organization, today announce that a newly-formed subsidiary of NTS has entered into multi-year Sponsored Research and License Agreements. The new company is named NeurExo Sciences, LLC (NXS) and its goal is to advance Henry Ford's pioneering technology involving exosomes as extracellular vesicles enriched with microRNA for the purpose of treating stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) including concussion, and neuropathies.

Contact: Brenda D. Craig
bcraig3@hfhs.org
313-283-8331
Henry Ford Health System

Public Release: 13-Jul-2018
The Virtual Brain neuroinformatics platform joins the EU's Flagship Human Brain Project
Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health are pleased to announce that 'The Virtual Brain' neuroinformatics platform has joined the EU's Flagship 'Human Brain Project.' Charité's researchers are now integrating their open-source platform into the 'Human Brain Project.' The researchers will focus on refining the theoretical underpinnings of the computer models used, developing efficient simulation technology, and working on neuroinformatics solutions that enhance the reproducibility of studies.
European Union's Horizon 2020

Contact: Dr. Petra Ritter
petra.ritter@charite.de
49-304-505-60005
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018
Genome Research
Massive genome havoc in breast cancer is revealed
Researchers using long-read DNA sequencing have made one of the most detailed maps ever of structural variations in a cancer cell's genome. The map reveals about 20,000 structural variations, few of which have been noted before, in just one cell type associated with one form of breast cancer.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, CSHL Cancer Center, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Pacific Biosciences

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-5055
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018
Cell
International collaboration finds land plant genes in ancient aquatic alga
An international team, which included three University of Maryland researchers, sequenced and analyzed the genome of Chara braunii, a freshwater green alga closely related to land plants. By comparing Chara's genome to multiple land plant genomes, the team was able to identify many important genes that originated in a common ancestor shared by Chara and land plants.
Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Hyogo Science and Technology Association, German Research Foundation

Contact: Irene Ying
zying@umd.edu
University of Maryland

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018
International Conference on Engineering Biomedical Breakthroughs
Leading experts in diabetes, metabolism and biomedical engineering discuss precision medicine
New technologies enable deeper insights into the causes of major diseases such as diabetes, obesity or cancer and open the way to a new generation of diagnostics and therapies. For the first time, the new Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) have invited bioengineers, diabetes researchers and scientists from related therapeutic areas to the International Conference on Engineering Biomedical Breakthroughs on the island of San Servolo in the Venice Lagoon.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Schwarz-Romond
schwarz-romond@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-4133
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018
Nature
New control of cell division discovered
When a cell divides, its constituents are usually evenly distributed among the daughter cells. UZH researchers have now identified an enzyme that guarantees that cell constituents that are concentrated in organelles without a membrane are properly distributed. Their discovery opens up new opportunities for the treatment of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging processes and viral infections.

Contact: Lucas Pelkmans
lucas.pelkmans@imls.uzh.ch
41-446-353-123
University of Zurich

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018
Genome Biology
New perspective on tumor genome evolution
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, deepens understanding of tumor genome evolution and suggests negative selection acting on cancer-essential genes plays a more important role than previously anticipated. Their work, published in Genome Biology, also provides new insights for improving cancer immunotherapies in the future.
Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa

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

Public Release: 11-Jul-2018
Genome Research
New informatics tool makes the most of genomic data
The rise of genomics, the shift from considering genes singly to collectively, is adding a new dimension to medical care; biomedical researchers hope to use the information contained in human genomes to make better predictions about individual health, including responses to therapeutic drugs. A new computational tool developed through a collaboration between the University of Illinois and the Mayo Clinic combines multiple types of genomic information to make stronger predictions about what genomic features are associated with specific drug responses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 11-Jul-2018
Science Advances
DNA marks in adults tracked back to changes in earliest days of life
Scientists have gained a glimpse of how marks on our genes that could be linked to adverse health outcomes in later life behave differently in the first few days after conception, according to new research published in Science Advances.
Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Lucy Fordham
lucy.fordham@lshtm.ac.uk
020-792-72802
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 10-Jul-2018
Nature Communications
Big Data analysis identifies new cancer risk genes
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona developed a new method to systematically identify genes contributing to heritable cancer risk. Their work, which is published in Nature Communications, is a success story for data sharing and openness in science. Just three researchers identified new cancer genes only using publically available data.
European Research Council, AXA Research Fund, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa, Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts University

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

Public Release: 10-Jul-2018
Nature Genetics
What does the koala genome tell us about the taste of eucalyptus?
Sequencing of the koala genome has revealed some interesting qualities about these marsupials on their sense of taste. They have more bitter taste receptor genes than any other Australian marsupial, and most mammals. This possibly enables the animals to detect toxic metabolites contained in eucalyptus. Koalas even have functional receptors for both sweetness and umami.
Kyoto University, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Science Society

Contact: Raymond Kunikane Terhune
comms@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-757-535-728
Kyoto University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2018
JST releases 'TogoVar', an integrated database for Japanese genome variants/variations
'TogoVar' is an integrated database for human genome variants/variations in Japanese population. With 'TogoVar', you can search allele frequencies of human genome variants/variations among several databases including new data sets generated from the genome data of Japanese people registered in the NBDC Human Database. 'TogoVar' aims to be a Japanese genome information infrastructure and contribute to the development of genomic medical science, which would lead to advancement of personalized (precision) medicine including genetic counseling.

Contact: Nobutaka Mitsuhashi
nbdc-kikaku@jst.go.jp
81-352-148-491
Japan Science and Technology Agency

Public Release: 10-Jul-2018
Cell Reports
Altered gene regulation is more widespread in cancer than expected
Researchers identified hundreds of cancer-associated genes for which structural rearrangements in their regulatory regions were associated with altered expression in cancer.

Contact: Allison Mickey
allison.huseman@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Jul-2018
Global Innovation Index 2018: China cracks top 20
China broke into the world's top 20 most-innovative economies as Switzerland retained its No. 1 spot in the Global Innovation Index (GII) published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and GII Knowledge Partners. The GII ranks 126 economies based on 80 indicators, ranging from intellectual property filing rates to scientific and technical publications, helping global decision makers better understand how to stimulate innovative activity that drives economic and human development.

Contact: Marshall Hoffman
marshall@hoffmanpr.com
703-533-3535
World Intellectual Property Organization

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