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Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
$2.4 million grant funds new Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program
A new $2.4-million program, funded by grants from the US National Library of Medicine and Penn State University, establishes the Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program. Its mission is to train the next generation of data scientists in order to assure that the vast wealth of biomedical data resulting from significant scientific discoveries can be mined quickly and efficiently in order to achieve useful results for human health and healing.
National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Penn State University

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Computational research details the activation mechanism of p38α
p38α is a protein involved in chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer, among other pathological conditions. Published in the journal eLife, the study provides a deeper understanding of the structure of this protein, thereby paving the way for the development of more effective inhibitors. These findings are the result of combining fundamental biological data using computational techniques.
Seventh Framework Programme, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, European Research Council, Horizon 2020, Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

Contact: Sònia Armengou
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
A close look into the barley genome
An international consortium, with the participation of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Plant Genome and Systems Biology Department (PGSB), has published methodologically significant data on the barley genome. Their findings are contributing to the development of resistant varieties. The publication appeared in Nature.

Contact: sonja opitz
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Diabetes app forecasts blood sugar levels
Researchers have developed a personalized algorithm that predicts the impact of particular foods on an individual's blood sugar levels, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology. The algorithm has been integrated into an app, Glucoracle, which will allow individuals with type 2 diabetes to keep a tighter rein on their glucose levels -- the key to preventing or controlling the major complications of a disease that affects 8 percent of Americans.

Contact: David Albers

Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
Rosetta online server that includes everyone
Scientists have developed computer algorithms that are clever enough to map out biomolecules' 3-D forms, or create entirely new ones, based on their DNA or RNA sequence. However, doing so requires powerful supercomputers and specialized software that can take advantage of them.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
Nature Biotechnology
New method to ensure reproducibility in computational experiments
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a workflow management system that prevents irreproducibility when analyzing large genomics datasets with computers. Nextflow contributes to establishing good scientific practices and provides an important framework for those research projects where the analysis of large datasets are used to take decisions, for example, in precision medicine.
Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spanish Plan Nacional, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 'Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa 2013-2017', Elixir EXCELERATE project, H2020 European framework project OpenRiskNet, La Caixa Banking Foundation

Contact: Laia Cendros
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
Biological Conservation
Extinction risk for many species vastly underestimated, study suggests
A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they've come up with a formula that will help paint a more accurate picture.

Contact: Jessica Guenzel
Columbia University

Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
PLOS Biology
What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech
A new study, publishing on April 25 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech.

Contact: Yuki Kikuchi

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Medical Image Analysis
Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humans
A result of 10 years work, Lehigh University's Sharon Xiaolei Huang and her team have created a cervical cancer screening technique that, based on an analysis of a very large dataset, has the potential to perform as well or better than human interpretation on other traditional screening results, such as Pap tests and HPV tests -- at a much lower cost. The technique could be used in less-developed countries, where 80 percent of deaths from cervical cancer occur.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Library of Medicine, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Recruitment begins for world's first ovarian cancer vaccine trial
UConn Health is beginning to recruit patients for the world's first personalized genomics-driven ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial. The goal: to prevent an often deadly relapse of the disease in women diagnosed at advanced stages.

Contact: Lauren Woods
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Environmental 'memories' passed on for 14 generations
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and The Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) in Badalona, Spain, have discovered that the impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at least 14 generations -- the most that has ever been seen in animals. The findings will be published on Friday, April 21, in the journal Science.
European Research Council, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, AXA Research Fund, Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris

Contact: Laia Cendros
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Open-source mungbean genetic information website enables better varieties
Scientists and mungbean growers around the world now have access to an open-source website containing the latest genetic information on the qualities of 560 accessions of mungbean.

Contact: Niki Widdowson
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Nature Microbiology
Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics
Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from nature's own resources. The findings -- which could prove very useful in the battle against antibiotic resistance -- were recently published in the journal, Nature Microbiology.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Scientists ID two molecules that inhibit proteins involved in chronic inflammatory disease
Scientists have identified two small molecules that could be pursued as potential treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases. According to a paper published in PLOS Computational Biology, the researchers singled out the molecules using a new drug screening approach they developed.

Contact: Antreas Afantitis

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
As DNA tests become more common, researchers rapidly add equipment to keep up
April 25 is National DNA Day commemorating the day in 1953 when scientists published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. Now, 64 years later, the concept is much more familiar to the average person. And researchers are challenged to keep up with the demand.

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer test
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer. Using a combination of markers specific for these fecal microbes, scientists anticipate that a noninvasive, sensitive clinical diagnostic test potentially can be developed.

Contact: Jeannette Jimenez
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Individualizing health care one byte at a time
Based on a network that finds genes likely to be associated with disease or patient phenotype (symptoms), Robert Hoehndorf, Assistant Professor from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, his student Imane Boudellioua and several collaborators have developed an algorithm that can identify variants that modify the normal function of a gene associated with a specific disease.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Zoosystematics and Evolution
Origins of an enigmatic genus of Asian butterflies carrying mythological names decoded
A group of rare Asian butterflies, which have once inspired an association with Hindu mythological creatures, have been quite a chaos for the experts. In fact, their systematics turned out so confusing that in order to decode their taxonomic placement, scientists had to dig up their roots some 43 million years back. Now, having shed new light on their ancestors, a team of researchers published their findings in the open access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution.

Contact: Valentina Todisco
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Nature Communications
CNIC scientists discover how a decades-old drug reduces the size of a heart attack
The beta-blocker metoprolol can limit cardiac damage in patients having a heart attack.

Contact: Fatima Lois
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Genome Research
Sat nav for bread wheat uncovers hidden genes
Over two billion people worldwide rely on wheat as a staple food, but attempts to sequence its genome have been thwarted by its complexity. Earlham Institute scientists developed new methods, creating the most complete picture to date including over 20,000 genes completely absent from earlier assemblies or found only as fragments. The methods and results have been made freely available for other researchers and breeders to use.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Zoe Dunford
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
New many-toothed clingfish discovered with help of digital scans
Scientists at the University of Washington, Texas A&M University and the Western Australian Museum have discovered and named a new genus and species of clingfish after stumbling upon a specimen preserved in a jar dating back to the 1970s. High-resolution scans and 3-D printing helped the researchers make their discovery.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Nature Genetics
Assay of nearly 5,000 mutations reveals roots of genetic splicing errors
Brown biologists have developed a new system, described in Nature Genetics, that identified and tracked hundreds of genetic variations that alter the way DNA is spliced when cells make proteins, often leading to disease.
National Institutes of Health, SFARI

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
CereScan's latest patent for its neuroimaging database now covers all brain activity measurements
CereScan's second patent expands the company's intellectual property and use of its wholly owned data warehouse, known to be the most comprehensive store of functional brain imaging data, associated patient demographic, clinical information and biomarkers worldwide.

Contact: Rachel Norvell

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Ant agricultural revolution began 30 million years ago in dry, desert-like climate
Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have learned about a key transition in their agricultural evolution. This transition allowed the ants to achieve higher levels of complexity in farming, rivaling the agricultural practices of humans. Scientists report that this transition likely occurred when farming ants began living in dry climates.
Smithsonian Institution, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ryan Lavery

Public Release: 9-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Programmed proteins might help prevent malaria
A new approach to stabilizing protein structures could be key to an efficient vaccine.

Contact: Gizel Maimon
Weizmann Institute of Science

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