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Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
Earlham Institute launches first CyVerse-UK hub for 'big data' analysis
The Earlham Institue establishes the first UK dedicated high-performance computing (HPC) cluster for international data portal 'CyVerse' -- providing free, open-source genome analysis for big data research.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
Molecular Plant Pathology
John Innes Centre scientists solve 60-year-old Septoria mystery
A new paper from scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich explains why plant breeders have found it difficult to produce wheat varieties which combine high yield and good resistance to Septoria, a disease in wheat which can cut yield losses by up to 50 percent. It traces the problem back to decisions made nearly 60 years ago.
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Sustainable Arable LINK Program, Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board, Elsoms Seeds, Limagrain, Sejet, SW Seed, Syngenta, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Geraldine Platten
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Twenty-five life scientists join EMBO Young Investigator network
Heidelberg, 20 October 2016 - EMBO announced today the selection of 25 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators. They join a network of 74 current and 382 past Young Investigators who represent some of the best young group leaders in the life sciences in Europe and beyond.

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Scientists can listen to proteins by turning data into music
Transforming data about the structure of proteins into melodies gives scientists a completely new way of analyzing the molecules that could reveal new insights into how they work -- by listening to them. A new study published in the journal Heliyon shows how musical sounds can help scientists analyze data using their ears instead of their eyes. The researchers believe their technique could help scientists identify anomalies in proteins more easily.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
International prize in statistics awarded to Sir David Cox for survival analysis model
Prominent British statistician Sir David Cox has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. Like the acclaimed Fields Medal, Abel Prize, Turing Award and Nobel Prize, the International Prize in Statistics is considered the highest honor in its field. It will be bestowed every other year to an individual or team for major achievements using statistics to advance science, technology and human welfare.

Contact: Jill Talley
American Statistical Association

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
Nature Chemistry
The road to green hydrogen runs through mazes in algal proteins
Hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as the successor of crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be industrial -- or even domestic! -- bioreactors with green algae. Their future construction will be possible thanks to an international team of researchers, who have for the first time precisely described the chemical reactions responsible for the stability of hydrogen generation in an aerobic environment by algal enzymes.

Contact: Dr. Adam Kubas
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
Biophysical Journal
Scientists model outer membrane of 12 bacterial species to speed new drugs for 'bad bugs'
Wonpil Im of Lehigh University and his team have investigated the bilayer properties of 21 distinct Lipid A types from 12 gram-negative bacterial species -- an important step in paving the way to new antibiotic drug development. Their results have been published today in an article in Biophysical Journal titled: 'Bilayer Properties of Lipid A from Various Gram-negative Bacteria.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
Molecular Biology and Evolution
New tools identify key evolutionary advantages from ancient hominid interbreeding
Neanderthals. Denisovans. Homo sapiens. Around 50,000 years ago, these hominids not only interbred, but in some cases, modern humans may have also received a special evolutionary advantage from doing so. In a new study published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, computational biologists Fernando Racimo, Davide Marnetto and Emilia Huerta-Sánchez have developed statistical tools and simulations to successfully identify the signatures of these interbred genomic regions.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
Researchers perform large genome-wide analysis of multiple sclerosis
In a genome-wide analysis of more than 110,000 samples, scientists have identified 200 loci associated with multiple sclerosis, a disease in which the immune system attacks the brain and spine, disrupting signaling between the brain and body. By comparing genomes of people with and without MS, they identified 200 variants that were more common among those with MS. Most implicate genes associated with immune cells and function, including a few potentially specific to brain function.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
Genome Research
From Genome Research: Strain-level profiling yields new insights into mother-infant microbiomes
Capturing strain-level genetic differences in human gut microbiomes suggests mother-infant bacterial transmission has been largely overestimated.
National Science Foundation, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, San Simeon Fund, Gladstone Institutes

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
On Philippine isle, research pinpoints 'bull's-eye' of biodiversity
Research uncovers a total of 126 new species, including 40 frogs, one caecilian, 49 lizards, 35 snakes, a freshwater turtle and a crocodile.

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
Cancer Moonshot expands data collection to boost access to information
In response to Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot, representatives from government, academic, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies hope to jump-start the development of an open database for liquid biopsies. The University of Chicago will play a key role, providing data-sharing technology.

Contact: John Easton
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
DNAstack launches genomics platform to accelerate disease research, precision medicine
DNAstack, a Toronto-based genomic software company, today announced the launch of its cloud platform to accelerate genetic disease research and precision medicine. DNAstack provides push-button access to state-of-the-art genomics data analysis and sharing to help scientists more quickly and cost-effectively make sense of the world's exponentially accumulating genomics data and break down barriers to data sharing.

Contact: Lori Lennon

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
Nature Methods
Genomics breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties
A new sequencing technology and computer algorithm have been used to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence of cabernet sauvignon, the world's most popular red wine grape variety.
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines

Contact: Pat Bailey
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 14-Oct-2016
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
Computer taught to intuitively predict chemical properties of molecules
Scientists from MIPT's Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases together with Inria research center, Grenoble, France have developed a software package called Knodle to determine an atom's hybridization, bond orders and functional groups' annotation in molecules. The program streamlines one of the stages of developing new drugs. A paper on the new development has been published in the journal Chemical Information and Modeling.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Light: Science and Applications
Watching the brain in action
Watching millions of neurons in the brain interacting with each other is the ultimate dream of neuroscientists! A new imaging method now makes it possible to observe the activation of large neural circuits, currently up to the size of a small-animal brain, in real time and three dimensions. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich have recently reported on their new findings in Nature's journal Light: Science & Applications.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Razansky
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Drivers of evolution hidden in plain sight
A study published in Science reconstructs the evolutionary history of thousands of protein modifications in 18 related species. Findings highlight a previously unknown strategy for generating the diversity needed for natural selection.
Elison Medical Foundation, Amgen, Mary Gates, National Science Foundation, European Research Council, EMBL

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 12-Oct-2016
New findings published in Nature challenge current view of how pancreatic cancer develops
Researchers in the multidisciplinary PanCuRx research initiative at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and University Health Network's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, led by Dr. Faiyaz Notta and Dr. Steven Gallinger, today published new findings that challenge current beliefs about how and why pancreatic cancer is so aggressive.

Contact: Christopher Needles
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Cretaceous Research
Ancient wingless wasp, now extinct, is one of a kind
Researchers have identified a bizarre, parasitic wasp without wings preserved in 100-million-year-old amber, which seems to borrow parts of its anatomy from a range of other insects but actually belongs to no other family ever identified on Earth.

Contact: George Poinar, Jr.
Oregon State University

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Poring over' DNA
Church's team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard Medical School developed a new electronic DNA sequencing platform based on biologically engineered nanopores that could help overcome present limitations. The method is reported in PNAS.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Genomic study of high school students from Denmark reveals remarkable genetic homogeneity
People from all across Denmark are genetically similar to each other report researchers in the journal GENETICS, a publication of the Genetics Society of America. Eight hundred Danish high school students contributed DNA to the 'Where Are You From?' project, and the data were used to decode population-wide patterns of genetic variation. The study revealed that, in genetic terms, Denmark has a relatively homogeneous population as people have mixed freely across the country.

Contact: Sarah Bay
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
New study reveals major racial bias in leading genomics databases
Researchers have confirmed for the first time that two of the top genomic databases, which are in wide use today by clinical geneticists, reflect a measurable bias toward genetic data based on European ancestry over that of African ancestry. The results of their study was published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

Contact: David Kohn
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Nature Microbiology
Sick or healthy? Bacterial metabolism tells us which -- and why
The human gut is a complex ecosystem: countless bacteria colonize it and help us to digest our food. Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg in collaboration with the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg and the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch have developed a way to study this ecosystem -- the microbiome of the gut -- in unprecedented detail.
Luxembourg National Research Fund

Contact: Thomas Klein
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Journal of of the American College of Cardiology
Dangerous drug interactions uncovered with data science
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and the Data Science Institute at Columbia University have uncovered a potentially dangerous drug interaction using data science.
NIh/National Institute of General Medical Science

Contact: Lucky Tran
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
This little amoeba committed grand theft
About 100 million years ago, a lowly amoeba pulled off a stunning heist, grabbing genes from an unsuspecting bacterium to replace those it had lost. Now Rutgers and other scientists have solved the mystery of how the little amoeba, Paulinella, committed the theft. It engulfed the bacterium, kept that cell alive and harnessed its genes for photosynthesis, the process plants and algae use to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar via solar energy.
National Science Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Todd B. Bates
Rutgers University

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