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Public Release: 11-Sep-2017
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Study of circular DNA comes full circle with use of old technique
A 50-year-old lab technique is helping researchers better understand circular DNA, a lesser-known and poorly understood cousin of the linear version commonly associated with life's genetic blueprint. With the aid of a process called density gradient centrifugation, a research team recently published a study that for the first time characterizes all of the circular DNA in the worm C. elegans, as well as in three human cell types. 
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utdallas.edu
972-883-2155
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 8-Sep-2017
PLOS ONE
A-MUD: A method for automatically detecting mouse song
Mice produce a remarkable repertoire of vocalizations across five octaves, which they emit during mating and other contexts. Analyses of mice song can provide important information about their social behavior and for research into neuropsychiatric disorders. But their songs are in the ultrasonic range and inaudible for humans. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna and the Acoustics Research Institute now developed a freely available method to automatically detect mouse vocalizations instead of manually.

Contact: Sarah Zala
sarah.zala@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-7352
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Paint by numbers
Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a new method for reconstructing continuous biological processes, such as disease progression, using image data. The study was published in 'Nature Communications'.

Contact: Alexander Wolf
alex.wolf@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-4217
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
This one goes up to 11: Researchers crack code for genetic 'control dials'
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technique to crack the underlying DNA code for the 'control dials' that determine levels of gene activity in bacteria. The discovery has important implications for biotechnology, because genetically engineered bacteria and other organisms are used to produce useful molecules such as new materials and drugs.
Fundación Marcelino Botín, Spanish Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras, European Research Council

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

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Current Pharmacology Reports
Certara paper shows viral kinetic modeling grows flu knowledge, advances drug development
As the number of drug-resistant influenza strains grows, and the challenge to identify the best strains to include in the next year's vaccine continues, researchers are searching for better ways to develop safer, more effective anti-viral drugs. Viral kinetic modeling, combined with pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling, is proving a fruitful resource. Certara's review paper in Current Pharmacology Reports highlights the benefits of combining mathematical modeling types to maximize the use of all pre-clinical, clinical and epidemiological data.

Contact: Lisa Osborne
lisa@ranahealth.com
206-992-5245
Certara

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Science Advances
Due to climate change, one-third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070
The Earth's changing climate could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, according to a global analysis reported Sept. 6 in the journal Science Advances. Parasite loss could dramatically disrupt ecosystems, and the new study suggests that they are one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth.
University of California -- Berkeley, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
mSystems
On a quest to improve treatments for inflammatory bowel disease
Scientist Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD, joined the Gladstone Institutes seven years ago, and she brought with her a special type of mice that develop inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Coincidentally, microbiome expert Katherine Pollard, PhD, was looking for a model to study the disease. Particularly because she is an IBD patient herself.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Julie Langelier
julie.langelier@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-5000
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
Reproducing the computational environments of experiments
Experiments increasingly rely on high-performance computing software. Differences in software environments can cause problems when those experiments need to be reproduced -- so scientists at the MDC in Berlin are helping find a solution.

Contact: Martin Ballaschk
martin.ballaschk@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3714
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 4-Sep-2017
DNA Research
First detailed decoding of complex finger millet genome
Finger millet has two important properties: The grain is rich in important minerals and resistant towards drought and heat. Thanks to a novel combination of state-of-the-art technologies, researchers at the University of Zurich were able to decode the large and extremely complex genome of finger millet in high quality for the first time. This represents a fundamental basis for improving food security in countries like India and parts of Africa.
Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: Kentaro K. Shimizu
kentaro.shimizu@ieu.uzh.ch
41-446-356-740
University of Zurich

Public Release: 31-Aug-2017
Science
Reconstructing life at its beginning, cell by cell
In a technological tour de force, Berlin scientists have created a virtual model of an early fly embryo. Its interactive interface allows researchers to explore the blueprint that underlies development at unprecedented spatial resolution and predict which cells express which genes.

Contact: Jana Schluetter
presse@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2121
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 30-Aug-2017
American Naturalist
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
A group of ecologists has started creating a periodic table of ecological niches similar to chemistry's periodic table. It will be a critical resource for scientists seeking to understand how a warming climate may be spurring changes in species around the globe.
National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
Movement Disorders
Altered bacterial communities in the gut could be an indicator for Parkinson's disease
By the time Parkinson's disease manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly destroyed. In search of an early portent of the disease, researchers of the University of Luxembourg, may now have found one in the gut: they have shown that the bacterial community in the gut of Parkinson's patients differs from that of healthy people even at a very early stage of the disease. results in the scientific journal Movement Disorders.

Contact: Thomas Klein
thomas.klein@uni.lu
352-466-644-5148
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 28-Aug-2017
JAMA Neurology
Study corrects the record on the relative risk of Alzheimer's between men and women
White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives. The findings from one of the world's largest big-data studies on Alzheimer's counter long-held beliefs about who is at greatest risk for the disease and when, suggesting new avenues for clinical trials.
Global Alzheimer's Association Interactive Network initiative, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Zen Vuong
zvuong@usc.edu
213-300-1381
University of Southern California

Public Release: 25-Aug-2017
McIndoe awarded $12.8 million grant to continue to lead national consortium on diabetic complications
Dr. Richard A. McIndoe, bioinformatics expert and associate director of the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received a $12.8 million grant to continue to lead a national research initiative focused on reducing the complications of diabetes.
Diabetic Complications Consortium

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@augusta.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2017
European Journal of Human Genetics
Millions of novel genetic variants found in 1,000 Swedish individuals
An extensive exercise to map genetic variation in Sweden has found 33 million genetic variants, 10 million of which are novel. Large-scale DNA sequencing methods were used to analyze the whole genome of 1,000 individuals from different parts of the country. The study was led by researchers at Uppsala University, who have published their findings in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Contact: Professor Ulf Gyllensten
ulf.gyllensten@igp.uu.se
46-708-993-413
Uppsala University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2017
Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS
Getting hold of quantum dot biosensors
Harnessing the nano-tractor-beam like abilities of optical tweezers, researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, developed an all-silicon nanoantenna to trap individual quantum dots suspended in a microfluidic chamber.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 22-Aug-2017
European Urology
Blood test predicts prostate tumor resistance
When bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, treatment with these medications becomes ineffective. Similarly, tumor cells can also change in such a way that renders them resistant to particular medications. This makes it vitally important for cancer patients and their doctors to determine as early as possible whether a specific therapy is working or not. A new blood test developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich can predict drug resistance in patients with advanced prostate cancer.

Contact: Vera Siegler
vera.siegler@tum.de
49-892-892-3325
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
JAX receives $2 million NIGMS grant to study role of RNA structure in gene regulation
With new funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences totaling $2,059,618 over five years, JAX Assistant Professor Zhengqing Ouyang, Ph.D., will build a research program to reveal the roles of RNA structure in post-transcriptional regulation at the genome scale.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: News
news@jax.org
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
Penn Medicine receives NIH training grants for genomic medicine
The University of Pennsylvania is the first institution with more than one training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, now with three.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Infanti
john.infanti@uphs.upenn.edu
215-301-5221
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
Scientific Reports
Into the wild for plant genetics
A new paper by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew reveals the opportunities for portable, real-time DNA sequencing in plant identification and naming. Using a handheld DNA sequencing device they conducted the first genomic plant sequencing in the field at a fraction of the speed of traditional methods, offering exciting possibilities to conservationists and scientists the world over.
Pilot Study Grant to JDP, Howard Lloyd Davies legacy grant to ASTP, Calleva Foundation Phylogenomic Research Programme, Sackler Trust

Contact: Ciara O'Sullivan
c.osullivan@kew.org
44-208-332-5605
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Under the redwoods, UC Santa Cruz fights kids' cancer using computers
The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office recently sat down with Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative Founder Olena Morozova and UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Scientific Director David Haussler to learn more about how UC Santa Cruz is working to better understand and better treat cancer in children -- all without the benefit of a medical school.

Contact: Alexis Morgan
amorgan1@ucsc.edu
831-515-8142
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
UC Santa Cruz genomics undergrad awarded prestigious NIH research scholarship
UC Santa Cruz junior and Genomics Institute scholar Stefanie Brizuela has been selected by the Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) as a UGSP Scholar. Brizuela will receive a scholarship for qualified educational and living expenses up to $20,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is currently an undergraduate researcher, working with Dr. Angela Brooks, Assistant Professor in Biomolecular Engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering.

Contact: Alexis Morgan
amorgan1@ucsc.edu
831-515-8142
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Genome Biology
How the genome sets its functional micro-architecture
EPFL scientists show how DNA is organized into specific regions, and that this depends on a combination of genomic distance and the presence of the CTCF protein.
EPFL, University of Geneva, Swiss National Research Fund, European Research Council

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
ZooKeys
New proposal for a subspecies definition triggered by a new longhorn beetle subspecies
The discovery of a new Scandinavian longhorn beetle subspecies triggered a discussion on the vague classification rank. As a result, a newly proposed subspecies definition has been published along with the description of the taxon in the open access journal ZooKeys. To the authors, before being determined as a subspecies, a population needs to be deemed a potentially incipient new species, diagnosed by a minimum of one heritable trait and, at least, partially isolated geographically.

Contact: Johannes Bergsten
johannes.bergsten@nrm.se
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Bioinformatics
Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain
A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Shuiwang Ji
sji@eecs.wsu.edu
509-335-4427
Washington State University

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