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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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Theoretical and Applied Genetics
New method provides a tool to develop nematode-resistant soybean varieties
Many soybean varieties have a naturally occurring genetic resistance to the soybean cyst nematode, a major pest affecting the crop. The number of copies of the resistance gene varies among cultivars; a new method, developed by University of Illinois researchers, is able to efficiently quantify this variation for the first time. The new method has been tested in greenhouse trials to show that the more copies of the gene, the greater the resistance to SCN.
United Soybean Board

Contact: Lauren Quinn
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Reactome announces annotation and release of 10,000th human protein
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the New York University School of Medicine and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced a major milestone in the Reactome project: the annotation and release of its 10,000th human protein, making it the most comprehensive open access pathway knowledgebase available to the scientific community.
National Institutes of Health, Ontario Research Fund, University of Toronto, OpenTargets, Genome Canada, and European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Contact: Christopher Needles
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
The life cycle of proteins
Some proteins behave in an unusual way: the older they become, the longer their life expectancy. A research team at the Max Delbrück Center in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has now published this paradoxical finding in the journal Cell. Their work has traced the life cycle of thousands of molecules from the translation of mRNA transcripts to the disposal of the proteins they encode. The results are relevant for diseases where there are surplus copies of certain genes.

Contact: Vera Glaßer
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Nature Neuroscience
Does brain size really matter?
Brain size may matter. In the world's largest MRI study on brain size to date, USC researchers and their international colleagues identified seven genetic hotspots that regulate brain growth, memory and reasoning as well as influence the onset of Parkinson's disease.

Contact: Zen Vuong
University of Southern California

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
The Auk: Ornithological Advances
How natural selection acted on 1 penguin species over the past quarter century
University of Washington biologist Dee Boersma and her colleagues combed through 28 years' worth of data on Magellanic penguins to search for signs that natural selection -- one of the main drivers of evolution -- may be acting on certain penguin traits. As they report in a paper published Sept. 21 in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, selection is indeed at work on the penguins at the Punta Tombo breeding site in Argentina.
Wildlife Conservation Society, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, ExxonMobil Foundation, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, National Geographic Society, Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Journal of Molecular Biology
Science at cusp of 'transformational' grasp of life via cell modeling, researchers say
Advances in molecular biology and computer science may lead to a three-dimensional computer model of a cell, the fundamental unit of life, heralding a new era for biological research, medical science, and human and animal health.

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Grant to TSRI-led consortium expands to $207 million
The National Institutes of Health has expanded a five-year funding award to The Scripps Research Institute from $120 million to $207 million, marking a significant increase in scope from the initial award and providing additional details about the network of partners in the TSRI-led consortium.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Maximum human lifespan has already been reached, Einstein researchers conclude
A study published online today in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by the oldest people on record.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Deirdre Branley
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Trends in Biochemical Sciences
Scientists at the CNIO have deconstructed 1 of the myths of biological innovation
While the number of coding genes (those that produce proteins) in the human species has been consistently dwindling in recent years -- the figures have fallen to fewer than 20,000 -- it has been claimed that the dimension of the proteome, the element that executes the instructions in the genome, could be larger. This diversity of proteins has become one of the main sources of complexity in mammals, including the human species.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nuria Noriega
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Aging: Computer simulation finds dangerous molecule activity
All human organisms are attacked by free radicals -- they destroy our cells, and over time they contribute to us ageing. Now, researchers have found out how a particularly dangerous type of free radicals is formed, and it may lead to a better understanding of aging.
Lundbeck Foundation, Russian Science Foundation

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Scattered marine cave biodiversity data to find home in new database WoRCS, Project Report
Considered 'biodiversity reservoirs,' most underwater caves are yet to be explored. Furthermore, species diversity and distributional data is currently scattered enough to seriously hinder conservation status assessments. Thereby, a large international team of scientists has undertaken the World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS) initiative meant to aggregate the data needed to provide information vital for evidence-based conservation. Their Project Report is published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO).

Contact: Vasilis Gerovasileiou
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Nature Genetics
How human genes affect the microbiome
Studies on human twins and experimental work with animals have both confirmed that our microbiome is partly hereditary. But so far, there was only limited information about the host genes that affect the microbiome. Now a new study, led by the University Medical Center Groningen/University of Groningen Department of Genetics has associated genetic loci and specific genes in human DNA to bacterial species and their metabolic signatures.
Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Cardiovasculair Onderzoek Nederland, Nederlandse organisatie voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek, European Research Council

Contact: Rene Fransen
University of Groningen

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
European Research Council awards €1.5 million to arm cereals against pathogens and diseases
Announced today by the European Research Council, Dr. Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute and the Sainsbury Laboratory has been awarded a €1.5 million Starting Grant (over five years) to investigate the immune system of our most important crops. Her research into plants' immune system could create new genetic solutions for protecting plant health and future sustainable crop production.
European Research Council

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
Diabetes: Risk factor air pollution
Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes. Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with colleagues of the German Center for Diabetes Research, reported these results in the journal Diabetes.

Contact: Dr. Kathrin Wolf
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
Study shows how Chinese medicine kills cancer cells
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China -- a Traditional Chinese Medicine -- works to kill cancer cells.

Contact: David Adelson
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Novogene announces joint venture with AITbiotech to establish next-gen sequencing center in Singapore
Novogene Corporation Ltd, a leading global next-generation sequencing (NGS) services and genetics diagnostic company, announced today a joint venture with AITbiotech Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based NGS products and services company, to establish a high-throughput next-generation sequencing and R&D Centre in Singapore. The Singapore center, NovogeneAIT Genomics Singapore, will deliver NGS services using Illumina's latest HiSeq X Ten sequencing system.

Contact: Joyce Peng, Ph.D.
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Scientific Reports
UTA researchers' papers find concept of using light to image, potentially treat PTSD
After years of studying the effects of near-infrared light on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries, a team led by a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineer has published groundbreaking research in Nature's Scientific Reports that could result in an effective, long-term treatment for brain disorders.
UT Brain Initiative

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
A tail of gene expression
Messenger molecules that convey instructions from DNA to protein factories for protein synthesis require special molecular tails for their stability and function. Now, a team of scientists from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) and the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) have found that many messenger molecules in the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea have alternate forms that vary in the lengths and positions of their tails.
DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance, Ramanujan Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology/Government of India, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research/Government of India

Contact: Dasaradhi Palakodeti
National Centre for Biological Sciences

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Genome Research
Flycatcher genome sheds light on causes of mutations
A research team at Uppsala University has determined the complete genetic code of 11 members of a flycatcher pedigree. Doing this, they have for the first time been able to estimate the rate of new mutations in birds. When they combined the new results with mutation rate estimates from other organisms, a clear pattern emerged: The more common a species is, the lower its mutation rate.

Contact: Hans Ellegren
Uppsala University

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Nature Communications
A minimalist theory to predict protein movements
Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm develop a new method that predicts the way in which proteins move to exert their biological functions. They have demonstrated that protein movement is governed by the general shape of these molecules, thereby providing new data on how proteins work -- a key step for drug development.
Swedish Research Council, Swedish eScience Research Center, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Generalitat de Catalunya, European Program Horizon2020, European Research Council

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

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
RHAPSODY, a European symphony for personalized health of diabetes
The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is part of a European consortium project -- coined RHAPSODY -- which reunites researchers and experts from 26 partner institutions in both the public and private sectors. The project focuses on improving the process involved in the diagnosis and fight against diabetes; more specifically, it concentrates on developing biomarkers related to type 2 diabetes, which is the disease's most frequent form. Within this project, SIB is offering its expertise to coordinate the integration of existing clinical data.

Contact: Ioannis Xenarios
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 5-Sep-2016
Biobank storage time as important as age
The amount of time a blood sample used for medical research has been stored at a biobank may affect the test results as much as the blood sample provider's age. These are the findings of a new study from Uppsala University, published in the scientific journal EBioMedicine. Until now, medical research has taken into account age, sex and health factors, but it turns out that storage time is just as important.

Contact: Stefan Enroth
Uppsala University

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
New Investigator Award to help arrest global cereals killer
With a 70 percent increase in global agriculture productivity needed to feed nine billion people by 2050, defending against wheat yellow rust requires immediate action to secure our global food supplies. Dr Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), has been awarded a New Investigator award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to find and breed plants that can better fend off this disease, and potentially reduce the use of pesticides.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Gaming for gut research
Jerôme Waldispühl, who teaches computer science at McGill University, led the group that created a new game called Colony B that is designed to help scientists better understand how particular microbes may be linked to our habits and ultimately our health.
Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Genome Quebec

Contact: Katherine Gombay
McGill University

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