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Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
PLOS Biology
Smart road planning could boost food production while protecting tropical forests
Conservation scientists have used layers of data on biodiversity, climate, transport and crop yields to construct a color-coded mapping system that shows where new road-building projects should go to be most beneficial for food production at the same time as being least destructive to the environment. The authors say their study, publishing on Dec. 15, 2016, in PLOS Biology, is an attempt to explore a more 'conciliatory approach' in the hope of starting fruitful discussions between developers and conservation experts.

Contact: Xu Jianchu
jxu@mail.kib.ac.cn
PLOS

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Molecular Cell
U of T researchers make autism breakthrough
The study demonstrates that a drop in one protein is enough to cause autism. Scientists were able to trigger autistic-like behaviour in mice that were engineered to have lower levels of the nSR100 protein, which had previously been found to be reduced in the brains of patients with ASD.
Canadian Institute for Health and Research, European Research Council Starting Grant

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
jovana.drinjakovic@gmail.com
University of Toronto

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
TGen joins with Banner Health to study sports-related brain injuries
Banner Health and the Translational Genomics Research Institute today announced a partnership to find a quicker and more accurate way of diagnosing concussions. Specifically, Banner and TGen will obtain bio-samples from as many as 100 volunteer patients in an effort to find a biomarker -- a genetic signature -- that can definitively indicate when a patient has suffered a concussion, and when they have recovered.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
NIH awards aim to understand molecular changes during physical activity
The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announced today the first awards for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program, which will allow researchers to develop a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity.
National Institutes of Health, NIH Common Fund

Contact: Edmond Byrnes
edmond.byrnes@nih.gov
301-451-6869
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Cladistics
Mutations acquired trans-Pacific may be key to changes in Zika severity
Though Zika has been known for 70 years, in many ways the virus is still poorly understood. A new phylogenetic and geographic analysis of Zika's collected genetic sequences provides the most complete study of the virus's history to date. The analysis reveals indications of a surprisingly complex global background including an under-recorded ancestry in Asia. Further, the analysis identifies specific mutations in the Pacific transit that suggest possible explanations for Zika's recent virulence.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: James Hathaway
jbhathaw@uncc.edu
704-687-5743
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
BioTechniques
Forming a second line of plant defense -- capturing disease-resistant DNA
Scientists have developed a new improved method for capturing longer DNA fragments, doubling the size up to 7,000 DNA bases that can be analyzed for novel genes which provide plants with immunity to disease.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@earlham.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
New study seeks to use human serum to detect heart attacks
A new study, led by Professor Jaesung Jang at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, has developed a new sensor for early detection of heart attack in humans.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean Ministry of Education, 2016 Research Fund of UNIST

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
EMBO Installation Grants to support 10 researchers in establishing laboratories
Ten life scientists have been awarded EMBO Installation Grants to set up independent research laboratories in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling
communications@embo.org
49-160-901-93839
EMBO

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists use 'molecular-Lego' to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level
Western researchers have demonstrated that adding the creation of a new enzyme called TevCas9 to the gene-editing tool, CRISPR, cuts the DNA in two places instead of one. This makes it more efficient and potentially more specific in targeting genes.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Crystal Mackay
cpinare@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 x80387
University of Western Ontario

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Queen's researchers receive funding to track impact of climate change on polar bears
Queen's University researchers Stephen C. Lougheed, Peter Van Coeverden de Groot and Graham Whitelaw have been awarded $9.5 million in total partner cash and in-kind contributions -- including $2.4 million from Genome Canada's Large-Scale Applied Research Project competition -- to monitor impacts of environmental change on polar bears. The project, entitled BEARWATCH, will combine leading-edge genomics and Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to develop a non-invasive means of tracking polar bear response to climate change.
Genome Canada

Contact: Chris Armes
chris.armes@queensu.ca
613-533-6000 x77513
Queen's University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
JCI Insight
Scientists unlock genetic code of diseased lung cells to find new treatments for IPF
Researchers cracked the complete genetic code of individual cells in healthy and diseased human lung tissues to find potential new molecular targets for diagnosing and treating the lethal lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). A team of scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, publish their findings Dec. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insights (JCI Insights).

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Genome Biology
Tracking breast cancer cell genetics reveals longer potential treatment window
Breast cancer cells break away and spread to other parts of the body relatively late on in breast tumor development, an international team of scientists has shown. The research, jointly led by Dr. Peter Van Loo at the Francis Crick Institute, could help refine cancer therapy and is published in the journal Genome Biology.
K G Jebsen Centre for Breast Cancer Research in Norway, Research Council of Norway, Norwegian Cancer Society, South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, Research Foundation - Flanders, Foundation against Cancer in Belgium, KU Leuven

Contact: Francis Crick Institute Press Office
press@crick.ac.uk
44-203-796-3095
The Francis Crick Institute

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
International Union of Crystallography Journal
Why keep the raw data?
The increasingly popular subject of raw diffraction data deposition is examined in a Topical Review in IUCrJ.

Contact: Dr. Jonathan K. Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
01-244-342-878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Molecular switches researched in detail
Seeing, smelling, tasting, regulation of blood pressure -- molecular switches are involved in all of these processes. The mechanism with which these proteins are switched off has been analyzed by a research team at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Gerwert and private lecturer Dr Carsten Kötting. With the aid of infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and computer simulations, they described the process at the subatomic level.
The German Research Foundation

Contact: Carsten Kötting
carsten.koetting@rub.de
49-234-322-4873
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Genome Research
Atlas of the RNA universe takes shape
In the last few years, small snippets of RNA, which may have played a key role in the planet's earliest flickering of life, have been uncovered and examined in great detail. Their discovery, first in the tiny soil-dwelling nematode worm C. elegans and shortly thereafter, across the web of life, marks a revolution in biology, with broad implications in the fight against nearly every known disease.

Contact: Richard Harth
RICHARD.HARTH@ASU.EDU
504-427-2666
Arizona State University

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
Do cannabis users think package warnings are needed?
Legalization of cannabis for medical or leisure use is increasing in the US, and many experts and cannabis users alike agree that package warnings stating the health risks are needed. The warnings suggested by cannabis users are not necessarily the same as those of medical experts though, as shown in a new study published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kbrennan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Scientific Reports
Critical genes unravelled to understand human diseases and support drug discovery
A network analysis of proteins that are most important in responding to environmental signals highlights potential targets for drugs and provides better information on the genetic basis of diseases.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@earlham.ac.uk
07-760-438-218
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Aging
GeroScope -- a computer method to beat aging
It takes decades of work and millions of dollars to develop new anti-ageing drugs. Computer modeling techniques may significantly reduce the time and cost of development. Scientists have devepoled a GeroScope algorithm to identify geroprotectors -- substances that extend healthy life. GeroScope is able to compare changes in the cells of young and old patients and search for drugs with minimal side effects. The ability to simulate biological effects with a high level of accuracy in silico is a real breakthrough.
Life Extension Foundation, Nvidia Corporation

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
7-916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
CSU to provide bioprocessing expertise for Department of Defense
Facilities that manufacture biologic drugs like vaccines are a critical part of the nation's biodefense infrastructure. Possible breaches of data systems controlling these biomanufacturing supply chains call for an assessment of their vulnerability to cyberattacks. Colorado State University's Jean Peccoud is part of a multi-institutional team newly commissioned to analyze the security of the nation's biomanufacturing infrastructure.
Department of Defense

Contact: Anne Manning
anne.manning@colostate.edu
970-491-7099
Colorado State University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Nature Chemical Biology
Small but mighty: Tiny proteins with big roles in biology
Salk scientists discover a small protein important for cellular housekeeping.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Biodiversity Data Journal
Efficiency of insect biodiversity monitoring via Malaise trap samples and DNA barcoding
An international team of scientists evaluated the performance of DNA barcoding and the barcode reference library applied to large-scale Malaise trap samples from two German sites over the span of one summer. The scientists conclude that such approaches could help in providing crucial knowledge of the insect biodiversity and its dynamics, as well as enable more efficient management of a habitat's inventory. Their findings are published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: Dr Matthias F. Geiger
m.geiger@zfmk.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Bioinformatics
Rapid validation for genome assemblies? Introducing KAT: K-mer Analysis Toolkit
A new bioinformatics tool has been released by the Earlham Institute that provides rapid validation for whole genome sequencing data as well as genome assemblies produced from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
160-345-0107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Wise plant analysis
Weizmann Institute's WeizMass and MatchWeiz help identify plant metabolites.

Contact: yael edelman
yael.edelman@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Novel genetic tools for bioassessment of European aquatic ecosystems, COST grant proposal
Aquatic ecosystems of our 'blue planet' are severely impacted by pollution and exploitation. Thus there is an urgent need for conservation actions in order to protect and preserve them. This is why monitoring and bioassessment are crucial. The new DNAqua-Net COST Action, funded by the European Union is set to develop new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems. The grant proposal is published in the open-access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes.
European Union

Contact: Florian Leese
florian.leese@uni-due.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 2-Dec-2016
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
Map of drugs reveals uncharted waters in search for new treatments
Scientists have created a map of all 1,578 licensed drugs and their mechanisms of action -- as a means of identifying 'uncharted waters' in the search for future treatments. Their analysis of drugs licensed through the Food and Drug Administration reveals that 667 separate proteins in the human body have had drugs developed against them -- just an estimated 3.5 percent of the 20,000 human proteins.
The Institute of Cancer Research London

Contact: Claire Hastings
chastings@icr.ac.uk
020-715-35380
Institute of Cancer Research

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