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Public Release: 1-Dec-2016
Cancer Letters
The first analysis of Ewing's sarcoma methyloma opens doors to new treatments
IDIBELL researchers describe the Ewing's sarcoma (ES) methylation profile for the first time. The methylation profile unveils the potential of the PTRF gene as a prognostic marker of the disease. The reestablishment of PTRF expression could serve as a therapeutic option in the future.
Carlos III Institute of Health, Asociación Española contra el Cáncer, Fundación Alba Pérez

Contact: Gemma Fornons
gfornons@idibell.cat
0034-638-685-074
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
Information Sciences
Overlooked elements of language and literature play a key role
Everything is pointing towards success in unravelling the mysteries inherent in every human language, which for nearly 100 years have been an object of intrigue for mathematicians and linguists working on studies into statistics of literature. New analysis of the frequencies of word occurrence in the most famous works of literature, undertaken at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, have shown that our languages are structurally more complex and more exhaustive than they ever before seemed.

Contact: Prof. Stanislaw Drozdz
stanislaw.drozdz@ifj.edu.pl
48-126-628-220
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Nucleic Acids Research
EDGE bioinformatics brings genomics to everyone
A new bioinformatics platform called Empowering the Development of Genomics Expertise (EDGE) will help democratize the genomics revolution by allowing users with limited bioinformatics expertise to quickly analyze and interpret genomic sequence data.

Contact: Nick Njegomir
njegomir@lanl.gov
505-665-9394
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Genome Research
A surprizing finding shines new light on the largest group of human proteins
The study is the largest to map DNA binding sites and protein-protein interactions for C2H2-ZF proteins, the most abundant human proteins.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
jovana.drinjakovic@gmail.com
416-543-7820
University of Toronto

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Nature Methods
Omnipath sends strong signal
Omnipath unifies 27 data resources on biological pathways, helping scientists better understand interactions between signalling proteins. Published in Nature Methods, the Omnipath data resource and Pypath software offer an unprecedentedly clear view on signalling pathways in living systems.

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

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy
A research team at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg has taken an important step in modelling the complexity of the human gut's bacterial communities -- the microbiome -- on the computer. The researchers gathered all known data on the metabolism of 773 bacterial strains -- more than ever before. Working from this data, they developed a computer model for each bacterial strain.
Luxembourg National Research Fund, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 28-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Secret phenotypes: Disease devils in invisible details
The human eye often falls short in the hunt for faint genetic drivers that raise the risk of devastating neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia. But little eludes a microscope optic attached to a computer, and algorithms that can relate previously hidden phenotypes to subtle genetic mutations.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ben Brumfield
ben.brumfield@comm.gatech.edu
404-660-1408
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Nov-2016
Cell Systems
Enough is enough -- stem cell factor Nanog knows when to slow down
The transcription factor Nanog plays a crucial role in the self-renewal of embryonic stem cells. Previously unclear was how its protein abundance is regulated in the cells. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich, working in collaboration with colleagues from ETH Zürich, now report in Cell Systems that the more Nanog there is on hand, the less reproduction there is.

Contact: Dr. Carsten Marr
carsten.marr@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-2158
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 23-Nov-2016
TGen awarded $200,000 by NVIDIA Foundation to accelerate its technology
Faster and more precise information about how best to treat cancer patients should be possible thanks to a $200,000 Compute the Cure grant announced today from the NVIDIA Foundation to the Translational Genomics Research Institute. This process will advance the practice of precision medicine by quickly informing doctors with the best options for attacking each individual patient's cancer.
NVIDIA Foundation

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

Public Release: 23-Nov-2016
Avian Research
Genomics reveals hen harrier is 2 distinct species
Deemed as one species spread across different continents, scientists confirm that the Eurasian hen harrier and the American Northern harrier are in fact two distinct species.

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

Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Diversity without limits
Now, researchers at Temple and Oakland universities have completed a new tree of prokaryotic life calibrated to time, assembled from 11,784 species of bacteria. The new tree explores grand patterns of evolutionary change that, surprisingly, has revealed remarkable similarities with that of eukaryotes, including animals, plants, and fungi.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Science Signaling
Secretion rates and amounts of insulin trigger different responses in gene expression
Japanese researchers have found that genes respond differently to the amount and rate of secretions of insulin, a hormone whose malfunction can lead to obesity and diabetes. Some genes express themselves quickly when stimulated by high levels of insulin, while others pick up on low sustained levels of the hormone, and repress themselves instead.

Contact: Kanako Takeda
kouhou@adm.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
81-358-410-654
University of Tokyo

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Family ties: Immune response size controlled by cell 'inheritance'
Australian and Irish researchers have gained previously unachievable insights into how the size of our immune response is controlled, by developing new imaging and computational biology approaches to follow the behaviour of hundreds of cells.
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland, European Union Seventh Framework Programme, Australian Postgraduate Award, Edith Moffat Scholarship, Cancer Council Victoria, Victorian Government

Contact: Vanessa S Solomon
communications@wehi.edu.au
61-475-751-811
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
BGRF scientists publish seminal paper and announce project to develop biomarkers of aging
The Biogerontology Research Foundation announces the international collaboration on signaling pathway perturbation-based transcriptomic biomarkers of aging. On Nov. 16, scientists at the Biogerontology Research Foundation alongside collaborators from Insilico Medicine Inc., Johns Hopkins University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Boston University, Novartis, Nestle and BioTime Inc. announced the publication of their proof of concept experiment demonstrating the utility of a novel approach for analyzing transcriptomic, metabolomic and signalomic data sets, titled iPANDA, in Nature Communications.
Insilico Medicine, Inc., Johns Hopkins University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Boston University, Novartis, Nestle, BioTime Inc.

Contact: Charlotte Casebourne
casebourne@bg-rf.org.uk
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Scientist strengthens tools to track animal, ecosystem responses to environmental changes
By charting the slopes and crags on animals' teeth as if they were mountain ranges, scientists at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum have created a powerful new way to learn about the diets of extinct animals from the fossil record. The new quantitative approach to analyzing dentition, reported Nov. 21 in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, will also give researchers a clearer picture of how animals evolve in response to changes in their environment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
GigaScience
Living fossil genome unveiled
Published today in GigaScience, is the genome sequence of Ginkgo biloba, the oldest extant tree species. Researchers at BGI, Zheijiang University and Chinese Academy of Sciences carried out the work. Ginkgo is considered a 'living fossil,' as it evolved 270 million years ago and has changed little since. Given its unique position in the evolutionary tree of life and longevity as a species, the ginkgo genome will provide a resource investigating evolution and plant defenses.
Shenzhen Municipal Government, Public Technology Research Project of Zhejiang Province, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Scott Edmunds
Scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
Science Advances
'Freeze-frame' proteins show how cancer evolves
Scientists from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions are using synthetic biology to capture elusive, short-lived snippets of DNA that healthy cells produce on their way to becoming cancerous.
WM Keck Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, John S. Dunn Gulf Coast Consor

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
BMC Genomics
Another species of Varroa mite threatens European honeybees
A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies and disease, a Purdue University study says.
US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Gladys Andino
gandino@purdue.edu
765-494-0935
Purdue University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Cell
The CNIO takes part in the biggest European project for the study of the epigenome
The International Human Epigenome Consortium publishes simultaneously a collection of 41 papers that contain major advances in the study of the Human epigenome -- 24 of which appear today in Cell Press magazines. The Structural Biology and Biocomputing Programme together with the National Institute Bioinformatics unit at the National Cancer Research Center participate signing different studies and leading three of them.

Contact: Cristina de Martos
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-917-328-000
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Cell
Landmark project shows heart disease and arthritis risk raised by genetic changes in blood
Today in Cell and associated journals, 24 research studies from the landmark BLUEPRINT project and IHEC consortia reveal how variation in blood cells' characteristics and numbers can affect a person's risk of developing complex diseases such as heart disease, and autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes.

Contact: Mark Thomson
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-92384
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Science
Engineering a more efficient system for harnessing carbon dioxide
A team from the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany, by tapping the DNA synthesis expertise of the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), has reverse engineered a biosynthetic pathway for more effective carbon fixation. This novel pathway is based on a new CO2-fixing enzyme that is nearly 20 times faster than the most prevalent enzyme in nature responsible for capturing CO2 in plants by using sunlight as energy.
European Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, ETH Zurich, Max-Planck-Society, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Conservation Letters
Scientists design first reserve network balancing fishing benefits, species protection
Scientists have designed a marine reserve network to protect species threatened by overfishing while boosting fishing yields on nearby fishing grounds, resolving a long-standing global 'conserve or catch' conflict in marine conservation efforts. A team led by scientists from the Smithsonian's Marine Conservation Program report in the journal Conservation Letters Nov. 17 that they have designed the model network of marine reserves off the Caribbean coast of Honduras.

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Neurons in the human eye are organized for error correction
Neurons found in the human eye naturally display a form of error correction in the collective visual signals they send to the brain, according to a new study in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Michael J. Berry II
berry@princeton.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Pitt, Pfizer team up on health data analytics
The University of Pittsburgh and biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. have announced a partnership to develop a computational model that will help identify the drivers of schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and related brain diseases and enable researchers to better understand and treat the diseases.

Contact: John Fedele
jfedele@pitt.edu
412-624-4148
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Nature Chemical Biology
Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome
The bacteria we carry within us could be a untapped source of new drugs. Researchers put this idea to the test by mining the human microbiome for new antibiotics -- and identified two compounds that might be effective against some particularly dangerous bacteria.
National Institutes of Health, Rainin Foundation

Contact: Katherine Fenz
kfenz@rockefeller.edu
212-327-7913
Rockefeller University

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