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Public Release: 7-Sep-2018
Nature Ecology & Evolution
Superbugs jumping frequently between humans and animals
In a recent study, researchers found that cows are a source of resistant staphylococcus strains causing infections in humans today.

Contact: Prof. Jukka Corander
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 5-Sep-2018
Rich inner lives: exploring the connection between cancer and the human microbiome
This cutting-edge Special Issue from ecancermedicalscience collects six original review articles that examine the complex relationship between microbes and cancer, from cause to treatment and beyond.

Contact: Audrey Nailor

Public Release: 4-Sep-2018
George Mason researcher part of team awarded $2.5 million grant to fight deadly virus
Kylene Kehn-Hall, an associate professor in George Mason University's School of Systems Biology within the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, is collaborating with scientists from the University of Maryland and QIAGEN, a worldwide provider of molecular technologies and genomics analysis solutions, on a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the hopes of developing remedies to the Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV).
US Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: John Hollis
George Mason University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2018
Nature Genetics
Genome-wide study identifies genes linked to diverticular disease
A genome wide association study reveals potential genes behind the common painful intestinal condition diverticulitis, and could point the way toward new treatment options.

Contact: Kelly Malcom
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public Release: 3-Sep-2018
Current Bioinformatics
Enhancers are easier to predict in the adult stage than those in the fetal stage
Enhancers are short DNA regions that improve transcription efficiency by recruiting transcription factors. Identifying enhancer regions is important to understand the process of gene expression. In this paper, authors proposed a method based on support vector machines (SVMs) to investigate enhancer prediction on cell lines and tissues from EnhancerAtlas. Specifically, authors focused on predicting enhancers on different developmental stages of heart and lung tissues.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 30-Aug-2018
Nucleic Acids Research
An international team led by the CNIO reveals that human genome could contain up to 20 percent fewer genes
A new study led by the CNIO reveals that up to 20 percent of genes classified as coding (those that produce the proteins that are the building blocks of all living things) may not be coding after all because they have characteristics that are typical of non-coding or pseudogenes (obsolete coding genes). The work once again highlights doubts about the number of real genes present in human cells 15 years after the sequencing the human genome.

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2018
Nature Communications
New way to break cancer's vicious cycle
This study reveals how some tumors fuel their own growth and how stopping this vicious cycle could lead to new treatments.
Terry Fox Research Institute, Canadian Institute for Health Research, Cancer Research Society of Canada

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
University of Toronto

Public Release: 28-Aug-2018
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
Scientists sweep cellular neighborhoods where Zika hides out
Researchers report a comprehensive analysis of interactions between Zika virus proteins and native human proteins. One of their findings gives insight into how Zika escapes immune signaling and where the virus proliferates inside the cell.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Research Chairs Program

Contact: Laurel Oldach
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Public Release: 27-Aug-2018
Nature Biotechnology
Scientists 'fix' bacterial tree of life
Bacterial classification has been given a complete makeover by a team of University of Queensland researchers, using an evolutionary tree based on genome sequences. The study, led by Professor Philip Hugenholtz from UQ's School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, relied on a technique called metagenomics, where bacterial genomes are obtained straight from environmental samples, to create a more complete picture of the structure of the bacterial kingdom.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Phil Hugenholtz
University of Queensland

Public Release: 26-Aug-2018
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship awards to 18 top young scientists
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 18 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its Spring Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country. The Fellowship encourages the nation's most promising young scientists to pursue careers in cancer research by providing them with funding to work on innovative projects.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 22-Aug-2018
ASU receives multimillion grant from NSF to create a national biorepository
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) has named Arizona State University as its primary location to house a national biorepository for the next 30 years. Hundreds of thousands of biological samples collected over the next three decades from 81 field sites across the U.S. will be curated by ASU and made available to the greater scientific community. The project is funded by a $4.1 million NSF grant, projected to increase to $35 million over 30 years.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sandra Leander
Arizona State University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2018
Penn radiation oncology invests in virtual reality
From a mindfulness experience to patient education and medical training, Penn Radiation Oncology announces plans to invest in VR.

Contact: John Infanti
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 22-Aug-2018
Neandertal mother, Denisovan father!
Up until 40,000 years ago, at least two groups of hominins inhabited Eurasia -- Neandertals in the west and Denisovans in the east. Now, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) in Leipzig (Germany) sequenced the genome of an ancient hominin individual from Siberia, and discovered that she had a Neandertal mother and a Denisovan father.
Max Planck Society, Max Planck Foundation, European Research Council, Russian Science Foundation

Contact: Sandra Jacob
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Public Release: 22-Aug-2018
Genome Research
Epic genetic: the hidden story of wheat
Published in Genome Research, based on a novel method developed by Earlham Institute, UK, an international research team have uncovered the hidden genetic secrets that give wheat its remarkable ability for local adaptation -- revealing a previously untapped resource for breeding better, more resilient wheat.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 21-Aug-2018
npj Regenerative Medicine
Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory identify new genetic regulators of regeneration
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of Maine have discovered that genetic material in the cell that was previously thought to be 'junk' because of its apparent lack of function likely plays a part in regulating genetic circuits responsible for regeneration in highly regenerative animals. The discovery could one day lead to the development of drugs to trigger the dormant pathways for regeneration in humans.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Scott R. MacKenzie Foundation, American Heart Association

Contact: Stefanie Matteson
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Aug-2018
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Your office may be affecting your health
New UA-led research found that open office seating arrangements offer health benefits not seen in workers in cubicles or private offices.
US General Services Administration Wellbuilt for Wellbeing

Contact: Stacy Pigott
University of Arizona

Public Release: 20-Aug-2018
Listeria surveillance: New EU-wide study reveals that most outbreaks remain undetected
More than half of the severe listeriosis cases in the European Union belong to clusters, many of which are not being picked up fast enough by the current surveillance system, suggests a new article published in Eurosurveillance. The large-scale study looked into listeriosis epidemiology through whole genome sequencing and found that this method, when implemented at EU-level, could lead to faster detection of multi-country outbreaks, saving up to five months of the investigations.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Contact: ECDC Press Office
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Public Release: 14-Aug-2018
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
Inching closer to a soft spot in isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis
Researchers comparing clonal strains of the mycobacteria that cause TB, before and after they developed resistance to a first-line drug, found that a single genetic change may not always have identical effects on bacterial fitness.
Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, or Colciencias, American Type Culture Collection

Contact: Laurel Oldach
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Public Release: 14-Aug-2018
Scientific Reports
Fishing quotas upended by nuclear DNA analysis
Fishing quotas have been decided using an inadequate method for decades, according to a Scientific Reports study. The same method has also been used to decide about culling, hunting quotas, or translocating threatened species. Analysing the nuclear genome of sardines shows previously unrecognised genetic differences between populations, which are not identified by the go-to-method for Isolation-By-Distance, mitochondrial DNA analysis.

Contact: Therese van Wyk
University of Johannesburg

Public Release: 14-Aug-2018
Nature Scientific Data
Large collection of brain cancer data now easily, freely accessible to global researchers
A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data, one of only two such large collections in the country, has been made freely available worldwide by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Karen Teber
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Aug-2018
Applications in Plant Sciences
Generating DNA sequence data in the developing world
For many laboratories in the developing world, lack of funding and practical experience are hurdles to generating their own DNA sequence data. However, the financial, technical, and logistical burden of producing sequence data has dropped precipitously in recent years. Researchers compared methods for generating sequence data in a study in West Java, Indonesia, and present a practical workflow allowing scientists with limited resources to build capacity to produce DNA sequence data in their own laboratories.
National Science Foundation, Arnold Arboretum

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 10-Aug-2018
Icahn Institute partners in $6.5 million NIH award to advance precision medicine
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded $6.5 million to a consortium that includes the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to establish the Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling. The multi-institution biomedical technology resource center will accelerate the development of predictive models of biological systems to guide precision medicine and bioengineering and provide much-needed model building resources to the research community.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Aug-2018
Gips-Schüle Foundation funds new research group in Konstanz
Collective behaviour and early career researcher Dr Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin begins her work as the first Gips-Schüle Junior Research Group Leader at the University of Konstanz with long-term funding from the foundation.
Gips-Schüle Foundation

Contact: Julia Wandt
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 8-Aug-2018
Cleveland Clinic researchers receive $4.7 million NIH grant to prevent cancer-associated thrombosis
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded a $4.7 million grant to Cleveland Clinic to study the prevention of life-threatening, cancer-associated blood clots. The new funding will support a Cleveland Clinic-led research consortium, which will focus on developing strategies to prevent cancer-associated thrombosis (blood clot formation), a potential side effect of cancer treatment.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Alicia Reale
Cleveland Clinic

Public Release: 8-Aug-2018
For the first time, scientists are putting extinct mammals on the map
Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Gothenburg have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species (nearly 6,000 in total) and overturning many previous ideas about global patterns of biodiversity. The atlas shows where species occur today as well as where they would occur, if they had not been driven away or extinct. The database is publicly available.
Carlsberg Foundation Semper Ardens MegaPast2Future grant, European Research Council, VILLUM FOUNDATION

Contact: Jens-Christian Svenning
Aarhus University

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