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Public Release: 3-Jul-2018
Emerging gene editing approach seeks broad spectrum crop disease resistance
A Dallas researcher's gene editing approach seeks broad spectrum crop disease resistance

Contact: Dr. Junqi Song
junqi.song@ag.tamu.edu
972-952-9244
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 3-Jul-2018
Cell Reports
Building trees: The protein controlling neuron branch growth
A protein called 'MetastasisMetastasis-suppressor 1' (MTSS1) activates one pathway and inhibits another competing pathway, thus playing a dual role that determines how neuron branches in the brain form.

Contact: Mari Toyama
pe@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Kyoto University

Public Release: 2-Jul-2018
Nature Genetics
Koala genome cracked Down Under to help save species
Scientists at the Earlham Institute in Norwich, UK, have played a major role as part of a consortium led by the Australian Museum Research Institute and the University of Sydney to sequence the koala genome for the first time, with the findings published in Nature Genetics. The findings of the research could ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's most beloved animals, which is under threat from habitat loss, chlamydia and the koala retrovirus (KoRV).

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

Public Release: 2-Jul-2018
Scientific Reports
What articulation-relevant brain regions do when we listen
With an exceptional research design, Freiburg scientists have solved a research question that has been debated for decades.

Contact: Dr. Tonio Ball
tonio.ball@uniklinik-freiburg.de
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 2-Jul-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The spliceosome: The tailor that coordinates the 'snip and stitch' of genetic information
For the first time, research by SISSA and CNR sheds light on the functioning of a complex cellular system, composed by proteins and RNA, whose defects are involved in more than 200 diseases. A major step towards the development of possible drugs.

Contact: Donato Ramani
ramani@sissa.it
39-040-378-7513
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati

Public Release: 2-Jul-2018
Nature Plants
Fern-tastic! Crowdfunded fern genomes published in Nature Plants
With crowdfunded support, researchers have sequenced the first two fern genomes ever. Their results, including the discovery of an ancient gene transfer and novel symbiosis mechanisms, appear this month in Nature Plants.

Contact: Keith Hannon
kch95@cornell.edu
607-288-2578
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 29-Jun-2018
Nature Genetics
Researchers apply computing power to track the spread of cancer
Princeton researchers have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. This migration of cells can lead to metastatic disease, which causes about 90 percent of cancer deaths from solid tumors -- masses of cells that grow in organs such as the breast, prostate or colon. Understanding the drivers of metastasis could lead to new treatments aimed at blocking the process of cancer spreading through the body.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Molly Sharlach
sharlach@princeton.edu
609-258-6740
Princeton University, Engineering School

Public Release: 27-Jun-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Reproducibility matters in large-scale maize study
A plant's health is affected not only by conditions such as water and temperature, but by the microorganisms that live around its roots. This rhizosphere microbiome regulates nutrient availability to the plant from the soil and can impact plant growth and yields. An international team reported on the results of a large-scale field study that partially replicates earlier trials to identify soil microbes that colonize plants and which can be associated with particular traits.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, NSF INSPIRE Program

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Jun-2018
BMC Biology
What makes dogs man's best friend?
Working with ancient dog DNA and DNA from village dogs, University of Michigan researchers find new genetic sites linked to common domestication traits--genes that are also responsible for rare genetic syndromes in humans.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Malcom
kmalcom@med.umich.edu
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public Release: 25-Jun-2018
Nature Methods
Discovery of a major technical error will improve epigenetics research
An error in one of the most widely used methods in epigenetics, DIP-seq, can cause misleading results. This may have major significance in the research field, where 'big data' and advanced methods of DNA analysis are used to study vast amounts of data. Correcting for the errors in existing DIP-seq data may lead to new discoveries from previous studies of human epigenetics. The findings, by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are published in Nature Methods.
Swedish Research Council, Swedish Cancer Society, Medical Research Council

Contact: Karin Söderlund Leifler
karin.soderlund.leifler@liu.se
46-132-81395
Linköping University

Public Release: 25-Jun-2018
Nature Chemical Biology
Pulses raised as new study reveals secrets of the plant that keeps people calm
Chemical secrets of a plant used throughout history for its calming effects have been revealed in new research.

Contact: Adrian Galvin
Adrian.Galvin@jic.ac.uk
44-160-345-0238
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 22-Jun-2018
Using the GA4GH toolkit: htsget streaming API for genomic data [webinar]
Bioinformatics
GA4GH streaming API htsget a bridge to the future for modern genomic data processing
In a paper in the journal Bioinformatics released on June 20, the Large Scale Genomics Work Stream announced six new implementations of its htsget protocol for streaming genomic without using file transfers.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Angela Page
angela.page@ga4gh.org
617-714-8048
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Public Release: 22-Jun-2018
BMC Bioinformatics
Blood test predicts spastic cerebral palsy
Researchers at Nemours and the University of Delaware have developed a blood test predictive of spastic cerebral palsy. Their study, published in BMC Bioinformatics, showed that DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic CP patients (Crowgey et al.). New and better ways to identify infants with CP are needed so that interventions can start earlier for more children.
Delaware Bioscience Center for Advanced Technology, National Science Foundation, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Nemours

Contact: Karen Bengston
karen.bengston@nemours.org
302-293-4928
Nemours

Public Release: 22-Jun-2018
Neuron
Important step towards a computer model that predicts the outcome of eye diseases
Understanding how the retina transforms images into signals that the brain can interpret would not only result in insights into brain computations, but could also be useful for medicine. As machine learning and artificial intelligence develop, eye diseases will soon be described in terms of the perturbations of computations performed by the retina. A newly developed model of the retina can predict with high precision the outcome of a defined perturbation.

Contact: Sabine Rosta
Sabine.Rosta@iob.ch
41-763-367-774
Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel

Public Release: 21-Jun-2018
PLOS Pathogens
Starving fungi could save millions of lives each year
Researchers have identified a potentially new approach to treating lethal fungal infections that claim more than 1.6 million lives each year: starving the fungi of key nutrients, preventing their growth and spread.

Contact: Leesa Maroske
leesa.maroske@sydney.edu.au
61-439-784-216
Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 21-Jun-2018
Neuron
New study suggests viral connection to Alzheimer's disease
A first-of-its kind study, next generation sequencing is brought to bear to investigate a culprit in the path to Alzheimer's disease: the presence of viruses in the brain.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Accelerated Medicines Partnership for Alzheimer's Disease, and others

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 21-Jun-2018
Neuron
NIH-funded study finds new evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's disease
Analysis of large data sets from post-mortem brain samples of people with and without Alzheimer's disease has revealed new evidence linking viruses to Alzheimer's clinical traits and genetic factors. Researchers funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, made the discovery by harnessing data from brain banks and cohort studies participating in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership-Alzheimer's Disease (AMP-AD) consortium.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joe Balintfy
nianews3@mail.nih.gov
301-496-1752
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Public Release: 20-Jun-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
DNA barcodes that reliably work: A game-changer for biomedical research
Researchers have developed a new method for correcting the errors that creep into DNA barcodes -- labels used in a wide range of biological experiments -- yielding far more accurate results and paving the way for more ambitious medical research in the future.
University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences, Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 20-Jun-2018
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
News from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
In recent articles, scientists optimize experimental design for understanding potential chemotherapeutic agents, delve into crop responses to salt-water stress, and present a better way to ensure consistency in long-term proteomics studies.

Contact: Laurel Oldach
loldach@asbmb.org
240-283-6648
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Public Release: 20-Jun-2018
Molecular Systems Biology
Towards personalized medicine: One type of data is not enough
To understand the biology of diseased organs researchers can use different types of molecular data. One of the biggest computational challenges at the moment is integrating these multiple data types. A new computational method jointly analyses different types of molecular data and disentangles the sources of disease variability to guide personalised treatment.
European Union's Horizon 2020

Contact: Oana Stroe
stroe@ebi.ac.uk
0044-796-486-2072
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 20-Jun-2018
Nature
The cells that control the formation of fat
A study led by researchers in Switzerland has revealed a new cell type that resides in the body's fat depots where it can actively suppress fat cell formation. This discovery was made using single-cell transcriptomics and opens entirely new avenues to combat obesity and related diseases such as diabetes.
Human Frontier Science Program, Swiss National Science Foundation, Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation for Metabolic Research, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ETH Zurich, Swiss Stem Cell Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-Jun-2018
Nature Communications
A dual-therapy approach to boost motor recovery after a stroke
EPFL scientists have shown that combining a brain-computer interface (BCI) with functional electrical stimulation (FES) can help stroke victims recover greater use of their paralyzed arm -- even years after the stroke.

Contact: José Millàn
jose.millan@epfl.ch
41-798-455-270
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 19-Jun-2018
Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
Success of blood test for autism affirmed
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mary Martialay
martim12@rpi.edu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 19-Jun-2018
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Can evolution explain why the young are often more susceptible than adults to infection?
In many species, including humans, the young are often more susceptible to infection than adults, even after accounting for prior exposure to infection. From an evolutionary perspective this may seem puzzling, as dying young or becoming infertile due to infection means organisms will be unable to reproduce. However, new research from the University of Bath suggests that many species may have evolved to prioritise growth over immunity while maturing.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Chris Melvin
c.m.melvin@bath.ac.uk
44-012-253-83841
University of Bath

Public Release: 19-Jun-2018
Biodiversity Data Journal
Museum collection reveals distribution of Carolina parakeet 100 years after its extinction
While 2018 marks the centenary of the death of the last captive Carolina parakeet -- North America's only native parrot, a team of researchers have shed new light on the previously known geographical range of the species. Their data paper, published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal, is the most comprehensive occurrence dataset for the species ever produced.

Contact: Kevin Burgio
kevin.burgio@uconn.edu
Pensoft Publishers

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