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News Release 29-Jan-2019
Research Resource Identifiers improve proper use of cell lines in biomedical studies
Using Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) helps reduce the improper use of cell lines in biomedical studies, according to a study published today in eLife.
NIH Office of the Director, NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Emily Packer

News Release 28-Jan-2019
Nature Genetics
Big data provides clues for characterizing immunity in Japanese
Osaka University researchers used various sets of large-scale data to characterize the variation and phenotypic associations of an immunity-related gene region in the Japanese. By using sequencing data for over 1,000 individuals and association study findings from over 170,000 people, the team achieved fine-mapping of this genomic region and revealed associations between genetic factors within it and almost half of 106 studied clinical phenotypes.
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Bioinformatics Initiative and Institute for Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Osaka University

Contact: Saori Obayashi
Osaka University

News Release 28-Jan-2019
GPS-GSM technology for the long journey of the Egyptian vulture, an endangered species
The Egyptian vulture is an endangered migratory species we usually find in our area between March and September, and which stays in Africa during the rest of the year. However, there is not a lot of information about how this animal's migration takes place -- whether it stops to eat, where it stops and for how long -- and about its mortality -- number of losses and causes -- during its transcontinental journeys.

Contact: Bibiana Bonmatí
University of Barcelona

News Release 24-Jan-2019
Scientific Reports
New theory unlocks the secret behind protein-membrane interactions
Trillions of cells -- all different shapes and sizes -- form a human body's structure. Surrounding each cell is a membrane, jointly acting as hostess and security -- welcoming certain information into the cell while making sure its components don't spill out into the body's void. Much is known about how the individual pieces of a cell work, but a significant understanding of how proteins interact with the cell membrane has remained a mystery until now, following a recent study at the University of Missouri.

Contact: Eric Stann
University of Missouri-Columbia

News Release 24-Jan-2019
Nature Methods
Using artificial intelligence for error correction in single cell analyses
Modern technology makes it possible to sequence individual cells and to identify which genes are currently being expressed in each cell. These methods are sensitive and consequently error prone. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München joined forces with colleagues from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the British Wellcome Sanger Institute and have developed algorithms that make it possible to predict and correct such sources of error. The work was published in 'Nature Methods' and 'Nature Communications'.

Contact: Dr. Fabian Theis
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

News Release 24-Jan-2019
An entire botanical garden of genomes
An article in the open-access journal GigaScience provides genome sequencing data that triples the number of plant species with available genome data. To date, around 350 land plant genomes have been sequenced; this article provides multiple data types for 760 plant specimens (689 species). This includes images, raw sequencing data, assembled chloroplast genomes, and preliminary nuclear genome assemblies -- all freely available. Effectively this work is a digital representation of an entire botanical garden.
Basic Research Program, Shenzhen Municipal Government, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Genome Read and Write

Contact: Scott Edmunds

News Release 24-Jan-2019
Genome Research
PopPUNK advances speed of bacterial pathogen surveillance
In a study published today in Genome Research, researchers developed PopPUNK (Population Partitioning Using Nucleotide K-mers), a computational tool for analyzing tens of thousands of bacterial genomes in a single run, up to 200-fold faster than previous methods. Researchers envision PopPUNK will expedite the identification of bacterial strains as the scale of bacterial genomes being sequenced increases and, importantly, allow public health agencies to quickly identify outbreak strains that pose a public health risk.
United States Public Health Service, Wellcome, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, European Research Council, Royal Society

Contact: Dana Macciola
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

News Release 22-Jan-2019
2019 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine awarded to Botond Roska
Botond Roska is awarded the 2019 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine 2019, for the discovery of basic principles of visual information processing and the development of therapeutic strategies, such as gene therapy, to restore vision in retinal disorders. As one of the best-endowed awards in Europe (CHF 500,000 for each prize), the Louis-Jeantet Prizes foster scientific excellence.

Contact: Sabine Rosta
Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel

News Release 22-Jan-2019
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Human mutation rate has slowed recently
Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, and Copenhagen Zoo have discovered that the human mutation rate is significantly slower than for our closest primate relatives. The new knowledge may be important for estimates of when the common ancestor for humans and chimpanzees lived -- and for conservation of large primates in the wild.

Contact: Mikkel Heide Schierup
Aarhus University

News Release 21-Jan-2019
Scientists achieve the first stable simulations of DNA crystals
The breakthrough made by researchers at IRB Barcelona allows the study of the role of each molecular component in the stability and conformation of DNA crystals.

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

News Release 18-Jan-2019
Charité leads on three new EU-funded projects
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have successfully convinced the EU Commission of the quality of their research proposals. As a result, the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program will provide funding for a total of nine collaborative research projects, three of which will be led by Charité. For its involvement in all nine of these projects, Charité will receive more than €10 million in funding.
European Commission

Contact: Manuela Zingl
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

News Release 17-Jan-2019
Coming soon: A blood test for Alzheimer's disease?
People with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), such as cognitive difficulties, behavior changes and mood swings, may wait months or even years to get a definitive diagnosis. That's because doctors lack a simple, accurate and inexpensive test for it. But according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, researchers are getting much closer to developing the elusive blood test for AD.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
American Chemical Society

News Release 17-Jan-2019
Advanced Functional Materials
Cultivating 4D tissues -- the self-curving cornea
Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a biological system which lets cells form a desired shape by molding their surrounding material -- in the first instance creating a self-curving cornea. The astonishing video shows the cornea molding itself into a bowl-like structure over the course of 5 days.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Karen Bidewell
Newcastle University

News Release 16-Jan-2019
Nature Communications
Artificial intelligence applied to the genome identifies an unknown human ancestor
By combining deep learning algorithms and statistical methods, investigators from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Genomics Institute at the University of Tartu have identified, in the genome of Asiatic individuals, the footprint of a new hominid who cross bred with its ancestors tens of thousands of years ago.

Contact: Laia Cendrós
Center for Genomic Regulation

News Release 15-Jan-2019
Europe looks to cells for a healthier future
Our body's cells are constantly changing. But which are healthy developments and which lead to diseases? This is what LifeTime, a new initiative of European researchers, aims to discover. The consortium is coordinated by the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin and the Institut Curie in Paris, with the Helmholtz Association and the CNRS. LifeTime will be given one million euros and one year to develop a plan to implement its vision for a healthier future.

Contact: Jutta Kramm
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

News Release 15-Jan-2019
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Why haven't cancer cells undergone genetic meltdowns?
Cancer first develops as a single cell going rogue, with mutations that trigger aggressive growth at all costs to the health of the organism. But if cancer cells were accumulating harmful mutations faster than they could be purged, wouldn't the population eventually die out? To get at the heart of the matter, a team of scientists from Beijing and Taipei wanted to get a new hint at cancer vulnerability from a mutational perspective by probing the most famous cultured cancer cells, HeLa cells.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

News Release 14-Jan-2019
Scientific Reports
Mojave rattlesnakes' life-threatening venom is more widespread than expected
It was thought that Mojave rattlesnakes with hemorrhagic venom only lived in Arizona, but new research from Clemson University scientists documents hemorrhagic and neurotoxic venom types throughout the US and Mexico, and even hybrid venom in which one snake exhibits both types.
National Science Foundation, Sigma Xi, Prairie Biotic Research Inc., American Museum of Natural History, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund, McCarley Research Grant, Southwestern Association of Naturalists, SnakeDays Conference

Contact: Hannah Halusker
Clemson University

News Release 14-Jan-2019
Evolutionary Applications
Genomic study finds Haida Gwaii's northern goshawks are highly distinct and at-risk
Haida Gwaii's small population of northern goshawks -- already of great concern to conservationists -- are the last remnant of a highly distinct genetic cluster of the birds, according to a new genomic analysis by University of British Columbia researchers.
Genome BC User Partnership Program, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Chris Balma
University of British Columbia

News Release 14-Jan-2019
Current Bioinformatics
Predicting enhancers from multiple cell lines and tissues based on SVM method
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. As enhancers are independent of their distances and orientations to the target genes, it is difficult to locate enhancers accurately.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

News Release 14-Jan-2019
Nature Communications
The human brain works backwards to retrieve memories
When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham.
European Research Council

Contact: Beck Lockwood
University of Birmingham

News Release 10-Jan-2019
Science Signaling
Phat on potential, lipidomics is gaining weight
Next-generation study of lipids expands in scope with database established by UC San Diego researchers.
The LIPID MAPS Lipidomics Gateway is supported by the Wellcome Trust, Avanti Polar Lipids and Cayman Chemical.

Contact: Louisa Wood
Babraham Institute

News Release 10-Jan-2019
NSF Grant Announcement
FAU creates Florida's first NSF-funded AI and deep learning laboratory
FAU has received a $652,820 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the first NSF-funded Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (AIDL) Training and Research Laboratory in Florida.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

News Release 10-Jan-2019
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
AI approach outperformed human experts in identifying cervical precancer
A research team led by investigators from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman's cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention. This artificial intelligence (AI) approach, called automated visual evaluation, has the potential to revolutionize cervical cancer screening, particularly in low-resource settings.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Library of Medicine, Global Good Fund

Contact: NCI Press Officers
NIH/National Cancer Institute

News Release 10-Jan-2019
Basel researchers identify drug against the formation of metastasis
The most deadly aspect of breast cancer is metastasis. It spreads cancer cells throughout the body. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel have now discovered a substance that suppresses the formation of metastases. In the journal Cell, the team of molecular biologists, computational biologists, and clinicians reports on their interdisciplinary approach.

Contact: Iris Mickein
University of Basel

News Release 10-Jan-2019
Current Biology
Bizarre 'bristle-jaw' creatures finally placed on tree of life
The phylogenetic position of chaetognaths, or arrow worms, stumped scientists for centuries; now, researchers have revealed important evolutionary trends by pinpointing their proper place.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, European Research Council, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Contact: Kaoru Natori
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

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