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Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
A new principle for epigenetic changes
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence of a new principle for how epigenetic changes can occur. The principle is based on an enzyme, tryptase, that has epigenetic effects that cause cells to proliferate in an uncontrolled manner.

Contact: Gunnar Pejler, Professor
Uppsala University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Seeking structure with metagenome sequences
In the Jan. 20, 2017 issue of Science, a team led by University of Washington's David Baker in collaboration with DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers reports that structural models have been generated for 12 percent of the protein families that had previously had no structural information available. The Baker lab's protein structure prediction server Rosetta analyzed the metagenomic sequences publicly available on the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) system run by the DOE JGI.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Queen's researcher publishes new findings on how plants manage immune response
New research, being published tomorrow in the journal Science, has uncovered a previously unknown means by which plants are able to regulate how their immune systems respond to pathogens.
Gatsby Charitable Foundation, European Research Council, Austrian Academy of Science through the Gregor Mendel Institute, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Chris Armes
613-533-6000 x77513
Queen's University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Cell Host & Microbe
'FishTaco' sorts out who is doing what in your microbiome
How much do different bacterial species contribute to disease-associated imbalances in the human microbiome? A new computational method, dubbed FishTaco, is helping find out. The method looks at which microbes are present and what they are doing. Understanding imbalances in say, the human gut microbiome, might eventually suggest new ways to manage obesity, type 2 diabetes, or autoimmune diseases.
National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award

Contact: Leila Gray
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Novel regulatory mechanism controls how plants defend themselves against pathogens
Together with collaborators in Austria, scientists at the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich are unraveling the complex mechanisms underlying plants' innate abilities to resist pests and pathogens. In a new paper published in Science, the team reveals how a class of endogenous plant peptides and their corresponding receptor regulate plant immune responses.
Gatsby Charitable Foundation, European Research Council, Austrian Academy of Science, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Geraldine Platten
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
TGen identifies compound that could improve drug development against deadly brain cancer
A study led by scientists at TGen has identified 'a potent inhibitory compound' in the elusive hunt for an improved treatment against glioblastoma, the most common and deadly type of adult brain cancer. Aurintricarboxylic Acid (ATA) is a chemical compound that in laboratory tests was shown to block the chemical cascade that otherwise allows glioblastoma cells to invade normal brain tissue and resist both chemo and radiation therapy, according to a TGen-led report published today in the scientific journal Oncotarget.
The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
The Plant and Animal Genome XXV Conference (PAG)
Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as researchers in the fields of biofuels, materials science, and secondary plant metabolism.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Stephanie G. Seay
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
American Journal of Human Genetics
Study applies game theory to genomic privacy
A new study from Vanderbilt University presents an unorthodox approach to protect the privacy of genomic data, showing how optimal trade-offs between privacy risk and scientific utility can be struck as genomic data are released for research. The framework can be used to suppress just enough genomic data to persuade would-be snoops that their best privacy attacks will be unprofitable.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Paul Govern
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Tracking Antarctic adaptations in diatoms
In the Antarctic Ocean, large populations of the diatom Fragillariopsis cylindrus dominate the phytoplankton communities. To learn more about how F. cylindrus adapted to its extremely cold environment, a team including DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers conducted a comparative genomic analysis involving three diatoms. The results, reported online January 16, 2017 in Nature, provided insights into the genome structure and evolution of F. cylindrus, as well as this diatom's role in the Southern Ocean.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Can we produce a better wheat crop to feed the world? Single to multiple wheat genomics
Entering a 'wheat pan-genomics' era from single to multiple wheat DNA references, the Earlham Institute aims to diversify one of the world's most complex genomes to improve yield quality and increase wider production of this critical food crop.
Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, Bayer Crop Science

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
BBSRC BRAVO: Optimizing the performance of Brassica crops
A new five-year project BBSRC Brassica, Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation (BRAVO), will receive funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Oilseed rape and Brassica vegetable crops have a combined UK market value in excess of £1 billion, but suffer yearly losses of up to £230 million, primarily due to increasingly unfavorable and unpredictable weather patterns. BBSRC BRAVO aims to combat these crop losses by unraveling the processes that control key aspects of plant development.
Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council

Contact: Geraldine Platten
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Bacteria recruit other species with long-range electrical signals
Biologists at UC San Diego who recently found that bacteria resolve social conflicts within their communities and communicate with one another like neurons in the brain have discovered another human-like trait in these apparently not-so-simple, single-celled creatures.

Contact: Kim McDonald
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Classic video game system used to improve understanding of the brain
The complexity of neural networks makes them difficult to analyze, but manmade computing systems should be simpler to understand. In a study published in PLOS Computational Biology, researchers applied widely used neuroscience approaches to analyze the classic games console Atari 2600 -- which runs the video game 'Donkey Kong' -- and found that such approaches do not meaningfully describe how the console's microprocessor really works.

Contact: Eric Jonas

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Double fish production while preserving biodiversity -- can it be done?
A new resolution to establish National Aquaculture Development Centre in Tanzania could help tackle poverty and undernutrition.
Agriculture for Food Security 2030, Global Challenge Research Fund

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Molecular Neurobiology
Researchers find a potential target for anti-Alzheimer's treatments
Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The USP9 gene has an indirect influence on the so-called tau protein, which is believed to play a significant role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This discovery may open a new door to developing active ingredients to treat Alzheimer's disease.
Geoffrey Been Alzheimer's Initiative, 21st Century Brain Trust, BrightFocus Foundation, Luxembourg Fondation Wivine

Contact: Thomas Klein
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Recent Patents on Biotechnology
Role of protein engineering techniques in synthetic biology
Proteins are the major biochemical workhorses that carry out multitude of physiological functions in an organism. The astonishing feature of the proteins is their ability to accomplish their specific functionalities under in vitro conditions. Protein engineering has been a powerful tool in synthetic biology for last couple of decades. Protein engineering has been employed to generate vast numbers of enzymes/proteins possessing immense therapeutic and industrial potential.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Metabolic Engineering
Important bio-chemical produced on a large scale by E. coli
E. coli cells have now been engineered into producing large quantities of serine, which is used in detergents, tube feeding formula, and as building blocks for many important chemicals. Using the evolutionary technique ALE, scientists managed to develop this robust and commercially interesting cell line.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Contact: Alex
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 10-Jan-2017
University of South Carolina researchers discover new subtype of cervical cancer
Scientists from the University of South Carolina have identified a new subtype of cervical cancer that may explain why a fraction of cervical cancer patients do not respond to standard treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Laura Kammerer
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 9-Jan-2017
Ottoline Leyser honored with the 2017 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award
EMBO and FEBS announce plant biologist Ottoline Leyser as the recipient of the tenth FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling

Public Release: 6-Jan-2017
The BGRF joins Diversity.AI to prevent age discrimination in aging biomarker development
The Biogerontology Research Foundation announces a partnership with Diversity.AI to prevent age-discrimination in deep-learning based approaches to ageing biomarker development, characterization and prediction. This partnership has implications both for preventing age-discrimination throughout society in general and for improving the scientific and clinical accuracy of ageing biomarker development in particular.

Contact: Charlotte Casebourne
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 4-Jan-2017
It's a girl! Tweaking the names of a pest fanworm group
A species group of colorful marine fanworms get in the way at harbors by prolifically growing chalky tubes on man-made structures. For the first time scientists have worked out how and why the many species of biofouling Hydroides fanworm received their names, where they came from, and what names should be used today. The study is published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Geoffrey Read
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 29-Dec-2016
Cell Host & Microbe
Your microbiota's previous dining experiences may make new diets less effective
Your microbiota may not be on your side as you try improving your diet this New Year's. In a study published Dec. 29 in Cell Host & Microbe, researchers explore why mice that switch from an unrestricted American diet to a healthy, calorie-restricted, plant-based diet don't have an immediate response to their new program. They found that certain human gut bacteria need to be lost for a diet plan to be successful.

Contact: Michaela Kane
Cell Press

Public Release: 28-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Secrets of human protein interactions unveiled by massive sequencing and coevolution
Cells operate like an incredibly well-synchronized orchestra of interactions among proteins. Understanding this network is essential to determine the molecular mechanisms responsible for a multitude of diseases. In fact, it has been observed that protein interacting regions are preferentially mutated in tumors. A new study demonstrates that it is possible to understand a significant number of interactions among human proteins from the evolution of their counterparts in simpler cells, such as bacteria cells.
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, European Regional Development Fund.

Contact: Cristina de Martos
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
PLOS Genetics
Jujube genome study sheds light on fruit tree's domestication
Researchers at BTI and the Northwest A&F University have sequenced the genome of the dry jujube. They identified the genomic region that underlies the sugar and acid content of the fruits -- a key factor in jujube domestication -- as well as genes involved in fruit texture and breeding compatibility. The genome will serve as a resource for jujube breeding efforts.
National Science and Technology Pillar Program, Government of Shaanxi Province, Ministry of Forestry

Contact: Patricia Waldron
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Overweight affects DNA methylation
The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. This is the result of a large-scale international study coordinated by Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, which has now been published in 'Nature.' The study shows that a high BMI leads to epigenetic changes at nearly 200 loci of the genome -- with effects on gene expression.

Contact: Dr. Harald Grallert
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

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