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Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Scientific Reports
Hearing with your eyes -- a Western style of speech perception
Which parts of a person's face do you look at when you listen them speak? Lip movements affect the perception of voice information from the ears when listening to someone speak, but native Japanese speakers are mostly unaffected by that part of the face. Recent research from Japan has revealed a clear difference in the brain network activation between two groups of people, native English speakers and native Japanese speakers, during face-to-face vocal communication.
Japanese Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Contact: J. Sanderson, N. Fukuda
research-coordinator@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp
Kumamoto University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Plants modulate accumulation of metabolites at organ level
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of Heidelberg, Germany, illuminated the diversity and different accumulation of chemical substances in plant tissues. Their approach, based on computational metabolomics and information theory, was specifically designed and enabled the researchers to study plant metabolism at organ level. This new method allows for a more efficient access to plant metabolites and for a more rapid identification of the genes which regulate their biosynthesis.
Max Planck Society, European Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, University of Heidelberg

Contact: Dr. Emmanuel Gaquerel
emmanuel.gaquerel@cos.uni-heidelberg.de
49-622-154-5589
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Genome Biology
Genomic tools to combat the spread of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle
The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, also known as the starry sky beetle, is native to eastern Asia but has successfully invaded North America and Europe where it infests maple, birch, willow, elm, and poplar trees. Published in the journal Genome Biology, an international team of scientists report on the sequencing, annotation, and comparative exploration of this beetle's genome in an effort to develop novel tools to combat its spread and better understand the biology of invasive wood-boring pests.

Contact: Robert Waterhouse
robert.waterhouse@sib.swiss
41-223-795-432
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers' Sudoku strategy democratizes powerful tool for genetics research
Researchers at Princeton and Harvard Universities have developed a way to produce the tools for figuring out gene function faster and cheaper than current methods. Their strategy, called'"Knockout Sudoku,' relies on a combination of randomized gene deletion and a powerful reconstruction algorithm. This method lowers the prohibitive time and cost barrier for creating knockout collections and allows for investigations beyond model organisms.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Princeton University

Contact: Tien Nguyen
tienn@princeton.edu
609-258-6523
Princeton University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Insect vector feeding recognized by machine learning
Scientists have used machine learning algorithms to teach computers to recognize the insect feeding patterns involved in pathogen transmission. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, also uncovers plant traits that might lead to the disruption of pathogen transmission and enable advances in agriculture, livestock and human health.

Contact: Denis Willett
Denis.willett@ars.usda.gov
PLOS

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
Stem Cells and Development
Researchers describe bone marrow stem cell population with potential for repeat transplantation
A new study demonstrates that non-blood cell forming stem cells present in human bone marrow play an important role in maintaining the hematopoietic microenvironment, and these stromal cells appear to retain full self-renewal potential after primary and secondary transplantations, according to an article published in Stem Cells and Development.

Contact: Jennifer Gatti
JGatti@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
Future Science OA
Analog series-based scaffolds: a new definition that may aid medicinal chemistry
University of Bonn researchers present the computational design and exploration of a new scaffold concept for computational medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
Future Science Group

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nanoscale
New technology taps power of diatoms to dramatically improve sensor performance
Researchers have combined one of nature's tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device that may be up to 10 million times more sensitive than some other commonly used approaches.
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense

Contact: Alan Wang
wang@eecs.oregonstate.edu
541-737-4247
Oregon State University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Diabetologia
Proteins as an early warning system for type 1 diabetes?
Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear. A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), reported these findings in the 'Diabetologia' journal.

Contact: Dr. Stefanie Hauck
hauck@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-3941
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nature Immunology
Tick-tock: Immune T cells know when their time's up
An Australian research team has revealed that two internal 'clocks' control the immune cells enlisted to fight infection. This discovery upends previous theories on how immune responses are regulated.
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Postgraduate Award, Edith Moffat Scholarship, Melbourne International Research and International Fee Remission Scholarships, Cancer Council Victoria, Alan Harris Scholarship Fund

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
2017 DOE Joint Genome Institute Community Science Program allocations announced
The organisms and ecosystems highlighted in the 37 projects selected for the 2017 Community Science Program (CSP) of the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, 'exploit DOE JGI's experimental and analytical 'omics' capabilities and build our portfolio in key focus areas' and reflect the breadth and depth of interests researchers are exploring to find solutions to energy and environmental challenges.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Journal of Chemical Physics
New computational tool may speed drug discovery
A new computational tool called fABMACS is helping scientists see beyond static images of proteins to more efficiently understand how these molecules function, which could ultimately speed up the drug discovery process.

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
beth.hinshawhall@vai.org
616-234-5519
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Cell Metabolism
How the liver dances to a day/night rhythm
Following the day-night cycle, the liver has its own metabolic rhythm. Using cutting-edge proteomics, scientists at EPFL and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences have now identified over 500 liver proteins that change in abundance over the course of the day in the cell nucleus, opening a new dimension of metabolism.
Swiss National Science Foundation, EPFL, European Research Council, Leenaards Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Science
Why bad genes aren't always bad news
University of Toronto researchers have figured out where in the genome to look 'good' mutations -- those that cancel out the fallout from damaging mutations. The work could help explain how some people with disease-causing mutations do not get very sick, or avoid the disease altogether.
National Institute of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ontario Research Fund, Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
jovana.drinjakovic@gmail.com
University of Toronto

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Cholesterol may help proteins pair up to transmit signals across cell membranes
Cholesterol may act as a selective glue that binds proteins into paired structures that enable human cells to respond to outside signals, according to a new study in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Rainer A Böckmann
rainer.boeckmann@fau.de
PLOS

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
New research will create a 21st-century tally of biodiversity in Southwest Pacific
Rob Moyle is leading a major research effort in the region supported by $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct fieldwork, collect museum specimens, record bioacoustics and sequence DNA of birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tricking moths into revealing the computational underpinnings of sensory integration
A research team led by University of Washington biology professor Tom Daniel has teased out how hawkmoths integrate signals from two sensory systems: vision and touch.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington Research Foundation, University of Washington

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 1-Nov-2016
Biodiversity Data Journal
LifeWatchGreece launches a Special Paper Collection for Greek biodiversity research
LifeWatch is one of the European Research Infrastructures and its main scientific challenge is to model Earth's biodiversity through the establishment of data observatories and information systems, while also mobilising and integrating data for biodiversity and ecosystem research. The LifeWatchGreece team has launched a Special Collection in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal to effectively communicate the project's outcomes, thus opening up to the scientific community, the broader domain of biodiversity management and potential collaborators.

Contact: Christos Arvanitidis
arvanitidis@hcmr.gr
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 1-Nov-2016
Applications in Plant Sciences
HybPiper: A bioinformatic pipeline for processing target-enrichment data
Next-generation sequencing technologies allow researchers to quickly sequence many genes across large numbers of species. However, the deluge of sequence data obtained using these high-throughput sequencing techniques requires a substantial amount of computational input to process--a daunting task for many biologists. A recently developed bioinformatics pipeline allows researchers with limited computational skills to quickly and efficiently extract gene regions of interest from sequence data. The pipeline, HybPiper, is described in Applications in Plant Sciences.
US National Science Foundation, Northwestern University Institute for Sustainability and Energy

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Applications in Plant Sciences
Millions of loci from a thousand plant transcriptomes
Microsatellite markers are used to answer research questions in areas including forensics, population and conservation genetics, and genome mapping. They are a vital tool for researchers with limited budgets, but developing microsatellites can still send research projects overbudget. In Applications in Plant Sciences, researchers have used data sets available in the One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Project to develop a community resource of over 5 million microsatellites from 1,334 transcriptomes across more than 1,000 plant species.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
UTA engineering professor to use data mining to help patients' diagnosis, treatment
The National Science Foundation has awarded a four-year, $1.32 million grant to Heng Huang, a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, to discover biomarkers and phenotypic markers by which image-omics, data-based precision medicine techniques can be used to better treat cancer patients.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Nature Genetics
Researchers reveal genomic landscape of core-binding factor acute myeloid leukemia
An international team of researchers from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP) has completed a detailed map of the genomic landscape for core-binding factor acute myeloid leukemia (CBF-AML).

Contact: Barry Whyte
barry.whyte@stjude.org
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 30-Oct-2016
Genome Biology
New MutChromSeq technique makes valuable genes easier to find
Scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have applied an innovative technique to wheat and barley genomes that makes it easier to pinpoint specific genes that might be used in crop improvement programs.
John Innes Centre Innovation Fund, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, Czech Science Foundation, Czech Republic National Program of Sustainability, Plant Fellows Programme

Contact: Geraldine Platten
geraldine.platten@jic.ac.uk
01-603-450-238
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Seeing the forest through the trees
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is participating in a three-year, $3-million grant by the National Science Foundation to develop a user-friendly interface that will help forest scientists everywhere record and share their genomic data for various tree species.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Patricia McDaniels
pmcdaniels@tennessee.edu
615-835-4570
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Consortium develops technology to identify genetic and environmental causes of cancers
Dartmouth researchers, led by Christopher Amos, PhD, Dartmouth Professor and Interim Director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, formed a consortium of multiple institutions, funded by many sources. The consortium has developed approaches for quality control of SNP selection, site selection, and genotyping and ancestry analysis accuracy in order to understand causes of common cancers including genetic and environmental, and their interactions. Details of the consortium's goal and purpose were recently published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers.
National Institutes of Health, Transdisciplinary Research for Cancer of Lung, International Lung Cancer Consortium, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Discovery, Biology, and Risk of Inherited Variants in Breast Cancer, ColoRectal Transdisciplina

Contact: Lara Stahler
Lara.K.Stahler@hitchcock.org
603-653-6177
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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