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Public Release: 3-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Can math help explain our bodies -- and our diseases?
The incredible complexity of how biological systems interact to create tissue from the information contained in genes boggles the mind -- and drives the work of biomedical scientists around the world. Now, a pair of mathematicians has introduced a new way of thinking about these concepts that may help set the stage for better understanding of our bodies and other living things.

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public Release: 3-Mar-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Genome editing: Pressing the delete button on DNA
Until recently, genomics was a «read-only» science. But scientists led by Rory Johnson at the University of Bern and the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, have now developed a tool for quick and easy deletion of DNA in living cells. This software will boost efforts to understand the vast regions of non-coding DNA, or «Dark Matter», in our DNA and may lead to discovery of new disease-causing genes and potential new drugs.
Spanish Ministry of Science, Catalan Government, European Reserarch Council, European Comission, FP7, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, SNF «RNA & Disease» NCCR, University of Bern

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-933-160-237
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 3-Mar-2017
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
'Smart' genetic library -- making disease diagnosis much easier
Researchers have developed a smart genetic reference library for locating and weeding out disease-causing mutations in populations. The technique and database has successfully estimated naturally occurring rare-variants in the STAT1 gene -- and determined the diseases that would result. The STAT1 genetic library could be expanded to include other genes in forming a vast genetic reference library. Its use in conjunction with genome sequencing technologies would help determine new found mutations and assist in fighting disease.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Agency for Medical Research and development, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, GSK Japan, Kurozumi Medical Foundation

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
81-824-244-427
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2017
Cleveland takes new steps to tackle 'superbugs'
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center are teaming up to take on the rising problem of antibiotic resistance.

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Marc.Kaplan@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2017
Ecological Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting
Ecological Society of America announces 2017 award recipients
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2017 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession on Aug. 7, 2017, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore.

Contact: Liza Lester
LLester@esa.org
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
Nature Chemical Biology
New tool, RODEO, promises to capture the breadth of microbial biosynthetic potential
A new bioinformatics advance from the University of Illinois reveals the power of 'big data' genome technology to help us make better use of nature's inventions: a team of researchers led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Douglas Mitchell has created a tool that searches through microbial genomes, identifying clusters of genes that indicate an organism's ability to synthesize therapeutically promising molecules.
National Institutes of Health, American Chemical Society, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Robert C. and Carolyn J. Springborn Endowment for Student Support Program

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Guidelines for scholarly publishing of biodiversity data from Pensoft and EU BON
Based on Pensoft's long-year experience in advancing academic publishing, and updated during the Framework Program 7 EU BON project, a new set of policies and guidelines for scholarly publishing of biodiversity and biodiversity-related data is published in the EU BON open science collection in Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO Journal). The paper discusses some general concepts, such as incentives to publish data, and also defines and compares several routes for data publishing.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
PLOS ONE
The ultimate power nap
Behavioural studies of elephant sleep in zoos record that they sleep around four hours per day and can sleep standing up or lying down -- but how much do they sleep and how do they sleep in their natural environment? Wits researchers have made use of small activity data loggers, scientific versions of the well-known consumer fitness and wellness tracker, Fitbit, to study the sleeping patterns of elephants in the wild.

Contact: Schalk Mouton
schalk.mouton@wits.ac.za
27-827-399-637
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 28-Feb-2017
Open Science Prize goes to software tool for tracking viral outbreaks
After three rounds of competition -- one of which involved a public vote -- a software tool developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Basel to track Zika, Ebola and other viral disease outbreaks in real time has won the first-ever international Open Science Prize.
National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Claire Hudson
crhudson@fredhutch.org
206-667-7365
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 28-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Do cells have exotic vibrational properties?
A little-understood biological property that appears to allow cell components to store energy on their outer edges is the possible key to developing a new class of materials and devices to collect, store and manage energy for a variety of applications, a team of researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Yeshiva University has proposed.

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Feb-2017
PLOS ONE
Matching up fruit flies, mushroom toxins and human health
Some fruit flies build up tolerance to the toxin alpha-amanitin; the genetic mechanisms behind this adaptation link to an important metabolic pathway. A team from Michigan Technological University used genome-wide association mapping to draw the connections for 180 fruit fly lines.
Michigan Tech Seed Grant

Contact: Allison Mills
awmills@mtu.edu
906-487-2343
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 24-Feb-2017
New York schools help Cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species
With 7,600 lakes and 70,000 miles of creeks and rivers to monitor, Cornell researchers struggled to stay ahead of round goby and other invasive species -- until they tapped into New York's network of teachers looking to bring science alive for their students. Good story for National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 27-March 3).
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Claudia Wheatley
claudiawheatley@cornell.edu
607-216-7724
Cornell University

Public Release: 24-Feb-2017
NPJ-Schizophrenia
Pitt study provides clues to relationship between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis
Bioinformatics study identifies genetic variants with differing effects on risk of rheumatoid arthritis and schizophrenia.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Arvind Suresh
SureshA2@upmc.edu
412-647-9966
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Feb-2017
Molecular Biology and Evolution
New algorithm identifies gene transfers between different bacterial species
In a recent study combining machine learning and bioinformatics, a new computational method was developed for modelling gene transfers between different lineages of a bacterial population or even between entirely different bacterial species. The method was used to analyze a collection of 616 whole-genomes of a recombinogenic pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Contact: Academy Researcher Pekka Marttinen
pekka.marttinen@aalto.fi
358-443-030-349
Aalto University

Public Release: 24-Feb-2017
Nature Methods
Size matters... and structure too! New tool predicts the interaction of proteins and RNA
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation developed Global Score, a method that allows, for the first time, to predict protein interactions with long non-coding RNAs. This algorithm helps scientists prioritize binding partners for experimental validation, which will contribute to our understanding of the role of long non-coding RNAs in normal cell function and in disease.

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-607-611-798
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
New role of cholesterol in regulating brain proteins discovered
A study demonstrates that the cholesterol present in cell membranes can interfere with the function of an important brain membrane protein, through a previously unknown mode of interaction. Specifically, cholesterol is capable of regulating the activity of the adenosine receptor, by invading it and accessing the active site. This will allow new ways of interacting with these proteins to be devised that in the future could lead to drugs for treating diseases like Alzheimer's.

Contact: Marta Calsina Freixas
mcalsina@imim.es
34-933-160-680
IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Ecosphere
Hitching a ride with a predator
A new study by researchers at the University of Alberta's Department of Biological Sciences is the first to comprehensively examine existing literature to identify broader patterns and suggest ways in which the phenomenon is important for plant populations and seed evolution. Anni Hämäläinen, lead investigator and postdoctoral fellow, explains that predator-assisted seed dispersal is important to colonize and recolonize plant life in the wild.

Contact: Katie Willis
katie.willis@ualberta.ca
780-248-1215
University of Alberta

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Cell
New link found between sex and viruses
Sexual reproduction and viral infections both rely on a functionally identical protein, according to new research. The protein enables the fusion of two cells, such as a sperm cell and egg cell, or the fusion of a virus with a cell membrane. The discovery suggests that the protein evolved early in the history of life on Earth, and new details about the protein's function could help fight parasitic diseases such as malaria.
National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, European Research Council, Pasteur Institute, French National Center for Scientific Research

Contact: Matthew Wright
mewright@umd.edu
301-405-9267
University of Maryland

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
EBioMedicine
Proteins in your runny nose could reveal a viral infection
It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery's source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Duke Health scientists have identified a group of proteins that, when detected in specific quantities in the mucous, are 86 percent accurate in confirming the infection is from a cold or flu virus, according to a small, proof-of-concept trial published online in the journal EBioMedicine.
US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Clinical Science Research and Development Service of the Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development

Contact: Samiha Khanna
samiha.khanna@duke.edu
919-419-5069
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Nature Methods
Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development
Autonomous driving, automatic speech recognition, and the game Go: Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and their partners at ETH Zurich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now used it to determine the development of hematopoietic stem cells in advance. In 'Nature Methods' they describe how their software predicts the future cell type based on microscopy images.

Contact: Dr. Carsten Marr
carsten.marr@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-2158
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition
Children's Mercy honored as recipient of the 2017 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards
Children's Mercy has been named a recipient of Microsoft Corp.'s 2017 Health Innovation Awards for its Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP). Nearly 2,000 babies are born each year with congenital heart disease consisting of a single ventricle. CHAMP combines traditional single-ventricle home monitoring, a service where nurse coordinators provide triage at home for highly fragile infants, with an innovative new app developed by the Ward Family Heart Center team at Children's Mercy.

Contact: Jake Jacobson
jajacobson@cmh.edu
913-406-2060
Children's Mercy Hospital

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
Molecular Ecology
Scientists explore the evolution of a 'social supergene' in the red fire ant
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event rather than over time.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 19-Feb-2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting
GBSI reports encouraging progress toward improved research reproducibility by year 2020
One year after Global Biological Standards Institute issued its Reproducibility2020 challenge and action plan for the biomedical research community, the organization reports encouraging progress toward the goal to significantly improve the quality of preclinical biological research by year 2020. The Report is the first comprehensive review of community-led action and impact to improve life sciences research reproducibility since the issue became more widely known in 2012, and it outlines priorities going forward.

Contact: Carol Miller
cmiller@gbsi.org
202-667-2212
Global Biological Standards Institute

Public Release: 18-Feb-2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting
GA4GH at AAAS 2017
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), an international coalition of academic, industry, and patient groups that aims to foster a culture of data-sharing between researchers and clinicians, will host a symposium in the Medical Sciences and Public Health track of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. in room 309 of the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass.

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

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) flagship conference International Conference
Real-time MRI analysis powered by supercomputers
Researchers from the Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center and Philips Healthcare have developed a new, automated platform capable of returning in-depth analyses of MRI scans in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or days. The system has the potential to minimize patient callbacks, save millions annually, and advance precision medicine.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
aarondubrow@tacc.utexas.edu
512-471-8217
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

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