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Public Release: 14-Feb-2018
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, OHSU join forces to advance precision
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and OHSU announced today a joint collaboration to improve patient care by focusing research on highly complex sets of biomedical data, and the tools to interpret them. The OHSU-PNNL Precision Medicine Innovation Co-Laboratory, called PMedIC, will provide a comprehensive ecosystem for scientists to utilize integrated 'omics, data science and imaging technologies in their research in order to advance precision medicine - an approach to disease treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person.

Contact: Susan Bauer
Susan.bauer@mac.com
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Feb-2018
Cell Host & Microbe
Model of fecal transplantation predicts which bacteria will flourish
In a paper in Cell Host & Microbe, scientists provide a statistical model predicting which bacterial strains will engraft after a fecal transplant. It is the first predictive strategy for developing a synthetic probiotic. The researchers also found that recipients acquired new bacteria that were previously undetected in both the donor and the recipient, suggesting that the post-fecal transplant microbiome is a mixture of bacterial strains from the donor, recipient, and the environment.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
press@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 13-Feb-2018
Nature Communications
Gene expression patterns may help determine time of death
International team of scientists led by Roderic Guigó at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona shows that changes in gene expression in different tissues can be used to predict the time of death of individuals. Their results, which are published in Nature Communications this week, may have implications for forensic analyses.
National Institutes of Health, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

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

Public Release: 12-Feb-2018
Clinical Cancer Research
Novel classification can lead to new ways to diagnose and treat cancer
A novel approach to studying cancer has enabled researchers to group about 10,000 human cancers of 32 different types into 10 classes based on the molecular pathways that drive tumor growth. A better understanding of these pathways can potentially lead to novel ways to diagnose and treat cancer.

Contact: Allison Mickey
allison.huseman@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Feb-2018
Genome Biology
The Scanpy software processes huge amounts of single-cell data
Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a program that is able to help manage enormous datasets. The software, named Scanpy, is a candidate for analyzing the Human Cell Atlas, and has recently been published in Genome Biology.

Contact: Dr. Dr. Alexander Wolf
alex.wolf@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-4217
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 12-Feb-2018
Cancer Cell
Study suggests way to attack deadly, untreatable nerve tumors
Genomic profiling of mostly untreatable and deadly nerve sheath tumors led scientists to test a possible therapeutic strategy that inhibited tumor growth in lab tests on human tumor cells and mouse models, according to research in the journal Cancer Cell. When the international team of researchers analyzed complete screens of genes and genetic material in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), it revealed previously unknown genetic information about the disease.

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Feb-2018
Oncotarget
Undergraduate student uncovers genes associated with aggressive form of brain cancer
Using publicly available data and novel computer software called KINC, an undergraduate researcher in genetics and biochemistry at Clemson University was able to uncover a group of 22 genes that are implicated together as having involvement in glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer.

Contact: Hannah Halusker
hhalusk@clemson.edu
864-415-1523
Clemson University

Public Release: 8-Feb-2018
Current Biology
'Spectacular' finding: New 3-D vision discovered in praying mantis
Miniature glasses have revealed a new form of 3-D vision in praying mantises that could lead to simpler visual processing for robots.
The Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Karen Bidewell
karen.bidewell@ncl.ac.uk
01-912-086-972
Newcastle University

Public Release: 7-Feb-2018
Epigenetics & Chromatin
Giant viruses may play an intriguing role in evolution of life on Earth
A virus may have influenced the evolution of multicellular life. University of Iowa biologist Albert Erives found a virus family that has a similar set of genes as eukaryotes, placing giant viruses in the evolutionary journey of most plants, insects, and animals. Results published in the journal Epigenetics & Chromatin.

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

Public Release: 5-Feb-2018
Nature Communications
New 'Tomato Expression Atlas' dives deep into the fruit's flesh
Researchers at BTI, Cornell and USDA published a spatiotemporal map of gene expression across all tissues and developmental stages of the tomato fruit - the genetic information underlying how a fruit changes from inside to out as it ripens. Their data is available in the new Tomato Expression Atlas (TEA).
Plant Genome Research Program, US National Science Foundation, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

Contact: Alexa Schmitz
ams629@cornell.edu
607-288-2578
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 5-Feb-2018
Optics Letters
Researchers create fiber optic sensors that dissolve in the body
For the first time, researchers have fabricated sensing elements known as fiber Bragg gratings inside optical fibers designed to dissolve completely inside the body.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 4-Feb-2018
New Phytologist
When did flowers originate?
Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research.
Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Royal Society, Wolfson Foundation

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 3-Feb-2018
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Personal Genome Project Canada study results show promise for health care in Canada
First results from the Personal Genome Project Canada, which sequenced the entire personal genomes of 56 healthy participants, suggest whole genome sequencing can benefit health care in Canada, according to results published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
800-267-9703
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Public Release: 1-Feb-2018
Cell
Measuring molecular interactions
ETH researchers have used a new approach to discover previously unknown interactions between proteins and small metabolic molecules in bacterial cells. The technique can also be used to test the effect of medications.

Contact: Dr. Paola Picotti
picotti@imsb.biol.ethz.ch
41-446-332-558
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 31-Jan-2018
Nature
Evolution of China's flowering plants shows East-West divide between old, new lineages
An international team of scientists has mapped the evolutionary relationships between China's 30,000 flowering plant species, uncovering a distinct regional pattern in biodiversity. Eastern China is a floral 'museum' with a rich array of ancient lineages and distant relatives while the western provinces are an evolutionary 'cradle' for newer and more closely related species.
National Key Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences International Institution Development Program, National Science Foundation, iDigBio, US-China Dimensions of Biodiversity Program

Contact: Natalie van Hoose
nvanhoose@flmnh.ufl.edu
352-273-1922
Florida Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 31-Jan-2018
Biomarker tests could someday help improve outcomes for organ transplant patients
Organ transplants save lives, but the story doesn't end when a patient emerges from the operating room. Rejection episodes, in which the immune system rallies against the new organ, can occur. According to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, researchers are turning to biomarkers to help them get a better idea of which patients are more likely to have an episode.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 31-Jan-2018
CRISPR gene-editing comes to life through 3-D animation with real molecular structures
Visual Science and the Skoltech Institute offer the first scientifically accurate 3-D animation of the CRISPR gene-editing system with real molecular structures. The animation is based on molecular modeling and dynamics, which allowed to create precise models of natural and engineered CRISPR complexes, as well as to visualize the interiors of bacterial and human cell nuclei. The animation and related collection of illustrations are an ideal supplement to the coverage of cutting-edge medicine and genetics.

Contact: Anastasia Demina
a.demina@visualscience.ru
Visual Science

Public Release: 29-Jan-2018
Scientific Reports
Coral lifestyles reflected in their genes
A comparison of the genomes of two species of coral demonstrates unexpected genetic diversity.

Contact: Carolyn Unck
editor@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 29-Jan-2018
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Evolving sets of gene regulators explain some of our differences from other primates
Today, biologists add an important discovery to a growing body of data explaining why we're different from chimps and other primate relatives, despite the remarkable similarity of our genes. The new evidence has to do with the way genes are regulated. It's the result of a comprehensive genome-wide computational analysis of multiple individuals across three primate species -- human, chimpanzee and rhesus macaque.
Cornell University Center for Vertebrate Genomics, Center for Comparative and Population Genetics, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-5055
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Jan-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Through the looking glass: New mirror-image molecules could lead to better medicines
Toronto scientists have developed a new technology for designing mirror-image versions of molecules, paving the way for longer lasting medicines. For patients, this would mean less frequent injections and more drugs could one day be developed in a pill form. They show the method works by creating mirror image versions of blockbuster diabetes and osteoporosis drugs, GLP1 and PTH, respectively, which had longer lasting effects as expected.
Canadian Institute of Health Research, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
jovana.drinjakovic@gmail.com
416-946-8253
University of Toronto

Public Release: 26-Jan-2018
Cell Systems
Method to precisely determine when cell has 'cashed' RNA 'checks' written by active genes
Scientists have designed software that enables biologists to determine with unprecedented accuracy how much protein a given cell is making. It's important because gene activity does not always result in the generation of a working protein.
National Instititues of Health, National Science Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center Support Grant, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-5055
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Jan-2018
Cell Host & Microbe
Scientists have discovered a new type of Botox
A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.

Contact: Matthew Grant
matthew.grant@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 25-Jan-2018
Science
Bacterial immune systems take the stage
Researchers now understand that most microorganisms have sophisticated immune systems of which CRISPR is just one element; but there has been no good way to identify these systems. In a massive, systematic study, Prof. Rotem Sorek and his team at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now revealed the existence of 10 previously unknown immune defense mechanisms in bacteria.

Contact: Gizel Maimon
gizel.maimon@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 24-Jan-2018
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Link found between genes in mosquitos and the spread of diseases
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a link between genetic molecules in mosquitos and dengue fever. The results of the study, conducted by Susanta K. Behura and his colleagues, could lead to future breakthroughs in combating destructive tropical diseases like dengue fever, Zika virus and yellow fever. The researchers focused their efforts on a single species of mosquito, Aedes aegypti, a key player in the spread of such diseases in animals and humans around the world.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fogarty International Center

Contact: Austin Fitzgerald
fitzgeraldac@umsystem.edu
573-882-6217
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 24-Jan-2018
OSC helping OU researcher revolutionize drug discovery with RNA in the spotlight
The rise of antibiotic resistance among common infectious bacteria is a worrisome health threat. Jennifer Hines, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio University, is looking to ribonucleic acid (RNA) structures for new drug discovery. Since Hines has to test the docking of entire libraries of small molecules on the riboswitch, she uses the power of the Ohio Supercomputer Center's Oakley Cluster to speed up the calculation process.

Contact: Audrey Carson
acarson@oh-tech.org
614-292-6236
Ohio Supercomputer Center

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