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Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Medical Image Analysis
Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humans
A result of 10 years work, Lehigh University's Sharon Xiaolei Huang and her team have created a cervical cancer screening technique that, based on an analysis of a very large dataset, has the potential to perform as well or better than human interpretation on other traditional screening results, such as Pap tests and HPV tests -- at a much lower cost. The technique could be used in less-developed countries, where 80 percent of deaths from cervical cancer occur.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Library of Medicine, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Recruitment begins for world's first ovarian cancer vaccine trial
UConn Health is beginning to recruit patients for the world's first personalized genomics-driven ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial. The goal: to prevent an often deadly relapse of the disease in women diagnosed at advanced stages.

Contact: Lauren Woods
lauren.woods@uconn.edu
860-987-2116
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Science
Environmental 'memories' passed on for 14 generations
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and The Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) in Badalona, Spain, have discovered that the impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at least 14 generations -- the most that has ever been seen in animals. The findings will be published on Friday, April 21, in the journal Science.
European Research Council, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, AXA Research Fund, Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris

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

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Open-source mungbean genetic information website enables better varieties
Scientists and mungbean growers around the world now have access to an open-source website containing the latest genetic information on the qualities of 560 accessions of mungbean.

Contact: Niki Widdowson
n.widdowson@qut.edu.au
61-731-382-999
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Nature Microbiology
Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics
Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from nature's own resources. The findings -- which could prove very useful in the battle against antibiotic resistance -- were recently published in the journal, Nature Microbiology.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Scientists ID two molecules that inhibit proteins involved in chronic inflammatory disease
Scientists have identified two small molecules that could be pursued as potential treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases. According to a paper published in PLOS Computational Biology, the researchers singled out the molecules using a new drug screening approach they developed.

Contact: Antreas Afantitis
afantitis@novamechanics.com
PLOS

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
As DNA tests become more common, researchers rapidly add equipment to keep up
April 25 is National DNA Day commemorating the day in 1953 when scientists published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. Now, 64 years later, the concept is much more familiar to the average person. And researchers are challenged to keep up with the demand.

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
ka-phillips@tamu.edu
979-845-2872
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Gut
Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer test
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer. Using a combination of markers specific for these fecal microbes, scientists anticipate that a noninvasive, sensitive clinical diagnostic test potentially can be developed.

Contact: Jeannette Jimenez
Jeannette.Jimenez@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Individualizing health care one byte at a time
Based on a network that finds genes likely to be associated with disease or patient phenotype (symptoms), Robert Hoehndorf, Assistant Professor from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, his student Imane Boudellioua and several collaborators have developed an algorithm that can identify variants that modify the normal function of a gene associated with a specific disease.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Zoosystematics and Evolution
Origins of an enigmatic genus of Asian butterflies carrying mythological names decoded
A group of rare Asian butterflies, which have once inspired an association with Hindu mythological creatures, have been quite a chaos for the experts. In fact, their systematics turned out so confusing that in order to decode their taxonomic placement, scientists had to dig up their roots some 43 million years back. Now, having shed new light on their ancestors, a team of researchers published their findings in the open access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution.

Contact: Valentina Todisco
valentina.todisco@gmail.com
39-338-740-8233
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Nature Communications
CNIC scientists discover how a decades-old drug reduces the size of a heart attack
The beta-blocker metoprolol can limit cardiac damage in patients having a heart attack.

Contact: Fatima Lois
flois@cnic.es
34-639-282-477
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Genome Research
Sat nav for bread wheat uncovers hidden genes
Over two billion people worldwide rely on wheat as a staple food, but attempts to sequence its genome have been thwarted by its complexity. Earlham Institute scientists developed new methods, creating the most complete picture to date including over 20,000 genes completely absent from earlier assemblies or found only as fragments. The methods and results have been made freely available for other researchers and breeders to use.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Zoe Dunford
zoeadunford@gmail.com
44-077-863-03597
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Copeia
New many-toothed clingfish discovered with help of digital scans
Scientists at the University of Washington, Texas A&M University and the Western Australian Museum have discovered and named a new genus and species of clingfish after stumbling upon a specimen preserved in a jar dating back to the 1970s. High-resolution scans and 3-D printing helped the researchers make their discovery.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Nature Genetics
Assay of nearly 5,000 mutations reveals roots of genetic splicing errors
Brown biologists have developed a new system, described in Nature Genetics, that identified and tracked hundreds of genetic variations that alter the way DNA is spliced when cells make proteins, often leading to disease.
National Institutes of Health, SFARI

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
CereScan's latest patent for its neuroimaging database now covers all brain activity measurements
CereScan's second patent expands the company's intellectual property and use of its wholly owned data warehouse, known to be the most comprehensive store of functional brain imaging data, associated patient demographic, clinical information and biomarkers worldwide.

Contact: Rachel Norvell
rnorvell@cerescan.com
CereScan

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Ant agricultural revolution began 30 million years ago in dry, desert-like climate
Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have learned about a key transition in their agricultural evolution. This transition allowed the ants to achieve higher levels of complexity in farming, rivaling the agricultural practices of humans. Scientists report that this transition likely occurred when farming ants began living in dry climates.
Smithsonian Institution, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian

Public Release: 9-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Programmed proteins might help prevent malaria
A new approach to stabilizing protein structures could be key to an efficient vaccine.

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

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Nature Communications
Wise plant analysis
Weizmann Institute's WeizMass and MatchWeiz help identify plant metabolites.

Contact: yael edelman
news@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Cell
New tool illuminates cell signaling pathways key to disease
In a major advance for fundamental biological research, UC San Francisco scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks that play a wide variety of roles in human biology and disease. In particular, the technique opens up exciting new avenues for understanding and treating psychiatric disease, the researchers say.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research, Sandler Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, European Molecular Biology Organization, Human Frontiers in Science

Contact: Nicholas Weiler
nicholas.weiler@ucsf.edu
415-476-8255
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Science
Discovered: Novel group of giant viruses
Viruses are thought to outnumber the microbes on Earth; both outnumber the stars in the Milky Way. A handful of giant viruses have been discovered in the past two decades, and in Science, DOE Joint Genome Institute scientists report a novel group of giant viruses with a more complete set of translation machinery genes than any other virus known to date. They believe that this discovery significantly increases our understanding of viral evolution.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
924-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Next Generation TimeTree: An expanded history of life on Earth at your fingertips
A golden age of a global family tree of life on Earth is upon us now with the widespread use of next-generation DNA sequencing generating millions of sequence data. A next generation TimeTree web can now help make it easier for people to make sense of much of that data. Imagine the history of life on Earth at your fingertips combined with the power to quickly cull five decades' worth of all the evolutionary sequencing data and embedded geological studies.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Structure
Supercomputers reveal how cell membranes keep cancer-causing proteins turned off
Two biophysicists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have used supercomputers to show how cell membranes control the shape, and consequently the function, of a major cancer-causing protein.
National Institute of General Medical Science, The Ohio Supercomputer Center, The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Novogene NGS Medical Lab Receives CAP Accreditation
Novogene Corporation, a leading provider of genomic services and solutions with cutting edge next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics expertise, today announced that its next-generation sequencing (NGS) medical lab in Tianjin, China has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). With CAP accreditation, Novogene now will be able to provide its high-quality, well-established clinical sequencing services to customers throughout the world.

Contact: Joyce Peng
joyce.peng@novogene.com
626-222-5584
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Brazilian Zoologia joins Pensoft's portfolio of open access journals
In a new partnership between Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia and academic publisher Pensoft, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in South America, Zoologia joins Pensoft's portfolio of open access peer-reviewed journals. Zoologia is to be published on the innovative and technologically advanced ARPHA platform, developed by Pensoft, and follow its traditional format, providing modern design, intuitive interface, and a lot of high-tech perks for all authors, readers and editors.

Contact: Dr. Luciane Marinoni
luciane.marinoni@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Novogene adds 25 Illumina NovaSeq sequencers
Novogene Corporation, a leading provider of genomic services and solutions with cutting edge next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics expertise, today announced the order of 25 Illumina NovaSeq 6000 sequencers. Five of the sequencers will be located in the US, and 20 units purchased with funding provided by Nanjing Yangzi State Owned Investment Group will be located in Novogene's new Nanjing, China lab.

Contact: Joyce Peng
joyce.peng@novogene.com
626-222-5584
Novogene Corporation

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