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Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
ISBM releases the updated version of Immune Response Template
Institute for Systems Biology Moscow (ISBM) announced the recent update of the Immune Response Template (IRT) platform and its online demo. The project aimed to integrate and visualize available data on immune cells, cytokine, chemokines and other mediators interactions in human. IRT is a unique tool due to its focus on quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling. Using the platform modelers in pharmaceutical companies can strongly improve the drug R&D process.

Contact: Maria Maximova
media@insysbio.ru
7-963-632-3830
Institute for Systems Biology Moscow

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Nature
Why am I shorter than you?
The answer to that question lies to some extent in our diet and environment, but mostly in our DNA (80 percent). Combining genome-wide association methods and an unmatched dataset of more than 700,000 participants, a recent study narrowed down the set of candidate changes to 83 variants, some of which altering the size by more than 2 cm.

Contact: Zoltan Kutalik
zoltan.kutalik@gmail.com
41-213-146-750
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control
A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria superbugs has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falciparum malaria medicines, artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), according to a study published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Andrea Stewart
andrea.stewart@ndm.ox.ac.uk
44-752-813-2489
Infectious Diseases Data Observatory

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Better and faster diagnosis of diseases
Microsystems engineer Can Dincer wins the second prize at Gips-Schüle young scientist competition.

Contact: Can Dincer
dincer@imtek.de
49-761-203-7264
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Major €5 million project to improve heart disease treatment with smart pacemaker technology
Creating a new generation of advanced pacemakers which adapt to the demands of a patient's body is the goal of a new €5 million international research consortium led by the University of Bath.
European Commission

Contact: Chris Melvin
c.m.melvin@bath.ac.uk
44-012-253-83941
University of Bath

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
PLOS Biology
Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate
A brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a new paper publishing Jan. 31, 2017, in PLOS Biology. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being 'happy', despite their extreme condition. The research was conducted by a multinational team, led by Professor Niels Birbaumer, at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, Switzerland.

Contact: Jo Bowler
johanna.bowler@wysscenter.ch
PLOS

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
How stressful will a trip to Mars be on the human body?
Preliminary research results for the NASA Twins Study debuted at NASA's Human Research Program's annual Investigators' Workshop in Galveston, Texas the week of Jan. 23. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned home last March after nearly one year in space living on the International Space Station. His identical twin brother, Mark, remained on Earth.

Contact: Monica Edwards
monica.d.edwards@nasa.gov
281-483-9612
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Nature Methods
Milestone for the analysis of human proteomes
Researchers led by the Technical University of Munich report on the synthesis of a library of more than 330,000 reference peptides representing essentially all canonical proteins of the human proteome. It is a major milestone in the ProteomeTools project which aims at translating human proteome information into new molecular and digital tools with the potential for use in drug discovery, personalized medicine and life science research.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, JPT Peptide Technologies, SAP, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Technical University of Munich

Contact: Bernhard Kuster
kuster@tum.de
49-816-171-5697
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 27-Jan-2017
When life sciences become data sciences
The University of Freiburg offers Europe-wide infrastructure and service in Bioinformatics.

Contact: Rolf Backofen
backofen@informatik.uni-freiburg.de
49-761-203-7460
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 27-Jan-2017
Scientific Reports
Diverse natural fatty acids follow 'Golden Mean'
Bioinformatics scientists at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) have discovered that the number of theoretically possible fatty acids with the same chain length but different structures can be determined with the aid of the famous Fibonacci sequence. As they explain in Scientific Reports, the number of possible fatty acids with increasing chain length rises at each step by a factor of approximately 1.618, and therefore agrees with what is called the 'Golden Mean.'

Contact: Ute Schoenfelder
presse@uni-jena.de
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 27-Jan-2017
Current Bioinformatics
A systems biology perspective on molecular cytogenetics
Professor Henry Heng's team, from the medical school at Wayne State University, has published a perspective article titled A Systems Biology Perspective on Molecular Cytogenetics to address the issue. In this article, they applied the genome theory to explain why cytogenetics/cytogenomics needs a systems biology perspective, while systems biology itself needs a cytogenetic/cytogenomic based platform, since genome context (karyotype) represents a new type of genomic coding. Such 'systems inheritance,' differing from gene defined 'parts inheritance,' is the genetic blueprint.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
Science
Mapping biodiversity and conservation hotspots of the Amazon
Researchers have used remote sensing data to map out the functional diversity of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon basin, a technique that revealed hotspots for conservation.

Contact: Science Press Package Office
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
Viral Immunology
Can myeloid derived suppressor cells subdue viral infections?
Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), produced in the bone marrow as part of the human immune response to a tumor, may have a potent immunoregulatory role following viral infection. The similarities and differences between tumor-induced versus virus-induced MDSCs and the potential to use these cells for targeted immunotherapies are discussed in a review article in Viral Immunology.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
Science
High-tech maps of tropical forest diversity identify new conservation targets
New remote sensing maps of the forest canopy in Peru identify new regions for conservation effort. Greg Asner and his Carnegie Airborne Observatory team used airborne laser-guided imaging spectroscopy, to identify preservation targets by undertaking a new approach to study global ecology -- one that links a forest's variety of species to the strategies for survival and growth employed by canopy trees and other plants.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Contact: Greg Asner
gpa@carnegiescience.edu
650-380-2828
Carnegie Institution for Science

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Plant and Animal Genome Meeting XXV
Rhino genome results
A study by San Diego Zoo Global reveals that the prospects for recovery of the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros -- of which only three individuals remain -- will reside with the genetic resources that have been banked at San Diego Zoo Global's Frozen Zoo®. Frozen cell cultures housed here from nine northern white rhinos contain genetic variation that is missing in surviving individuals of this subspecies of rhinoceros, which is now extinct in the wild.

Contact: Christina Simmons
csimmons@sandiegozoo.org
619-318-3348
Zoological Society of San Diego

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Danforth Center expands major research program to benefit farmers in the developing world
Sorghum is a member of the grass family and is grown worldwide. It is of interest, not only because it is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but because grain sorghum yields have been flat or declining due to the lack of sufficient investment in the development of new improved varieties. Sorghum is very resilient to drought and heat stress.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Melanie Bernds
mbernds@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1647
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
American Journal of Human Biology
'Protective' DNA strands are shorter in adults who had more infections as infants
New research indicates that people who had more infections as babies harbor a key marker of cellular aging as young adults: the protective stretches of DNA which 'cap' the ends of their chromosomes are shorter than in adults who were healthier as infants.
National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Northwestern University

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
PLOS Genetics
Genetic makeup of 'roommate' impacts health
For the first time, research in mice shows that the genetic makeup of an individual's social partners contributes to their state of health. Unexpectedly, the genetics of social partners were found to affect wound healing and body weight as well as behavior. The methods used to detect 'social genetic effects' help future research into the mechanisms whereby one individual influences another. Findings underscore that research into the genetics of disease should include both individuals and their partners.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Wellcome

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-122-349-4665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Molecular Ecology
Scientists discover a way to sequence DNA of rare animals
Rare and extinct animals are preserved in jars of alcohol in natural history museum collections around the world, which provide a wealth of information on the changing biodiversity of the planet. But, scientists have not been able to effectively sequence DNA from these specimens until now. This new research was published today in the journal Molecular Ecology Resources.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Alison Satake
asatake@lsu.edu
225-578-3870
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
UTA awarded $6 million in 2016 to find new ways to identify and treat cancer
The University of Texas at Arlington is becoming a major cancer research institute, receiving more than $6 million dollars in new grants in 2016 to strengthen its integrated cancer research program and improve outcomes across the complete spectrum of the patient experience.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Systems Biology and Applications
Finding new cancer drugs in the neighborhood
Computational biologists have looked at the complex networks of interacting proteins that drive cancer formation, and found that targeting the neighbors of cancer-causing proteins may be just as effective as focusing on the cancer proteins themselves.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@earlham.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
New Genome Browser product gives freedom to easily collaborate in the cloud
The newly launched Genome Browser in the Cloud (GBiC) introduces new freedom to collaborate by allowing rapid Browser installation, in any UNIX-based cloud. It also offers significantly reduced installation time as compared to earlier Genome Browser versions.

Contact: Alexis Morgan
amorgan1@ucsc.edu
831-515-8142
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Lithuania joins the EMBO Installation Grants scheme
EMBO welcomes Lithuania as a member of the EMBO Installation Grants scheme. Early-career scientists looking to move to Lithuania to establish their own, independent research group can apply to the scheme for financial support for their first three to five years.

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling
communications@embo.org
49-160-901-93839
EMBO

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Nature Genetics
Research leads to new treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia
International researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal prognosis.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, ALSAC

Contact: Jann Ingmire
Jann.Ingmire@STJUDE.ORG
901-595-6384
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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
gunnar.pejler@imbim.uu.se
46-184-714-571
Uppsala University

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