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Public Release: 3-Apr-2018
Cell Reports
Genetic material once considered junk actually could hold key to cancer drug response
Material left out of common processes for sequencing genetic material in cancer tumors may actually carry important information about why only some people respond to immunotherapy, possibly offering better insight than the type of material that is being sequenced, according to a study by Mount Sinai researchers published on April 3 in Cell Reports.
The Ludwig Center for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Stand Up to Cancer, Lustgarten Foundation, National Science Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Affymetrix, Inc., V foundation

Contact: Marlene Naanes
marlene.naanes@mountsinai.org
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 2-Apr-2018
Nature Genetics
Even DNA that doesn't encode genes can drive cancer
The vast majority of genetic mutations associated with cancer occur in non-coding regions of the genome, yet it's unclear how they may influence tumor development or growth. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center identified nearly 200 mutations in non-coding DNA that play a role in cancer. Each mutation could represent a new cancer drug target. The study is published April 2 in Nature Genetics.
National Institutes of Health, UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National Science Foundation

Contact: Heather Buschman, PhD
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
858-249-0456
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Mar-2018
£2.2 million boost for pioneering research into mental health conditions
Novel research aimed at better understanding mental health conditions such as depression is to receive a £2.2 million investment.
Medical Research Council

Contact: Kate McAllister
kate.mcallister@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-6357
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 29-Mar-2018
Illinois researchers receive $1 million to study bioenergy crops
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the need for better-adapted and higher-yielding biomass cultivars ready to plug into the biofuel supply chain in the United States.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Lauren Quinn
ldquinn@illinois.edu
217-300-2435
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 29-Mar-2018
Scientific Reports
Monkeys' brains synchronize as they collaborate to perform a motor task
Scientists have previously shown that when one animal watches another performing a motor task, such as reaching for food, mirror neurons in the motor cortex of the observer's brain start firing as though the observer were also reaching for food. New Duke research appearing March 29 in the journal Scientific Reports suggests mirroring in monkeys is also influenced by social factors, such as proximity to other animals, social hierarchy and competition for food.
Hartwell Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

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

Public Release: 28-Mar-2018
Microbiome
Plants, fungi and bacteria work together to clean polluted land
Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts from McGill University and Université de Montréal.
Genome Canada, Génome Québec, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, BioFuelNet Canada, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada

Contact: Christopher Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 27-Mar-2018
Genome Biology and Evolution
MSU-based bioinformaticians studied the evolution of broken genes in a fruit fly
Pseudogenes lose their ability to encode proteins and natural selection stops to notice them, as no mutations in such genes can be harmful. A study conducted with the participation of the specialists from the Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, MSU (Lomonosov Moscow State University) confirms this fact but shows that natural selection still has certain influence on some of such genes. An article about it was published in Genome Biology and Evolution journal.

Contact: Yana Khlyustova
science-release@rector.msu.ru
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2018
Genes and Development
The rhythm of genes: How the circadian clock regulates 3-D chromatin structure
EPFL biologists and geneticists have uncovered how the circadian clock orchestrates the 24-hour cycle of gene expression by regulating the structure of chromatin, the tightly wound DNA-protein complex of the cell. The work is published in Genes & Development.
Swiss National Science Foundation, European Research Council, EPFL, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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

Public Release: 26-Mar-2018
Nature Ecology & Evolution
New standards for ancient protein studies set forth by multi-national group of researchers
A team of researchers from institutions at the leading edge of the new field of palaeoproteomics have published guidelines to provide it with a firm foundation. Ancient proteins are used to study everything from extinct species to ancient human diets to the evolution of diseases, and more. The guide, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, aims to support good practices in the field and to ensure the generation of robust, reproducible results.
Max Planck Society, National Science Foundation, European Research Council

Contact: Anne Gibson
presse@shh.mpg.de
49-364-168-6950
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Public Release: 22-Mar-2018
Trends in Biochemical Sciences
The universal language of hormones
Bioinformatics specialists from the University of Würzburg have studied a specific class of hormones which is relevant for plants, bacteria and indirectly for humans, too. Their results challenge previous scientific assumptions.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dandekar
dandekar@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-4551
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 22-Mar-2018
Communications Biology
Novel genomics tool enables more accurate identification of rare mutations in cancer cells
A new computational method developed by researchers at the New York Genome Center (NYGC) allows scientists to identify rare gene mutations in cancer cells with greater accuracy and sensitivity than currently available approaches. The technique, reported in today's Communications Biology from Nature Research publishing, is called Lancet and represents a major advance in the identification of tumor cell mutations, a process known as somatic variant calling.

Contact: Karen Zipern
kzipern@nygenome.org
646-977-7065
New York Genome Center

Public Release: 22-Mar-2018
LifeTime -- A visionary proposal for an EU Flagship
Reliably predicting the onset and trajectory of a disease might seem like a distant dream. But a European consortium is aiming to achieve exactly this using a set of emerging technologies with the analysis of single cells at their core. Leading scientists have now submitted the proposal for a FET Flagship called LifeTime.
European Commission

Contact: Nikolaus Rajewsky
rajewsky@mdc-berlin.de
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 22-Mar-2018
Nature Communications
An integrated workflow for interaction proteomics -- as versatile as the Swiss Army Knife
Researchers of the University of Helsinki, Finland, developed an integrated workflow for interaction proteomics, which -- as they describe it -- proves almost as versatile as the Swiss Army Knife.

Contact: Dr. Markku Varjosalo
markku.varjosalo@helsinki.fi
358-294-159-413
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 22-Mar-2018
Cancer Research
Researchers identify compound to prevent breast cancer cells from activating in brain
Researchers at Houston Methodist used computer modeling to find an existing investigational drug compound for leukemia patients to treat triple negative breast cancer once it spreads to the brain.
National Institutes of Health, John S. Dunn Research Foundation

Contact: Gale Smith
gsmith@houstonmethodist.org
281-627-0439
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 22-Mar-2018
Cell
Long thought to only cause a rare disease, this mutation may ward off malaria
The discovery sheds light on how humans who live in close quarters with malaria-carrying mosquitos may evolve defenses against the disease.
National Institutes of Health, A.P. Giannini postdoctoral fellowship, Pew Biomedical Scholar program

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 21-Mar-2018
Science Advances
Bats can learn from other species, in addition to their own
Not only are bats capable of auditory-based social learning to identify a new food source from individuals in their own species, but they can also learn about new food sources just as quickly from members of a different species, a new study finds. These results suggest that bats may learn from different species in nature and offer further insights into the adaptive strategies and evolution of bats.

Contact: Krista J. Patriquin
krista.patriquin@utoronto.ca
902-483-1913
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
Optics Letters
Researchers create microlaser that flies along hollow optical fiber
For the first time, researchers have optically trapped and propelled a particle-based laser for centimeters inside an optical fiber.

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

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
Development
Sound new technique tunes into the shifting shapes of biology
Scientists at the John Innes Centre have come up with a novel way of quantifying cell shapes -- with a lot of mathematics and a little musical inspiration.

Contact: Adrian Galvin
Adrian.Galvin@JIC.ac.uk
01-603-450-238
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018
Nature Biotechnology
UC Santa Cruz research signals arrival of a complete human genome
Research from a UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute-affiliated team just published in the journal Nature Biotechnology attempts to close huge gaps remain in our genomic reference map. The research uses nanopore long-read sequencing to generate the first complete and accurate linear map of a human Y chromosome centromere. This milestone in human genetics and genomics signals that scientists are finally entering a technological phase when completing the human genome will be a reality.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, The Keck Foundation

Contact: Alexis Morgan
amorgan1@ucsc.edu
408-726-1766
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018
Nature Methods
Deeper insight into viral infections
Würzburg researchers have developed a new analysis technique that sheds more light on viral infections. They used the new method to demonstrate that virus-infected cells produce far more infection-related proteins and peptides than previously thought.
MRC Clinical Fellowship, NHSBT grant, European Research Council grant, Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation DFG, Free State of Bavaria BioSysNet

Contact: Lars Dölken
lars.doelken@vim.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-9781
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018
Nature Biotechnology
A reference catalog for the rumen microbiome
In Nature Biotechnology, an international team including scientists at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, present a reference catalog of rumen microbial genomes and isolates cultivated and sequenced from the Hungate1000 collection. One of the largest targeted cultivation and sequencing projects to date, the collection was produced through the coordinated efforts of rumen microbiology researchers worldwide.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018
Nature
Commonly used drugs affect our gut bacteria
One in four drugs with human targets inhibit the growth of bacteria in the human gut. These drugs cause antibiotic-like side-effects and may promote antibiotic resistance, EMBL researchers report in Nature on March 19.

Contact: Iris Kruijen
iris.kruijen@embl.de
49-622-138-78443
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Mar-2018
Science
With new 'shuffling' trick, researchers can measure gene activity in single cells
Researchers at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have developed a new method to classify and track the multitude of cells in a tissue sample. In a paper published March 15 in the journal Science, the team reports that this new approach -- known as SPLiT-seq -- reliably tracks gene activity in a tissue down to the level of single cells.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Allen Institute for Brain Science

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2018
GigaScience
Elusive venomous mammal joins the genome club
An article published in GigaScience presents a draft genome of a small shrew-like animal, the venomous Hispaniolan solenodon. This unusual animal is one of the only extant venomous mammals, and it is the sole remaining branch of mammals that split from other insectivores at the time of the dinosaurs. The solenodon genome sequence revealed the answer to several evolutionary questions, such as whether the solenodon species indeed survived the meteor impact that killed the dinosaurs.
Saint Petersburg State University

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-924-90853
GigaScience

Public Release: 15-Mar-2018
Nature Communications
Democratizing science: Making neuroscience experiments easier to share, reproduce
In a paper published online March 5 in Nature Communications, University of Washington researchers unveiled an open-access browser to display, analyze and share neurological data collected through a type of magnetic resonance imaging study known as diffusion-weighted MRI.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, US Department of Energy

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

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