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Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
RHAPSODY, a European symphony for personalized health of diabetes
The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is part of a European consortium project -- coined RHAPSODY -- which reunites researchers and experts from 26 partner institutions in both the public and private sectors. The project focuses on improving the process involved in the diagnosis and fight against diabetes; more specifically, it concentrates on developing biomarkers related to type 2 diabetes, which is the disease's most frequent form. Within this project, SIB is offering its expertise to coordinate the integration of existing clinical data.

Contact: Ioannis Xenarios
Ioannis.Xenarios@sib.swiss
41-216-924-031
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 5-Sep-2016
EBioMedicine
Biobank storage time as important as age
The amount of time a blood sample used for medical research has been stored at a biobank may affect the test results as much as the blood sample provider's age. These are the findings of a new study from Uppsala University, published in the scientific journal EBioMedicine. Until now, medical research has taken into account age, sex and health factors, but it turns out that storage time is just as important.

Contact: Stefan Enroth
stefan.enroth@igp.uu.se
46-184-714-913
Uppsala University

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
New Investigator Award to help arrest global cereals killer
With a 70 percent increase in global agriculture productivity needed to feed nine billion people by 2050, defending against wheat yellow rust requires immediate action to secure our global food supplies. Dr Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), has been awarded a New Investigator award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to find and breed plants that can better fend off this disease, and potentially reduce the use of pesticides.

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

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Gaming for gut research
Jerôme Waldispühl, who teaches computer science at McGill University, led the group that created a new game called Colony B that is designed to help scientists better understand how particular microbes may be linked to our habits and ultimately our health.
Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Genome Quebec

Contact: Katherine Gombay
katherine.gombay@mcgill.ca
McGill University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Nature
Body's cellular building blocks arise from genetic tugs of war
Developing blood cells are caught in tugs of war between competing gene regulatory networks before finally deciding what type of cell to become, according to a study published Aug. 31 in Nature. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report that as developing blood cells are triggered by a multitude of genetic signals firing on and off, they are pulled back and forth in fluctuating multi-lineage states before finally becoming specific cell types.

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
UTA engineer working to develop bioinks for use in 3-D printing of tissues, organs
Kyungsuk Yum, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department of UTA's College of Engineering, has earned a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop nanocomposite hydrogel bioinks that could be used for that purpose.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Proteomics
Peptide mutants may help to identify vulnerability in tumor cells
Researchers from MIPT, the Institute of Biomedical Chemistry, the Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics, and the Research Institute of Physico-Chemical Medicine have presented an algorithm to detect mutant proteins based on mass spectrometry data and the results of exome sequencing. Using this new approach, the scientists have discovered unique genome variants, some of which are linked to cancer development. Studying mutant peptides will help to detect weaknesses in tumor cells in search for more effective drug treatments.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Nature Methods
A new window to understanding the brain
A team of researchers has demonstrated that syringe-injectable mesh electronics can stably record neural activity in mice for eight months or more, with none of the inflammation produced by traditional implanted probes.

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
JACC: Basic to Translational Science
Fewer cardiovascular drugs being studied in clinical trials
The number of cardiovascular drugs in the research pipeline has declined across all phases of development in the last 20 years even as cardiovascular disease has become the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, according to research published today in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.

Contact: Nicole Napoli
nnapoli@acc.org
202-375-6523
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
CANCER
Artificial intelligence expedites breast cancer risk prediction
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. The AI computer software intuitively translates patient charts into diagnostic information at 30 times human speed and with 99 percent accuracy.

Contact: Patricia Akinfenwa
pakinfenwa@houstonmethodist.org
281-740-1402
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Dartmouth Institute-led team developing universal toolkit to predict hospital readmission risk
A research team led by Dartmouth Institute Associate Professor Jeremiah Brown, Ph.D., M.S., has begun working on a four-year project to develop a universal toolkit that could be implementable in any EMR system and used to predict the risk of hospital readmission in real-time. The toolkit will focus on extracting complex information about patient health and health care factors, including social risk factors such as living status and social support at home.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute

Contact: Paige Stein
Paige.Stein@Darmouth.edu
603-653-0850
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
UTA physicists to upgrade Titan supercomputer software for extreme scale applications
Physicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have been awarded a new $1.06 million grant from the US Department of Energy to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support extremely data-heavy scientific applications such as advanced biology and materials science simulations.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Cell
Hormone activation of genes takes teamwork
A high-throughput look at how human cells respond to the stress hormone cortisol has revealed a more complex system than previously thought. The study found that when the cortisol-binding glucocorticoid receptor latches on to DNA to signal a stress response, it binds not alone but in clusters of sites that work together to tune the response. Those clusters then allow the stress hormone to drive a wider variety of stress responses than previously realized.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl Leif Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Nature Communications
Field Museum study challenges long-standing scientific theory
If two species are mutualists -- that is, each benefits from the activity of the other -- the Red King Theory predicts that they should evolve at a slower rate, so as to avoid interrupting their partnership. Makes sense, right? Think again! In a new study published in Nature Communications, comparative genomic analysis shows that the complete opposite may actually be true.

Contact: Matthew Northey
mnorthey@fieldmuseum.org
312-665-7202
Field Museum

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Future Science OA
Multivariate analysis improves on cognitive testing in Alzheimer's disease
Multivariate analysis of cognitive tests in Alzheimer's disease identifies five distinct groups of Alzheimer's disease patients, and suggests that multivitamins might slow progression only in certain groups.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
mBio
Is a messed-up microbiome linked to obesity? New U-M study casts doubt
A new study, done by pooling data from previous studies, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the bacteria inside us.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
PLOS ONE
Is it your second cousin? Cotton swabs may tell you
With a new technique developed at Kyoto University, a simple swab sample can accurately confirm relatedness between two individuals as distant as second cousins. With more DNA datasets at hand, the method could be utilized to identify disaster victims in mass floods and tornadoes that destroy entire communities.

Contact: Anna Ikarashi
comms@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
075-753-5728
Kyoto University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Acta Crystallographica Section A
X-ray optics on a chip
Waveguides are widely used for filtering, confining, guiding, coupling or splitting beams of visible light. However, creating waveguides that could do the same for X-rays has posed tremendous challenges in fabrication, so they are still only in an early stage of development.
Helmholtz Society, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
44-124-434-2878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Science
Mount Sinai research collaboration identifies genes responsible for CMD risk
In a study being published in the Aug. 19 issue of Science, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in collaboration with scientists from Tartu University Hospital in Estonia, the Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden, and AstraZeneca, have identified a profound new level of complexity and interaction among genes within specific tissues responsible for mediating the inherited risk for cardiometabolic diseases, including processes that lead to heart attack and stroke.

Contact: Marni Goldstein
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Journal of Water and Health
Fluoride consumption linked to diabetes using mathematical models
A recent study published in the Journal of Water and Health examined links between water fluoridation and diabetes.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Marc Kaplan
mxk815@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Tulane professor receives grant to improve stem cell survival
Kim O'Connor, a professor in Tulane University's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a three-year $599,638 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ways to improve the survival of mesenchymal stem cells once they are implanted in patients.  
National Science Foundation

Contact: Roger Dunaway
roger@tulane.edu
504-862-8240
Tulane University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Nature
Unveiled: Earth's viral diversity
Plumbing the Earth's microbial diversity requires learning more about the poorly-studied relationships between microbes and the viruses that infect them, impacting their abilities to regulate global cycles. DOE JGI researchers utilized the largest collection of assembled metagenomic datasets to uncover over 125,000 partial and complete viral genomes. This single effort increases the number of known viral genes by a factor of 16, and provides researchers with a unique resource of viral sequence information.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Soybean science blooms with supercomputers
Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB) project finds and shares comprehensive genetic and genomic soybean data through support of NSF-sponsored XSEDE high performance computing. SoyKB helps scientists improve soybean traits. XSEDE Stampede supercomputer 370,000 core hour allocation used in resequencing of over 1,000 soybean germplasm lines. XSEDE ECSS established Pegasus workflow that optimized SoyKB for supercomputers. SoyKB migrated workflow to XSEDE Wrangler data intensive supercomputer. Scientific cloud environment Jetstream of XSEDE broadened user base.
National Science Foundation, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, United Soybean Board, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jorge Salazar
jorge@tacc.utexas.edu
512-471-3980
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Expanding the stable of workhorse yeasts
Yeasts are physically hard to distinguish, and it is easy to think they are all the same. Metabolically, genetically and biochemically, however, yeasts are highly diverse. So far industry has only harnessed a fraction of the diversity available for biotechnological applications, including biofuel production. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers aims to help boost the use of a wider range of yeasts.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Financial analytics technology tackles 'Big Data' crop research at biotech leader
Kx System, US, has been chosen by Earlham Institute, UK, as their technology partner for a new project which will revolutionize research into bioinformatics and promote a sustainable bioeconomy.

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

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