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Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
To treat or not to treat
It's a mark on your skin you've never noticed before. It's a spot with irregular borders, or a mole that seems to be changing. Maybe it's a wound that does not heal.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Nature
Genetic DJ: Growing cells remix their genes
Moving genes about could help cells to respond to change according to scientists. Changing the location of a gene within a cell alters its activity. Contrary to expectations, this latest study reveals that each gene doesn't have an ideal location in the cell but are constantly moving. This work, which has also inspired a musical collaboration, suggests that moving genes could help cells to fine-tune the volume of each gene to suit the cell's needs.
NIH 4D Nucleome, European Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jonathan Lawson
jonathan.lawson@babraham.ac.uk
01-223-496-230
Babraham Institute

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announces Allen Discovery Center at UW Medicine
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announced today the creation of an Allen Discovery Center for Cell Lineage Tracing at UW Medicine. The Allen Discovery Center will use newly developed technology to create global maps of development that reveal the relationships between the vast numbers of diverse cells that make up a single organism, with major impacts across developmental biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, regenerative medicine and other fields.

Contact: Rob Piercy
robp@alleninstitute.org
206-548-8486
Allen Institute

Public Release: 3-Jul-2017
Scientific Reports
New data on the protective effects of Alzheimer's on cancer
Patients with Alzheimer's disease have a higher risk of developing glioblastoma and a lower risk of lung cancer. A paper published in Scientific Reports by researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, headed by Alfonso Valencia, a researcher affiliated to the CNIO and to the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, describes the biological processes that underlie this comorbidity.
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, European Regional Development Fund, Generalitat Valenciana, ISCIII Subdirección General de Evaluación

Contact: Cristina de Martos
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-917-328-000
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Molecular Cell
A new ribosomal biogenesis regulation point to treat cancer and 5q- syndrome
Researchers in the Oncobell program at IDIBELL-ICO have unveiled a new role for free 40S ribosomes as guardians of genetic information required to synthesize themselves. This mechanism can be potentially targeted as a cancer therapy and a potential point of intervention for the treatment of 5q- syndrome, a rare sporadic genetic disease.

Contact: Gemma Fornons
gfornons@idibell.cat
34-638-685-074
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Cell
New technique enables safer gene-editing therapy using CRISPR
Scientists took an important step toward safer gene-editing cures for life-threatening disorders, from cancer to HIV to Huntington's disease, by developing a technique that can spot editing mistakes a popular tool known as CRISPR makes to an individual's genome.
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, John Templeton Foundation

Contact: Marc Airhart
mairhart@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-1066
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
NIH Single Cell Analysis Program Annual Investigators Meeting
Nanopipette technology wins first place in NIH 'Follow that Cell' challenge
Nader Pourmand, professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has won the $300,000 first place prize in the Follow that Cell Challenge organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pourmand has spent nearly 15 years developing his nanopipette technology, which allows researchers to take miniscule samples from inside a living cell without affecting the cell's activity or viability.
NIH

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Cancer Research
An infallible hand-held probe to aid cancer surgery
Patients with common widespread forms of cancer will enjoy longer life expectancy and reduced risk of recurrence thanks to a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe developed by Canadian researchers.
Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Collaborative Health Research Projects (CIHR and NSERC), Groupe de recherche en sciences et technologies biomédicales, others

Contact: Florence Scanvic
florence.scanvic@polymtl.ca
51-434-047-112-730
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting
Three giants in the field of radiation oncology named 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is pleased to announce the 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists. Søren M. Bentzen, DSc, PhD; Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO; and Michael L. Steinberg, MD, FASTRO, have been awarded the highest honor bestowed upon ASTRO members. They will be recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony during ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting in San Diego, taking place September 24-27, 2017.

Contact: Leah Fogarty
leah.fogarty@astro.org
703-839-7336
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Thwarting metastasis by breaking cancer's legs with gold rods
Your cancer has metastasized. No one wants to ever hear that. Now researchers have developed a method to thwart cell migration and thus halt metastasis in vitro. In past tests in vivo, the treatment has wiped out tumors with no observable signs of toxicity or recurrence.
National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry, National Institutes of Health Nanotechnology Study Section

Contact: Ben Brumfield
ben.brumfield@comm.gatech.edu
404-660-1408
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Nature Biomedical Engineering
Cloning thousands of genes for massive protein libraries
Discovering the function of a gene requires cloning a DNA sequence and expressing it. Until now, this was performed on a one-gene-at-a-time basis, causing a bottleneck. Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School have invented a technology to clone thousands of genes simultaneously and create massive libraries of proteins from DNA samples, potentially ushering in a new era of functional genomics.
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Prostate Cancer Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Todd B.Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
BMC Genomics
How pythons regenerate their organs and other secrets of the snake genome
Snakes exhibit incredible evolutionary adaptations, including the ability to rapidly regenerate their organs and produce venom. The Castoe group at the University of Texas at Arlington studied these adaptations using genetic sequencing and advanced computing. Supercomputers of the Texas Advanced Computing Center helped the team identify a number of genes associated with organ growth in Burmese pythons, study secondary contact in related rattlesnake species, and develop tools to recognize evolutionary changes caused by natural selection.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
aarondubrow@tacc.utexas.edu
512-471-8217
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
PLOS Genetics
Ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Coronary artery disease genes benefit reproduction
Researchers have found that genes for coronary heart disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, so in order to reproduce successfully, the genes for heart disease will also be inherited.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, National Heart Foundation of Australia

Contact: Nerissa Hannink
nhannink@unimelb.edu.au
61-430-588-055
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
New brain network model could explain differences in brain injuries
Considering the brain's network of activity, rather than just individual regions, could help us understand why some brain injuries are much worse than others, according to a study published PLOS Computational Biology by Maxwell B. Wang, Julia Owen, and Pratik Mukherjee from University of California, San Francisco, and Ashish Raj from Weill Cornell Medicine.

Contact: Ashish Raj
asr2004@med.cornell.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Reconstruction of ancient chromosomes offers insight into mammalian evolution
Researchers have gone back in time, at least virtually, computationally recreating the chromosomes of the first eutherian mammal, the long-extinct, shrewlike ancestor of all placental mammals.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning of Korea, Ministry of Education of Korea and the Rural Development Administration of Korea

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New statistical method finds shared ancestral gene variants involved in autism's cause
A team led by geneticist Michal Wigler of CSHL has published what they believe is the first rigorous statistical evidence that ancient variations in the human genome contribute to autism -- each, most likely, having a very small effect. The method Wigler and colleagues used in the new study was family-based and compared 'discordant sibilings,' one with and one without autism to a separate collection of affected individuals. The sample included over 16,000 people from nearly 4000 families.
Simons Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology
Systems pharmacology modelers accelerate drug discovery in Alzheimer's
InSysBio scientific group led by Tatiana Karelina developed a quantitative system pharmacology model of Alzheimer's disease. First part published in CPT Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology shows how to design initial phases of clinical trials of new drugs and to interpret the data obtained.

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

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
Biophysical Journal
Simple method measures how long bacteria can wait out antibiotics
A simple test that measures how long it takes to kill bacteria could help doctors treat strains that are on their way to becoming resistant to antibiotics. If implemented in hospitals' microbiology labs, the test could help guide treatment decisions, and could ultimately reduce the ever-growing risk of bacterial resistance.
European Research Council, Israel Science Foundation

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Clear view on stem cell development
Today, tracking the development of individual cells and spotting the associated factors under the microscope is nothing unusual. However, impairments like shadows or changes in the background complicate the interpretation of data. Now, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a software that corrects images to make hitherto hidden development steps visible.
DFG German Research Foundation, SystemsX.ch

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
Chemical Reviews
Spanish researchers review the state-of-the-art text mining technologies for chemistry
In a recent Chemical Reviews article, the Biological Text Mining Unit at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) together with with researchers at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), of the University of Navarra, in Pamplona, and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS) have published the first exhaustive revision of the state-of-the-art methodologies underlying chemical search engines, named entity recognition and text mining systems.
European Community's Horizon 2020 Program, Encomienda MINETAD-CNIO as part of the Plan for the Advancement of Language Technology, Foundation for Applied Medical Research (FIMA), University of Navarra, Consellerìa de Cultura, Educacion e Ordenacio

Contact: Cristina de Martos
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-917-328-000
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 20-Jun-2017
American Journal of Epidemiology
Infections in early life associated with increased risk for celiac disease
Infections during infancy are associated with increased risk for gluten intolerance (celiac disease) later on. Apparently the risk is particularly high in the case of repeated gastrointestinal infections in the first year of life. This conclusion was drawn by scientists of the Institute for Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München after analyzing data provided by the Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. The study has now been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Contact: Andreas Beyerlein
andreas.beyerlein@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-068-5578
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 20-Jun-2017
Biophysical Journal
Simple method measures how long bacteria can wait out antibiotics
A growing number of pathogens are developing resistance to one or more antibiotics, threatening our ability to treat infectious diseases. According to a study published June 20 in Biophysical Journal, a simple new method for measuring the time it takes to kill a bacterial population could improve the ability of clinicians to effectively treat antimicrobial-tolerant strains that are on the path to becoming resistant.

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2017
Scientific Reports
We are much more unique than assumed
Every human being has a unique DNA 'fingerprint'. In other words, the genetic material of any two individuals can be clearly distinguished. Computational biologists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now determined that the impact of these variations has been greatly underestimated. The new insights could importantly impact advances in personalized medicine.

Contact: Stefanie Reiffert
stefanie.reiffert@tum.de
0049-089-289-10519
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 16-Jun-2017
Rapid test facilitates malaria diagnosis
Diagnosing malaria has been a very time-consuming and error-prone process up to now. Together with his Dutch colleague Jan van den Boogaart, Professor Oliver Hayden from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed an automated rapid blood test that provides an accurate diagnosis in almost 100 percent of cases. The researchers were presented with the European Inventor Award, which honors outstanding inventors from Europe and the rest of the world, for the development of the new method on June 15.

Contact: Dr. Vera Siegler
vera.siegler@tum.de
49-892-892-3325
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 16-Jun-2017
JACC: Basic to Translational Science
Novel approach may improve valve function in some patients
Pulsed cavitation ultrasound can be used to remotely soften human degenerative calcified biosprosthetic valves and significantly improve the valve opening function, according to a novel study published today in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. This new noninvasive approach has the potential to improve the outcome of patients with severe bioprosthesis stenosis.

Contact: Rachel Cagan
rcagan@acc.org
202-375-6395
American College of Cardiology

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