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Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Diversity without limits
Now, researchers at Temple and Oakland universities have completed a new tree of prokaryotic life calibrated to time, assembled from 11,784 species of bacteria. The new tree explores grand patterns of evolutionary change that, surprisingly, has revealed remarkable similarities with that of eukaryotes, including animals, plants, and fungi.

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

Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Science Signaling
Secretion rates and amounts of insulin trigger different responses in gene expression
Japanese researchers have found that genes respond differently to the amount and rate of secretions of insulin, a hormone whose malfunction can lead to obesity and diabetes. Some genes express themselves quickly when stimulated by high levels of insulin, while others pick up on low sustained levels of the hormone, and repress themselves instead.

Contact: Kanako Takeda
kouhou@adm.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
81-358-410-654
University of Tokyo

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Family ties: Immune response size controlled by cell 'inheritance'
Australian and Irish researchers have gained previously unachievable insights into how the size of our immune response is controlled, by developing new imaging and computational biology approaches to follow the behaviour of hundreds of cells.
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland, European Union Seventh Framework Programme, Australian Postgraduate Award, Edith Moffat Scholarship, Cancer Council Victoria, Victorian Government

Contact: Vanessa S Solomon
communications@wehi.edu.au
61-475-751-811
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
BGRF scientists publish seminal paper and announce project to develop biomarkers of aging
The Biogerontology Research Foundation announces the international collaboration on signaling pathway perturbation-based transcriptomic biomarkers of aging. On Nov. 16, scientists at the Biogerontology Research Foundation alongside collaborators from Insilico Medicine Inc., Johns Hopkins University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Boston University, Novartis, Nestle and BioTime Inc. announced the publication of their proof of concept experiment demonstrating the utility of a novel approach for analyzing transcriptomic, metabolomic and signalomic data sets, titled iPANDA, in Nature Communications.
Insilico Medicine, Inc., Johns Hopkins University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Boston University, Novartis, Nestle, BioTime Inc.

Contact: Charlotte Casebourne
casebourne@bg-rf.org.uk
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Scientist strengthens tools to track animal, ecosystem responses to environmental changes
By charting the slopes and crags on animals' teeth as if they were mountain ranges, scientists at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum have created a powerful new way to learn about the diets of extinct animals from the fossil record. The new quantitative approach to analyzing dentition, reported Nov. 21 in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, will also give researchers a clearer picture of how animals evolve in response to changes in their environment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
GigaScience
Living fossil genome unveiled
Published today in GigaScience, is the genome sequence of Ginkgo biloba, the oldest extant tree species. Researchers at BGI, Zheijiang University and Chinese Academy of Sciences carried out the work. Ginkgo is considered a 'living fossil,' as it evolved 270 million years ago and has changed little since. Given its unique position in the evolutionary tree of life and longevity as a species, the ginkgo genome will provide a resource investigating evolution and plant defenses.
Shenzhen Municipal Government, Public Technology Research Project of Zhejiang Province, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Scott Edmunds
Scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
Science Advances
'Freeze-frame' proteins show how cancer evolves
Scientists from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions are using synthetic biology to capture elusive, short-lived snippets of DNA that healthy cells produce on their way to becoming cancerous.
WM Keck Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, John S. Dunn Gulf Coast Consor

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
BMC Genomics
Another species of Varroa mite threatens European honeybees
A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies and disease, a Purdue University study says.
US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Gladys Andino
gandino@purdue.edu
765-494-0935
Purdue University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Cell
The CNIO takes part in the biggest European project for the study of the epigenome
The International Human Epigenome Consortium publishes simultaneously a collection of 41 papers that contain major advances in the study of the Human epigenome -- 24 of which appear today in Cell Press magazines. The Structural Biology and Biocomputing Programme together with the National Institute Bioinformatics unit at the National Cancer Research Center participate signing different studies and leading three of them.

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

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Cell
Landmark project shows heart disease and arthritis risk raised by genetic changes in blood
Today in Cell and associated journals, 24 research studies from the landmark BLUEPRINT project and IHEC consortia reveal how variation in blood cells' characteristics and numbers can affect a person's risk of developing complex diseases such as heart disease, and autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes.

Contact: Mark Thomson
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-92384
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Science
Engineering a more efficient system for harnessing carbon dioxide
A team from the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany, by tapping the DNA synthesis expertise of the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), has reverse engineered a biosynthetic pathway for more effective carbon fixation. This novel pathway is based on a new CO2-fixing enzyme that is nearly 20 times faster than the most prevalent enzyme in nature responsible for capturing CO2 in plants by using sunlight as energy.
European Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, ETH Zurich, Max-Planck-Society, DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Conservation Letters
Scientists design first reserve network balancing fishing benefits, species protection
Scientists have designed a marine reserve network to protect species threatened by overfishing while boosting fishing yields on nearby fishing grounds, resolving a long-standing global 'conserve or catch' conflict in marine conservation efforts. A team led by scientists from the Smithsonian's Marine Conservation Program report in the journal Conservation Letters Nov. 17 that they have designed the model network of marine reserves off the Caribbean coast of Honduras.

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Neurons in the human eye are organized for error correction
Neurons found in the human eye naturally display a form of error correction in the collective visual signals they send to the brain, according to a new study in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Michael J. Berry II
berry@princeton.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Pitt, Pfizer team up on health data analytics
The University of Pittsburgh and biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. have announced a partnership to develop a computational model that will help identify the drivers of schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and related brain diseases and enable researchers to better understand and treat the diseases.

Contact: John Fedele
jfedele@pitt.edu
412-624-4148
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Nature Chemical Biology
Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome
The bacteria we carry within us could be a untapped source of new drugs. Researchers put this idea to the test by mining the human microbiome for new antibiotics -- and identified two compounds that might be effective against some particularly dangerous bacteria.
National Institutes of Health, Rainin Foundation

Contact: Katherine Fenz
kfenz@rockefeller.edu
212-327-7913
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Surgical Infections
Experts issue urgent call to action for surgeons on antibiotic overuse
Overuse and misuse of antimicrobial agents is an urgent problem, and surgeons around the world, who often prescribe antibiotics for surgical prophylaxis, need to take a leadership role in the effort to promote antimicrobial stewardship. A team of experts from the Surgical Infection Society and the World Society of emergency Surgery has issued 'A Call to Action for Surgeons,' published in Surgical Infections.

Contact: Jennifer Gatti
JGatti@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Green Chemistry
Scientists devise more accurate system for predicting risks of new chemical products
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have devised a new system that can save millions of dollars and years of development time for new drugs while improving safety.
National Insitutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Thania Benios
thania_benios@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Scientific Reports
Hearing with your eyes -- a Western style of speech perception
Which parts of a person's face do you look at when you listen them speak? Lip movements affect the perception of voice information from the ears when listening to someone speak, but native Japanese speakers are mostly unaffected by that part of the face. Recent research from Japan has revealed a clear difference in the brain network activation between two groups of people, native English speakers and native Japanese speakers, during face-to-face vocal communication.
Japanese Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Contact: J. Sanderson, N. Fukuda
research-coordinator@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp
Kumamoto University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Plants modulate accumulation of metabolites at organ level
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of Heidelberg, Germany, illuminated the diversity and different accumulation of chemical substances in plant tissues. Their approach, based on computational metabolomics and information theory, was specifically designed and enabled the researchers to study plant metabolism at organ level. This new method allows for a more efficient access to plant metabolites and for a more rapid identification of the genes which regulate their biosynthesis.
Max Planck Society, European Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, University of Heidelberg

Contact: Dr. Emmanuel Gaquerel
emmanuel.gaquerel@cos.uni-heidelberg.de
49-622-154-5589
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Genome Biology
Genomic tools to combat the spread of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle
The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, also known as the starry sky beetle, is native to eastern Asia but has successfully invaded North America and Europe where it infests maple, birch, willow, elm, and poplar trees. Published in the journal Genome Biology, an international team of scientists report on the sequencing, annotation, and comparative exploration of this beetle's genome in an effort to develop novel tools to combat its spread and better understand the biology of invasive wood-boring pests.

Contact: Robert Waterhouse
robert.waterhouse@sib.swiss
41-223-795-432
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers' Sudoku strategy democratizes powerful tool for genetics research
Researchers at Princeton and Harvard Universities have developed a way to produce the tools for figuring out gene function faster and cheaper than current methods. Their strategy, called'"Knockout Sudoku,' relies on a combination of randomized gene deletion and a powerful reconstruction algorithm. This method lowers the prohibitive time and cost barrier for creating knockout collections and allows for investigations beyond model organisms.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Princeton University

Contact: Tien Nguyen
tienn@princeton.edu
609-258-6523
Princeton University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Insect vector feeding recognized by machine learning
Scientists have used machine learning algorithms to teach computers to recognize the insect feeding patterns involved in pathogen transmission. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, also uncovers plant traits that might lead to the disruption of pathogen transmission and enable advances in agriculture, livestock and human health.

Contact: Denis Willett
Denis.willett@ars.usda.gov
PLOS

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
Stem Cells and Development
Researchers describe bone marrow stem cell population with potential for repeat transplantation
A new study demonstrates that non-blood cell forming stem cells present in human bone marrow play an important role in maintaining the hematopoietic microenvironment, and these stromal cells appear to retain full self-renewal potential after primary and secondary transplantations, according to an article published in Stem Cells and Development.

Contact: Jennifer Gatti
JGatti@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
Future Science OA
Analog series-based scaffolds: a new definition that may aid medicinal chemistry
University of Bonn researchers present the computational design and exploration of a new scaffold concept for computational medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

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

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nanoscale
New technology taps power of diatoms to dramatically improve sensor performance
Researchers have combined one of nature's tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device that may be up to 10 million times more sensitive than some other commonly used approaches.
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense

Contact: Alan Wang
wang@eecs.oregonstate.edu
541-737-4247
Oregon State University

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