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Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New method improves accuracy of imaging systems
New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other devices. The findings, published Dec. 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides a mechanism -- known as single-pixel interior filling function, or SPIFF -- to detect and correct systematic errors in data and image analysis used in many areas of science and engineering.
University of Chicago Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Borzo
gborzo@comcast.net
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Journal of Theoretical Biology
Exposure of the half-century old misconception removes limits on life extension
A research paper titled 'Strehler-Mildvan correlation is a degenerate manifold of Gompertz fit' by the scientific team of a biotech company Gero has been published in the new issue of Journal of Theoretical Biology. It states that Strehler-Mildvan correlation has no real biological reasoning behind it and, therefore, there are no limitations to anti-aging interventions.

Contact: Julia Ogun
julia.ogun@gero.com
7-495-276-2275
Gero

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
eLife
Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes
Scientists have discovered a long-term epigenetic memory switch that controls different modes of bacterial virulence, a bacterial survival strategy for outsmarting the human immune response. The study sheds new light on bacterial virulence strategies, resulting in increased disease severity, higher infection persistence, and improved host-to-host spreading.
European Research Council, Israel Science Foundation, Minerva Foundation

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

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genomes in flux: New study reveals hidden dynamics of bird and mammal DNA evolution
Evolution is often thought of as a gradual remodeling of the genome, the genetic blueprints for building an organism. But in some instance it might be more appropriate to call it an overhaul. Over the past 100 million years, the human lineage has lost one-fifth of its DNA, while an even greater amount was added, report scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Until now, the extent to which our genome has expanded and contracted had been underappreciated.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Kiefer
julie.kiefer@hsc.utah.edu
801-597-4258
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Study sheds light on how carnivorous plants acquired a taste for meat
A new study probes the origins of carnivory in several distantly related plants -- including the Australian, Asian and American pitcher plants, which appear strikingly similar to the human (or insect) eye. Although each species developed carnivory independently, the research concludes that the biological machinery required for digesting insects evolved in a strikingly similar fashion in all three. The findings hint that for a plant, the evolutionary routes to carnivory may be few and far between.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
American Journal of Medical Genetics
Finding the needle in a genomic haystack
Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children. Upon analyzing the genome of a six-year-old boy, the scientists identified a novel mutation that affects a protein known as CASK, which is key to brain development and the signals transmitted by brain cells, or neurons. Their findings appear this week in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
JAX receives $6.7 million federal research grant to create 3-D genome map
An NHGRI ENCODE grant to Jackson Laboratory Professor Yijun Ruan launches a center for the three-dimensional (3-D) mapping of the human and mouse genomes.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Sarah Laskowski
sarah.laskowski@jax.org
860-837-2102
Jackson Laboratory

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

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