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Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Nature Methods
Benchmarking computational methods for metagenomes
To tackle assembling metagenomes, then binning these consensus regions into genome bins, and finally conducting taxonomic profiling, analysts around the world have developed an array of different computational tools, but until now there was a lack of consensus on how to evaluate their performance. In Nature Methods, a team including DOE JGI researchers described the results of the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI) Challenge, the first-ever, community-organized benchmarking assessment of computational tools for metagenomes.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Biophysical Journal
Visualizing life in silico
Programming a molecular biology experiment can be similar to playing Sudoku; both are simple if you're working with only a few molecules or a small grid, but explode in complexity as they grow. Now, researchers at UConn Health have made it far easier for molecular biologists to make complex biological models.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Science

Contact: Kim Krieger
kim.krieger@uconn.edu
202-236-0030
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Nature Methods
International competition benchmarks metagenomics software
Communities of bacteria live everywhere: inside our bodies, on our bodies and all around us. The human gut alone contains hundreds of species of bacteria that help digest food and provide nutrients, but can also make us sick. Scientists use metagenomics -- the study of DNA from an environmental sample -- to study these bacterial communities. Mihai Pop, a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, participated in an international challenge to benchmark metagenomics software.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, US Department of Energy, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Irene Ying
zying@umd.edu
301-405-5204
University of Maryland

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
US Department of Energy awards Danforth Center $16 million to enhance sorghum for bioenergy
This project aims to deliver stress-tolerant sorghum lines, addressing DOE's mission in the generation of renewable energy resources.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Melanie Bernds
mbernds@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1647
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 29-Sep-2017
Bentham eBooks indexed in Book Citation Index by Clarivate Analytics
Book Citation Index includes 16 books from Bentham eBooks.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 29-Sep-2017
GW-led consortium and FDA release new specifications to advance genomic data analysis
GW and the FDA have published a BioCompute Object Specification Document for research and clinical trial use, which details a new framework for communication of High-throughput Sequencing computations and data analysis, known as BioCompute Objects.

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
UMD partners with Fraunhofer, Signature Science on DNA screening technologies
Computational biologists in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) are collaborating with other experts to develop new approaches and tools for screening DNA sequences that might accidentally -- or intentionally -- be altered, resulting in a biological threat.
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Signature Science

Contact: Tom Ventsias
tomvent@umiacs.umd.edu
301-405-5933
University of Maryland

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
UTHealth's Jim Zheng awarded $5.8 million CPRIT grant to mine cancer data for cures
In keeping with the shift in cancer research from data generation to data analysis, bioinformatician W. Jim Zheng, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a five-year, $5.8 million Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant to sort out information that could lead to cancer cures.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Rob Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Molecular fingerprint of breast tumors linked to immune response in bloodstream
Using newly developed software, researchers have shown that genes and molecular processes in breast cancer tumor cells are tightly linked to genes and processes in blood cells, including immune system cells. The findings are published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Vanessa Dumeaux
vanessadumeaux@gmail.com
PLOS

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Journal of Cell Science
Back from the brink
UCSB biologists explore the molecular underpinnings of cells that recover from the verge of programmed death.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Innovative banana breeding to improve nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dr. Robert Reid, Research Assistant Professor with UNC Charlotte's Bioinformatics Services Division at the North Carolina Research Campus, has been awarded a $25,000 grant through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the 'Improvement of Banana for the Smallholder Farmers in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.'
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: James Hathaway
Jbhathaw@uncc.edu
704-687-5743
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Science Advances
An 'internal GPS' helps seabirds find home
A newly created animal movement model reveals that seabirds orient themselves when over an ocean and compensate for wind drift even when landmarks are absent, to eventually move toward their desired direction. The results may pave the way to a new era of analyzing animal decision-making.

Contact: Yusuke Goto
goto924@gmail.com
81-471-366-229
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Nerves control the body's bacterial community
Using the freshwater polyp Hydra as a model organism, Kiel University researchers and their international colleagues investigated how the simple nervous system of these animals interacts with the microbiome. They were able to demonstrate, for the first time, that small molecules secreted by nerve cells help to regulate the composition and colonisation of specific types of beneficial bacteria along the Hydra's body column.

Contact: Thomas Bosch
tbosch@zoologie.uni-kiel.de
0049-431-880-4169
Kiel University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
High-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'
A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering led by core faculty member Peng Yin, Ph.D., has now developed a DNA nanotechnology-based method that allows for repeated, non-destructive recording of uniquely barcoded molecular pairings, rendering a detailed view of their components and geometries. In the future, the approach could help researchers understand how changes in molecular complexes control biological processes in living cells.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
New open-access journal Metabarcoding & Metagenomics joins the lines of publisher Pensoft
The new innovative academic journal Metabarcoding and Metagenomics is launched to welcome novel papers on environmental DNA, metabarcoding and metagenomics from basic and applied aspects. Issued via ARPHA -- the first ever publishing platform to support manuscripts all the way from authoring to peer review to publication and dissemination -- the new journal is to host a wide range of research outcomes, including data, models, methods, workflows, software, perspectives, opinions, implementation strategies and conventional research articles.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
BMC Biology
Crowning the 'King of the Crops': Sequencing the white Guinea yam genome
An international collaboration involving the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Japan, has for the first time provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people.
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: stuart.catchpole@earlham.ac.uk
stuart.catchpole@earlham.ac.uk
44-016-034-50813
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Cell Reports
Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancer
Scientists discover several alterations in this cellular process with implications in cancer by analyzing samples from more than 4,000 patients.

Contact: Carolina Pozo
Carolina.pozo@upf.edu
34-933-160-916
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
UTA computer scientist earns grant to combine methods to better analyze brain image data
Junzhou Huang, an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, will use a $210,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore how to combine the two methods to more accurately predict the outcome of future data. Chao Chen at the City University of New York is co-principal investigator on the project.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Nature
Researchers identify millions of new genes in the human microbiome
A new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease.

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Journal of Bacteriology
Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates
Researchers at have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Aleksandra Sikora
Aleksandra.Sikora@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5811
Oregon State University

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Diversity and Distributions
Declining queen conch populations are fragmented and that's changing the conservation game
To provide a vital scientific foundation for conservation efforts, an international team has conducted a genetic analysis comparing queen conch at 19 sites throughout the Caribbean. Their findings, published Sept. 19 in the journal Diversity and Distributions, will help scientists understand how local subpopulations of conch are fragmented throughout the Caribbean, an essential first step needed to develop effective science-driven management plans and practices.
Summit Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
EMBO Molecular Medicine
Metabolism can be used to subtype hepatoblastoma
Looking at cell metabolism instead of histology, EPFL scientists have identified new biomarkers that could help more accurately classify the two main subtypes of hepatoblastoma, a children's liver cancer.
Swiss National Science Foundation, Fondation Recherche sur le Cancer de l'Enfant

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

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
Kit will identify genetic variations without need for lab analysis
Tests will identify genetic alterations that can be used to measure meat quality, characteristics of seedlings and plants, or pesticide resistance of disease-transmitting mosquitoes. In developing a simple and portable kit, Brazilian startup Scheme Lab is making companies from multiple market areas less reliable on clinical laboratories and their rather expensive brand of expertise.
São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Contact: Heitor Shimizu
heitor@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4223
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
Plant & Cell Physiology
Secrets of Bonsai: Uncovering the mechanism of root regeneration
The molecular mechanism behind root regeneration after root cutting in plants has been discovered. A finding which could lead to the development of new methods for regulating plant growth in agriculture and horticulture.
Ministry of Education and Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology

Contact: Naoki Namba
81-117-062-185
Hokkaido University

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
Chemical & Engineering News
Toward unbreakable encrypted messages
Chinese researchers recently announced a landmark advancement: They used a satellite orbiting Earth to beam pairs of quantum-entangled photons to two Tibetan mountaintops more than 700 miles apart. This distance blew the previous record out of the water. But according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, this is only the beginning for quantum communication.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

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