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Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
Applications in Plant Sciences
Better barcoding: New library of DNA sequences improves plant identification
Researchers from the Department of Environmental Science at Emory University have used publicly available data to develop a sequence library of the rbcL gene, a popular barcode in plants, for use in DNA metabarcoding studies. Using both the rbcL and an already developed ITS2 library improved the accuracy of species identification and will allow advances including improved assessments of nutritional supplements and monitoring of bee populations.
US Army Research Office

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
Detecting blood clot risk using biomarkers
Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) aim to increase survival rates among these patients by identifying new and validating existing biomarkers.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Tim Viall
timothy.viall@bmc.org
617-638-6857
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
PLOS Biology
Luxembourg researchers decipher how the body controls stem cells
Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can develop into any type of cell in the human body. So far, however, scientists only partially understand how the body controls the fate of these all-rounders, and what factors decide whether a stem cell will differentiate, for example, into a blood, liver or nerve cell. Researchers from the University of Luxembourg and an international team have now identified an ingenious mechanism by which the body orchestrates the regeneration of red and white blood cells from progenitor cells.

Contact: Thomas Klein
thomas.klein@uni.lu
352-466-644-5148
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 14-Mar-2017
Aging Cell
Benchmark database of lifespan-extending drugs announced
Scientists announced the benchmark database of lifespan-extending drugs encompassing 418 compounds with lifespan-extension data across 27 different model organisms, revealing that the majority of age-related pathways have yet to be targeted pharmacologically.
Wellcome Trust, Israel Ministry of Science and Technology

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The controversial origin of a symbol of the American west
New research by Professor Beth Shapiro of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and University of Alberta Professor Duane Froese has identified North America's oldest bison fossils and helped construct a bison genealogy establishing that a common maternal ancestor arrived between 130,000 and 195,000 years ago, during a previous ice age.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Alexis Morgan
amorgan1@ucsc.edu
831-515-8142
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Legitimacy of reusing images from scientific papers addressed
Scientific research builds on previous breakthroughs and publications, and yet access to data is often legally restricted. A recent paper by taxonomists and copyright experts published in the open science journal Research Ideas and Outcomes as part of the EU BON Collection, explores the application of copyright law and the reuse of published images as biodiversity data.

Contact: Donat Agosti
agosti@plazi.org
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 10-Mar-2017
CNIC coordinates an EU project to foster partnership between researchers in academia and industry
The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) coordinates an EU project to foster partnership between researchers in academia and industry. The 4DHeart project is underpinned by a €1.5 million budget spread over 4 years.
European Union

Contact: Fatima Lois
flois@cnic.es
34-639-282-477
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares

Public Release: 10-Mar-2017
Scientific Reports
Researchers find a gene that causes Opitz C syndrome
The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, identifies the gene that causes Opitz C syndrome in the only patient diagnosed with this ultra-rare disorder in Catalonia, which affects only sixty people in the world. The identified mutation in the gene MAGEL2 coincides with the one seen in some patients with another minority disease, the Schaaf-Yang syndrome.
FECYT, Precipita

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-607-611-798
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
New Phytologist
FRED database gathers root traits to advance understanding of below-ground plant ecology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have released a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants below ground may interact with and relate to life above ground.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Stephanie G. Seay
seaysg@ornl.gov
865-576-9894
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
Cell Stem Cell
The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy
Researchers at the IRB Barcelona headed by ICREA investigator Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory, have discovered a new group of intestinal stem cells with very different characteristics to those of the abundant and active stem cells already known in this organ. The study has been published in Cell Stem Cell. These new group of stem cells are quiescent, that is to say, they do not proliferate and are apparently dormant.
European Research Council (ERC), Botín Foundation, Spanish Ministry of Science and Competitiveness

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
Nature Protocols
Innovative technique greatly increases sensitivity of DNA sequencing
OICR researchers, together with international collaborators, have invented a technique to avoid a major problem with common laboratory techniques and improve the sensitivity of important cancer tests. The findings, recently published in the journal Nature Protocols, describe a process by which the sensitivity of DNA sequencing can be improved. The technology, called SiMSen-Seq, could aid in detecting the recurrence of cancers, catching possible disease relapses faster than current methods and improving patient outcomes.

Contact: Hal Costie
hal.costie@oicr.on.ca
647-260-7921
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New technology platform propels the use of 'organs-on-chips'
BWH has developed a novel technology platform that enables the continuous and automated monitoring of so-called 'organs-on-chips' -- tiny devices that incorporate living cells to mimic the biology of bona fide human organs.

Contact: Johanna Younghans
jyounghans@partners.org
617-525-6373
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Scientific Reports
Uncovering new relationships and organizational principles in protein interaction networks
Proteins, those basic components of cells and tissues, carry out many biological functions by working with partners in networks. The dynamic nature of these networks -- where proteins interact with different partners at different times and in different cellular environments -- can present a challenge to scientists who study them.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Kim Bland
ksb@stowers.org
816-926-4015
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Nature
A three-dimensional map of the genome
Cells face a daunting task. They have to neatly pack a several meter-long thread of genetic material into a nucleus that measures only five micrometers across. This origami creates spatial interactions between genes and their switches, which can affect human health and disease. Now, an international team of scientists has devised a powerful new technique that 'maps' this three-dimensional geography of the entire genome. Their paper is published in Nature.

Contact: Vera Glaßer
vera.glasser@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2120
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 7-Mar-2017
Physiological Reviews
Moscow State University scientists reveal the secret of naked mole-rat longevity
The work provides strong arguments in support of new break-through hypothesis explaining the phenomenon of exceptional longevity of naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber, an African rodent). According to the hypothesis these animals managed to slow down the process of individual development and it resulted in a dramatic increase of the period of youth and decelerated aging. A similar process has begun in humans as well.
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Scientific Foundation

Contact: Maxim Skulachev
max@mitotech.ru
891-661-21864
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 7-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Black swan' events strike animal populations
A new analysis by the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University is the first to document that 'black swan' events also occur in animal populations and usually manifest as massive, unexpected die-offs.
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs Program, Richard C. and Lois M. Worthington Endowed Professorship in Fisheries Management

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 6-Mar-2017
Journal of The Royal Society Interface
Breakthrough in live coral imaging
Interdisciplinarity Scientists at University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Technology Sydney (Australia), and Oregon Health University (USA) have used a well-known biomedical imaging technique called optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain fascinating insights to the structural organization and dynamics of reef-building corals. Their results have just been published in the multidisciplinary Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Contact: Michael Kühl
mkuhl@bio.ku.dk
45-40-47-63-04
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 3-Mar-2017
Genome Biology
Revealing Aspergillus diversity for industrial applications
In a Feb. 14, 2017 study published in Genome Biology, an international team report sequencing the genomes of 10 novel Aspergillus species, which were compared with the eight other sequenced Aspergillus species. With this first ever genus-wide view, the international consortium found that Aspergillus has a greater genomic and functional diversity than previously understood, broadening the range of potential applications for the fungi considered one of the most important workhorses in the biotechnology.
Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
mlballon@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 3-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Can math help explain our bodies -- and our diseases?
The incredible complexity of how biological systems interact to create tissue from the information contained in genes boggles the mind -- and drives the work of biomedical scientists around the world. Now, a pair of mathematicians has introduced a new way of thinking about these concepts that may help set the stage for better understanding of our bodies and other living things.

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Genome editing: Pressing the delete button on DNA
Until recently, genomics was a «read-only» science. But scientists led by Rory Johnson at the University of Bern and the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, have now developed a tool for quick and easy deletion of DNA in living cells. This software will boost efforts to understand the vast regions of non-coding DNA, or «Dark Matter», in our DNA and may lead to discovery of new disease-causing genes and potential new drugs.
Spanish Ministry of Science, Catalan Government, European Reserarch Council, European Comission, FP7, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, SNF «RNA & Disease» NCCR, University of Bern

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-933-160-237
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 3-Mar-2017
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
'Smart' genetic library -- making disease diagnosis much easier
Researchers have developed a smart genetic reference library for locating and weeding out disease-causing mutations in populations. The technique and database has successfully estimated naturally occurring rare-variants in the STAT1 gene -- and determined the diseases that would result. The STAT1 genetic library could be expanded to include other genes in forming a vast genetic reference library. Its use in conjunction with genome sequencing technologies would help determine new found mutations and assist in fighting disease.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Agency for Medical Research and development, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, GSK Japan, Kurozumi Medical Foundation

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
81-824-244-427
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2017
Cleveland takes new steps to tackle 'superbugs'
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center are teaming up to take on the rising problem of antibiotic resistance.

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

Public Release: 2-Mar-2017
Ecological Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting
Ecological Society of America announces 2017 award recipients
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2017 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession on Aug. 7, 2017, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore.

Contact: Liza Lester
LLester@esa.org
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
Nature Chemical Biology
New tool, RODEO, promises to capture the breadth of microbial biosynthetic potential
A new bioinformatics advance from the University of Illinois reveals the power of 'big data' genome technology to help us make better use of nature's inventions: a team of researchers led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Douglas Mitchell has created a tool that searches through microbial genomes, identifying clusters of genes that indicate an organism's ability to synthesize therapeutically promising molecules.
National Institutes of Health, American Chemical Society, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Robert C. and Carolyn J. Springborn Endowment for Student Support Program

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Guidelines for scholarly publishing of biodiversity data from Pensoft and EU BON
Based on Pensoft's long-year experience in advancing academic publishing, and updated during the Framework Program 7 EU BON project, a new set of policies and guidelines for scholarly publishing of biodiversity and biodiversity-related data is published in the EU BON open science collection in Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO Journal). The paper discusses some general concepts, such as incentives to publish data, and also defines and compares several routes for data publishing.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

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