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Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
This one goes up to 11: Researchers crack code for genetic 'control dials'
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technique to crack the underlying DNA code for the 'control dials' that determine levels of gene activity in bacteria. The discovery has important implications for biotechnology, because genetically engineered bacteria and other organisms are used to produce useful molecules such as new materials and drugs.
Fundación Marcelino Botín, Spanish Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras, European Research Council

Contact: Laia Cendros
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Current Pharmacology Reports
Certara paper shows viral kinetic modeling grows flu knowledge, advances drug development
As the number of drug-resistant influenza strains grows, and the challenge to identify the best strains to include in the next year's vaccine continues, researchers are searching for better ways to develop safer, more effective anti-viral drugs. Viral kinetic modeling, combined with pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling, is proving a fruitful resource. Certara's review paper in Current Pharmacology Reports highlights the benefits of combining mathematical modeling types to maximize the use of all pre-clinical, clinical and epidemiological data.

Contact: Lisa Osborne

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Science Advances
Due to climate change, one-third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070
The Earth's changing climate could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, according to a global analysis reported Sept. 6 in the journal Science Advances. Parasite loss could dramatically disrupt ecosystems, and the new study suggests that they are one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth.
University of California -- Berkeley, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Ryan Lavery

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
On a quest to improve treatments for inflammatory bowel disease
Scientist Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD, joined the Gladstone Institutes seven years ago, and she brought with her a special type of mice that develop inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Coincidentally, microbiome expert Katherine Pollard, PhD, was looking for a model to study the disease. Particularly because she is an IBD patient herself.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Julie Langelier
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
Reproducing the computational environments of experiments
Experiments increasingly rely on high-performance computing software. Differences in software environments can cause problems when those experiments need to be reproduced -- so scientists at the MDC in Berlin are helping find a solution.

Contact: Martin Ballaschk
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 4-Sep-2017
DNA Research
First detailed decoding of complex finger millet genome
Finger millet has two important properties: The grain is rich in important minerals and resistant towards drought and heat. Thanks to a novel combination of state-of-the-art technologies, researchers at the University of Zurich were able to decode the large and extremely complex genome of finger millet in high quality for the first time. This represents a fundamental basis for improving food security in countries like India and parts of Africa.
Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: Kentaro K. Shimizu
University of Zurich

Public Release: 31-Aug-2017
Reconstructing life at its beginning, cell by cell
In a technological tour de force, Berlin scientists have created a virtual model of an early fly embryo. Its interactive interface allows researchers to explore the blueprint that underlies development at unprecedented spatial resolution and predict which cells express which genes.

Contact: Jana Schluetter
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 30-Aug-2017
American Naturalist
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
A group of ecologists has started creating a periodic table of ecological niches similar to chemistry's periodic table. It will be a critical resource for scientists seeking to understand how a warming climate may be spurring changes in species around the globe.
National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation

Contact: Marc Airhart
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
Movement Disorders
Altered bacterial communities in the gut could be an indicator for Parkinson's disease
By the time Parkinson's disease manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly destroyed. In search of an early portent of the disease, researchers of the University of Luxembourg, may now have found one in the gut: they have shown that the bacterial community in the gut of Parkinson's patients differs from that of healthy people even at a very early stage of the disease. results in the scientific journal Movement Disorders.

Contact: Thomas Klein
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 28-Aug-2017
JAMA Neurology
Study corrects the record on the relative risk of Alzheimer's between men and women
White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives. The findings from one of the world's largest big-data studies on Alzheimer's counter long-held beliefs about who is at greatest risk for the disease and when, suggesting new avenues for clinical trials.
Global Alzheimer's Association Interactive Network initiative, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Zen Vuong
University of Southern California

Public Release: 25-Aug-2017
McIndoe awarded $12.8 million grant to continue to lead national consortium on diabetic complications
Dr. Richard A. McIndoe, bioinformatics expert and associate director of the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received a $12.8 million grant to continue to lead a national research initiative focused on reducing the complications of diabetes.
Diabetic Complications Consortium

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2017
European Journal of Human Genetics
Millions of novel genetic variants found in 1,000 Swedish individuals
An extensive exercise to map genetic variation in Sweden has found 33 million genetic variants, 10 million of which are novel. Large-scale DNA sequencing methods were used to analyze the whole genome of 1,000 individuals from different parts of the country. The study was led by researchers at Uppsala University, who have published their findings in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Contact: Professor Ulf Gyllensten
Uppsala University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2017
Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS
Getting hold of quantum dot biosensors
Harnessing the nano-tractor-beam like abilities of optical tweezers, researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, developed an all-silicon nanoantenna to trap individual quantum dots suspended in a microfluidic chamber.

Contact: Joshua Miller
The Optical Society

Public Release: 22-Aug-2017
European Urology
Blood test predicts prostate tumor resistance
When bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, treatment with these medications becomes ineffective. Similarly, tumor cells can also change in such a way that renders them resistant to particular medications. This makes it vitally important for cancer patients and their doctors to determine as early as possible whether a specific therapy is working or not. A new blood test developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich can predict drug resistance in patients with advanced prostate cancer.

Contact: Vera Siegler
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
JAX receives $2 million NIGMS grant to study role of RNA structure in gene regulation
With new funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences totaling $2,059,618 over five years, JAX Assistant Professor Zhengqing Ouyang, Ph.D., will build a research program to reveal the roles of RNA structure in post-transcriptional regulation at the genome scale.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: News
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
Penn Medicine receives NIH training grants for genomic medicine
The University of Pennsylvania is the first institution with more than one training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, now with three.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Infanti
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
Scientific Reports
Into the wild for plant genetics
A new paper by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew reveals the opportunities for portable, real-time DNA sequencing in plant identification and naming. Using a handheld DNA sequencing device they conducted the first genomic plant sequencing in the field at a fraction of the speed of traditional methods, offering exciting possibilities to conservationists and scientists the world over.
Pilot Study Grant to JDP, Howard Lloyd Davies legacy grant to ASTP, Calleva Foundation Phylogenomic Research Programme, Sackler Trust

Contact: Ciara O'Sullivan
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Under the redwoods, UC Santa Cruz fights kids' cancer using computers
The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office recently sat down with Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative Founder Olena Morozova and UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Scientific Director David Haussler to learn more about how UC Santa Cruz is working to better understand and better treat cancer in children -- all without the benefit of a medical school.

Contact: Alexis Morgan
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
UC Santa Cruz genomics undergrad awarded prestigious NIH research scholarship
UC Santa Cruz junior and Genomics Institute scholar Stefanie Brizuela has been selected by the Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) as a UGSP Scholar. Brizuela will receive a scholarship for qualified educational and living expenses up to $20,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is currently an undergraduate researcher, working with Dr. Angela Brooks, Assistant Professor in Biomolecular Engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering.

Contact: Alexis Morgan
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Genome Biology
How the genome sets its functional micro-architecture
EPFL scientists show how DNA is organized into specific regions, and that this depends on a combination of genomic distance and the presence of the CTCF protein.
EPFL, University of Geneva, Swiss National Research Fund, European Research Council

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
New proposal for a subspecies definition triggered by a new longhorn beetle subspecies
The discovery of a new Scandinavian longhorn beetle subspecies triggered a discussion on the vague classification rank. As a result, a newly proposed subspecies definition has been published along with the description of the taxon in the open access journal ZooKeys. To the authors, before being determined as a subspecies, a population needs to be deemed a potentially incipient new species, diagnosed by a minimum of one heritable trait and, at least, partially isolated geographically.

Contact: Johannes Bergsten
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain
A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Shuiwang Ji
Washington State University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
New method identifies brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
Scientists have developed a new way to detect which areas of the brain contribute most greatly to epilepsy seizures, according to a PLOS Computational Biology study. The strategy, devised by Marinho Lopes of the University of Exeter and colleagues, could help surgeons select specific brain areas for removal to stop seizures.

Contact: Duncan Sandes

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Molecule increases pregnancy rate and number of offspring in cattle
Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia and the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, have discovered a molecule that can increase bovine pregnancy rates and reduce early embryo loss. The discovery gave rise to a product that enhances reproductive efficiency in domestic animals such as cattle and horses. Product was patented in nine countries and in the European Union.
Sao Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Heitor Shimizu
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Biodiversity Data Journal
A decade of monitoring shows the dynamics of a conserved Atlantic tropical forest
Characterized with high levels of biodiversity and endemism, the Atlantic Tropical Forest has been facing serious anthropogenic threats over the last several decades. Having put important ecosystem services at risk, such activities need to be closely studied as part of the forest dynamics. Thus, a Brazilian team of researchers spent a decade monitoring a semi-deciduous forest located in an ecological park in Southeast Brazil. Their observations are published in the open-access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: Dr. Écio Souza Diniz
Pensoft Publishers

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