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Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Science
Poo transplants better understood
For the first time, scientists studying stool transplants have been able to track which strains of bacteria from a donor take hold in a patient's gut after a transplant. The team led by EMBL found that compatibility between donor and patient likely plays a bigger role in these transplants than previously thought. The study, published in Science, could help make stool transplants a valid treatment option for more conditions than they are currently applied to.

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
sonia.furtado@embl.de
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
npj Schizophrenia
Pitt computational model finds new protein-protein interactions in schizophrenia
Pitt researchers have discovered new protein-protein interactions in schizophrenia.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ashley Trentrock
TrentrockAR@upmc.edu
412-586-9776
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
BrainHealth awarded over $490,000 to study effects of MS on brain blood flow and cognition
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded Dr. Bart Rypma, associate professor at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, more than $490,000 to investigate how changes in brain blood flow impact cognition for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers will collect a unique set of measures never before collected in a single group of MS patients using the latest imaging techniques called calibrated functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion kurtosis imaging.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Shelly Kirkland
shelly.kirkland@utdallas.edu
972-883-3221
Center for BrainHealth

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
PLOS ONE
Analysis of dog genome will provide insight into human disease
An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies -- according to a new study led by The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC).
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Stuart Catchpole
stuart.catchpole@tgac.ac.uk
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
mBio
TGen tracks the origins and spread of potentially deadly Valley Fever
Scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have tracked the likely origins and dispersal of the fungus that causes Valley Fever, according to a study published today in the journal mBio. In a story that spans 2 million years and includes the effects of glaciation and the pre-historic movements of animal hosts, the study sets the stage for tracking future outbreaks of this potentially deadly dust-bound disease as it spreads across arid regions of North and South America.
National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
eLife
Oscillations determine whether blood vessels grow thicker or branch
How do the cells of blood vessels decide between growing new side branches or expanding the surface? A new publication in eLife explains the mechanism and shows how the cells can behave as a collective, moving in the same direction together during blood vessel growth. The cells communicate using signals that exhibit oscillating patterns, as the scientists discovered using a combination of computer simulations and experiments. The findings are significant for diabetes and cancer.
Cancer Research UK, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Leducq Transatlantic Network ARTEMIS, European Research Council

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

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
mSystems
Fermentation festival leads to rapid response system at Center for Microbiome Innovation
While technological advances have made it easier to map our microbiomes and metabolomes, these studies typically take too long for that data to be medically useful. Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation used the 2016 San Diego Fermentation Festival as a test case for a novel rapid response system. In the study, published in mSystems, the team collected samples, analyzed data and reported conclusions in an unprecedented 48 hours.
National Science Foundation, Sloan Foundation

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
mSystems
Proteomics method measures carbon uptake of marine microbes
In a paper published April 26 in mSystems, a team of researchers led by microbiologists at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, describe a successful trial of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa. The technique uses proteomics -- the large-scale study of proteins -- to observe directly the metabolic processes of communities of microorganisms.

Contact: Aleea Khan
communications@asmusa.org
202-942-9365
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
Molecular Cell
HIV infection prematurely ages humans by an average of 5 years
Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature aging. Now a study published April 21 in Molecular Cell has applied a highly accurate biomarker to measure just how much HIV infection ages people at the biological level -- an average of almost 5 years.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
MDI Biological Laboratory awarded grant from Glenn Foundation to study aging
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant from the Glenn Foundation For Medical Research to support a new course on aging that will draw internationally renowned scientists to Bar Harbor, Maine, to examine fundamental questions about our ability to repair and regenerate tissue as we age.
Glenn Foundation For Aging Research, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Stefanie Matteson
smatteso@mdibl.org
207-288-9880
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
Open Targets: New name, new data
The Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation, now called 'Open Targets,' releases its first experimental datasets and a new API.

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-012-234-94665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
Scientists issue rallying cry for wheat blast research
A team of scientists in the UK and Bangladesh are turning to the combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address an emerging threat to Asian agriculture.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council , Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Contact: Geraldine Platten
geraldine.platten@jic.ac.uk
01-603-450-238
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Nature Biotechnology
New computer program can help uncover hidden genomic alterations that drive cancers
Cancer is rarely the result of a single mutation in a single gene. Rather, tumors arise from the complex interplay between any number of mutually exclusive abnormal changes in the genome, the combinations of which can be unique to each individual patient. To better characterize the functional context of genomic variations in cancer, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Broad Institute developed a new computer algorithm they call REVEALER.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
17th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications
Researchers transmit data through animal tissues at HD video rates via ultrasound
Using animal tissue samples, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the possibility of real-time video-rate data transmission through tissue for in-body ultrasonic communications with implanted medical devices.

Contact: Andrew Singer
acsinger@illinois.edu
217-244-9263
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Apr-2016
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016
ICGCmed launches today, will link genomics to clinical information and health
The International Cancer Genome Consortium today announced plans to launch the International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed), a new phase in the Consortium's evolution that will link genomics to clinical information and health.

Contact: Christopher Needles
christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca
416-319-5252
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Bioscience initiative speeds new technologies to consumers
A new joint program between Connecticut Innovations, the University of Connecticut and Yale will speed faculty-led bioscience products to consumers.
Connecticut Innovations

Contact: Josh Garvey
josh.garvey@uconn.edu
860-485-1734
University of Connecticut School of Engineering

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Science
EMBL scientists reveal structure of nuclear pore's inner ring
In a nutshell: First detailed structural description of all the rings of nuclear pores Necessary step towards understanding how nuclear pores control communication between the nucleus and the cytoplasm.

Contact: Isabelle Kling
isabelle.kling@embl.de
0049-622-138-78355
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Cell Host & Microbe
The genetic evolution of Zika virus
An analysis comparing the individual differences between over 40 strains of Zika virus has identified significant changes in both amino acid and nucleotide sequences during the past half-century. The data, published in Cell Host & Microbe, support a strong divergence between the Asian and African lineages as well as human and mosquito isolates of the virus, and will likely be helpful as researchers flush out how a relatively unknown pathogen led to the current outbreak.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Database
New TSRI project helps researchers build a biomedical knowledgebase
Over the past 10 years, the volume and rate of biomedical research has increased dramatically, leading to a rapid growth in biomedical knowledge. However, this knowledge is currently fragmented across countless resources. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have integrated biomedical data into Wikidata, a public, editable database where researchers can easily link genes, proteins and more.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Applied Optics
A simple and efficient 3-D fabrication technique for bio-inspired hierarchical structures
A team of researchers from Changchun University of Science and Technology, China, have developed a novel method for the rapid and maskless fabrication of bio-inspired hierarchical structures, using a technique called laser interference lithography.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
One of world's leading scientists, Dr. Matthew L. Meyerson, to receive Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award
In recognition of his immeasurable contributions to the understanding of cancer genomics and targeted therapies, Van Andel Research Institute will present renowned scientist Matthew L. Meyerson, M.D., Ph.D., with the 2016 Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award. As part of the award, Meyerson will deliver an educational lecture May 19 and a scientific lecture May 20 at the Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
beth.hinshawhall@vai.org
616-234-5519
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature Conservation
Being systematic about the unknown: Grid-based schemes could improve butterfly monitoring
Butterfly monitoring schemes are at the heart of citizen science, with the general public and researchers collaborating to discover how butterfly populations change over time. To develop the concept further, a new paper in the journal Nature Conservation shows how systematically placed, grid-based transects can help schemes by reducing habitat bias.

Contact: Lars B. Pettersson
lars.pettersson@biol.lu.se
46-462-223-818
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Spotting DNA repair genes gone awry
Researchers led by Ludwig Cancer Research scientist Richard Kolodner have developed a new technique for sussing out the genes responsible for helping repair DNA damage that, if left unchecked, can lead to certain cancers.
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health, Brazilian Institute of International Education

Contact: Rachel Steinhardt
rsteinhardt@licr.org
212-450-1582
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
UC San Diego scientists receive $9.5 million NIH grant to combat antibiotic resistance
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have received a five-year, $9.5-million award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health to establish an interdisciplinary center to define the systems biology of antibiotic resistance. The program will be led by Bernhard Palsson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Pediatrics, and Victor Nizet, M.D., professor of pediatrics and pharmacy.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Heather Buschman, PhD
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Noviplex device will diagnose and track Zika in the Amazon
Brazilian officials are partnering with University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers to distribute a device that could speed testing for the Zika virus in remote areas of Brazil. Biochemist Jiri Adamec says the effort will improve Zika screening and provide better maps of where Zika is prevalent.

Contact: Jiri Adamec
jadamec2@unl.edu
402-472-7369
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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