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Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Scattered marine cave biodiversity data to find home in new database WoRCS, Project Report
Considered 'biodiversity reservoirs,' most underwater caves are yet to be explored. Furthermore, species diversity and distributional data is currently scattered enough to seriously hinder conservation status assessments. Thereby, a large international team of scientists has undertaken the World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS) initiative meant to aggregate the data needed to provide information vital for evidence-based conservation. Their Project Report is published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO).

Contact: Vasilis Gerovasileiou
vgerovas@hcmr.gr
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Nature Genetics
How human genes affect the microbiome
Studies on human twins and experimental work with animals have both confirmed that our microbiome is partly hereditary. But so far, there was only limited information about the host genes that affect the microbiome. Now a new study, led by the University Medical Center Groningen/University of Groningen Department of Genetics has associated genetic loci and specific genes in human DNA to bacterial species and their metabolic signatures.
Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Cardiovasculair Onderzoek Nederland, Nederlandse organisatie voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek, European Research Council

Contact: Rene Fransen
r.fransen@rug.nl
University of Groningen

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
European Research Council awards €1.5 million to arm cereals against pathogens and diseases
Announced today by the European Research Council, Dr. Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute and the Sainsbury Laboratory has been awarded a €1.5 million Starting Grant (over five years) to investigate the immune system of our most important crops. Her research into plants' immune system could create new genetic solutions for protecting plant health and future sustainable crop production.
European Research Council

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@earlham.ac.uk
160-345-0107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
Diabetes
Diabetes: Risk factor air pollution
Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes. Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with colleagues of the German Center for Diabetes Research, reported these results in the journal Diabetes.

Contact: Dr. Kathrin Wolf
kathrin.wolf@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-4563
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
Oncotarget
Study shows how Chinese medicine kills cancer cells
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China -- a Traditional Chinese Medicine -- works to kill cancer cells.

Contact: David Adelson
david.adelson@adelaide.edu.au
61-045-980-7714
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Novogene announces joint venture with AITbiotech to establish next-gen sequencing center in Singapore
Novogene Corporation Ltd, a leading global next-generation sequencing (NGS) services and genetics diagnostic company, announced today a joint venture with AITbiotech Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based NGS products and services company, to establish a high-throughput next-generation sequencing and R&D Centre in Singapore. The Singapore center, NovogeneAIT Genomics Singapore, will deliver NGS services using Illumina's latest HiSeq X Ten sequencing system.

Contact: Joyce Peng, Ph.D.
joyce.peng@novogene.com
626-222-5584
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Scientific Reports
UTA researchers' papers find concept of using light to image, potentially treat PTSD
After years of studying the effects of near-infrared light on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries, a team led by a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineer has published groundbreaking research in Nature's Scientific Reports that could result in an effective, long-term treatment for brain disorders.
UT Brain Initiative

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

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
A tail of gene expression
Messenger molecules that convey instructions from DNA to protein factories for protein synthesis require special molecular tails for their stability and function. Now, a team of scientists from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) and the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) have found that many messenger molecules in the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea have alternate forms that vary in the lengths and positions of their tails.
DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance, Ramanujan Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology/Government of India, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research/Government of India

Contact: Dasaradhi Palakodeti
dasaradhip@instem.res.in
National Centre for Biological Sciences

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Genome Research
Flycatcher genome sheds light on causes of mutations
A research team at Uppsala University has determined the complete genetic code of 11 members of a flycatcher pedigree. Doing this, they have for the first time been able to estimate the rate of new mutations in birds. When they combined the new results with mutation rate estimates from other organisms, a clear pattern emerged: The more common a species is, the lower its mutation rate.

Contact: Hans Ellegren
hans.ellegren@ebc.uu.se
46-704-250-637
Uppsala University

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Nature Communications
A minimalist theory to predict protein movements
Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm develop a new method that predicts the way in which proteins move to exert their biological functions. They have demonstrated that protein movement is governed by the general shape of these molecules, thereby providing new data on how proteins work -- a key step for drug development.
Swedish Research Council, Swedish eScience Research Center, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Generalitat de Catalunya, European Program Horizon2020, European Research Council

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
RHAPSODY, a European symphony for personalized health of diabetes
The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is part of a European consortium project -- coined RHAPSODY -- which reunites researchers and experts from 26 partner institutions in both the public and private sectors. The project focuses on improving the process involved in the diagnosis and fight against diabetes; more specifically, it concentrates on developing biomarkers related to type 2 diabetes, which is the disease's most frequent form. Within this project, SIB is offering its expertise to coordinate the integration of existing clinical data.

Contact: Ioannis Xenarios
Ioannis.Xenarios@sib.swiss
41-216-924-031
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 5-Sep-2016
EBioMedicine
Biobank storage time as important as age
The amount of time a blood sample used for medical research has been stored at a biobank may affect the test results as much as the blood sample provider's age. These are the findings of a new study from Uppsala University, published in the scientific journal EBioMedicine. Until now, medical research has taken into account age, sex and health factors, but it turns out that storage time is just as important.

Contact: Stefan Enroth
stefan.enroth@igp.uu.se
46-184-714-913
Uppsala University

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
New Investigator Award to help arrest global cereals killer
With a 70 percent increase in global agriculture productivity needed to feed nine billion people by 2050, defending against wheat yellow rust requires immediate action to secure our global food supplies. Dr Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), has been awarded a New Investigator award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to find and breed plants that can better fend off this disease, and potentially reduce the use of pesticides.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@earlham.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Gaming for gut research
Jerôme Waldispühl, who teaches computer science at McGill University, led the group that created a new game called Colony B that is designed to help scientists better understand how particular microbes may be linked to our habits and ultimately our health.
Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Genome Quebec

Contact: Katherine Gombay
katherine.gombay@mcgill.ca
McGill University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Nature
Body's cellular building blocks arise from genetic tugs of war
Developing blood cells are caught in tugs of war between competing gene regulatory networks before finally deciding what type of cell to become, according to a study published Aug. 31 in Nature. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report that as developing blood cells are triggered by a multitude of genetic signals firing on and off, they are pulled back and forth in fluctuating multi-lineage states before finally becoming specific cell types.

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
UTA engineer working to develop bioinks for use in 3-D printing of tissues, organs
Kyungsuk Yum, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department of UTA's College of Engineering, has earned a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop nanocomposite hydrogel bioinks that could be used for that purpose.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Proteomics
Peptide mutants may help to identify vulnerability in tumor cells
Researchers from MIPT, the Institute of Biomedical Chemistry, the Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics, and the Research Institute of Physico-Chemical Medicine have presented an algorithm to detect mutant proteins based on mass spectrometry data and the results of exome sequencing. Using this new approach, the scientists have discovered unique genome variants, some of which are linked to cancer development. Studying mutant peptides will help to detect weaknesses in tumor cells in search for more effective drug treatments.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Nature Methods
A new window to understanding the brain
A team of researchers has demonstrated that syringe-injectable mesh electronics can stably record neural activity in mice for eight months or more, with none of the inflammation produced by traditional implanted probes.

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
JACC: Basic to Translational Science
Fewer cardiovascular drugs being studied in clinical trials
The number of cardiovascular drugs in the research pipeline has declined across all phases of development in the last 20 years even as cardiovascular disease has become the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, according to research published today in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.

Contact: Nicole Napoli
nnapoli@acc.org
202-375-6523
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
CANCER
Artificial intelligence expedites breast cancer risk prediction
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. The AI computer software intuitively translates patient charts into diagnostic information at 30 times human speed and with 99 percent accuracy.

Contact: Patricia Akinfenwa
pakinfenwa@houstonmethodist.org
281-740-1402
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Dartmouth Institute-led team developing universal toolkit to predict hospital readmission risk
A research team led by Dartmouth Institute Associate Professor Jeremiah Brown, Ph.D., M.S., has begun working on a four-year project to develop a universal toolkit that could be implementable in any EMR system and used to predict the risk of hospital readmission in real-time. The toolkit will focus on extracting complex information about patient health and health care factors, including social risk factors such as living status and social support at home.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute

Contact: Paige Stein
Paige.Stein@Darmouth.edu
603-653-0850
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
UTA physicists to upgrade Titan supercomputer software for extreme scale applications
Physicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have been awarded a new $1.06 million grant from the US Department of Energy to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support extremely data-heavy scientific applications such as advanced biology and materials science simulations.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Cell
Hormone activation of genes takes teamwork
A high-throughput look at how human cells respond to the stress hormone cortisol has revealed a more complex system than previously thought. The study found that when the cortisol-binding glucocorticoid receptor latches on to DNA to signal a stress response, it binds not alone but in clusters of sites that work together to tune the response. Those clusters then allow the stress hormone to drive a wider variety of stress responses than previously realized.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl Leif Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Nature Communications
Field Museum study challenges long-standing scientific theory
If two species are mutualists -- that is, each benefits from the activity of the other -- the Red King Theory predicts that they should evolve at a slower rate, so as to avoid interrupting their partnership. Makes sense, right? Think again! In a new study published in Nature Communications, comparative genomic analysis shows that the complete opposite may actually be true.

Contact: Matthew Northey
mnorthey@fieldmuseum.org
312-665-7202
Field Museum

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Future Science OA
Multivariate analysis improves on cognitive testing in Alzheimer's disease
Multivariate analysis of cognitive tests in Alzheimer's disease identifies five distinct groups of Alzheimer's disease patients, and suggests that multivitamins might slow progression only in certain groups.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

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