Forgot Password?

Press Releases

Breaking News

Science Business

Grants, Awards, Books



Science Agencies
on EurekAlert!

US Department of Energy

US National Institutes of Health

US National Science Foundation


Submit a Calendar Item


Links & Resources


RSS Feeds

Accessibility Option On


Portal Home


Background Articles

Research Papers


Links & Resources


News Releases

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 301-325 out of 968.

<< < 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 > >>

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
PLOS Biology
Wide-Open accelerates release of scientific data by identifying overdue datasets
Advances in genetic sequencing and other technologies have led to an explosion of biological data, and decades of openness (both spontaneous and enforced) mean that scientists routinely deposit data in online repositories. But researchers are only human and may forget to tell a repository to release the data when a paper is published.

Contact: Maxim Grechkin

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
How cells divide tasks and conquer work
Despite advances in neuroscience, the brain is still very much a black box -- no one even knows how many different types of neurons exist. Now, a scientist from the Salk Institute has used a mathematical framework to better understand how different cell types divide work among themselves.

Contact: Salk Communications
Salk Institute

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Nucleic Acids Research
Mining cancer data for treatment clues
Genomics -- the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes -- has proved successful in uncovering the complex nature of cancer. Researchers have used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to gain insights into the relationship between DNA sequences that fold into secondary structures and chromosomal rearrangements; identify cancer subtypes that respond differently to treatments; and run biomedical analyses via the web.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Lymphoma Research Foundation, Marie Betzner Morrow Centennial Endowment

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Cell Metabolism
Bread and health: A personal matter
In the past few decades, since white bread has acquired a bad name, bakeries have been going out of their way to produce high-quality whole grain breads. But a new study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science and published recently in Cell Metabolism reveals that these 'wholesome' choices are not necessarily the healthiest for everyone.

Contact: Gizel Maimon
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 6-Jun-2017
Journal of Mammalogy
Hiding in plain sight: New species of flying squirrel discovered
A new study published May 30 in the Journal of Mammalogy describes a newly discovered third species of flying squirrel in North America -- now known as Humboldt's flying squirrel, or Glaucomys oregonensis. It inhabits the Pacific Coast region of North America, from southern British Columbia to the mountains of southern California.
University of Washington

Contact: Andrea Godinez
University of Washington

Public Release: 6-Jun-2017
Cell Metabolism
Is white or whole wheat bread 'healthier?' Depends on the person
Despite many studies looking at which bread is the healthiest, it is still not clear what effect bread and differences among bread types have on clinically relevant parameters and on the microbiome. In the journal Cell Metabolism on June 6, Weizmann Institute researchers report the results of a comprehensive, randomized trial in 20 healthy subjects comparing differences in how processed white bread and artisanal whole wheat sourdough affect the body.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 2-Jun-2017
2017 ASCO Annual Meeting
Genetic sequencing could influence treatment for nearly 3/4 of advanced cancer patients
A new analysis finds that nearly three-quarters of 500 patients with advanced cancer could be referred to a potential targeted treatment based on the results of a comprehensive analysis of their tumor's genetic landscape.
National Institutes of Health, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public Release: 2-Jun-2017
PLOS Genetics
Tumor induction from a distance
Researchers suggest that neighboring tissues can send signals inducing tumorigenesis.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Baumeister
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 1-Jun-2017
Human Cell Atlas data platform kicks off with support from CZI
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced it will fund EMBL-EBI, the Broad Institute and UCSC to build a Data Coordination Platform (DCP) for the Human Cell Atlas, an ambitious international collaboration led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Broad Institute. CZI will also add engineering support to the project.
Wellcome, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 1-Jun-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
New evidence challenges popular hypothesis for how anesthesia works
Despite widespread use of anesthesia, the precise mechanism by which it causes loss of consciousness remains a mystery. Now, scientists studying ferrets have found evidence that anesthesia may work differently than popularly believed, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Michael Wibral

Public Release: 31-May-2017
Nucleic Acids Research
CNIO presents an online tool to extract drug toxicity information from text
The Biological Text Mining Unit presents in a recent Nucleic Acids Research paper the LimTox online software tool developed at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO). This resource integrates state-of-the-art in text mining, machine learning and language technology methods in order to empower the underlying biomedical semantic search engine.
eTOX Project, H2020/OpenMinted, Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Instituto de Salud Carlos III and ERDF

Contact: Cristina de Martos
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 26-May-2017
Nature Microbiology
Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down cellulose
Cost-effectively breaking down bioenergy crops into sugars that can then be converted into fuel is a barrier to commercially producing sustainable biofuels. Bioenergy researchers are looking to fungi for help; collectively, they can break down almost any substance on earth, including plant biomass. Enabled by US Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities, a team reports for the first time that early lineages of fungi can form enzyme complexes capable of degrading plant biomass.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 25-May-2017
Expressing genetic interactions through music
An artistic collaboration between musician Max Cooper, visual artist Andy Lomas and researchers from the Babraham Institute in Cambridge has produced a new way to experience the elegance of DNA organization. Chromos captures the microscopic elegance of gene organization using evocative soundscapes. The music is inspired by the research of Dr Csilla Varnai at the Babraham Institute. Her work in computer modelling recreates how genetic information, recorded on DNA, is organised within living cells.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jonathan Lawson
Babraham Institute

Public Release: 24-May-2017
Nature Communications
Newly published spinach genome will make more than Popeye stronger
Today in Nature Communications, researchers from BTI and the Shanghai Normal University report a new draft genome of Spinacia oleracea, better known as spinach. Additionally, the authors have sequenced the transcriptomes (all the RNA) of 120 cultivated and wild spinach plants, which has allowed them to identify which genetic changes have occurred due to domestication.

Contact: Keith Hannon
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 24-May-2017
FGCU virologists publish study that finds Zika invaded Florida multiple times in 2016
A new study by an international group of scientists reveals that the Zika virus outbreak in Florida wasn't a single virus introduction but rather at least four separate introductions from the Caribbean and Central America that each led to local chains of transmission.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sharon Isern, Ph.D.
Florida Gulf Coast University

Public Release: 23-May-2017
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated prey
A team of scientists have traced the evolution of whale size through more than 30 million years of history and found that very large whales appeared along several branches of the family tree about 2 to 3 million years ago. Increasing ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during this period likely altered the way whales' food was distributed in the oceans and enhanced the benefits of a large body size, the scientists say.
Smithsonian's Remington Kellogg Fund, The Basis Foundation

Contact: Ryan Lavery

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Lancet Oncology
New insight into life-threatening childhood brain cancer
The most common type of malignant childhood brain cancer has been identified as seven separate conditions each needing a different treatment, new research has revealed.

Contact: Helen Rae
Newcastle University

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Study redefines HPV-related head and neck cancers
Much of what we thought we knew about the human papilloma virus (HPV) in HPV-related head and neck cancers may be wrong, according to a newly published study by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) researchers that analyzed data from The Human Cancer Genome Atlas. Head and neck cancers involving HPV are on the rise, and many experts believe we are seeing the start of an epidemic that will only get worse in the coming years.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Jennifer Owen
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 18-May-2017
New study helps solve a great mystery in the organization of our DNA
After decades of research aiming to understand how DNA is organized in human cells, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have shed new light on this mysterious field by discovering how a key protein helps control gene organization.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Gladstone Institutes, William H. Younger, Jr., EMBO, Human Frontier Science Program, Philippe Foundation

Contact: Julie Langelier
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 18-May-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
New algorithm tracks neurons in bendy brain of freely crawling worm
Scientists at Princeton University have developed a new algorithm to track neurons in the brain of the worm Caenorhabditis elegans while it crawls. The algorithm, presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Jeffrey Nguyen and colleagues, could save hundreds of hours of manual labor in studies of animal behavior.

Contact: Andrew Leifer

Public Release: 17-May-2017
Scientific Reports
Advancing cancer immunotherapy with computer simulations and data analysis
Immunotherapy supercharges the body's own disease-fighting mechanisms to combat cancer. Researchers are using advanced computing resources at TACC to simulate the effects of immunotherapy drugs, develop novel dose-finding designs for clinical trials, and analyze and share next-generation immune protein sequence data. These efforts are helping scientists determine which immune treatments may be most effective for which patients and allowing them to design new and improved immunotherapies.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 17-May-2017
New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth through molecular function
Debate exists over how life began on Earth, but a new study provides evidence for a 'metabolism-first' model. Scientists at the University of Illinois mined the Gene Ontology database to trace the origins and evolution of molecular functions through time. The study shows metabolism and binding arose first, followed by the functional activities of larger macromolecules and cellular machinery.

Contact: Lauren Quinn
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 16-May-2017
Genome Biology and Evolution
TB bacteria evolve at alarming rate
Scientists carried out a research aimed at identifying the genes and mutations in them that allow mycobacteria to thrive in people with altered immune status including HIV-positive patients. They developed a catalog of mutations in more than 300 virulence (disease causing) genes. Further analysis identified a set of three mutations which may enable mycobacteria to develop rapidly in an immunocompromised environment.
TBResist Consortium

Contact: Asya Shepunova
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 16-May-2017
Researchers find conflicting effects of climate, vector behavior on spread of plant disease
To better understand the effects of climate change on agroecosystems, researchers Daugherty, Zeilinger, and Almeida conducted one of the first transdisciplinary studies on the effects of temperature change, leafhopper vector behavior, and the spread of Pierce's disease on grapevines. The results, published in Phytobiomes, show that, although a warming climate may exacerbate disease symptoms in infected grapevines, innate vector behavior may set an upper limit on the extent of Pierce's disease spread.

Contact: Phil Bogdan
American Phytopathological Society

Public Release: 11-May-2017
Cell Stem Cell
Sniffing out stem cell fates in the nose
Single-cell RNA sequencing has allowed researchers to identify adult stem cells as they transform into mature cells, but the process becomes complicated when stem cells can transform into several different types of cells. UC Berkeley neuroscientists teamed with statisticians and computer scientists to improve the analysis of their experimental results, and were able to track stem cell fates in the nose as olfactory stem cells differentiated into sensory neurons and support cells.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, National Institute of Mental health, NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Showing releases 301-325 out of 968.

<< < 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 > >>