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Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Genome Research
Sat nav for bread wheat uncovers hidden genes
Over two billion people worldwide rely on wheat as a staple food, but attempts to sequence its genome have been thwarted by its complexity. Earlham Institute scientists developed new methods, creating the most complete picture to date including over 20,000 genes completely absent from earlier assemblies or found only as fragments. The methods and results have been made freely available for other researchers and breeders to use.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Zoe Dunford
zoeadunford@gmail.com
44-077-863-03597
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Copeia
New many-toothed clingfish discovered with help of digital scans
Scientists at the University of Washington, Texas A&M University and the Western Australian Museum have discovered and named a new genus and species of clingfish after stumbling upon a specimen preserved in a jar dating back to the 1970s. High-resolution scans and 3-D printing helped the researchers make their discovery.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Nature Genetics
Assay of nearly 5,000 mutations reveals roots of genetic splicing errors
Brown biologists have developed a new system, described in Nature Genetics, that identified and tracked hundreds of genetic variations that alter the way DNA is spliced when cells make proteins, often leading to disease.
National Institutes of Health, SFARI

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
CereScan's latest patent for its neuroimaging database now covers all brain activity measurements
CereScan's second patent expands the company's intellectual property and use of its wholly owned data warehouse, known to be the most comprehensive store of functional brain imaging data, associated patient demographic, clinical information and biomarkers worldwide.

Contact: Rachel Norvell
rnorvell@cerescan.com
CereScan

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Ant agricultural revolution began 30 million years ago in dry, desert-like climate
Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have learned about a key transition in their agricultural evolution. This transition allowed the ants to achieve higher levels of complexity in farming, rivaling the agricultural practices of humans. Scientists report that this transition likely occurred when farming ants began living in dry climates.
Smithsonian Institution, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian

Public Release: 9-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Programmed proteins might help prevent malaria
A new approach to stabilizing protein structures could be key to an efficient vaccine.

Contact: Gizel Maimon
gizel.maimon@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Nature Communications
Wise plant analysis
Weizmann Institute's WeizMass and MatchWeiz help identify plant metabolites.

Contact: yael edelman
news@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Cell
New tool illuminates cell signaling pathways key to disease
In a major advance for fundamental biological research, UC San Francisco scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks that play a wide variety of roles in human biology and disease. In particular, the technique opens up exciting new avenues for understanding and treating psychiatric disease, the researchers say.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research, Sandler Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, European Molecular Biology Organization, Human Frontiers in Science

Contact: Nicholas Weiler
nicholas.weiler@ucsf.edu
415-476-8255
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Science
Discovered: Novel group of giant viruses
Viruses are thought to outnumber the microbes on Earth; both outnumber the stars in the Milky Way. A handful of giant viruses have been discovered in the past two decades, and in Science, DOE Joint Genome Institute scientists report a novel group of giant viruses with a more complete set of translation machinery genes than any other virus known to date. They believe that this discovery significantly increases our understanding of viral evolution.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
924-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Next Generation TimeTree: An expanded history of life on Earth at your fingertips
A golden age of a global family tree of life on Earth is upon us now with the widespread use of next-generation DNA sequencing generating millions of sequence data. A next generation TimeTree web can now help make it easier for people to make sense of much of that data. Imagine the history of life on Earth at your fingertips combined with the power to quickly cull five decades' worth of all the evolutionary sequencing data and embedded geological studies.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Structure
Supercomputers reveal how cell membranes keep cancer-causing proteins turned off
Two biophysicists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have used supercomputers to show how cell membranes control the shape, and consequently the function, of a major cancer-causing protein.
National Institute of General Medical Science, The Ohio Supercomputer Center, The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Novogene NGS Medical Lab Receives CAP Accreditation
Novogene Corporation, a leading provider of genomic services and solutions with cutting edge next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics expertise, today announced that its next-generation sequencing (NGS) medical lab in Tianjin, China has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). With CAP accreditation, Novogene now will be able to provide its high-quality, well-established clinical sequencing services to customers throughout the world.

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Brazilian Zoologia joins Pensoft's portfolio of open access journals
In a new partnership between Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia and academic publisher Pensoft, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in South America, Zoologia joins Pensoft's portfolio of open access peer-reviewed journals. Zoologia is to be published on the innovative and technologically advanced ARPHA platform, developed by Pensoft, and follow its traditional format, providing modern design, intuitive interface, and a lot of high-tech perks for all authors, readers and editors.

Contact: Dr. Luciane Marinoni
luciane.marinoni@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Novogene adds 25 Illumina NovaSeq sequencers
Novogene Corporation, a leading provider of genomic services and solutions with cutting edge next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics expertise, today announced the order of 25 Illumina NovaSeq 6000 sequencers. Five of the sequencers will be located in the US, and 20 units purchased with funding provided by Nanjing Yangzi State Owned Investment Group will be located in Novogene's new Nanjing, China lab.

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Clemson scientists receive $2.95 million to improve and simplify large-scale data analysis
Clemson University scientists Alex Feltus and Melissa Smith have received a $2.95 million collaborative award from the National Science Foundation to develop cyberinfrastructure aimed at providing researchers around the nation and world with a more fluid and flexible system of analyzing large-scale data.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Melvin
jsmelvi@clemson.edu
864-784-1707
Clemson University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics
Tigers, ready to be counted
A new methodology developed by the Indian Statistical Institute, and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) may revolutionize how to count tigers and other big cats over large landscapes.

Contact: Scott Smith
smith68234@msn.com
718-220-3698
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Biomedical Optics Express
Researchers watch blood vessels develop in whole Zebrafish embryos
For the first time, researchers have followed the development of blood vessels in zebrafish embryos without using any labels or contrast agents, which may disturb the biological processes under study.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Science
Aging: Cell coordination breakdown
Scientists have resolved a key question in aging research by showing how mouse immune cells of different ages respond to stimulation. Study demonstrates weaker response of older cells is due to their coordination breaking down, making their response to immune stimulation more variable. Single-cell sequencing technology allows scientists to profile individual cells independently to view cellular activity in high resolution.
EMBL, European Research Council, EMBO Young Investigators Programme, Cancer Research UK, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Wellcome Trust, BBSRC CASE Studentship with Abcam plc

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
npj Regenerative Medicine
Blind tadpoles learn visually with eyes grafted onto tail, neurotransmitter drug treatment
Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs. The work, which used a pharmacological reagent already approved for use in humans, provides a potential road map for promoting innervation -- the supply of nerves to a body part -- in regenerative medicine.
The Allen Discovery Center, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation

Contact: Patrick Collins
patrick.collins@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Brain's role in Tourette tics simulated in new computational model
A new computer-based brain simulation shows that motor tics in Tourette syndrome may arise from interactions between multiple areas of the brain, rather than a single malfunctioning area, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Daniele Caligiore
daniele.caligiore@istc.cnr.it
PLOS

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017
Future Medicinal Chemistry
Choosing a simpler path to drug discovery
Researchers from Kyoto University, MIT, and ETH Zurich have developed a compact drug discovery method using simple models and small data sets. Their findings appeared March 6 in the journal Future Medicinal Chemistry.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: David Kornhauser
comms@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-757-535-727
Kyoto University

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017
2017 American Medical Informatics Association Joint Summits on Translational Science
'KinderMining:' Tackling big data sets by keeping things simple
With about 100 lines of code, a Morgridge Institute for Research team has unleashed a fast, simple and predictive text-mining tool that may turbo-charge big biomedical pursuits such as drug repurposing and stem cell treatments.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Courtni Kopietz
ckopietz@morgridge.org
608-316-4470
Morgridge Institute for Research

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
It is easier for a DNA knot...
How can long DNA filaments, which have convoluted and highly knotted structure, manage to pass through the tiny pores of biological systems? This is the fascinating question addressed by Antonio Suma and Cristian Micheletti, researchers at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste who used computer simulations to investigate the options available to the genetic material in such situations. The study has just been published in PNAS.

Contact: Donato Ramani
ramani@sissa.it
0039-040-378-7513
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
ACS Synthetic Biology
Sharing expert experimental knowledge to expedite design
A new repository of metabolic information provides a quick tool for designing useful synthetic biological systems.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
For the birds: New prediction method sheds brighter light on flight
Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, researchers at Stanford University found a new way to precisely measure the vortices -- circular patterns of rotating air -- created by birds' wings during flight. The results shed greater light on how these creatures produce enough lift to fly.

Contact: Bob Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

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