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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
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
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
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
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
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
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
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
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
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
Future Science Group

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Is a messed-up microbiome linked to obesity? New U-M study casts doubt
A new study, done by pooling data from previous studies, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the bacteria inside us.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kara Gavin
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Is it your second cousin? Cotton swabs may tell you
With a new technique developed at Kyoto University, a simple swab sample can accurately confirm relatedness between two individuals as distant as second cousins. With more DNA datasets at hand, the method could be utilized to identify disaster victims in mass floods and tornadoes that destroy entire communities.

Contact: Anna Ikarashi
Kyoto University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Acta Crystallographica Section A
X-ray optics on a chip
Waveguides are widely used for filtering, confining, guiding, coupling or splitting beams of visible light. However, creating waveguides that could do the same for X-rays has posed tremendous challenges in fabrication, so they are still only in an early stage of development.
Helmholtz Society, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Mount Sinai research collaboration identifies genes responsible for CMD risk
In a study being published in the Aug. 19 issue of Science, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in collaboration with scientists from Tartu University Hospital in Estonia, the Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden, and AstraZeneca, have identified a profound new level of complexity and interaction among genes within specific tissues responsible for mediating the inherited risk for cardiometabolic diseases, including processes that lead to heart attack and stroke.

Contact: Marni Goldstein
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Journal of Water and Health
Fluoride consumption linked to diabetes using mathematical models
A recent study published in the Journal of Water and Health examined links between water fluoridation and diabetes.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Tulane professor receives grant to improve stem cell survival
Kim O'Connor, a professor in Tulane University's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a three-year $599,638 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ways to improve the survival of mesenchymal stem cells once they are implanted in patients.  
National Science Foundation

Contact: Roger Dunaway
Tulane University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Unveiled: Earth's viral diversity
Plumbing the Earth's microbial diversity requires learning more about the poorly-studied relationships between microbes and the viruses that infect them, impacting their abilities to regulate global cycles. DOE JGI researchers utilized the largest collection of assembled metagenomic datasets to uncover over 125,000 partial and complete viral genomes. This single effort increases the number of known viral genes by a factor of 16, and provides researchers with a unique resource of viral sequence information.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Soybean science blooms with supercomputers
Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB) project finds and shares comprehensive genetic and genomic soybean data through support of NSF-sponsored XSEDE high performance computing. SoyKB helps scientists improve soybean traits. XSEDE Stampede supercomputer 370,000 core hour allocation used in resequencing of over 1,000 soybean germplasm lines. XSEDE ECSS established Pegasus workflow that optimized SoyKB for supercomputers. SoyKB migrated workflow to XSEDE Wrangler data intensive supercomputer. Scientific cloud environment Jetstream of XSEDE broadened user base.
National Science Foundation, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, United Soybean Board, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jorge Salazar
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Expanding the stable of workhorse yeasts
Yeasts are physically hard to distinguish, and it is easy to think they are all the same. Metabolically, genetically and biochemically, however, yeasts are highly diverse. So far industry has only harnessed a fraction of the diversity available for biotechnological applications, including biofuel production. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers aims to help boost the use of a wider range of yeasts.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Financial analytics technology tackles 'Big Data' crop research at biotech leader
Kx System, US, has been chosen by Earlham Institute, UK, as their technology partner for a new project which will revolutionize research into bioinformatics and promote a sustainable bioeconomy.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
Bug collecting
Entomologist Katja Seltmann joins a team of researchers in mapping North American groups of plant-feeding insects.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Crown gall disease: A tumor home to a varied bacterial community
At present, an early diagnosis of the tumor-like crown gall disease affecting grapevines seems out of reach. Two researchers have taken a closer look at the tumors and found a very special environment.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Universitätsbund Würzburg

Contact: Dr. Rosalia Deeken
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
New approach doubles 3-D resolution of fluorescence microscopy
Researchers have developed a new fluorescence microscopy approach that significantly improves image resolution by acquiring three views of a sample at the same time. Their new method is particularly useful for watching the dynamics of biological processes, which can provide insights into how healthy cells work and what goes wrong when diseases occur.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
The Optical Society

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
'For distinguished service to the profession'
UCSB professor Linda Petzold receives recognition from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers have developed a new class of artificial proteins
In the journal, Nature Communications, a team of Danish researchers reports that they have developed a new class of artificial proteins. In the long term, the results could lead to better treatment of cancer and diabetes.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Stem cells of worms and humans more similar than expected
The transient form of genetic information, the RNA, is processed in a similar manner in the cells of both organisms. These mechanisms seem to be at work throughout the whole animal kingdom. Scientists from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association and their international partners showed this in a genome-wide study on flatworms whose results have now been published in the scientific journal eLife.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Vera Glaßer
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
UTA engineering researcher to develop tools to better analyze complex patient data
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $535,763 Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant to Junzhou Huang, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, to discover a process by which image-omics data can be combined into files that are small enough that current computing technology will allow scientists to better predict how long a patient will live and how best to treat that patient.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

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