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Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Danforth Center expands major research program to benefit farmers in the developing world
Sorghum is a member of the grass family and is grown worldwide. It is of interest, not only because it is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but because grain sorghum yields have been flat or declining due to the lack of sufficient investment in the development of new improved varieties. Sorghum is very resilient to drought and heat stress.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Melanie Bernds
mbernds@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1647
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
American Journal of Human Biology
'Protective' DNA strands are shorter in adults who had more infections as infants
New research indicates that people who had more infections as babies harbor a key marker of cellular aging as young adults: the protective stretches of DNA which 'cap' the ends of their chromosomes are shorter than in adults who were healthier as infants.
National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Northwestern University

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
PLOS Genetics
Genetic makeup of 'roommate' impacts health
For the first time, research in mice shows that the genetic makeup of an individual's social partners contributes to their state of health. Unexpectedly, the genetics of social partners were found to affect wound healing and body weight as well as behavior. The methods used to detect 'social genetic effects' help future research into the mechanisms whereby one individual influences another. Findings underscore that research into the genetics of disease should include both individuals and their partners.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Wellcome

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-122-349-4665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Molecular Ecology
Scientists discover a way to sequence DNA of rare animals
Rare and extinct animals are preserved in jars of alcohol in natural history museum collections around the world, which provide a wealth of information on the changing biodiversity of the planet. But, scientists have not been able to effectively sequence DNA from these specimens until now. This new research was published today in the journal Molecular Ecology Resources.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Alison Satake
asatake@lsu.edu
225-578-3870
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
UTA awarded $6 million in 2016 to find new ways to identify and treat cancer
The University of Texas at Arlington is becoming a major cancer research institute, receiving more than $6 million dollars in new grants in 2016 to strengthen its integrated cancer research program and improve outcomes across the complete spectrum of the patient experience.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Systems Biology and Applications
Finding new cancer drugs in the neighborhood
Computational biologists have looked at the complex networks of interacting proteins that drive cancer formation, and found that targeting the neighbors of cancer-causing proteins may be just as effective as focusing on the cancer proteins themselves.

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

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
New Genome Browser product gives freedom to easily collaborate in the cloud
The newly launched Genome Browser in the Cloud (GBiC) introduces new freedom to collaborate by allowing rapid Browser installation, in any UNIX-based cloud. It also offers significantly reduced installation time as compared to earlier Genome Browser versions.

Contact: Alexis Morgan
amorgan1@ucsc.edu
831-515-8142
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Lithuania joins the EMBO Installation Grants scheme
EMBO welcomes Lithuania as a member of the EMBO Installation Grants scheme. Early-career scientists looking to move to Lithuania to establish their own, independent research group can apply to the scheme for financial support for their first three to five years.

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling
communications@embo.org
49-160-901-93839
EMBO

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Nature Genetics
Research leads to new treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia
International researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal prognosis.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, ALSAC

Contact: Jann Ingmire
Jann.Ingmire@STJUDE.ORG
901-595-6384
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
A new principle for epigenetic changes
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence of a new principle for how epigenetic changes can occur. The principle is based on an enzyme, tryptase, that has epigenetic effects that cause cells to proliferate in an uncontrolled manner.

Contact: Gunnar Pejler, Professor
gunnar.pejler@imbim.uu.se
46-184-714-571
Uppsala University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Science
Seeking structure with metagenome sequences
In the Jan. 20, 2017 issue of Science, a team led by University of Washington's David Baker in collaboration with DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers reports that structural models have been generated for 12 percent of the protein families that had previously had no structural information available. The Baker lab's protein structure prediction server Rosetta analyzed the metagenomic sequences publicly available on the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) system run by the DOE JGI.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
mlballon@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Science
Queen's researcher publishes new findings on how plants manage immune response
New research, being published tomorrow in the journal Science, has uncovered a previously unknown means by which plants are able to regulate how their immune systems respond to pathogens.
Gatsby Charitable Foundation, European Research Council, Austrian Academy of Science through the Gregor Mendel Institute, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Chris Armes
chris.armes@queensu.ca
613-533-6000 x77513
Queen's University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Cell Host & Microbe
'FishTaco' sorts out who is doing what in your microbiome
How much do different bacterial species contribute to disease-associated imbalances in the human microbiome? A new computational method, dubbed FishTaco, is helping find out. The method looks at which microbes are present and what they are doing. Understanding imbalances in say, the human gut microbiome, might eventually suggest new ways to manage obesity, type 2 diabetes, or autoimmune diseases.
National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Science
Novel regulatory mechanism controls how plants defend themselves against pathogens
Together with collaborators in Austria, scientists at the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich are unraveling the complex mechanisms underlying plants' innate abilities to resist pests and pathogens. In a new paper published in Science, the team reveals how a class of endogenous plant peptides and their corresponding receptor regulate plant immune responses.
Gatsby Charitable Foundation, European Research Council, Austrian Academy of Science, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, European Molecular Biology Organization

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

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
Oncotarget
TGen identifies compound that could improve drug development against deadly brain cancer
A study led by scientists at TGen has identified 'a potent inhibitory compound' in the elusive hunt for an improved treatment against glioblastoma, the most common and deadly type of adult brain cancer. Aurintricarboxylic Acid (ATA) is a chemical compound that in laboratory tests was shown to block the chemical cascade that otherwise allows glioblastoma cells to invade normal brain tissue and resist both chemo and radiation therapy, according to a TGen-led report published today in the scientific journal Oncotarget.
The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
The Plant and Animal Genome XXV Conference (PAG)
Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as researchers in the fields of biofuels, materials science, and secondary plant metabolism.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Stephanie G. Seay
seaysg@ornl.gov
865-576-9894
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
American Journal of Human Genetics
Study applies game theory to genomic privacy
A new study from Vanderbilt University presents an unorthodox approach to protect the privacy of genomic data, showing how optimal trade-offs between privacy risk and scientific utility can be struck as genomic data are released for research. The framework can be used to suppress just enough genomic data to persuade would-be snoops that their best privacy attacks will be unprofitable.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Paul Govern
paul.govern@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-9654
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Nature
Tracking Antarctic adaptations in diatoms
In the Antarctic Ocean, large populations of the diatom Fragillariopsis cylindrus dominate the phytoplankton communities. To learn more about how F. cylindrus adapted to its extremely cold environment, a team including DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers conducted a comparative genomic analysis involving three diatoms. The results, reported online January 16, 2017 in Nature, provided insights into the genome structure and evolution of F. cylindrus, as well as this diatom's role in the Southern Ocean.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
mlballon@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
PAG XXV
Can we produce a better wheat crop to feed the world? Single to multiple wheat genomics
Entering a 'wheat pan-genomics' era from single to multiple wheat DNA references, the Earlham Institute aims to diversify one of the world's most complex genomes to improve yield quality and increase wider production of this critical food crop.
Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, Bayer Crop Science

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

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
BBSRC BRAVO: Optimizing the performance of Brassica crops
A new five-year project BBSRC Brassica, Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation (BRAVO), will receive funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Oilseed rape and Brassica vegetable crops have a combined UK market value in excess of £1 billion, but suffer yearly losses of up to £230 million, primarily due to increasingly unfavorable and unpredictable weather patterns. BBSRC BRAVO aims to combat these crop losses by unraveling the processes that control key aspects of plant development.
Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council

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

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Cell
Bacteria recruit other species with long-range electrical signals
Biologists at UC San Diego who recently found that bacteria resolve social conflicts within their communities and communicate with one another like neurons in the brain have discovered another human-like trait in these apparently not-so-simple, single-celled creatures.

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Classic video game system used to improve understanding of the brain
The complexity of neural networks makes them difficult to analyze, but manmade computing systems should be simpler to understand. In a study published in PLOS Computational Biology, researchers applied widely used neuroscience approaches to analyze the classic games console Atari 2600 -- which runs the video game 'Donkey Kong' -- and found that such approaches do not meaningfully describe how the console's microprocessor really works.

Contact: Eric Jonas
jonas@eecs.berkeley.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Double fish production while preserving biodiversity -- can it be done?
A new resolution to establish National Aquaculture Development Centre in Tanzania could help tackle poverty and undernutrition.
Agriculture for Food Security 2030, Global Challenge Research Fund

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

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Molecular Neurobiology
Researchers find a potential target for anti-Alzheimer's treatments
Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The USP9 gene has an indirect influence on the so-called tau protein, which is believed to play a significant role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This discovery may open a new door to developing active ingredients to treat Alzheimer's disease.
Geoffrey Been Alzheimer's Initiative, 21st Century Brain Trust, BrightFocus Foundation, Luxembourg Fondation Wivine

Contact: Thomas Klein
thomas.klein@uni.lu
352-466-644-5148
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Recent Patents on Biotechnology
Role of protein engineering techniques in synthetic biology
Proteins are the major biochemical workhorses that carry out multitude of physiological functions in an organism. The astonishing feature of the proteins is their ability to accomplish their specific functionalities under in vitro conditions. Protein engineering has been a powerful tool in synthetic biology for last couple of decades. Protein engineering has been employed to generate vast numbers of enzymes/proteins possessing immense therapeutic and industrial potential.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

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