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Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
The CNIO takes part in the biggest European project for the study of the epigenome
The International Human Epigenome Consortium publishes simultaneously a collection of 41 papers that contain major advances in the study of the Human epigenome -- 24 of which appear today in Cell Press magazines. The Structural Biology and Biocomputing Programme together with the National Institute Bioinformatics unit at the National Cancer Research Center participate signing different studies and leading three of them.

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

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Landmark project shows heart disease and arthritis risk raised by genetic changes in blood
Today in Cell and associated journals, 24 research studies from the landmark BLUEPRINT project and IHEC consortia reveal how variation in blood cells' characteristics and numbers can affect a person's risk of developing complex diseases such as heart disease, and autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes.

Contact: Mark Thomson
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Engineering a more efficient system for harnessing carbon dioxide
A team from the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany, by tapping the DNA synthesis expertise of the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), has reverse engineered a biosynthetic pathway for more effective carbon fixation. This novel pathway is based on a new CO2-fixing enzyme that is nearly 20 times faster than the most prevalent enzyme in nature responsible for capturing CO2 in plants by using sunlight as energy.
European Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, ETH Zurich, Max-Planck-Society, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Conservation Letters
Scientists design first reserve network balancing fishing benefits, species protection
Scientists have designed a marine reserve network to protect species threatened by overfishing while boosting fishing yields on nearby fishing grounds, resolving a long-standing global 'conserve or catch' conflict in marine conservation efforts. A team led by scientists from the Smithsonian's Marine Conservation Program report in the journal Conservation Letters Nov. 17 that they have designed the model network of marine reserves off the Caribbean coast of Honduras.

Contact: Ryan Lavery
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Neurons in the human eye are organized for error correction
Neurons found in the human eye naturally display a form of error correction in the collective visual signals they send to the brain, according to a new study in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Michael J. Berry II

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Pitt, Pfizer team up on health data analytics
The University of Pittsburgh and biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. have announced a partnership to develop a computational model that will help identify the drivers of schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and related brain diseases and enable researchers to better understand and treat the diseases.

Contact: John Fedele
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Nature Chemical Biology
Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome
The bacteria we carry within us could be a untapped source of new drugs. Researchers put this idea to the test by mining the human microbiome for new antibiotics -- and identified two compounds that might be effective against some particularly dangerous bacteria.
National Institutes of Health, Rainin Foundation

Contact: Katherine Fenz
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Surgical Infections
Experts issue urgent call to action for surgeons on antibiotic overuse
Overuse and misuse of antimicrobial agents is an urgent problem, and surgeons around the world, who often prescribe antibiotics for surgical prophylaxis, need to take a leadership role in the effort to promote antimicrobial stewardship. A team of experts from the Surgical Infection Society and the World Society of emergency Surgery has issued 'A Call to Action for Surgeons,' published in Surgical Infections.

Contact: Jennifer Gatti
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Green Chemistry
Scientists devise more accurate system for predicting risks of new chemical products
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have devised a new system that can save millions of dollars and years of development time for new drugs while improving safety.
National Insitutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Thania Benios
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Scientific Reports
Hearing with your eyes -- a Western style of speech perception
Which parts of a person's face do you look at when you listen them speak? Lip movements affect the perception of voice information from the ears when listening to someone speak, but native Japanese speakers are mostly unaffected by that part of the face. Recent research from Japan has revealed a clear difference in the brain network activation between two groups of people, native English speakers and native Japanese speakers, during face-to-face vocal communication.
Japanese Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Contact: J. Sanderson, N. Fukuda
Kumamoto University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Plants modulate accumulation of metabolites at organ level
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of Heidelberg, Germany, illuminated the diversity and different accumulation of chemical substances in plant tissues. Their approach, based on computational metabolomics and information theory, was specifically designed and enabled the researchers to study plant metabolism at organ level. This new method allows for a more efficient access to plant metabolites and for a more rapid identification of the genes which regulate their biosynthesis.
Max Planck Society, European Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, University of Heidelberg

Contact: Dr. Emmanuel Gaquerel
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Genome Biology
Genomic tools to combat the spread of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle
The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, also known as the starry sky beetle, is native to eastern Asia but has successfully invaded North America and Europe where it infests maple, birch, willow, elm, and poplar trees. Published in the journal Genome Biology, an international team of scientists report on the sequencing, annotation, and comparative exploration of this beetle's genome in an effort to develop novel tools to combat its spread and better understand the biology of invasive wood-boring pests.

Contact: Robert Waterhouse
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers' Sudoku strategy democratizes powerful tool for genetics research
Researchers at Princeton and Harvard Universities have developed a way to produce the tools for figuring out gene function faster and cheaper than current methods. Their strategy, called'"Knockout Sudoku,' relies on a combination of randomized gene deletion and a powerful reconstruction algorithm. This method lowers the prohibitive time and cost barrier for creating knockout collections and allows for investigations beyond model organisms.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Princeton University

Contact: Tien Nguyen
Princeton University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Insect vector feeding recognized by machine learning
Scientists have used machine learning algorithms to teach computers to recognize the insect feeding patterns involved in pathogen transmission. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, also uncovers plant traits that might lead to the disruption of pathogen transmission and enable advances in agriculture, livestock and human health.

Contact: Denis Willett

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
Stem Cells and Development
Researchers describe bone marrow stem cell population with potential for repeat transplantation
A new study demonstrates that non-blood cell forming stem cells present in human bone marrow play an important role in maintaining the hematopoietic microenvironment, and these stromal cells appear to retain full self-renewal potential after primary and secondary transplantations, according to an article published in Stem Cells and Development.

Contact: Jennifer Gatti
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
Future Science OA
Analog series-based scaffolds: a new definition that may aid medicinal chemistry
University of Bonn researchers present the computational design and exploration of a new scaffold concept for computational medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

Contact: Leela Ripton
Future Science Group

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
New technology taps power of diatoms to dramatically improve sensor performance
Researchers have combined one of nature's tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device that may be up to 10 million times more sensitive than some other commonly used approaches.
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense

Contact: Alan Wang
Oregon State University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Proteins as an early warning system for type 1 diabetes?
Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear. A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), reported these findings in the 'Diabetologia' journal.

Contact: Dr. Stefanie Hauck
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nature Immunology
Tick-tock: Immune T cells know when their time's up
An Australian research team has revealed that two internal 'clocks' control the immune cells enlisted to fight infection. This discovery upends previous theories on how immune responses are regulated.
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Postgraduate Award, Edith Moffat Scholarship, Melbourne International Research and International Fee Remission Scholarships, Cancer Council Victoria, Alan Harris Scholarship Fund

Contact: Vanessa S. Solomon
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
2017 DOE Joint Genome Institute Community Science Program allocations announced
The organisms and ecosystems highlighted in the 37 projects selected for the 2017 Community Science Program (CSP) of the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, 'exploit DOE JGI's experimental and analytical 'omics' capabilities and build our portfolio in key focus areas' and reflect the breadth and depth of interests researchers are exploring to find solutions to energy and environmental challenges.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Journal of Chemical Physics
New computational tool may speed drug discovery
A new computational tool called fABMACS is helping scientists see beyond static images of proteins to more efficiently understand how these molecules function, which could ultimately speed up the drug discovery process.

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Cell Metabolism
How the liver dances to a day/night rhythm
Following the day-night cycle, the liver has its own metabolic rhythm. Using cutting-edge proteomics, scientists at EPFL and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences have now identified over 500 liver proteins that change in abundance over the course of the day in the cell nucleus, opening a new dimension of metabolism.
Swiss National Science Foundation, EPFL, European Research Council, Leenaards Foundation

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Why bad genes aren't always bad news
University of Toronto researchers have figured out where in the genome to look 'good' mutations -- those that cancel out the fallout from damaging mutations. The work could help explain how some people with disease-causing mutations do not get very sick, or avoid the disease altogether.
National Institute of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ontario Research Fund, Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
University of Toronto

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Cholesterol may help proteins pair up to transmit signals across cell membranes
Cholesterol may act as a selective glue that binds proteins into paired structures that enable human cells to respond to outside signals, according to a new study in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Rainer A Böckmann

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
New research will create a 21st-century tally of biodiversity in Southwest Pacific
Rob Moyle is leading a major research effort in the region supported by $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct fieldwork, collect museum specimens, record bioacoustics and sequence DNA of birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

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