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Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
Nucleic Acids Research
One step closer to personalized antibiotic treatment
A new super-fast and cheap method called poreFUME can now shed light on the pool of resistance genes in the gut faster than before. This can lead to treatment of infections sooner and with better results.
Novo Nordisk Foundation

Contact: Morten O. A. Sommer
msom@biosustain.dtu.dk
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Oncotarget
Neural network learns to select potential anticancer drugs
Scientists from Mail.Ru Group, Insilico Medicine and MIPT for the first time have applied a generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines with the desired characteristics. They intend to use technologies developed and trained to 'invent' new molecular structures to search for new medications within various areas from oncology to CVDs and even anti-infectives.
Russian Government Program of Competitive Growth of Kazan Federal University, Government ofthe Russian Federation, Insilico Medicine

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
7-916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Neural Computation
The Internet and your brain are more alike than you think
Salk scientist finds similar rule governing traffic flow in engineered and biological systems.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Science
Bacteria sleep, then rapidly evolve, to survive antibiotic treatments
Using quantitative approaches from physics, Hebrew University biophysicists discovered a surprising way that bacteria can evolve resistance to antibiotics. After evolving a sleeping mechanism, the bacteria can then wake up and evolve resistance 20 times faster than normal -- at which point continuing to administer antibiotics won't kill the bacteria. The results indicate that tolerance may play a crucial role in the evolution of resistance in bacterial populations under cyclic exposures to high antibiotic concentrations.
European Research Council, Israel Science Foundation, Dalia and Dan Maydan Fellowship

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
PLOS Biology
How best to treat infections and tumors: Containment versus aggressive treatment
A new mathematical analysis by researchers at Penn State University and the University of Michigan, publishing Feb. 9, 2017, in the Open-Access journal PLOS Biology, identifies the factors that determine whether aggressive treatments or containment strategies will perform best in treating infections and tumors, providing physicians and patients with new information to help them make difficult treatment decisions.

Contact: Andrew Read
a.read@psu.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Nature
Ludwig research will shift how cancer diversity and resistance are understood and studied
Ludwig researchers discover that circular DNA, once thought to be rare in tumor cells, is actually very common and seems to play a fundamental role in tumor evolution.

Contact: Rachel Steinhardt
rsteinhardt@licr.org
212-450-1582
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Why nature restoration takes time
'Relationships' in the soil become stronger during nature restoration. Although all major groups of soil life are already present in former agricultural soils, they are not really 'connected'. These connections need time to (literally) grow, and fungi are the star performers. A European research team led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) has shown the complete network of soil life for the first time. The results are now published in Nature Communications.
European Union, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, European Research Council, French National Research Organisation

Contact: Froukje Rienks
f.rienks@nioo.knaw.nl
31-610-487-481
Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New method improves accuracy of imaging systems
New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other devices. The findings, published Dec. 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides a mechanism -- known as single-pixel interior filling function, or SPIFF -- to detect and correct systematic errors in data and image analysis used in many areas of science and engineering.
University of Chicago Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Borzo
gborzo@comcast.net
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Journal of Theoretical Biology
Exposure of the half-century old misconception removes limits on life extension
A research paper titled 'Strehler-Mildvan correlation is a degenerate manifold of Gompertz fit' by the scientific team of a biotech company Gero has been published in the new issue of Journal of Theoretical Biology. It states that Strehler-Mildvan correlation has no real biological reasoning behind it and, therefore, there are no limitations to anti-aging interventions.

Contact: Julia Ogun
julia.ogun@gero.com
7-495-276-2275
Gero

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
eLife
Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes
Scientists have discovered a long-term epigenetic memory switch that controls different modes of bacterial virulence, a bacterial survival strategy for outsmarting the human immune response. The study sheds new light on bacterial virulence strategies, resulting in increased disease severity, higher infection persistence, and improved host-to-host spreading.
European Research Council, Israel Science Foundation, Minerva Foundation

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genomes in flux: New study reveals hidden dynamics of bird and mammal DNA evolution
Evolution is often thought of as a gradual remodeling of the genome, the genetic blueprints for building an organism. But in some instance it might be more appropriate to call it an overhaul. Over the past 100 million years, the human lineage has lost one-fifth of its DNA, while an even greater amount was added, report scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Until now, the extent to which our genome has expanded and contracted had been underappreciated.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Kiefer
julie.kiefer@hsc.utah.edu
801-597-4258
University of Utah Health

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Study sheds light on how carnivorous plants acquired a taste for meat
A new study probes the origins of carnivory in several distantly related plants -- including the Australian, Asian and American pitcher plants, which appear strikingly similar to the human (or insect) eye. Although each species developed carnivory independently, the research concludes that the biological machinery required for digesting insects evolved in a strikingly similar fashion in all three. The findings hint that for a plant, the evolutionary routes to carnivory may be few and far between.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
American Journal of Medical Genetics
Finding the needle in a genomic haystack
Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children. Upon analyzing the genome of a six-year-old boy, the scientists identified a novel mutation that affects a protein known as CASK, which is key to brain development and the signals transmitted by brain cells, or neurons. Their findings appear this week in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
JAX receives $6.7 million federal research grant to create 3-D genome map
An NHGRI ENCODE grant to Jackson Laboratory Professor Yijun Ruan launches a center for the three-dimensional (3-D) mapping of the human and mouse genomes.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Sarah Laskowski
sarah.laskowski@jax.org
860-837-2102
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
ISBM releases the updated version of Immune Response Template
Institute for Systems Biology Moscow (ISBM) announced the recent update of the Immune Response Template (IRT) platform and its online demo. The project aimed to integrate and visualize available data on immune cells, cytokine, chemokines and other mediators interactions in human. IRT is a unique tool due to its focus on quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling. Using the platform modelers in pharmaceutical companies can strongly improve the drug R&D process.

Contact: Maria Maximova
media@insysbio.ru
7-963-632-3830
Institute for Systems Biology Moscow

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Nature
Why am I shorter than you?
The answer to that question lies to some extent in our diet and environment, but mostly in our DNA (80 percent). Combining genome-wide association methods and an unmatched dataset of more than 700,000 participants, a recent study narrowed down the set of candidate changes to 83 variants, some of which altering the size by more than 2 cm.

Contact: Zoltan Kutalik
zoltan.kutalik@gmail.com
41-213-146-750
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control
A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria superbugs has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falciparum malaria medicines, artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), according to a study published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Andrea Stewart
andrea.stewart@ndm.ox.ac.uk
44-752-813-2489
Infectious Diseases Data Observatory

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Better and faster diagnosis of diseases
Microsystems engineer Can Dincer wins the second prize at Gips-Schüle young scientist competition.

Contact: Can Dincer
dincer@imtek.de
49-761-203-7264
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Major €5 million project to improve heart disease treatment with smart pacemaker technology
Creating a new generation of advanced pacemakers which adapt to the demands of a patient's body is the goal of a new €5 million international research consortium led by the University of Bath.
European Commission

Contact: Chris Melvin
c.m.melvin@bath.ac.uk
44-012-253-83941
University of Bath

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
PLOS Biology
Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate
A brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a new paper publishing Jan. 31, 2017, in PLOS Biology. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being 'happy', despite their extreme condition. The research was conducted by a multinational team, led by Professor Niels Birbaumer, at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, Switzerland.

Contact: Jo Bowler
johanna.bowler@wysscenter.ch
PLOS

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
How stressful will a trip to Mars be on the human body?
Preliminary research results for the NASA Twins Study debuted at NASA's Human Research Program's annual Investigators' Workshop in Galveston, Texas the week of Jan. 23. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned home last March after nearly one year in space living on the International Space Station. His identical twin brother, Mark, remained on Earth.

Contact: Monica Edwards
monica.d.edwards@nasa.gov
281-483-9612
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Nature Methods
Milestone for the analysis of human proteomes
Researchers led by the Technical University of Munich report on the synthesis of a library of more than 330,000 reference peptides representing essentially all canonical proteins of the human proteome. It is a major milestone in the ProteomeTools project which aims at translating human proteome information into new molecular and digital tools with the potential for use in drug discovery, personalized medicine and life science research.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, JPT Peptide Technologies, SAP, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Technical University of Munich

Contact: Bernhard Kuster
kuster@tum.de
49-816-171-5697
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 27-Jan-2017
When life sciences become data sciences
The University of Freiburg offers Europe-wide infrastructure and service in Bioinformatics.

Contact: Rolf Backofen
backofen@informatik.uni-freiburg.de
49-761-203-7460
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 27-Jan-2017
Scientific Reports
Diverse natural fatty acids follow 'Golden Mean'
Bioinformatics scientists at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) have discovered that the number of theoretically possible fatty acids with the same chain length but different structures can be determined with the aid of the famous Fibonacci sequence. As they explain in Scientific Reports, the number of possible fatty acids with increasing chain length rises at each step by a factor of approximately 1.618, and therefore agrees with what is called the 'Golden Mean.'

Contact: Ute Schoenfelder
presse@uni-jena.de
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 27-Jan-2017
Current Bioinformatics
A systems biology perspective on molecular cytogenetics
Professor Henry Heng's team, from the medical school at Wayne State University, has published a perspective article titled A Systems Biology Perspective on Molecular Cytogenetics to address the issue. In this article, they applied the genome theory to explain why cytogenetics/cytogenomics needs a systems biology perspective, while systems biology itself needs a cytogenetic/cytogenomic based platform, since genome context (karyotype) represents a new type of genomic coding. Such 'systems inheritance,' differing from gene defined 'parts inheritance,' is the genetic blueprint.

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

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