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Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
Cell Reports
Pancreatic cancer resists personalized medicine -- what researchers are doing to fight back
A team led by University of Arizona researchers is taking a new, patient-directed approach to treating pancreatic cancer. Rather than relying on conventional cell lines that have defined effective drug targets for other types of cancers, they are creating and sequencing cell lines from a cancer patient's own tissue. Their results, outlined in Cell Reports, reveal that pancreatic tumors are more varied than previously thought and that drug sensitivity is unique to each patient.

Contact: Shoshana Wodinsky
press@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Science Signaling
Novel genetic mutation may lead to the progressive loss of motor function
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues identified the genetic cause and a possible therapeutic target for a rare form of pediatric progressive neuropathy. The study was published in the journal Science Signaling and was a collaboration between the NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research, March of Dimes

Contact: Carl P. Wonders
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
ACS Sensors
Detecting blood alcohol content with an electronic skin patch
Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to errors in judgment, causing, for example, some people to get behind the wheel when they are impaired. To help imbibers easily and quickly know when they've had enough, scientists have developed a flexible, wearable patch that can detect a person's blood-alcohol level from his or her sweat. The monitor, reported in the journal ACS Sensors, works quickly and can send results wirelessly to a smartphone or other device.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Genome Biology
From happiness on Twitter to DNA organization
Twitter users who are happy tend to be more connected with other happy users. This is the confirmation of a property of social networks known as assortativity: a measure of to what extent people who tend to connect with each other share certain characteristics. A study conceived by researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre has redefined this measure in order to better understand the 3-D organization of DNA inside the cell nucleus.
BLUEPRINT Project

Contact: Cristina de Martos
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-638-147-622
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 2-Aug-2016
New partnership to boost Asia-Pacific conservation
The University of Adelaide and global organization Conservation International (CI) today announced a strategic partnership that will help boost conservation efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, including a global conservation drone program.

Contact: Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh
lianpin.koh@adelaide.edu.au
61-411-524-853
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 2-Aug-2016
Nature Physics
Study: Substitute teachers and replacement nurses may cause disease to spread faster
A new study shows that substitute workers can explosively accelerate the spread of some epidemics. This finding is in striking contrast to the standard disease models -- like many used by the CDC -- that don't account for this reality.

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

Public Release: 1-Aug-2016
An angel on my shoulder: Mobile telemedicine for nursing homes
ZeriscopeTM, a mobile telemedicine platform, empowers nurses at White Oak Manor, a skilled nursing facility (SNF) in North Charleston, SC, to prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions by providing 24/7 access to physicians. With ZeriscopeTM, nurses can stream their point-of-view from a mobile device in real-time, high-definition video, communicate with physicians, and share real-time physiologic data for patients. In 2017 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin to require SNFs to report readmission rates.
Smart State Stroke Center of Economic Excellence

Contact: Heather Woolwine
woolwinh@musc.edu
843-792-7669
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
Discovery of biomarkers for the prognosis of chronic kidney disease
Currently, there is no effective method to predict the prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Tomonori Kimura and Yoshitaka Isaka, researchers in Department of Nephrology, Osaka University, found that measuring D-amino acids, which present only trace in human, provides prognostic information of CKD. The present discovery would facilitate CKD treatment and thus improve the prognosis of CKD, and may also lead to the further discovery of novel therapy.
Shiseido

Contact: Saori Obayashi
saori_obayashi@mail.osaka-u.ac.jp
81-661-055-886
Osaka University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Stem Cells
Embryonic gene Nanog reverses aging in adult stem cells
In a series of experiments at the University at Buffalo, the embryonic stem cell gene Nanog kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak bones, clogged arteries and other telltale signs of growing old.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Current Radiopharmaceuticals
Hypoxia radiotracer produced automatically in dose-on-demand fashion
Access to sophisticated and non-invasive diagnostic techniques like Positron Emission Tomography is difficult (and sometimes impossible) for the majority of patients worldwide that are far from radiotracer manufacturing centers. The BG75 system uses automation to simplify and reduce the cost of access to common radiotracers used in PET applications. The present study describes the automatic production and imaging validation of [18F]FMISO, a radiotracer with applications for diagnosis and patient management in oncology.

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

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Hot news flash! Menopause, insomnia accelerate aging
Two separate UCLA studies reveal that menopause -- and the insomnia that often accompanies it -- make women age faster. The dual findings suggest these factors could increase women's risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Aging, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-597-5767
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Jul-2016
Cell
Quantitating the complete human proteome
Institute for Systems Biology scientists collaborate with ETH Zurich to develop the Human SRMAtlas, a compendium of mass spectrometry assays for any human protein. ISB releases protein assay parameters freely to the scientific community for the ability to assay any human protein without restriction. Through the use of the ISB Human SRMAtlas, biomarker candidates, wellness markers and protein networks can be quickly evaluated to provide quantitative results on disease, wellness and biological processes.
National Institutes of Health, European Research Council

Contact: Hsiao-Ching Chou
hchou@systemsbiology.org
206-732-2157
Institute for Systems Biology

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
CCNY research gleans climate change insight from lizard genome
Using genomic data from three lizard species, City College of New York-led researchers gleaned insights not available before on the impact of climate change on the distribution of animal populations in South American forests. The findings improve ways of modeling the distribution of biodiversity in the past and future.
National Science Foundation, FAPESP, NASA

Contact: Patricia Reilly
preilly@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7615
City College of New York

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Nature
UMMS, Curie Institute and Stanford scientists untangle Barr body of inactive X chromosome
Job Dekker, Ph.D., at UMass Medical School and scientists at Institut Curie in Paris and Stanford University, have taken a detailed look inside the small, densely packed structure of the inactive X chromosome found in female mammals called the Barr body.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2688
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Nucleic Acids Research
Virtual development of real drugs
systemsDock is a new, free on-line resource that makes screening for drugs faster and more accurate.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Molecular Cell
Researchers ID cancer gene-drug combinations ripe for precision medicine
In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together kill cancer cells. The study, published July 21 in Molecular Cell, uncovered 172 new combinations that could form the basis for future cancer therapies.
National Institutes of Health, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award, European Research Council

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
858-249-0456
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Biomedical Optics Express
New probe developed for improved high resolution measurement of brain temperature
In a new paper published in Biomedical Optics Express, from The Optical Society (OSA), Stefan Musolino of the University of Adelaide and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Australia, and his colleagues describe a new optical fiber-based probe capable of making pinpoint brain temperature measurements in moving lab animals.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Ecology Letters
North American forests unlikely to save us from climate change, study finds
An unprecedented study combining projections of future climate with more than two million tree-ring records spanning all of North America suggests that forests ache more and more under the burden of climate change. The resulting detailed forecast map for the continent reveals up to 75 percent slower growth projected for trees in the southwestern US, along the Rockies, through interior Canada and Alaska.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, University of Arizona College of Science

Contact: Doug Carroll
dougcarroll@email.arizona.edu
520-621-9017
University of Arizona

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Big data for small cells
Neuherberg, Germany & Basel, July 19, 2016. Working with colleagues from the ETH Zürich, scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich have developed software that allows observing cells for weeks while also measuring molecular properties. The software is freely available and has now been introduced in 'Nature Biotechnology'.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian Theis
fabian.theis@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-4030
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Where the buffalo have evolutionarily roamed
Once almost wiped out from existence, the mighty bison has recovered to become a symbol of pride for the American West and European conversation efforts. Now, scientists Mathieu Gautier, Laurence Flori et al. have shown that the conservation plan and subsequent management practices have been efficient to recover a reasonable amount of bison genetic variability, revealed a rich evolutionary history, and more 400 genes unique to bison adaptation.

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
New ORNL tool probes for genes linked to toxic methylmercury
Environmental scientists can more efficiently detect genes required to convert mercury in the environment into more toxic methylmercury with molecular probes developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New method of calculating protein interaction to speed up drug development
Incorrect behavior of proteins in cells is a cause of many dangerous illnesses, such as cancer or the Alzheimer's disease. Understanding protein-protein interactions is essential for finding the cure to them. Scientists from MIPT have created a new method to predict possible protein configurations in cells, which is a hundred times faster than any of the previously developed algorithms. This fact makes the algorithm a viable substitution to an experimental approach.
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Contact: Sergey Divakov
divakov@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Lemur DNA paints a picture of Madagascar's forested past
While there's no question that human activities such as logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar's forests since the first settlers arrived about 2,000 years ago, just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains a matter of debate. Now, a DNA study of tree-dwelling mouse lemurs suggests that humans did not arrive to find the island as blanketed by forests as frequently assumed.
National Science Foundation, Duke Tropical Conservation Initiative

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
'Noah's Ark' ex silico
An international team of researchers is enlisting supercomputing to help better predict where plants and animals might end up under the effects of climate change. The project will model climate change-related shifts of species and ecosystems to suggest placement of protected areas for the future.
Global Environment Facility, National Science Foundation

Contact: Doug Carroll
dougcarroll@email.arizona.edu
520-621-9017
University of Arizona

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
IU research points towards new blindness prevention methods in diabetic eye disease
Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye that shows precisely how a small protein that can both damage or grow blood vessels in the eye causes vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. The study, reported in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, could also lead to better treatment for diabetic retinopathy, which currently requires multiple, invasive procedures that aren't always effective in the long term.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

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