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Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Biophysical Society 60th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2016 International Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27-March 2, 2016. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate further interaction between American biophysicists and scientists working in countries experiencing financial difficulties.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Biophysical Society 60th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2016 Education Committee Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its Education Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27-March 2, 2016. The recipients of this competitive award, all of whom are students and postdoctoral fellows, are selected based on scientific merit. Each awardee will be presenting their research during the meeting, will receive a travel grant, and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Biophysical Society 60th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2016 CPOW Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its annual CPOW Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27-March 2, 2016. CPOW, the Society's Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women, has initiated these travel fellowships to increase the number of women biophysicists and encourage their participation at the Meeting.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Beneficial bacteria in Hawaiian squid attracted to fatty acids
A study published recently by scientists at the University of Hawai'i - Mānoa and University of Wisconsin - Madison revealed that the Hawaiian bobtail squid's symbiotic bacteria, Vibrio fischeri, has a novel type of receptors that sense the presence and concentration of fatty acids, a building block of all cell membranes.

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
mworkman@hawaii.edu
808-956-3151
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Nano Letters
Nature's masonry: The first steps in how thin protein sheets form polyhedral shells
Scientists have for the first time viewed how bacterial proteins self-assemble into thin sheets and begin to form the walls of the outer shell for nano-sized polyhedral compartments that function as specialized factories. The new insight may aid scientists who seek to tap this natural origami by designing novel compartments or using them as scaffolding for new types of nanoscale architectures, such as drug-delivery systems.
US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jon Weiner
jrweiner@lbl.gov
510-486-4014
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Bioinformatics
NanoOK: Quality Control for portable, rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing
Scientists at TGAC have been putting Oxford Nanopore's MinION sequencer through its paces with an open-source, sequence alignment-based genome analysis tool called 'NanoOK.'

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Nature Genetics
Scientists find genes that set into motion age-related macular degeneration
Teams of geneticists from nine countries, involving more than 100 scientists, analyzed the genes of more than 33,000 individuals in the hope of finding genetic variations responsible for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 or older. Their research, involving complex computational analysis of more than 12 million genetic variations across the human genome, identified 52 variations associated with the disease.
NIH/National Eye Intramural Research Program, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Marc Kaplan
marc.kaplan@case.edu
216-272-5763
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Better therapies due to computer models
The heart as a simulation: in a new project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft scientists of TU Dresden explore the computational modeling of the human heart. They hope to gain a better understanding of its complex operation and thus better treatments for cardiac patients. The computer simulations are going to be developed at the Institute for Structural Analysis headed by Professor Michael Kaliske.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Michael Kaliske
michael.kaliske@tu-dresden.de
49-351-463-34386
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Nature Methods
Watching the ribosome at work
A new statistical method could help to clarify the function of unknown genes. A research team led by Uwe Ohler of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, has adapted and tested a filter method from speech signal processing that makes sequencing data more interpretable.

Contact: Josef Zens
josef.zens@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2118
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Epigenomics
FSG publishes report by Esteller et al. validating new Illumina MethylationEPIC BEadChip
Epigenomics, the MEDLINE-indexed journal published by Future Science Group, is excited to announce the publication of the first study validating the MethylationEPIC BEadChip microarray -- the new and improved DNA methylation array from Illumina (CA, USA). The validation of this array provides the research community with a powerful new method for elucidating the role of the human epigenome in health and disease.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Using network science to help pinpoint source of seizures
The ability to reliably pinpoint the anatomical source of epileptic seizures, different for each patient, remains elusive. One-third of patients do not respond to medication and an alternative can be surgery to locate and remove the small cluster of neurons that act as the seed of an epileptic seizure, unfortunately such surgeries often fail to bring any relief.

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
PLOS

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Journal of Human Evolution
'Virtual fossil' reveals last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals
New digital techniques have allowed researchers to predict structural evolution of the skull in the lineage of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals, in an effort to fill in blanks in the fossil record, and provide the first 3-D rendering of their last common ancestor. The study suggests populations that led to the lineage split were older than previously thought.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
fred.lewsey@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-5566
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Cell Reports
First flu exposure imprints itself on immune system
A person's first infection with the influenza virus likely stimulates the production of key antibodies that then shape later immune responses to different seasonal influenza strains. In a study published Dec. 17 in Cell Reports, Harvard researchers provide insights on how exposure to the flu impacts the immune system, which could be valuable for designing more effective and longer-lasting vaccines.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Aging Cell
Face cream ingredient found to mimic life-extending effects of a calorie restriction diet
A commonly used skin care ingredient is one of several newly identified compounds that can mimic the life-extending effect of a starvation diet, new University of Liverpool research has revealed.

Contact: Nicola Frost
nicola.frost@liverpool.ac.uk
01-517-959-620
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
The Future of Biotech Enterprise
Deep Knowledge Ventures announces new investment fund for life sciences and aging research
Deep Knowledge Ventures announces new London based investment fund for groundbreaking research in life sciences and aging, named Deep Knowledge Life Sciences (DKLS). DKLS aims to create world's most intelligent life-sciences investment fund, which will trigger an exponential revolution in life sciences to benefit all of humanity.

Contact: Charlotte Casebourne
c.casebourne@deepknowledge.life
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
BioScience
A field research network to address looming grain failures
The effects of climate change will continue to alter growing conditions in the Midwest United States, requiring urgent action by researchers to help farmers and other stakeholders adapt their practices. To preserve food security and more efficiently develop climate-change mitigation and adaptation strategies for a major bread basket, researchers propose a large-scale field research network in the Midwest.
Washington University Workshop on Climate Change and Agriculture

Contact: James Verdier
jverdier@aibs.org
205-286-8626
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Immunity
Common signatures predict flu vaccine responses in young and elderly
What factors inhibit strong responses to seasonal flu vaccines in the elderly? Why do anti-flu antibodies last longer after vaccination in some people? Answers are emerging from an Emory University-based systems biology analysis of blood samples from more than 400 volunteers who received seasonal flu vaccines.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Lisa Newbern
lisa.newbern@emory.edu
404-727-7709
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Immunity
Why the flu vaccine is less effective in the elderly
Around this time every year, the flu virus infects up to one-fifth of the US population and kills thousands of people, many of them elderly. A study published by Cell Press on Dec. 15, 2015, in Immunity now explains why the flu vaccine is less effective at protecting older individuals. More broadly, the findings reveal novel molecular signatures that could be used to predict which individuals are most likely to respond positively to vaccination.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 11-Dec-2015
BMC Genomics
New ASU worldwide resource for exploring genes' hidden messages
An international scientific team, led by Arizona State University professor and Biodesign Institute researcher Marco Mangone, has added a new worldwide resource with the first library built for researchers to explore genes' deep and hidden messages. His team has painstakingly put together the first and largest human 3'UTRome library in the world.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-727-0369
Arizona State University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Applied Optics
Human skin detection technology for improved security, search and rescue
Researchers at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) have developed a novel two-dimensional feature space which uses the spectral absorption characteristics of melanin, hemoglobin and water to better characterize human skin.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Current Biology
Surprising diversity of TB strains found in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a hotspot for tuberculosis (TB) infection, ranking third among African countries and eighth in the world for TB burden according to the World Health Organization. But, say researchers in Current Biology who have analyzed the genomes of 66 TB strains, that's most likely not because TB was absent in the country before Europeans made contact. Rather, Europeans may have introduced a new wave of disease spread by more virulent TB strains.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Science
Periodic table of protein complexes
A new 'periodic table' provides a unified way to classify and visualize protein complexes. The study provides insights into evolutionary distribution of different types of existing protein complexes. The table provides a valuable tool for biotechnology and the engineering of novel complexes.
Royal Society, Medical Research Council, Lister Institute for Preventative Medicine, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-012-234-94665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
Mount Sinai researchers develop tool to determine function of MicroRNAs
As microRNA biology has been implicated in everything from the development of cancer to virus infections, a new tool developed by scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai holds tremendous potential to develop new therapies that involve these small regulatory fragments of RNA.

Contact: Sid Dinsay
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Europe injects 3 million euros into three-dimensional genomics
IRB Barcelona is to coordinate a Horizon2020 bioinformatics project that seeks to lay the groundwork for the emerging field of 3-D genomics. 3-D genomics provides information about the structures adopted by folded DNA inside a cell and about how they change over time and in response to alterations in cell environment.
European Union Horizon2020

Contact: Sonia Armengou
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
A gold standard to improve cancer genome analysis
When various labs are investigating cancer genomes, their results can show significant variations, scientists from the International Cancer Genome Consortium found out in an interlaboratory test. The team led by scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and the Spanish National Center for Genome Analysis has now provided a sequencing data record as a 'gold-standard' as well as guidelines for bioinformatic evaluation to create uniform worldwide standards in the search for cancer-relevant mutations.

Contact: Dr. Sibylle Kohlstädt
s.kohlstaedt@dkfz.de
German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)

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