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Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Stem cells of worms and humans more similar than expected
The transient form of genetic information, the RNA, is processed in a similar manner in the cells of both organisms. These mechanisms seem to be at work throughout the whole animal kingdom. Scientists from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association and their international partners showed this in a genome-wide study on flatworms whose results have now been published in the scientific journal eLife.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Vera Glaßer
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
UTA engineering researcher to develop tools to better analyze complex patient data
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $535,763 Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant to Junzhou Huang, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, to discover a process by which image-omics data can be combined into files that are small enough that current computing technology will allow scientists to better predict how long a patient will live and how best to treat that patient.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 5-Aug-2016
From Sci Fi to reality: Unlocking the secret to growing new limbs
Many lower organisms retain the ability to regenerate tissue after injury. Humans share many genes with these organisms, but our capacity for regeneration is limited. Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory are studying the genetics of these organisms to find out how regenerative mechanisms might be activated in humans. Benjamin L. King and Voot P. Yin have identified common genetic regulators in three regenerative species, suggesting that they have been conserved by nature through evolution.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Stefanie Matteson
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
NIH funds KOMP2 at the Jackson Laboratory
The National Institutes of Health will award a total of $28,305,235 to the Jackson Laboratory over five years to fund phase 2 of the Knockout Mouse Production and Phenotyping Project (KOMP2).
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Alzheimer fibrils at atomic resolution
Elongated fibres (fibrils) of the beta-amyloid protein form the typical senile plaques present in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. A European research team and a team from the United States (Massachussetts Institute of Technology in cooperation with Lund University) have simultaneously succeeded in elucidating the structure of the most disease-relevant beta-amyloid peptide 1-42 fibrils at atomic resolution. This simplifies the targeted search for drugs to treat Alzheimer's dementia.

Contact: Peter Güntert
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
npj Genomic Medicine
Autism Speaks MSSNG study expands understanding of autism's complex genetics
A new study from Autism Speaks' MSSNG program expands understanding of autism's complex causes and may hold clues for the future development of targeted treatments.
Autism Speaks, Autism Speaks Canada, Canadian Institutes for Advanced Research, University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre, Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics Institute, government of Ontario, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Aurelia Grayson
Autism Speaks

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
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
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
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.

Contact: Cristina de Martos
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
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
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
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.

Contact: Saori Obayashi
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
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
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
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Jul-2016
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
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
City College of New York

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

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