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Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Clearing a path for cancer research
Researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute have developed a new method for studying the targets and effects of cancer drugs using data from discovery mass spectrometry experiments. The study is published in Nature Communications.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Barts Charity, Cancer Research UK

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves and Mary Todd Bergman
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Cell Metabolism
Your stomach bacteria determines which diet is best for weight reduction
New research enables 'tailored' diet advice -- based on our personal gut microbiome -- for persons who want to lose weight and reduce the risk of disease. Systems biologists at Chalmers University of Technology have for the first time successfully identified in detail how some of our most common intestinal bacteria interact during metabolism.
EU-FP7 European Program Metacardis, National Agency of Research (ANR Microobese), foundation cœur et artères.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Human-like nose can sniff out contamination in drinking water
A bioelectronic nose that mimics the human nose can detect traces of bacteria in water by smelling it, without the need for complex equipment and testing. According to a study published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics the technology works by using the smell receptors in the human nose.

Contact: Darren Sugrue

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Frontiers in Nutrition
International researchers say nutrition science must change to meet world food needs
An international team of researchers, including scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, has identified key opportunities in nutrition science to address projected gaps in food availability.

Contact: Tiffany Trent
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genome mining effort discovers 19 new natural products in 4 years
It took a small group of researchers only four years -- a blink of an eye in pharmaceutical terms -- to scour a collection of 10,000 bacterial strains and isolate the genes responsible for making 19 unique, previously unknown phosphonate natural products, researchers report. Each of these products is a potential new drug. One of them has already been identified as an antibiotic.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Services

Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Blood and teeth samples accurately predict a criminal's age
Forensic biomedical scientists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed a test to predict individuals' age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. This test may be particularly useful for the police, as it can help track down criminals or identify human remains.

Contact: Bram Bekaert
KU Leuven

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Nature Methods
Mathematical 'Gingko trees' reveal mutations in single cells that characterize diseases
Scientists at CSHL publish a new interactive analysis program called Gingko that reduces the uncertainty of single-cell analysis and provides a simple way to visualize patterns in copy number mutations across populations of cells. Detailed knowledge of CNVs can point to specific treatment regimens.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Starr Cancer Consortium, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Simons Foundation, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, CSHL Cancer Center, WSBS

Contact: Peter Tarr
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Changing the biological data visualization world
Scientists at TGAC, alongside European partners, have created a cutting-edge, open source community for the lifesciences. BioJavaScript (BioJS) is a free, accessible software library that develops visualization tools for different types of biological data. Data visualization allows researchers to present their data to communicate key scientific hypotheses and concepts to a wider audience. Helping us to understand complex biological systems in relation to improving plant, animal and human health.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
International research project gets high level of funding
Antibodies are protein molecules that are produced by the body to fight pathogens. Their formation basically follows the principle of evolution. The best candidates are selected and optimised further in multiple rounds of competition. Some aspects of antibody formation will be elucidated more closely by a team of researchers from USA, England, Australia and Germany. This work will be coordinated by Professor Michael Meyer-Hermann of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany.
Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Dr. Jan Grabowski
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
How does your microbiome grow?
The reproduction rates of the bacteria in one's gut may be a good indicator of health or disease.

Contact: Yael Edelman
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Translational Research
TGen study identifies potential genes associated with the most common form of liver damage
In a first-of-its-kind exploratory study, the Translational Genomics Research Institute has identified a potential gene associated with the initiation of the most common cause of liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of liver damage. In this study, published in the September edition of Translational Research, TGen scientists sequenced microRNAs from liver biopsies, spelling out their biochemical molecules to identify several potential gene targets associated with NAFLD-related liver damage.
TGen, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Biodiversity Data Journal
The four-letter code: How DNA barcoding can accelerate biodiversity inventories
With unprecedented biodiversity loss occurring, we must determine how many species we share the planet with. This can start in our backyards, but speed is critical. A new study shows how biodiversity inventories can be accelerated with DNA bar-coding and rapid publishing techniques, making it possible to survey a nature reserve in just four months. The final inventory of 3,500 species was written, released and published in the Biodiversity Data Journal in under one week.

Contact: Jeremy R. deWaard
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing
The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Genetic landscape can impact treatment for children with rare, aggressive cancer
For children with rare, aggressive and advanced cancer, precision medicine may help doctors determine their best treatment options, a new study finds. Using information from a patient's entire genome helped suggest personalized treatment options for nearly half of children with cancer, and led to specific treatment changes in a quarter of these patients.
National Institutes of Health, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Good Charity Inc.

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 28-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
Physics meets biology to defeat aging
The scientific team of a new biotech company Gero in collaboration with one of the leading academics in the field of aging Professor Robert J. Shmookler Reis (current world record holder in life extension for model animals -- 10-fold for nematodes) has recently brought new insights into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, around the stability and stress resistance of certain gene regulatory networks. The work has just been published in Scientific Reports.
Gero Limited

Contact: Julia Ogun

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
How the mind sharpens the senses
A study conducted with experienced scholars of Zen-Meditation shows that mental focusing can induce learning mechanisms, similar to physical training.
German Research Foundation, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bernstein Focus State Dependencies of Learning, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Willigis-Jäger Stiftung West-Östliche Weisheit

Contact: Dr. Hubert R. Dinse
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
Scientists reveal cellular clockwork underlying inflammation
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate inflammation -- a discovery that could have important implications for the treatment of allergies, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. The discovery, to be published in the Oct. 6 issue of the journal Structure, explains how two particular proteins, Tollip and Tom1, work together to contribute to the turnover of cell-surface receptor proteins that trigger inflammation.

Contact: John Pastor
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Nature Methods
Algorithm helps identify elusive genes that express like clockwork
An algorithm developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is giving scientists a new way to identify the dynamics of oscillatory genes, which play an essential role in development functions like cell division, circadian rhythms and limb formation.
Morgridge Institute for Research

Contact: Brian Mattmiller
Morgridge Institute for Research

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Plant Journal
Sequencing of barley genome achieves new milestone
Barley, a widely grown cereal grain commonly used to make beer and other alcoholic beverages, possesses a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Now a team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside has reached a new milestone in its work, begun in 2000, on sequencing the barley genome. The researchers have sequenced large portions of the genome that together contain nearly two-thirds of all barley genes.
US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
The Auk
Mimic woodpecker fools competing birds, but genetics expose its true identity
Visual mimicry lets the helmeted woodpecker (Dryocopus galeatus) live on the threatened Atlantic forest turf of two bigger birds -- the lineated Dryocopus lineatus and robust (Campephilus robustus) woodpeckers -- reducing the likelihood of being displaced in an area of foraging.

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Biomedical Optics Express
New blood test for colon cancer improves colonoscopy screening results
Thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy; colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages. Canadian researchers have found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that indicate the presence of precancerous polyps in the colon, a key warning sign for colon cancer.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
The Optical Society

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Why do so many children born with heart defects have trouble in school?
As advances in medicine are giving rise to growing numbers of children who survive severe heart defects, it's emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. The University of Utah School of Medicine was awarded $6.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to identify causes of these disabilities, searching for genetic lesions that affect both the heart and brain. The goal is to be able to predict patient outcomes from genetic data, enabling early intervention.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Kiefer
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Accelerating forage breeding to boost livestock productivity
The Genome Analysis Centre, with partners in the UK, Colombia and Kenya bring together their leading expertise in forage breeding for animal nutrition, cutting-edge genomics and phenomics technologies to accelerate the improvement of Brachiaria, a vital livestock feed crop in central Africa and Latin America.
The British Council, Research Councils UK

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
International research institutes team up to build new schizophrenia collections
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland at the University of Helsinki and The Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute, together with its international partners, are initiating major new sample collections in several regions and countries. The goal is to collect up to 50,000 samples from schizophrenia patients across the globe.

Contact: Aarno Palotie
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Genome Research
From Genome Research: Genome-wide annotation of primary miRNAs reveals novel mechanisms
MicroRNAs are short noncoding RNAs that play critical roles in regulating gene expression in normal physiology and disease. Despite having tightly controlled expression levels, little is known about how miRNAs themselves are regulated because their genes are poorly defined. In a study published online today in Genome Research, researchers devised a strategy for genome-wide annotation of primary miRNA transcripts, providing extensive new annotations in human and mouse, and shedding light on mechanisms of regulation of microRNA gene expression.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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