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Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
PLOS Genetics
Jujube genome study sheds light on fruit tree's domestication
Researchers at BTI and the Northwest A&F University have sequenced the genome of the dry jujube. They identified the genomic region that underlies the sugar and acid content of the fruits -- a key factor in jujube domestication -- as well as genes involved in fruit texture and breeding compatibility. The genome will serve as a resource for jujube breeding efforts.
National Science and Technology Pillar Program, Government of Shaanxi Province, Ministry of Forestry

Contact: Patricia Waldron
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Overweight affects DNA methylation
The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. This is the result of a large-scale international study coordinated by Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, which has now been published in 'Nature.' The study shows that a high BMI leads to epigenetic changes at nearly 200 loci of the genome -- with effects on gene expression.

Contact: Dr. Harald Grallert
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 21-Dec-2016
Nucleic Acids Research
Researchers reveal the secret code language of bacteria
Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. Understanding this code language will be paramount to developing new antibiotics in the future.

Contact: Ditlev E. Brodersen
Aarhus University

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Dynamic changes, regulatory rewiring occur as Tcells respond to infection
Scientists have used systems biology tools to map out molecular pathways and signaling circuits that come into play when the immune system acts against infections and cancer. Important immune cells, called CD8+ T cells, play a pivotal role in immune response, but their gene regulatory circuits have not been well understood.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Ascenzi
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Studies lead to use of melanin as material for bioelectronic devices
Researchers at São Paulo State University's School of Sciences (FC-UNESP) in Brazil have succeeded in developing a novel route to more rapidly synthesize and to enable the use of melanin, a polymeric compound that pigments the skin, eyes and hair of mammals and is considered one of the most promising materials for use in miniaturized implantable devices such as biosensors.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Cancer Research
Bioinformatics brings to light new combinations of drugs to fight breast cancer
A bioinformatics analysis of pairing 64 drugs used to treat breast cancer allows researchers at IRB Barcelona to identify 10 previously untested combinations with potential to tackle resistance to breast cancer treatment.
European Research Council, Marie Curie Cofund, Generalitat de Catalunya, Ministerio de Ciencia y Competitividad

Contact: Sònia Armengou
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Arctic Inuit, Native American cold adaptations may originate from extinct hominids
In the Arctic, the Inuits have adapted to severe cold and a predominantly seafood diet. Now, a team of scientists led by Fernando Racimo, Rasmus Nielsen et al. have followed up on the first natural selection study in Inuits to trace back the origins of these adaptations. The results provide convincing evidence that the Inuit variant of the TBX15/WARS2 region first came into modern humans from an archaic hominid population, likely related to the Denisovans.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
Huntsman Cancer Institute leads international colorectal study
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah will head an international study to find out how lifestyle and other health factors impact colon and rectal cancer outcomes. HCI was awarded an $8.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead and expand an ongoing project in colon cancer research.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Tonya Papanikolas
University of Utah Health

Public Release: 18-Dec-2016
Scientific Reports
Clownfish adapt for population survival
Identification of candidate pathways in clownfish shows they can control responses to population alterations.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
Quantifying radiation damage in SAXS experiments
Biological small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is an experimental technique that provides low-resolution structural information on macromolecules.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Genome Biology
Spanish scientists sequence the genome of the Iberian lynx, the most endangered felid
Genomic analysis of the Iberian lynx confirms that it is one of the species with the least genetic diversity among individuals, which means that it has little margin for adaptation. The research, which is published today in Genome Biology, opens new pathways of research and conservation. The use of new genomic resources will contribute to optimizing management aimed at preserving the maximum genetic diversity.
Fundación Banco Santander, Fundación CSIC

Contact: Laia Cendrós
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Gene editing takes on new roles
A new combined method may finally give scientists a tool fine enough to probe life's most nuanced .

Contact: yael edelman
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
PLOS Biology
Smart road planning could boost food production while protecting tropical forests
Conservation scientists have used layers of data on biodiversity, climate, transport and crop yields to construct a color-coded mapping system that shows where new road-building projects should go to be most beneficial for food production at the same time as being least destructive to the environment. The authors say their study, publishing on Dec. 15, 2016, in PLOS Biology, is an attempt to explore a more 'conciliatory approach' in the hope of starting fruitful discussions between developers and conservation experts.

Contact: Xu Jianchu

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Molecular Cell
U of T researchers make autism breakthrough
The study demonstrates that a drop in one protein is enough to cause autism. Scientists were able to trigger autistic-like behaviour in mice that were engineered to have lower levels of the nSR100 protein, which had previously been found to be reduced in the brains of patients with ASD.
Canadian Institute for Health and Research, European Research Council Starting Grant

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
University of Toronto

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
TGen joins with Banner Health to study sports-related brain injuries
Banner Health and the Translational Genomics Research Institute today announced a partnership to find a quicker and more accurate way of diagnosing concussions. Specifically, Banner and TGen will obtain bio-samples from as many as 100 volunteer patients in an effort to find a biomarker -- a genetic signature -- that can definitively indicate when a patient has suffered a concussion, and when they have recovered.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
NIH awards aim to understand molecular changes during physical activity
The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announced today the first awards for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program, which will allow researchers to develop a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity.
National Institutes of Health, NIH Common Fund

Contact: Edmond Byrnes
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Mutations acquired trans-Pacific may be key to changes in Zika severity
Though Zika has been known for 70 years, in many ways the virus is still poorly understood. A new phylogenetic and geographic analysis of Zika's collected genetic sequences provides the most complete study of the virus's history to date. The analysis reveals indications of a surprisingly complex global background including an under-recorded ancestry in Asia. Further, the analysis identifies specific mutations in the Pacific transit that suggest possible explanations for Zika's recent virulence.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: James Hathaway
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Forming a second line of plant defense -- capturing disease-resistant DNA
Scientists have developed a new improved method for capturing longer DNA fragments, doubling the size up to 7,000 DNA bases that can be analyzed for novel genes which provide plants with immunity to disease.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
New study seeks to use human serum to detect heart attacks
A new study, led by Professor Jaesung Jang at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, has developed a new sensor for early detection of heart attack in humans.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean Ministry of Education, 2016 Research Fund of UNIST

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
EMBO Installation Grants to support 10 researchers in establishing laboratories
Ten life scientists have been awarded EMBO Installation Grants to set up independent research laboratories in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists use 'molecular-Lego' to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level
Western researchers have demonstrated that adding the creation of a new enzyme called TevCas9 to the gene-editing tool, CRISPR, cuts the DNA in two places instead of one. This makes it more efficient and potentially more specific in targeting genes.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Crystal Mackay
519-661-2111 x80387
University of Western Ontario

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Queen's researchers receive funding to track impact of climate change on polar bears
Queen's University researchers Stephen C. Lougheed, Peter Van Coeverden de Groot and Graham Whitelaw have been awarded $9.5 million in total partner cash and in-kind contributions -- including $2.4 million from Genome Canada's Large-Scale Applied Research Project competition -- to monitor impacts of environmental change on polar bears. The project, entitled BEARWATCH, will combine leading-edge genomics and Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to develop a non-invasive means of tracking polar bear response to climate change.
Genome Canada

Contact: Chris Armes
613-533-6000 x77513
Queen's University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
JCI Insight
Scientists unlock genetic code of diseased lung cells to find new treatments for IPF
Researchers cracked the complete genetic code of individual cells in healthy and diseased human lung tissues to find potential new molecular targets for diagnosing and treating the lethal lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). A team of scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, publish their findings Dec. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insights (JCI Insights).

Contact: Nick Miller
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Genome Biology
Tracking breast cancer cell genetics reveals longer potential treatment window
Breast cancer cells break away and spread to other parts of the body relatively late on in breast tumor development, an international team of scientists has shown. The research, jointly led by Dr. Peter Van Loo at the Francis Crick Institute, could help refine cancer therapy and is published in the journal Genome Biology.
K G Jebsen Centre for Breast Cancer Research in Norway, Research Council of Norway, Norwegian Cancer Society, South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, Research Foundation - Flanders, Foundation against Cancer in Belgium, KU Leuven

Contact: Francis Crick Institute Press Office
The Francis Crick Institute

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
International Union of Crystallography Journal
Why keep the raw data?
The increasingly popular subject of raw diffraction data deposition is examined in a Topical Review in IUCrJ.

Contact: Dr. Jonathan K. Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

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