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Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
BioUnify COST Grant proposal brings EU biodiversity scientists and their data together
Mobilisation, coordination and cooperation are among the pillars of the Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (BioUnify) project, described in a Grant proposal, submitted to the COST Association and published in the open-access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO). Both short- and long-term plans are clearly set to bring together the biodiversity informatics community and simultaneously synthesise the available data from across the relevant disciplines. The outcomes are to eventually translate into efficient global biodiversity policy.

Contact: Dr. Dimitrios Koureas
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Harmful mutations have accumulated during early human migrations out of Africa
The further a population moves away from its place of origin, the more harmful mutations it will carry. This is the result of a study conducted by Laurent Excoffier, Group leader at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Professor at the University of Bern, and his team, as part of an international collaboration led by Brenna Henn from Stony Brook University and Carlos Bustamante from Stanford University.

Contact: Laurent Excoffier
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Scientists propose an algorithm to study DNA faster and more accurately
The new development combines the advantages of the most advanced tools for working with genomic data. The new method will enable scientists to analyze DNA sequences faster and more accurately and identify the full set of genes in a genome.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Nature Plants
Researchers uncover core set of genes for plant-fungal symbiosis
Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute identified a group of genes necessary for plants to form beneficial relationships with nutrient-bearing soil fungi. They compared the genomes of plants that form these symbiotic relationships to those that don't. A better understanding of the genetic basis of the symbiosis may one day yield better crop plants that require less fertilizer input.
National Science Foundation, Triad Foundation

Contact: Patricia Waldron
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Nature Genetics
Laws of nature predict cancer evolution
The spread of mutations through a cancer follows natural laws -- and is therefore theoretically predictable, just as we can predict the movement of celestial bodies or the weather, a study shows. This intriguing research raises the possibility that doctors could take clinical decisions on how an individual patient's cancer will change, and what treatments should be used, by applying mathematical formulas to tumor biopsies.
Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council

Contact: Henry French
Institute of Cancer Research

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
bioRxiv preprints can now be submitted directly to leading research journals
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory today announced that authors of manuscripts posted on its preprint server bioRxiv can now submit their papers directly to several leading research journals, avoiding the need for reloading files and re-entering information at the journal's website.

Contact: John Inglis
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
PLOS Biology
Genetic 'paint box' shuffled between butterfly species to create new wing patterns
Research finds independent genetic switches control different splotches of color and pattern on Heliconius butterfly wings, and that these switches have been shared between species over millions of years, becoming 'jumbled up' to create new and diverse wing displays.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Molecular Cancer Research
TGen study targets SGEF protein in treating glioblastoma brain tumors
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a protein called SGEF that promotes the survival of glioblastoma tumor cells and helps the cancer invade brain tissue. TGen researchers identified SGEF as a target for new brain cancer therapies in a study published today by Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research.
National Institutes of Health, ARCS Foundation Eller Scholarship and Science Foundation Arizona Fellowship, The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
MDC's CIO Alf Wachsmann gets DDN Pioneer Award
Dr. Alf Wachsmann, Chief Information Officer at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, was awarded the 'DDN Pioneer Award 2015.' With this prize, the US-based company DDN distinguishes individuals, groups, or institutions 'who are embracing leading-edge high performance computing technologies to shatter long-standing technical limits and to accelerate business results and scientific insights.'

Contact: Josef Zens
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
New book highlights research in emerging field of video bioinformatics
The first book to review the emerging interdisciplinary field of video bioinformatics was published in December by Springer. Titled 'Video Bioinformatics: From Live Imaging to Knowledge,' the book was edited by Bir Bhanu, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Riverside, and Prue Talbot, professor of cell biology and director of the Stem Cell Center and Core at UCR.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Genome Research
Innate immune defenses triggered by unsuspected mechanism
A previously unsuspected mechanism is activated in the presence of pathogens after only a few hours: the activation of thousand of genes in the cells of the innate immune system and the triggering of its immune defenses.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Human Frontiers Science Program, Canadian Research Chairs Program

Contact: Julie Gazaille
University of Montreal

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
PhD Project Plan published to invite community feedback early on
Development and implementation of novel methods for publication, visualization and dissemination of the constantly growing biodiversity and genomic data are the main objective of the first PhD Project Plan available from the open-access Research Ideas and Outcomes journal. Founded on the principles of open science, the project addresses digitally born scholarly papers and digitized data, aiming to make them more accessible and citable, and the results more reproducible.

Contact: Viktor Senderov
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Genetics
International study reveals genetic associations that influence adult onset glaucoma
Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have led an international effort to identify three genetic associations that influence susceptibility to primary open angle glaucoma -- the most common form of adult onset glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Biotech Showcase
InSilico Medicine presents advances in deep learning for drug discovery and aging research
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 5:15 p.m. US ET, InSilico Medicine will present an update on recent advances in applying signaling pathway activation analysis and deep learning to drug discovery and drug repurposing for age-related diseases at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco.

Contact: Qingsong Zhu
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Methods
Linking gene expression and DNA methylation in single cells
A new single-cell genomics protocol allows researchers to study links between DNA modifications (methylation) and the activity of a gene. The method is the first to enable parallel profiling of the transcriptome and epigenome of a single cell. The researchers used the method to reveal new epigenome-transcriptome associations relevant to the regulation of pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells; The method is potentially transformative for epigenetics research, as it reveals unprecedented detail of the epigenetic control of genes.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Wellcome Trust, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Medical Research Council, European Commission

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Milestone resource in wheat research now available for download
Leading on from The Genome Analysis Centre's previous announcement of their new bread wheat genome assembly, the landmark resource is now publically available to download at the European Bioinformatics Institute's Ensembl database for full analysis.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
From Sherborn to ZooBank: Moving to the interconnected digital nomenclature of the future
Names are our primary framework for organizing information. But how do we tie scientific names to a foundation so they provide stability and repeatability to fluid conceptual topics such as taxonomies? In the late 19th century, the 'Father of Biodiversity Informatics', Charles Davies Sherborn, provided the bibliographic foundation for current zoological nomenclature with Index Animalium. This special volume of the Open Access journal ZooKeys celebrates Sherborn, his contributions, context and the future of biodiversity informatics.

Contact: Ellinor Michel
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Bug eyes: Tiny 3-D glasses confirm insect 3-D vision
Miniature glasses have proved that mantises use 3-D vision -- providing a new model to improve visual perception in robots.
Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Karen Bidewell
Newcastle University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
With the right algorithms: Optimizing cell cycle analysis
Scientists of the the Helmholtz Zentrum München have found a new approach improving the identification of cell cycle phases using imaging flow cytometry data. They could avoid the use of stains by applying algorithms from machmachine learning. With the help of an imaging software they extracted hundreds of features from bright field and dark field images. Using this data they could generate algorithms that can sort the cells digitally.

Contact: Thomas Blasi
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
CNIO finds a possible new pharmacological target for one of the most important and elusive oncogenes
MYC is altered in more than half of human cancers, and it is often associated with very aggressive tumors. Researchers have identified a second gene, called BPTF, that has an important role in the chain of molecular events that allow MYC to function, therefore revealing itself as a possible new therapeutic target.

Contact: Vanessa Pombo
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Mental synthesis experiment could teach us more about our imagination
While there is general consensus that the ability to imagine a never-before-seen object or concept is a unique human trait, we know little about the neurological mechanism behind it. Neuroscientist Dr. Andrey Vyshedskiy proposes a straightforward, yet challenging experiment to test whether imagining such a novel object involves the synchronization of groups of neurons, a process that he calls 'mental synthesis.' His research idea is published in the open-access Research Idea and Outcomes Journal.

Contact: Andrey Vyshedskiy
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 29-Dec-2015
High-throughput evaluation of synthetic metabolic pathways
A central challenge in the field of metabolic engineering is the efficient identification of a metabolic pathway genotype that maximizes specific productivity over a robust range of process conditions. A review from researchers at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., covers the challenges of optimizing specific productivity of metabolic pathways in cells and new advances in pathway creation and screening.

Contact: Philly Lim
World Scientific

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
UTA engineer developing more precise lung cancer imaging, radiation results
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Washington are working on a solution and have developed a new, personalized respiratory-motion system that uses mathematical modeling to capture images of a patient's lung when it is depressed -- offering a clearer, more precise image of the tumor to be destroyed.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Mapping cancer's 'social networks' opens new approaches to treatment
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have designed a computer model that applies techniques used to analyze social networks to identify new ways of treating cancer, according to research published in PLOS Computational Biology today.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Emily Head
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
Cell Systems
This computer program can find new chemical combos to kill pathogenic yeast
The drugs of tomorrow may be discovered by computers. A proof-of-concept study published Dec. 23 in Cell Systems demonstrates that with the right input of data about infectious yeast, a machine algorithm can learn to identify combinations of existing and previously unknown compounds that can work as antifungal agents. While the method needs to be perfected, it's a new approach to combat infectious disease and identify combinations of agents that might help overcome drug resistance.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

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