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Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Science
Mount Sinai research collaboration identifies genes responsible for CMD risk
In a study being published in the Aug. 19 issue of Science, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in collaboration with scientists from Tartu University Hospital in Estonia, the Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden, and AstraZeneca, have identified a profound new level of complexity and interaction among genes within specific tissues responsible for mediating the inherited risk for cardiometabolic diseases, including processes that lead to heart attack and stroke.

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Journal of Water and Health
Fluoride consumption linked to diabetes using mathematical models
A recent study published in the Journal of Water and Health examined links between water fluoridation and diabetes.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Marc Kaplan
mxk815@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Tulane professor receives grant to improve stem cell survival
Kim O'Connor, a professor in Tulane University's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a three-year $599,638 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ways to improve the survival of mesenchymal stem cells once they are implanted in patients.  
National Science Foundation

Contact: Roger Dunaway
roger@tulane.edu
504-862-8240
Tulane University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Nature
Unveiled: Earth's viral diversity
Plumbing the Earth's microbial diversity requires learning more about the poorly-studied relationships between microbes and the viruses that infect them, impacting their abilities to regulate global cycles. DOE JGI researchers utilized the largest collection of assembled metagenomic datasets to uncover over 125,000 partial and complete viral genomes. This single effort increases the number of known viral genes by a factor of 16, and provides researchers with a unique resource of viral sequence information.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Soybean science blooms with supercomputers
Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB) project finds and shares comprehensive genetic and genomic soybean data through support of NSF-sponsored XSEDE high performance computing. SoyKB helps scientists improve soybean traits. XSEDE Stampede supercomputer 370,000 core hour allocation used in resequencing of over 1,000 soybean germplasm lines. XSEDE ECSS established Pegasus workflow that optimized SoyKB for supercomputers. SoyKB migrated workflow to XSEDE Wrangler data intensive supercomputer. Scientific cloud environment Jetstream of XSEDE broadened user base.
National Science Foundation, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, United Soybean Board, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jorge Salazar
jorge@tacc.utexas.edu
512-471-3980
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Expanding the stable of workhorse yeasts
Yeasts are physically hard to distinguish, and it is easy to think they are all the same. Metabolically, genetically and biochemically, however, yeasts are highly diverse. So far industry has only harnessed a fraction of the diversity available for biotechnological applications, including biofuel production. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers aims to help boost the use of a wider range of yeasts.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Financial analytics technology tackles 'Big Data' crop research at biotech leader
Kx System, US, has been chosen by Earlham Institute, UK, as their technology partner for a new project which will revolutionize research into bioinformatics and promote a sustainable bioeconomy.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@earlham.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
Cladistics
Bug collecting
Entomologist Katja Seltmann joins a team of researchers in mapping North American groups of plant-feeding insects.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Crown gall disease: A tumor home to a varied bacterial community
At present, an early diagnosis of the tumor-like crown gall disease affecting grapevines seems out of reach. Two researchers have taken a closer look at the tumors and found a very special environment.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Universitätsbund Würzburg

Contact: Dr. Rosalia Deeken
deeken@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-9203
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
Optica
New approach doubles 3-D resolution of fluorescence microscopy
Researchers have developed a new fluorescence microscopy approach that significantly improves image resolution by acquiring three views of a sample at the same time. Their new method is particularly useful for watching the dynamics of biological processes, which can provide insights into how healthy cells work and what goes wrong when diseases occur.

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

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
'For distinguished service to the profession'
UCSB professor Linda Petzold receives recognition from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers have developed a new class of artificial proteins
In the journal, Nature Communications, a team of Danish researchers reports that they have developed a new class of artificial proteins. In the long term, the results could lead to better treatment of cancer and diabetes.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
eLife
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
vera.glasser@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2120
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
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 5-Aug-2016
PLOS ONE
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
smatteso@mdibl.org
207-288-9880
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
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
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
guentert@em.uni-frankfurt.de
49-697-982-9621
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
aurelia.grayson@autismspeaks.org
646-385-8531
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
press@cell.com
617-397-2802
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
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
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
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
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.
BLUEPRINT Project

Contact: Cristina de Martos
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-638-147-622
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
lianpin.koh@adelaide.edu.au
61-411-524-853
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
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
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
woolwinh@musc.edu
843-792-7669
Medical University of South Carolina

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