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Public Release: 8-Dec-2015
Nine scientists receive EMBO Installation Grants
EMBO announces the selection of nine scientists as recipients of the 2015 Installation Grants. The grants will help the scientists to relocate and set up laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.

Contact: Yvonne Kaul
kaul@embo.org
49-622-188-91111
EMBO

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
New $4.4 million research project targets obesity
A deeper understanding of the causes of obesity, and improved treatments for obesity and many of its related health problems, are among the goals of a new $4.4 million, four-year research grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to a team of scientists from Geisinger Health System, Penn State University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Nature Climate Change
Climate change governs a crop pest, even when populations are far-flung
Research appearing today in Nature Climate Change shows how large-scale climatic changes drive a coordinated rise and fall of numbers of aphids across Great Britain, even when individual aphid populations in that nation are separated by great distance.
UK Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation, University of Kansas

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Target Validation Using Genomics and Informatics
Target Validation platform launches
-CTTV Target Validation Platform provides evidence for over 21,800 therapeutic targets, spanning more than 8800 diseases and phenotypes. The new web interface, launched by GSK, EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, will help scientists from academia and the pharmaceutical industry identify and prioritise evidence-based relationships between targets and diseases. Based on user-experience research, the comprehensive, intuitive resource makes it easy to combine new experimental data with public databases and pipelines.

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
44-012-234-94665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Journal of Immunology
Suspect cells not guilty after all in late-stage lupus
Biomedical researchers have suspected that a specific set of immune cells are responsible for causing disease in late-stage lupus patients, but until now they haven't known for sure. An immunologist has found that these cells do not, in fact, contribute to late-stage lupus in mice.

Contact: Michael Sutphin
msutphin@vt.edu
540-231-6716
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Nature Genetics
Researchers find repetitive DNA provides a hidden layer of functional information
In the first study to run a genome-wide analysis of Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) in gene expression, a large team of computational geneticists led by investigators from Columbia Engineering and the New York Genome Center have shown that STRs, thought to be just neutral, or 'junk,' actually play an important role in regulating gene expression. The work uncovers a new class of genetic variants that modulate gene expression.
National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Health, Boroughs Wellcome Foundation, March of Dimes

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
American Epilepsy Society's 69th Annual Meeting
New personal monitoring devices for epilepsy may offer alternatives to inpatient video EEG
Uncontrolled epilepsy often requires a series of trials and errors to identify effective drug combinations. Continuous, long-term EEG data could streamline this process by revealing the full picture of a patient's seizure activity. Three personal monitoring devices unveiled at the American Epilepsy Society's Annual Meeting offer biometric recording technology that could allow patients to monitor clinical and subclinical seizure activity in the everyday home environment and get advance warning before a seizure strikes.

Contact: Natalie Judd
natalie@bigvoicecomm.com
203-605-9515
American Epilepsy Society

Public Release: 6-Dec-2015
American Epilepsy Society's 69th Annual Meeting
Emerging technologies help advance the understanding, detection and control of epilepsy
A smartphone-induced EEG waveform and an intelligent algorithm for seizure detection are among the emerging technologies to be unveiled at the American Epilepsy Society's 69th Annual Meeting. Four innovative studies presented at the meeting promise to reshape current paradigms for seizure detection and epilepsy management.

Contact: Natalie Judd
natalie@bigvoicecomm.com
20-360-590-515
American Epilepsy Society

Public Release: 4-Dec-2015
American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
New leads in the struggle against a formidable leukemia
Beat AML initiative, led by the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, presents new research findings at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

Contact: Amanda Gibbs
gibbam@ohsu.edu
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 3-Dec-2015
Novogene and International Center for Tropical Agriculture to construct pan-genome of cassava
Novogene, a leading genomics solution provider with the largest Illumina-based sequencing capacity in China, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, a global agricultural research and development organization and custodian of the world's largest cassava gene bank, are partnering to construct a pan-genome of cassava (Manihot esculenta) and one of its closest wild relatives (M. e. peruviana).

Contact: Joyce Peng
joyce.peng@novogene.com
626-222-5584
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
PLOS ONE
RNA mystery solved in triple negative breast cancer
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have discovered why conventional efforts to block a tiny strand of ribonucleic acid, called microRNA, in triple negative breast cancer cells failed.

Contact: Colleen A Cordaro
colleen.cordaro@jefferson.edu
215-955-2238
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Red clover genome to help restore sustainable farming
The Genome Analysis Centre in collaboration with IBERS, has sequenced and assembled the DNA of red clover to help breeders improve the beneficial traits of this important forage crop. The genome is published in Scientific Reports, a journal from the Nature publishing group.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Launch of the NBDC RDF portal website
In the field of life sciences, various data formats and terminologies have hindered integrative utilization of multiple databases. A portal site which provides various life science databases all in RDF format, which can readily facilitate data integration, is launched for the first time in Japan. This website is expected to aid in promoting multidisciplinary research and to contribute to the advancement of medical applications, such as personalized medicine.

Contact: Mari Minowa
public_relations@dbcls.rois.ac.jp
81-471-355-508
Research Organization of Information and Systems

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Current Biotechnology
Plant defense as a biotech tool
Against voracious beetles or caterpillars plants protect themselves with cyanide. Certain enzymes release the toxic substance when the plant is chewed. These HNL-called enzymes are also important for industry. acib found a new biocatalyst in a fern which outshines all other HNL-type enzymes on the market.
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Standortagentur Tirol, Styrian Business Promotion Agency, and others

Contact: Thomas Stanzer
thomas.stanze@acib.at
Austrian Research Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Cell
Blood sugar levels in response to foods are highly individual
The largest study of its kind supports the need for personalized dietary recommendations.

Contact: Yael Edelman
yael.edelman@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Science Advances
Half of all Amazonian tree species may be globally threatened
The study also suggests that Amazonian parks, reserves, and indigenous territories, if properly managed, will protect most of the threatened species. The findings were announced by a research team comprising 158 researchers from 21 countries, led by Hans ter Steege of Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and Nigel Pitman of the Field Museum in Chicago, USA.

Contact: Astrid Kromhout
astrid.kromhout@naturalis.nl
31-635-112-999
Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
PLOS Genetics
Sequencing algae's genome may aid biofuel production
University of Washington scientists have sequenced the complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production.
United States Department of Energy, Washington Sea Grant, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Cell
'Healthy' foods differ by individual
Ever wonder why that diet didn't work? An Israeli study tracking the blood sugar levels of 800 people over a week suggests that even if we all ate the same meal, how it's metabolized would differ from one person to another. The findings, published Nov. 19 in Cell, demonstrate the power of personalized nutrition in helping people identify which foods can help or hinder their health goals.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
ICGC brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud
The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) announced today that 1,200 encrypted cancer whole genome sequences are now securely available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud for access by cancer researchers worldwide.

Contact: Christopher Needles
christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca
416-673-8505
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
New advanced computing systems
Scientists at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are studying how to improve the development of advanced computing systems to create faster software under the auspices of RePhrase, a new research project from the European Union Horizon 2020 program. These new techniques will make it possible to improve applications such as industrial manufacturing processes and railway traffic monitoring, as well as the diagnosis of mental illnesses.

Contact: Francisco Javier Alonso
medios@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Nature Methods
IRB Barcelona develops an advanced method and the first platform of DNA simulations
Today the group has published a new model in Nature Methods. Developed in collaboration with the Barcelona SuperComputing Center and laboratories in England and the US, this model allows atomic-level simulations of DNA dynamics and, to the great satisfaction of the researchers, 'with extraordinary accuracy' -- an achievement that has taken five years of work and the testing of more than 100 DNA systems.
European Research Council

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
International team launches community competition to understand tumor origins and evolution
An open challenge that merges the efforts of the world's largest cancer genome sequencing consortia, the International Cancer Genome Consortium and the Cancer Genome Atlas with those of Sage Bionetworks and DREAM.

Contact: Christopher Needles
christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca
416-673-8505
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Current Biology
Mistaken identities of tropical plants raise questions on biodiversity data
The primary way that researchers know anything about the distribution of species in the natural world is via the specimen collections housed in museums all around the world. As a result, tremendous effort is being put into uploading data on those collections into free and accessible databases. But researchers reporting in Current Biology on Nov. 16 have uncovered a big problem: mistaken identities in those collections are incredibly common, at least among tropical plants.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 13-Nov-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations
To uncover what plants honey bees rely on, researchers are applying DNA metabarcoding to pollen analysis. A new method, published in Applications in Plant Sciences, uses three loci (ITS2, matK, and irbcL) to characterize pollen samples collected by honey bees. This multi-locus metabarcoding approach could serve as a valuable tool for research on the native bee species that comprise local bee communities, and teach us how to enhance landscapes to sustain robust honey bee populations.
Pollinator Partnership Corn Dust Research Consortium, Ohio State University-Newark

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
The rise of do-it-yourself biology: A look at the Baltimore Underground Science Space
In a new documnentary, the Synthetic Biology Project explores the growth of do-it-yourself biology (DIYbio) as seen through the BUGSS community lab in Baltimore, Md.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
aaron.lovell@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4320
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

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