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Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Better therapies due to computer models
The heart as a simulation: in a new project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft scientists of TU Dresden explore the computational modeling of the human heart. They hope to gain a better understanding of its complex operation and thus better treatments for cardiac patients. The computer simulations are going to be developed at the Institute for Structural Analysis headed by Professor Michael Kaliske.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Michael Kaliske
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Nature Methods
Watching the ribosome at work
A new statistical method could help to clarify the function of unknown genes. A research team led by Uwe Ohler of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, has adapted and tested a filter method from speech signal processing that makes sequencing data more interpretable.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
FSG publishes report by Esteller et al. validating new Illumina MethylationEPIC BEadChip
Epigenomics, the MEDLINE-indexed journal published by Future Science Group, is excited to announce the publication of the first study validating the MethylationEPIC BEadChip microarray -- the new and improved DNA methylation array from Illumina (CA, USA). The validation of this array provides the research community with a powerful new method for elucidating the role of the human epigenome in health and disease.

Contact: Leela Ripton
Future Science Group

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Using network science to help pinpoint source of seizures
The ability to reliably pinpoint the anatomical source of epileptic seizures, different for each patient, remains elusive. One-third of patients do not respond to medication and an alternative can be surgery to locate and remove the small cluster of neurons that act as the seed of an epileptic seizure, unfortunately such surgeries often fail to bring any relief.

Contact: Evan Lerner

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Journal of Human Evolution
'Virtual fossil' reveals last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals
New digital techniques have allowed researchers to predict structural evolution of the skull in the lineage of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals, in an effort to fill in blanks in the fossil record, and provide the first 3-D rendering of their last common ancestor. The study suggests populations that led to the lineage split were older than previously thought.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Cell Reports
First flu exposure imprints itself on immune system
A person's first infection with the influenza virus likely stimulates the production of key antibodies that then shape later immune responses to different seasonal influenza strains. In a study published Dec. 17 in Cell Reports, Harvard researchers provide insights on how exposure to the flu impacts the immune system, which could be valuable for designing more effective and longer-lasting vaccines.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Aging Cell
Face cream ingredient found to mimic life-extending effects of a calorie restriction diet
A commonly used skin care ingredient is one of several newly identified compounds that can mimic the life-extending effect of a starvation diet, new University of Liverpool research has revealed.

Contact: Nicola Frost
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
The Future of Biotech Enterprise
Deep Knowledge Ventures announces new investment fund for life sciences and aging research
Deep Knowledge Ventures announces new London based investment fund for groundbreaking research in life sciences and aging, named Deep Knowledge Life Sciences (DKLS). DKLS aims to create world's most intelligent life-sciences investment fund, which will trigger an exponential revolution in life sciences to benefit all of humanity.

Contact: Charlotte Casebourne
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
A field research network to address looming grain failures
The effects of climate change will continue to alter growing conditions in the Midwest United States, requiring urgent action by researchers to help farmers and other stakeholders adapt their practices. To preserve food security and more efficiently develop climate-change mitigation and adaptation strategies for a major bread basket, researchers propose a large-scale field research network in the Midwest.
Washington University Workshop on Climate Change and Agriculture

Contact: James Verdier
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Common signatures predict flu vaccine responses in young and elderly
What factors inhibit strong responses to seasonal flu vaccines in the elderly? Why do anti-flu antibodies last longer after vaccination in some people? Answers are emerging from an Emory University-based systems biology analysis of blood samples from more than 400 volunteers who received seasonal flu vaccines.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Lisa Newbern
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Why the flu vaccine is less effective in the elderly
Around this time every year, the flu virus infects up to one-fifth of the US population and kills thousands of people, many of them elderly. A study published by Cell Press on Dec. 15, 2015, in Immunity now explains why the flu vaccine is less effective at protecting older individuals. More broadly, the findings reveal novel molecular signatures that could be used to predict which individuals are most likely to respond positively to vaccination.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 11-Dec-2015
BMC Genomics
New ASU worldwide resource for exploring genes' hidden messages
An international scientific team, led by Arizona State University professor and Biodesign Institute researcher Marco Mangone, has added a new worldwide resource with the first library built for researchers to explore genes' deep and hidden messages. His team has painstakingly put together the first and largest human 3'UTRome library in the world.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Arizona State University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Applied Optics
Human skin detection technology for improved security, search and rescue
Researchers at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) have developed a novel two-dimensional feature space which uses the spectral absorption characteristics of melanin, hemoglobin and water to better characterize human skin.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
The Optical Society

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Current Biology
Surprising diversity of TB strains found in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a hotspot for tuberculosis (TB) infection, ranking third among African countries and eighth in the world for TB burden according to the World Health Organization. But, say researchers in Current Biology who have analyzed the genomes of 66 TB strains, that's most likely not because TB was absent in the country before Europeans made contact. Rather, Europeans may have introduced a new wave of disease spread by more virulent TB strains.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Periodic table of protein complexes
A new 'periodic table' provides a unified way to classify and visualize protein complexes. The study provides insights into evolutionary distribution of different types of existing protein complexes. The table provides a valuable tool for biotechnology and the engineering of novel complexes.
Royal Society, Medical Research Council, Lister Institute for Preventative Medicine, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
Mount Sinai researchers develop tool to determine function of MicroRNAs
As microRNA biology has been implicated in everything from the development of cancer to virus infections, a new tool developed by scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai holds tremendous potential to develop new therapies that involve these small regulatory fragments of RNA.

Contact: Sid Dinsay
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Europe injects 3 million euros into three-dimensional genomics
IRB Barcelona is to coordinate a Horizon2020 bioinformatics project that seeks to lay the groundwork for the emerging field of 3-D genomics. 3-D genomics provides information about the structures adopted by folded DNA inside a cell and about how they change over time and in response to alterations in cell environment.
European Union Horizon2020

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
A gold standard to improve cancer genome analysis
When various labs are investigating cancer genomes, their results can show significant variations, scientists from the International Cancer Genome Consortium found out in an interlaboratory test. The team led by scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and the Spanish National Center for Genome Analysis has now provided a sequencing data record as a 'gold-standard' as well as guidelines for bioinformatic evaluation to create uniform worldwide standards in the search for cancer-relevant mutations.

Contact: Dr. Sibylle Kohlstädt
German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
The first M&A in aging bioinformatics
Insilico Medicine will integrate certain data assets and staff of InSilicoScreen, a Brussels-based Belgian bioinformatics company that focuses on dynamic signaling pathway modelling and scalable molecular simulations with the goal of slowing down or reducing aging. Dr. Quentin Vanhaelen, CEO of Insilico Screen, will join Insilico Medicine as the head of synthetic human team.

Contact: Qingsong Zhu
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
Building the foundations for cancer genomic analysis for research and clinical diagnostics
A study published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications revealed a high degree of heterogeneity in how cancer genome sequencing is done at different institutions across the globe. This result lays the foundation for the coming era of cancer genomics by creating guidelines and providing new tools for achieving higher quality data, for better diagnosis and precision medicine.

Contact: Christopher Needles
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 8-Dec-2015
The ISME Journal
Cooperating bacteria isolate cheaters
Bacteria, which reciprocally exchange amino acids, stabilize their partnership on two-dimensional surfaces and limit the access of non-cooperating bacteria to exchanged nutrients. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, have shown that bacteria, which do not contribute to metabolite production, are excluded from the cooperative benefits. The researchers demonstrated that cooperative cross-feeders that grow on two-dimensional surfaces are protected from being exploited by non-cooperating bacteria.
Volkswagen Foundation, Jena School of Microbial Communication, Max Planck Society

Contact: Dr. Christian Kost
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

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

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
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
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
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

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