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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

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
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
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
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
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
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
Novogene Corporation

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
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
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
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
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
Austrian Research Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
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
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
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
University of Washington

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
'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
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
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
Universidad Carlos III de 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
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
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
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
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
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Scientists publish unique genomic discoveries with single molecule, real-time sequencing
An analysis results in greater understanding of important biological traits related to crop drought tolerance.

Contact: Melanie Bernds
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
The Genome Analysis Centre announces an important milestone in wheat research
A more complete and accurate wheat genome assembly is being made available to researchers, by The Genome Analysis Centre on Nov. 12, 2015. This landmark resource builds on international efforts in this area and will help wheat breeders accelerate their crop improvement programs and researchers to discover genes for key traits such as yield, nutrient use and bread making quality. As wheat is one of the world's most vital crops, the new genomics resources will help secure future food supplies.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
Digging deeper into DNA: An efficient method to sequence chloroplast genomes
A new bioinformatics strategy provides a time- and cost-efficient method to assemble a chloroplast genome using whole-genome sequencing. In a new study published in Applications in Plant Sciences, researchers extracted whole-genome sequence data from red rice and produced a complete chloroplast genome. This new method can facilitate evolutionary studies and offer a deep look at important plant processes linked to today's changing environment, such as the impacts of excessive heat and drought on photosynthetic productivity.
Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

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