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Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Nature Protocols
Accelerating genome analysis
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore and the Bioinformatics Institute, have developed SIFT 4G (SIFT for Genomes) -- a software that can lead to faster genome analysis. This development was published in the scientific journal Nature Protocols.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Croatian Science Foundation

Contact: Joyce Ang
Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
Nature Genetics
New mathematical model explains variability in mutation rates across the human genome
Researchers developed a mathematical model to estimate the rates of mutation as a function of the nearby sequences of DNA 'letters' -- called nucleotides. This new model not only provides clues into the process of mutation, but also helps discover possible genetic risk factors that influence complex human diseases, such as autism spectrum disorder.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, American Heart Association, W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
BMC Biology
Immunity gene fusions uncovered in plants
Dr. Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at The Genome Analysis Centre and Fellow at the Sainsbury Laboratory in collaboration with her TSL colleagues, Professor Jonathan Jones and Dr. Panagiotis Sarris, have surveyed immune genes across flowering plants to uncover the molecular 'traps' that plants use to detect pathogens.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 18-Feb-2016
Cell Systems
Why do we still have mitochondrial DNA?
The mitochondrion isn't the bacterium it was in its prime, say two billion years ago. Since getting consumed by our common single-celled ancestor the 'energy powerhouse' organelle has lost most of its 2,000+ genes, likely to the nucleus. There are still a handful left -- depending on the organism -- but the question is why. One explanation, presented Feb. 18 in Cell Systems, is that these genes are too important to encode inside of the nucleus.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fluorescent biosensors light up high-throughput metabolic engineering
Synthetic biologists are learning to turn microbes and unicellular organisms into highly productive factories by re-engineering their metabolism to produce valued commodities such as fine chemicals, therapeutics and biofuels. To speed up identification of the most efficient producers, researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering describe new approaches to this process and demonstrate how genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors can enable the generation and testing of billions of individual variants of a metabolic pathway in record time.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
DNA evidence shows that salmon hatcheries cause substantial, rapid genetic changes
A new study on steelhead trout in Oregon offers genetic evidence that wild and hatchery fish are different at the DNA level, and that they can become different with surprising speed. The research found that after one generation of hatchery culture, the offspring of wild fish and first-generation hatchery fish differed in the activity of more than 700 genes.
Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Contact: Michael Blouin
Oregon State University

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
Nature Chemical Biology
Sweet discovery in leafy greens holds key to gut health
A critical discovery about how bacteria feed on an unusual sugar molecule found in leafy green vegetables could hold the key to explaining how 'good' bacteria protect our gut and promote health. The finding suggests that leafy greens are essential for feeding good gut bacteria, limiting the ability of bad bacteria to colonize the gut by shutting them out of the prime 'real estate.'
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, Ramaciotti Foundation, veski, Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program, UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research

Contact: Liz Williams
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Gene technology to help healthy skin in Aboriginal Australians
Australian researchers have used cutting-edge genome technologies to reveal the genetic makeup of a widespread skin parasite causing serious health problems in Aboriginal communities. The research team identified the genetic 'map' of the human parasitic scabies mite, accelerating research that could lead to new ways of preventing and treating scabies infestations and prevent lifelong complications for people in remote Aboriginal communities.
Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Trust, Lettisier Foundation, Evans Family Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council and the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program

Contact: Liz Williams
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
PTSD knowledge map will chart new course for global research efforts
The creation of a PTSD KnowledgeMapTM will bring together research on clinical symptoms, biomarkers, genetic variation, epidemiological studies and other areas related to PTSD research. There are a wealth of PTSD studies conducted around the globe yet no main repository to catalogue the valuable findings that will result. The goal of the KnowledgeMap is to centralize information and produce a blueprint for global PTSD research. Cohen Veterans Bioscience is the lead funder for this initiative.

Contact: Stacey Harris
Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Value and impact of open data
Independent analysis of EMBL-EBI underscores the value and impact of open data in the life science. Public molecular data and services contribute to the wider realization of future research impacts worth £920 million every year. Annual direct efficiency impact estimated at between £1 billion and £5 billion per annum.

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

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Plankton network linked to ocean's biological carbon pump revealed
The ocean is the largest carbon sink on the planet. The community of planktonic organisms involved in the removal of carbon from the upper layers of the ocean has now been described by oceanographers, biologists and computer scientists, from CNRS, UPMC, Nantes University, VIB, EMBL and CEA. This first overview of the network of species linked to the oceanic biological pump revealed new players as well as the main bacterial functions participating in the process.

Contact: Sooike Stoops
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
Tick tock -- sequencing the tick genome could help defuse the Lyme disease time bomb
After a decade-long research effort the genome of the deer tick has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, including researchers from the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Studying the tick genome sheds light on how ticks function and will help to develop novel tick control programs by interfering with the processes of disease transmission.

Contact: SIB Communications
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
New hope in global race to beat malaria parasite's deadly new resistance
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the global search for a new drug to beat the malaria parasite's growing resistance to first-defense treatments.

Contact: Jane Gardner
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Wayne State University researchers discover new source of mutations in cancer
Recently, a new mutation signature found in cancer cells was suspected to have been created by a family of enzymes found in human cells called the APOBEC3 family. The study, 'Strand-biased Cytosine deamination at the Replication Fork causes Cytosine to Thymine Mutations in Escherichia coli,' led by Ashok Bhagwat, Ph.D., professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
Nature Methods
Identifying plant and animal DNA switches much faster and cheaper
Ecological epigenetics has now been further advanced thanks to the development of a new research technique. 'This technique is cheaper and faster and enables research that was previously impossible to conduct.' The time has come to look at how important epigenetic changes really are for dealing with climate change, plagues and other stress-factors. The research team led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is publishing its technique in the scientific journal Nature Methods.
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Contact: Froukje Rienks
Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
Penn researchers illuminate 'dark side' of the transcriptome
A new way of mapping the collection of RNA read-outs that are expressed by a cell's active genes has been devised to shed additional light on the role of RNAs in cells. These 'dark' variations in RNA likely have roles in gene regulation across tissues, development, and in human diseases. The team will use the now-free software to interrogate cells in brain disorders, cancers, and other illnesses.
National Institutes of Health, Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
Mathematician awarded £300,000 to study movement of wildebeest, reindeer and salmon
Dr. Colin Torney, a lecturer in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is one of two UK-based researchers to have secured a grant from the US-based James S. McDonnell Foundation, which granted £9.6million ($14m) in research funding last year.
James S. McDonnell Foundation, The 21st Century Science Initiative's Award for Studying Complex Systems

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Clemson researchers receive $1.8 million for root study with broad implications for agriculture
Julia Frugoli, Alex Feltus and Victoria Corbin are the recipients of the three-year National Science Foundation grant. Their project will focus on legumes (such as peas and beans).
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Melvin
Clemson University

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Biogen joins pioneering target validation collaboration
Biogen has joined the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation, the pioneering public-private collaboration to improve the success rate for discovering new medicines. Originally formed by GSK, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute, the CTTV fosters deep, ongoing interactions between academic and industry members for the purpose of developing open, transformative approaches to selecting and validating novel targets in drug development.

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

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Search technique helps researchers find DNA sequences in minutes rather than days
Database searches for DNA sequences that can take biologists and medical researchers days can now be completed in a matter of minutes, thanks to a new search method developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Data-Driven Discovery Initiative, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Byron Spice
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
On the origin of Eukaryotes -- when cells got complex
Just as physicists comprehend the origin of the universe by observing the stars and archeologists reconstruct ancient civilizations with the artifacts found today, evolutionary biologists study the diversity of modern-day species to understand the origin of life and evolution. In a study published in the prestigious magazine Nature, Centre for Genomic Regulation researchers Toni Gabaldón and Alexandros Pitis are shedding light on one of the most crucial milestones in the evolution of life: cells' acquisition of mitochondria.
European Commission, European Research Council, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Contact: Laia Cendrós
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Insilico Medicine selected to present at Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum
Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices, their foundations and sovereign wealth fund representatives seeking impact investment, grant-giving, and philanthropy opportunities within health and life sciences.

Contact: Qingsong Zhu
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Autophagy -- a review of techniques
The third edition of 'Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy' was recently published in the leading journal Autophagy, featuring TGAC's Autophagy Regulatory Network resource and co-authored by Dr. Tamas Korcsmaros, Computational Biology Fellow at The Genome Analysis Centre and Institute of Food Research.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Cancer Research
Turning down the volume on cancer
When the audio on your television set is too loud, you simply turn down the volume. What if we could do the same for signaling in our bodies that essentially causes normal cells to turn cancerous? New discoveries by researchers at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma may point to ways to do just that. Hiroshi Y. Yamada, Ph.D., and his team identified previously unknown targets for colon cancer prevention and treatment.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, NIH/National Center for Research Resources, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Theresa Green
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Global plant conservation's phase one: The world checklist of hornworts and liverworts
Although Charles Darwin himself voiced his intention to compile a complete catalog of all known plant species more than a century ago, such is yet to be realized. However, an international research team now present the first ever worldwide checklist of hornworts and liverworts, prepared as a part of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation aiming to list the whole plant kingdom by 2020. Their work is published in the open-access journal PhytoKeys.

Contact: Lars Soderstrom
Pensoft Publishers

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