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Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
BBSRC BRAVO: Optimizing the performance of Brassica crops
A new five-year project BBSRC Brassica, Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation (BRAVO), will receive funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Oilseed rape and Brassica vegetable crops have a combined UK market value in excess of £1 billion, but suffer yearly losses of up to £230 million, primarily due to increasingly unfavorable and unpredictable weather patterns. BBSRC BRAVO aims to combat these crop losses by unraveling the processes that control key aspects of plant development.
Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council

Contact: Geraldine Platten
geraldine.platten@jic.ac.uk
01-603-450-238
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Cell
Bacteria recruit other species with long-range electrical signals
Biologists at UC San Diego who recently found that bacteria resolve social conflicts within their communities and communicate with one another like neurons in the brain have discovered another human-like trait in these apparently not-so-simple, single-celled creatures.

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Classic video game system used to improve understanding of the brain
The complexity of neural networks makes them difficult to analyze, but manmade computing systems should be simpler to understand. In a study published in PLOS Computational Biology, researchers applied widely used neuroscience approaches to analyze the classic games console Atari 2600 -- which runs the video game 'Donkey Kong' -- and found that such approaches do not meaningfully describe how the console's microprocessor really works.

Contact: Eric Jonas
jonas@eecs.berkeley.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Double fish production while preserving biodiversity -- can it be done?
A new resolution to establish National Aquaculture Development Centre in Tanzania could help tackle poverty and undernutrition.
Agriculture for Food Security 2030, Global Challenge Research Fund

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

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Molecular Neurobiology
Researchers find a potential target for anti-Alzheimer's treatments
Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The USP9 gene has an indirect influence on the so-called tau protein, which is believed to play a significant role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This discovery may open a new door to developing active ingredients to treat Alzheimer's disease.
Geoffrey Been Alzheimer's Initiative, 21st Century Brain Trust, BrightFocus Foundation, Luxembourg Fondation Wivine

Contact: Thomas Klein
thomas.klein@uni.lu
352-466-644-5148
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Recent Patents on Biotechnology
Role of protein engineering techniques in synthetic biology
Proteins are the major biochemical workhorses that carry out multitude of physiological functions in an organism. The astonishing feature of the proteins is their ability to accomplish their specific functionalities under in vitro conditions. Protein engineering has been a powerful tool in synthetic biology for last couple of decades. Protein engineering has been employed to generate vast numbers of enzymes/proteins possessing immense therapeutic and industrial potential.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Metabolic Engineering
Important bio-chemical produced on a large scale by E. coli
E. coli cells have now been engineered into producing large quantities of serine, which is used in detergents, tube feeding formula, and as building blocks for many important chemicals. Using the evolutionary technique ALE, scientists managed to develop this robust and commercially interesting cell line.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Contact: Alex
atn@biosustain.dtu.dk
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 10-Jan-2017
Oncotarget
University of South Carolina researchers discover new subtype of cervical cancer
Scientists from the University of South Carolina have identified a new subtype of cervical cancer that may explain why a fraction of cervical cancer patients do not respond to standard treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Laura Kammerer
laurakam@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-4731
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 9-Jan-2017
Ottoline Leyser honored with the 2017 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award
EMBO and FEBS announce plant biologist Ottoline Leyser as the recipient of the tenth FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling
communications@embo.org
49-160-901-93839
EMBO

Public Release: 6-Jan-2017
The BGRF joins Diversity.AI to prevent age discrimination in aging biomarker development
The Biogerontology Research Foundation announces a partnership with Diversity.AI to prevent age-discrimination in deep-learning based approaches to ageing biomarker development, characterization and prediction. This partnership has implications both for preventing age-discrimination throughout society in general and for improving the scientific and clinical accuracy of ageing biomarker development in particular.

Contact: Charlotte Casebourne
casebourne@bg-rf.org.uk
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 4-Jan-2017
ZooKeys
It's a girl! Tweaking the names of a pest fanworm group
A species group of colorful marine fanworms get in the way at harbors by prolifically growing chalky tubes on man-made structures. For the first time scientists have worked out how and why the many species of biofouling Hydroides fanworm received their names, where they came from, and what names should be used today. The study is published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Geoffrey Read
Geoffrey.Read@niwa.co.nz
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 29-Dec-2016
Cell Host & Microbe
Your microbiota's previous dining experiences may make new diets less effective
Your microbiota may not be on your side as you try improving your diet this New Year's. In a study published Dec. 29 in Cell Host & Microbe, researchers explore why mice that switch from an unrestricted American diet to a healthy, calorie-restricted, plant-based diet don't have an immediate response to their new program. They found that certain human gut bacteria need to be lost for a diet plan to be successful.

Contact: Michaela Kane
press@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 28-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Secrets of human protein interactions unveiled by massive sequencing and coevolution
Cells operate like an incredibly well-synchronized orchestra of interactions among proteins. Understanding this network is essential to determine the molecular mechanisms responsible for a multitude of diseases. In fact, it has been observed that protein interacting regions are preferentially mutated in tumors. A new study demonstrates that it is possible to understand a significant number of interactions among human proteins from the evolution of their counterparts in simpler cells, such as bacteria cells.
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, European Regional Development Fund.

Contact: Cristina de Martos
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-917-328-000
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
PLOS Genetics
Jujube genome study sheds light on fruit tree's domestication
Researchers at BTI and the Northwest A&F University have sequenced the genome of the dry jujube. They identified the genomic region that underlies the sugar and acid content of the fruits -- a key factor in jujube domestication -- as well as genes involved in fruit texture and breeding compatibility. The genome will serve as a resource for jujube breeding efforts.
National Science and Technology Pillar Program, Government of Shaanxi Province, Ministry of Forestry

Contact: Patricia Waldron
pjw85@cornell.edu
607-254-7476
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Nature
Overweight affects DNA methylation
The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. This is the result of a large-scale international study coordinated by Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, which has now been published in 'Nature.' The study shows that a high BMI leads to epigenetic changes at nearly 200 loci of the genome -- with effects on gene expression.

Contact: Dr. Harald Grallert
harald.grallert@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-1195
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 21-Dec-2016
Nucleic Acids Research
Researchers reveal the secret code language of bacteria
Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. Understanding this code language will be paramount to developing new antibiotics in the future.

Contact: Ditlev E. Brodersen
deb@mbg.au.dk
45-21-66-90-01
Aarhus University

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Immunity
Dynamic changes, regulatory rewiring occur as Tcells respond to infection
Scientists have used systems biology tools to map out molecular pathways and signaling circuits that come into play when the immune system acts against infections and cancer. Important immune cells, called CD8+ T cells, play a pivotal role in immune response, but their gene regulatory circuits have not been well understood.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Ascenzi
Ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Studies lead to use of melanin as material for bioelectronic devices
Researchers at São Paulo State University's School of Sciences (FC-UNESP) in Brazil have succeeded in developing a novel route to more rapidly synthesize and to enable the use of melanin, a polymeric compound that pigments the skin, eyes and hair of mammals and is considered one of the most promising materials for use in miniaturized implantable devices such as biosensors.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
samuel@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Cancer Research
Bioinformatics brings to light new combinations of drugs to fight breast cancer
A bioinformatics analysis of pairing 64 drugs used to treat breast cancer allows researchers at IRB Barcelona to identify 10 previously untested combinations with potential to tackle resistance to breast cancer treatment.
European Research Council, Marie Curie Cofund, Generalitat de Catalunya, Ministerio de Ciencia y Competitividad

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

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Arctic Inuit, Native American cold adaptations may originate from extinct hominids
In the Arctic, the Inuits have adapted to severe cold and a predominantly seafood diet. Now, a team of scientists led by Fernando Racimo, Rasmus Nielsen et al. have followed up on the first natural selection study in Inuits to trace back the origins of these adaptations. The results provide convincing evidence that the Inuit variant of the TBX15/WARS2 region first came into modern humans from an archaic hominid population, likely related to the Denisovans.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
Huntsman Cancer Institute leads international colorectal study
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah will head an international study to find out how lifestyle and other health factors impact colon and rectal cancer outcomes. HCI was awarded an $8.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead and expand an ongoing project in colon cancer research.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Tonya Papanikolas
tonya.papanikolas@hci.utah.edu
801-587-7639
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Dec-2016
Scientific Reports
Clownfish adapt for population survival
Identification of candidate pathways in clownfish shows they can control responses to population alterations.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
Quantifying radiation damage in SAXS experiments
Biological small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is an experimental technique that provides low-resolution structural information on macromolecules.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
01-244-342-878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Genome Biology
Spanish scientists sequence the genome of the Iberian lynx, the most endangered felid
Genomic analysis of the Iberian lynx confirms that it is one of the species with the least genetic diversity among individuals, which means that it has little margin for adaptation. The research, which is published today in Genome Biology, opens new pathways of research and conservation. The use of new genomic resources will contribute to optimizing management aimed at preserving the maximum genetic diversity.
Fundación Banco Santander, Fundación CSIC

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-607-611-798
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Cell
Gene editing takes on new roles
A new combined method may finally give scientists a tool fine enough to probe life's most nuanced .

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

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