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Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
DNAstack launches genomics platform to accelerate disease research, precision medicine
DNAstack, a Toronto-based genomic software company, today announced the launch of its cloud platform to accelerate genetic disease research and precision medicine. DNAstack provides push-button access to state-of-the-art genomics data analysis and sharing to help scientists more quickly and cost-effectively make sense of the world's exponentially accumulating genomics data and break down barriers to data sharing.

Contact: Lori Lennon
lori@DNAstack.com
617-680-5129
DNAstack

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
Nature Methods
Genomics breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties
A new sequencing technology and computer algorithm have been used to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence of cabernet sauvignon, the world's most popular red wine grape variety.
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines

Contact: Pat Bailey
pjbailey@ucdavis.edu
530-219-9640
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 14-Oct-2016
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
Computer taught to intuitively predict chemical properties of molecules
Scientists from MIPT's Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases together with Inria research center, Grenoble, France have developed a software package called Knodle to determine an atom's hybridization, bond orders and functional groups' annotation in molecules. The program streamlines one of the stages of developing new drugs. A paper on the new development has been published in the journal Chemical Information and Modeling.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Light: Science and Applications
Watching the brain in action
Watching millions of neurons in the brain interacting with each other is the ultimate dream of neuroscientists! A new imaging method now makes it possible to observe the activation of large neural circuits, currently up to the size of a small-animal brain, in real time and three dimensions. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich have recently reported on their new findings in Nature's journal Light: Science & Applications.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Razansky
daniel.razansky@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-1587
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Science
Drivers of evolution hidden in plain sight
A study published in Science reconstructs the evolutionary history of thousands of protein modifications in 18 related species. Findings highlight a previously unknown strategy for generating the diversity needed for natural selection.
Elison Medical Foundation, Amgen, Mary Gates, National Science Foundation, European Research Council, EMBL

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

Public Release: 12-Oct-2016
Nature
New findings published in Nature challenge current view of how pancreatic cancer develops
Researchers in the multidisciplinary PanCuRx research initiative at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and University Health Network's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, led by Dr. Faiyaz Notta and Dr. Steven Gallinger, today published new findings that challenge current beliefs about how and why pancreatic cancer is so aggressive.

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

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Cretaceous Research
Ancient wingless wasp, now extinct, is one of a kind
Researchers have identified a bizarre, parasitic wasp without wings preserved in 100-million-year-old amber, which seems to borrow parts of its anatomy from a range of other insects but actually belongs to no other family ever identified on Earth.

Contact: George Poinar, Jr.
poinarg@science.oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Poring over' DNA
Church's team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard Medical School developed a new electronic DNA sequencing platform based on biologically engineered nanopores that could help overcome present limitations. The method is reported in PNAS.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Genetics
Genomic study of high school students from Denmark reveals remarkable genetic homogeneity
People from all across Denmark are genetically similar to each other report researchers in the journal GENETICS, a publication of the Genetics Society of America. Eight hundred Danish high school students contributed DNA to the 'Where Are You From?' project, and the data were used to decode population-wide patterns of genetic variation. The study revealed that, in genetic terms, Denmark has a relatively homogeneous population as people have mixed freely across the country.

Contact: Sarah Bay
sbay@emory.edu
352-978-3416
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
New study reveals major racial bias in leading genomics databases
Researchers have confirmed for the first time that two of the top genomic databases, which are in wide use today by clinical geneticists, reflect a measurable bias toward genetic data based on European ancestry over that of African ancestry. The results of their study was published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Nature Microbiology
Sick or healthy? Bacterial metabolism tells us which -- and why
The human gut is a complex ecosystem: countless bacteria colonize it and help us to digest our food. Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg in collaboration with the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg and the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch have developed a way to study this ecosystem -- the microbiome of the gut -- in unprecedented detail.
Luxembourg National Research Fund

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

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Journal of of the American College of Cardiology
Dangerous drug interactions uncovered with data science
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and the Data Science Institute at Columbia University have uncovered a potentially dangerous drug interaction using data science.
NIh/National Institute of General Medical Science

Contact: Lucky Tran
info@luckytran.com
929-268-5750
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
This little amoeba committed grand theft
About 100 million years ago, a lowly amoeba pulled off a stunning heist, grabbing genes from an unsuspecting bacterium to replace those it had lost. Now Rutgers and other scientists have solved the mystery of how the little amoeba, Paulinella, committed the theft. It engulfed the bacterium, kept that cell alive and harnessed its genes for photosynthesis, the process plants and algae use to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar via solar energy.
National Science Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Todd B. Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Theoretical and Applied Genetics
New method provides a tool to develop nematode-resistant soybean varieties
Many soybean varieties have a naturally occurring genetic resistance to the soybean cyst nematode, a major pest affecting the crop. The number of copies of the resistance gene varies among cultivars; a new method, developed by University of Illinois researchers, is able to efficiently quantify this variation for the first time. The new method has been tested in greenhouse trials to show that the more copies of the gene, the greater the resistance to SCN.
United Soybean Board

Contact: Lauren Quinn
ldquinn@illinois.edu
217-300-2435
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Reactome announces annotation and release of 10,000th human protein
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the New York University School of Medicine and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced a major milestone in the Reactome project: the annotation and release of its 10,000th human protein, making it the most comprehensive open access pathway knowledgebase available to the scientific community.
National Institutes of Health, Ontario Research Fund, University of Toronto, OpenTargets, Genome Canada, and European Molecular Biology Laboratory

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Cell
The life cycle of proteins
Some proteins behave in an unusual way: the older they become, the longer their life expectancy. A research team at the Max Delbrück Center in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has now published this paradoxical finding in the journal Cell. Their work has traced the life cycle of thousands of molecules from the translation of mRNA transcripts to the disposal of the proteins they encode. The results are relevant for diseases where there are surplus copies of certain genes.

Contact: Vera Glaßer
vera.glasser@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2120
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Nature Neuroscience
Does brain size really matter?
Brain size may matter. In the world's largest MRI study on brain size to date, USC researchers and their international colleagues identified seven genetic hotspots that regulate brain growth, memory and reasoning as well as influence the onset of Parkinson's disease.

Contact: Zen Vuong
zvuong@usc.edu
213-300-1381
University of Southern California

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
The Auk: Ornithological Advances
How natural selection acted on 1 penguin species over the past quarter century
University of Washington biologist Dee Boersma and her colleagues combed through 28 years' worth of data on Magellanic penguins to search for signs that natural selection -- one of the main drivers of evolution -- may be acting on certain penguin traits. As they report in a paper published Sept. 21 in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, selection is indeed at work on the penguins at the Punta Tombo breeding site in Argentina.
Wildlife Conservation Society, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, ExxonMobil Foundation, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, National Geographic Society, Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Journal of Molecular Biology
Science at cusp of 'transformational' grasp of life via cell modeling, researchers say
Advances in molecular biology and computer science may lead to a three-dimensional computer model of a cell, the fundamental unit of life, heralding a new era for biological research, medical science, and human and animal health.

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Grant to TSRI-led consortium expands to $207 million
The National Institutes of Health has expanded a five-year funding award to The Scripps Research Institute from $120 million to $207 million, marking a significant increase in scope from the initial award and providing additional details about the network of partners in the TSRI-led consortium.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Nature
Maximum human lifespan has already been reached, Einstein researchers conclude
A study published online today in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by the oldest people on record.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Deirdre Branley
deirdre.branley@einstein.yu.edu
347-266-9204
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Trends in Biochemical Sciences
Scientists at the CNIO have deconstructed 1 of the myths of biological innovation
While the number of coding genes (those that produce proteins) in the human species has been consistently dwindling in recent years -- the figures have fallen to fewer than 20,000 -- it has been claimed that the dimension of the proteome, the element that executes the instructions in the genome, could be larger. This diversity of proteins has become one of the main sources of complexity in mammals, including the human species.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Aging: Computer simulation finds dangerous molecule activity
All human organisms are attacked by free radicals -- they destroy our cells, and over time they contribute to us ageing. Now, researchers have found out how a particularly dangerous type of free radicals is formed, and it may lead to a better understanding of aging.
Lundbeck Foundation, Russian Science Foundation

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
45-27-59-86-79
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Research Ideas & Outcomes
Scattered marine cave biodiversity data to find home in new database WoRCS, Project Report
Considered 'biodiversity reservoirs,' most underwater caves are yet to be explored. Furthermore, species diversity and distributional data is currently scattered enough to seriously hinder conservation status assessments. Thereby, a large international team of scientists has undertaken the World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS) initiative meant to aggregate the data needed to provide information vital for evidence-based conservation. Their Project Report is published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO).

Contact: Vasilis Gerovasileiou
vgerovas@hcmr.gr
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Nature Genetics
How human genes affect the microbiome
Studies on human twins and experimental work with animals have both confirmed that our microbiome is partly hereditary. But so far, there was only limited information about the host genes that affect the microbiome. Now a new study, led by the University Medical Center Groningen/University of Groningen Department of Genetics has associated genetic loci and specific genes in human DNA to bacterial species and their metabolic signatures.
Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Cardiovasculair Onderzoek Nederland, Nederlandse organisatie voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek, European Research Council

Contact: Rene Fransen
r.fransen@rug.nl
University of Groningen

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