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Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Science Advances
An 'internal GPS' helps seabirds find home
A newly created animal movement model reveals that seabirds orient themselves when over an ocean and compensate for wind drift even when landmarks are absent, to eventually move toward their desired direction. The results may pave the way to a new era of analyzing animal decision-making.

Contact: Yusuke Goto
goto924@gmail.com
81-471-366-229
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Nerves control the body's bacterial community
Using the freshwater polyp Hydra as a model organism, Kiel University researchers and their international colleagues investigated how the simple nervous system of these animals interacts with the microbiome. They were able to demonstrate, for the first time, that small molecules secreted by nerve cells help to regulate the composition and colonisation of specific types of beneficial bacteria along the Hydra's body column.

Contact: Thomas Bosch
tbosch@zoologie.uni-kiel.de
0049-431-880-4169
Kiel University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
High-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'
A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering led by core faculty member Peng Yin, Ph.D., has now developed a DNA nanotechnology-based method that allows for repeated, non-destructive recording of uniquely barcoded molecular pairings, rendering a detailed view of their components and geometries. In the future, the approach could help researchers understand how changes in molecular complexes control biological processes in living cells.

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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
New open-access journal Metabarcoding & Metagenomics joins the lines of publisher Pensoft
The new innovative academic journal Metabarcoding and Metagenomics is launched to welcome novel papers on environmental DNA, metabarcoding and metagenomics from basic and applied aspects. Issued via ARPHA -- the first ever publishing platform to support manuscripts all the way from authoring to peer review to publication and dissemination -- the new journal is to host a wide range of research outcomes, including data, models, methods, workflows, software, perspectives, opinions, implementation strategies and conventional research articles.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
BMC Biology
Crowning the 'King of the Crops': Sequencing the white Guinea yam genome
An international collaboration involving the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Japan, has for the first time provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people.
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: stuart.catchpole@earlham.ac.uk
stuart.catchpole@earlham.ac.uk
44-016-034-50813
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Cell Reports
Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancer
Scientists discover several alterations in this cellular process with implications in cancer by analyzing samples from more than 4,000 patients.

Contact: Carolina Pozo
Carolina.pozo@upf.edu
34-933-160-916
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
UTA computer scientist earns grant to combine methods to better analyze brain image data
Junzhou Huang, an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, will use a $210,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore how to combine the two methods to more accurately predict the outcome of future data. Chao Chen at the City University of New York is co-principal investigator on the project.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Nature
Researchers identify millions of new genes in the human microbiome
A new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease.

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Journal of Bacteriology
Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates
Researchers at have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Aleksandra Sikora
Aleksandra.Sikora@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5811
Oregon State University

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Diversity and Distributions
Declining queen conch populations are fragmented and that's changing the conservation game
To provide a vital scientific foundation for conservation efforts, an international team has conducted a genetic analysis comparing queen conch at 19 sites throughout the Caribbean. Their findings, published Sept. 19 in the journal Diversity and Distributions, will help scientists understand how local subpopulations of conch are fragmented throughout the Caribbean, an essential first step needed to develop effective science-driven management plans and practices.
Summit Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
EMBO Molecular Medicine
Metabolism can be used to subtype hepatoblastoma
Looking at cell metabolism instead of histology, EPFL scientists have identified new biomarkers that could help more accurately classify the two main subtypes of hepatoblastoma, a children's liver cancer.
Swiss National Science Foundation, Fondation Recherche sur le Cancer de l'Enfant

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
Kit will identify genetic variations without need for lab analysis
Tests will identify genetic alterations that can be used to measure meat quality, characteristics of seedlings and plants, or pesticide resistance of disease-transmitting mosquitoes. In developing a simple and portable kit, Brazilian startup Scheme Lab is making companies from multiple market areas less reliable on clinical laboratories and their rather expensive brand of expertise.
São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Contact: Heitor Shimizu
heitor@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4223
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
Plant & Cell Physiology
Secrets of Bonsai: Uncovering the mechanism of root regeneration
The molecular mechanism behind root regeneration after root cutting in plants has been discovered. A finding which could lead to the development of new methods for regulating plant growth in agriculture and horticulture.
Ministry of Education and Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology

Contact: Naoki Namba
81-117-062-185
Hokkaido University

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
Chemical & Engineering News
Toward unbreakable encrypted messages
Chinese researchers recently announced a landmark advancement: They used a satellite orbiting Earth to beam pairs of quantum-entangled photons to two Tibetan mountaintops more than 700 miles apart. This distance blew the previous record out of the water. But according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, this is only the beginning for quantum communication.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
Biomedical Optics Express
New software turns mobile-phone accessory into breathing monitor
Researchers have developed new software that makes it possible to use low-cost, thermal cameras attached to mobile phones to track how fast a person is breathing. This type of mobile thermal imaging could be used for monitoring breathing problems in elderly people living alone, people suspected of having sleep apnea or babies at risk for sudden infant death syndrome.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
ACS Sensors
Paper-based tuberculosis test could boost diagnoses in developing countries
Diagnosing tuberculosis early can allow patients to receive the medicine they need and also help prevent the disease from spreading. But in resource-limited areas, equipment requirements and long wait times for results are obstacles to diagnosis and treatment. To tackle this problem, scientists report in ACS Sensors the development of a fast, paper-based tuberculosis test that can be read with a smartphone.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
Genome Biology
Study of transplanted hearts reveals risk gene for cardiovascular disease
In the largest transcriptome study to date, an international research team analyzed the RNA of transplanted hearts and discovered a number of new risk factors for dilated cardiomyopathy and other heart conditions which could thus be recognized more easily in future.

Contact: Martin Ballaschk
martin.ballaschk@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3714
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 12-Sep-2017
Oncogene
Cancer drug stimulates tripolar mode of mitosis
Taxanes inhibit cell division and make cancer cells sensitive to radiation therapy. A current study has investigated the underlying mechanisms of this action - and which biomarkers may be useful for predicting the success of therapy. The study, published in the journal Oncogene, was carried out within the framework of the Clinical Cooperation Group Personalized Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Munich University Hospital.

Contact: Dr. Kristian Unger
unger@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-3515
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 11-Sep-2017
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Study of circular DNA comes full circle with use of old technique
A 50-year-old lab technique is helping researchers better understand circular DNA, a lesser-known and poorly understood cousin of the linear version commonly associated with life's genetic blueprint. With the aid of a process called density gradient centrifugation, a research team recently published a study that for the first time characterizes all of the circular DNA in the worm C. elegans, as well as in three human cell types. 
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utdallas.edu
972-883-2155
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 8-Sep-2017
PLOS ONE
A-MUD: A method for automatically detecting mouse song
Mice produce a remarkable repertoire of vocalizations across five octaves, which they emit during mating and other contexts. Analyses of mice song can provide important information about their social behavior and for research into neuropsychiatric disorders. But their songs are in the ultrasonic range and inaudible for humans. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna and the Acoustics Research Institute now developed a freely available method to automatically detect mouse vocalizations instead of manually.

Contact: Sarah Zala
sarah.zala@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-7352
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Paint by numbers
Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a new method for reconstructing continuous biological processes, such as disease progression, using image data. The study was published in 'Nature Communications'.

Contact: Alexander Wolf
alex.wolf@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-4217
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
This one goes up to 11: Researchers crack code for genetic 'control dials'
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technique to crack the underlying DNA code for the 'control dials' that determine levels of gene activity in bacteria. The discovery has important implications for biotechnology, because genetically engineered bacteria and other organisms are used to produce useful molecules such as new materials and drugs.
Fundación Marcelino Botín, Spanish Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras, European Research Council

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

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Current Pharmacology Reports
Certara paper shows viral kinetic modeling grows flu knowledge, advances drug development
As the number of drug-resistant influenza strains grows, and the challenge to identify the best strains to include in the next year's vaccine continues, researchers are searching for better ways to develop safer, more effective anti-viral drugs. Viral kinetic modeling, combined with pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling, is proving a fruitful resource. Certara's review paper in Current Pharmacology Reports highlights the benefits of combining mathematical modeling types to maximize the use of all pre-clinical, clinical and epidemiological data.

Contact: Lisa Osborne
lisa@ranahealth.com
206-992-5245
Certara

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Science Advances
Due to climate change, one-third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070
The Earth's changing climate could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, according to a global analysis reported Sept. 6 in the journal Science Advances. Parasite loss could dramatically disrupt ecosystems, and the new study suggests that they are one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth.
University of California -- Berkeley, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Ryan Lavery
laveryr@si.edu
202-633-0826
Smithsonian

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
mSystems
On a quest to improve treatments for inflammatory bowel disease
Scientist Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD, joined the Gladstone Institutes seven years ago, and she brought with her a special type of mice that develop inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Coincidentally, microbiome expert Katherine Pollard, PhD, was looking for a model to study the disease. Particularly because she is an IBD patient herself.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Julie Langelier
julie.langelier@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-5000
Gladstone Institutes

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