Science in BIOANT laboratories
Three new scientific papers published today in Science
Two new scientific papers in archaeology
Two studies co-authored by the researchers from the Laboratory for Evolutionary Anthropology and Bioarchaeology of the Institute for Anthropological Research were published in the past three weeks.
The article entitled “A case of a large pedunculated-type osteochondroma from late medieval Ilok, eastern Croatia: Bioarchaeological, paleoradiological and histological study” was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports (Q1, IF 1.668) with Mario Novak, Ivor Janković and Mario Carić participating as co-authors.
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Mario Novak also participated as co-author in the study “Human talar ontogeny: Insights from morphological and trabecular changes during postnatal growth” that was published in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology (Q1, IF 2.868).
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An article was published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
An article entitled “An integrative skeletal and paleogenomic analysis of stature variation suggests relatively reduced health for early European farmers” has just been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) (IF 11,205). Mario Novak, employee of the Institute for anthropological research, also participated in this research as a co-author.
Access to the article can be found at the link: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2106743119
An article was published in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology
An article was published in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology (supplement to the Yearbook of Biological Anthropology) entitled “Twenty-first century bioarchaeology: Taking stock and moving forward” where Dr. Mario Novak is one of the authors.
Link to paper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajpa.24494
A new paper was published in the international scientific journal Nutrients
A new paper entitled “A Generation Shift in Mediterranean Diet Adherence and Its Association with Biological Markers and Health in Dalmatia, Croatia” by Jelena Šarac, Dubravka Havaš Auguštin, Mario Lovrić, Sarah Stryeck, Iva Šunić, Natalija Novokmet and Saša Missoni was published in the international scientific journal Nutrients (IF 5,719, Q1). (https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/12/4564).
The paper is based on a comparison of two cohorts of respondents from Dalmatia and the connection between the Mediterranean diet and age and lipid profile and smoking of the respondents was determined. Despite the well-known positive effects of the Mediterranean diet on health, it has been observed that it is less and less consumed, especially by the young, reproductively active generation.
Successful completion of the special issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Q1, IF 5.924)
Dr. sc. Mirela Sedić, as a guest editor, completed a special issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences entitled “Cancer Chemoresistance: Novel Mechanical Insights and Emerging Therapeutic Strategies”, within which 12 scientific papers were published.
Link to special number: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/Cancer_Chemoresistance_Therapeutic
Published scientific paper in Nature
On Wednesday, December 22nd 2021, a palaeogenetic study entitled ‘Large-scale migration into Britain during the Middle to Late Bronze Age’ was published in Nature. Dr. Mario Novak, an employee of the Institute for Anthropological Research, is one of co-authors of this global study.
A copy of the article can be found here:
Published scientific paper in Molecules journal (Q1, IF 4.411 (2020))
Published scientific paper entitled “Amidine- and Amidoxime-Substituted Heterocycles: Synthesis, Antiproliferative Evaluations and DNA Binding” in scientific journal Molecules in which participated dr. Mirela Sedić from the Institute of Anthropology as a co-author.
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Published two papers working on data in BIOANT laboratories
Working and data mining in our Centre for bioanthropology, two more scientific papers have emerged:
- Should We Embed in Chemistry? A Comparison of Unsupervised Transfer Learning with PCA, UMAP, and VAE on Molecular Fingerprints
- by authors: Mario Lovrić, Tomislav Đuričić, Han T. N. Tran, Hussain Hussain, Emanuel Lacić, Morten A. Rasmussen, Roman Kern (IF 8.071)
- Combining short-term bioassays using fish and crustacean model organisms with ToxCast in vitro data and broad-spectrum chemical analysis for environmental risk assessment of the river water (Sava, Croatia)
- by authors: Olga Malev, Sanja Babić, Anja Sima Cota, Draženka Stipaničev, Siniša Repec, Martina Drnić, Mario Lovrić, Krunoslav Bojanić, Sandra Radić Brkanac, Rozelindra Čož-Rakovac, Göran Klobučar (IF 5.863)
Scientific paper is published in IJMS
A scientific paper entitled “The Sphingosine Kinase 2 Inhibitor ABC294640 Restores the Sensitivity of BRAFV600E Mutant Colon Cancer Cells to Vemurafenib by Reducing AKT-Mediated Expression of Nucleophosmin and Translationally-Controlled Tumor Protein” was published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Mirela Sedić, PhD, one of the authors of the paper, is from the Institute for Anthropological Research. This paper is the result of scientific research conducted within the project HRZZ IP-2018-01-3900 led by M. Sedić.
Access to paper via the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/22/19/10767/htm
Scientific paper in Nutrients journal
New paleogenetic study in PLOS ONE
On Wednesday, March 10th 2021, paleogenetic study of the victims of the Copper Age massacre from Potočani near Požega titled „Genome-wide analysis of nearly all the victims of a 6200 year old massacre“ was published in scientific journal PLOS ONE. Dr. Mario Novak and Dr. Ivor Janković from the Centre for Applied Bioanthropology of the Institute for Anthropological Research participated and co-authored the study. This study generated huge interest in Croatian and international media.
Published work based on CRIBS project in Nutrients journal
In July 2020, the international journal Nutrients (Q1, Impact factor 4,546) published a paper on the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle of pregnant women and the observed differences between the mainland and the island part of Dalmatia. The paper is based on the results of the Croatian Science Foundation’s scientific project “Cohort Study of Those Born in the Eastern Adriatic Islands (CRIBS)”, and the authors are associates from the Institute for Anthropological research (Saša Missoni, PhD; Dubravka Havaš Auguštin, PhD; Jelena Šarac,PhD; Natalija Novokmet, PhD and Nives Fuchs and colleagues from the Srebrnjak Children ‘s Hospital.
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Dr.sc. Mario Novak published scientific paper in Science: ‘Origins and genetic legacy of prehistoric dogs’
Dr.sc. Mario Novak published a new article in Science: ‘Origins and genetic legacy of prehistoric dogs’
Dogs were the first domestic animal, but little is known about their population history and to what extent it was linked to humans. We sequenced 27 ancient dog genomes and found that all dogs share a common ancestry distinct from present-day wolves, with limited gene flow from wolves since domestication but substantial dog-to-wolf gene flow. By 11,000 years ago, at least five major ancestry lineages had diversified, demonstrating a deep genetic history of dogs during the Paleolithic. Coanalysis with human genomes reveals aspects of dog population history that mirror humans, including Levant-related ancestry in Africa and early agricultural Europe. Other aspects differ, including the impacts of steppe pastoralist expansions in West and East Eurasia and a near-complete turnover of Neolithic European dog ancestry.