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Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
Major new study reveals new similarities and differences between mice and humans
Powerful clues have been discovered about why the human immune system, metabolism, stress response, and other life functions are so different from those of the mouse. A new, comprehensive study of the mouse genome by an international team reveals striking similarities and differences with the human genome. The study may lead to better use of mouse models in medical research.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
Humans and mice: So similar but yet so different
An international consortium including researchers from the CRG has presented an exhaustive description of the mouse's functional genome elements and their comparison with the human genome. The work at the CRG was carried out in close collaboration with the group directed by Dr. Thomas R. Gingeras, at CSHL. Comparing humans and mice enables us to better understand mammalian biology and evolution, as well as contributing new information on the use of mice as animal models for looking at human disease.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-933-160-237-346-07611
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
New view of mouse genome finds many similarities, striking differences with human genome
Looking across the genomes of humans and mice, scientists have found that, in general, the systems that are used to control gene activity in both species have many similarities, along with crucial differences. The results may offer insights into gene regulation and other systems important to mammalian biology, and provide new information to determine when the mouse is an appropriate model to study human biology and disease. They may also help explain its limitations.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steven Benowitz
steven.benowitz@gmail.com
301-451-8325
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Monitoring Ebola cases in real-time
The current Ebola epidemic has shown how quickly a virus outbreak can turn into a global health crisis. To support of the fight against this epidemic, the German Center for Infection Research initiated the 'EBOKON' consortium, which aims to promote Ebola research and close gaps in our knowledge as quickly as possible. EBOKON is funded with 2.3 million Euros by the German Ministry of Education and Research and runs until the end of 2015.

Contact: Dr. Jan Grabowski
jan.grabowski@helmholtz-hzi.de
49-531-618-11400
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
The Association for Molecular Pathology announces 2014 award recipients
The Association for Molecular Pathology announced its 2014 award winners. Recipients of the Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics, Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award, and AMP Meritorious Service Award were presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology Annual Meeting this past week in National Harbor, Md.

Contact: Catherine Davidge
cdavidge@amp.org
301-634-7400
Association for Molecular Pathology

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
Scientists map mouse genome's 'mission control centers'
When the mouse and human genomes were catalogued more than 10 years ago, an international team of researchers set out to understand and compare the 'mission control centers' found throughout the large stretches of DNA flanking the genes. Their long-awaited report suggests why studies in mice cannot always be reproduced in humans. Importantly, their work also sheds light on the function of DNA's regulatory regions, which are often to blame for common chronic human diseases.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Genome Medicine
Real-time genome sequencing helps control hospital outbreak
Pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control a hospital outbreak is reported in an article published in the open access journal Genome Medicine. The research corroborates the use of the technique as a rapid and cost-effective way of tracking and controlling the spread of drug-resistant hospital pathogens.

Contact: Shane Canning
shane.canning@biomedcentral.com
44-203-192-2243
BioMed Central

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Genome Biology
Ebola surveillance may become quicker and cheaper
A new method for examining the Ebola virus genome could make surveillance quicker and cheaper for West African nations, and help detect new forms of the virus. The detailed procedure is being shared with the research community along with the study paper, which is freely available in the open-access journal Genome Biology.

Contact: Joel Winston
joel.winston@biomedcentral.com
44-203-192-2081
BioMed Central

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
PeerJ
Unexpected cross-species contamination in genome sequencing projects
As genome sequencing has gotten faster and cheaper, the pace of whole-genome sequencing has accelerated, dramatically increasing the number of genomes deposited in public archives. Although these genomes are a valuable resource, problems can arise when researchers misapply computational methods to assemble them, or accidentally introduce unnoticed contaminations during sequencing.

Contact: Steven Salzberg
salzberg@jhu.edu
410-614-6112
PeerJ

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Tiny fish provides giant insight into how organisms adapt to changing environment
An Indiana University-Dartmouth College team has identified genes and regulatory patterns that allow some organisms to alter their body form in response to environmental change.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Hanchett
jimhanch@indiana.edu
812-856-5490
Indiana University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
Trends in plant biodiversity data online
Today's herbaria, as well as all other collections-based environments, are now transitioning their collections data onto the web to remain viable in the smartphone-in-my-pocket age. A team of researchers have examined the importance of these online plant-based resources through the use of Google Analytics in a study that was published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: Tim Jones
tjone54@tigers.lsu.edu
225-200-2481
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Cancer Research
Scientists uncover vast numbers of DNA 'blind spots' that may hide cancer-causing mistakes
Cancer Research UK scientists have found more than 400 'blind spots' in DNA which could hide cancer-causing gene faults, according to research published Friday, Nov. 14, in Cancer Research.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Emily Head
emily.head@cancer.org.uk
44-203-469-6189
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes
Researchers from the University of Toronto report that personalized dietary advice based on a person's genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current 'one-size-fits-all' dietary recommendations. The findings were published online today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Contact: Michael Kennedy
m.kennedy@utoronto.ca
416-946-5025
University of Toronto

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
New Megaselia fly inspires the invention of innovative method for streamlined descriptions
Scientists from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles describe a new distinctive fly species of the highly diverse genus Megaselia. The study published in the Biodiversity Data Journal proposes an innovative method for streamlining Megaselia species descriptions to save hours of literature reviews and comparisons.

Contact: Emily A. Hartop
ehartop@nhm.org
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Stem Cell Reports
Morgridge scientists find way to 'keep the lights on' for cell self-renewal
A team from the Morgridge Institute for Research regenerative biology group, led by stem cell pioneer James Thomson, discovered a way to impose an immortal-like state on mouse progenitor cells responsible for producing blood and vascular tissue. By regulating a small number of genes, the cells became 'trapped' in a self-renewing state and capable of producing functional endothelial, blood and smooth muscle cells.
The Charlotte Geyer Foundation

Contact: David Vereide
dvereide@morgridge.org
608-332-0329
Morgridge Institute for Research

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Twenty-seven researchers named as EMBO Young Investigators
EMBO announced today the selection of 27 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators. The scientists join a network of 342 current and past Young Investigators who represent some of the best young group leaders contributing to research in Europe and beyond.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Barry Whyte
communications@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
EMBO

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
GigaScience
GigaScience publishes a virtual box of delights to aid the fight against heart disease
Early diagnosis of coronary heart disease is essential for prevention of most heart attacks, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a primary diagnostic tool. MRIs examine blood flow to the heart myocardium; however, compensation for the patient's breathing motion is needed. This requires complex image processing methods, but current methods are inadequate. A major way forward to drive testing, optimization and development of new methods is making large public MRI datasets available.
Spain's Ministry of Science and Innovation through INNPACTO, Comunidad de Madrid, European RegionalDevelopment Funds, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Intramural Research Program

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Genetics
Re-learning how to read a genome
There are roughly 20,000 genes and thousands of other regulatory 'elements' stored within our DNA. Somehow all of this coded information needs to be read and transcribed into messages that can be used by cells. New research has revealed that the initial steps of the reading process are actually remarkably similar at both genes and regulatory elements. The main differences seem to occur after the initial step, in the length and stability of the messages.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
jjansen@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Of gods and men
New research finds that cultures living in harsher ecosystems with limited resources are more prone to a belief in moralizing, high gods. The results indicate that other cross-disciplinary factors, including as political complexity, also influence this belief.
National Science Foundation, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, John Templeton Foundation, Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant

Contact: Nicole Duncan
nicole.duncan@nescent.org
919-668-7993
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Science
Scientists resolve the evolution of insects
A collaboration of more than 100 researchers from 10 countries announce the results of an unprecedented scientific study that resolves the history of the evolution of insects. The results are published in Science, the world's leading peer-reviewed research journal, and include answers to many long held questions about the evolutionary history of the world's largest and most diverse group of organisms.

Contact: Bernhard Misof
b.misof@zfmk.de
49-228-912-2289
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Insilico Medicine Inc. announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology Inc.
Insilico Medicine Inc., a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company focused on research in aging and age related diseases announced a research collaboration with the international leader in personalized medicine of cancer, Champions Oncology Inc.

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
Who will come to your bird feeder in 2075?
The distribution of birds in the United States today will probably look very different in 60 years as a result of climate, land use and land cover changes.

Contact: Marisa Lubeck
mlubeck@usgs.gov
303-526-6694
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Science
Discovering the undiscovered -- advancing new tools to fill in the microbial tree of life
In a perspective piece published Nov. 6 in the journal Science, Eddy Rubin, Director of the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute discusses why the time is right to apply genomic technologies to discover new life on Earth. 'Nature has been tinkering with life for at least three billion years and we now have a new set of ways to look for novel forms of life that have so far eluded discovery.'
US Department of Energy, DOE/Office of Science, DOE/Office of Biological and Environmental Research

Contact: David Gilbert
davidegilbert@gmail.com
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Science
Scientific collaborative publishes landmark study on the evolution of insects
An international team of more than 100 researchers --including Dr. Michelle Trautwein of the California Academy of Sciences -- has published the first modern roadmap of insect evolution. Understanding how insects are related uncovers their true ecological, economic, and medical importance, and, until now, has been largely unknown. The unprecedented results, appearing in this week's issue of Science, reconstruct the insect 'tree of life' and answer longstanding questions about the origins and evolution of insects.

Contact: Haley Bowling
hbowling@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
GigaScience
Secure genetic data moves into the fast lane of discovery
A new web-based platform called GWATCH provides visualization tools for identifying disease-associated genetic markers from privacy-protected human data without risk to patient privacy. This dynamic online tool facilitates disease gene discovery via automation presented with intuitive data visualization tools: results are shown in three dimensions via a scrolling (Guitar Hero-like) chromosome highway. GWATCH provides an extremely useful, visually appealing bird's-eye view of positive disease-association results, while all sensitive information remain secure behind firewalls.
Russian Ministry of Science, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

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