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Public Release: 27-Nov-2014
Science
Mosquitoes and malaria: Scientists pinpoint how biting cousins have grown apart
Sixteen mosquito species have varying capabilities for transmitting malaria and adapting to new environments. Researchers sequenced their genomes to better understand the evolutionary science behind the differences. The results, published in Science, may advance understanding about the biological differences between mosquitoes that transmit malaria, and ultimately, how species might be more precisely controlled to stop transmission.

Contact: Lindsay Taylor Key
ltkey@vt.edu
540-231-6594
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 27-Nov-2014
Science
Notre Dame biologist leads sequencing of the genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes
Nora Besansky, O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University's Eck Institute for Global Health, has led an international team of scientists in sequencing the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world.

Contact: Nora Besansky
nbesansk@nd.edu
574-850-1061
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Scientific Data
New guide to the genetic jungle of muscles can help health research
Researchers from Aarhus University and Bispebjerg Hospital have created a comprehensive overview of how tens of thousands of genes interact in relation to the behavior of muscles. At the same time, they have developed a guide to the enormous amounts of data and thus paved the way for new knowledge about diseases associated with lack of activity.

Contact: Kristian Vissing
vissing@ph.au.dk
45-87-16-81-73
Aarhus University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Genome Research
Bioengineering study finds two-cell mouse embryos already talking about their future
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that mouse embryos are contemplating their cellular fates in the earliest stages after fertilization when the embryo has only two to four cells, a discovery that could upend the scientific consensus about when embryonic cells begin differentiating into cell types. Their research, which used single-cell RNA sequencing to look at every gene in the mouse genome, was published recently in the journal Genome Research.
National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes Foundation

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Genom Austria launches as a new member of the Personal Genome Project
Breakthrough sequencing technology makes it possible to analyze human genomes at relatively low cost. 'Genom Austria' is a joint project of PersonalGenomes.org, the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Medical University of Vienna. It explores the scientific, educational, ethical, and social implications of genome sequencing. Following the model of Harvard's Personal Genome Project, 'Genom Austria' provides qualifying volunteers the opportunity to sequence and publicly share their genomes.

Contact: Eva Schweng
press@genomaustria.at
43-140-160-70051
CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Two University of Houston scientists elected as AAAS Fellows
Two scientists from the University of Houston have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dan Graur, John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, and Mary Ann Ottinger, associate vice president for research at UH and associate vice chancellor for research for the UH system, join a select group of researchers recognized by their peers as among the best in their fields.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
ZooKeys
Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse?
Are Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse? A new study published in the open-access journal ZooKeys points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation and proposes an innovative solution in the face of a virtual structure acting as a 'metamuseum.'

Contact: Franco Andreone
franco.andreone@regione.piemonte.it
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles
A team of scientists, including researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, has reconstructed a detailed 'tree of life' for turtles. Next generation sequencing technologies in Academy labs have generated unprecedented amounts of genetic information for a thrilling new look at turtles' evolutionary history. Authors place turtles in the newly named group 'Archelosauria' with their closest relatives: birds, crocodiles, and dinosaurs.

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

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

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