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Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Biological Conservation
Saving seeds the right way can save the world's plants
Exotic pests, shrinking ranges and a changing climate threaten some of the world's most rare and ecologically important plants, and so conservationists establish seed collections to save the seeds in banks or botanical gardens in hopes of preserving some genetic diversity.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
F1000Research
F1000Research brings static research figures to life
F1000Research today published new research from Bjorn Brembs, professor of neurogenetics at the Institute of Zoology, Universitaet Regensburg, in Germany, with a proof-of-concept figure allowing readers and reviewers to run the underlying code within the online article. This represents an important leap forward for scientific publishing, by demonstrating a completely novel framework for assessing the quality of a scholarly output.

Contact: Eleanor Howell
press@f1000.com
44-020-763-19129
Faculty of 1000

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Mutations from Venus, mutations from Mars
Weizmann Institute researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 27-Jul-2014
Nature Genetics
NIH scientists find 6 new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's
Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported. The study, published in Nature Genetics, was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by scientists working in NIH laboratories.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Barbara McMakin
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
PLOS Genetics
8.2 percent of our DNA is 'functional'
Only 8.2 percent of human DNA is likely to be doing something important -- is 'functional' -- say Oxford University researchers.
Wellcome Trust, UK Medical Research Council

Contact: University of Oxford News & Information Office
news.office@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-186-528-0530
University of Oxford

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Genome Biology
Smartphone experiment tracks whether our life story is written in our gut bacteria
Life events such as visiting another country or contracting a disease cause a significant shift in the make-up of the gut microbiota -- the community of bacteria living in the digestive system, according to research published in the open-access journal Genome Biology. Two participants used smartphone apps to collect information every day for a year in the study by scientists from MIT and Harvard. The authors think the method could be rolled out to studies of human-bacteria relationships with many more participants.

Contact: Anna Perman
Anna.Perman@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22429
BioMed Central

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Newly discovered gut virus lives in half the world's population
Odds are, there's a virus living inside your gut that has gone undetected by scientists for decades. A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University has found that more than half the world's population is host to a newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common gut bacterial species, Bacteroides. This bacterium thought to be connected with obesity, diabetes and other gut-related diseases.

Contact: Natalia Elko
natalia.elko@mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-2585
San Diego State University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Nature Scientific Data
Nearly 50 years of lemur data now available online
A 48-year archive of life history data for the world's largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online. The Duke Lemur Center database allows visitors to view and download data for more than 3600 animals representing 27 species of lemurs, lorises and galagos -- distant primate cousins who predate monkeys and apes -- with more data to be uploaded in the future.
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, National Science Foundation

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-668-4544
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Springer partners with Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association
As of 2015, Springer will publish the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, the official journal of the Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association. The cooperation will allow the journal to expand its global visibility in the area of fuzzy research. The International Journal of Fuzzy Systems is dedicated to presenting high-quality papers that deal with the theory, design and application of fuzzy systems, soft computing systems, gray systems and extension theory systems ranging from hardware to software.

Contact: Renate Bayaz
renate.bayaz@springer.com
49-622-148-78531
Springer

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
Journal of Insect Science
New planthopper species found in southern Spain
Not much is known about the genus of planthopper known as Conosimus, which now includes six species after a new one was recently discovered in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula in the Spanish city of Jaen. A description of it appears in the open-access Journal of Insect Science.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
BGI Tech launches human whole exome sequencing service on complete genomics' advanced platform
BGI Tech, a subsidiary of BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced today the global launch of a new human whole exome sequencing service based on Complete Genomics' industry-leading platform.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The real price of steak
New research reveals the comparative environmental costs of livestock-based foods.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43852
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
European Physical Journal E
Refined biological evolution model
Models for the evolution of life try and clarify the long term dynamics of an evolving system of species. A recent model accounts for species interactions with various degrees of symmetry, connectivity, and species abundance. This is an improvement on previous, simpler models, which apply random fitness levels to species. The findings published in the European Physical Journal E demonstrate that the resulting replicator ecosystems do not appear to be a self-organized critical model, unlike the so-called Bak Sneppen model.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
Nature Genetics
Marmoset sequence sheds new light on primate biology and evolution
An international team of scientists led by the Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University St. Louis, including a researcher from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset -- the first sequence of a New World Monkey -- providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid reproductive system, physiology and growth shedding new light on primate biology and evolution. The team published the work in the journal Nature Genetics.

Contact: Susanna Kautschitsch
susanna.kautschitsch@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-250-771-153
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 18-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Scientists enlist big data to guide conservation efforts
Genetic studies have given us detailed information about the evolutionary relationships embodied in the Tree of Life, while newly digitized museum collections contain a wealth of information about species distribution. To date, however, these big data collections have not been applied to conservation efforts. University of California, Berkeley's Brent Mishler and Australian colleagues have created a model taking both distribution and relationships into account to identify lineages that need preservation, in particular rare endemics.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
Nature
Tiniest catch: University of Arizona scientists' fishing expedition reveals viral diversity in the sea
Using bacteria as bait, University of Arizona scientists caught wild ocean viruses and then deciphered their genomes. They learned that the genetic lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than previously thought.
Department of Energy, University of Arizona/Biosphere 2, University of Arizona/BIO5 Institute, National Science Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Daniel Stolte
stolte@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4402
University of Arizona

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
ITN's TrialShare wins National Academies Board on Research Data and Information challenge
The Immune Tolerance Network's TrialShare Clinical Trials Research Portal has won the National Academy of Sciences Data and Information Challenge. The theme of this year's competition, launched and judged by the academy's Board on Research Data and Information, was 'Using Data for the Public Good.' The ITN's entry, entitled 'ITN TrialShare: Enabling True Clinical Trial Transparency' describes the unique data sharing portal developed by the NIH-sponsored clinical research consortium.

Contact: Philip Bernstein
ITNCommunications@immunetolerance.org
240-235-6132
Immune Tolerance Network

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Pioneer in next generation sequencing receives 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Sciences Prize
Noted scientist and geneticist Jay Shendure, M.D., Ph.D., was today presented with the 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Science Prize for his innovative work in the development and application of genomic technology, including completing a detailed sequence of DNA from HeLa cells, the first 'immortal' human cell line grown in a lab.
The Alpha Foundation

Contact: Beth Pugh
bpugh@hudsonalpha.org
256-327-0443
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
mBio of the American Society of Microbiology
TGen-led study finds likely origin of lung fungus invading Pacific Northwest
Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global "public health vigilance," according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). C. gattii, which likely originated in Brazil, is responsible for dozens of deaths in recent years since it was first found in 1999 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, well outside its usual tropical habitats.
National Institutes of Health, Medical Research Council of South Africa

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Scientists developed new technology for the diagnosis of cancer cells
The type of therapy a cancer patient receives, largely depends on the eye of a pathologist. However, human judgment is, by its very nature, subject to variation. To enhance the quality of diagnosis, scientists at Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research have developed a software that identifies cell structures and proteins in order to provide reliable diagnoses. The data was published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Contact: Lukas Kenner
lukas.kenner@meduniwien.ac.at
43-664-118-8385
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 11-Jul-2014
Cell Stem Cell
A new genome editing method brings the possibility of gene therapies closer to reality
This study published online in Cell Stell Cell provides an important theoretical foundation for stem cell-based gene therapy.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 11-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
BGI reports a novel gene for salt tolerance found in wild soybean
A team of researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, BGI and other institutes have identified a gene of wild soybean linked to salt tolerance, with implication for improving this important crop to grow in saline soil. This study published online in Nature Communications provides an effective strategy to unveil novel genomic information for crop improvement.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of America
UC Riverside microbiologist receives national recognition
Jason Stajich, associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2014 Alexopoulos Prize by the Mycological Society of America, a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology -- the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi. The award is peer-nominated and each year recognizes an outstanding early-career mycologist. Stajich received the award last month.
Mycological Society of America

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Managing the data jungle
Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors on the spot.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Pippow
andreas.pippow@fit.fraunhofer.de
49-224-114-1524
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Health Affairs
The impact of big data on health care: Health Affairs' July issue
Health Affairs explores the promise of big data in improving health care effectiveness and efficiency in its July issue. Many articles examine the potential of approaches such as predictive analytics and address the unavoidable privacy implications of collecting, storing, and interpreting massive amounts of health information.

Contact: Sue Ducat
sducat@projecthope.org
301-841-9962
Health Affairs

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