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Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Researchers use living systems as a guide to develop advanced technologies
Biologically driven design leads to the development of novel multi-functional materials, miniaturized electromechanical systems, and reliable living tissues as a more sustainable solution to pressing technological problems facing the human race.

Contact: Jason Lim Chongjin
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Science
What's in the sheep genome? Wool see
After eight years of work, researchers have completed the first sequencing of the entire sheep genome. Scientists from CSIRO led an international research team to complete the sequencing, which could lead to more effective breeding strategies and new approaches to the management of sheep in Australia and around the world.
Meat and Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd., International Science Linkages

Contact: Andrew Warren
andrew.warren@csiro.au
61-416-277-695
CSIRO Australia

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Molecular Cell
New method reveals single protein interaction key to embryonic stem cell differentiation
Researchers from the University of Chicago have pioneered a new technique to simplify the study of protein networks and identify the importance of individual protein interactions. By designing synthetic proteins that can only interact with a pre-determined partner, and introducing them into cells, the team revealed a key interaction that regulates the ability of embryonic stem cells to change into other cell types.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2014
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's June 2014 story tips include stories on biofuels, materials, big data, and biometrics.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Chapman University partners with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Chapman has signed a formal agreement to collaborate with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, one of the world's largest organizations treating autism spectrum disorder and the third largest non-governmental organization contributing to autism research in the United States. The goal of the partnership is to advance the understanding of autism and refine current treatment strategies.

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Nature Genetics
BRCA2 gene now connected to lung cancer, doubling a smoker's risk
New research confirms a vulnerability to lung cancer can be inherited and implicates the BRCA2 gene as harboring one of the involved genetic mutations. An international consortium of scientists including investigators used integrated results from the 1000 Genomes Project with genetics studies of lung cancer to complete the investigation published on June 1, 2014, in Nature Genetics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Robin Dutcher
Robin.dutcher@hitchcock.org
603-653-9056
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Nature Biotechnology
DREAM project crowdsources answer to cancer cell drug sensitivities
A study published June 1 in the journal Nature Biotechnology describes the results of an open challenge to predict which breast cancer cell lines will respond to which drugs, based only on the sum of cells' genomic data. The winning entry, from the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, was 78 percent accurate in identifying sensitive versus resistant cell lines, and was one of 44 algorithms submitted by groups from around the world.
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 30-May-2014
Molecular Ecology Resources
Genome sequences show how lemurs fight infection
Next-generation genome sequencing technology is enabling Duke Lemur Center researchers to catalog 150,000 antibodies found in a single species of lemur that seems uniquely susceptible to cryptosproridium infection. This is a new approach to disease detection and monitoring in a critically endangered species that could aid conservation efforts and surveillance for zoonoses.
Duke University

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-668-4544
Duke University

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Nature
Extensive cataloging of human proteins uncovers 193 never known to exist
Striving for the protein equivalent of the Human Genome Project, an international team of researchers has created an initial catalog of the human 'proteome,' or all of the proteins in the human body. In total, using 30 different human tissues, the team identified proteins encoded by 17,294 genes, which is about 84 percent of all of the genes in the human genome predicted to encode proteins.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and others

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

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Nature
Filling in the gaps on the protein map
Substantial progress has been made in decoding the human proteome. Under the leadership of the Technische Universität München researchers have now mapped more than 18,000 human proteins -- 92 percent of the entire proteome. Their work has also delivered fascinating insights into the interplay of DNA, RNA and proteins as the main molecular players of life. The team is presenting its findings in the latest edition of Nature.

Contact: Barbara Wankerl
barbara.wankerl@tum.de
49-892-892-2562
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 27-May-2014
PLOS Computational Biology
'Virtual human' shows that stiff arteries can explain the cause of high blood pressure
High blood pressure is highly age-related and affects more than one billion people worldwide. But doctors can't fully explain the cause of 90 per cent of all cases. A computer model of a 'virtual human' suggests that stiff arteries alone are enough to cause high blood pressure.

Contact: Stig W. Omholt
stig.omholt@ntnu.no
47-909-40985
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 26-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Breakthrough shows how DNA is 'edited' to correct genetic diseases
An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Philippa Walker
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol

Public Release: 23-May-2014
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Untangling whole genomes of individual species from a microbial mix
A new approach to studying microbes in the wild will allow scientists to sequence the genomes of individual species from complex mixtures. It marks a big advance for understanding the enormous diversity of microbial communities -- including the human microbiome. The work is described in an article published May 22 in Early Online form in the journal G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, published by the Genetics Society of America.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, National Science Foundation, US Department Of Energy

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
press@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 23-May-2014
Fruit fly research to provide new insight into our body clock and its biological impact
New research at the University of Southampton into how animals keep time through their internal circadian rhythms could help us understand why we sleep and how we cope with jet lag.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Science
A glimpse into nature's looking glass -- to find the genetic code is reassigned
It has long been assumed that there is only one 'canonical' genetic code, so each word means the same thing to every organism. Now, this paradigm has been challenged by the discovery of large numbers of exceptions from the canonical genetic code, published by a team of researchers from the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute in the May 23, 2014, edition of the journal Science.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
mlballon@lbl.gov
925-927-2541
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Nature Communications
The first termite genome fills a gap in social inset genomics
Like ants and honey bee, termites are also eusocial insects. In colonies of termites, only a few individuals have reproductive ability, while other individuals perform non-reproduction tasks like foraging, brood care or defense.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 20-May-2014
GSA Annual Drosophila Research Conference
Nine young scientists awarded by the Genetics Society of America for fruit fly research
The Genetics Society of America and the Drosophila research community are pleased to announce the winners of GSA Poster Awards at the 55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. These awards were made to undergraduate, graduate student, and postdoctoral researchers in recognition of the work they presented at the conference. Their projects, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism, were focused on the genetic and molecular bases of fundamental biological processes.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar, Ph.D.
press@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Nature Genetics
Chinese scientists crack the genome of another diploid cotton Gossypium arboreum
Chinese scientists from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and BGI successfully deciphered the genome sequence of another diploid cotton -- Gossypium arboreum after the completed sequencing of G. raimondii in 2012.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Nature Biotechnology
EPA ToxCast data validates BioMAP® systems' ability to predict drug, chemical toxicities
Research demonstrates the ability of BioMAP® Systems, a set of primary human cell and co-culture assays that model human disease and pathway biology, to identify important safety aspects of drugs and chemicals more efficiently and accurately than animal testing. Analysis of 776 chemicals, including reference pharmaceuticals and failed drugs, shows this approach to reproducibly identify potential toxicities and off-target drug effects, as well as cellular mechanisms and affected biomarkers underlying specific adverse reactions in humans.

Contact: Joan Kureczka
jkureczka@comcast.net
415-821-2413
Kureczka/Martin Associates

Public Release: 16-May-2014
GigaScience
The early earthworm catches on to full data release
American cartoonist Gary Larson said: 'All things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm' -- but never in such a visually stunning way as that in two papers published in open-access journals GigaScience and PLOS ONE. This work and data allow species identification via the first comparative study of earthworm morphology and anatomy using a 3-D noninvasive imaging technique called microCT. This is essential given the earthworm can both benefit and harm ecosystems.
Ramon Areces Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Helge Axson Johnson Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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

Public Release: 15-May-2014
National Institutes of Health funding to help expand data storage capacity at UC Riverside
The University of California, Riverside, has received funding of $600,000 from the National Institutes of Health to support data-intensive research -- also often called Big Data science. The grant will make possible the purchase of a complex instrument: a Big Data cluster with high-performance CPU resources and data storage space equivalent to 5,000 modern laptops. Big Data has been identified as a contributor to the growth of the US economy over the next few decades.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 14-May-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Deconstructing goal-oriented movement
Our human brains are filled with maps: visual maps of our external environments, and motor maps that define how we interact physically within those environments. Somehow these separate points of reference need to correspond with -- and to -- one another in order for us to act, whether it's grasping a coffee cup or hitting a tennis ball.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Science
Surprising global species shake-up discovered
Scientists re-examined 100 world-wide monitoring studies and were surprised to discover that, over decades, the number of species in many places has not changed much -- or has increased. But the researchers did discover that almost 80 percent of the communities showed changes in species composition. This shows that a rapid global turnover of species is happening, resulting in novel biological communities. The scientists conclude that biodiversity change may be as large a concern as biodiversity loss.

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Protein Data Bank: 100,000 structures
Four wwPDB data centers in the US, UK and Japan support online access to three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules that help researchers understand many facets of biomedicine, agriculture, and ecology, from protein synthesis to health. This public archive of experimentally determined protein and nucleic acid structures has reached a critical milestone of 100,000 structures, thanks to the efforts of structural biologists throughout the world.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy

Contact: Christine Zardecki
info@rcsb.org
848-445-0103
Rutgers University

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Nature
Scientists slow brain tumor growth in mice
Much like using dimmer switches to brighten or darken rooms, biochemists have identified a protein that can be used to slow down or speed up the growth of brain tumors in mice.
Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Houston Endowment, Inc.

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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