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Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Science
New method helps map species' genetic heritage
Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo -- the heron or the sparrow? These questions seem simple, but are actually difficult for geneticists to answer. A new, sophisticated technique called statistical binning developed by researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Texas at Austin can help researchers construct more accurate species trees detailing the lineage of genes and the relationships between species.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Science
Genes tell story of birdsong and human speech
A massive international effort to sequence and compare the entire genomes of 48 species of birds, representing every major order of the bird family tree, reveals that vocal learning evolved twice or maybe three times among songbirds, parrots and hummingbirds. Even more striking, the set of genes employed in each of those song innovations is remarkably similar to the genes involved in human speaking ability.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Karl Leif Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Science
Computer scientists at UT Austin crack code for redrawing bird family tree
A new computational technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin has enabled an international consortium to produce an avian tree of life that points to the origins of various bird species. A graduate student at the university is a leading author on papers describing the new technique and sharing the consortium's findings about bird evolution in the journal Science.
National Science Foundation and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Marc Airhart
mairhart@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-1066
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
PLOS Genetics
Blood lipid metabolites allow early identification of cardiovascular disease
New circulating metabolites might allow early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. A team of scientists from Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet and Colorado State University have identified novel lipid-derived molecules associated with future coronary heart disease events. The study published in the journal PLOS Genetics has examined the metabolic profile of blood samples from more than 3,600 individuals that have been followed-up for up to 10 years.
Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation, European Research Council, Swedish Diabetes Foundation, Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation

Contact: Andrea Ganna
andrea.ganna@ki.se
PLOS

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Science
International team maps 'big bang' of bird evolution
The first findings of the Avian Phylogenomics Consortium are being reported nearly simultaneously in 29 papers -- eight papers in a Dec. 12 special issue of Science and 21 more in Genome Biology, GigaScience and other journals. The analyses suggest some remarkable new ideas about bird evolution, including insights into vocal learning and the brain, colored plumage, sex chromosomes and the birds' relationship to dinosaurs and crocodiles.
BGI and the China National GeneBank, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lundbeck Foundation, Danish National Research Foundation, and others

Contact: Karl Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
UTHealth awarded $7.3 million for health information technology research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics has been awarded grants totaling $7.3 million to enhance health care and biomedical discovery through the use of health information technology.
NIH/National Library of Medicine, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
eLife
Worms' mental GPS helps them find food
Salk scientists develop a theory to explain how animals gather information and switch attention.
National Science Foundation, University of California San Diego Institute, Rita Allen Foundation, National Institutes of Health, McKnight Endowment Fund, Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
Salk Institute

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
ERC starting grants for two researchers of the Max Delbrück Center
Two researchers of the Max Delbrück Center will receive over 3 million euros in research funding from the European Research Council in Strasbourg. Cancer researcher Dr. Michela Di Virgilio and systems biologist Dr. Baris Tursun of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology of the MDC will receive an ERC Starting Grant endowed with 1.9 million euros and 1.5 million euros respectively. They were selected from 3,273 applicants.
European Research Fund, Strabourg

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
bachtler@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3896
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
CNIO team has visualized the DNA double-strand break process for the first time
Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, led by Guillermo Montoya, have developed a method for producing biological crystals that has allowed scientists to observe -- for the first time -- DNA double chain breaks. They have also developed a computer simulation that makes this process, which lasts in the order of millionths of a second, visible to the human eye. The study is published today by the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
comunicacion@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
American Society for Cell Biology/International Federation for Cell Biology
Paul G. Allen to give $100 million to create Cell Science Institute
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen today announced a commitment of $100 million to create the Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle. Founded to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells, the nonprofit Allen Institute for Cell Science and its inaugural project, the Allen Cell Observatory, will accelerate disease research around the world by creating and sharing reagents, data and dynamic, predictive models of cells.

Contact: Rob Piercy
robp@alleninstitute.org
206-548-8486
Allen Institute

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Nature Biotechnology
UEA research could revolutionize genomic sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria
New technology (the size of a USB memory stick) could revolutionize genomic sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria. Researchers proved the utility of the new device by successfully mapping multi-drug resistance genes in a Typhoid-causing strain of bacteria -- which has recently emerged globally. They say that the technology could enable bacterial identification, diagnosis of infectious diseases and detection of drug-resistance at the point of clinical need.

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-160-359-2764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
Molecular Cell
CSHL team finds a way to make shRNA gene knockdown more effective
Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have devised a powerful algorithm that improves the effectiveness of an important research technology harnessing RNA interference, or RNAi.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health, Kathryn W. Davis, Hope Funds for Cancer Research, Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
IU collaboration to develop computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure
Three Indiana University professors have received $2.1 million to develop a computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure -- the leading cause of liver failure in the United States -- by using advanced microscopic and computational technologies that allow scientists to see into the liver of a living animal.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Food and Drug Administration, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Department of Defense and the Department of Energy

Contact: Steve Chaplin
stjchap@iu.edu
812-856-1896
Indiana University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
NTU leads global research to uncover one of mankind's most ancient lineages
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University and Penn State University in the United States have successfully discovered one of modern human's ancient lineages through the sequencing of genes.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Technology breakthrough reveals cellular transcription process
'This new research tool offers us a more profound view of the immune responses that are involved in a range of diseases, such as HIV infection. At the level of gene transcription, this had been difficult, complex and costly to do with current technologies, such as microscopy,' says Daniel Kaufmann of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre.
Fonds de recherche du Québec -- Santé

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
University of Chicago to establish Genomic Data Commons
The University of Chicago is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to establish the nation's most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through National Cancer Institute-funded research programs.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Leidos Biomedical Research

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

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
Frontiers in Neurology
New research finds the first evidence of a rogue protein in multiple sclerosis
In a new study published today in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, a team of researchers led by the University of Surrey, have identified a rogue protein in multiple sclerosis, which attacks the body's central nervous system. Researchers believe this finding could pave the way for better understanding of multiple sclerosis and new treatments against neurodegenerative diseases.

Contact: Peter La
p.la@surrey.ac.uk
0044-148-368-9191
University of Surrey

Public Release: 1-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Researchers design a model to predict the effects of chemical substances on health
The analysis of drugs, natural products, and chemical substances found in the environment allows the identification of the chemical fragments responsible for a therapeutic or deleterious effect on human health. This knowledge may be valuable for the design of drugs with fewer secondary effects, for associating diseases, and for identifying new uses for drugs currently on the market. The predictive model developed by researchers at IRB Barcelona provides information for the treatment of 20 percent of human diseases.

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 27-Nov-2014
Science
Highly evolvable malaria-carrying mosquitoes
To investigate the genetic differences between the deadly parasite-transmitting species and their harmless -- but still annoying -- cousins, an international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Geneva's Faculty of Medicine and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, sequenced the genomes of sixteen Anopheles species from around the globe.

Contact: Irène Perovsek
irene.perovsek@isb-sib.ch
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

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

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