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Public Release: 17-Mar-2014
Nature Methods
Immunologists present improved mass spectrometric method for proteomic analyses
Mass spectrometry is a highly sensitive method of measurement that has been used for many years for the analysis of chemical and biological materials. Scientists at the Institute of Immunology of the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have now significantly improved this analytical method that is widely employed within their field.

Contact: Dr. Stefan Tenzer
tenzer@uni-mainz.de
49-613-117-6199
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 17-Mar-2014
PLOS ONE
Closer to detecting preeclampsia
Researchers have found a set of biomarkers in urine and serum samples that were different between women with preeclampsia, women with normal pregnancies and women who were not pregnant. These biomarkers tell the story of what is happening to the metabolism of women who have developed preeclampsia.

Contact: Marie Austdal
marie.austdal@ntnu.no
47-957-05482
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
Nature Genetics
Novel gene-finding approach yields a new gene linked to key heart attack risk factor
Scientists have discovered a previously unrecognized gene variation that makes humans have healthier blood lipid levels and reduced risk of heart attacks -- a finding that opens the door to using this knowledge in testing or treatment of high cholesterol and other lipid disorders. But even more significant is how they found the gene, which had been hiding in plain sight in previous hunts for genes that influence cardiovascular risk.
National Institutes of Health, Norwegian HUNT

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
Nature
Newly identified small-RNA pathway defends genome against the enemy within
For a plant to create reproductive cells, it must first erase a series of tags attached to DNA across the genome that distinguish active and inactive genes. But the marks also keep a host of damaging 'jumping genes' inactive. As the cell wipes away the marks, it activates transposons, which can cause genetic damage. Researchers at CSHL have discovered a fail-safe mechanism that helps to keep transposons inactive even when these marks are erased.
DuPont Pioneer, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
Nature Genetics
Cancer therapy may be too targeted
Targeted therapies seem to be the future of cancer treatment, but can they be too narrowly focused? In a study published in Nature Genetics, scientists have found that for a rare cancer of the blood vessel where several mutations can underlie the disease, many different parts of the pathway can be disrupted. For patients with multiple underlying mutations, previously developed therapies that focus on targeting a single component in the pathway will be ineffective.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Mary Clarke
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-95328
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Bioinformatics
Bioscientists develop 'grammar' to design useful synthetic living systems
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Virginia Tech have used a computer-aided design tool to create genetic languages to guide the design of biological systems.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Tiffany Trent
ttrent@vt.edu
540-231-6822
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
67th SSO Annual Cancer Symposium
Pancreatic cancer surgery findings presented at SSO
Despite the benefits of surgery for early stage pancreatic cancer, it remains under-utilized for patients with this deadly disease, according to a new national analysis of trends and outcomes. Physician-scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented their findings and strategies to increase rates at the Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium in Phoenix.

Contact: Alicia Reale
alicia.reale@uhhospitals.org
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Science
Unraveling a mystery in the 'histone code' shows how gene activity is inherited
Every cell in our body has exactly the same DNA, yet every cell is different. The genetic code carried in our DNA provides instructions for cells to manufacture specific proteins. A second code, carried by histone proteins bound to DNA, determines which genes are activated in particular cells. Researchers at CSHL have found that the slightest variation in a histone protein can have dramatic effects on how the genes encoded in our DNA are used.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
PLOS Computational Biology
Autism and intellectual disability incidence linked with environmental factors
An analysis of 100 million US medical records reveals that autism and intellectual disability rates correlate with genital malformation incidence in newborn males, an indicator of congenital exposure to harmful environmental factors such as pesticides. Autism rates jump by 283 percent for every one percent increase in frequency of malformations in a county. In addition, the study finds that Autism and ID incidence decrease by roughly 99 percent in states with stronger regulations on diagnosis.
NIH/National Institute for Mental Health

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
PLOS ONE
UT Arlington research says treadmill workstation benefits employees, employers
Employees who use treadmill workstations not only receive physical benefits but also are more productive at work, according to a recently published study by researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A tale of 2 data sets: New DNA analysis strategy helps researchers cut through the dirt
Researchers from Michigan State University, the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have published the largest soil DNA sequencing effort to date in PNAS. What has emerged in this first of the studies to come from this project is a simple, elegant solution to sifting through the deluge of information gleaned, as well as a sobering reality check on just how hard a challenge these environments will be.
Department of Energy Office of Science, US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Nature Biotechnology
New bioinformatics tool to visualize transcriptomes
ZENBU, a new, freely available bioinformatics tool developed at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technology in Japan, enables researchers to quickly and easily integrate, visualize and compare large amounts of genomic information resulting from large-scale, next-generation sequencing experiments.

Contact: Juliette Savin
juliette.savin@riken.jp
81-080-889-52136
RIKEN

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
ASCO 50th Annual Meeting
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare cancer expert Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff is honored by ASCO
In association with its 50th anniversary, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff one of ASCO's 50 Oncology Luminaries, celebrating 50 doctors who over the past half-century have significantly advanced cancer care.

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
Slovak Republic becomes EMBL Prospect Member State
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) welcomes the Slovak Republic as the first country to join its new Prospect Member scheme. In a Statement of Intent signed last month, the Slovak Republic and EMBL agree to explore the possibilities for long-term cooperation, with a view to the country becoming a full Member State within three years.

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
sonia.furtado@embl.de
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
The genome of sesame sheds new lights on oil biosynthesis
Researchers from Oil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, BGI, University of Copenhagen and other institutes have successfully cracked the genome of high oil content crop sesame, providing new lights on the important stages of seed development and oil accumulation, and potential key genes for sesamin production.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
American Naturalist
Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?
Plants are also able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research and the University of Goettingen have concluded from their investigations on barberry, which is able to abort its own seeds to prevent parasite infestation. The results are the first ecological evidence of complex behavior in plants.

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
presse@ufz.de
49-341-235-1635
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
PeerJ
System-wide analyses have underestimated the importance of transcription in animals
Over the last decade, a number of studies have suggested that, in animal cells, translation and protein turnover play a larger role in determining the different levels at which proteins are expressed than transcription. This new study suggests that the major reason why protein and mRNA abundance measurements are poorly correlated is because of various types of measurement error in the protein and mRNA abundance, rather than transcription having minimal impact on protein expression levels.

Contact: Mark Biggin
mdbiggin@lbl.gov
510-486-7606
PeerJ

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Science
A bird's eye view of cellular RNAs
A team at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Allen Institute for Brain Science, has developed a new method that allows scientists to pinpoint the location of thousands of working copies of genes called mRNAs at once in intact cells -- while simultaneously determining the sequence of letters, or bases, that identify them and reveal their cellular function.

Contact: Dan Ferber
dan.ferber@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-1547
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Genome Research
New advances in the chronic lymphocytic leukaemia genome
The Chronic Lymphatic Leukaemia (CLL) Genome Consortium moves closer to the functional study of the genome and its application for improving the treatment of the disease. Researchers from the Spanish CLL Consortium identify functional differences in leukaemia cells. Their findings are published in the journal Genome Research and provide a new classification of the disease that could, eventually, improve predictions of the best time for starting treatment.
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain and the International Cancer Genome Consortium

Contact: Juan Manuel Sarasua
juan.sarasua@crg.eu
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Nature Biotechnology
'How well did you sequence that genome?' NIST, consortium partners have answer
The NIST-hosted Genome in a Bottle consortium has announced the first of a planned suite of reference materials that will measure the performance of equipment, reagents and mathematical algorithms used for clinical human genome sequencing.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 21-Feb-2014
Self Regional Healthcare, Clemson, Genetic Center create national genetics research hub
A new partnership will establish formal collaboration among genetic researchers and Clemson University faculty at the Greenwood Genetic Center and Self Regional Healthcare, expanding an already successful working relationship.

Contact: Peter Hull
phull@clemson.edu
843-209-8341
Clemson University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2014
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Preview issue of groundbreaking peer-reviewed journal now available
Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers has released an exclusive preview issue of our new peer-reviewed journal 3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Contact: Sophie Mohin
smohin@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100 x2254
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 21-Feb-2014
PLOS ONE
Virginia Tech scientist proposes revolutionary naming system for all life on Earth
A new naming structure moves beyond the Linnaeus system to one based on the genetic sequence of each individual organism.

Contact: Zeke Barlow
bzeke@vt.edu
540-231-5417
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
American Journal of Botany
Sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes in the sunflower family now possible
Researchers have developed an efficient approach for sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes across members of the Compositae (sunflower family) to better-resolve phylogenetic relationships within the family, as well as a bioinformatic workflow for processing and analyzing the resulting sequence data. This method, available in the February issue of Applications in Plant Sciences, can be applied to any taxonomic group of interest and could serve as a model for phylogenetic investigations of other major plant groups.
National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, Genome BC, Genome Canada

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
American Journal of Botany

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
PLOS Genetics
CNIO team explains lower cancer incidence rate in patients with central nervous system disesase
Alfonso Valencia, researcher and Vicedirector of Basic Research at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, today publishes the first evidence of a molecular relationship between cancer and central nervous system diseases in the journal PLOS Genetics. Specifically, the work identifies almost a hundred genes which could explain this relationship.

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

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