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Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Austrian-born cancer researcher honored by the Vilcek Foundation
Franziska Michor was picked as the winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science for her research that fuses evolutionary biology, mathematics, and clinical research toward a better understanding of cancer genesis and treatments.
The Vilcek Foundation

Contact: Phuong Pham
phuong@vilcek.org
212-472-2500
Vilcek Foundation

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Genome Research
Mutation detection in human in vitro fertilized embryos using whole-genome sequencing
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is used in fertility clinics to detect large chromosomal abnormalities or genetic mutations passed on by parents to their in vitro fertilized embryos. However, it is not possible to comprehensively scan the embryo's genome to detect spontaneous mutations. In a study published online today in Genome Research, scientists developed a whole-genome sequencing approach using 5- to 10-cell biopsies from human embryos to detect potential disease-causing mutations.

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
calicchi@cshl.edu
516-422-4012
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
SIB designated the FAO Reference Centre for bioinformatics
The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics has been designated the reference center for bioinformatics by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, or FAO. SIB's expertise together with its state-of-the-art scientific services led to the choice of the Institute. SIB is collaborating with FAO on the screening, monitoring and follow-up of diseases such as avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease.

Contact: Christine Durinx
Communication@isb-sib.ch
41-216-924-047
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 8-Feb-2015
Nature Communications
Genetic code cracked for worldwide dog and human parasite
For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, which paves the way for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests.

Contact: A Rahilly
arahilly@unimelb.edu.au
61-390-355-380
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 6-Feb-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Reining in the yeast tree of life
Members of the Institute of Food Research's National Collection of Yeast Cultures have joined forces with computer scientists at the University of East Anglia to validate novel approaches to constructing a tree of life.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Andrew Chapple
andrew.chapple@ifr.ac.uk
01-603-251-490
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Genome Medicine
CNIO scientists link aggressiveness of chronic lymphocytic leukemia to genetic variability
The two subtypes of this kind of leukemia, mutated and non-mutated, show different levels of aggressiveness and are closely related to the genetic variability amongst individuals. If these results are confirmed by further research, a classifier based on gene expression variability could be designed for this kind of leukemia. The study has been published by the journal Genome Medicine.

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society
Announcing the winners of the 2015 Protein Society Awards
The Protein Society announces the winners of the 2015 Stein and Moore, Carl Brändén, Hans Neurath, Protein Science Young Investigator, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Emil T. Kaiser , and Christian B. Anfinsen Awards.

Contact: Kate Felder
kfelder@proteinsociety.org
443-543-5450
The Protein Society

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
Nature
Scientists call for antibody 'bar code' system to follow Human Genome Project
More than 100 researchers from around the world have collaborated to craft a request that could fundamentally alter how the antibodies used in research are identified, a project potentially on the scale of the now-completed Human Genome Project.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
TGen-Scottsdale Lincoln personalized therapy offers hope for patients with advanced cancer
A 57-year-old Phoenix man, Phil Zeblisky, with advanced Stage 4 pancreatic cancer now has no detectable tumors, following a groundbreaking clinical trial directed by TGen and Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.
Seena Magowitz Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer

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

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
1.3 million euros to develop computational microscope
The Lundbeck Foundation has granted 1,344,321 euros to foster the development of a computational microscope for biomedical applications.
Lundbeck Foundation

Contact: Ilia Solov'yov
ilia@sdu.dk
0045-65-50-25-32
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
CNIO researchers broaden the catalogue of biological chimeras for the study of the genome
The team led by Alfonso Valencia gathers 29,000 biological chimeras from eight species, including humans, mice and yeast. The catalog is a very valuable source of information for cancer research, and it could reveal new markers and potential targets for the development of new cancer drugs.

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

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Nature Methods
Powerful tool promises to change the way scientists view proteins
Life scientists now have access to a publicly available web resource that streamlines and simplifies the process of gleaning insight from 3-D protein structures. Aquaria, as it's known, is fast, easy-to-use and contains twice as many models as all other similar resources combined.

Contact: Alison Heather
a.heather@garvan.org.au
61-292-958-128
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Cell
Why is a dolphin not a cat?
A study of gene regulation in 20 mammals, published in Cell, provides new insights into how species diverged millions of years ago. The findings demonstrate how methods and tools for genetic analysis of humans and mice can be adapted to study non-model species, such as whales and Tasmanian devils.
Cancer Research UK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Wellcome Trust, European Research Council, EMBO Young Investigator Programme, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
01-223-494-665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Dartmouth investigators conduct systematic testing of deimmunized biotherapeutic agents
By establishing protein design algorithms that simultaneously optimize drug candidates for both decreased immunogenic epitope content and high level stability and activity, researchers have established a novel testing platform. Published in PLOS Computational Biology, the paper, titled, 'Mapping the Pareto Optimal Design Space for a Functionally Deimmunized Biotherapeutic Candidate,' guides biotechnologists toward protein designs that function appropriately using sophisticated design algorithms.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kirk Cassels
kirk.A.Cassels@Hitchcock.org
603-653-6177
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
Genetics Society of America names Steven Henikoff as recipient of GSA Medal
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce that Steven Henikoff, PhD, has been awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of genetics during the past 15 years. Dr. Henikoff will receive the award at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, organized by GSA, March 4-8, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Nature Genetics
Introgression in the pig genome leads to their altitude adaptation
Scientists from Jiangxi Agricultural University, BGI and University of California published their latest research on genetic mechanism of pig altitude-adaptations in Nature Genetics online. Their research underlined the importance of introgression for the first time as a potential reason for pig adaptations to cold and hot environments, which provided novel insights into the evolutionary history of pigs and the role of introgression in adaptation more generally.

Contact: Hu Wen
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Penn's Joshua Plotkin to receive 2015 Akira Okubo Prize for Mathematical Biology
Joshua Plotkin of the University of Pennsylvania has been named winner of the 2015 Akira Okubo Prize, awarded jointly by the international Society for Mathematical Biology and the Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology. The award committee granted the award with 'great enthusiasm,' noting that, 'Plotkin's research achievements belie his young age.'
Society for Mathematical Biology, Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
BioResearch Open Access
Integrins are essential in stem cell binding to defective cartilage for joint regeneration
The promise for using mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to repair cartilage damage caused by osteoarthritis depends on the MSC being able to attach efficiently to the defective cartilage. A novel laboratory model in which artificially created cartilage lesions and labeled MSC were used to test factors that might improve MSC binding and the effectiveness of future MSC-based therapies is described in BioResearch Open Access.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Aging
Study validates Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome as a true representation of aging
Vision Genomics in collaboration with Insilico Medicine, and Howard University show that fibroblasts from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome patients and normal aging individuals strongly resemble each other in their signaling pathway activation states, and establish Progeria as a true accelerated aging disease.

Contact: Riya R. Kanherkar
rrkanherkar@visiongenomics.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Nature Methods
Ribose-seq identifies and locates ribonucleotides in genomic DNA
Researchers have developed and tested a new technique known as ribose-seq that allows them to determine the full profile of ribonucleotides -- RNA fragments -- embedded in genomic DNA.
National Science Foundation, Georgia Research Alliance, American Cancer Society, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Vilcek Foundation Honors prominent cell biologist and young researchers of promise
The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Vilcek Foundation Prizes, recognizing immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. Cell biologist Peter Walter will be honored with the $100,000 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. The Creative Promise Prizes, which include awards of $50,000 each, will be presented to Sun Hur, Rob Knight, and Franziska Michor.
The Vilcek Foundation

Contact: Phuong Pham
phuong@vilcek.org
917-822-8418
Vilcek Foundation

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2016
Noisy data facilitates Dartmouth investigation of breast cancer gene expression
Dartmouth researchers reported in Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing on the use of denoising autoencoders to effectively extract key biological principles from gene expression data and summarize them into constructed features with convenient properties.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: kirk Cassels
kirk.A.Cassels@Hitchcock.org
603-653-6177
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
Cladistics
Study maps travel of H7 influenza genes
In a new bioinformatics analysis of the H7N9 influenza virus that has recently infected humans in China, researchers trace the separate phylogenetic histories of the virus's genes, giving a frightening new picture of viruses where the genes are traveling independently in the environment, across large geographic distances and between species, to form 'a new constellation of genes -- a new disease, based not only on H7, but other strains of influenza.'

Contact: James Hathaway
jbhathaw@uncc.edu
704-687-5743
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
BioScience
Next-generation sequencing offers insight into how species adapt to climate change
Next-generation sequencing allows for the creation and analysis of vast amounts of data about populations and their responses to shifting environmental conditions, including climate change. These data can provide fine-scale information at the genomic level into populations' adaptations to changing circumstances. Despite the potential usefulness of next-generation sequencing for environmental scientists, it is a costly tool, and funding has yet to equal the value that it may provide.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

Contact: James Verdier
jverdier@gmail.com
703-517-1362
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 20-Jan-2015
Nature Genetics
Harnessing data from Nature's great evolutionary experiment
Researchers at CSHL have developed a new computational method to identify which letters in the human genome are functionally important. Their computer program, called fitCons, harnesses the power of evolution, comparing changes in DNA letters across not just related species, but also between multiple individuals in a single species. The results provide a surprising picture of just how little of our genome has been 'conserved' by Nature.
National Institutes of Health, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics

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

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