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Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
UC Davis leads new effort in functional annotation of animal genomes
Scientists and breeders working with poultry and livestock species will get a new set of tools from an international project that includes the University of California, Davis. The University of California Davis team, led by functional genomicist Huaijun Zhou will focus on the genomes of the chicken, cow and pig, which make up the largest meat-producing industries in the United States. The broad international effort is called the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes Initiative.
U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Poultry, Cattle and Swine Genomes Coordination Funds, the National Pork Board, Aviagen LTD

Contact: Patricia Bailey
pjbailey@ucdavis.edu
530-752-9843
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
Nature Reviews Cancer
Scientists find cancer weak spots for new targeted drugs
Scientists have identified weak spots in cancer cells that could be targeted and attacked by new precision drugs.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: James Hakner
press@sussex.ac.uk
44-127-367-8888
University of Sussex

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Nature
'DNA spellchecker' means that our genes aren't all equally likely to mutate
A study that examined 17 million mutations in the genomes of 650 cancer patients concludes that large differences in mutation rates across the human genome are caused by the DNA repair machinery. 'DNA spellchecker' is preferentially directed towards more important parts of chromosomes that contain key genes. The study illustrates how data from medical sequencing projects can answer basic questions about how cells work.
Sanger Institute, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-607-611-798
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 22-Feb-2015
2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference
Fever alarm armband: A wearable, printable, temperature sensor
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a 'fever alarm armband,' a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, San Francisco, on Feb. 22-26, 2015. The flexible organic components developed for this device are well-suited to wearable devices that continuously monitor vital signs including temperature and heart rate for applications in healthcare settings.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology, JST ERATO Someya Bio-Harmonized Electronics Project

Contact: Takao Someya
someya@ee.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
81-358-410-411
University of Tokyo

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
Biopreservation and Biobanking
Future of biobanking and translational research in China
As clinical medical research in China reaches a turning point, the country's strategy for expanding its biosample collection and analysis capabilities and its focus on acquiring new sources of biomedical data to accelerate translational research are highlighted in a special issue of Biopreservation and Biobanking.

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

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Mobile app with evidence-based decision support diagnoses more obesity, smoking, and depression, Columbia Nursing study finds
Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability.
NIH/National Institute for Nursing Research

Contact: Lisa Rapaport
lr2692@cumc.columbia.edu
212-342-3795
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
ACS Chemical Biology
The promiscuity of chemical probes discovered
Researchers at IMIM have applied a new computational methodology to anticipate the degree of selectivity of the molecules that are used to study protein functions and reduce the risk of establishing erroneous relations between proteins and diseases.The study has proven that many of these small molecules or chemical probes are not as selective as believed, but instead interact with multiple proteins, which could lead to confusion in experimental results.This is key to developing safer pharmaceuticals

Contact: Marta Calsina Freixas
mcalsina@imim.es
34-933-160-680
IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Science
New ALS gene and signaling pathways identified
Using advanced DNA sequencing methods, researchers have identified a new gene that is associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Biogen Idec, Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, MND Association, American ALS Association, National Institutes of Health, Angel Fund, Project ALS/P2ALS, ALS Therapy Alliance, Pierre L. de Bourghknecht ALS Research Foundation, and others

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
NYU Langone Medical Center, Technion forge new cancer research partnership
A $9 million gift from philanthropists Laura and Isaac Perlmutter will fund a new cancer research partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter

Contact: Jim Mandler
jim.mandler@nyumc.org
212-404-3525
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Nature
Researchers unravel health/disease map
Researchers affiliated with several organizations, including Simon Fraser University, have realized a major scientific achievement that will advance understanding of how the information in our cells is used and processed. The scientists are globally celebrating their publication of 20 manuscripts in Nature that describe their generation and analysis of reference epigenome maps. Epigenomes are chemical modifications of DNA and proteins. They cause our genome to stay healthy or develop diseases.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
BioData Mining
Google-style ranking used to describe gene connectivity
Using the technique known as 'Gene Rank,' Dartmouth investigator Eugene Demidenko, Ph.D., captured and described a new characterization of gene connectivity in 'Microarray Enriched Gene Rank,' published in BioData Mining. The effective computer algorithm can be used to compare tissues across or within organisms at great speed with a simple laptop computer.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
Barrett-Jackson classic car auction raises $140,000 for TGen cancer research
What do a classic '79 Cutlass, Best Actress nominee Sharon Stone and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) all have in common? They combined in January to raise $140,000 for TGen's colon and prostate cancer research at the 44th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction

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

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
BGRF announces in silico method to predict effectiveness of cognitive enhancers
The Biogerontology Research Foundation, a UK-based charity committed to the support of aging research to address the challenges of a rapidly aging population and to reduce the impact of disease on future generations, announces the publication of research into personalizing nootropic drugs using in silico prediction methods.

Contact: Henry Stanley
henry@henrystanley.com
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Mapping the gut microbiome to better understand its role in obesity
Several recent science studies have claimed that the gut microbiome -- the diverse array of bacteria that live in the stomach and intestines -- may be to blame for obesity. But Katherine Pollard, Ph.D., a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, says it is not that simple.

Contact: Dana Smith
dana.smith@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2532
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
A*STAR develops systems to identify treatment targets for cancer and rare diseases
In recent months, several national initiatives for personalized medicine have been announced, including the recently launched precision medicine initiative in the US, driven by rapid advances in genomic technologies and with the promise of cheaper and better healthcare. Significant challenges remain, however, in the management and analysis of genetic information and their integration with patient data.
A*STAR

Contact: Winnie Lim
limcp2@gis.a-star.edu.sg
65-680-88013
Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
JMD publishes article on laboratory perspective of incidental findings reporting
This paper offers new and important perspectives from the laboratory highlighting the need for increased understanding and transparency of complex genomic testing. It also outlines important recommendations, including the need for laboratories to establish clear and patient-friendly policies for delivering ancillary information generated from genome-wide genetic tests.

Contact: Maurissa Messier
maurissa@bioscribe.com
760-659-6700
Association for Molecular Pathology

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
ZooKeys
iSpot: Research finds crowdsourcing effective for gathering biodiversity data
New research on iSpot -- The Open University's platform to help people share and learn more about nature -- has recognised crowdsourcing as having a key role in the identification of plant species and wildlife. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Jonathan Silvertown
jonathan.silvertown@ed.ac.uk
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
EU and GBIF to collaborate on improving biodiversity information for developing countries
The European Union and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility have launched a four-year €3.9 million project aimed at increasing the amount of biodiversity information available for developing countries. Focused on enhancing capacity and mobilizing data from countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) will increase the amount and quality of policy-relevant data on biodiversity, helping those countries meet international commitments under Aichi Target 19 and IPBES.
European Union, via the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development

Contact: Kyle Copas
kcopas@gbif.org
45-35-32-14-75
Global Biodiversity Information Facility

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

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