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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)

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
Bioinformatics
Whole genome analysis, stat
Although the time and cost of sequencing an entire human genome has plummeted, analyzing the resulting three billion base pairs of genetic information can take months. Researchers working with Beagle -- one of the world's fastest supercomputers devoted to life sciences -- report they can analyze 240 full genomes in 50 hours.
National Institutes of Health, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5225
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
EMBO Reports
Molecular aberration signals cancer
Several scientists, including one at Simon Fraser University, have made a discovery that strongly links a little understood molecule, which is similar to DNA, to cancer and cancer survival. EMBO Reports, a life sciences journal published by the European Molecular Biology Organization, has just published online the scientists' findings about small non-coding RNAs.

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

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
The nose knows in asthma
Nasal tissue samples may make genetic profiles of asthmatic patients more a more common and valuable tool to personalize therapy and guide research.
National Institutes of Health, and others

Contact: William Allstetter
allstetterw@njhealth.org
303-398-1002
National Jewish Health

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers propose a better way to make sense of 'Big Data'
Big data is everywhere, and we are constantly told that it holds the answers to almost any problem we want to solve. But simply having lots of data is not the same as understanding it. New mathematical tools are needed to extract meaning from enormous data sets. Two researchers at CSHL now challenge the most recent advances in this field, using a classic mathematical concept to tackle the outstanding problems in big data analysis.
Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Nature Biotechnology
Research team establishes benchmark set of human genotypes for sequencing
Scientistis from Harvard University and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech have presented new methods to integrate data from different sequencing platforms, thus producing a reliable set of genotypes to benchmark human genome sequencing.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Kidney cancer reveals its weak link
A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has found that kidney cancer cells have a quite different metabolism than other types of malignancies. The findings pave the way for new methods of diagnosing kidney cancer at an early stage, a feat that had eluded researchers earlier, and thereby fresh approaches to treatment.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Chalmers Foundation

Contact: Christian Borg
christian.borg@chalmers.se
46-317-723-395
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
EMBO reports
Small non-coding RNAs could be warning signs of cancer
Small non-coding RNAs can be used to predict if individuals have breast cancer conclude researchers who contribute to The Cancer Genome Atlas project.

Contact: Barry Whyte
barry.whyte@embo.org
EMBO

Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
TGen Physician-in-Chief Dr. Daniel Von Hoff inducted today into Joshua Lederberg Society
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-in-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will be inducted today into the Joshua Lederberg Society for his work in developing the drug Abraxane for advanced pancreatic cancer patients.

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

Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
Science
Science: Cortical convolutions controlled in sections
Researchers have tied a particular gene to the development of cortical convolutions -- the prominent but enigmatic folds covering the surface of the human brain. Their discovery should shed some light on these characteristic contours, which have been the subject of wild speculation for ages, and perhaps also provide a better understanding of how such brain ridges form, how they evolved from our pre-human ancestors and, ultimately, how they influence brain function.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 12-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Environment change threatens indigenous know-how
Traditional medicine provides health care for more than half the world's population, but no one has really looked at how the environment affects traditional medicine. Studying 12 ethnic groups from Nepal we found that plant availability in the local environment has a stronger influence on the make-up of a culture's medicinal floras. This means that the environment plays a huge role in shaping traditional knowledge. This is very important, especially when you think of the risks that these cultures are already facing.
John Spedan Lewis Fellowship, European Research Council, Royal Society

Contact: ANU Media Office
media@anu.edu.au
61-261-257-979
Australian National University

Public Release: 11-Feb-2014
Science
Revolutionary new view on heritability in plants
Complex heritable traits are not only determined by changes in the DNA sequence. Scientists from the University of Groningen Bioinformatics Centre, together with their French colleagues, have shown that epigenetic marks can affect traits such as flowering time and architecture in plants. Furthermore, these marks are passed on for many generations in a stable manner. Their results were published in Science Express on Thursday, 6 February 2014.

Contact: Dr. Frank Johannes
f.johannes@rug.nl
31-503-638-079
University of Groningen

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Journal of Immunology
Slowing down the immune system when in overdrive
Many people suffer from chronic inflammation because their immune systems overreact to 'self' tissue. Sydney scientists believe that a small molecule known as Interleukin 21 is a promising therapeutic target in such cases.

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Nature Genetics
New method developed for ranking disease-causal mutations within whole genome sequences
Researchers from the University of Washington and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have developed a new method for organizing and prioritizing genetic data. The Combined Annotation–Dependent Depletion method will assist scientists in their search for disease-causing mutation events in human genomes.

Contact: Beth Pugh
bpugh@hudsonalpha.org
256-975-3414
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Health Affairs
Health Affairs examines successes and missing links in connected health
Health Affairs' February issue focuses on current evidence and future potential of connected health--encompassing telemedicine, telehealth, and mHealth. Connected health will grow in importance as more Americans gain health care access and team-based models seek to provide better quality care more efficiently. The issue explores how hospitals, health systems, and individual providers can embrace telehealth and policy solutions to facilitate adoption across the health care system.

Contact: Sue Ducat
sducat@projecthope.org
301-841-9962
Health Affairs

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
JCI early table of contents for Feb. 3, 2014
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online Feb. 3, 2014, in the JCI: "Methylation signature correlates with acute myeloid leukemia survival"; "Researchers characterize a biomarker for lysosomal storage disorders"; "Angiotensin converting enzyme overexpression in myelomonocytes prevents Alzheimer's-like cognitive decline"; "Mutant p53-associated myosin-X upregulation promotes breast cancer invasion and metastasis"; "Hyaluronan digestion controls DC migration from the skin," and more.

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Expanding the range of nature's catalysts for industrial applications
"We've learned to make changes in the stability of the protein. But every protein has a limit; there's nothing you can do to make a protein stable at 500 degrees, for example," said Makhatadze. "So can we somehow make it unfold more slowly by modulating the charge-charge interactions? If you can extend that process, it will function at a high temperature for a longer period of time, and that's beneficial."
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Martialay
martim12@rpi.edu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
BioDataMining
Dartmouth researchers develop new tool to identify genetic risk factors
Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological pathway-based computational model, called the Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network, to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases as reported in BioDataMining this week. The Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network mines the data present in large publicly available disease datasets to find shared SNPs, genes, or pathways and expresses them in a visual form.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Donna Dubuc
Donna.M.Dubuc@Dartmouth.edu
603-653-3615
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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