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Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Treading into a gray area along the spectrum of wood decay fungi
A fungus that can break down all the components of plant cell walls is considered a white rot fungus. If it can only break down cellulose and hemicellulose, it's a brown rot fungus. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by DOE Joint Genome Institute fungal researchers suggests that categorizing wood-decaying fungi may be more complicated, broadening the range of fungal decay strategies to be explored for commercializing biofuels production.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
NIH launches 3D print exchange for researchers, students
The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print custom laboratory equipment and models of bacteria and human anatomy. Today's launch coincides with the first White House Maker Faire, an event designed to celebrate US innovation in science, technology, engineering and math.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Linda Huynh
linda.huynh@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Nature
Scientists break the genetic code for diabetes in Greenland
New Danish genetics research explains the high incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Greenlandic population. The ground-breaking findings have just been published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature.

Contact: Torben Hansen
Torben.Hansen@sund.ku.dk
45-20-56-53-01
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
New report offers a primer for doctors' use of clinical genome and exome sequencing
Sooner than almost anyone expected, a new, genome-based technology for demystifying undiagnosed illnesses -- particularly rare childhood diseases -- is moving from research laboratories into general medical practice. Now, two leading scientists, writing in the June 19, 2014, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, have sketched out what doctors need to know in order to use the new technology effectively.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Raymond MacDougall
macdougallr@mail.nih.gov
301-443-3523
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare begin study of new drug for patients with solid tumors
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are studying the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, AG-120, for treatment of patients with solid tumors, especially those with brain tumors and gallbladder bile duct cancer.
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Genome Research
Study reveals livestock gut microbes contributing to greenhouse gas emissions
The EPA attributes one-fifth of methane emissions to livestock such as cattle, sheep and other ruminants, but the amount of methane produced varies substantially among animals in the same species. As published online June 6, 2014 in Genome Research, a team led by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute collaborated with NZ's AgResearch Limited to explore role the microbes living in the rumen play in this process.
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-321-1107
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Systematic Biology
UMD-led public computational biology web service gains popularity
MolecularEvolution.org gives anyone with a computer terminal access to a worldwide grid for computational biology. The grid offers a service called GARLI, which reconstructs and predicts the genetic relationships between biological samples. To date, over 17,000 volunteers from 146 countries have run computational biology analyses on their computers. Researchers have used the grid system to simulate pandemic flu risk and trace the lineage of ancient moth species and have published 61 papers detailing their findings.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Robinson
abbyr@umd.edu
301-405-5845
University of Maryland

Public Release: 13-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Genetic 'barcode' for malaria could help contain outbreaks
A new genetic 'barcode' for malaria parasites has been found which could be used to track and contain the spread of the disease, according to new research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. By using this simple genetic marker when analyzing blood samples from malaria patients, organizations could quickly and accurately identify the source of outbreaks, and spot the spread of drug-resistant parasites from Asia to Africa.

Contact: Joel Winston
press@lshtm.ac.uk
44-020-792-72802
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 12-Jun-2014
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center vaccine study hopes to improve pancreatic cancer treatment
Medical investigators at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare are studying a new cancer immunotherapy to see if it can successfully help patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. The Phase 2B clinical trial of CRS-207 and GVAX Pancreas vaccines is open at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare, a partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute, where cancer patients are treated with promising new drugs.
Aduro BioTech

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

Public Release: 12-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
The transmission of information via proteins could revolutionize drug discovery
Published in Nature Communications, the article furthers a key theoretical field for drug discovery, as it would allow the discovery of many more drug binding sites in proteins of biomedical interest.

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

Public Release: 12-Jun-2014
PLOS Computational Biology
Hereditary disease genes found throughout the human body
A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology shows that genes associated with hereditary diseases occur throughout the human body.

Contact: Dr. Esti Yeger-Lotem
estiyl@bgu.ac.il
972-864-28675
PLOS

Public Release: 12-Jun-2014
The Bouchout Declaration: A commitment to open science for better management of nature
The Bouchout Declaration focuses on making digital data about our biodiversity open, offering members of the biodiversity community, for the first time, a way to demonstrate their commitment to open science for better management of nature. Several of the world's leading biodiversity institutions are among the signatories.

Contact: Donat Agosti
bouchout@plazi.org
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Classical monographs re-published in advanced open access
A new book publishing platform of Pensoft demonstrates how legacy science books can be re-published in semantically enhanced open access edition through markup, data extraction and semantic enhancements. The workflow is illustrated by a volume of the fundamental botanical series Flora Malesiana re-published in the newly launched, Advanced Books platform. The new platform reveals how historical works can benefit from digitization while at the same time becoming available to interested people worldwide.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine
PLOS ONE
Researchers develop free online database for soybean studies
In the era of 'big data,' many scientific discoveries are being made without researchers ever stepping foot in traditional laboratories. Often, data from numerous experiments is gathered and disregarded, with only the desired results analyzed. Now researchers have developed the digital infrastructure needed to store previously disregarded data to take plant science to the next level. The Soybean Knowledge Base, a free online data resource, allows collaboration among researchers, scientists and farmers involved in soybean research.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 9-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Coral, human cells linked in death
Humans and corals are about as different from one another as living creatures get, but a new finding reveals that in one important way, they are more similar than anyone ever realized. A biologist at San Diego State University has discovered they share the same biomechanical pathway responsible for triggering cellular self-destruction. The finding has implications for biologists, conservationists and medical researchers.

Contact: Beth Chee
bchee@mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-4563
San Diego State University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2014
Nature Biotechnology
Sequencing of citrus genomes points to need for more genetic diversity to fight disease
Sequencing the genomes of domesticated citrus revealed a very limited genetic diversity that could threaten the crop's survival prospects, according to an international research team. The findings provide the clearest insight to date of how citrus has been cultivated and point to how modern genomics-guided development could help produce crops that better resist environmental stresses and pests.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Beth Pugh
bpugh@hudsonalpha.org
256-327-0443
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Researchers use living systems as a guide to develop advanced technologies
Biologically driven design leads to the development of novel multi-functional materials, miniaturized electromechanical systems, and reliable living tissues as a more sustainable solution to pressing technological problems facing the human race.

Contact: Jason Lim Chongjin
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Science
What's in the sheep genome? Wool see
After eight years of work, researchers have completed the first sequencing of the entire sheep genome. Scientists from CSIRO led an international research team to complete the sequencing, which could lead to more effective breeding strategies and new approaches to the management of sheep in Australia and around the world.
Meat and Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd., International Science Linkages

Contact: Andrew Warren
andrew.warren@csiro.au
61-416-277-695
CSIRO Australia

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Molecular Cell
New method reveals single protein interaction key to embryonic stem cell differentiation
Researchers from the University of Chicago have pioneered a new technique to simplify the study of protein networks and identify the importance of individual protein interactions. By designing synthetic proteins that can only interact with a pre-determined partner, and introducing them into cells, the team revealed a key interaction that regulates the ability of embryonic stem cells to change into other cell types.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2014
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's June 2014 story tips include stories on biofuels, materials, big data, and biometrics.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Chapman University partners with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Chapman has signed a formal agreement to collaborate with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, one of the world's largest organizations treating autism spectrum disorder and the third largest non-governmental organization contributing to autism research in the United States. The goal of the partnership is to advance the understanding of autism and refine current treatment strategies.

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Nature Genetics
BRCA2 gene now connected to lung cancer, doubling a smoker's risk
New research confirms a vulnerability to lung cancer can be inherited and implicates the BRCA2 gene as harboring one of the involved genetic mutations. An international consortium of scientists including investigators used integrated results from the 1000 Genomes Project with genetics studies of lung cancer to complete the investigation published on June 1, 2014, in Nature Genetics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Robin Dutcher
Robin.dutcher@hitchcock.org
603-653-9056
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Nature Biotechnology
DREAM project crowdsources answer to cancer cell drug sensitivities
A study published June 1 in the journal Nature Biotechnology describes the results of an open challenge to predict which breast cancer cell lines will respond to which drugs, based only on the sum of cells' genomic data. The winning entry, from the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, was 78 percent accurate in identifying sensitive versus resistant cell lines, and was one of 44 algorithms submitted by groups from around the world.
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 30-May-2014
Molecular Ecology Resources
Genome sequences show how lemurs fight infection
Next-generation genome sequencing technology is enabling Duke Lemur Center researchers to catalog 150,000 antibodies found in a single species of lemur that seems uniquely susceptible to cryptosproridium infection. This is a new approach to disease detection and monitoring in a critically endangered species that could aid conservation efforts and surveillance for zoonoses.
Duke University

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-668-4544
Duke University

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Nature
Extensive cataloging of human proteins uncovers 193 never known to exist
Striving for the protein equivalent of the Human Genome Project, an international team of researchers has created an initial catalog of the human 'proteome,' or all of the proteins in the human body. In total, using 30 different human tissues, the team identified proteins encoded by 17,294 genes, which is about 84 percent of all of the genes in the human genome predicted to encode proteins.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and others

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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