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Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
American Society for Cell Biology/International Federation for Cell Biology
Paul G. Allen to give $100 million to create Cell Science Institute
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen today announced a commitment of $100 million to create the Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle. Founded to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells, the nonprofit Allen Institute for Cell Science and its inaugural project, the Allen Cell Observatory, will accelerate disease research around the world by creating and sharing reagents, data and dynamic, predictive models of cells.

Contact: Rob Piercy
robp@alleninstitute.org
206-548-8486
Allen Institute

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Nature Biotechnology
UEA research could revolutionize genomic sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria
New technology (the size of a USB memory stick) could revolutionize genomic sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria. Researchers proved the utility of the new device by successfully mapping multi-drug resistance genes in a Typhoid-causing strain of bacteria -- which has recently emerged globally. They say that the technology could enable bacterial identification, diagnosis of infectious diseases and detection of drug-resistance at the point of clinical need.

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-160-359-2764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
Molecular Cell
CSHL team finds a way to make shRNA gene knockdown more effective
Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have devised a powerful algorithm that improves the effectiveness of an important research technology harnessing RNA interference, or RNAi.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health, Kathryn W. Davis, Hope Funds for Cancer Research, Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
IU collaboration to develop computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure
Three Indiana University professors have received $2.1 million to develop a computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure -- the leading cause of liver failure in the United States -- by using advanced microscopic and computational technologies that allow scientists to see into the liver of a living animal.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Food and Drug Administration, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Department of Defense and the Department of Energy

Contact: Steve Chaplin
stjchap@iu.edu
812-856-1896
Indiana University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
NTU leads global research to uncover one of mankind's most ancient lineages
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University and Penn State University in the United States have successfully discovered one of modern human's ancient lineages through the sequencing of genes.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Technology breakthrough reveals cellular transcription process
'This new research tool offers us a more profound view of the immune responses that are involved in a range of diseases, such as HIV infection. At the level of gene transcription, this had been difficult, complex and costly to do with current technologies, such as microscopy,' says Daniel Kaufmann of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre.
Fonds de recherche du Québec -- Santé

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
University of Chicago to establish Genomic Data Commons
The University of Chicago is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to establish the nation's most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through National Cancer Institute-funded research programs.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Leidos Biomedical Research

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

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
Frontiers in Neurology
New research finds the first evidence of a rogue protein in multiple sclerosis
In a new study published today in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, a team of researchers led by the University of Surrey, have identified a rogue protein in multiple sclerosis, which attacks the body's central nervous system. Researchers believe this finding could pave the way for better understanding of multiple sclerosis and new treatments against neurodegenerative diseases.

Contact: Peter La
p.la@surrey.ac.uk
0044-148-368-9191
University of Surrey

Public Release: 1-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Researchers design a model to predict the effects of chemical substances on health
The analysis of drugs, natural products, and chemical substances found in the environment allows the identification of the chemical fragments responsible for a therapeutic or deleterious effect on human health. This knowledge may be valuable for the design of drugs with fewer secondary effects, for associating diseases, and for identifying new uses for drugs currently on the market. The predictive model developed by researchers at IRB Barcelona provides information for the treatment of 20 percent of human diseases.

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

Public Release: 27-Nov-2014
Science
Highly evolvable malaria-carrying mosquitoes
To investigate the genetic differences between the deadly parasite-transmitting species and their harmless -- but still annoying -- cousins, an international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Geneva's Faculty of Medicine and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, sequenced the genomes of sixteen Anopheles species from around the globe.

Contact: Irène Perovsek
irene.perovsek@isb-sib.ch
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 27-Nov-2014
Science
Mosquitoes and malaria: Scientists pinpoint how biting cousins have grown apart
Sixteen mosquito species have varying capabilities for transmitting malaria and adapting to new environments. Researchers sequenced their genomes to better understand the evolutionary science behind the differences. The results, published in Science, may advance understanding about the biological differences between mosquitoes that transmit malaria, and ultimately, how species might be more precisely controlled to stop transmission.

Contact: Lindsay Taylor Key
ltkey@vt.edu
540-231-6594
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 27-Nov-2014
Science
Notre Dame biologist leads sequencing of the genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes
Nora Besansky, O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University's Eck Institute for Global Health, has led an international team of scientists in sequencing the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world.

Contact: Nora Besansky
nbesansk@nd.edu
574-850-1061
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Scientific Data
New guide to the genetic jungle of muscles can help health research
Researchers from Aarhus University and Bispebjerg Hospital have created a comprehensive overview of how tens of thousands of genes interact in relation to the behavior of muscles. At the same time, they have developed a guide to the enormous amounts of data and thus paved the way for new knowledge about diseases associated with lack of activity.

Contact: Kristian Vissing
vissing@ph.au.dk
45-87-16-81-73
Aarhus University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Genome Research
Bioengineering study finds two-cell mouse embryos already talking about their future
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that mouse embryos are contemplating their cellular fates in the earliest stages after fertilization when the embryo has only two to four cells, a discovery that could upend the scientific consensus about when embryonic cells begin differentiating into cell types. Their research, which used single-cell RNA sequencing to look at every gene in the mouse genome, was published recently in the journal Genome Research.
National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes Foundation

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Genom Austria launches as a new member of the Personal Genome Project
Breakthrough sequencing technology makes it possible to analyze human genomes at relatively low cost. 'Genom Austria' is a joint project of PersonalGenomes.org, the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Medical University of Vienna. It explores the scientific, educational, ethical, and social implications of genome sequencing. Following the model of Harvard's Personal Genome Project, 'Genom Austria' provides qualifying volunteers the opportunity to sequence and publicly share their genomes.

Contact: Eva Schweng
press@genomaustria.at
43-140-160-70051
CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Two University of Houston scientists elected as AAAS Fellows
Two scientists from the University of Houston have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dan Graur, John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, and Mary Ann Ottinger, associate vice president for research at UH and associate vice chancellor for research for the UH system, join a select group of researchers recognized by their peers as among the best in their fields.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
ZooKeys
Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse?
Are Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse? A new study published in the open-access journal ZooKeys points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation and proposes an innovative solution in the face of a virtual structure acting as a 'metamuseum.'

Contact: Franco Andreone
franco.andreone@regione.piemonte.it
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 24-Nov-2014
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles
A team of scientists, including researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, has reconstructed a detailed 'tree of life' for turtles. Next generation sequencing technologies in Academy labs have generated unprecedented amounts of genetic information for a thrilling new look at turtles' evolutionary history. Authors place turtles in the newly named group 'Archelosauria' with their closest relatives: birds, crocodiles, and dinosaurs.

Contact: Haley Bowling
hbowling@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
Major new study reveals new similarities and differences between mice and humans
Powerful clues have been discovered about why the human immune system, metabolism, stress response, and other life functions are so different from those of the mouse. A new, comprehensive study of the mouse genome by an international team reveals striking similarities and differences with the human genome. The study may lead to better use of mouse models in medical research.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
Humans and mice: So similar but yet so different
An international consortium including researchers from the CRG has presented an exhaustive description of the mouse's functional genome elements and their comparison with the human genome. The work at the CRG was carried out in close collaboration with the group directed by Dr. Thomas R. Gingeras, at CSHL. Comparing humans and mice enables us to better understand mammalian biology and evolution, as well as contributing new information on the use of mice as animal models for looking at human disease.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-933-160-237-346-07611
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
New view of mouse genome finds many similarities, striking differences with human genome
Looking across the genomes of humans and mice, scientists have found that, in general, the systems that are used to control gene activity in both species have many similarities, along with crucial differences. The results may offer insights into gene regulation and other systems important to mammalian biology, and provide new information to determine when the mouse is an appropriate model to study human biology and disease. They may also help explain its limitations.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steven Benowitz
steven.benowitz@gmail.com
301-451-8325
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Monitoring Ebola cases in real-time
The current Ebola epidemic has shown how quickly a virus outbreak can turn into a global health crisis. To support of the fight against this epidemic, the German Center for Infection Research initiated the 'EBOKON' consortium, which aims to promote Ebola research and close gaps in our knowledge as quickly as possible. EBOKON is funded with 2.3 million Euros by the German Ministry of Education and Research and runs until the end of 2015.

Contact: Dr. Jan Grabowski
jan.grabowski@helmholtz-hzi.de
49-531-618-11400
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
The Association for Molecular Pathology announces 2014 award recipients
The Association for Molecular Pathology announced its 2014 award winners. Recipients of the Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics, Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award, and AMP Meritorious Service Award were presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology Annual Meeting this past week in National Harbor, Md.

Contact: Catherine Davidge
cdavidge@amp.org
301-634-7400
Association for Molecular Pathology

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature
Scientists map mouse genome's 'mission control centers'
When the mouse and human genomes were catalogued more than 10 years ago, an international team of researchers set out to understand and compare the 'mission control centers' found throughout the large stretches of DNA flanking the genes. Their long-awaited report suggests why studies in mice cannot always be reproduced in humans. Importantly, their work also sheds light on the function of DNA's regulatory regions, which are often to blame for common chronic human diseases.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Genome Medicine
Real-time genome sequencing helps control hospital outbreak
Pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control a hospital outbreak is reported in an article published in the open access journal Genome Medicine. The research corroborates the use of the technique as a rapid and cost-effective way of tracking and controlling the spread of drug-resistant hospital pathogens.

Contact: Shane Canning
shane.canning@biomedcentral.com
44-203-192-2243
BioMed Central

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