EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS
Home About us
Advanced Search
24-Jun-2016 16:27
US Eastern Time

Username:

Password:

Register

Forgot Password?

Press Releases

Breaking News

Science Business

Grants, Awards, Books

Meetings

Multimedia

Science Agencies
on EurekAlert!

US Department of Energy

US National Institutes of Health

US National Science Foundation

Calendar

Submit a Calendar Item

Subscribe/Sponsor

Links & Resources

Portals

RSS Feeds

Accessibility Option On

Options

Portal Home

Glossary

Background Articles

Research Papers

Meetings

Links & Resources

Bioinformatics

News Releases

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 26-50 out of 912.

<< < 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 > >>

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research
MDI Biological Laboratory to offer new signature course on aging
Why do we age? What are the mechanisms that regulate aging on a cellular level? Is it possible to extend youthfulness through genetic manipulation? These are some of the tantalizing questions that will be the subject of a new signature course on aging to be held at the MDI Biological Laboratory, in Bar Harbor, Maine, from June 19 through July 3.
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Contact: Stefanie Matteson
smatteso@mdibl.org
207-288-9880
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Genomic Data Commons at University of Chicago launches new era of cancer data sharing
The Genomic Data Commons, a next-generation platform that enables unprecedented data access, analysis and sharing for cancer research, publicly launched at the University of Chicago on June 6, opening the door to discoveries for this complex set of diseases.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Distinguishing deadly Staph bacteria from harmless strains
To better understand the pathogenic bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and develop more effective treatments, University of California San Diego researchers examined the Staph 'pan-genome' -- the genomes of 64 different strains that differ in where they live, the types of hosts they infect and their antibiotic resistance profiles. This effort, published June 6 by PNAS, places all Staph genes into one of two categories: the core genome or the dispensable genome.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters
Swirling eddies in the ocean have long been thought to be beneficial to organisms such as larval fishes residing within them because of enhanced phytoplankton production. However, direct evidence for this hypothesis has been hard to come by. A new study confirms the critical role of these oceanographic features.

Contact: Su Sponaugle
su.sponaugle@oregonstate.edu
541-867-0314
Oregon State University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2016
BluePen Biomarkers announces collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania has co-founded and structured BluePen Biomarkers in collaboration with BluePrint Bio, Inc. and Emerald Logic, Inc. to conduct biomarker research and identification. BluePen is creating a comprehensive biomarker measurement and discovery pipeline for the acceleration of personalized medicine.

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Stampede 2 drives the frontiers of science and engineering forward
The National Science Foundation announced a $30 million award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin to acquire and deploy a new large scale supercomputing system, Stampede 2, as a strategic national resource to provide high-performance computing capabilities for thousands of researchers across the US.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos
faith@tacc.utexas.edu
512-232-5771
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
American Gut Project expands to Asia
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers are expanding the American Gut Project into Asia. The goal of American Gut, the world's largest crowdfunded citizen science project, is to sequence as many human microbiomes -- the unique collection of bacteria and other microbes that live in and on us -- as possible.

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Nucleic Acids Research
New free web service for deep study of cell functions
Scientists from Russia, US, Canada and Germany have developed a simple and effective web service that enables a better understanding of cell functions by identifying links between changes in metabolism and gene expression. New insights gained by means of the service can be applied to develop treatments for autoimmune diseases and cancer, since metabolic regulation plays a major role in such biological processes.
Government of Russian Federation, Washington University in St. Louis

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Science
Reading between the genes
For a long time dismissed as 'junk DNA,' we now know that also the regions between the genes fulfill vital functions. Scientists around Julien Gagneur, Professor for Computational Biology at the Technical University of Munich and Professor Patrick Cramer at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen have now developed a method to find regulatory DNA regions which are active and controlling genes.

Contact: Stefanie Reiffert
reiffert@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0519
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Scientific Reports
Unusual combo reduces health risk from atypical antipsychotic
Data mining study shows that taking vitamin D ameliorates the risk of developing new-onset diabetes from atypical antipsychotics like quetiapine.
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Anna Ikarashi
comms@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
075-753-5728
Kyoto University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
GigaScience
We've got tapeworms and scabies! And reproducible research
Two new research papers on scabies and tapeworms published in the Open Access journal GigaScience also include a collaboration with protocols.io. This collaboration showcases a new way to share scientific methods that allows scientists to better repeat and build on these complicated studies on difficult-to-study parasites. It also highlights a new means of writing all research papers with citable methods that can be updated over time. Keeping work clear, consistent, and current.

Contact: Scott Edmunds
Scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
PLOS Biology
IU-led brain study suggests new ways to protect against neurodegeneration
A study published June 2 in the journal PLOS Biology led by biomedical researchers at Indiana University has found evidence that an enzyme known as NMNAT2 may help protect against the debilitating effects of certain degenerative brain diseases, including Alzheimer's.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 1-Jun-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
TGen studies global fungal threat; finds six new species associated with bat evolution
A fungal infection associated with a high percentage of deaths among HIV and other immune-compromised patients is more diverse than previously known and likely spread around the world by bats. A global assessment of the fungus Histoplasma by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) found that the pathogen is divided among six species, and its spread and speciation from continent-to-continent over the past 9 million years coincides with the global dispersal and evolution of bats.

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

Public Release: 1-Jun-2016
ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies
Discovery of new IRAP inhibitors to improve cognitive functions
Researchers have discovered three new inhibitors of insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP), compounds shown to improve cognitive functions in animal models of human disorders. The new inhibitors are able to block human IRAP at low concentrations with rapid reversibility, as described in a study published in ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies.

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

Public Release: 1-Jun-2016
Biodiversity Data Journal
How the names of organisms help to turn 'small data' into 'Big Data'
Innovation in 'Big Data' helps address problems that were previously overwhelming. What we know about organisms is in hundreds of millions of pages published over 250 years. New software tools of the Global Names project find scientific names, index digital documents quickly, correcting names and updating them. These advances help 'Making small data big' by linking together to content of many research efforts. The study was published in the open access journal Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: Dma Mozzherin
dmozzherin@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 31-May-2016
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Researchers show nature conserves its most vital DNA by multitasking
The authors describe and define 'ultraconserved' as 50 base pairs long DNA elements found in all 12 Drosophila species they studied -- a comparison that is greater than the evolutionary distance between humans and reptiles. Most importantly, the authors show that UCEs are the 'multitaskers' of the genome, involved in numerous biological processes simultaneously, and this multi-layered function may be responsible for the extreme DNA sequence conservation observed.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 30-May-2016
Kazakhstan weighs life sciences and precision medicine as a new economic sector
Recent advances in biomedical science and precision medicine technologies have the potential to extend healthy lifespan, and these growing industries can become a transformative power for economies like Kazakhstan that are currently heavily dependent on natural resources. A new study is underway to establish this potential.

Contact: Robert Powles
aging@live.com
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 26-May-2016
Current Biology
Cuing environmental responses in fungi
Sensory perception lies at the heart of adaptation to changing conditions, and helps fungi to improve growth and recycle organic waste, and to know when and how to infect a plant or animal host. New results from a team led by DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers based on characterizing and then conducting a comparative analysis of two genome sequences published in Current Biology shed new light on the evolution of sensory perception in fungi.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
mlballon@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 25-May-2016
TGAC trains the next generation of rice breeders in Vietnam
Scientists from The Genome Analysis Centre in partnership with Agricultural Genetics Institute begin their bioinformatics training program in Vietnam to identify 600 rice varieties to accelerate crop breeding.
British Council - Newton Fund

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 25-May-2016
Richard Benton and Ben Lehner awarded EMBO Gold Medal 2016
EMBO is pleased to announce Richard Benton of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Ben Lehner of the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain, as the recipients of the EMBO Gold Medal 2016. The EMBO Gold Medal, endowed with 10,000 Euro each, is awarded annually to young scientists for outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe. The award ceremony will take place on September 11, 2016, at the opening session of The EMBO Meeting in Mannheim, Germany.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling
tilmann.kiessling@embo.org
49-160-901-93839
EMBO

Public Release: 25-May-2016
Self-driving truck acts like an animal
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are finding inspiration in evolution's biological counterparts in the development of a driverless truck. The first public demonstration of the vehicle will take place on a Dutch motorway on 28 May. That's when the truck will take part in a competition for autonomous vehicles, within the framework of an EU project called 'the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge'.
Region Västra Götaland

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Osaka University and Chugai tie up for further advancement of immunology research
Osaka University and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. signed an agreement between the Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center and Chugai for collaboration to advance immunology research leading to the discovery of innovative novel drugs. With the total 10 billion yen ($91 million) contribution from Chugai, IFReC researchers will continue academic basic research and Chugai will gain access to results relating to the research projects and the right of first refusal for joint research.

Contact: Saori Obayashi
saori_obayashi@mail.osaka-u.ac.jp
81-661-055-886
Osaka University

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Molecular Psychiatry
Researchers identify genes linked to the effects of mood and stress on longevity
The visible impacts of depression and stress that can be seen in a person's face -- and contribute to shorter lives -- can also be found in alterations in genetic activity, according to newly published research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Schoch
eschoch@iu.edu
317-274-8205
Indiana University

Public Release: 23-May-2016
Trends in Microbiology
A rallying call for microbiome science national data management
In a paper published online May 16, 2016, in Trends in Microbiology, researchers from the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute call for the formation of a National Microbiome Data Center to efficiently manage the datasets accumulated globally. By integrating and harnessing all available microbiome data and metadata, researchers could conduct larger-scale comparative analyses in order to address global challenges related to energy, environment, health and agriculture.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Massie S. Ballon
mlballon@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 23-May-2016
58 life science researchers elected as new EMBO Members
EMBO today announced that 58 researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership. 50 of the scientists reside in 13 different countries in Europe; eight Associate Members were elected from China, Japan, Lithuania, Singapore and the United States.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Dr. Tilmann Kiessling
tilmann.kiessling@embo.org
0049-160-901-93839
EMBO

Showing releases 26-50 out of 912.

<< < 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 > >>