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Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Review of Scientific Instruments
Synthetic fish measures wild ride through dams
A synthetic fish is helping existing hydroelectric dams and new, smaller hydro facilities become more fish-friendly. The latest version of the Sensor Fish -- a small tubular device filled with sensors that analyze the physical stresses fish experience -- measures more forces, costs about 80 percent less and can be used in more hydro structures than its predecessor, according to a paper published in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments.
US Department of Energy, Electric Power Research Institute

Contact: Franny White
franny.white@pnnl.gov
509-375-6904
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Conservation Letters
Research partnership is key to biodiversity conservation
A new policy paper led by University of York scientists, in partnership with Proforest, aims to increase awareness among researchers of the High Conservation Value approach to safeguarding ecosystems and species.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: David Garner
david.garner@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22153
University of York

Public Release: 2-Nov-2014
Nature Genetics
Mutant models
Using mathematical toolkits traditionally considered the property of statistical physics and artificial intelligence, researchers have developed a way to identify important cancer mutations. This approach can model the effects that cancer mutations have on the intricate patterns of communication between groups of proteins involved in cell signaling. The model shows how mutations can alter signaling networks and points the way to a better understanding of cancer genomes.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 31-Oct-2014
American Journal of Botany
Breaking down DNA by genome
A new study in the November issue of Applications in Plant Sciences provides plant biologists with an efficient approach for separating plant nuclear DNA from organellar DNA for genomic and metagenomic studies. The approach targets the methyl-CpG-binding domain and allows researchers to isolate nuclear, chloroplast, and mitochondrial DNA, and can also target genomes of endophytes and prokaryotic parasites in plant DNA samples.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
American Journal of Botany

Public Release: 31-Oct-2014
Transforming 'big data' into knowledge
The HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics has received two major government grants totaling nearly $28 million. This new infusion of support will enable the center to continue two major foci of study, one involving neuropsychiatric illness and the other involving new approaches to precision medicine.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute for Mental Health, NIH/Common Fund

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 31-Oct-2014
Broad Institute, Univ. of California team awarded NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contract
A team from the Broad Institute, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Cruz, was awarded one of three National Cancer Institute Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contracts with the goal of building a system that will enable large-scale analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas and other datasets by co-locating the data and the required computing resources in one cloud environment.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Haley Bridger
hbridger@broadinstitute.org
617-714-7968
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
UTA researcher uses microscaffolding injections to mend cartilage, prevent osteoarthritis
A UT Arlington bioengineering professor has received a $1.04 million grant from the US Army that aims to regenerate cartilage tissue and reduce osteoarthritis using a patient's own stem cells, spurred through the injection of microscaffolding made of biodegradable polymers.
US Army

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
New guidelines for reproductive & developmental toxicity testing of oligonucleotide drugs
Oligonucleotide-based therapeutics present unique challenges when it comes to testing their potential to cause reproductive and developmental harm. New consensus guidelines for toxicity testing that take into consideration the combined chemical and biological characteristics of these novel biopharmaceuticals are presented in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics.

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
PLOS ONE
New research show that bats will hang out with their friends this Halloween
New research has shown that despite moving house frequently, bats choose to roost with the same social groups of 'friends.' The study, published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, found that different social groups roost in separate, though adjacent, parts of woodland. The findings have important implications for conservation. The research was carried out by scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the University of Exeter and the University of Oxford.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Barnaby Smith
bpgs@ceh.ac.uk
44-079-202-95384
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Current Biology
Brain responses to disgusting images help reveal political leanings
An team of scientists led by Virginia Tech reports that the strength of a person's reaction to repulsive images can forecast their political ideology. The brain's response to a single disgusting image was enough to predict an individual's political ideology.

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Nature
Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact
A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA.

Contact: Anne Stark
stark8@llnl.gov
925-422-9799
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
Go straight and publish: From Barcode of Life Data Systems to scholarly publishing systems
An innovative workflow reveals new research potential of the Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD). A recently published article in the Biodiversity Data Journal demonstrates how specimen data downloaded from BOLD in tabular format can be imported directly into the manuscript to study species distributions.

Contact: Fernandez-Triana
jftriana@uoguelph.ca
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
BGI Tech and Hebei Agricultural University complete the genome sequencing of the jujube tree
BGI Tech and Hebei Agricultural University jointly announced the complete, high quality sequencing of the jujube genome. Jujube is the most economically important member of the Rhamnaceae family, and the jujube genome is particularly difficult to sequence due the high level of heterozygosity and other complicating factors. It is the first time that a genome in the Rhamnaceae, Buckthorn, family has been sequenced. This study has been recently published in Nature Communications.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Kidney cancer in Central Europe
Large-scale DNA and RNA sequencing of renal cell carcinoma patients in Europe reveals primary causes of kidney cancer vary between populations. Findings provide insights into the genetic architecture of clear-cell renal-cell carcinoma. Association between cancer incidence and exposure to aristolochic acid -- an ingredient in some herbal remedies -- has implications for public health, particularly in Romania.
European Commission Framework Programme 7 (FP7), Genome Quebec, McGill University, Cancer Research UK Centre, ECMC

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
pressoffice@embl.de
49-622-138-78263
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Comprehensive solutions for genome analysis and synthetic biology projects
Eurofins Genomics and Igenbio provide tailored services for sequencing and analysis of various organisms.

Contact: Carola Grimminger
carolagrimminger@eurofins.com
49-809-282-89921
Eurofins Genomics

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Three-company collaboration announced for advancement of aging research
Insilico Medicine, Inc., Canada Cancer and Aging Research Laboratories, Ltd. and Plantbiosis, Ltd. announce their three way partnership to fuel aging research with the combination of personalized medicine, drug discovery, and next generation sequencing.

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Science Signaling
Modeling cancer: Virginia Tech researchers prove models can predict cellular processes
Researchers developed mathematical models to predict the dynamics of cell transitions, and compared their results with actual measurements of activity in cell populations. The results could inform efforts to treat cancer patients.

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Molecular geneticist awarded McClintock Prize
Susan R. Wessler, a distinguished professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside and a world-renowned expert in transposable elements, has been awarded the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies for her exceptional contributions to and leadership in the study of plant transposable elements for the last three decades. Transposable elements are DNA pieces that can move from one genomic location to another and duplicate themselves in the process.
Maize Genetics Executive Committee

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution
Scientists from North America, Europe and China have published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on our planet. From strange and exotic algae, mosses, ferns, trees and flowers growing deep in steamy rainforests to the grains and vegetables we eat and the ornamental plants adorning our homes, all plant life on Earth shares over a billion years of history.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
InSilico Medicine announces collaboration -- Canada Cancer and Aging Research Laboratories
Insilico Medicine will fund CCARL's pilot research study in personalized medicine and aging research.

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
PLOS Pathogens
To wilt or not to wilt
Plant breeders have long identified and cultivated disease-resistant varieties. A research team at the University of California, Riverside has now revealed a new molecular mechanism for resistance and susceptibility to a common fungus that causes wilt in susceptible tomato plants.
Los Alamos National Laboratory-UC Riverside Collaborative Program in Infectious Disease.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Ecological Informatics
Beyond LOL cats, social networks could become trove of biodiversity data
Vijay Barve demonstrated social networks to be a viable source for photo-vouchered biodiversity records, especially those that clarify which species exist in what places within developing nations.

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
blynch@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Cell
Reading a biological clock in the dark
Proper coordination between our gut bacteria and our biological clocks may be crucial for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Findings point to an 'off switch' for drug resistance in cancer
Like a colony of bacteria or species of animals, cancer cells within a tumor must evolve to survive. A dose of chemotherapy may kill hundreds of thousands of cancer cells, for example, but a single cell with a unique mutation can survive and quickly generate a new batch of drug-resistant cells, making cancer hard to combat. Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered details about how cancer is able to become drug resistant over time.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
Salk Institute

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Partnership with national laboratory brings latest diagnostic tests to university
A Kansas State University veterinary medicine team is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring the latest diagnostic tools to the university and provide opportunities for students.
Kansas National Bio and Agro-defense Facility Transition Fund

Contact: Raymond "Bob" Rowland
rrowland@k-state.edu
785-532-4631
Kansas State University

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