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Public Release: 1-Nov-2013
ZooKeys
GenSeq: Updated nomenclature for genetic sequences to solve taxonomic determination issues
An improved and expanded nomenclature for genetic sequences is introduced that corresponds with a ranking of the reliability of the taxonomic identification of the source specimens. Verifying the taxonomic identity of the voucher specimens that are the source of genetic materials has become increasingly difficult but remains vitally important; this new nomenclatural system for DNA sequences helps remedy this issue. The study was published in the open access journal Zookeys.

Contact: Prosanta Chakrabarty
prosanta@lsu.edu
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Automated system promises precise control of medically induced coma
Putting patients with severe head injuries or persistent seizures into a medically induced coma currently requires that a nurse or other health professional constantly monitor the patient's brain activity and manually adjust drug infusion to maintain a deep state of anesthesia. Now a computer-controlled system developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators promises to automate the process, making it more precise and efficient and opening the door to more advanced control of anesthesia.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Newly identified proteins make promising targets for blocking graft-vs.-host disease
Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified new proteins that control the function of critical immune cell subsets called T-cells, which are responsible for a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplants.
National Institutes of Health, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, American Society of Transplantation

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Cell Reports
Researchers discover how retinal neurons claim the best brain connections
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered how retinal neurons claim prime real estate in the brain by controlling the abundance of a protein called aggrecan. The discovery could shed light on how to repair the injured brain.

Contact: Paula Byron
pbyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Current Biology
Cellular tail length tells disease tale
Simon Fraser University molecular biologist Lynne Quarmby's adventures in pond scum have led her and four student researchers to discover a mutation that can make cilia, the microscopic antennae on our cells, grow too long. When the antennae aren't the right size, the signals captured by them get misinterpreted. The result can be fatal. They have discovered that the regulatory gene CNK2 is present in cilia and controls the length of these hair-like projections.

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

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Cell Reports
Evolution of new species requires few genetic changes
Only a few genetic changes are needed to spur the evolution of new species -- even if the original populations are still in contact and exchanging genes. Once started, however, evolutionary divergence evolves rapidly, ultimately leading to fully genetically isolated species, report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Oct. 31 Cell Reports.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Switzerland signs the ELIXIR consortium agreement and contributes €35 million
Switzerland's State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Dr. Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, has signed the ELIXIR consortium agreement for the establishment of ELIXIR, the European Life Science Infrastructure for Biological Information.

Contact: Irene Perovsek
irene.perovsek@isb-sib.ch
41-216-924-054
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
PLOS ONE
Absence of the SMG1 protein could contribute to Parkinson's and other neurological disorders
The absence of a protein called SMG1 could be a contributing factor in the development of Parkinson's disease and other related neurological disorders, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute.
Arizona Parkinson's Disease Consortium

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
PLOS ONE
TGen-led research shows ability to do next-generation sequencing for patients with advanced cancers
A pilot study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare shows that, even for patients with advanced and rapidly transforming cancer, researchers can find potential therapeutic targets using the latest advances in genomic sequencing. Sequencing spells out, or decodes, the billions of letters of DNA and other genomic data so that clinicians can discover what genetic changes might lead to cancer.
National Foundation for Cancer Research

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
2 grants to UC Riverside boost scientists' efforts in developing improved cowpea varieties
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside received substantial funding -- nearly $7 million -- by way of two grants from the US Agency for International Development to continue their work on developing better yielding varieties of cowpea through new genomic resources and marker-assisted breeding -- research by which UC Riverside directly impacts cowpea production in several countries in Africa.
US Agency for International Development

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Statistician Professor Terry Speed wins 2013 PM's Prize for Science
Statistician Professor Terry Speed from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has been awarded the 2013 Prime Minister's Prize for Science for his influential work using mathematics and statistics to help biologists understand human health and disease.
Australian Government

Contact: Alan Gill
gill.a@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-719
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
eLife
HIV -- Geneticists map human resistance to AIDS
The key to future HIV treatment could be hidden right in our own genes. Everyone who becomes infected deploys defense strategies, and some even manage to hold the virus at bay without any therapy at all. Scientists retraced the entire chain of events in these battles, from the genome of the virus to the genome of the victim. Their research is published in the journal eLife on Oct. 29.

Contact: Jacques Fellay
jacques.fellay@epfl.ch
41-799-481-129
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Molecular Biology and Evolution
This week in Molecular Biology and Evolution: A step ahead of influenza, honeybee sex
In this week's advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, researchers trace drug resistance against all strains of the flu by using an extensive influenza virus database, and examine the exquisite molecular control behind honeybee sex determination.

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
CHEST 2013
Dr. Avrum Spira receives award for advancing research on tobacco smoke's effect on lungs
Avrum Spira, M.D., M.Sc., the Alexander Graham Bell professor of medicine and chief of the division of computational biomedicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease.

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Biodiversity Data Journal
The cyber-centipede: From Linnaeus to big data
The rates of extinction have lent urgency to the description of new species, but what is the point of names without meaningful data? A new study published in the Biodiversity Data Journal presents an innovative holistic approach based on the 'cybertype', a 3D computer image that can be downloaded anywhere in the world and a swathe of additional data types to suit modern biology, all illustrated by the 'cyber centipede' Eupolybothrus cavernicolus.

Contact: Vincent Smith
vince@vsmith.info
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
BUSM researchers identify molecule that could aid lung cancer detection, treatment
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have discovered a molecule that could help lead to the non-invasive detection of lung cancer as well as its treatment.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting
Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever cloud-based analysis of genomic data
With their participation in the completion of the largest cloud-based analysis of genome sequence data, researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center are helping to usher genomic scientists and clinicians around the world into a new era of high-level data analysis. (A "cloud" is a virtual network of remote internet servers used to store, manage and process information.)

Contact: Glenna Picton
picton@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Researchers track lethal prostate cancer to determine clonal origin
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University track the development of lethal prostate cancer in a patient.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Prostate Cancer Foundation David Mazzone Challenge Award and Creativity Award, The V Found

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

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
JCI early table of contents for Oct. 25, 2013
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, Oct. 25, 2013 in the JCI: Ionizing radiation exposure promotes fusion oncogene formation, Researchers track lethal prostate cancer to determine clonal origin, Reduction of reactive oxygen species in diabetes-associated nephrology, Synthetic vitamin D receptor ligands reduce murine kidney fibrosis, Itch maintains regulatory T cell stability, Essential amino acid supplementation in patients following total knee arthroplasty
National Institutes of Health, United Therapeutics Inc., Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Fundación Ramón Areces, The Cardiova

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

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Genome Biology
Unleashing the power of the crowd
Over the past three years, 300,000 gamers have helped scientists with genomic research by playing Phylo, an online puzzle game. Now Jérôme Waldispühl, the McGill computer science professor and his colleagues, who developed the game are making this crowd of players available to scientists around the globe.
Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Katherine Gombay
katherine.gombay@mcgill.ca
514-398-2189
McGill University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Journal of Nutrition
New testing strategy detects population-wide vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Levels of certain proteins in the bloodstream may be used to estimate levels of essential vitamins and minerals without directly testing for each nutritional factor. Researchers used a new strategy that allowed them to indirectly measure amounts of multiple nutrients in multiple people at the same time, an advance that should make it possible to rapidly detect nutritional deficiencies of an entire population, apply remediation efforts and test their worth within months instead of years.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sight & Life Research Institute, US Agency for International Development

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

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Biodiversity Data Journal
Advanced Open Access publishing model
Open access to content and data, does not necessarily mean "easy to discover and re-use". The Biodiversity Data Journal proposes the term "Advanced Open Access" to describe an integrated, narrative (text) and data publishing model where the main goal is to make content "re-usable" and "interoperable" for both humans and computers, an approach that goes beyond the currently existing Green and Gold open access models.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
info@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Nature Methods
New software traces origins of genetic disorders 20 times more accurately
In a bioinformatics breakthrough, iMinds -- STADIUS -- KU Leuven researchers have successfully applied advanced artificial intelligence to enable the automated analysis of huge amounts of genetic data. Their new software suite, eXtasy, automatically generates the most likely cause of a given genetic disorder. The breakthrough directly impacts the treatment of millions of people with a hereditary disease.

Contact: Dr. Ir. Yves Moreau
yves.moreau@esat.kuleuven.be
32-163-21075
KU Leuven

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
NIH awards Scripps Translational Science Institute $29 million grant
The National Institutes of Health has renewed its prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award with the Scripps Translational Science Institute in the amount of $29 million over the next five years to support innovative research in genomics, wireless technology and bioinformatics toward individualizing medicine.

Contact: Keith Darce
darce.keith@scrippshealth.org
858-678-7121
Scripps Health

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Molecular Biology and Evolution
This week in Molecular Biology and Evolution
In this week's advance online of MBE, we examine a rare case where plant genes were transferred nearby to their natural bacteria, fungi and amoebe enemies, the changing Dengue virus, and the new science of "evolve and resequence."

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

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