EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS
Home About us
Advanced Search
14-Feb-2016 09:50
US Eastern Time




Forgot Password?

Press Releases

Breaking News

Science Business

Grants, Awards, Books



Science Agencies
on EurekAlert!

US Department of Energy

US National Institutes of Health

US National Science Foundation


Submit a Calendar Item


Links & Resources


RSS Feeds

Accessibility Option On


Portal Home


Background Articles

Research Papers


Links & Resources


News Releases

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 301-325 out of 878.

<< < 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 > >>

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Fine tuning in the brain
From a hodgepodge to well-tuned networks -- Freiburg researchers develop a computer model to explain how nerve cell connections form in the visual cortex.

Contact: Mareike Kardinal
Bernstein Coordination Site (BCOS)

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Journal of Nutrition
UGA researcher leads comprehensive international study on folate
A University of Georgia researcher is lead author on an international paper on folate biomarkers as part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. UGA's Lynn Bailey led a comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development. The paper, published in the Journal of Nutrition, represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PepsiCo, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Lynn Bailey
University of Georgia

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Women's faces get redder at ovulation, but human eyes can't pick up on it
Past research shows men find female faces more attractive at peak fertility. A new study shows an increased redness of women's face skin at the most fertile point of ovulatory cycle, but just under the threshold for detectability, ruling out skin coloration as a driver of the attractiveness effect.

Contact: Hannah Rowland
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Journal of Biomedical Informatics
New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
Vermont scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects -- before they show up in medical databases like PubMed -- by searching millions of tweets on Twitter.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joshua Brown
University of Vermont

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
The new detection method for a key drug resistant hepatitis C virus mutation
A rapid, sensitive, and accurate method to detect drug resistant hepatitis C virus (HCV) mutants has been developed. Researchers at Hiroshima University established a system and evaluate the proportion of patients harboring this mutation prior to treatment. This new system for detecting mutant strains may provide important pre-treatment information valuable not only for treatment decisions but also for prediction of disease progression in HCV genotype 1b patients.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New family of small RNAs boosts cell proliferation in cancer
Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2015
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
SAPH-ire helps scientists prioritize protein modification research
Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3-D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on 'hotspots' most likely to be important for biological function.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
High-performance microscope displays pores in the cell nucleus with greater precision
The transportation of certain molecules into and out of the cell nucleus takes place via nuclear pores. For some time, detailed research has been conducted into how these pores embedded in the nuclear envelope are structured. Now, for the first time, biochemists from the University of Zurich have succeeded in elucidating the structure of the transportation channel inside the nuclear pores in high resolution using high-performance electron microscopes.

Contact: Ohad Medalia
University of Zurich

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
Cancer and vampires: An evolutionary approach
A Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientist has developed a new Internet tool that will allow any investigator, physician or patient to analyze genes according to their evolutionary profile and find associated genes. The tool combines genomics and informatics to enables the rapid, cost-free identification of genes responsible for diseases, by inputting results from genetic mapping studies concerning suspected genes, and identifying connections to known genes with association to diseases.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Computer simulation predicts development, progress of pressure sores
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have devised a computational model that could enhance understanding, diagnosis and treatment of pressure ulcers related to spinal cord injury. In a report published online in PLOS Computational Biology, the team also described results of virtual clinical trials that showed that for effective treatment of the lesions, anti-inflammatory measures had to be applied well before the earliest clinical signs of ulcer formation.
US Department of Education, NIH/National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, IBM Shared University Research Award

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Single-cell technologies advance the value of genomics
Biologists are looking to extract as much information as possible from small amounts of valuable biological material, and to understand biological responses at higher levels of resolution. The Genome Analysis Centre has been working to reduce the input requirements for DNA and RNA sequencing projects down to the single-cell level by introducing the Fluidigm C1 single-cell system, FACs-in-a-petri CellSorter and the Labcyte Echo microscopic liquid handler.

Contact: Hayley London
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Study reveals how our brains can form first impressions quickly
A study of how people can quickly spot animals by sight is helping uncover the workings of the human brain.
European Community, Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Contact: Catriona Kelly
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
EORTC and Andaman7 are working together to develop Synchronized Health Records
Vincent Keunen runs the software development company that developed Andaman7, a collaborative electronic health record for doctors and patients. The multilingual Andaman7 app is a kind of mobile electronic health record system that can contain any medical record about the patient, entered by the patient, doctor, or through the hospital electronic health record system.

Contact: John Bean
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
What droppings can tell us
If you want to find out about the shy Eurasian otter, its droppings are a fascinating source of information. By isolating DNA from otter droppings -- known as spraint -- researchers can not only identify individual animals but also estimate the size of the population. But it's important to know how to interpret the information correctly, a team reports on the benefits and drawbacks of the method in science journal PLOS ONE.
German Science Foundation, Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Graduate School for Environmental Research

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
TGen study identifies first genetic mutation associated with Aicardi syndrome
A genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as Aicardi syndrome has been identified by the Translational Genomics Research Institute. In a study published today in the scientific journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, TGen researchers identified mutations to a gene known as TEAD1, which not only affects formation of the brain but also the retina, the part of the eye responsible for helping turn light into nerve impulses.
TGen Foundation, TGen's Center for Rare Childhood Disorders

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
TGen and Mayo Clinic help launch national clinical trials to combat advanced skin cancer
Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study leverages advances in genomics, informatics, and health information technology, yielding more precise medical treatments for patients with this devastating disease.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
The majority rules when baboons vote with their feet
Olive baboon troops decide where to move democratically, despite their hierarchical social order, according to a new report in Science magazine by Smithsonian researchers and colleagues. At the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, the team conducted the first-ever group-level GPS tracking study of primates, finding that any individual baboon can contribute to a troop's collective movement.
National Science Foundation, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Princeton University, National Institutes of Health, Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council, Office of Naval Research, Army Research

Contact: Geetha Iyer
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
ISME Journal
Automating microbial genome sequence decontamination
Single cell genomics and metagenomics have helped researchers assess environmental microbial community structure and function. To help speed up the time-consuming sequence decontamination process of microbial genomes in public databases, a US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute team has developed the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft genomes and describe it in a study published online June 9, 2015, in The ISME Journal.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Applications in Plant Sciences
Next-generation sampling: Pairing genomics with large-scale herbarium sampling
Rapid advances in sequencing technology are expanding our understanding of biodiversity and evolution in complex plant groups, but access to samples remains a problem. Herbarium material provides a readily accessible solution, but to date has had limited use. In Applications in Plant Sciences, researchers have developed a genomic data set for Solidago using only herbarium material. Called 'next-generation sampling,' this innovative sampling strategy could transform how scientists obtain data sets for species-rich plant groups.
National Institutes of Health, Wichita State University Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Nature Methods
Complex, large-scale genome analysis made easier
Researchers at EMBL-EBI have developed a new approach to studying the effect of multiple genetic variations on different traits. The new algorithm, published in Nature Methods, makes it possible to perform genetic analysis of up to 500,000 individuals -- and many traits -- at the same time.

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
UTHealth's Zhiqiang An awarded $900,000 to research how tumors evade treatment
Zhiqiang An, Ph.D., a professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, was awarded a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas to research how tumors evade treatment.
The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Robert Cahill
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Nature Methods
First full genome of a living organism assembled using technology the size of smartphone
Researchers in Canada and the UK have for the first time sequenced and assembled de novo the full genome of a living organism, the bacteria Escherichia coli, using Oxford Nanopore's MinIONTM device, a genome sequencer that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Contact: Christopher Needles
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Evidence supports therapeutic potential of plant-based terpenoids for skin diseases
A review of clinical studies that used terpenoids to treat a variety of dermatological diseases demonstrated that this diverse class of phytochemicals may benefit patients with actinic keratosis, cutaneous candidiasis, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and wounds. Evidence supporting the use of terpenoids in these disorders and linking the significant anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties of terpenoids to the pathogenic mechanisms underlying many cutaneous diseases is presented in a review article published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Nature Genetics
Vulnerabilities in genome's 'dimmer switches' should shed light on many complex diseases
Up to one-fifth of human DNA act as dimmer switches for nearby genes, but scientists have been unable to identify precisely which mutations in these control regions really matter in causing common diseases. Now, a decade of work at Johns Hopkins has yielded a computer formula that predicts which mutations are likely to have the largest effect on the activity of the dimmer switches, suggesting new targets for diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Catherine Kolf
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
We are entering a 'golden age' of animal tracking
Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet, say research associates at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the June 12 issue of Science magazine.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth King
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Showing releases 301-325 out of 878.

<< < 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 > >>