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Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Nature Conservation
Improved access to integrated biodiversity data for science, practice, and policy
The world's biodiversity faces an ongoing decline and closer interaction between science and policy has been proposed as a main route towards improvement. A recent paper, published in the open access journal Nature Conservation, points out how the EU-funded project EU BON will contribute towards a more efficient science-policy dialogue for biodiversity.

Contact: Dr. Christoph Häuser
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
New method confirms humans and Neandertals interbred
Technical objections to the idea that Neandertals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a genome analysis method described in the April 2014 issue of the journal GENETICS. The technique can more confidently detect the genetic signatures of interbreeding than previous approaches and will be useful for evolutionary studies of other ancient or rare DNA samples.
National Environmental Research Council UK

Contact: Tracey DePellegrin Connelly
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Seeing double: New study explains evolution of duplicate genes
From time to time, living cells will accidentally make an extra copy of a gene during the normal replication process. Throughout the history of life, evolution has molded some of these seemingly superfluous genes into a source of genetic novelty, adaptation and diversity. A new study shows one way that some duplicate genes could have long-ago escaped elimination from the genome, leading to the genetic innovation seen in modern life.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brett Israel
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genetic predisposition to liking amphetamine reduces risk of schizophrenia and ADHD
Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine -- the active ingredient in Adderall -- are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 7. The results support a long-standing hypothesis that dopamine, the neurotransmitter connected with the euphoric effects of amphetamine, is related to schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
The EMBO Journal
Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all
Researchers have come full circle and predicted that some long non-coding RNAs can give rise to small proteins that have biological functions. A recent study in The EMBO Journal describes how researchers have used ribosome profiling to identify several hundred long non-coding RNAs that may give rise to small peptides.

Contact: Barry Whyte

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Synthetic biology lab backed by £2 million award
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have been awarded £2M to build a state-of-the-art DNA synthesis facility, a capability offering much needed tools for genome engineering to the academic and private sectors.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jamie Brown
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Diffeomorphometry and geodesic positioning systems for human anatomy
A team of researchers from the Center for Imaging Science at the Johns Hopkins University and the CMLA of the École Normale Supérieure Cachan have demonstrated new algorithmic technologies for the parametric representation of human shape and form. Coupled with advanced imaging technologies, this presents opportunities for tracking soft-tissue deformations associated with cardiovascular studies, radiation treatment planning in Oncology, and neurodegenerative brain illnesses.
National Institute of Health, French Agence nationale de la recherche

Contact: Chew Munkit
World Scientific

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Noisy brain signals: How the schizophrenic brain misinterprets the world
A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -- The Neuro -- at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre, reveals that certain errors in visual perception in people with schizophrenia are consistent with interference or 'noise' in a brain signal known as a corollary discharge.

Contact: Anita Kar
McGill University

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
UM Institute for Genome Sciences receives FDA contract to expand genome sequence database
Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have been awarded a research program contract from the US Food and Drug Administration to sequence, assemble, and annotate a population of bacterial pathogens using two high-throughput sequencing technologies in support of the expansion of a vetted public reference database.

Contact: Sarah Pick
University of Maryland Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Plant Physiology
Scientists ID genes that could lead to tough, disease-resistant varieties of rice
A meta-data analysis has uncovered more than 1,000 genes in rice that appear to play key roles in managing its response to a variety of stress factors, which could make them key to the development of tough new strains of rice.

Contact: Marcia Goodrich
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2014
Nature Genetics
Genetic mutations warn of skin cancer risk
In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers have discovered that mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hereditary form of skin cancer. These mutations inactivate the POT1 gene that protects our chromosomes, and, in turn, results in skin cancer. The mechanism that underlies this form of skin cancer is also a potential target for drug development in this subset of melanoma patients.

Contact: Aileen Sheehy
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare cancer expert Dr. Von Hoff receives Hope Funds award
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, who has been instrumental in developing numerous new cancer treatments, is among this year's recipients of the Award of Excellence from the Hope Funds for Cancer Research. Dr. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, who is Physician-In-Chief and Distinguished Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and Chief Scientific Officer for Scottsdale Healthcare's Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, will receive the 2014 Hope Funds Award of Excellence in Medicine.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cancer researchers find key protein link
A new understanding of proteins at the nexus of a cell's decision to survive or die has implications for researchers who study cancer and age-related diseases.
National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Israeli Science Foundation, European Research Council

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Systematic Biology
Strictly yeast
Researchers at the National Collection of Yeast Cultures at the Institute of Food Research have turned a problem in evolutionary biology into a new tool to better understand phylogeny in closely related species. Resequencing ribosomal DNA in closely related yeast species has given them new information about the origins of modern yeast strains and a useful tool for evolutionary biologists.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Andrew Chapple
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
National Cancer Institute awards $2.2 million grant to Jackson Professor Yijun Ruan
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a three-year grant totaling $2,168,535 to Professor Yijun Ruan, Ph.D., of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, for his research into the role of non-coding RNAs in cancer and other diseases.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
Despatch from the field
A new spider species was discovered during a student field course in Malaysian Borneo. The species was described and submitted online to Biodiversity Data Journal through a satellite internet connection. The manuscript was peer-reviewed and published within two weeks. On the day of publication, software tools extracted the occurrence data of the species and submitted these to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. In a similar way data was exported to Encyclopedia of Life.

Contact: Tim Hirsch
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
How size splits cells
Contrary to previous findings suggesting a protein measures cell length, a different protein is found to measure the cell's surface area.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Zoe Dunford
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
New database features 710,000 natural history records from Canadian Museum of Nature
A new, free open-access database has opened the collections of Canada's national natural history museum, with 710,000 specimen records available at These cover about 22 percent of the museum's overall collection of plants, animals, fossils and minerals, which have been collected over more than 150 years.

Contact: Dan Smythe
Canadian Museum of Nature

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Where do you start when developing a new medicine?
A pioneering public-private research initiative between GSK, the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is to harness the power of 'big data' and genome sequencing to improve the success rate for discovering new medicines. The new Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation aims to address a wide range of human diseases and will share its data openly in the interests of accelerating drug discovery.

Contact: EMBL Press Office
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Reproducible research, dynamic documents, and push-button publishing
GigaScience, a BGI and BioMed Central journal, announces a major step forward for reproducible research and public data-sharing in the neurosciences with the publication of a huge cache of electrophysiology data important for retinal activity analyses. Very little of this data is publically available: this study provides 366 recordings from 12 electrophysiology studies collected between 1993-2014. The authors standardized these data, made them interoperable, and encapsulated both data and software in a shareable, reproducible format.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and Wellcome Trust

Contact: Scott Edmunds

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Natural history must reclaim its place
A group of scientists argues in the April BioScience that the study of natural history has waned in recent decades in developed countries. Declining course requirements and support for herbaria are among the documented evidence. Yet costly mistakes in policy relating to natural resources, agriculture, and health might have been avoided by paying attention to organisms' natural history, and future policies will be improved if natural history knowledge is used and expanded. New technologies offer ways to increase natural history research partnerships.
National Science Foundation, University of Washington, Prescott College, Walker Chair in Natural History, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Contact: Jennifer Williams
703-674-2500 x209
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
For neurons in the brain, identity can be used to predict location
There are many types of neurons of neurons, defined largely by the patterns of genes they use, and they 'live' in distinct brain regions. But researchers do not yet have a comprehensive understanding of these neuronal types and how they are distributed in the brain. A team of scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory describes a new mathematical model that combines large data sets to predict where different types of cells are located within the brain.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Mar-2014
Nature Methods
'MaMTH' advance: New technology sheds light on protein interactions
Scientists have a better way to study human proteins -- large molecules that are part of every cell in the body -- thanks to a new technology developed by University of Toronto researchers. The technology tracks a class of proteins called membrane proteins as they interact with other proteins to either maintain health or contribute to disease.
Ontario Genomics Institute, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Cancer Society

Contact: Jim Oldfield
University of Toronto

Public Release: 23-Mar-2014
Nature Genetics
TGen-led study discovers genetic cause of rare type of ovarian cancer
The cause of a rare type of ovarian cancer that most often strikes girls and young women has been uncovered by an international research team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, according to a study published online today by the renowned scientific journal, Nature Genetics. The findings revealed a 'genetic superhighway' mutation in a gene found in the overwhelming majority of patients with small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, or SCCOHT.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
With a few finger taps, draw genetic pedigrees at point of care with new app
Long used in genetic medicine, pedigrees are diagrams that show how inherited diseases may recur in a particular family. A new app adds a digital spin, letting clinicians create pedigrees with a few finger taps during a patient encounter.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: John Ascenzi
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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