EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS
Home About us
Advanced Search
19-Apr-2014 17:42
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

Portal: Bioinformatics

News Releases

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 326-350 out of 717.

<< < 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 > >>

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Jackson Laboratory wins AAAS award for computational biology educational module
A Jackson Laboratory Internet-based educational program in computational biology has won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 27-May-2013
Translational Proteomics
Elsevier launches new open access journal: Translational Proteomics
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of Translational Proteomics, an online-only, open access journal devoted to transferring fundamental discoveries in the field of proteomics to clinical applications, accelerating understanding and treatment of human diseases.

Contact: Kristian Wilson
k.wilson@elsevier.com
44-018-658-43817
Elsevier

Public Release: 24-May-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
New fluorescent tools for cancer diagnosis
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Thomas Tuschl and colleagues at Rockefeller University developed a multicolor fluorescence labeling method that can be used to visualize miRNAs in tissue sections, such as those recovered from biopsies.
National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University

Contact: Jillian Hurst
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 23-May-2013
Using big data to identify prostate cancers and best treatments
Some prostate cancer patients unnecessarily undergo surgery or harsh treatments because science fails to identify the differences between slow-growing and aggressive forms of the disease. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes are developing technology that allows patients to safely choose to do nothing, opt for relatively mild treatments or take drastic measures.

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
EMBO announces 52 new members for 2013
EMBO announced today that 52 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership. 43 of the researchers reside in Europe and neighboring countries and are accompanied by the election of nine Associate Members from Canada, China, India, Japan and the United States. The EMBO membership currently comprises around 1,600 life scientists.

Contact: Barry Whyte
communications@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
European Molecular Biology Organization

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Cell Metabolism
Insight into the dazzling impact of insulin in cells
Australian scientists have charted the path of insulin action in cells in precise detail like never before. This provides a comprehensive blueprint for understanding what goes wrong in diabetes. The breakthrough study, conducted by Sean Humphrey and Professor David James from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research, is now published in the early online edition of the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism.
National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Alison Heather
a.heather@garvan.org.au
61-292-958-128
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Abundance and distribution of Hawaiian coral species predicted by model
Researchers from the University of Hawaii, Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology developed species distribution models of the six dominant Hawaiian coral species around the main Hawaiian Islands, including two species currently under consideration as threatened or endangered.
National Marine Sanctuary Program, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
mworkman@hawaii.edu
808-956-3151
University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST

Public Release: 20-May-2013
ACS Nano
Penn research makes advance in nanotech gene sequencing technique
The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. Now, a team led by University of Pennsylvania physicists has used solid-state nanopores to differentiate single-stranded DNA molecules containing sequences of a single repeating base.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 20-May-2013
American Society for Microbiology 2013 General Meeting
CosmosID unveils new tool for faster, specific and accurate testing of probiotics products
The FDA and CosmosID have conducted a side-by-side analysis of commercially available probiotics to compare the identity of species and strains present in the products to what was stated on their respective labels.

Contact: Robin Buckley
robin@buckleykaldenbach.com
703-201-3524
Buckley & Kaldenbach, Inc.

Public Release: 15-May-2013
The DOE Joint Genome Institute expands capabilities via new partnerships
Positioning itself to provide the most current technology and expertise to their users in order to address pressing energy and environmental scientific challenges, the DOE Joint Genome Institute announces six projects with which to launch the Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program. These new partnerships span the development of new scalable DNA synthesis technologies to the latest approaches to high throughput sequencing and characterization of single microbial cells from complex environmental samples.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Genome Biology and Evolution
Mining the botulinum genome
Scientists at the Institute of Food Research have been mining the genome of C. botulinum to uncover new information about the toxin genes that produce the potent toxin behind botulism.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Andrew Chapple
andrew.chapple@ifr.ac.uk
01-603-251-490
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Science Signaling
But what does it do?
It is now easier to pinpoint exactly what molecules a phosphatase -- a type of protein that's essential for cells to react to their environment -- acts upon in human cells, thanks to the free online database DEPOD, created by EMBL scientists. Published today in Science Signaling, the overview of interactions could even help explain unforeseen side-effects of drugs.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory & Marie Curie Actions, German Science Foundation

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
sonia.furtado@embl.de
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 13-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Out of sync with the world: Body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level
Every cell in our bodies runs on a 24-hour clock, tuned to the night-day, light-dark cycles that have ruled us since the dawn of humanity. But new research shows that the clock may be broken in the brains of people with depression -- even at the level of the gene activity inside their brain cells.
Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Fund, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 12-May-2013
Nature
Non-inherited mutations account for many heart defects, Yale researchers find
New mutations that are absent in parents but appear in their offspring account for at least 10 percent of severe congenital heart disease, reveals a massive genomics study led, in part, by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bill Hathaway
william.hathaway@yale.edu
203-432-1322
Yale University

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Nature Climate Change
GBIF enables global forecast of climate impacts on species
Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century, according to research using data made freely available online through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

Contact: Tim Hirsch
thirsch@gbif.org
45-28-75-14-85
Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Australian statistician elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Professor Terry Speed has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK's national academy promoting excellence in science.

Contact: Vanessa Solomon
solomon@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-971
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 9-May-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Early infant growth rate linked to composition of gut microbiota
The composition of gut microbiota in a new-born baby's gut has been linked to the rate of early infant growth, reports research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The findings support the assertion that the early development of "microbiota" -- the body's microbial ecosystem -- in an infant can influence growth and thereby the likelihood of obesity.
Norwegian Research Council, NIH/Intramural Research Program

Contact: Merete Eggesbø
merete.eggesbo@fhi.no
PLOS

Public Release: 8-May-2013
BMC Evolutionary Biology
George Washington University biologist maps the family tree of all known snake and lizard groups
A George Washington University biologist and a team of researchers have created the first large-scale evolutionary family tree for every snake and lizard around the globe.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Latarsha Gatlin
lgatlin@gwu.edu
202-994-5631
George Washington University

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Thijn Brummelkamp receives the EMBO Gold Medal for 2013
EMBO today announced Thijn Brummelkamp of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam as the winner of the 2013 EMBO Gold Medal. The award acknowledges his outstanding work to accelerate the genetic analysis of human disease.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Barry Whyte
communications@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
European Molecular Biology Organization

Public Release: 7-May-2013
Cell Death & Disease
Study: MicroRNA cooperation mutes breast cancer oncogenes
"Imagine you have a microRNA that regulates genes A and B. Then you have another microRNA that regulates genes B and C. You amplify each microRNA to a degree that doesn't effect gene A or C, but their combined effect regulates gene B," says Bolin Liu, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 6-May-2013
ACS Nano
A KAIST research team developed in vivo flexible large scale integrated circuits
A team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed in vivo silicon-based flexible large scale integrated circuits for bio-medical wireless communication.

Contact: Lan Yoon
hlyoon@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-295
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature Methods
A new cost-effective genome assembly process
Genome assembly, the molecular equivalent of trying to put together a multi-million piece jigsaw puzzle without knowing what the picture on the cover of the box is, remains challenging due to the very large number of very small pieces, which must be assembled using current approaches. As reported May 5 online in the journal Nature Methods, a collaboration involving DOE JGI researchers has resulted in an improved and fully automated workflow for genome assembly.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Plant geneticist elected member of country's first learned society
Renowned geneticist Susan Wessler at the University of California, Riverside has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." Wessler holds a University of California President's Chair and is a distinguished professor of genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. Wessler's research focuses on plant transposable elements and their role in the evolution of plant genomes.
American Philosophical Society

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

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers find active transporters are universally leaky
Illinois professor of biochemistry Emad Tajkhorshid and his team found that as active transporters in cell membranes undergo conformational changes to allow their main substrates to pass through through, small molecules like water slip through as well.

Contact: William Gillespie
gillespi@life.illinois.edu
217-265-0927
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Nature
3D simulation shows how form of complex organs evolves by natural selection
Researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology at the Helsinki University and the Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona have developed the first three-dimensional simulation of the evolution of morphology by integrating the mechanisms of genetic regulation that take place during embryo development.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Showing releases 326-350 out of 717.

<< < 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 > >>