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Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
CSHL is part of iPlant group awarded $50 million to create US biology cyberinfrastructure
The National Science Foundation has awarded $50 million to investigators at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and other members of the multi-institution iPlant collaborative headquartered at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute to create a national cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Cancer Cell
Research team uncovers root cause of multiple myeloma relapse
Working in collaboration with colleagues at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix were part of the team that conducted the study published in the Sept. 9 issue of Cancer Cell.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, MMRFoundation, Leukemla and Lymphoma Society and Canadian Cancer Society

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for big data in life sciences
Headquartered at the University of Arizona, the iPlant Collaborative is a $100 million NSF-funded project providing scalable cyberinfrastructure to help the nation's researchers make sense of massive data sets and train the next generation of data scientists.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Daniel Stolte
stolte@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4402
University of Arizona

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
UdeM's IRIC and IRICoR achieve important milestone in their collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb
University of Montreal and the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer -- Commercialization of Research (IRICoR) today announced that researchers from UdeM's Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company have jointly identified a small molecule drug candidate against a novel target.

Contact: Gilles Noël, Ph.D.
gilles.noel@umontreal.ca
514-343-2307
University of Montreal

Public Release: 17-Sep-2013
New York Genome Center announces the New York Stem Cell Foundation as an Associate Member
The New York Genome Center (NYGC) announced today that The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) has become an Associate Member, joining NYGC's growing consortium of 16 research and clinical institutions, all working together in new ways to utilize genomic data for better detection, treatment, and prevention of disease. The collaboration between the Genome Center and NYSCF will merge cutting-edge capabilities in human biology with genomic research.

Contact: David McKeon
dmckeon@nyscf.org
212-365-7440
New York Stem Cell Foundation

Public Release: 17-Sep-2013
Industrial Biotechnology
OptSwap optimizes microbial strain design for production-scale bioprocessing
Using a new in silico method called OptSwap scientists can predict how to engineer microorganisms to increase the yield of high-value biobased chemicals produced by industrial-scale cell factories.

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100 x2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
Life Sciences Discovery Fund announces $3.7m in research and development grants
For-profit and non-profit organizations in Washington state will receive $1.25M in Proof of Concept grant funding to accelerate the translation of promising health-related technologies from concept to commercialization, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund announced today. Also announced was $2.4M in Opportunity grants for two major research and development initiatives.

Contact: Cathyryne Manner
manner@lsdfa.org
206-456-9583
Life Sciences Discovery Fund

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
The Biodiversity Data Journal: Readable by humans and machines
Launched on Sept. 16, 2013, the Biodiversity Data Journal and the associated Pensoft Writing Tool offer several innovations -- some of them unique -- at every stage of the publishing process. The workflow allows for authoring, peer-review and dissemination to take place within the same online, collaborative platform. Data can be embedded in the narrative for a better readability and either downloaded by (human) users or harvested by computers.

Contact: Vincent Smith
vince@vsmith.info
44-207-942-5127
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
Scientists creating new diagnostic and bioinformatics tools for psychotic disorders
A new EU project, METSY, develops and applies neuroimaging and bioinformatics tools to study how lipid metabolism is connected to psychotic disorders and metabolic co-morbidities such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

Contact: Matej Orešič
matej.oresic@vtt.fi
358-207-224-491
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
American Journal of Public Health
Americans living longer, more healthy lives
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that the average 25-year-old American today can look forward to 2.4 more years of a healthy life than 20 years ago while a 65-year-old today has gained 1.7 years.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
ASU football program is first collegiate partner in TGen-Riddell concussion detection study
Riddell, the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, today announced that the Pac-12's Arizona State University football program will participate as the first university research partner in a new study designed to advance athlete concussion detection and treatment. Working with the Translational Genomics Research Institute and its research partners, the Sun Devil football team will participate in the study to identify whether the effects of sub-concussive hits are identifiable through blood-based molecular information.

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Annals of the Entomological Society of America
New info on an elusive green cicada
For nearly 80 years, the North American cicada Okanagana viridis has received little attention in scientific literature, but a new article in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America provides the first notes on the song and ecology of this elusive species, and updates its known range.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Entomology 2013
Entomological Society of America names winners of Monsanto student travel and research awards
The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Monsanto Research Grant Awards and the 2013 Monsanto Student Travel Awards. The research grants will provide funds to outstanding ESA student members who are undertaking research projects. The travel awards were created to promote interest in entomology at the graduate level and to stimulate interest in attending ESA's Annual Meeting.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Genomatix Pathway System (GePS) now available in Illumina's BaseSpace Apps
Genomatix has added the Genomatix Pathway System (GePS) to BaseSpace Apps, Illumina's dedicated applications store and informatics community dedicated to advancing genomic analysis. Using GePS, researchers can generate and visualize genetic networks and pathways and easily access a multitude of data on the genes and gene-gene connections they consist of. Combined with expression level data generated through next-generation sequencing experiments, GePS helps scientists identify the key players within biological processes at a functional level.

Contact: Korbinian Grote
grote@genomatix.de
49-895-997-6661
Genomatix Software GmbH

Public Release: 10-Sep-2013
Nymi by Bionym launches using your unique heartbeat to unlock your world
The next generation of biometric technology launches today with the Nymi, from Bionym, a technology start-up founded by University of Toronto engineering graduates. The Nymi is the world's first wearable authentication device that uses your unique heartbeat to unlock your identity.

Contact: Kurt Bartlett
KBartlett@bionym.com
647-637-3390
University of Toronto

Public Release: 9-Sep-2013
2013 Balzan prizewinners announced today in press conference in Milan
The names of the 2013 Balzan Prizewinners were proclaimed today in a public announcement: André Vauchez (France), Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre, for Medieval History; Manuel Castells (Spain), University of Southern California (USA), for Sociology; Alain Aspect (France), École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, for Quantum Information Processing and Communication; and Pascale Cossart (France), Institut Pasteur, Paris, for Infectious diseases: basic and clinical aspects.

Contact: Susannah Gold
susannah@goldcommunications.net
917-207-5375
Gold Communications

Public Release: 6-Sep-2013
New NIH grants to investigate disease-related variations in genetic makeup
Five research teams have received new four-year awards to study the genomics of disease susceptibility in ethnically diverse populations. The projects aim to unravel the subtle variations in genetic makeup among groups -- including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics and more -- that may account for differences in risks for conditions such as high blood pressure and high blood lipids, in addition to common diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steven Benowitz
steven.benowitz@nih.gov
301-451-8325
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
Peering into genetic defects, CU scientists discover a new metabolic disease
An international team of scientists, including University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado researchers, has discovered a new disease related to an inability to process Vitamin B12. The disorder is rare but can be devastating.

Contact: Dan Meyers
dan.meyers@ucdenver.edu
303-724-7904
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Illinois biologists and bioinformaticians unite to explore the origins of social behavior
A new $3 million grant from the Simons Foundation to the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois will fund a multidisciplinary collaborative effort to search for similarities in the ways that the brains of many different species, including our own, produce social behavior.
Simons Foundation

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Wide range of differences, mostly unseen, among humans
Bioinformatics researchers at Rutgers University and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have investigated how protein function is affected by changes at the DNA level. Their findings bring new clarity to the wide range of variants, many of which disturb protein function but have no discernible health effect, and highlight especially the role of rare variants in differentiating individuals from their neighbors.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Contact: Patrick Regan
patrick.regan@tum.de
49-016-242-79876
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
What scientists can see in your pee
Researchers at the University of Alberta announced today that they have determined the chemical composition of human urine. The study, which took more than seven years and involved a team of nearly 20 researchers, has revealed that more than 3,000 chemicals or "metabolites" can be detected in urine. The results are expected to have significant implications for medical, nutritional, drug and environmental testing.
Genome Canada, Genome Alberta, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Research Council

Contact: Jamie Hanlon
jamie.hanlon@ualberta.ca
780-492-9214
University of Alberta

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
First study to investigate the human genome in multiple sclerosis
The National Institutes of Health awarded Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason a $1.9 million grant to find marks in the human genome which can explain why some white blood cells cause damage to the spinal cord and brain in multiple sclerosis (MS). This is the first study to look for molecular changes in the genome of specific immune cells responsible for the devastation caused by MS.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kay Branz
kbranz@benaroyaresearch.org
206-342-6903
Immune Tolerance Network

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Making plants' inner qualities visible
Not only psychologists would be happy to be able to look inside their patients' heads -- a plant's "inner qualities" also supply plant researchers with valuable information. A special camera analyzes the constituents of grapevines, corn and other plants.

Contact: Dr. Udo Seiffert
udo.seiffert@iff.fraunhofer.de
49-391-409-0107
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
ZooKeys
Revolving images and multi-image keys open new horizons in descriptive taxonomy
A paper recently published in the open access journal ZooKeys presents an innovative case study aiming to overcome the challenges faced by taxonomists in describing complex structures essential for species description and identification. The authors use multiple techniques, including an interactive key and rotatable scanning electron microscope images to meet these challenges.

Contact: Nesrine Akkari
nakkari@snm.ku.dk
45-35-32-10-01
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 2-Sep-2013
The future of biodiversity publishing
The EU e-Infrastructure coordination project "pro-iBiosphere", targeting the preparation of a European Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System, makes thirteen recommendations to enhance the publication process to make biodiversity data accessible, computable and re-usable.

Contact: Donat Agosti
agosti@plazi.org
41-765-069-092
Pensoft Publishers

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