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Public Release: 20-Dec-2013
Nucleic Acids Research
IRB develops ChroGPS, a new generation visual browser of the epigenome
ChroGPS is a software application that serves to facilitate the analysis and understanding of epigenetic data and to extract intelligible information, which can be downloaded free of charge in Bioconductor, a reference repository for biocomputational software. The scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, in Barcelona, describe the uses of the program in an article published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research.

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 20-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
JCI early table of contents for Dec. 20, 2013
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, Dec. 20, 2013 in the JCI: "Fungal surface protein promotes host cell invasion," "Angiogenic factor secretion by melanocytes associated with pigmentation level," "Nonsense suppression drug restores function in a mouse model of aniridia," "Dysfunctional TGF-beta signaling contributes to Loeys-Dietz syndrome-associated aortic aneurysm," "Evaluation of mangafodipir treatment for oxaliplatin-associated neuropathy," and more.

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
TGen attracts Dallas partner in Translational Drug Development
ORIX USA Health and Life Sciences has completed an investment into Translational Drug Development through the purchase of equity from the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
Cerebral Cortex
Brain connections may explain why girls mature faster
Newcastle University scientists have discovered that as the brain re-organises connections throughout our life, the process begins earlier in girls which may explain why they mature faster during the teenage years.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Karen Bidewell
press.office@ncl.ac.uk
44-019-120-86972
Newcastle University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
The Association for Molecular Pathology releases position statement on LDTs
The Association for Molecular Pathology released a special article in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics titled "Revisiting Oversight and Regulation of Molecular-Based Laboratory-Developed Tests."

Contact: Catherine Davidge
cdavidge@amp.org
301-634-7400
Association for Molecular Pathology

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Ivy Foundation awards $3 million grant, supporting brain cancer research in Arizona
The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation today announced a $3 million grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute, Nemucore Medical Innovations Inc., and Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center to help fund significant brain tumor research in Arizona.
Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
2 of the oldest German journals in Zoology go for 'platinum' open access
On 1 January 2014, two of Germany's oldest journals in Zoology -- Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift and Zoosystematics and Evolution (formerly Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin) - make a step right into the future by joining the Pensoft journal publishing platform and adopting "platinum" open access model. This rare combination between tradition and most liberal publishing model is crowned by several globally unique innovations in semantic markup, dissemination and re-use of published content.

Contact: Dr Lyubomir Penev
penev@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Meet the beetles -- the Xyleborini of New Guinea
A new book on the Xyleborini -- an invasive, incestuous, fungus-farming tribe of scolytine beetles -- is now available from the Entomological Society of America.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Nano Letters
MU researchers develop advanced 3-dimensional 'force microscope'
Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a three-dimensional microscope that will yield unparalleled study of membrane proteins and how they interact on the cellular level. These microscopes could help pharmaceutical companies bring drugs to market faster.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
2013 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Deep sequencing of breast cancer tumors to predict clinical outcomes after single dose of therapy
New research examined how changes in the genetic composition of breast cancer tumors after brief exposure to either biologic therapy or chemotherapy can predict future clinical outcomes in patients.

Contact: Alicia Reale
alicia.reale@uhhospitals.org
216-844-5158
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Science
Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code
Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. The second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease. Genomes use the genetic code to write two separate languages. One describes how proteins are made, and the other instructs the cell on how genes are controlled. One language is written on top of the other.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
6 Installation Grants awarded
Six life science researchers will receive the 2013 EMBO Installation Grants. The grants will assist the scientists to relocate and set up their research groups in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey. EMBO Installation Grants are awarded annually to strengthen science in selected member states.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Barry Whyte
communications@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
EMBO

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
NAI 3rd Annual Conference
TGen's Dr. Frederic Zenhausern is named to Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, a professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and developer of a rapid DNA processor, has been named to the Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Breast cancer prognosis associated with oncometabolite accumulation
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation Stefan Ambs and colleagues at the National Cancer Institute discovered an association between the oncometabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate levels, DNA methylation patterns, and breast cancer prognosis.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, CCR

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
JCI early table of contents for Dec. 9, 2013
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, December 9, 2013 in the JCI:Breast cancer prognosis associated with oncometabolite accumulation, Choloroquine reduces formation of bone resorbing cells in murine osteoporosis, Increased sugar uptake promotes oncogenesis via EPAC/RAP1 and O-GlcNAc pathways, Hematopoietic stem cells are acutely sensitive to Acd shelterin gene inactivation, Embryonic exposure to excess thyroid hormone causes thyrotrope cell death, and more.

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2013
Nature Genetics
Gene promotes 1 in 100 of tumors
Scientists propose that a gene that is mutated in one per cent of cancer patients could offer a new avenue to personalised cancer therapy. The team used data from thousands of cancer patients to find that the CUX1 gene is mutated at a low frequency over a wide range of cancer types. Drugs that could be effective against this cancer causing mutation are currently available.

Contact: Aileen Sheehy
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-92368
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
NewLeaf Symbiotics acquires Intuitive Genomics
NewLeaf Symbiotics Inc. an agricultural biotech company, today announced the acquisition of Intuitive Genomics Inc., a leader in the design and implementation of custom bioinformatics solutions.

Contact: Karla Roeber
kroeber@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1231
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Functional Ecology
Hummingbird metabolism unique in burning glucose and fructose equally
Hummingbird metabolism is a marvel of evolutionary engineering. These tiny birds can power all of their energetic hovering flight by burning the sugar contained in the floral nectar of their diet. Now new research from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows they are equally adept at burning both glucose and fructose, which are the individual components of sugar; a unique trait other vertebrates cannot achieve.

Contact: Don Campbell
dcampbell@utsc.utoronto.ca
416-208-2938
University of Toronto

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Cell Reports
Gene found to be crucial for formation of certain brain circuitry
Using a powerful gene-hunting technique for the first time in mammalian brain cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have identified a gene involved in building the circuitry that relays signals through the brain. The gene is a likely player in the aging process in the brain, the researchers say.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
443-903-7607
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Stem Cell Reports
Large-scale erythrocyte production method established using erythrocyte progenitor cells
By transducing two genes (c-MYC and BCL-XL) into iPS cells and ES cells, a Kyoto University research team led by Prof. Koji Eto at CiRA has succeeded in producing erythrocyte progenitor cells with almost unlimited ability to replicate in vitro, which they then differentiated successfully into mature erythrocytes. Although these erythrocytes consisted mostly of fetal-type hemoglobin, they were confirmed to have oxygen-carrying capacity and to have circulatory capacity following transfusion into mice.

Contact: Akemi Nakamura
cira-pr@cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-753-667-000
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application - Kyoto University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Cell
How mosquitoes are drawn to human skin and breath
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have found that the very receptors in the mosquito's maxillary palp that detect carbon dioxide are ones that detect skin odors as well, thus explaining why mosquitoes are attracted to skin odor -- smelly socks, worn clothes, bedding -- even in the absence of carbon dioxide. Using a chemical computational method they developed, the researchers identified affordable, safe and pleasant-smelling compounds that could find use in mosquito control.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Science Foundation, University of California Global Health Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Journal of Proteome Research
Scientists unearth secrets of Périgord truffles, the culinary 'black diamond'
Just in time for the holidays when cooks in France and elsewhere will be slipping bits of the coveted black Périgord truffle under their turkeys' skin for a luxurious flavor, scientists are revealing the secrets that give the culinary world's "black diamond" its unique, pungent aroma. Their study, which could lead to better ways to determine the freshness and authenticity of the pricey delicacy, appears in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
TGen, Barrow and PCH receive $4 million grant to study genetic basis of brain injuries
In an effort to lower medical costs, identify patients at risk for injury, and speed patient recovery, scientists will attempt to identify a molecular signal that indicates severity of brain-injury during a $4 million, five-year federal grant to Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital and the Translational Genomics Research Institute.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
PLOS ONE
University of Maryland scientists develop new understanding of chlamydial disease
Investigators at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have developed a new technique that can track the activity of a disease-causing microbe and the host cell response to that pathogen simultaneously. Using the new method to examine Chlamydia trachomatis infection, the study team observed how the response of the infected cell contributes to one of the hallmark outcomes of chlamydial disease -- tissue scarring. Their findings appear in the Dec. 4 issue of PLOS One.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sarah Pick
spick@som.umaryland.edu
410-707-2543
University of Maryland Medical Center

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Nature
The importance of standardizing drug screening studies
A bioinformatics expert at the IRCM, Benjamin Haibe-Kains, recently published an article stressing the importance of standardizing drug screening studies in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. The study supports the need for further development and standardization to improve the reproducibility of drug screening studies, as they are important in identifying new therapeutic agents and their potential combinations with existing drugs.

Contact: Julie Langelier
julie.langelier@ircm.qc.ca
514-987-5555
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal

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