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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
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
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
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
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application - Kyoto University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
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
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
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
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
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
University of Maryland Medical Center

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
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
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal

Public Release: 28-Nov-2013
Nucleic Acids Research
CNIO scientists create the first large catalog of interactions between drugs and proteins
A Spanish National Cancer Research Centre work, led by Alfonso Valencia, Vice-Director of Basic Research, and Michael L. Tress, brings together the biggest collection of interactions between pharmacological molecules, including other compounds, and proteins. The catalog includes 16,600 compounds, of which 1,300 contain pharmacological descriptions, and 500,000 interactions that witness the extensive social network that governs the functioning of organisms. The information is available to the entire scientific community via the public FireDB database.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Scientists characterize effects of transplanted fecal microbiota
Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and physicians at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., have found that restoring the normal, helpful bacteria of the gut and intestines may treat patients suffering from recurrent Clostridium difficile infections. Transplanting fecal matter of healthy donors into patients with recurrent C. difficile infection appears to restore normal bacterial composition and resolve infection. The study findings appear in the Nov. 26 issue of PLOS ONE.
Weinberg Foundation, Friedman and Friedman Group, and others

Contact: Sarah Pick
University of Maryland Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nature Biotechnology
University of Massachusetts Medical School scientists re-imagine how genomes are assembled
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a new method for piecing together the short DNA reads produced by next-generation sequencing technologies that are the basis for building complete genome sequences.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Chromosomes show off their shapes
Weizmann Institute researchers calculate the shape of a chromosome.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Identification of a genetic mutation associated with steroid-resistant nephritic syndrome
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Friedhelm Hildebrandt and colleagues at Boston Children's Hospital identified mutations in gene encoding the aarF domain containing kinase 4 (ADCK4) in 15 individuals with steroid-resistant nephritic syndrome from eight different families.
National Institutes of Health, Kidney Foundation of Canada and Nephcure Canada, National Research Foundation

Contact: Corinne Williams
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Identifying targets of autoantibodies
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Jordan Price and colleagues at Stanford University developed a microarray to identify cytokines, chemokines, and other circulating proteins as potential targets of the autoantibodies produced by SLE patients.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health, National Organization for Rare Disorders

Contact: Corinne Williams
Journal of Clinical Investigation

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