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Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Switzerland signs the ELIXIR consortium agreement and contributes €35 million
Switzerland's State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Dr. Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, has signed the ELIXIR consortium agreement for the establishment of ELIXIR, the European Life Science Infrastructure for Biological Information.

Contact: Irene Perovsek
irene.perovsek@isb-sib.ch
41-216-924-054
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
PLOS ONE
Absence of the SMG1 protein could contribute to Parkinson's and other neurological disorders
The absence of a protein called SMG1 could be a contributing factor in the development of Parkinson's disease and other related neurological disorders, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute.
Arizona Parkinson's Disease Consortium

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
PLOS ONE
TGen-led research shows ability to do next-generation sequencing for patients with advanced cancers
A pilot study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare shows that, even for patients with advanced and rapidly transforming cancer, researchers can find potential therapeutic targets using the latest advances in genomic sequencing. Sequencing spells out, or decodes, the billions of letters of DNA and other genomic data so that clinicians can discover what genetic changes might lead to cancer.
National Foundation for Cancer Research

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
2 grants to UC Riverside boost scientists' efforts in developing improved cowpea varieties
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside received substantial funding -- nearly $7 million -- by way of two grants from the US Agency for International Development to continue their work on developing better yielding varieties of cowpea through new genomic resources and marker-assisted breeding -- research by which UC Riverside directly impacts cowpea production in several countries in Africa.
US Agency for International Development

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Statistician Professor Terry Speed wins 2013 PM's Prize for Science
Statistician Professor Terry Speed from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has been awarded the 2013 Prime Minister's Prize for Science for his influential work using mathematics and statistics to help biologists understand human health and disease.
Australian Government

Contact: Alan Gill
gill.a@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-719
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
eLife
HIV -- Geneticists map human resistance to AIDS
The key to future HIV treatment could be hidden right in our own genes. Everyone who becomes infected deploys defense strategies, and some even manage to hold the virus at bay without any therapy at all. Scientists retraced the entire chain of events in these battles, from the genome of the virus to the genome of the victim. Their research is published in the journal eLife on Oct. 29.

Contact: Jacques Fellay
jacques.fellay@epfl.ch
41-799-481-129
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Molecular Biology and Evolution
This week in Molecular Biology and Evolution: A step ahead of influenza, honeybee sex
In this week's advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, researchers trace drug resistance against all strains of the flu by using an extensive influenza virus database, and examine the exquisite molecular control behind honeybee sex determination.

Contact: Joe Caspemeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
CHEST 2013
Dr. Avrum Spira receives award for advancing research on tobacco smoke's effect on lungs
Avrum Spira, M.D., M.Sc., the Alexander Graham Bell professor of medicine and chief of the division of computational biomedicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease.

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Biodiversity Data Journal
The cyber-centipede: From Linnaeus to big data
The rates of extinction have lent urgency to the description of new species, but what is the point of names without meaningful data? A new study published in the Biodiversity Data Journal presents an innovative holistic approach based on the 'cybertype', a 3D computer image that can be downloaded anywhere in the world and a swathe of additional data types to suit modern biology, all illustrated by the 'cyber centipede' Eupolybothrus cavernicolus.

Contact: Vincent Smith
vince@vsmith.info
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
BUSM researchers identify molecule that could aid lung cancer detection, treatment
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have discovered a molecule that could help lead to the non-invasive detection of lung cancer as well as its treatment.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting
Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever cloud-based analysis of genomic data
With their participation in the completion of the largest cloud-based analysis of genome sequence data, researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center are helping to usher genomic scientists and clinicians around the world into a new era of high-level data analysis. (A "cloud" is a virtual network of remote internet servers used to store, manage and process information.)

Contact: Glenna Picton
picton@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Researchers track lethal prostate cancer to determine clonal origin
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University track the development of lethal prostate cancer in a patient.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Prostate Cancer Foundation David Mazzone Challenge Award and Creativity Award, The V Found

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

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
JCI early table of contents for Oct. 25, 2013
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, Oct. 25, 2013 in the JCI: Ionizing radiation exposure promotes fusion oncogene formation, Researchers track lethal prostate cancer to determine clonal origin, Reduction of reactive oxygen species in diabetes-associated nephrology, Synthetic vitamin D receptor ligands reduce murine kidney fibrosis, Itch maintains regulatory T cell stability, Essential amino acid supplementation in patients following total knee arthroplasty
National Institutes of Health, United Therapeutics Inc., Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Fundación Ramón Areces, The Cardiova

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

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Genome Biology
Unleashing the power of the crowd
Over the past three years, 300,000 gamers have helped scientists with genomic research by playing Phylo, an online puzzle game. Now Jérôme Waldispühl, the McGill computer science professor and his colleagues, who developed the game are making this crowd of players available to scientists around the globe.
Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Katherine Gombay
katherine.gombay@mcgill.ca
514-398-2189
McGill University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Journal of Nutrition
New testing strategy detects population-wide vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Levels of certain proteins in the bloodstream may be used to estimate levels of essential vitamins and minerals without directly testing for each nutritional factor. Researchers used a new strategy that allowed them to indirectly measure amounts of multiple nutrients in multiple people at the same time, an advance that should make it possible to rapidly detect nutritional deficiencies of an entire population, apply remediation efforts and test their worth within months instead of years.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sight & Life Research Institute, US Agency for International Development

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Biodiversity Data Journal
Advanced Open Access publishing model
Open access to content and data, does not necessarily mean "easy to discover and re-use". The Biodiversity Data Journal proposes the term "Advanced Open Access" to describe an integrated, narrative (text) and data publishing model where the main goal is to make content "re-usable" and "interoperable" for both humans and computers, an approach that goes beyond the currently existing Green and Gold open access models.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
info@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Nature Methods
New software traces origins of genetic disorders 20 times more accurately
In a bioinformatics breakthrough, iMinds -- STADIUS -- KU Leuven researchers have successfully applied advanced artificial intelligence to enable the automated analysis of huge amounts of genetic data. Their new software suite, eXtasy, automatically generates the most likely cause of a given genetic disorder. The breakthrough directly impacts the treatment of millions of people with a hereditary disease.

Contact: Dr. Ir. Yves Moreau
yves.moreau@esat.kuleuven.be
32-163-21075
KU Leuven

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
NIH awards Scripps Translational Science Institute $29 million grant
The National Institutes of Health has renewed its prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award with the Scripps Translational Science Institute in the amount of $29 million over the next five years to support innovative research in genomics, wireless technology and bioinformatics toward individualizing medicine.

Contact: Keith Darce
darce.keith@scrippshealth.org
858-678-7121
Scripps Health

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Molecular Biology and Evolution
This week in Molecular Biology and Evolution
In this week's advance online of MBE, we examine a rare case where plant genes were transferred nearby to their natural bacteria, fungi and amoebe enemies, the changing Dengue virus, and the new science of "evolve and resequence."

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Role of estrogen in colon cancer prevention, treatment studied at UH
Colon cancer affects both men and women. Estrogen has been shown to reduce incidence of this disease. University of Houston professor Cecilia Williams was awarded a $1.56 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the mechanistic basis for novel colon cancer prevention and therapy. Williams plans to provide a detailed understanding of the role and potential of the nuclear receptor estrogen receptor beta in colon cancer prevention and treatment.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 20-Oct-2013
Genome Biology
UCLA scientist uncovers biological clock able to measure age of most human tissues
A UCLA study is the first to identify a biological clock able to gauge the age of most human tissues. Some parts of the body, like a woman's breasts, age faster than the rest.

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2272
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Rice team rises to big-data breast cancer challenge
A colorful, interactive wheel developed by Rice bioengineers to visualize protein interactions has won an international competition for novel strategies to study the roots of breast cancer.

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Science
Unique skull find rebuts theories on species diversity in early humans
Paleoanthropologists from the University of Zurich have uncovered the intact skull of an early Homo individual in Dmanisi, Georgia. This find is forcing a change in perspective in the field of paleoanthropology: human species diversity two million years ago was much smaller than presumed thus far. However, diversity within the Homo erectus, the first global species of human, was as great as in humans today.

Contact: Christoph P.E. Zollikofer
zolli@aim.uzh.ch
41-446-355-427
University of Zurich

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2013 Annual Meeting
Celmatix study shows women may be stopping IVF treatment prematurely
Celmatix announced today a new study suggesting that up to 25 percent of patients may be discontinuing in vitro fertilization (IVF) while they still have a good chance of having a baby. Other Celmatix findings include data on genetic markers related to currently unexplained female infertility and IVF success; factors correlated with higher risk of ectopic pregnancy; and an analytical model that predicts the estimated number of cycles needed by a particular couple to achieve live birth using various fertility treatments.

Contact: Eleanor Halgren
Eleanor@corinthgroup.com
978-979-9244
Celmatix Inc.

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
CHOP's Harvest toolkit offers innovative data discovery resource for biomedical researchers
A team of informatics experts and biomedical researchers introduced a new software toolkit to help researchers explore complex data sets without having to become database technicians themselves. Harvest is an open-source, highly interactive framework designed by CHOP's Center for Biomedical Informatics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Ascenzi
ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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