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Public Release: 22-Jul-2013
Using GitHub as a repository for machine-readable scholarly articles
Pensoft now provides the XML of all articles in ZooKeys, PhytoKeys and MycoKeys in version-controlled repositories on GitHub for all to see, comment, improve and more. GitHub can be described as a social platform used mostly by software developers for coding, discussing, changing, and keeping track of all that. A major benefit of such re-use is that it acts as an additional check for quality.

Contact: Lyubomir Penev
info@pensoft.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 18-Jul-2013
Dartmouth researchers aim to discover the unknown causes of premature birth
Dartmouth researchers from the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, the Center for Integrative Biomedical Sciences, and the Center for Genomic Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine are studying the unknown causes of premature birth, as part of a $10 million March of Dimes grant. Scott Williams, Jason Moore and Christopher Amos will examine diverse world populations with different levels of premature birth to understand how genetic variation impacts the underlying biology of preterm birth.
March of Dimes

Contact: Derik Hertel
kenneth.d.hertel@dartmouth.edu
603-650-1211
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 18-Jul-2013
Genes & Development
Newly found CLAMP protein regulates genes
A newly discovered protein, found in many species, turns out to be the missing link that allows a key regulatory complex to find and operate on the lone X chromosome of male fruit flies, bringing them to parity with females. Called CLAMP, the protein provides a model of how such regulatory protein complexes find their chromosome targets.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Pew Biomedical Scholars Program, Rhode Island Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2013
Clinical trials for cancer, 1 patient at a time
New department at Columbia University Medical Center is developing a different approach to cancer clinical trials, in which therapies are designed and tested one patient at a time. The patient's tumor is "reverse engineered" to determine its unique genetic characteristics and to identify existing US Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs that may target them.

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@columbia.edu
212-305-3900
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 11-Jul-2013
AMP concerned about the structure and application of gap fill payment amounts
The Association for Molecular Pathology submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expressing serious concerns about the gap fill process.

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

Public Release: 10-Jul-2013
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Malaria in the Americas presents a complex picture
In a new study, Ananias Escalante and an international team explore the genetic diversity of malarial parasite P. vivax in the Americas and other areas of the world. The study shows greater genetic diversity for P. vivax compared with earlier studies and points to plausible routes of malarial introduction into the New World.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 3-Jul-2013
Cell
New approaches to understanding infection may uncover novel therapies against influenza
The influenza virus' ability to mutate quickly has produced new, emerging strains that make drug discovery more critical than ever. For the first time, researchers at Seattle BioMed, along with collaborators at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Washington, have mapped how critical molecules regulate both the induction and resolution of inflammation during flu infection. The results are published in the journal Cell.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hannah Krakauer
hannah.krakauer@seattlebiomed.org
206-256-7259
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Jul-2013
Nature
First comprehensive regulatory map is a blueprint for how to defeat tuberculosis
Despite decades of research on the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), scientists have not had a comprehensive understanding of how the bacterium is wired to adapt to changing conditions in the host. Now, researchers have taken the first steps toward a complete representation of the regulatory network for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This map of the network of genes that control the TB bacterium will yield unique insights into how the bacteria survive in the host.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Hannah Krakauer
hannah.krakauer@seattlebiomed.org
206-256-7259
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Jul-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
DNA markers in low-IQ autism suggest heredity
Researchers who compared the DNA of patients with autism and intellectual disability to that of their unaffected siblings found that the affected siblings had significantly more "runs of homozygosity," or blocks of DNA that are the same from both parents. The finding suggests a role for recessive inheritance in this autism subgroup and highlights homozygosity as a new approach to understanding genetic mechanisms in autism.
Simons Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2013
Genome Research
ACRG and BGI report new evidence for the genetic bases of liver cancer
The Asian Cancer Research Group, an independent, not-for-profit company in collaboration with BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, and The University of Hong Kong, jointly announced the publication of findings from a study of recurrent mutations in hepatocellular carcinoma, one of the most deadly cancers worldwide, in the international journal Genome Research. The study provides new insights into potential therapeutic intervention strategies for this common form of liver cancer.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 26-Jun-2013
Cell biologist to begin work on discovering structure of malaria parasite genome
Plasmodium, which causes malaria, requires specific human and mosquito tissues to complete its life cycle. The progression and control of this life cycle could be better understood by studying changes of the 3-D structure of the parasite's genome. The University of California, Riverside and the University of Washington have received a four-year grant exceeding $2 million from the National Institutes of Health to discover this 3-D structure of Plasmodium's genome during the parasite's erythrocytic cycle.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 26-Jun-2013
Nature
The evolution of throwing
The ability to throw an object with great speed and accuracy is a uniquely human adaptation, one that Harvard researchers say played a key role in our evolution. They find that a suite of changes to the upper body that evolved by two million years ago allowed early humans to hunt more effectively by throwing, paving the way for a host of later adaptations, including increases in brain size and migration out of Africa.

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 25-Jun-2013
PLOS Medicine
Overweight causes heart failure -- large study with new method clarifies the association
An international research team led by Swedish scientists has used a new method to investigate obesity and overweight as a cause of cardiovascular disease. Strong association have been found previously, but it has not been clear whether it was overweight as such that was the cause, or if the overweight was just a marker of another underlying cause, as clinical trials with long-term follow-ups are difficult to implement.

Contact: Tove Fall
tove.fall@medsci.uu.se
46-070-221-5859
Uppsala University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genetic survey sheds light on Oceans' lean, mean microbial machines: UBC research
A Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study is the first direct evidence of widespread genome reduction -- organisms evolving to cast off superfluous genes and traits in favor of simpler, specialized genetic make-ups optimized for rapid growth.
Tula Foundation, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Contact: Steven Hallam
shallam@mail.ubc.ca
604-827-3420
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 23-Jun-2013
eLife
Plants do sums to get through the night
Using fundamental processes instead of brain cells, plants measure the time until dawn and divide that by their stored starch levels.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Zoe Dunford
zoe.dunford@jic.ac.uk
07-768-164-185
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 23-Jun-2013
Nature Genetics
Getting to grips with migraine
Migraine is an extremely difficult disorder to study. Between episodes, the patient is basically healthy, making the underlying pathology very difficult to uncover. In the largest migraine study, an international team of researchers have identified genetic regions linked to the onset and susceptibility of migraine.

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

Public Release: 21-Jun-2013
Stanford's Environmental Ventures Projects program funds 7 new sustainability studies
The 2013 Environmental Venture Projects enable interdisciplinary research studies that propose practical solutions to major sustainability challenges.

Contact: Terry Nagel
tnagel@stanford.edu
650-498-0607
Stanford University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2013
Science
A revolutionary new 3-D digital brain atlas
BigBrain is the first 3-D microstructural model of the entire human brain, and is free and publicly available to researchers world-wide. The results of the BigBrain model, created at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -- The Neuro, McGill University -- in collaboration with researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, are published today in the June 20 issue of Science.

Contact: Anita Kar
anita.kar@mcgill.ca
514-398-3376
McGill University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Bacterial DNA may integrate into human genome more readily in tumor tissue
Bacterial DNA may integrate into the human genome more readily in tumors than in normal human tissue, according to a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Genome Sciences. Researchers analyzed genomic sequencing data available from the Human Genome Project, the 1,000 Genomes Project and The Cancer Genome Atlas. They considered the phenomenon of lateral gene transfe, the transmission of genetic material between organisms in the absence of sex.

Contact: Karen Robinson
karobinson@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
Nature Communications
Genetics of cervical cancer raise concern about antiviral therapy in some cases
A new understanding of the genetic process that can lead to cervical cancer may help improve diagnosis of potentially dangerous lesions for some women, and also raises a warning flag about the use of anti-viral therapies in certain cases -- suggesting they could actually trigger the cancer they are trying to cure.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andrey Morgun
Andriy.morgun@oregonstate.edu
541-737-3424
Oregon State University

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
Nature Genetics
New research backs theory that genetic 'switches' play big role in human evolution
A Cornell University study offers further proof that the divergence of humans from chimpanzees some 4 million to 6 million years ago was profoundly influenced by mutations to DNA sequences that play roles in turning genes on and off.
The Packard Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Carberry
johncarberry@cornell.edu
607-255-5353
Cornell University

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
PhytoKeys
A synthesis of the 36451 specimens from the UNEX Herbarium in a new data paper
A new peer reviewed open access data paper published in Phytokeys offers a comprehensive synthesis of the 36451 specimens preserved in the herbarium of the University of Extremadura (UNEX Herbarium) in an attempt to disseminate the data contained, and promote their multiple uses. All data in the collection can be easily accessed through the GBIF data portal.

Contact: Marta Espinosa Sanchez
martaespinosa_ccaa@hotmail.com
34-924-289-300-6869
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 16-Jun-2013
Nature Methods
Mapping translation sites in the human genome
John Chaput and his colleagues at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have produced the first genome-wide investigation of cap-independent translation, identifying thousands of mRNA sequences that act as Translation Enhancing Elements, which are RNA sequences upstream of the coding region that help recruit the ribosome to the translation start site.

Contact: richard.harth@asu.edu
richard.harth@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 14-Jun-2013
Nature Communications
Using math to kill cancer cells
Nature Communications has published a paper from Ottawa researchers today, outlining how advanced mathematical modelling can be used in the fight against cancer. The technique predicts how different treatments and genetic modifications might allow cancer-killing, oncolytic viruses to overcome the natural defences that cancer cells use to stave off viral infection.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Terry Fox Foundation, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Research Society, Hecht Foundation/Canadian Cancer Society

Contact: Paddy Moore
padmoore@ohri.ca
613-737-8899 x73687
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Male preference for younger female mates identified as likely cause of menopause
A study published in this week's PLOS Computational Biology reports that menopause is an unintended outcome of natural selection caused by the preference of males for younger female mates. While conventional thinking has held that menopause prevents older women from continuing to reproduce, the researchers, from McMaster's University, concluded that it is the lack of reproduction that has given rise to menopause.

Contact: Rama Singh
singh@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140
PLOS

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