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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

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Annual Meeting of the National Project Malaspina
Spanish researchers sequence the genome of global deep ocean
A team of Spanish researchers, coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council, has started to sequence the genome of the global deep ocean. They are using more than 2,000 samples of microorganisms collected in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans during the Malaspina Expedition. This collection of marine microbial genomic, the first in the world on a global scale, will provide new clues about a reservoir of biodiversity yet to explore.

Contact: Ainhoa Goñi
gprensa@csic.es
34-915-681-473
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Nature
Researchers unravel reasons of global success in the calcified alga Emiliania huxleyi
In collaboration with an international team of researchers, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, have sequenced the genome of the calcified alga Emiliania huxleyi and have found an explanation for the enormous adaptive potential and global distribution of this unicellular alga.

Contact: Sina Löschke
medien@awi.de
49-471-483-12008
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
The Genetics Society of America announces Fall 2013 DeLill Nasser Travel Award recipients
The Genetics Society of America announces the selection of five graduate students and five postdoctoral researchers as recipients of 2013 DeLill Nasser Awards for Professional Development in Genetics. The award is a $1,000 travel grant for each researcher to attend any national or international meeting, conference or laboratory course that will enhance his or her career.
Genetics Society of America

Contact: Beth Ruedi
eruedi@genetics-gsa.org
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
61st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Protein database for biomedical research
SAP AG and Technische Universitaet Muenchen today announced ProteomicsDB, a data base that stores protein and peptide identifications from mass spectrometry-based experiments. The proteomic data resulted from the identification of proteins mapping to over 18,000 human genes. This represents 90 percent coverage of the human proteome. Data stored and analyzed within ProteomicsDB can be used in basic and biomedical research for discovering therapeutic targets, developing new drugs and enhanced diagnosis methods.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
PLOS Genetics
Painting by numbers
Individuals of a particular species generally differ from one another. We are clearly most adept at recognizing members of our own species. Differences within species relate to characteristics such as size and shape but also to color. Nevertheless, the cause of the variation in skin color in animals has remained largely a matter for conjecture. Recent work in the group of Christian Schlötterer at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna sheds light on the topic.

Contact: Christian Schlötterer
christian.schloetterer@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-4300
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Math technique de-clutters cancer-cell data, revealing tumor evolution, treatment leads
Today, two scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory publish a mathematical method of simplifying and interpreting genome data bearing evidence of mutations, such as those that characterize specific cancers.

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
ZooKeys
Unique information on Belgian ants compiled and published through FORMIDABEL data paper
A new peer reviewed data paper describes a unique database spanning the full range of indigenous and exotic ants occurring in Belgium. The paper, published in the open access journal Zookeys analyses the history, content and use of the FORMIDABEL database, and includes innovative citation practices aimed at giving credit to all those involved in compiling and publishing the data resource.

Contact: Dimitri Brosens
Dimitri.brosens@inbo.be
32-049-735-4796
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Molecular Biology and Evolution
A CNIO study tracks the evolutionary history of a cancer-related gene
A study published today by scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre describes how a genetic duplication that took place in the vertebrate ancestor some 500 million years ago encouraged the evolution of the ASF1b gene; a gene essential for proper cell division and related to some types of cancer such as breast cancer. The results of the study are published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, one of the most prestigious journals in the field of molecular biology and evolution.

Contact: Press Office
comunicacion@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Science
Metabolic model of E. coli reveals how bacterial growth responds to temperature change
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a computational model of 1,366 genes in E. coli that includes 3D protein structures and has enabled them to compute the temperature sensitivity of the bacterium's proteins. The study, published June 7 in the journal Science, opens the door for engineers to create heat-tolerant microbial strains for production of commodity chemicals, therapeutic proteins and other industrial applications.
National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Eurofins MWG Operon and Floragenex close co-marketing agreement for RAD discovery and RAD genotyping
Eurofins MWG Operon (Ebersberg, Germany) and Floragenex Inc. (Portland, OR, USA) have agreed to jointly market their respective expertise in next generation DNA sequencing and genomic services surrounding Restriction Site Associated DNA sequencing.

Contact: Dr. Georg Gradl
georggradl@eurofins.com
49-809-282-89945
Eurofins Genomics

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
Physical Review Letters
Quantum model helps solve mysteries of water
A research team from the National Physical Laboratory, the University of Edinburgh and IBM's TJ Watson Research Center has revealed a major breakthrough in the modelling of water that could shed light on its mysterious properties.

Contact: Joe Meaney
joe@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01864
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
Lancet
Research teams find genetic variant that could improve warfarin dosing in African-Americans
In the first genome-wide association study to focus on warfarin dose requirement in African-Americans, a multi-institutional team of researchers has identified a common genetic variation that can help physicians estimate the correct dose of the widely used blood-thinning drug warfarin.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Wellcome Trust, Health Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5225
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
WUSTL engineer to develop new biosensors with NSF Career Award
Srikanth Singamaneni, Ph.D., assistant professor of materials science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, plans to develop a low-cost biosensor that is more stable, sensitive and specific with funds from a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award he has received from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Neil Schoenherr
nschoenherr@wustl.edu
314-935-5235
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
June 2013 story tips
The following are story ideas from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory for June 2013.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
Critically ill patients to benefit from lung probe
Intensive care patients who are on breathing support could be helped by a new tool to enable doctors to see inside their lungs. The Edinburgh-led team has been awarded £11.2 million by the EPSRC along with support from the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Eleanor Cowie
Eleanor.Cowie@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-6382
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
ZooKeys
Addressing biodiversity data quality is a community-wide effort
Improving data quality in large online data access facilities depends on a combination of automated checks and capturing expert knowledge, according to a paper published in Zookeys. The authors from the Atlas of Living Australia and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility welcome a recent paper by Mesibov (2013) highlighting errors in millipede data, but argue that addressing such issues requires the joint efforts of 'aggregators' and the wider expert community.

Contact: Lee Belbin
lee@blatantfabrications.com
61-419-374-133
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
Biodiversity argumentation: How to get it right
Finding the arguments with the best 'fit' for a specific situation was defined as the foundation of effective biodiversity argumentation during the first stakeholder meeting of the EU FP7 project BESAFE. In this context, the creation of a generally applicable web tool for biodiversity argumentation was discussed by the participants. The tool should be able to provide case-specific assistance in terms of the information required and the way it is most effectively used.

Contact: Rob Bugter
Rob.Bugter@wur.nl
31-317-486-067
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Jackson Laboratory wins AAAS award for computational biology educational module
A Jackson Laboratory Internet-based educational program in computational biology has won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 27-May-2013
Translational Proteomics
Elsevier launches new open access journal: Translational Proteomics
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of Translational Proteomics, an online-only, open access journal devoted to transferring fundamental discoveries in the field of proteomics to clinical applications, accelerating understanding and treatment of human diseases.

Contact: Kristian Wilson
k.wilson@elsevier.com
44-018-658-43817
Elsevier

Public Release: 24-May-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
New fluorescent tools for cancer diagnosis
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Thomas Tuschl and colleagues at Rockefeller University developed a multicolor fluorescence labeling method that can be used to visualize miRNAs in tissue sections, such as those recovered from biopsies.
National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University

Contact: Jillian Hurst
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 23-May-2013
Using big data to identify prostate cancers and best treatments
Some prostate cancer patients unnecessarily undergo surgery or harsh treatments because science fails to identify the differences between slow-growing and aggressive forms of the disease. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes are developing technology that allows patients to safely choose to do nothing, opt for relatively mild treatments or take drastic measures.

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
EMBO announces 52 new members for 2013
EMBO announced today that 52 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership. 43 of the researchers reside in Europe and neighboring countries and are accompanied by the election of nine Associate Members from Canada, China, India, Japan and the United States. The EMBO membership currently comprises around 1,600 life scientists.

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

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Cell Metabolism
Insight into the dazzling impact of insulin in cells
Australian scientists have charted the path of insulin action in cells in precise detail like never before. This provides a comprehensive blueprint for understanding what goes wrong in diabetes. The breakthrough study, conducted by Sean Humphrey and Professor David James from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research, is now published in the early online edition of the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism.
National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Alison Heather
a.heather@garvan.org.au
61-292-958-128
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

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