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Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Genome Biology
Ebola surveillance may become quicker and cheaper
A new method for examining the Ebola virus genome could make surveillance quicker and cheaper for West African nations, and help detect new forms of the virus. The detailed procedure is being shared with the research community along with the study paper, which is freely available in the open-access journal Genome Biology.

Contact: Joel Winston
joel.winston@biomedcentral.com
44-203-192-2081
BioMed Central

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
PeerJ
Unexpected cross-species contamination in genome sequencing projects
As genome sequencing has gotten faster and cheaper, the pace of whole-genome sequencing has accelerated, dramatically increasing the number of genomes deposited in public archives. Although these genomes are a valuable resource, problems can arise when researchers misapply computational methods to assemble them, or accidentally introduce unnoticed contaminations during sequencing.

Contact: Steven Salzberg
salzberg@jhu.edu
410-614-6112
PeerJ

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Tiny fish provides giant insight into how organisms adapt to changing environment
An Indiana University-Dartmouth College team has identified genes and regulatory patterns that allow some organisms to alter their body form in response to environmental change.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Hanchett
jimhanch@indiana.edu
812-856-5490
Indiana University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
Trends in plant biodiversity data online
Today's herbaria, as well as all other collections-based environments, are now transitioning their collections data onto the web to remain viable in the smartphone-in-my-pocket age. A team of researchers have examined the importance of these online plant-based resources through the use of Google Analytics in a study that was published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal.

Contact: Tim Jones
tjone54@tigers.lsu.edu
225-200-2481
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Cancer Research
Scientists uncover vast numbers of DNA 'blind spots' that may hide cancer-causing mistakes
Cancer Research UK scientists have found more than 400 'blind spots' in DNA which could hide cancer-causing gene faults, according to research published Friday, Nov. 14, in Cancer Research.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Emily Head
emily.head@cancer.org.uk
44-203-469-6189
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes
Researchers from the University of Toronto report that personalized dietary advice based on a person's genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current 'one-size-fits-all' dietary recommendations. The findings were published online today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Contact: Michael Kennedy
m.kennedy@utoronto.ca
416-946-5025
University of Toronto

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
New Megaselia fly inspires the invention of innovative method for streamlined descriptions
Scientists from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles describe a new distinctive fly species of the highly diverse genus Megaselia. The study published in the Biodiversity Data Journal proposes an innovative method for streamlining Megaselia species descriptions to save hours of literature reviews and comparisons.

Contact: Emily A. Hartop
ehartop@nhm.org
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Stem Cell Reports
Morgridge scientists find way to 'keep the lights on' for cell self-renewal
A team from the Morgridge Institute for Research regenerative biology group, led by stem cell pioneer James Thomson, discovered a way to impose an immortal-like state on mouse progenitor cells responsible for producing blood and vascular tissue. By regulating a small number of genes, the cells became 'trapped' in a self-renewing state and capable of producing functional endothelial, blood and smooth muscle cells.
The Charlotte Geyer Foundation

Contact: David Vereide
dvereide@morgridge.org
608-332-0329
Morgridge Institute for Research

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Twenty-seven researchers named as EMBO Young Investigators
EMBO announced today the selection of 27 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators. The scientists join a network of 342 current and past Young Investigators who represent some of the best young group leaders contributing to research in Europe and beyond.
European Molecular Biology Organization

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

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
GigaScience
GigaScience publishes a virtual box of delights to aid the fight against heart disease
Early diagnosis of coronary heart disease is essential for prevention of most heart attacks, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a primary diagnostic tool. MRIs examine blood flow to the heart myocardium; however, compensation for the patient's breathing motion is needed. This requires complex image processing methods, but current methods are inadequate. A major way forward to drive testing, optimization and development of new methods is making large public MRI datasets available.
Spain's Ministry of Science and Innovation through INNPACTO, Comunidad de Madrid, European RegionalDevelopment Funds, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Intramural Research Program

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Nature Genetics
Re-learning how to read a genome
There are roughly 20,000 genes and thousands of other regulatory 'elements' stored within our DNA. Somehow all of this coded information needs to be read and transcribed into messages that can be used by cells. New research has revealed that the initial steps of the reading process are actually remarkably similar at both genes and regulatory elements. The main differences seem to occur after the initial step, in the length and stability of the messages.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
jjansen@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Of gods and men
New research finds that cultures living in harsher ecosystems with limited resources are more prone to a belief in moralizing, high gods. The results indicate that other cross-disciplinary factors, including as political complexity, also influence this belief.
National Science Foundation, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, John Templeton Foundation, Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant

Contact: Nicole Duncan
nicole.duncan@nescent.org
919-668-7993
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Science
Scientists resolve the evolution of insects
A collaboration of more than 100 researchers from 10 countries announce the results of an unprecedented scientific study that resolves the history of the evolution of insects. The results are published in Science, the world's leading peer-reviewed research journal, and include answers to many long held questions about the evolutionary history of the world's largest and most diverse group of organisms.

Contact: Bernhard Misof
b.misof@zfmk.de
49-228-912-2289
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Insilico Medicine Inc. announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology Inc.
Insilico Medicine Inc., a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company focused on research in aging and age related diseases announced a research collaboration with the international leader in personalized medicine of cancer, Champions Oncology Inc.

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
Who will come to your bird feeder in 2075?
The distribution of birds in the United States today will probably look very different in 60 years as a result of climate, land use and land cover changes.

Contact: Marisa Lubeck
mlubeck@usgs.gov
303-526-6694
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Science
Discovering the undiscovered -- advancing new tools to fill in the microbial tree of life
In a perspective piece published Nov. 6 in the journal Science, Eddy Rubin, Director of the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute discusses why the time is right to apply genomic technologies to discover new life on Earth. 'Nature has been tinkering with life for at least three billion years and we now have a new set of ways to look for novel forms of life that have so far eluded discovery.'
US Department of Energy, DOE/Office of Science, DOE/Office of Biological and Environmental Research

Contact: David Gilbert
davidegilbert@gmail.com
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Science
Scientific collaborative publishes landmark study on the evolution of insects
An international team of more than 100 researchers --including Dr. Michelle Trautwein of the California Academy of Sciences -- has published the first modern roadmap of insect evolution. Understanding how insects are related uncovers their true ecological, economic, and medical importance, and, until now, has been largely unknown. The unprecedented results, appearing in this week's issue of Science, reconstruct the insect 'tree of life' and answer longstanding questions about the origins and evolution of insects.

Contact: Haley Bowling
hbowling@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
GigaScience
Secure genetic data moves into the fast lane of discovery
A new web-based platform called GWATCH provides visualization tools for identifying disease-associated genetic markers from privacy-protected human data without risk to patient privacy. This dynamic online tool facilitates disease gene discovery via automation presented with intuitive data visualization tools: results are shown in three dimensions via a scrolling (Guitar Hero-like) chromosome highway. GWATCH provides an extremely useful, visually appealing bird's-eye view of positive disease-association results, while all sensitive information remain secure behind firewalls.
Russian Ministry of Science, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Review of Scientific Instruments
Synthetic fish measures wild ride through dams
A synthetic fish is helping existing hydroelectric dams and new, smaller hydro facilities become more fish-friendly. The latest version of the Sensor Fish -- a small tubular device filled with sensors that analyze the physical stresses fish experience -- measures more forces, costs about 80 percent less and can be used in more hydro structures than its predecessor, according to a paper published in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments.
US Department of Energy, Electric Power Research Institute

Contact: Franny White
franny.white@pnnl.gov
509-375-6904
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Conservation Letters
Research partnership is key to biodiversity conservation
A new policy paper led by University of York scientists, in partnership with Proforest, aims to increase awareness among researchers of the High Conservation Value approach to safeguarding ecosystems and species.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: David Garner
david.garner@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22153
University of York

Public Release: 2-Nov-2014
Nature Genetics
Mutant models
Using mathematical toolkits traditionally considered the property of statistical physics and artificial intelligence, researchers have developed a way to identify important cancer mutations. This approach can model the effects that cancer mutations have on the intricate patterns of communication between groups of proteins involved in cell signaling. The model shows how mutations can alter signaling networks and points the way to a better understanding of cancer genomes.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 31-Oct-2014
American Journal of Botany
Breaking down DNA by genome
A new study in the November issue of Applications in Plant Sciences provides plant biologists with an efficient approach for separating plant nuclear DNA from organellar DNA for genomic and metagenomic studies. The approach targets the methyl-CpG-binding domain and allows researchers to isolate nuclear, chloroplast, and mitochondrial DNA, and can also target genomes of endophytes and prokaryotic parasites in plant DNA samples.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
American Journal of Botany

Public Release: 31-Oct-2014
Transforming 'big data' into knowledge
The HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics has received two major government grants totaling nearly $28 million. This new infusion of support will enable the center to continue two major foci of study, one involving neuropsychiatric illness and the other involving new approaches to precision medicine.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute for Mental Health, NIH/Common Fund

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 31-Oct-2014
Broad Institute, Univ. of California team awarded NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contract
A team from the Broad Institute, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Cruz, was awarded one of three National Cancer Institute Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contracts with the goal of building a system that will enable large-scale analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas and other datasets by co-locating the data and the required computing resources in one cloud environment.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Haley Bridger
hbridger@broadinstitute.org
617-714-7968
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
UTA researcher uses microscaffolding injections to mend cartilage, prevent osteoarthritis
A UT Arlington bioengineering professor has received a $1.04 million grant from the US Army that aims to regenerate cartilage tissue and reduce osteoarthritis using a patient's own stem cells, spurred through the injection of microscaffolding made of biodegradable polymers.
US Army

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

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