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Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
Glanville fritillary genome sequenced at the University of Helsinki
The Glanville fritillary is now the third species of butterfly in the world for which the full genome sequence and a high-resolution genetic map are available.

Contact: Ilkka Hanski
ilkka.hanski@helsinki.fi
358-407-342-788
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
FEBS-EMBO 2014 Conference
InSilico Medicine to present GeroScopeTM at the FEBS-EMBO 2014 Conference
InSilico Medicine's Director of Aging Research, Alexander Aliper, is able to present the company's new technology and platform, GeroScopeTM. This will mark the first presentation of GeroScopeTM to the public. It is a system for evaluating the age-related changes in the tissue of humans and other model organisms, and furthermore predicts the geroprotective efficacy of a multitude of drugs with known molecular targets.
InSilico Medicine, Deep Knowledge Ventures

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

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
TGen receives approval for patient enrollment in brain cancer clinical trial
In 2012, The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation awarded $10 million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. One of those projects has officially received the final regulatory approval from University of California, San Francisco, which means patient enrollment for the trial can begin.
Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation

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

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
American Journal of Botany
Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world
Recent research applying bioinformatics and biometrics to the study of plant form and function is presented in a special issue on Bioinformatic and Biometric Methods in Plant Morphology, published in Applications in Plant Sciences. The methods presented in the issue include automated classification and identification, a new online pollen database with semantic search capabilities, geometric morphometrics, and skeleton networks, and present a picture of a renaissance in morphometric approaches that capitalize on recent technological advances.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Nature
Worms, flies and humans... Our common genomic legacy, key to understanding cell biology
CRG researchers contribute to a project that pointed out key sets of co-expressed genes that may be fundamental for animal cells. Scientists compared the transcriptome of three very evolutionarily distant, yet well studied model organisms: the worm C. elegans, the fly D. melanogaster and the human H. sapiens. They found sets of genes that are co-expressed in each of the three species, all of them mainly involved in development.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-933-160-237
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference
Study shows promise in automated reasoning, hypothesis generation over complete medical literature
With approximately 50 million scientific papers available in public databases -- and a new one publishing nearly every 30 seconds -- scientists cannot know about every relevant study when they are deciding where to take their research next. A new tool in development by computational biologists at Baylor College of Medicine and analytics experts at IBM research and tested as a 'proof-of-principle' may one day help researchers mine all public medical literature and formulate hypotheses that promise the greatest reward when pursuing new scientific studies.

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Aging Cell
APOB, a gene involved in lipid transport, linked to cases of familial extreme longevity
In a recent report in Aging Cell, a multidisciplinary team of Spanish scientists, led by Tim Cash and Manuel Serrano at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, identify rare variants in the APOB gene in several families where exceptional longevity (>100 years of age) appears to cluster.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
nnoriega@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Revolutionary handheld DNA diagnostic unit allows lab-quality analysis in the field
A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand's University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining the level of infection.

Contact: Dr. Jo-Ann Stanton
jo.stanton@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

Public Release: 24-Aug-2014
Nature Medicine
Study suggests repurposing anti-depressant medication to target medulloblastoma
An international research team reports in Nature Medicine a novel molecular pathway that causes an aggressive form of medulloblastoma, and suggests repurposing an anti-depressant medication to target the new pathway may help combat one of the most common brain cancers in children. The scientists say their laboratory findings in mouse models of the disease could lead to a more targeted and effective molecular therapy that would also reduce the harmful side effects of current treatments.
National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Aug-2014
Nature Genetics
Signatures of selection inscribed on poplar genomes
In a study published ahead online Aug. 24, 2014 in Nature Genetics, a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, and West Virginia University used a combination of genome-wide selection scans and analyses to understand the processes involved in shaping the genetic variation of natural poplar (Populus trichocarpa) populations. The approach applied genomics to ecological questions, and could help developing more accurate predictive climate change models.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
UH professor named fellow by International Astrobiology Society
George E. Fox, a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston, was named a fellow in the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life. Currently, Fox's group is seeking to develop a detailed timeline of major events in ribosome history. His research is supported by the NASA Exobiology program and NASA's Astrobiology Institute Center for Ribosome Adaptation and Evolution at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Biomarker in an aggressive breast cancer is identified
Northwestern University scientists have identified a biomarker strongly associated with basal-like breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that is resistant to many types of chemotherapy. The biomarker, a protein called STAT3, provides a smart target for new therapeutics designed to treat this often deadly cancer. Using patient data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, the researchers used bioinformatics techniques and found that a small number of genes are activated by STAT3 protein signaling in basal-like breast cancers but not in luminal breast cancers.
H Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Journal of the Americal Chemical Society
Moving single cells around -- accurately and cheaply
Scientists have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette -- a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary test results in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Golfers Against Cancer Foundation

Contact: David Bricker
dmbricker@houstonmethodist.org
832-667-5811
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Arthritis & Rheumatology
Genetic key to lupus shows potential of personalized medicine
DNA sequencing of a lupus patient has identified a specific genetic mutation that is causing the disease, opening the way for personalized treatments.

Contact: Dr. Julia Ellyard
Julia.Ellyard@anu.edu.au
61-413-843-609
Australian National University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Training the next generation of cancer nanomedicine scientists
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to train the next generation of cancer nanomedicine scientists and clinicians through a unique experiential learning program.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
BGRF announces OncoFinder algorithm for reducing errors in transcriptome analysis
The BGRF proposes a new concept for signalome-wide analysis of changes in intracellular pathways, called OncoFinder, which allows for accurate and robust cross-platform analysis of gene expression data. This new technique will allow scientists to derive useful information from and compare the hundreds of thousands of data sets obtained using legacy equipment as well as data sets obtained from biological samples preserved in paraffin blocks and partially-degraded samples.
Insilico Medicine, Inc., Pathway Pharmaceuticals

Contact: Henry Stanley
henry@bg-rf.org.uk
44-208-133-5518
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Nature Methods
A shift in the code: New method reveals hidden genetic landscape
With three billion letters in the human genome, it seems hard to believe that adding or removing a base could have much of an effect on our health. Yet, such insertions and deletions can dramatically alter biological function. It is has been difficult to detect these mutations. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists have devised a new way to analyze genome sequences that pinpoints insertions and deletions in people with diseases such as autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Stanley Institute for Cognitive Genomics, Simons Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Samtools CRAMS in support for improved compression formats
The rapidly rising volume of genomic data means that genomic scientists need fast and efficient methods to share, analyze and store sequence information. A major upgrade of Samtools, one of the most popular next-generation sequence analysis tools, now supports the highly efficient CRAM format, enabling researcher to easily compress and share their data, reducing costs and facilitating worldwide collaboration.

Contact: Mark Thomson
mt9@sanger.ac.uk
44-122-371-0865
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
American Journal of Botany
Make your mobile device live up to its true potential -- as a data collection tool
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed Easy Leaf Area, a free software that calculates leaf surface area from digital images. Leaf measurements are often critical in plant physiological and ecological studies, but traditional methods have been time consuming and sometimes destructive to plant samples. Easy Leaf Area -- described in a recent issue of Applications in Plant Sciences -- allows users to accurately measure leaf area from digital images in seconds.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Science
Scientists fold RNA origami from a single strand
RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale, making it possible to fabricate complicated shapes from a single strand of RNA. Unlike existing methods for folding DNA molecules, RNA origamis are produced by enzymes and simultaneously fold into pre-designed shapes. This may allow designer RNA structures to be grown within living cells and used to organize cellular enzymes into biochemical factories. The method is reported in the latest issue of Science.

Contact: Ebbe Sloth Andersen
esa@inano.au.dk
454-117-8619
Aarhus University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
BMC Ecology
Woodrats' genes help them to win the arms race against their food
A handful of genes arm the woodrat against the toxic chemicals in its foodstuff, the creosote plant, according to research published in the open-access journal BMC Ecology.

Contact: Anna Perman
Anna.Perman@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22429
BioMed Central

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Cell
Computation and collaboration lead to significant advance in malaria
Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes, starting with an important new discovery about a gene associated with malaria -- one of the biggest global health burdens.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
BioMed Research International
UT Arlington team's work could lead to earlier diagnosis, treatment of mental diseases
A computer science and engineering associate professor and her doctoral student graduate are using a genetic computer network inference model that eventually could predict whether a person will suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or another mental illness.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Clinical trial tests COXEN model to predict best treatment for bladder cancer
A computer model, COXEN, matches cancer genetics to best treatments. It is now in a national clinical trial for bladder cancer.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Statistical model predicts performance of hybrid rice
A research team led by plant geneticists at the University of California, Riverside and Huazhong Agricultural University, China, has used 'genomic prediction' to predict the performance of hybrid rice. Genomic prediction is a new technology that could potentially revolutionize hybrid breeding in agriculture. A statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important trait in a plant, such as yield or disease resistance, the method works if the trait is heritable and reduces costs.
NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture, National Natural Science Foundation

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

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