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Public Release: 20-Mar-2013
Nature Methods
Genomic data are growing, but what do we really know?
"We live in the post-genomic era, when DNA sequence data is growing exponentially", says Miami University (Ohio) computational biologist Iddo Friedberg. "But for most of the genes that we identify, we have no idea of their biological functions." Friedberg and his colleagues organized the Critical Assessment of protein Function Annotation, or CAFA, a community-wide experiment to assess the performance of the many methods used today to predict the functions of proteins, reported in Nature Methods.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iddo Friedberg
friedbi@miamioh.edu
Miami University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Human microbe study provides insight into health, disease
Microbes from the human mouth are telling Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists something about periodontitis and more after they cracked the genetic code of bacteria linked to the condition.

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

Public Release: 18-Mar-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers create map of 'shortcuts' between all human genes
Researchers have generated the full set of distances, routes and degrees of separation between any two human genes, creating a map of gene "shortcuts" that aims to simplify the hunt for disease-causing genes in monogenic diseases.

Contact: Joseph Bonner
joseph.bonner@rockefeller.edu
212-327-8998
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Cell on a chip reveals protein behavior
A simplified version of an artificial cell produces functional proteins and even sorts them.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 17-Mar-2013
New cicada book catalogs all species in USA and Canada
"The Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) of North America North of Mexico," a new book published by the Entomological Society of America, offers a comprehensive review of the North American cicada fauna and provides information on synonymies, type localities, and type material.

Contact: Alan Kahan
akahan@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 14-Mar-2013
Eurofins MWG Operon and Queen Mary, University Of London commence genome sequencing analysis of Ash
Institutions sign a cooperation agreement on the genome sequencing analysis of Ash applying latest hybrid de novo sequencing strategy.

Contact: Dr. Alex Goodwin
alexgoodwin@eurofins.com
44-771-736-6379
Eurofins Genomics

Public Release: 12-Mar-2013
Shiner Beers launches nationwide support of TGen diabetes studies
Shiner Beers, the popular Texas craft brew, will launch a nationwide campaign to support The Waylon Jennings Fund for Diabetes Research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. The Waylon Fund partnership between Shiner and TGen will kick off on Wednesday, March 13, at the Hotel San José in downtown Austin during the 2013 South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals.

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2013
Nature Cell Biology
Asterix's Roman foes -- Researchers have a better idea of how cancer cells move and grow
Researchers at the University of Montreal's Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer have discovered a new mechanism that allows some cells in our body to move together, in some ways like the tortoise formation used by Roman soldiers depicted in the Asterix series.
Instituts de recherche en sante du Canada, Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Sante

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

Public Release: 11-Mar-2013
PLOS ONE
University of Maryland School of Medicine discovers adaptations to explain strategies for survival on Mars
University of Maryland School of Medicine research has revealed key features in proteins needed for life to function on Mars and other extreme environments. NASA-funded scientists studied organisms that survive in the extreme conditions of Antarctica. They found differences between the core proteins in ordinary organisms and Haloarchaea, organisms that tolerate severe conditions such as high salinity, desiccation, and extreme temperatures. The research provides a window into how life could adapt to exist on Mars.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Untangling life's origins
Researchers in the Evolutionary Bioinformatics Laboratory at the University of Illinois in collaboration with German scientists have been using bioinformatics techniques to probe the world of proteins for answers to questions about the origins of life.
National Science Foundation, Klaus Tschira Foundation

Contact: Susan Jongeneel
sjongene@illinois.edu
217-333-3291
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 11-Mar-2013
BGI Tech develops novel 'Ultra-Deep de novo' assembly solution for heterozygous genomes
BGI Tech develops novel "Ultra-Deep de novo" assembly solution for heterozygous genomes.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 8-Mar-2013
BioScience
Some biologists shun new media
An online survey of neuroscientists in Germany and the United States found that, although in both countries researchers believe "new media" such as blogs and online social networks are important in influencing public opinion and political decisions, the researchers make little use of new media themselves.
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research

Contact: Tim Beardsley
tbeardsley@aibs.org
703-674-2500 x326
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 8-Mar-2013
Bioscience to battle ash dieback
£2.4 M to address the national need for urgent research into the ash dieback fungus and the genetics of resistance in ash trees Disease spread to be studied in climate-controlled facilities Genome sequences of up to 30 samples of the fungus New computer models will help to monitor and predict the course of the disease.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Rob Dawson
rob.dawson@bbsrc.ac.uk
01-793-413-204
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 7-Mar-2013
Genome Research
Researchers find molecular switch turning on self-renewal of liver damage
The liver is one of the few organs in our body that can regenerate itself, but how it occurs is a biological mystery. New research from BRIC, University of Copenhagen has identified a protein complex that act to switch on a self-regeneration program in the liver. "Our new data challenge the predominant 'stem cell-mania' as the results reveal important molecular mechanisms that enable ordinary liver cells to repair tissue damage," says Head of Clinic and professor, Bo Porse.
Danish Cancer Society, Novo Nordisk Foundation

Contact: Bo Porse
bo.porse@bric.ku.dk
45-35-45-60-23
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 7-Mar-2013
The large-scale EU project EU BON: Towards integration with its global counterpart GEO BON
The new large-scale EU BON (Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network) project has held its first conference and Kickoff meeting in February 2013 in Berlin. Among the main goals drafted, are the better integration with the concept of Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, the improved interaction with similar project and incentives, and the enhanced intercommunication between the different partners and work packages.

Contact: Dr. Anke Hofmann
eubon@mfn-berlin.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 5-Mar-2013
American Journal of Botany
Assembling the transcriptome of a noxious weed: New resources for studying how plants invade
Scientists have assembled transcriptomes of a noxious weed, Brachypodium sylvaticum, or slender false brome. The transcriptome provides an extensive genetic tool for studying how invasive species, like slender false brome, successfully spread into novel ranges. In addition, the genome is available for a closely related species, Brachypodium distachyon. Together, the transcriptome and genome can be used as a reference for pinpointing differences in slender false brome genes and gene activity that may contribute to its invasive capabilities.

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

Public Release: 5-Mar-2013
Nature Reviews Genetics
Molecular coordination in evolution: A review in 'Nature Reviews Genetics'
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre researchers Alfonso Valencia, Director of the Structural Biology and Biocomputing Programme and David de Juan, jointly with Florencio Pazos, from the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology, publish a review on the latest computational methods that, based on evolutionary principles, are revolutionizing the field of analysis and prediction of protein structure, function and protein-protein interactions, as well as the short- and long-term expectations for the field.

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2013
Nature Biotechnology
International consortium builds 'Google Map' of human metabolism
Building on earlier pioneering work by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, an international consortium of university researchers has produced the most comprehensive virtual reconstruction of human metabolism to date. Scientists could use the model, known as Recon 2, to identify causes of and new treatments for diseases like cancer, diabetes and even psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

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

Public Release: 27-Feb-2013
Journal of Proteome Research
Seeing through HIV's disguises
Studying HIV-1, the most common and infectious HIV subtype, Johns Hopkins scientists have identified 25 human proteins "stolen" by the virus that may be critical to its ability to infect new cells. The researchers believe these 25 proteins may be particularly important because they are found in HIV-1 viruses coming from two very different types of infected cells.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University

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

Public Release: 22-Feb-2013
BESAFE Conference in Manchester: Working towards a brighter future for biodiversity
The EU FP7 projects BESAFE and BIOMOT are holding a joint meeting in Manchester, 20-22 Feb., to discuss results and set up priorities for the future. The goal of the meeting is to share research outcomes and data in a joint effort towards identifying effective arguments and motivations to protect biodiversity .

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

Public Release: 20-Feb-2013
Research secured for the future: Pensoft Publishers takes on CLOCKSS archival technology
Pensoft Publishers is pleased to announce the full integration of its open access journals with the CLOCKSS Archive. The partnership reflects Pensoft's vision for the long-term availability of open access scholarly content for the global research community. The CLOCKSS Archive guarantees Pensoft's journals will remain intact, securely stored, and freely available in perpetuity. As an added benefit, Pensoft is participating in the international Global LOCKSS Network supporting libraries and their local collections.

Contact: Kim Smilay
pub-director@clockss.org
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 18-Feb-2013
New supercomputer to aid genomics research
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has gifted the Institute for Genomic Biology a highly parallel shared memory supercomputer named Ember. The Ember computing system has become part of the IGB biocluster, adding 1536 cores and eight terabytes of memory spread across four nodes.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 16-Feb-2013
2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
Mentoring models to move minorities to majorities in STEM
Evidence of a shift in US demographics and importance of minorities took center stage during the Presidential election, but how do those growing toward majority acquire representation in our educational and technological communities?
National Science Foundation

Contact: Margaret Coulombe
margaret.coulombe@asu.edu
602-702-2415
Arizona State University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2013
Bridges experimental and bioinformatics perspectives to delineate protein-DNA interactions
The control of gene expression by protein–DNA interactions is one of the foundations of molecular biology. "Introduction to Protein-DNA Interactions", newly published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, synthesizes what we know about these interactions from the perspectives of molecular and structural biology and bioinformatics, with the aim of bridging these approaches to provide an overall understanding of the nature of protein–DNA interactions.

Contact: Elizabeth Powers
powerse@cshl.edu
415-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Feb-2013
Journal of Royal Society Interface
New methodology to predict pandemics
EcoHealth Alliance, the nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced new research focused on the rapid identification of disease outbreaks in the peer reviewed publication, Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Contact: Anthony M. Ramos
ramos@ecohealthalliance.org
212-380-4469
EcoHealth Alliance

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