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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

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

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