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Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
EMBO Reports
Molecular aberration signals cancer
Several scientists, including one at Simon Fraser University, have made a discovery that strongly links a little understood molecule, which is similar to DNA, to cancer and cancer survival. EMBO Reports, a life sciences journal published by the European Molecular Biology Organization, has just published online the scientists' findings about small non-coding RNAs.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
The nose knows in asthma
Nasal tissue samples may make genetic profiles of asthmatic patients more a more common and valuable tool to personalize therapy and guide research.
National Institutes of Health, and others

Contact: William Allstetter
National Jewish Health

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers propose a better way to make sense of 'Big Data'
Big data is everywhere, and we are constantly told that it holds the answers to almost any problem we want to solve. But simply having lots of data is not the same as understanding it. New mathematical tools are needed to extract meaning from enormous data sets. Two researchers at CSHL now challenge the most recent advances in this field, using a classic mathematical concept to tackle the outstanding problems in big data analysis.
Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Nature Biotechnology
Research team establishes benchmark set of human genotypes for sequencing
Scientistis from Harvard University and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech have presented new methods to integrate data from different sequencing platforms, thus producing a reliable set of genotypes to benchmark human genome sequencing.

Contact: Tiffany Trent
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Kidney cancer reveals its weak link
A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has found that kidney cancer cells have a quite different metabolism than other types of malignancies. The findings pave the way for new methods of diagnosing kidney cancer at an early stage, a feat that had eluded researchers earlier, and thereby fresh approaches to treatment.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Chalmers Foundation

Contact: Christian Borg
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
EMBO reports
Small non-coding RNAs could be warning signs of cancer
Small non-coding RNAs can be used to predict if individuals have breast cancer conclude researchers who contribute to The Cancer Genome Atlas project.

Contact: Barry Whyte

Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
TGen Physician-in-Chief Dr. Daniel Von Hoff inducted today into Joshua Lederberg Society
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-in-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will be inducted today into the Joshua Lederberg Society for his work in developing the drug Abraxane for advanced pancreatic cancer patients.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
Science: Cortical convolutions controlled in sections
Researchers have tied a particular gene to the development of cortical convolutions -- the prominent but enigmatic folds covering the surface of the human brain. Their discovery should shed some light on these characteristic contours, which have been the subject of wild speculation for ages, and perhaps also provide a better understanding of how such brain ridges form, how they evolved from our pre-human ancestors and, ultimately, how they influence brain function.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 12-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Environment change threatens indigenous know-how
Traditional medicine provides health care for more than half the world's population, but no one has really looked at how the environment affects traditional medicine. Studying 12 ethnic groups from Nepal we found that plant availability in the local environment has a stronger influence on the make-up of a culture's medicinal floras. This means that the environment plays a huge role in shaping traditional knowledge. This is very important, especially when you think of the risks that these cultures are already facing.
John Spedan Lewis Fellowship, European Research Council, Royal Society

Contact: ANU Media Office
Australian National University

Public Release: 11-Feb-2014
Revolutionary new view on heritability in plants
Complex heritable traits are not only determined by changes in the DNA sequence. Scientists from the University of Groningen Bioinformatics Centre, together with their French colleagues, have shown that epigenetic marks can affect traits such as flowering time and architecture in plants. Furthermore, these marks are passed on for many generations in a stable manner. Their results were published in Science Express on Thursday, 6 February 2014.

Contact: Dr. Frank Johannes
University of Groningen

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Journal of Immunology
Slowing down the immune system when in overdrive
Many people suffer from chronic inflammation because their immune systems overreact to 'self' tissue. Sydney scientists believe that a small molecule known as Interleukin 21 is a promising therapeutic target in such cases.

Contact: Alison Heather
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Nature Genetics
New method developed for ranking disease-causal mutations within whole genome sequences
Researchers from the University of Washington and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have developed a new method for organizing and prioritizing genetic data. The Combined Annotation-Dependent Depletion method will assist scientists in their search for disease-causing mutation events in human genomes.

Contact: Beth Pugh
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Health Affairs
Health Affairs examines successes and missing links in connected health
Health Affairs' February issue focuses on current evidence and future potential of connected health--encompassing telemedicine, telehealth, and mHealth. Connected health will grow in importance as more Americans gain health care access and team-based models seek to provide better quality care more efficiently. The issue explores how hospitals, health systems, and individual providers can embrace telehealth and policy solutions to facilitate adoption across the health care system.

Contact: Sue Ducat
Health Affairs

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
JCI early table of contents for Feb. 3, 2014
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online Feb. 3, 2014, in the JCI: "Methylation signature correlates with acute myeloid leukemia survival"; "Researchers characterize a biomarker for lysosomal storage disorders"; "Angiotensin converting enzyme overexpression in myelomonocytes prevents Alzheimer's-like cognitive decline"; "Mutant p53-associated myosin-X upregulation promotes breast cancer invasion and metastasis"; "Hyaluronan digestion controls DC migration from the skin," and more.

Contact: Corinne Williams
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Expanding the range of nature's catalysts for industrial applications
"We've learned to make changes in the stability of the protein. But every protein has a limit; there's nothing you can do to make a protein stable at 500 degrees, for example," said Makhatadze. "So can we somehow make it unfold more slowly by modulating the charge-charge interactions? If you can extend that process, it will function at a high temperature for a longer period of time, and that's beneficial."
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Martialay
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Dartmouth researchers develop new tool to identify genetic risk factors
Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological pathway-based computational model, called the Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network, to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases as reported in BioDataMining this week. The Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network mines the data present in large publicly available disease datasets to find shared SNPs, genes, or pathways and expresses them in a visual form.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Donna Dubuc
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 29-Jan-2014
Genetics Society of America selects 5 geneticists to receive society's 2014 awards
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce its 2014 Award Recipients. The five individuals honored are recognized by their peers for outstanding achievements and contributions to the genetics community.

Contact: Adam P. Fagen
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 28-Jan-2014
GW receives up to $14.6 million to develop method to characterize security threats
A team led by a George Washington University researcher will receive up to $14.6 million over five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an approach to rapidly identify the root of biological and chemical threats.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Kurtis Hiatt
George Washington University

Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
A new generation database to help ecological research on marine organisms
Integrated biological data readable and usable by both human and machines -- this is how an international team of scientists from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research sees the future of biological research. In a data paper published in the next generation open-access journal Biodiversity Data Journal they present the Polytraits database that answers this challenge, as a part of a larger initiative led by the the Encyclopedia of Life.

Contact: Sarah Faulwetter
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
Cell Metabolism
Scientists find genetic mechanism linking aging to specific diets
In new research published this month in Cell Metabolism, USC scientists Sean Curran and Shanshan Pang identify a collection of genes that allow an organism to adapt to different diets and show that without them, even minor tweaks to diet can cause premature aging and death.
National Institutes of Health, Ellison Medical Foundation, American Federation of Aging

Contact: Robert Perkins
University of Southern California

Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
JAX Genomic Medicine's Jeffrey Chuang, Ph.D., receives $519,750 grant for RNA studies
Jackson Laboratory Associate Professor Jeffrey Chuang, Ph.D., has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $519,750 from the National Human Genome Research Institute for his studies of how RNA (molecules vital to protein formation in cells) interacts with proteins to change how genes are expressed.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
Unique specimen identifiers link 10 new species of ant directly to AntWeb
Scientists describe ten new species of the ant genus Temnothorax, doubling the number of known species of this group in California. What makes this discovery even more special is that each specimen record is linked to the AntWeb database by a unique identifier. This makes it easier to harvest the data by other on-line resources and repositories. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Marek L. Borowiec
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
American Humane Association and TGen launch study of obsessive-compulsive behavior in dogs
American Humane Association announced a study partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute that seeks to uncover the genetic basis of obsessive-compulsive disorder in dogs. The research findings from this Canines, Kids and Autism study could also lead to clues about the origins of such behavior in children, especially the growing number of those with autism.
American Humane Association

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Mitochondrial ribosome revealed
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have deciphered the structure of part of the ribosome found in mitochondria, the power plants of the cell. The scientists were able to benefit from advancements in the field of electron microscopy and capture images of the mitochondrial ribosome at a level of resolution never achieved before.
Swiss National Fund/National Center of Competence in Research Structural Biology

Contact: Nenad Ban
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tracing unique cells with mathematics
Stem cells can turn into heart cells. Skin cells can mutate to cancer cells; even cells of the same tissue type exhibit small heterogeneities. Scientists use single-cell analyses to investigate these heterogeneities. But the method is still laborious, and considerable inaccuracies conceal smaller effects. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen and the University of Virginia have now found a way to simplify and improve the analysis by mathematical methods.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, National Science Foundation, European Research Council, German Research Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service, Pew Scholars Program, and David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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