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Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
PLOS ONE
Discovering cell surface proteins' behavior
A Simon Fraser University chemist is the lead author on a new paper that advances scientific understanding of the structure and function of glycoproteins, in particular the number and positioning of sugars on them. PLOS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online, scientific research journal, has just published the paper, N-glycoproteome of E14.Tg2a Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. Glycoproteins are membrane proteins and are often involved in human diseases. They facilitate communication between cells.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Early music lessons boost brain development
A study published last month in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that musical training before the age of seven has a significant effect on the development of the brain, showing that those who began early had stronger connections between motor regions -- the parts of the brain that help you plan and carry out movements.

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
SIB, GeneBio and Quartz Bio unveil a collaboration on MegaClust
The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva Bioinformatics SA and Quartz Bio SA today announced the establishment of a long-term collaboration under which they will cooperate in order to develop, use and jointly promote MegaClust, the SIB platform for the analysis of flow cytometry data.

Contact: Irene Perovsek
irene.perovsek@isb-sib.ch
41-078-876-1129
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
EU BON: Working towards integrated and comprehensive global biodiversity data
The official Kick-off Meeting of the EU-funded EU BON project marks a considerable move towards biodiversity data collection and integration. EU BON's efforts are aimed at facilitating comprehensive biodiversity data monitoring at a global level, through collaboration with GEO BON (Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network).

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

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
International biodiversity data symposium to mark the kickoff of the EU BON project
The International Symposium "Nature and Governance -- Biodiversity Data, Science, and the Policy Interface" took place on Feb. 11-12, just before the official kickoff of the EU-funded research project EU BON. The symposium discussed the landscape of collection, monitoring and integration of biodiversity data, as well as the main objectives of the EU BON project.

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

Public Release: 8-Feb-2013
Essential informatics methods and tools for analyzing the explosion of NGS data
Next-generation DNA sequencing technology has revolutionized biomedical research, making complete genome sequencing an affordable and frequently used tool for a wide variety of research applications. Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Informatics, published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, is the first book of its kind to address the informatics needs of scientists who wish to take advantage of the explosion of research opportunities offered by new DNA sequencing technologies.

Contact: Elizabeth Powers
powerse@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Feb-2013
Science
ORNL scientists solve mercury mystery, Science reports
By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury, which is far more toxic, scientists today have taken a significant step toward protecting human health.

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Scientists team with business innovators to solve 'big data' bottleneck
Researchers have demonstrated that a crowdsourcing platform pioneered in the commercial sector can solve a complex biological problem more quickly than conventional approaches--and at a fraction of the cost.
Harvard Business School's Division of Research and Faculty Development, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Tournament Lab

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

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Special Topic Conference
Personalized health care will revolutionize 21st century medicine, says NJIT professor
A closer look at personalized or point-of-care health care was the focus of a recent international conference in India organized and chaired by NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Special Topic Conference in point-of-care health-care technologies, broadcast around the world, focused on topics ranging from 21st century medicine with new smart cross-and trans-disciplinary technologies to how wireless communications will change how physicians care for patients.

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
PLOS ONE
UMass Amherst biostatisticians identify genes linked to heart disease
"This new approach to data analysis provides opportunities for developing new treatments. It also advances approaches to identifying people at greatest risk for heart disease. Another important point is that our method is straightforward to use with freely available computer software and can be applied broadly to advance genetic knowledge of many diseases. We hope this moves us toward greater understanding of common disorders and improving overall health in our society."
NIH/Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Cancer Discovery
Study finds potential to match tumors with known cancer drugs
Researchers have found a new way to match potential cancer treatments with an individual tumor: assess the landscape of kinases and find a kinase inhibitor that goes after the highest-expressing kinases in that tumor.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, US Department of Defense, Rich Rogel Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Geneviève Almouzni to receive the 2013 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award
EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Geneviève Almouzni, deputy director of the Institut Curie in Paris, France, as the winner of the 2013 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.
EMBO, Federation of European Biochemical Societies

Contact: Barry Whyte
communications@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
European Molecular Biology Organization

Public Release: 4-Feb-2013
ZooKeys
Biodiversity exploration in the 3-D era
A group of marine biologists from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Crete are testing computed tomography as a tool to accurately document the anatomy of biological specimens. The resulting 3-D models can be instantly accessed and interactively manipulated by other researchers, thus promoting rapid dissemination of morphological data useful to biodiversity research. Data are freely downloadable from the Dryad data Repository. The study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Sarah Faulwetter
sarifa@hcmr.gr
30-281-033-7753
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Personalized medicine eliminates need for drug in 2 children
Using genome-wide analysis, investigators at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center and the University of Montreal have potentially eliminated a lifetime drug prescription that two children with a previously unknown type of adrenal insufficiency had been receiving for 14 years.
Consortium sur les maladies pédiatriques rares

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
Cell Reports
Study finds hormones can change the breast's genetic material
Melbourne scientists have discovered how female steroid hormones can make dramatic changes to the genetic material in breast cells, changes that could potentially lead to breast cancer. Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, have identified how pregnancy hormones send signals to critical molecules on the DNA to make changes in the epigenome. The epigenome is a series of chemical tags that modify DNA, controlling which genes are switched on and off.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, National Breast Cancer Foundation, ACRF

Contact: Liz Williams
williams@wehi.edu.au
61-405-279-095
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 30-Jan-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers harness nature to produce the fuel of the future
A Princeton-led team has moved a step closer to designing bio-inspired syn­thetic cat­a­lysts to pro­duce hydro­gen from water.
Depart­ment of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sci­ences

Contact: Catherine Zandonella
czandone@princeton.edu
Princeton University

Public Release: 30-Jan-2013
Aging Cell
Aging cells lose their grip on DNA rogues
Transposable elements are mobile strands of DNA that insert themselves into chromosomes with mostly harmful consequences. Cells try to keep them locked down, but in a new study, Brown University researchers report that aging cells lose their ability to maintain this control. The result may be a further decline in the health of senescent cells and of the aging bodies they compose.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Glenn Medical Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 28-Jan-2013
New online, open access journal focuses on microbial genome announcements
The American Society for Microbiology has published the first issue of its new online-only, open access journal, Genome AnnouncementsTM, focusing exclusively on reports of microbial genome sequences.

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 24-Jan-2013
New supercomputer coming to EMSL this summer, supplied by Atipa Technologies
A new supercomputer expected to rank among the world's fastest machines will be ready to run computationally intense climate and biological simulations along with other scientific programs this summer. Atipa Technologies in Lawrence, Kan., will provide the machine to EMSL. The new supercomputer's capacity and speed are expected to rank it among the world's top 20 fastest machines when it comes online.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Mary Beckman
mary.beckman@pnnl.gov
509-375-3688
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Jan-2013
2012 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine
Virginia Tech computer scientists develop new way to study molecular networks
Computer scientists at Virginia Tech developed a new approach to address the shortcomings in the computational analysis of the multiple ways interactions can occur within cells. Their award winning work may lead to further understanding of the interactions between molecules.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 23-Jan-2013
Nature
EMBL-EBI researchers make DNA storage a reality
Researchers at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute have created a way to store data in the form of DNA – a material that lasts for tens of thousands of years. The new method, published today in the journal Nature, makes it possible to store at least 100 million hours of high-definition video in about a cup of DNA.

Contact: Mary Todd-Bergman
contactpress@ebi.ac.uk
44-122-349-4665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Jan-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Genes and their regulatory 'tags' conspire to promote rheumatoid arthritis
In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory "tags" in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). By teasing apart the tagging events that result from RA from those that help cause it, the scientists say they were able to spot tagged DNA sequences that may be important for the development of RA.
NIH/Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science, Swedish Research Council, Swedish COMBINE project, and others

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

Public Release: 17-Jan-2013
Nature Reviews Genetics
The new age of proteomics: An integrative vision of the cellular world
The head of CNIO's Proteomics Core Unit, Javier Muñoz, working alongside Dutch researchers, revises the technology of the post-­‐genomic age and its contributions to the advance of biomedicine.

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

Public Release: 16-Jan-2013
European Journal of Human Genetics
Developed new method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Oncology at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute have developed and validated a new method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome based on mass sequencing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The model is based on a genetic and bioinformatic analysis which has been proved very effective. The new protocol has been described in an article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Contact: Raül Toran
comunicacio@idibell.cat
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Jan-2013
Nature
Scientists identify new 'social' chromosome in the red fire ant
Researchers have discovered a social chromosome in the highly invasive fire ant that helps to explain why some colonies allow for more than one queen ant, and could offer new solutions for dealing with this pest.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London

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