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Showing releases 551-575 out of 828.

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Public Release: 19-May-2014
Nature Genetics
Chinese scientists crack the genome of another diploid cotton Gossypium arboreum
Chinese scientists from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and BGI successfully deciphered the genome sequence of another diploid cotton -- Gossypium arboreum after the completed sequencing of G. raimondii in 2012.

Contact: Jia Liu
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Nature Biotechnology
EPA ToxCast data validates BioMAP® systems' ability to predict drug, chemical toxicities
Research demonstrates the ability of BioMAP® Systems, a set of primary human cell and co-culture assays that model human disease and pathway biology, to identify important safety aspects of drugs and chemicals more efficiently and accurately than animal testing. Analysis of 776 chemicals, including reference pharmaceuticals and failed drugs, shows this approach to reproducibly identify potential toxicities and off-target drug effects, as well as cellular mechanisms and affected biomarkers underlying specific adverse reactions in humans.

Contact: Joan Kureczka
Kureczka/Martin Associates

Public Release: 16-May-2014
The early earthworm catches on to full data release
American cartoonist Gary Larson said: 'All things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm' -- but never in such a visually stunning way as that in two papers published in open-access journals GigaScience and PLOS ONE. This work and data allow species identification via the first comparative study of earthworm morphology and anatomy using a 3-D noninvasive imaging technique called microCT. This is essential given the earthworm can both benefit and harm ecosystems.
Ramon Areces Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Helge Axson Johnson Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Scott Edmunds

Public Release: 15-May-2014
National Institutes of Health funding to help expand data storage capacity at UC Riverside
The University of California, Riverside, has received funding of $600,000 from the National Institutes of Health to support data-intensive research -- also often called Big Data science. The grant will make possible the purchase of a complex instrument: a Big Data cluster with high-performance CPU resources and data storage space equivalent to 5,000 modern laptops. Big Data has been identified as a contributor to the growth of the US economy over the next few decades.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 14-May-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Deconstructing goal-oriented movement
Our human brains are filled with maps: visual maps of our external environments, and motor maps that define how we interact physically within those environments. Somehow these separate points of reference need to correspond with -- and to -- one another in order for us to act, whether it's grasping a coffee cup or hitting a tennis ball.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Surprising global species shake-up discovered
Scientists re-examined 100 world-wide monitoring studies and were surprised to discover that, over decades, the number of species in many places has not changed much -- or has increased. But the researchers did discover that almost 80 percent of the communities showed changes in species composition. This shows that a rapid global turnover of species is happening, resulting in novel biological communities. The scientists conclude that biodiversity change may be as large a concern as biodiversity loss.

Contact: Joshua Brown
University of Vermont

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Protein Data Bank: 100,000 structures
Four wwPDB data centers in the US, UK and Japan support online access to three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules that help researchers understand many facets of biomedicine, agriculture, and ecology, from protein synthesis to health. This public archive of experimentally determined protein and nucleic acid structures has reached a critical milestone of 100,000 structures, thanks to the efforts of structural biologists throughout the world.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy

Contact: Christine Zardecki
Rutgers University

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Scientists slow brain tumor growth in mice
Much like using dimmer switches to brighten or darken rooms, biochemists have identified a protein that can be used to slow down or speed up the growth of brain tumors in mice.
Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Houston Endowment, Inc.

Contact: Robert Cahill
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
JAX researchers identify potential therapeutic target for wound-healing and cancer
A Jackson Laboratory research team led by Professor Lenny Shultz, Ph.D., reports that a protein involved in wound healing and tumor growth (an inactive rhomboid protease, iRhom2) could be a potential therapeutic target.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Journal of Ecology
In the age of open science, repurposing and reproducing research pose their own challenges
Growing numbers of researchers are making the data underlying their publications freely available online, largely in response to data sharing policies at journals and funding agencies. But in the age of open science, improving access is one thing, repurposing and reproducing research is another. In a study in the Journal of Ecology, researchers experienced this firsthand when they tried to answer a seemingly simple question: what percentage of plants in the world are woody?

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Telemedicine and e-Health
GaitTrack app makes cellphone a medical monitor for heart and lung patients
By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. Unlike apps that merely count steps, GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, uses eight motion parameters to perform a detailed analysis of a person's gait, or walking pattern, which can tell physicians much about the patient's cardiopulmonary, muscular and neurological health.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Molecular Ecology Resources
Using genetics to measure the environmental impact of salmon farming
Determining species diversity makes it possible to estimate the impact of human activity on marine ecosystems accurately. The environmental effects of salmon farming have been assessed, until now, by visually identifying the animals living in the marine sediment samples collected at specific distances from farming sites. A team led by Jan Pawlowski, professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, analyzed this type of sediment using a technique known as 'DNA barcoding' that targets certain micro-organisms.

Contact: Jan Pawlowski
Université de Genève

Public Release: 7-May-2014
IU biologists receive $6.2 million to advance research on bacterial evolution
Indiana University biologists will receive over $6.2 million from the US Army Research Office to study how bacteria evolve in response to both their internal, population-influenced environments and their external natural environment.
US Army Research Office

Contact: Steve Chaplin
Indiana University

Public Release: 7-May-2014
Statistical test increases power of genetic studies of complex disease
The power of genome-wide association studies to detect genetic influences on human disease can be substantially increased using a statistical testing framework reported in the May issue of the journal GENETICS.

Contact: Tracey DePellegrin Connelly
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 6-May-2014
TGen and George Mason University announce precision medicine alliance to benefit patients
The Translational Genomics Research Institute and George Mason University today announced the creation of a strategic research alliance to benefit patients with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The TGen-George Mason Molecular Medicine Alliance is a groundbreaking effort in precision medicine, which recommends to clinicians the best medications and treatments based on each patient's molecular profile.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Where DNA's copy machine pauses, cancer could be next
A comprehensive mapping of the 'fragile sites' where chromosomes are more likely to experience breakage shows the damage appears in specific areas of the genome where the DNA copying machinery is slowed or stalled during replication, either by certain sequences of DNA or by structural elements. The May 5 PNAS study could give insight into the origins of many of the genetic abnormalities seen in solid tumors.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl Bates
Duke University

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UEA research identifies molecules that guide embryonic heart-forming cells
Reserach from the University of East Anglia reveals how cells that form the heart in developing embryos are guided to move into the correct place. It is hoped that the findings will help researchers better understand how congenital heart defects happen during the early stages of pregnancy.
British Heart Foundation

Contact: Lisa Horton
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 2-May-2014
BMC Genomics
Novel analyses improve identification of cancer-associated genes from microarray data
Researchers a the Dartmouth Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences developed a new gene expression analysis approach for identifying cancer genes. The paper entitled, 'How to get the most from microarray data: advice from reverse genomics,' was published online March 21, 2014, in BMC Genomics. The study results challenge the current paradigm of microarray data analysis and suggest that the new method may improve identification of cancer-associated genes.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Derik Hertel
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Clinical Cancer Research
CNIO team presents a new strategy to personalise cancer therapies
Researchers led by Manuel Hidalgo, Vice-Director of Translational Research at CNIO, have developed a new strategy to personalized medicine in advanced cancer patients with a poor prognosis. The study has been published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Applying this new tool, the treatments induced clinical responses in up to 77 percent of patients, either through the stabilization of their condition or through a partial clinical response.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
New analysis of 7 ant genomes reveals clues to longer life spans associated with sociality
In a new study, published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, J. Roux, et al. tried to uncover which genes could be involved in ant-specific adaptations, notably in relation to the evolution of complex social systems and division of labor.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Genome Research
Immunogenic mutations in tumor genomes correlate with increased patient survival
Developing immunotherapies for cancer is challenging because of significant variability among tumors and diversity in human immune types. In a study published online today in Genome Research, researchers examined the largest collection of tumor samples to date to predict patient-specific tumor mutations that may activate the patient's immune system, paving the way for more successful, personalized cancer immunotherapy.
BC Cancer Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, US Department of Defense

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Apr-2014
Tsetse fly genetic code sequenced
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have been part of a 10-year project which has successfully sequenced the genetic code of the tsetse fly -- making major advances in disease control possible.
Wellcome Trust, World Health Organisation, Ambrose Monell Foundation

Contact: Jamie Brown
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
ESA to publish the Journal of Insect Science
The Entomological Society of America is very pleased to announce that it has assumed ownership of the Journal of Insect Science from the University of Wisconsin.

Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
You may have billions and billions of good reasons for being unfit
Although our chromosomes are relatively stable within our lifetimes, the genetic material found in our mitochondria is highly variable across individuals and may impact upon human health, say researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine Hospital.
Genome Quebec, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Quebec's Network of Applied Medical Genetics, Fonds de recherche du Québec -- Santé, Fonds de recherche du Québec -- Nature et technologies, Banting and FRSQ Fellowship Programs, and others

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
University of Montreal

Public Release: 23-Apr-2014
Norovirus in food outlets to be mapped for the first time
The University of Liverpool is leading a £2 million Food Standards Agency project to map the occurrence of norovirus in food premises and industry workers.
Food Standards Agency

Contact: Jamie Brown
University of Liverpool

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