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Public Release: 27-Mar-2013
Nature Genetics
An international study identifies new DNA variants that increase the risk for cancer
The European Collaborative Oncological Gen-Environmental Study project, whose main goal is to decipher the complex genetic bases of breast, prostate and ovarian cancers, publishes today a total of 12 research articles in several prestigious journals, including Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, The American Journal of Human Genetics and PLOS Genetics. Using mass sequencing techniques, the study has identified up to 80 new regions of the genome associated with an increased susceptibility to developing breast, prostate and ovarian cancers.

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

Public Release: 27-Mar-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Proteins in detail
IRB Barcelona scientists pave the way towards describing the conformation of proteins that do not have a defined structure. Structural and theoretical techniques are combined to develop new methodologies for the analysis of proteins.

Contact: Jordi Lanuza
jordi.lanuza@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 26-Mar-2013
Aging Cell
University of Montreal researchers discover how drug prevents aging and cancer progression
University of Montreal researchers have discovered a novel molecular mechanism that can potentially slows the aging process and may prevent the progression of some cancers.
Prostate Cancer Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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

Public Release: 26-Mar-2013
GigaScience
Squished bug genomics: Insect goo aids biodiversity research
GigaScience (a BGI and BioMed Central open access journal) announces the publication of an article that presents a new method for assessing and understanding biodiversity that uses a DNA-soup made from crushed-up insects and next generation sequencing technology. This bulk-collected insect goo has the potential to rapidly, accurately, and, quantitatively, reveal the diversity and make-up of both known and unknown species collected in a particular time and place.
China National GeneBank, BGI, National High-Tech Research and Development Project (863) of China

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 24-Mar-2013
Nature
The genomic studies of wheat sheds new light on crop adaptation and domestication
Chinese scientists report the latest genomic studies of wheat, shedding new light on crop adaptation and domestication.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 22-Mar-2013
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making Journal
APL novel method accurately predicts disease outbreaks
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a way to accurately predict dengue fever outbreaks several weeks before they occur.
Department of Defense

Contact: Gina Ellrich
Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu
240-228-7796
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Enzymes allow DNA to swap information with exotic molecules
John Chaput, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has been hunting for a biological Rosetta Stone -- an enzyme allowing DNA's 4-letter language to be written into a simpler (and potentially more ancient) molecule that may have existed as a genetic pathway to DNA and RNA in the prebiotic world.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2013
PLOS ONE
Novel insights into the evolution of protein networks
System-wide networks of proteins are indispensable for organisms. Function and evolution of these networks are among the most fascinating research questions in biology. Bioinformatician Thomas Rattei, University of Vienna, and physicist Hernan Makse, City University New York, have reconstructed ancestral protein networks. The results are of high interest not only for evolutionary research but also for the interpretation of genome sequence data.

Contact: Thomas Rattei
thomas.rattei@univie.ac.at
43-142-777-6210
University of Vienna

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 Josť 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)

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