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Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
ZooKeys
Online biodiversity databases audited: 'Improvement needed'
An audit of more than 9,000 species occurrence records in two online databases has uncovered a large number of errors. The study also highlighted the fact that online database publishers currently take no responsibility for the content of their databases, and do not collaborate with their data providers in checking and correcting the online data. The audit results and the associated data files have been published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Bob Mesibov
mesibov@southcom.com.au
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 21-Apr-2013
Nature Genetics
Genetics defines a distinct liver disease
For the first time, scientists show that a leading cause of liver transplant, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), is a distinct disease from inflammatory bowel disease, opening up new avenues for specific PSC treatments.

Contact: Aileen Sheehy
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-96928
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 21-Apr-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Hundreds of alterations and potential drug targets to starve tumors identified
A massive study analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types has identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer. The analysis, conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, also identified hundreds of potential drug targets that could cut off a tumor's fuel supply or interfere with its ability to synthesize essential building blocks. The study was published today in the online edition of Nature Biotechnology.
National Institutes of Health, National Centers for Biomedical Computing, Ellison Medical Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@cumc.columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Apr-2013
Chemistry & Biology
An IRB study contributes to the understanding and prevention of the side effects caused by drugs
The scientists Miquel Duran and Patrick Aloy provide a description of the molecular processes responsible for more than 1,000 secondary effects. This knowledge, which is available to the scientific community, may be of great use to minimize and predict adverse effects during drug design.

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 18-Apr-2013
100+ million mapped (and growing) records of nearly every living US species
Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation or BISON is the only system of its kind; a unique, web-based Federal resource for finding species in the U. S. and territories. Its size is unprecedented, offering more than 100 million mapped records of nearly every living species nationwide and growing. And the vast majority of the records are specific locations, not just county or state records.
US Geological Survey

Contact: Gerald "Stinger" Guala
gguala@usgs.gov
703-648-4311
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 18-Apr-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
Evolving genes lead to evolving genes
Researchers have designed a new method that is opening doors to understanding how we humans have genetically adapted to our local environments and identifying genes that are involved in human evolution.
Wellcome Trust, Max Planck Society

Contact: Aileen Sheehy
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-96928
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 17-Apr-2013
eLife
CU-Boulder study looks at microbial differences between parents, kids and dogs
As much as dog owners love their children, they tend to share more of themselves, at least in terms of bacteria, with their dogs.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rob Knight
Rob.Knight@colorado.edu
303-492-1984
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 17-Apr-2013
Science Translational Medicine
New computational model can predict breast cancer survival
Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Dimitris Anastassiou, professor of electrical engineering and member of the Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology, have developed a new computational model that is highly predictive of breast cancer survival and, they hope, perhaps all cancers.

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Gene study helps understand pulmonary fibrosis
A study of the genomes of more than 1,500 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found multiple genetic associations with the disease, including one variant in a gene called TOLLIP that was linked to an increase in the risk of death. This finding suggests that an abnormal immune response to infectious agents or environmental injury may be central to the disease.
National Institutes of Health, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Simmons Endowment for Pulmonary Research, Balbach Fund

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5225
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
An important discovery in breast cancer by IRCM researchers
A team of researchers at the IRCM, led by Dr. Jean-François Cote, made an important discovery in breast cancer, which will published online this week by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Montreal scientists identified the DOCK1 protein as a potential target to reduce the progression of metastases in patients suffering from breast cancer, the most common type of cancer in women.
Canadian Cancer Society, Fonds de recherche du Quebec -- Sante

Contact: Julie Langelier
julie.langelier@ircm.qc.ca
514-987-5555
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal

Public Release: 13-Apr-2013
Plant Biology 2013
ASPB names 2013 awards recipients
The American Society of Plant Biologists is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2013 awards, honoring excellence in research, education, outreach, and service.

Contact: Kathy Munkvold
kmunkvold@aspb.org
301-296-0914
American Society of Plant Biologists

Public Release: 12-Apr-2013
FASEB Journal
IFR scientists use the force to decode secrets of our gut
A new technique based on atomic force microscopy was developed at the Institute of Food Research to help "read" information encoded in proteins that make up the mucus layer that lines our gut.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Andrew Chapple
andrew.chapple@ifr.ac.uk
01-603-251-490
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 12-Apr-2013
Evolutionary Biology
Study proposes alternative way to explain life's complexity
Evolution skeptics argue that some biological structures, like the eye, are too complex for natural selection to explain. Biologists have proposed various ways that so-called "irreducibly complex" structures could emerge incrementally over time. But a new study proposes an alternative route.
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, National Science Foundation

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
rsmith@nescent.org
919-668-4544
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 11-Apr-2013
Journal of Animal Science
Molecular techniques are man's new best friend in pet obesity research
Illinois professor of animal and nutritional sciences Kelly Swanson and his research team recently published a study that shows how molecular biology technologies are making the mechanisms underlying the pet obesity epidemic more easily understood.

Contact: Chelsey B. Coombs
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 11-Apr-2013
Science
Scientists discover gene mutation that causes children to be born without spleen
An international team of researchers has identified the defective gene responsible for a rare disorder in which children are born without a spleen, which makes them susceptible to life-threatening bacterial infections. The findings may lead to new diagnostic tests and raises new questions about the role of this gene in the body's protein-making machinery.
March of Dimes

Contact: Joseph Bonner
joseph.bonner@rockefeller.edu
212-327-8998
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 11-Apr-2013
BioScience
Researchers call for marine observation network
A marine biodiversity observation network that would build on existing efforts and safeguard ocean biodiversity resources could be established with modest funding within five years, according to an expert assessment.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Tim Beardsley
tbeardsley@aibs.org
703-674-2500 x326
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 10-Apr-2013
8 M € from EU to enhance access by scientists to the largest European 'biobanks'
A four-year project involving 30 partners from 17 European countries has received a 8M € funding to enhance access by academic and industry scientists to the largest European 'biobanks.' The project is led by the Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland and the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

Contact: Markus Perola
markus.perola@helsinki.fi
358-206-108-727
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
AACR Annual Meeting 2013
TGen-Scottsdale Healthcare clinical trial results for BIND-014 presented at AACR 2013
The nanoparticle drug BIND-014 is effective against multiple solid tumors, according to results generated by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare, and presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2013.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
AACR Annual Meeting 2013
AACR news: Misregulated genes common to tobacco-related cancers offer potential new prognostic tool
"We ultimately envision this as a prognostic tool to predict survival rates for people with tobacco-related cancers. Recognizing patients with high expression of these genes could help us predict risk and so match patients with the most appropriate treatments," says a researcher.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
805-559-2023
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 5-Apr-2013
Penn Medicine's new center for personalized diagnostics unlocks cancer's secrets
Penn Medicine's new Center for Personalized Diagnostics, a joint initiative of the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center, is diving deeper into each patient's tumor with next generation DNA sequencing. These specialized tests can refine patient diagnoses with greater precision than standard imaging tests and blood work, all with an aim to broaden treatment options and improve their efficacy.

Contact: Holly Auer
holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu
215-200-2313
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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

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