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Public Release: 15-Dec-2012
Futures in Repoduction Conference
Report from the front lines of personalized reproductive medicine revolution
Leading international expert Piraye Yurttas Beim, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Celmatix Inc., presented A Report from the Front Lines of the Personalized Reproductive Medicine Revolution at the Cambridge, UK Futures in Reproduction Conference, discussing how pairing "big data" analytics with genomics is helping Celmatix decipher genetic drivers of infertility to determine personalized reproductive medicine therapies and treatments plans, something already done in cancer treatment.
Celmatix Inc.

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
Jrubinstein@rubenstein.com
212-843-8287
Celmatix Inc.

Public Release: 14-Dec-2012
New England Journal of Medicine
Fungus responsible for 5 deaths in the wake of massive tornado
A fast growing, flesh-eating fungus killed 5 people following a massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., according to two new studies based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

Public Release: 13-Dec-2012
American Journal of Human Genetics
More than 200 genes identified for Crohn's Disease
More than two hundred gene locations have now been identified for the chronic bowel condition Crohn's Disease, in a study that analysed the entire human genome.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 12-Dec-2012
10 researchers receive EMBO Installation Grants
Ten life science researchers will receive the 2012 EMBO Installation Grants. The grants will assist the scientists to relocate and set up their research groups in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey.
EMBO -- Excellence in life sciences

Contact: Barry Whyte
communications@embo.org
0049-622-188-91108
EMBO

Public Release: 9-Dec-2012
Nature
Secrets of gentle touch revealed
Stroke the soft body of a newborn fruit fly larva ever-so-gently with a freshly plucked eyelash, and it will respond to the tickle by altering its movement -- an observation that has helped scientists at the University of California, San Francisco uncover the molecular basis of gentle touch, one of the most fundamental but least well understood of our senses.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and others

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jason.bardi@ucsf.edu
415-502-4608
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 7-Dec-2012
New MRI technology to provide even better images of the inside of the human body
Over the past 30 years, magnetic resonance imaging has evolved into one of the most important imaging procedures in medical diagnostics. With a new approach based on the use of polarized gases and dissolved substances, in the future it will be possible to produce even better quality images of the inside of the human body.

Contact: Werner Heil
wheil@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22885
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 6-Dec-2012
2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
TGen-US Oncology data guides treatment of metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients
Genomic sequencing has revealed therapeutic drug targets for difficult-to-treat, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, according to an unprecedented study by the Translational Genomic Research Institute and US Oncology Research.
Life Technologies Corporation

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

Public Release: 6-Dec-2012
American Journal of Human Genetics
Nobody's perfect
For the first time, researchers have measured how many damaging genetic variants each of us has and on average, we carry around 400 potentially damaging variants and two variants known to be associated with a disease. The authors raise the increasingly important ethical issues for medical geneticists, including should incidental findings (those not a specific goal of research or of a test, but uncovered during a study) be fed back to people who have volunteered their sample to a study?
Wellcome Trust, BIOBASE GmbH

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

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Nature
Hogging the spotlight: South Farms pig gets international attention
A detailed annotation of the genome of T.J. Tabasco, a pig from the University of Illinois South Farms, is the outcome of over 10 years of work by an international consortium. It is expected to speed progress in both biomedical and agricultural research.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Susan Jongeneel
sjongene@illinois.edu
217-333-3291
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Crucial step in AIDS virus maturation simulated for first time
Bioinformaticians at IMIM and UPF have used molecular simulation techniques to explain a specific step in the maturation of the HIV virions, i.e., how newly formed inert virus particles become infectious, which is essential in understanding how the virus replicates. These results, which have been published in the latest edition of PNAS, could be crucial to the design of future antiretrovirals.

Contact: Marta Calsina
mcalsina@imim.es
34-933-160-680
IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Genetics
Genetics Society of America's Genetics journal highlights for December 2012
These are the selected highlights for the December 2012 issue of the Genetics Society of America's journal, Genetics.

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
pedelman@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Genetics
Genetic data shows that skin cancer risk includes more than UV exposure
Published in the December 2012 issue of the journal Genetics, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have developed a more precise model for assessing skin cancer risk that includes numerous genetic factors such as family history, ethnicity, and genetic variations specific to each individual.
National Institutes of Health, Kraft Grant, Wisconsin Agriculture Experiment Station

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
pedelman@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 3-Dec-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Malaria parasite's masquerade ball could be coming to an end
More than a million people die each year of malaria caused by different strains of the Plasmodium parasite transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito. By figuring out how the most dangerous strain evades the watchful eye of the immune system, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have now paved the way for the development of new approaches to cure this acute infection.
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-81641
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 2-Dec-2012
Nature Genetics
Insights into the genetic causes of coronary artery disease and heart attacks
By identifying a further 15 genetic regions and 104 independent genetic variants associated with coronary artery disease, one of the most common causes of death in the worldwith, researchers have identified some of the most prominent biological pathways that underlie the disease. These pathways that control CAD could be targets for the development of new drug treatments in the future.

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

Public Release: 28-Nov-2012
Big genomics data, big scientific impact: New challenges for further development of life science
BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, today announced its latest advances in the analysis, management and dissemination of "Big Genomics Data" at their 3rd bioinformatics software and data release conference.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 28-Nov-2012
Nature
Tiny algae shed light on photosynthesis as a dynamic property
Many of the world's most important photosynthetic eukaryotes such as plants got their light-harnessing organelles (chloroplasts) indirectly from other organisms through endosymbiosis. In some instances, this resulted in algae with multiple, distinct genomes, some in residual organelles (nucleomorphs). To better understand why nucleomorphs persist after endosymbiosis, an international team including researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute collaborated to sequence and analyze two tiny algae. Their report appeared online Nov. 29, 2012 in Nature.

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Human Molecular Genetics
Researchers find chemical 'switches' for neurodegenerative diseases
By using a model, researchers at the University of Montreal have identified and "switched off" a chemical chain that causes neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and dementia. The findings could one day be of particular therapeutic benefit to Huntington's disease patients.

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

Public Release: 25-Nov-2012
Nature Genetics
Chinese scientists decode watermelon genome, possible future benefits for crop improvement
An international team led by Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, BGI, and other institutes has completed the genomic sequence of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and the resequencing of 20 watermelon accessions. The genomic data presented in this study will shape future efforts on watermelon genetics and evolutionary research, and also provide an invaluable resource for other plants research and crop genetic improvement.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 23-Nov-2012
An international competition reaffirms the potential of bioinformatics in the diagnosis of disease
The biosciences are generating enormous amounts of data at unprecedented speeds. Making sense of these data and extracting reliable information from databases is an increasingly difficult and complex task. Backed by the scientific community, IBM Research and PMI R&D launched IMPROVER (Industrial Methodology for PROcess VErification in Research) with the aim of challenging the world's best computational researchers to demonstrate the power of their methods to exploit genomic information to extract predictive and clinical indicators that are reliable and verifiable.

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

Public Release: 21-Nov-2012
New public gut bacteria study expected to reach around world
Ever wondered who is living in your gut, and what they're doing? The trillions of microbial partners in and on our bodies outnumber our own cells by as many as 10 to one and do all sorts of important jobs, from helping digest the food we eat this Thanksgiving to building up our immune systems.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 21-Nov-2012
Solving big research questions with statistics wins 2012 Victoria Prize
Professor Terry Speed, a senior researcher at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, was today awarded a 2012 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation.
Victorian Government

Contact: Vanessa Solomon
solomon@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-971
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 19-Nov-2012
New Informatics and Bioimaging Center combines resources, expertise from UMD, UMB
A new center that combines advanced computing resources at the University of Maryland, College Park with clinical data and biomedical expertise at the University of Maryland, Baltimore could soon revolutionize the efficiency and effectiveness of health care in the state of Maryland and beyond.

Contact: Ellen Ternes
eternes@umd.edu
301-318-4208
University of Maryland

Public Release: 15-Nov-2012
Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation grants $100,000 to TGen
The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation has donated the funds to a research project led by Dr. Heather Cunliffe, head of TGen's Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Unit. The research will focus on a specific and difficult-to-treat type of cancer called primary Luminal B breast cancer -- one of at least five major subtypes of breast cancer.
Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Nov-2012
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Study Tracks Brain Gene Response to Territorial Aggression
With a mate and a nest to protect, the male threespined stickleback is a fierce fish, chasing and biting other males until they go away. Now researchers are mapping the genetic underpinnings of the stickleback's aggressive behavior. Armed with tools that allow them to see which genes are activated or deactivated in response to social encounters, a team from the University of Illinois has identified broad patterns of gene activity that correspond to aggression in this fish.

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 14-Nov-2012
22 young group leaders recognized as European Molecular Biology Organization Young Investigators
European Molecular Biology Organization announced today the selection of 22 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Barry Whyte
communications@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
EMBO

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