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Public Release: 13-Aug-2012
PETA, PCRM address ICCVAM 5-year plan
In public comments submitted today, PETA and PCRM charged that NICEATM-ICCVAM continues to fail at implementing its Congressional mandate to facilitate the uptake of non-animal testing methods government-wide.

Contact: Joseph Manuppello
JosephM@peta.org
610-586-3975
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 13-Aug-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Research shows how computation can predict group conflict
When conflict breaks out in social groups, individuals make strategic decisions about how to behave based on their understanding of alliances and feuds in the group. But it's been challenging to quantify the underlying trends that dictate how individuals make predictions, given they may only have seen a small number of fights or have limited memory.
National Science Foundation, John Templeton Foundation

Contact: Bryan Daniels
bdaniels@discovery.wisc.edu
937-219-4132
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 10-Aug-2012
BMC Biology
Study of fruit fly chromosomes improves understanding of evolution and fertility
Tim Karr of the Biodesign Institute at ASU reports on new research exploring the evolution of sperm structure and function, through an analysis of Drosophila genes and gene products. The research has important implications for the study of human infertility as well.

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

Public Release: 9-Aug-2012
US-Russian collaboration develops new method for sequencing dark matter of life from a single cell
An international team of researchers led by computer scientist Pavel Pevzner, from the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new algorithm to sequence organisms' genomes from a single cell faster and more accurately. The new algorithm, called SPAdes, can be used to sequence bacteria that can't be submitted to standard cloning techniques -- what researchers refer to as the dark matter of life
National Institutes of Health, Russian Megagrant Initiative

Contact: Ioana Patringenaru
ipatrin@ucsd.edu
858-822-0899
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 7-Aug-2012
Nature Communications
Molecular economics: New computer models calculate systems-wide costs of gene expression
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a method of modeling, simultaneously, an organism's metabolism and its underlying gene expression. In the emerging field of systems biology, scientists model cellular behavior in order to understand how processes such as metabolism and gene expression relate to one another and bring about certain characteristics in the larger organism.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US Department of Energy

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@yahoo.com
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 6-Aug-2012
Rutgers-Camden genetics researcher receives NSF CAREER Award
A Rutgers-Camden genetics researcher has earned an NSF CAREER Award.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mike Sepanic
msepanic@camden.rutgers.edu
856-225-6026
Rutgers University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2012
Cell
How the cell swallows
Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have combined the power of two kinds of microscope to produce a three-dimensional movie of how cells 'swallow' nutrients and other molecules by engulfing them. The study, published today in Cell, is the first to follow changes in the shape of the cell's membrane and track proteins thought to influence those changes.

Contact: Lena Raditsch
lena.raditsch@embl.de
49-622-138-78125
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Aug-2012
American Journal of Human Genetics
Researchers find genetic cause for body tremors
Researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine and CHUM hospitals have linked some cases of Essential Tremor (ET) to a specific genetic problem.
Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada

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

Public Release: 2-Aug-2012
PLOS Pathogens
Catching the cap-snatcher
Researchers at EMBL Grenoble have determined the detailed three-dimensional structure of part of the flu virus' RNA polymerase, an enzyme that is crucial for influenza virus replication. The research was done on the 2009 pandemic influenza strain but it will help scientists to design innovative drugs against all the different influenza strains.
European Commission

Contact: Isabelle Kling
isabelle.kling@embl.de
49-622-138-78355
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
Entomology 2012
Entomological Society of America names 2012 fellows
The Entomological Society of America has elected ten new fellows of the Society for 2012. The election as a fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to insect science in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extension, or administration. The fellows will be recognized during Entomology 2012 -- ESA's 60th Annual Meeting -- which will be held November 11-14, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
Nature
Getting to the root -- unearthing the plant-microbe quid pro quo
The microbial community or microbiome that inhabits the niches immediately surrounding and inside a plant's root facilitates the shuttling of nutrients and information into and out of the roots within the soil matrix. A report published Aug. 2, 2012, in Nature sheds light on the mechanisms driving the subterranean formation of this "plant microbiome" and how plants can influence the presence of the microbiota in the rhizosphere and vice versa.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2012
UC Riverside graduate student awarded Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship
When she feels unmotivated, Divya Sain, a graduate student from India at UC Riverside, remembers 'Shane shane parvata langhanam,' a chant that translates as 'Slowly and steady, even mountains can be conquered.' The latest mountain Sain has conquered is securing the Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship. The $30,000 award is given to a student of an Indian/Pakistani university who is committed to returning to her country of origin after receiving her PhD at a UC campus.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 31-Jul-2012
Molecular Systems Biology
Computational analysis identifies drugs to treat drug-resistant breast cancer
Researchers have used computational analysis to identify a new Achilles heel for the treatment of drug-resistant breast cancer. The results, which are published in Molecular Systems Biology, reveal that the disruption of glucose metabolism is an effective therapeutic strategy for the treatment of tumors that have acquired resistance to front-line cancer drugs such as Lapatinib.
Komen for the Cure, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2012
Nature Genetics
BGI reports the latest finding on NMNAT1 mutations linked to Leber congenital amaurosis
BGI reports the latest finding on NMNAT1 mutations linked to Leber congenital amaurosis.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 26-Jul-2012
The most celebrated lab manual in molecular biology has been updated and expanded
"Molecular Cloning", the iconic laboratory manual, has served as the foundation of technical expertise in labs worldwide for 30 years. The fourth edition, by celebrated founding author Joe Sambrook and new co-author, distinguished HHMI investigator Michael Green, preserves the highly praised detail and clarity of previous editions and includes chapters and protocols commissioned from expert practitioners at leading institutions. Building on thirty years of trust, reliability, and authority, this edition is the new gold standard.

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

Public Release: 25-Jul-2012
National Science Foundation awards $1 million to improve the efficiency of DNA fabrication
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $999,531 grant to Virginia Tech to optimize the laboratory processes used to make custom DNA molecules with the tools and methods of industrial engineering. The interdisciplinary team led by Jean Peccoud, Associate Professor at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute also includes Kimberly Ellis and Jaime Camelio, Associate Professors in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, at Virginia Tech.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aleta Todd Delaplane
aleta9@vbi.vt.edu
540-231-6966
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 24-Jul-2012
Scots link-up with China to boost genetic research
Scots link-up with China to boost genetic research.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 23-Jul-2012
Breakthrough technology focuses in on disease traits of single cells
Professor Deirdre Meldrum, and her colleagues at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute are pioneering a kind of miniaturized laboratory for the investigation of single cells. Known as the Cellarium, this live cell array technology will enable researchers to investigate the detailed behavior of individual cells -- providing unprecedented insights into their role in disease processes.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2012
New DataONE portal streamlines access to environmental data
Environmental researchers who investigate climate change, invasive species, infectious diseases, and other data-intensive topics can now benefit from easy access to diverse datasets through technology released today by the Data Observation Network for Earth, or DataONE.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Jul-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Polar bear evolution tracked climate change, new DNA study suggests
A whole-genome analysis suggests that polar bear numbers waxed and waned with climate change, and that the animals may have interbred with brown bears since becoming a distinct species millions of years ago.
Penn State University, University at Buffalo, US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 19-Jul-2012
Science
Of flies and men
What do you get when you dissect 10,000 fruit fly larvae? A team of researchers in the UK and Germany has discovered a way in which cells can adjust the activity of many different genes at once. Their findings overturn commonly held views and reveal an important mechanism behind gender differences.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Commission, Cancer Research UK, European Science Foundation Exchange Grant

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

Public Release: 19-Jul-2012
University of Tennessee professor wins world's top prize for ecology, environmental science
Daniel Simberloff, a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has won the 2012 Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology. Simberloff, who is the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is one of the world's leading experts on invasive species. The Margalef Prize is the world's preeminent prize for ecology and environmental science.

Contact: Amy Blakely
ablakely@utk.edu
865-771-9127
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 18-Jul-2012
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Botanical compound could prove crucial to healing influenza
Building on previous work with the botanical abscisic acida, researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut. The results will be published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
National Institutes of Health, Virgina Tech, private donors

Contact: Tiffany Trent
ttrent@vbi.vt.edu
540-231-6822
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 18-Jul-2012
PLOS ONE
Friends with benefits
As reported in paper published July 18 in PLoS One, Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Anne Pringle and Ben Wolfe, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in FAS Center for Systems Biology, that Amanita mushrooms' evolution has largely been away from species that help decompose organic material and toward those that live symbiotically on trees and their roots. More interestingly, they found that the transition came at a steep price -- the loss of the genes associated with breaking down cellulose.

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 17-Jul-2012
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Evolutionary information improves discovery of mutations associated with diseases
Sudhir Kumar, a researcher at ASU's Biodesign Institute and his colleagues have developed a statistical method using evolutionary information to significantly enhance the likelihood of identifying disease-associated alleles in the genome that show better consistency across populations.

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

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