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Public Release: 26-Dec-2012
mBio
Scientists sequence genome of pathogen responsible for pneumocystis pneumonia
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii, an advancement that could help identify new targets for drugs to treat and prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, a common and often deadly infection in immunocompromised patients.

Contact: Garth Hogan
ghogan@asmusa.org
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 21-Dec-2012
A giant puzzle with billions of pieces
Day after day, legions of microorganisms work to produce energy from waste in biogas plants. Researchers from Bielefeld University's Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) are taking a close look to find out which microbes do the best job. They are analyzing the entire genetic information of the microbial communities in selected biogas plants. From the beginning of 2013, the Californian Joint Genome Institute will undertake the sequencing required. The biocomputational analysis will be performed at CeBiTec.

Contact: Dr. Alexander Sczyrba
asczyrba@cebitec.uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-2910
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 20-Dec-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Doing the math for how songbirds learn to sing
Scientists at Emory University and UC-San Francisco studying how songbirds stay on key have developed a statistical explanation for why some things are harder for the brain to learn than others, building the first mathematical model that uses a bird's previous sensorimotor experience to predict its ability to learn. Their results, published in PNAS, show that adult birds correct small errors in their songs more rapidly and robustly than large errors.
NIH/National Institute of Deafness and Communications Disorders, and others

Contact: Beverly Clark
beverly.clark@emory.edu
404-712-8780
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Dec-2012
Nature
Sync to grow
Researchers at EMBL are one step closer to understanding how embryos develop and grow while always keeping the same proportions between their various parts. Their findings, published today in Nature, reveal that scaling of the future vertebrae in a mouse embryo is controlled by how the expression of some specific genes oscillates, in a coordinated way, between neighboring cells.

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2012
Bringing big data to biodiversity
On Dec. 1, 2012, a new large scale collaborative research project "EU BON" (Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network) has started. The consortium consists of 30 research institutions from 15 European countries, Brazil, Israel, the Philippines, and more than 30 associated partners. EU BON is supported by the European Commission with €9 mio and will be coordinated by Dr. Christoph Häuser from the Museum für Naturkunde – MfN in Berlin, Germany.

Contact: Dr. Christoph Häuser
Christoph.Haeuser@mfn-berlin.de
49-302-093-8479
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 19-Dec-2012
Nature
Unraveling the threads: Simplest cotton genome offers clues for fiber improvements
An international consortium including DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers published a high-quality draft assembly of the simplest cotton genome in the Dec. 20, 2012 issue of Nature. In the study, researchers traced the evolution of cotton and fiber development over millions of years. Additionally, bioenergy researchers hope to learn more about cellulose biosynthesis from the genome as each cotton strand is made of several cellulose coils, a target biomass for next-generation biofuels.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 18-Dec-2012
BMC Evolutionary Biology
Tracking the origins of HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus may have affected humans for much longer than is currently believed. Alfred Roca, an assistant professor in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, thinks that the genomes of an isolated West African human population provide important clues about how the disease has evolved.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2012
Complexities of human disease targeted with $16 million in funding
Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, have received more than $16 million in Australian Government funding to pursue research into cancer, malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and the immune system, it was announced today.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Contact: Penny Fannin
fannin@wehi.edu.au
61-417-125-700
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 17-Dec-2012
Journal of Bacteriology
RIT scientists decode 3 bacterial strains common to grapevines and sugarcane
Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology have sequenced one of the first bacterial genomes associated with Jamaican sugarcane. The team also decoded two bacteria linked to Riesling grapevines. Studying the effects of organisms on crops is gaining attention as the world populations increases and concerns about food production and protection grow.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 17-Dec-2012
Psychological Medicine
Bullying by childhood peers leaves a trace that can change the expression of a gene linked to mood
A recent study by a researcher at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at the Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine and professor at the Université de Montréal suggests that bullying by peers changes the structure surrounding a gene involved in regulating mood, making victims more vulnerable to mental health problems as they age.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2012
Nucleic Acids Research
CNIO researchers develop new databases for understanding the human genome
Scientists from the Structural Computational Biology Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, led by Alfonso Valencia, together with French and American researchers, have published recently two articles in the journal Nucleic Acid Research that introduce two new databases for studying the human genome.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2012
Genome Research
A genetic defect in sex cells may predispose to childhood leukemia
Researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center and the University of Montreal have found a possible heredity mechanism that predisposes children to acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of blood cancer in children.

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2012
Nature Biotechnology
Toward a new model of the cell
Turning vast amounts of genomic data into meaningful information about the cell is the great challenge of bioinformatics, with major implications for human biology and medicine. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues have proposed a new method that creates a computational model of the cell from large networks of gene and protein interactions, discovering how genes and proteins connect to form higher-level cellular machinery.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

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

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