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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
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
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
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Penn State

Public Release: 19-Jul-2012
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
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
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
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 18-Jul-2012
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
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
Arizona State University

Public Release: 17-Jul-2012
Swarm Intelligence
Frog calls inspire a new algorithm for wireless networks
Males of the Japanese tree frog have learned not to use their calls at the same time so that the females can distinguish between them. Scientists at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia have used this form of calling behavior to create an algorithm that assigns colors to network nodes -- an operation that can be applied to developing efficient wireless networks.

Contact: SINC Team
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 17-Jul-2012
BGI debuts new tool 'PDXomics' for tumor xenograft research and applications
BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced today that it has successfully developed a new filtering tool, PDXomics, which performs accurate and specific classification of the mixed reads derived from the host and tumor xenografts. Through the full utilization of this robust tool, researchers could develop the specific patient-derived xenografts (PDX) and advance the oncology drug discovery, biomarker development and their future applications.

Contact: Jia Liu
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 16-Jul-2012
Danforth Center awarded $12 million to study drought
"What we learn in improving bioenergy grasses in many cases can also be applied to cereal crops to improve their productivity. Setaria viridis, the model species that will be used as the focus of our research, is closely related to corn and Brachypodium, another model grass of interest at the Danforth Center that has a genetic makeup similar to wheat," said Dr. Tom Brutnell, director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels who is serving as Principal Investigator on the grant.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Melanie Bernds
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 16-Jul-2012
First articles now live on F1000 Research
Faculty of 1000 announces the publication of initial articles on F1000 Research, the innovative open-access publishing program in biology and medicine. These articles also feature a novel inline data viewer, and a new method of article citation.

Contact: Eleanor Howell
Faculty of 1000

Public Release: 15-Jul-2012
Genome Research
Differences between human twins at birth highlight importance of intrauterine environment
Your genes determine much about you, but environment can have a strong influence on your genes even before birth, with consequences that can last a lifetime. In a study published online in Genome Research (, researchers have for the first time shown that the environment experienced in the womb defines the newborn epigenetic profile, the chemical modifications to DNA we are born with, that could have implications for disease risk later in life.

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Jul-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Salt cress genome yields new clues to salt tolerance
Salt cress genome yields new clues to salt tolerance.

Contact: Jia Liu
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 12-Jul-2012
Italy pledges to be part of ELIXIR research infrastructure
Italy has pledged to participate in ELIXIR, a major undertaking to safeguard the results of life science research in Europe. With one of Europe's larger economies now demonstrating its commitment to ELIXIR, this burgeoning research infrastructure is well placed to continue its excellent progress.
European Commission

Contact: Lindsey Crosswell
European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute

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