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Public Release: 6-Nov-2012
Global metabolomic initiative announced
Investigators at Washington University and The Scripps Research Institute have announced the launch of a "Global Metabolomic Initiative" to facilitate meta-analyses on studies of the metabolism of bacteria, yeast, plants, animals and people. Although metabolomics has existed as a discipline for only a decade, it has already provided insights into many difficult-to-treat diseases, including chronic pain. Many more are expected to fall out of the meta-analyses.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Diana Lutz
dlutz@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 6-Nov-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new computational method for timing the tree of life
Sudhir Kumar, director of the Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics at ASU's Biodesign Institute has developed a new method for calculating species divergence, delivering accurate results at 1,000 times the speed of conventional techniques.

Contact: Richard Harth
richard.harth@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2012
Genome Research
Computers 'taught' to ID regulating gene sequences
Johns Hopkins researchers have succeeded in teaching computers how to identify commonalities in DNA sequences known to regulate gene activity, and to then use those commonalities to predict other regulatory regions throughout the genome. The tool is expected to help scientists better understand disease risk and cell development.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Library of Medicine, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation, Searle Scholars

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 2-Nov-2012
Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society names 5 2013 award recipients
The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of four of its 2013 Society awards. These individuals will be honored at the Awards Symposium at the Society's 57th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. In addition to receiving their awards at that time, each will give a presentation.

Contact: Ellen R. Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 2-Nov-2012
Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society names 2013 Distinguished Service, Emily M. Gray, and Founders awardees
The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award, the Emily M. Gray Award, and the Founders Award. These Society members will be honored at the National Lecture on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pa. The Emily M. Gray Awardee will also give a presentation at the Undergraduate Student Symposium on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

Contact: Ellen R. Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 1-Nov-2012
Nature
Bigger human genome pool uncovers rarer variants
Thanks to powerful computational tools developed at Simon Fraser University, more than 100 scientists from around the world have genetically mapped the largest and most varied number of human genomes to date. The researchers used computational tools to discover many variants in those genomes. Their findings have just been published in the Nature journal article An integrated map of genetic variation from 1,092 human genomes now online.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 1-Nov-2012
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Congenital diarrheal disorder linked to a mutation in DGAT1
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Robert Farese and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco, identified a family with two of three children affected by CDD.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Gladstone Institutes, Pediatric IBD Foundation, Martin Schlaff

Contact: Jillian Hurst
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 31-Oct-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cellular landscaping: Predicting how, and how fast, cells will change
A NIST research team has developed a model for making quantifiable predictions of how a group of cells will react and change in response to a given environment or stimulus, and how quickly. The NIST model could have application in biomanufacturing and stem cell-based therapies, among other fields.

Contact: Michael Baum
michael.baum@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 31-Oct-2012
Nature
Spot the difference
Scientists at EMBL and colleagues present the first map of human genetic variation that combines everything from tiny changes in the genetic code to major alterations in our chromosomes, based on the genomes of 1,092 healthy people from Europe, the Americas and East Asia. Their results, published in Nature, open new approaches for research on the genetic causes of disease.

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
sonia.furtado@embl.de
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Oct-2012
Oncogene
Recent findings may help to fight melanoma's resistance to chemotherapy
Blocking the action of a particular protein in our skin could improve the treatment of skin cancers, according to a study published in Oncogene yesterday by Philippe Roux, a researcher at the University of Montreal's Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer.
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Cancer Research Society

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2012
NCH partners with Silicon Valley to market high-end diagnostic and medical research software
Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and Transformatix Technologies, Inc., in Davis, California, have partnered to create BioLinQ, a new biomedical informatics company designed to supply advanced software solutions for disease diagnosis and medical research.

Contact: Erin Pope
Erin.Pope@NationwideChildrens.org
614-355-0495
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
New grant to establish pan-continental bioinformatics research network in Africa
Victor Jongeneel, director of the High-Performance Biological Computing program and affiliate of the Institute for Genomic Biology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, is a key participant in a grant awarded by the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative, or H3Africa, to establish a pan-continental bioinformatics network to aid research.
Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
217-333-0873
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Tracking environmental causes of good and bad health
A Simon Fraser University scientist working at one of Canada's first epigenomics mapping centres says new federal funding will accelerate researchers' ability to unravel how we develop some of the most common life threatening cancers. Through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, a granting agency that funds research, the federal government in partnership with Genome BC and Génome Québec is injecting $12 million into epigenetic research.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Genome BC, Génome Québec

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Scientific Reports
Scientists deepen genetic understanding of MS
Five scientists, including two from Simon Fraser University, have discovered that 30 percent of our likelihood of developing Multiple Sclerosis can be explained by 475,806 genetic variants in our genome. Genome-wide Association Studies commonly screen these variants, looking for genetic links to diseases. They have just had their findings published online in Scientific Reports. It's a sub-publication of the journal Nature.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Science Translational Medicine
Academia should fulfill social contract by supporting bioscience startups, case study says
Universities not only provide the ideal petri dish for cultivating bioscience with commercial potential, but have a moral obligation to do so, given the opportunity to translate public funding into health and jobs, according to a new case study by UCSF researchers.

Contact: Kristen Bole
derek.deike@gmail.com
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Frontiers in Genetics
New genomics study shows ancestry could help solve disease riddles
A new study by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Health, and Scripps Translational Science Institute reveals that by comparing the genomes of diseased patients with the genomes of people with sufficiently similar ancestries could dramatically simplify searches for harmful mutations, opening new treatment possibilities.
National Institutes of Health, Stand Up to Cancer Foundation, Price Foundation, Scripps Genomic Medicine

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Peer review option proposed for biodiversity data
Data publishers should have the option of submitting their biodiversity datasets for peer review, according to a discussion paper commissioned by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. The proposal is among a set of recommendations made by Mark Costello and co-authors in the paper Quality assurance and Intellectual Property Rights in advancing biodiversity data publication, freely available for download through the GBIF Online Resource Centre.

Contact: Sampreethi Aipanjiguly
saipanjiguly@gbif.org
Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Public Release: 23-Oct-2012
ACS Synthetic Biology
Training your robot the PaR-PaR way
PaR-PaR, a simple high-level, biology-friendly, robot-programming language developed by researchers at JBEI and Berkeley Lab, uses an object-oriented approach to make it easier to integrate robotic equipment into biological laboratories. Effective robots can increase research productivity, lower costs and provide more reliable and reproducible experimental data.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Oct-2012
PLOS Biology
Neuroscientists propose revolutionary DNA-based approach to map wiring of whole brain
A team of neuroscientists has proposed a new and potentially revolutionary way of obtaining a neuronal connectivity map (the "connectome") of the whole brain of the mouse.

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Oct-2012
Researchers launch innovative, hands-on online tool for science education
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego and at St. Petersburg Academic University in Russia, have developed a one-of-a-kind, hands-on online learning tool that weaves together for the first time science and programming education--and automatically grades homework too.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Russian Ministry of Science and Education

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

Public Release: 22-Oct-2012
British Journal of Nutrition
Kittens: Their microbiomes are what they eat
For animals as well as people, diet affects what grows in the gut. The gut microbial colonies, also known as the gut microbiome, begin to form at birth. Their composition affects how the immune system develops and is linked to the later onset of metabolic diseases such as obesity. Common wisdom is that cats, by nature carnivorous, are healthiest when fed high-protein diets. Researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to find out if this is true.

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

Public Release: 21-Oct-2012
Nature
Danish researchers release ground-breaking knowledge about calcium pumps in cells
Researchers from the Danish National Research Foundation's PUMPkin Centre at both the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University have now shown that calcium pumps in the cell's outer membrane adjust the pump speed very accurately to the calcium concentration. These findings have just been published in the prestigious journal Nature.

Contact: Press Officer Carl Hagman
cahag@adm.ku.dk
45-21-62-34-31
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 21-Oct-2012
Nature
Researchers discover turbo switch of calcium pump in biological cells
A Danish-British research team has discovered a turbo switch in the vital calcium pump in our body's cells. In studies at the X-ray source DORIS at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotorn DESY in Hamburg and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF in Grenoble the team discovered that the on-off switch of the pump has a previously unknown third position, which switches the pump into a turbo gear.

Contact: Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 18-Oct-2012
Nature Genetics
A*Star scientists identify mutation that causes skin hyperproliferation
Scientists have identified a mutation in a gene that causes patches of very thick skin to appear on the palms and soles of affected people. This skin disorder is related, albeit in a much milder form, to that of the Indonesian "Tree Man", Dede Koswara.
Agency for Science Technology and Research

Contact: Ong Siok Ming
ong_siok_ming@a-star.edu.sg
65-682-66254
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Public Release: 17-Oct-2012
From form to function: 2013 DOE JGI Community Sequencing Program portfolio announced
For genomics researchers, the term "form to function" could be applied to the ongoing transition from not just studying an organism's genetic code to also understanding the roles those genes play. All the projects selected for the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute's 2013 Community Sequencing Program portfolio combine sequence data generation with large-scale experimental and computational capabilities to enable fuller functional genome annotation.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

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