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Public Release: 7-Feb-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Scientists team with business innovators to solve 'big data' bottleneck
Researchers have demonstrated that a crowdsourcing platform pioneered in the commercial sector can solve a complex biological problem more quickly than conventional approaches--and at a fraction of the cost.
Harvard Business School's Division of Research and Faculty Development, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Tournament Lab

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Special Topic Conference
Personalized health care will revolutionize 21st century medicine, says NJIT professor
A closer look at personalized or point-of-care health care was the focus of a recent international conference in India organized and chaired by NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Special Topic Conference in point-of-care health-care technologies, broadcast around the world, focused on topics ranging from 21st century medicine with new smart cross-and trans-disciplinary technologies to how wireless communications will change how physicians care for patients.

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
PLOS ONE
UMass Amherst biostatisticians identify genes linked to heart disease
"This new approach to data analysis provides opportunities for developing new treatments. It also advances approaches to identifying people at greatest risk for heart disease. Another important point is that our method is straightforward to use with freely available computer software and can be applied broadly to advance genetic knowledge of many diseases. We hope this moves us toward greater understanding of common disorders and improving overall health in our society."
NIH/Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Cancer Discovery
Study finds potential to match tumors with known cancer drugs
Researchers have found a new way to match potential cancer treatments with an individual tumor: assess the landscape of kinases and find a kinase inhibitor that goes after the highest-expressing kinases in that tumor.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, US Department of Defense, Rich Rogel Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Geneviève Almouzni to receive the 2013 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award
EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Geneviève Almouzni, deputy director of the Institut Curie in Paris, France, as the winner of the 2013 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.
EMBO, Federation of European Biochemical Societies

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2013
ZooKeys
Biodiversity exploration in the 3-D era
A group of marine biologists from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Crete are testing computed tomography as a tool to accurately document the anatomy of biological specimens. The resulting 3-D models can be instantly accessed and interactively manipulated by other researchers, thus promoting rapid dissemination of morphological data useful to biodiversity research. Data are freely downloadable from the Dryad data Repository. The study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Sarah Faulwetter
sarifa@hcmr.gr
30-281-033-7753
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Personalized medicine eliminates need for drug in 2 children
Using genome-wide analysis, investigators at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center and the University of Montreal have potentially eliminated a lifetime drug prescription that two children with a previously unknown type of adrenal insufficiency had been receiving for 14 years.
Consortium sur les maladies pédiatriques rares

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
Cell Reports
Study finds hormones can change the breast's genetic material
Melbourne scientists have discovered how female steroid hormones can make dramatic changes to the genetic material in breast cells, changes that could potentially lead to breast cancer. Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, have identified how pregnancy hormones send signals to critical molecules on the DNA to make changes in the epigenome. The epigenome is a series of chemical tags that modify DNA, controlling which genes are switched on and off.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, National Breast Cancer Foundation, ACRF

Contact: Liz Williams
williams@wehi.edu.au
61-405-279-095
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 30-Jan-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers harness nature to produce the fuel of the future
A Princeton-led team has moved a step closer to designing bio-inspired syn­thetic cat­a­lysts to pro­duce hydro­gen from water.
Depart­ment of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sci­ences

Contact: Catherine Zandonella
czandone@princeton.edu
Princeton University

Public Release: 30-Jan-2013
Aging Cell
Aging cells lose their grip on DNA rogues
Transposable elements are mobile strands of DNA that insert themselves into chromosomes with mostly harmful consequences. Cells try to keep them locked down, but in a new study, Brown University researchers report that aging cells lose their ability to maintain this control. The result may be a further decline in the health of senescent cells and of the aging bodies they compose.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Glenn Medical Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 28-Jan-2013
New online, open access journal focuses on microbial genome announcements
The American Society for Microbiology has published the first issue of its new online-only, open access journal, Genome AnnouncementsTM, focusing exclusively on reports of microbial genome sequences.

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 24-Jan-2013
New supercomputer coming to EMSL this summer, supplied by Atipa Technologies
A new supercomputer expected to rank among the world's fastest machines will be ready to run computationally intense climate and biological simulations along with other scientific programs this summer. Atipa Technologies in Lawrence, Kan., will provide the machine to EMSL. The new supercomputer's capacity and speed are expected to rank it among the world's top 20 fastest machines when it comes online.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Mary Beckman
mary.beckman@pnnl.gov
509-375-3688
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Jan-2013
2012 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine
Virginia Tech computer scientists develop new way to study molecular networks
Computer scientists at Virginia Tech developed a new approach to address the shortcomings in the computational analysis of the multiple ways interactions can occur within cells. Their award winning work may lead to further understanding of the interactions between molecules.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 23-Jan-2013
Nature
EMBL-EBI researchers make DNA storage a reality
Researchers at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute have created a way to store data in the form of DNA – a material that lasts for tens of thousands of years. The new method, published today in the journal Nature, makes it possible to store at least 100 million hours of high-definition video in about a cup of DNA.

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

Public Release: 20-Jan-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Genes and their regulatory 'tags' conspire to promote rheumatoid arthritis
In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory "tags" in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). By teasing apart the tagging events that result from RA from those that help cause it, the scientists say they were able to spot tagged DNA sequences that may be important for the development of RA.
NIH/Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science, Swedish Research Council, Swedish COMBINE project, and others

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

Public Release: 17-Jan-2013
Nature Reviews Genetics
The new age of proteomics: An integrative vision of the cellular world
The head of CNIO's Proteomics Core Unit, Javier Muñoz, working alongside Dutch researchers, revises the technology of the post-­‐genomic age and its contributions to the advance of biomedicine.

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

Public Release: 16-Jan-2013
European Journal of Human Genetics
Developed new method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Oncology at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute have developed and validated a new method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome based on mass sequencing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The model is based on a genetic and bioinformatic analysis which has been proved very effective. The new protocol has been described in an article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Contact: Raül Toran
comunicacio@idibell.cat
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Jan-2013
Nature
Scientists identify new 'social' chromosome in the red fire ant
Researchers have discovered a social chromosome in the highly invasive fire ant that helps to explain why some colonies allow for more than one queen ant, and could offer new solutions for dealing with this pest.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 15-Jan-2013
Chronic disease research awarded funding
The Medical Research Council have awarded the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research five years funding. This funding will allow researchers from the partnership to develop a sustainable platform to share resources and skills.
Medical Research Council

Contact: Aileen Sheehy
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
0044-012-234-92368
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 13-Jan-2013
Nature Genetics
The genome of diamondback moth provides new clues for sustainable pest management
Chinese scientists decode the first genome of diamondback moth, providing new clues for sustainable pest management.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
UMMS experts seek better flu vaccines
The University of Massachusetts Medical School is working to develop new ways of predicting how the influenza virus changes and evolves in response to anti-viral drugs and the human immune system. This approach has promise for becoming a pivotal tool in creating a more effective vaccine against the virus.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2688
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
AgriLife Research gets grant to crack biofuel production waste issue
A scientist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research has begun work on a way to "engineer" a microbe to break lignin into lipid which can then be used to make more fuel.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
ka-phillips@tamu.edu
979-845-2872
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Solving puzzles without a picture
One of the most difficult problems in the field of genomics is assembling short "reads" of DNA into complete chromosomes. Now an interdisciplinary group of genome and computer scientists has solved this problem, creating an algorithm that can rapidly create "virtual chromosomes" with no prior information about how the genome is organized.

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 Minority Affairs Committee travel awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Affairs Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 57th Annual Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Feb. 2-6, 2013. The awards are meant to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting by minority students and postdoctoral fellow currently studying biophysics. Recipients will be honored at a reception on Saturday, Feb. 2.

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

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 international travel awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Biophysical Society's 57th Annual Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Feb. 2-6, 2013. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate further interaction between American biophysicists and scientists working in countries experiencing financial difficulties. Recipients of this competitive award are chosen based on scientific merit and their proposed presentation at the meeting. They will be honored at a reception on Sunday, Feb. 3.

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

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