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Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
PLOS Genetics
Painting by numbers
Individuals of a particular species generally differ from one another. We are clearly most adept at recognizing members of our own species. Differences within species relate to characteristics such as size and shape but also to color. Nevertheless, the cause of the variation in skin color in animals has remained largely a matter for conjecture. Recent work in the group of Christian Schlötterer at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna sheds light on the topic.

Contact: Christian Schlötterer
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Math technique de-clutters cancer-cell data, revealing tumor evolution, treatment leads
Today, two scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory publish a mathematical method of simplifying and interpreting genome data bearing evidence of mutations, such as those that characterize specific cancers.

Contact: Peter Tarr
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Unique information on Belgian ants compiled and published through FORMIDABEL data paper
A new peer reviewed data paper describes a unique database spanning the full range of indigenous and exotic ants occurring in Belgium. The paper, published in the open access journal Zookeys analyses the history, content and use of the FORMIDABEL database, and includes innovative citation practices aimed at giving credit to all those involved in compiling and publishing the data resource.

Contact: Dimitri Brosens
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Molecular Biology and Evolution
A CNIO study tracks the evolutionary history of a cancer-related gene
A study published today by scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre describes how a genetic duplication that took place in the vertebrate ancestor some 500 million years ago encouraged the evolution of the ASF1b gene; a gene essential for proper cell division and related to some types of cancer such as breast cancer. The results of the study are published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, one of the most prestigious journals in the field of molecular biology and evolution.

Contact: Press Office
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Metabolic model of E. coli reveals how bacterial growth responds to temperature change
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a computational model of 1,366 genes in E. coli that includes 3D protein structures and has enabled them to compute the temperature sensitivity of the bacterium's proteins. The study, published June 7 in the journal Science, opens the door for engineers to create heat-tolerant microbial strains for production of commodity chemicals, therapeutic proteins and other industrial applications.
National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Eurofins MWG Operon and Floragenex close co-marketing agreement for RAD discovery and RAD genotyping
Eurofins MWG Operon (Ebersberg, Germany) and Floragenex Inc. (Portland, OR, USA) have agreed to jointly market their respective expertise in next generation DNA sequencing and genomic services surrounding Restriction Site Associated DNA sequencing.

Contact: Dr. Georg Gradl
Eurofins Genomics

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
Physical Review Letters
Quantum model helps solve mysteries of water
A research team from the National Physical Laboratory, the University of Edinburgh and IBM's TJ Watson Research Center has revealed a major breakthrough in the modelling of water that could shed light on its mysterious properties.

Contact: Joe Meaney
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
Research teams find genetic variant that could improve warfarin dosing in African-Americans
In the first genome-wide association study to focus on warfarin dose requirement in African-Americans, a multi-institutional team of researchers has identified a common genetic variation that can help physicians estimate the correct dose of the widely used blood-thinning drug warfarin.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Wellcome Trust, Health Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: John Easton
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
WUSTL engineer to develop new biosensors with NSF Career Award
Srikanth Singamaneni, Ph.D., assistant professor of materials science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, plans to develop a low-cost biosensor that is more stable, sensitive and specific with funds from a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award he has received from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Neil Schoenherr
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
June 2013 story tips
The following are story ideas from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory for June 2013.

Contact: Ron Walli
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
Critically ill patients to benefit from lung probe
Intensive care patients who are on breathing support could be helped by a new tool to enable doctors to see inside their lungs. The Edinburgh-led team has been awarded £11.2 million by the EPSRC along with support from the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Eleanor Cowie
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
Addressing biodiversity data quality is a community-wide effort
Improving data quality in large online data access facilities depends on a combination of automated checks and capturing expert knowledge, according to a paper published in Zookeys. The authors from the Atlas of Living Australia and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility welcome a recent paper by Mesibov (2013) highlighting errors in millipede data, but argue that addressing such issues requires the joint efforts of 'aggregators' and the wider expert community.

Contact: Lee Belbin
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
Biodiversity argumentation: How to get it right
Finding the arguments with the best 'fit' for a specific situation was defined as the foundation of effective biodiversity argumentation during the first stakeholder meeting of the EU FP7 project BESAFE. In this context, the creation of a generally applicable web tool for biodiversity argumentation was discussed by the participants. The tool should be able to provide case-specific assistance in terms of the information required and the way it is most effectively used.

Contact: Rob Bugter
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Jackson Laboratory wins AAAS award for computational biology educational module
A Jackson Laboratory Internet-based educational program in computational biology has won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 27-May-2013
Translational Proteomics
Elsevier launches new open access journal: Translational Proteomics
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of Translational Proteomics, an online-only, open access journal devoted to transferring fundamental discoveries in the field of proteomics to clinical applications, accelerating understanding and treatment of human diseases.

Contact: Kristian Wilson

Public Release: 24-May-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
New fluorescent tools for cancer diagnosis
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Thomas Tuschl and colleagues at Rockefeller University developed a multicolor fluorescence labeling method that can be used to visualize miRNAs in tissue sections, such as those recovered from biopsies.
National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University

Contact: Jillian Hurst
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 23-May-2013
Using big data to identify prostate cancers and best treatments
Some prostate cancer patients unnecessarily undergo surgery or harsh treatments because science fails to identify the differences between slow-growing and aggressive forms of the disease. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes are developing technology that allows patients to safely choose to do nothing, opt for relatively mild treatments or take drastic measures.

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
EMBO announces 52 new members for 2013
EMBO announced today that 52 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership. 43 of the researchers reside in Europe and neighboring countries and are accompanied by the election of nine Associate Members from Canada, China, India, Japan and the United States. The EMBO membership currently comprises around 1,600 life scientists.

Contact: Barry Whyte

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Cell Metabolism
Insight into the dazzling impact of insulin in cells
Australian scientists have charted the path of insulin action in cells in precise detail like never before. This provides a comprehensive blueprint for understanding what goes wrong in diabetes. The breakthrough study, conducted by Sean Humphrey and Professor David James from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research, is now published in the early online edition of the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism.
National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Alison Heather
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Abundance and distribution of Hawaiian coral species predicted by model
Researchers from the University of Hawaii, Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology developed species distribution models of the six dominant Hawaiian coral species around the main Hawaiian Islands, including two species currently under consideration as threatened or endangered.
National Marine Sanctuary Program, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST

Public Release: 20-May-2013
ACS Nano
Penn research makes advance in nanotech gene sequencing technique
The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. Now, a team led by University of Pennsylvania physicists has used solid-state nanopores to differentiate single-stranded DNA molecules containing sequences of a single repeating base.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 20-May-2013
American Society for Microbiology 2013 General Meeting
CosmosID unveils new tool for faster, specific and accurate testing of probiotics products
The FDA and CosmosID have conducted a side-by-side analysis of commercially available probiotics to compare the identity of species and strains present in the products to what was stated on their respective labels.

Contact: Robin Buckley
Buckley & Kaldenbach, Inc.

Public Release: 15-May-2013
The DOE Joint Genome Institute expands capabilities via new partnerships
Positioning itself to provide the most current technology and expertise to their users in order to address pressing energy and environmental scientific challenges, the DOE Joint Genome Institute announces six projects with which to launch the Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program. These new partnerships span the development of new scalable DNA synthesis technologies to the latest approaches to high throughput sequencing and characterization of single microbial cells from complex environmental samples.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Genome Biology and Evolution
Mining the botulinum genome
Scientists at the Institute of Food Research have been mining the genome of C. botulinum to uncover new information about the toxin genes that produce the potent toxin behind botulism.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Andrew Chapple
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Science Signaling
But what does it do?
It is now easier to pinpoint exactly what molecules a phosphatase -- a type of protein that's essential for cells to react to their environment -- acts upon in human cells, thanks to the free online database DEPOD, created by EMBL scientists. Published today in Science Signaling, the overview of interactions could even help explain unforeseen side-effects of drugs.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory & Marie Curie Actions, German Science Foundation

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

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