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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
sonia.furtado@embl.de
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 13-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Out of sync with the world: Body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level
Every cell in our bodies runs on a 24-hour clock, tuned to the night-day, light-dark cycles that have ruled us since the dawn of humanity. But new research shows that the clock may be broken in the brains of people with depression -- even at the level of the gene activity inside their brain cells.
Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Fund, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 12-May-2013
Nature
Non-inherited mutations account for many heart defects, Yale researchers find
New mutations that are absent in parents but appear in their offspring account for at least 10 percent of severe congenital heart disease, reveals a massive genomics study led, in part, by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bill Hathaway
william.hathaway@yale.edu
203-432-1322
Yale University

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Nature Climate Change
GBIF enables global forecast of climate impacts on species
Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century, according to research using data made freely available online through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

Contact: Tim Hirsch
thirsch@gbif.org
45-28-75-14-85
Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Australian statistician elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Professor Terry Speed has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK's national academy promoting excellence in science.

Contact: Vanessa Solomon
solomon@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-971
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 9-May-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Early infant growth rate linked to composition of gut microbiota
The composition of gut microbiota in a new-born baby's gut has been linked to the rate of early infant growth, reports research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The findings support the assertion that the early development of "microbiota" -- the body's microbial ecosystem -- in an infant can influence growth and thereby the likelihood of obesity.
Norwegian Research Council, NIH/Intramural Research Program

Contact: Merete Eggesbø
merete.eggesbo@fhi.no
PLOS

Public Release: 8-May-2013
BMC Evolutionary Biology
George Washington University biologist maps the family tree of all known snake and lizard groups
A George Washington University biologist and a team of researchers have created the first large-scale evolutionary family tree for every snake and lizard around the globe.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Latarsha Gatlin
lgatlin@gwu.edu
202-994-5631
George Washington University

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Thijn Brummelkamp receives the EMBO Gold Medal for 2013
EMBO today announced Thijn Brummelkamp of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam as the winner of the 2013 EMBO Gold Medal. The award acknowledges his outstanding work to accelerate the genetic analysis of human disease.
European Molecular Biology Organization

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

Public Release: 7-May-2013
Cell Death & Disease
Study: MicroRNA cooperation mutes breast cancer oncogenes
"Imagine you have a microRNA that regulates genes A and B. Then you have another microRNA that regulates genes B and C. You amplify each microRNA to a degree that doesn't effect gene A or C, but their combined effect regulates gene B," says Bolin Liu, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 6-May-2013
ACS Nano
A KAIST research team developed in vivo flexible large scale integrated circuits
A team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed in vivo silicon-based flexible large scale integrated circuits for bio-medical wireless communication.

Contact: Lan Yoon
hlyoon@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-295
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature Methods
A new cost-effective genome assembly process
Genome assembly, the molecular equivalent of trying to put together a multi-million piece jigsaw puzzle without knowing what the picture on the cover of the box is, remains challenging due to the very large number of very small pieces, which must be assembled using current approaches. As reported May 5 online in the journal Nature Methods, a collaboration involving DOE JGI researchers has resulted in an improved and fully automated workflow for genome assembly.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Plant geneticist elected member of country's first learned society
Renowned geneticist Susan Wessler at the University of California, Riverside has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." Wessler holds a University of California President's Chair and is a distinguished professor of genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. Wessler's research focuses on plant transposable elements and their role in the evolution of plant genomes.
American Philosophical Society

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers find active transporters are universally leaky
Illinois professor of biochemistry Emad Tajkhorshid and his team found that as active transporters in cell membranes undergo conformational changes to allow their main substrates to pass through through, small molecules like water slip through as well.

Contact: William Gillespie
gillespi@life.illinois.edu
217-265-0927
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Nature
3D simulation shows how form of complex organs evolves by natural selection
Researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology at the Helsinki University and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have developed the first three-dimensional simulation of the evolution of morphology by integrating the mechanisms of genetic regulation that take place during embryo development.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Nature Genetics
New genetic clues to breast and ovarian cancer
A major international study involving a Simon Fraser University scientist has found that sequence differences in a gene crucial to the maintenance of our chromosomes' integrity predispose us to certain cancers. Nature Genetics published the study on March 27, 2013.

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

Public Release: 30-Apr-2013
UC Riverside plant cell biologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Xuemei Chen, a professor of plant cell and molecular biology at UC Riverside has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences for her excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Xuemei has made pioneering contributions to our understanding of how cells in an undifferentiated meristem of a plant shoot ultimately form a flower.
National Academy of Sciences

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 30-Apr-2013
Interface
Behavior of seabirds during migration revealed
The behavior of seabirds during migration -- including patterns of foraging, rest and flight -- has been revealed in new detail using novel computational analyses and tracking technologies.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 29-Apr-2013
OGI's investment in cytognomix contributes to the Shannon Human Splicing Pipeline's success
Ontario Genomics Institute congratulates Cytognomix on the success of the Shannon Human Splicing Pipeline, which was recently purchased by the National Cancer Institute in the US. In 2009, OGI invested in Cytognomix through its Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund.

Contact: Christine Beyaert
cbeyaert@ontariogenomics.ca
416-673-6597
Ontario Genomics Institute

Public Release: 26-Apr-2013
Researchers receive high honor from American Society of Plant Biologists
Two UC Riverside scientists have received high recognition from the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) for their contributions to the field of plant biology. Natasha Raikhel has been named the recipient of the Adolph E. Gude, Jr. Award, granted every three years in recognition of outstanding service to plant biology. Susan Wessler has been named an ASPB Fellow, granted in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the society.
American Society of Plant Biologists

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Cell
Researchers identify key cellular organelle involved in gene silencing
How exactly microRNAs repress target gene expression is not well understood. A team of scientists led by UC Riverside geneticists has conducted a study on plants that shows that the site of action of the repression of target gene expression occurs on the endoplasmic reticulum, a cellular organelle that is an interconnected network of membranes -- essentially, flattened sacs and branching tubules -- that extends like a flat balloon throughout the cytoplasm in plant and animal cells.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
New research projects to enhance bioinformatics and computational biology tools and methodologies
New research projects to enhance bioinformatics and computational biology tools and methodologies $11 million investment will help researchers maximize the utilization of data collected through genomics research for the benefit of Canadians.
Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Andrea Matyas
amatyas@genomecanada.ca
613-751-4460 x231
Genome Canada

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Cell
Periodic bursts of genetic mutations drive prostate cancer
Cancer is typically thought to develop after genes gradually mutate over time, finally overwhelming the ability of a cell to control growth. But a new closer look at genomes in prostate cancer by an international team of researchers reveals that, in fact, genetic mutations occur in abrupt, periodic bursts, causing complex, large scale reshuffling of DNA driving the development of prostate cancer.

Contact: Lauren Woods
law2014@med.cornell.edu
646-317-7401
Weill Cornell Medical College

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Seena Magowitz Foundation donates $500,000 for TGen pancreatic cancer research
The Seena Magowitz Foundation has donated $500,000 from two charity golf tournaments dedicated to supporting pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. Past donations from the Seena Magowitz Foundation have helped fund significant scientific research that is making a difference in the lives of pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
Seena Magowitz Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Wayne State University startup, Advaita, to participate in new Michigan I-Corps program
Advaita, a Plymouth, MI biotechnology startup company spun out from Wayne State University, is one of 25 companies selected to participate in the new Michigan I-Corps program starting May 2013.
State of Michigan

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Contact killing of Salmonella by human fecal bacteria
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have recently found a novel mode of interaction between Salmonella, a food-borne pathogen, and the bacteria that live in our guts. Fecal bacteria collected from healthy donors effectively inactivated Salmonella, when they were allowed close contact. Mathematical modeling of this interaction is now being used to find new ways of controlling Salmonella.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Andrew Chapple
andrew.chapple@ifr.ac.uk
01-603-251-490
Norwich BioScience Institutes

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