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Public Release: 21-Oct-2012
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
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
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
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 16-Oct-2012
Bioengineers lead NIH center to map the gene activities of individual cells in human cortex
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have received a $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a single-cell genomics center and develop a three-dimensional map of gene activities in individual cells in the human cortex. Researchers believe understanding variations between individual cells within the same tissue may be critical to understanding the origins of diseases, including brain disorders.
NIH Common Fund

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
NIH Common Fund announces awards for Single Cell Analysis Program
The National Institutes of Health plans to invest more than $90 million over five years, contingent upon the availability of funds, to accelerate the development and application of single cell analysis across a variety of fields. The goal is to understand what makes individual cells unique and to pave the way for medical treatments that are based on disease mechanisms at the cellular level.
NIH Common Fund

Contact: Margot Lawton kern
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
PLOS Genetics
23andMe compares family history and genetic tests for predicting complex disease risk
A 23andMe mathematical model shows family history and genetic tests offer different strengths, suggesting combined family history and genetics improve disease risk prediction, as published online in PLOS Genetics. Family history is most useful in assessing risks for highly common, heritable conditions (i.e., coronary artery disease), but substantially less predictive than genetic factors for diseases with moderate or low frequency (i.e., Crohn's Disease) where SNP-based genetic tests provide potentially valuable evidence in differential diagnoses.

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
23andMe Inc.

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
Strengthening a billion-dollar gene in soybeans
Soybean cyst nematode does hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of damage each year. Crop sciences researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin think they may have found a way to strengthen plant resistance.
Soybean Disease Biotech Research Center at the University of Illinois

Contact: Susan Jongeneel
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 12-Oct-2012
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Blood cells may offer telltale clues in cancer diagnosis
Researchers from Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and colleagues probe the potential use of blood cell variation as a diagnostic, predictive, and research tool in cancer biology.
National Institutes of Health, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

Contact: Amy Olson
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 11-Oct-2012
Genome Research
In the bacterial world of your mouth, nurture wins out over nature
The human mouth is home to a teeming community of microbes, yet still relatively little is known about what determines the specific types of microorganisms that live there. Is it your genes that decide who lives in the microbial village, or is it your environment? In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have shown that environment plays a much larger role in determining oral microbiota than expected.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Oct-2012
Techniques used to infer pathways of protein evolution found unreliable
Biologists have published thousands of papers that used statistical techniques to infer the likely evolutionary paths that led to the present-day forms of proteins. But careful experimental studies of the properties of reconstructed ancestral forms of visual pigments and variants created by mutation suggest that core simplifying assumptions used in the statistical approaches are unreliable and make the approaches unable to identify the actual paths.
National Institutes of Health, Emory University

Contact: Tim Beardsley
703-674-2500 x326
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 10-Oct-2012
First WGS of multiple pancreatic cancer patients outlined in study by TGen, Mayo and SHC
Whole genome sequencing -- spelling all 3 billion letters in the human genome -- "is an obvious and powerful method for advancing our understanding of pancreatic cancer," according to a new study from TGen, Mayo Clinic and Scottsdale Healthcare. The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) demonstrated that WGS "represents a compelling solution to obtaining detailed molecular information on tumor biopsies in order to provide guidance for therapeutic selection," concluded the study published today by PLOS ONE.
National Foundation for Cancer Research, Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund, Seena Magowitz Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Oct-2012
Nature Biotechnology
USC develops software to facilitate large-scale biological inquiry
The world's leading mass spectrometer manufacturers have agreed to license technology that enabled University of Southern California researchers to develop software that, for the first time, allows scientists to easily use and share research data collected across proprietary platforms.
Wunderkinder Foundation, Redstone Family Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Alison Trinidad
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Oct-2012
Health Affairs
Hospitals that cooperate on infection control fare better than hospitals acting alone
An individual hospital's infection control efforts have a ripple effect on the prevalence of a deadly and highly infectious bacterium in hospitals throughout its surrounding region, a multi-center research group led by the University of Pittsburgh demonstrated in a computer simulation-based study.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Contact: Cyndy McGrath
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 8-Oct-2012
Nature Methods
A welcome predictability
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed an adapator that makes the genetic engineering of microbial components substantially easier and more predictable.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Oct-2012
Lancet Oncology
Scientists develop a blood test that detects aggressive prostate cancers
Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre in Madrid, along with British colleagues from the Institute for Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, have developed a test that studies genetic patterns in blood cells to detect advanced–stage prostate cancer. The results of the study are being published today in the journal the Lancet Oncology.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 4-Oct-2012
TGen's Dr. Daniel Von Hoff delivers first Lori Groetken Memorial Lecture
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute is the first recipient of the Lori Groetken Memorial Lecture and Award. Dr. Von Hoff's lecture, "A Relentless Molecular Pursuit Approach to Take Out Pancreatic Cancer," is at 12 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lori Groetken Memorial Lecture

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Oct-2012
Virginia Tech to tackle the 'Big Data' challenges of next-generation sequencing with HokieSpeed
The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health today announced nearly $15 million in new big data fundamental research projects. Among the awards is a $2 million grant to Iowa State, Virginia Tech, and Stanford University to develop high-performance computing techniques on massively parallel heterogeneous computing resources for large-scale data analytics.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 1-Oct-2012
Evolutionary analysis improves ability to predict the spread of flu
A team of scientists from Germany and the United Kingdom analyzed the DNA sequences of thousands of influenza strains isolated from patients worldwide, dating to 1968. They were able to determine which strains are likely to survive and replicate and which mutations may die out, leading to improved prediction methods to determine which strains of the flu virus to be included in the upcoming year's flu vaccine.
Wellcome Trust, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft, National Science Foundation

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 1-Oct-2012
Genetics Society of America's GENETICS journal highlights for October 2012
These are the selected highlights for the October 2012 issue of the Genetics Society of America's journal, GENETICS.

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 28-Sep-2012
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare report first study of clonal evolution in Maxillary Sinus Carcinoma
Knowing how tumors evolve can lead to new treatments that could help prevent cancer from recurring, according to a study published today by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale Healthcare. TGen researchers tracked several years of tumor evolution in a 47-year-old male patient with maxillary sinus carcinoma, a rare cancer of the sinus cavities beneath the cheeks that often requires surgical removal that is disfiguring.
IBIS Foundation of Arizona, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Sep-2012
Local funding leads to big things in parrot genomics
Researchers at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez have sequenced the genome of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot. The work provides numerous benefits for avian genetics, conservation studies, and evolutionary analyses; but what is remarkable is that a small institution could undertake this work, and did so by raising money in a variety of creative ways, including student organized art and fashion shows, social-networking sites, and private donations from Puerto Rican citizens.
People of Puerto Rico, Fundación Toyota de Puerto Rico, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Contact: Scott Edmunds

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
PLOS Computational Biology
Predatory bacterial crowdsourcing
Scientists at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School have discovered the mechanism that allows one of the world's smallest predators -- the soil bacteria Myxococcus xanthus -- to form collective waves that spread and engulf bacterial prey. The study, featured on the cover of this month's PLOS Computational Biology, finds that the same mechanism helps M. xanthus spread quickly and stay atop prey until it is devoured.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
UCSB scientists capture clues to sustainability of fish populations
Thanks to studies of a fish that gives birth to live young and is not fished commercially, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that food availability is a critical limiting factor in the health of fish populations.

Contact: Gail Gallessich
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
Major cancer protein amplifies global gene expression, NIH study finds
Scientists may have discovered why a protein called MYC can provoke a variety of cancers. Like many proteins associated with cancer, MYC helps regulate cell growth. A study carried out by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and colleagues found that, unlike many other cell growth regulators, MYC does not turn genes on or off, but instead boosts the expression of genes that are already turned on.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: NHLBI Office of Communications
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Public Release: 26-Sep-2012
Singing in the brain
What does anger sound like? What music does sorrow imply? Human emotion is being given a new soundtrack thanks to an exciting new collaboration between art and neuroscience.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, University of Western Sydney/Marcs Institute

Contact: Clea Desjardins
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University

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