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Public Release: 24-Jun-2012
Genome Research
Gut microbes battle a common set of viruses shared by global populations
The human gut is home to a teeming ecosystem of microbes that is intimately involved in both human health and disease. But while the gut microbiota is interacting with our body, they are also under constant attack from viruses. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have analyzed a bacterial immune system, revealing a common set of viruses associated with gut microbiota in global populations.

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
calicchi@cshl.edu
516-422-4013
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Jun-2012
ISME Journal
Waves of Berkeley Lab responders deploy omics to track Deepwater Horizon cleanup microbes
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago, a team of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers found that marine microbial communities also played a role in the dispersal process. The researchers availed of the expertise and resources at two of the Lab's national user facilities, the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and the Advanced Light Source.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
924-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 18-Jun-2012
FORMA Therapeutics teams with TGen Drug Development
FORMA Therapeutics and TGen Drug Development today announced an agreement to jointly develop transformative cancer therapies, leveraging the synergistic capabilities of both organizations.

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2012
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Lariats: How RNA splicing decisions are made
Lariats are discarded byproducts of RNA splicing, the process by which genetic instructions for making proteins are assembled. A new study has found hundreds more lariats than ever before, yielding new information about how splicing occurs and how it can lead to disease.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2012
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Researchers find a strong association between alcohol dependence and chromosome 5q13.2
There is a strong genetic influence on the risk of developing alcohol dependence (AD). Copy number variations (CNVs) refer to a class of genetic variation that can delete and duplicate whole genes, leading to powerful genetic effects. A first-of-its-kind study has found a significant association between AD and CNVs on chromosome 5q13.2.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John P. Rice, Ph.D.
john@zork.wustl.edu
314-286-2572
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 14-Jun-2012
UD's Lachke selected Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
Salil Lachke, a University of Delaware biologist whose research is yielding new discoveries about the world's leading causes of blindness, has been named a 2012 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Lachke is one of 22 scholars selected across the United States, and the first University of Delaware professor to receive the award, which recognizes the nation's most innovative young researchers in medicine or the biomedical sciences.
Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Andrea Boyle
302-831-1421
University of Delaware

Public Release: 14-Jun-2012
Journal of Applied Physiology
How many cells can our blood tolerate?
Bioinformaticians of Jena University have just found out, the optimal value of hematocrit -- which indicates the volume fraction of the red blood cells -- can be calculated with an equation that dates from no less a person than Albert Einstein. The red blood cells form the greatest part of bloods solid components -- all in all around 40 percent of the blood. The percentage of this component is not only similar in all human beings but also in many other vertebrates.

Contact: Ute Schoenfelder
presse@uni-jena.de
49-364-193-1041
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
Next-generation sequencing technology opens doors to discoveries
Discoveries unfathomable only a few years ago are reality today at the Texas AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service with the acquisition of next-generation sequencing technology on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Contact: Kay Ledbetter
SKledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
806-677-5608
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
Nature
Normal bacterial makeup has huge implications for health, says CU professor
For the first time a consortium of researchers organized by the National Institutes of Health, including a University of Colorado Boulder professor, has mapped the normal microbial makeup of healthy humans.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rob Knight
Rob.Knight@colorado.edu
303-492-1984
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
PLOS Genetics
IU role in Human Microbiome Project exposes battle history between bacteria, viruses in human body
An Indiana University team of researchers has conducted the most in-depth and diverse genetic analysis of the defense systems that trillions of microorganisms in the human body use to fend off viruses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steve Chaplin
stjchap@iu.edu
812-856-1896
Indiana University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
PLOS ONE
Consortium of scientists maps the human body's bacterial ecosystem
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes today are announcing their role in an unprecedented collaboration organized by the National Institutes of Health, which used groundbreaking methods to vastly improve our understanding of bacteria that reside in and on the human body.
San Simeon Fund, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Anne Holden
anne.holden@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2534
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 13-Jun-2012
Nature
Human Microbiome Project finds vast individuality in healthy human bacterial populations
In attempting to determine whether there were particular types of bacteria that were common, or "core", across all the human subjects in the HMP cohort, researchers found some bacteria that were common to 95 percent of all subjects at the sample sites. The largest number of core bacteria were found at the mouth sites, and the least in the vagina. Abundances of the core species, however, varied widely, indicating the strong individuality of each subject's microbiome.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: James Hathaway
jbhathaw@uncc.edu
704-687-5743
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 12-Jun-2012
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
UTMB researchers create powerful new method to analyze genetic data
Researchers have developed a powerful visual analytical approach to explore genetic data, enabling scientists to identify novel patterns of information that could be crucial to human health.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Library of Medicine, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Kelly
jpkelly@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 12-Jun-2012
BGI, GE Healthcare team up on pioneering stem cell science projects
GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE, and BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, jointly announced today a pioneering multi-year research collaboration in stem cell science.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 12-Jun-2012
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Living microprocessor tunes in to feedback
What keeps the machinery for chopping certain precursor RNA strands into functional pieces from cutting up the wrong kinds of RNA?

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 11-Jun-2012
Loh launches UMD innovation outreach to Taiwan, Korea
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh is extending his Asia strategy with a nine-day innovation tour of Taiwan and South Korea. In his third trip to the region, Loh will lay the groundwork for new, substantial research and educational partnerships through sessions with high-level government, industry and academic officials. He has identified the Asia-Pacific region as the likely epicenter of international economic activity this century. "Science and education transcend borders," Loh says.

Contact: Neil Tickner
ntickner@umd.edu
301-405-4622
University of Maryland

Public Release: 10-Jun-2012
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Researchers watch tiny living machines self-assemble
Enabling bioengineers to design new molecular machines for nanotechnology applications is one of the possible outcomes of a study by University of Montreal researchers that was published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology today. The scientists have developed a new approach to visualize how proteins assemble, which may also significantly aid our understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which are caused by errors in assembly.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Le fond de recherché du Québec, Nature et Technologie

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2012
Big Data
New peer-reviewed journal on big data launching in Fall 2012
In a world where we create over two quintillion bytes of data every day, global leaders in academia, industry, and government are grappling with the problem of how to organize, store, evaluate, share, and protect this vast amount of information.

Contact: Sophie Mohin
smohin@liebertpub.com
914-740-2196 x2254
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Engineered robot interacts with live fish
A bioinspired robot has provided the first experimental evidence that live zebrafish can be influenced by engineered robots.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
International consortium announce the first complete sequencing of pear genome
International consortium led by Chinese scientists announce the first complete sequencing of pear genome.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
PLOS ONE
Microbial communities shifted dramatically after Deepwater Horizon spill
Communities of microbial organisms -- species such as nematodes, protists and fungi -- on beaches along the Gulf of Mexico changed significantly following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010, research from the University of New Hampshire's Hubbard Center for Genome Studies and partners found. The findings analyzed marine sediments from five Gulf Coast sites prior to and several months following shoreline oiling.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Potier
beth.potier@unh.edu
603-862-1566
University of New Hampshire

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
Science Translational Medicine
Baby's genome deciphered prenatally from parents' lab tests
Maternal blood sampled at 18 weeks into a pregnancy and a paternal saliva specimen contained enough information for scientists to map the fetus' whole genome. Fetal DNA is in a pregnant women's bloodstream starting a few weeks after conception. Scientists assessed many and more subtle variations in the fetus' genome, down to a one-letter change in the DNA code, compared to current tests that screen for only a few major genetic errors.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Washington Research Foundation

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@u.washington.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington

Public Release: 5-Jun-2012
Scientists work together to achieve milestone against deadly diseases
Investigators at the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases and the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease reached a significant milestone by determining 1,000 protein structures from infectious disease organisms. The knowledge gained from these structures should lead to new interventions for the deadly diseases caused by these pathogens.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Jennifer Mortensen
jennifer.mortensen@seattlebiomed.org
206-256-7220
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 4-Jun-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New technology improves malaria control and vaccine development
A new technique that accurately determines the risk of infants in endemic countries developing clinical malaria could provide a valuable tool for evaluating new malaria prevention strategies and vaccines. The technique could even help to understand how anti-malarial vaccine and treatment strategies act to reduce malaria, say researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research.
Swiss National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Victorian Government

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

Public Release: 4-Jun-2012
June 2012 story tips from Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Windshields, windows, solar panels, eyeglasses, heart stents and hundreds of other products representing a multi-billion-dollar market are potential targets for Oak Ridge National Laboratory's thin-film superhydrophobic technology. Wireless sensors that could help the steel industry save money and reduce energy use and emissions are being put to the test at Commercial Metals Co. in Cayce, S.C.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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