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Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
Science: Cortical convolutions controlled in sections
Researchers have tied a particular gene to the development of cortical convolutions -- the prominent but enigmatic folds covering the surface of the human brain. Their discovery should shed some light on these characteristic contours, which have been the subject of wild speculation for ages, and perhaps also provide a better understanding of how such brain ridges form, how they evolved from our pre-human ancestors and, ultimately, how they influence brain function.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 12-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Environment change threatens indigenous know-how
Traditional medicine provides health care for more than half the world's population, but no one has really looked at how the environment affects traditional medicine. Studying 12 ethnic groups from Nepal we found that plant availability in the local environment has a stronger influence on the make-up of a culture's medicinal floras. This means that the environment plays a huge role in shaping traditional knowledge. This is very important, especially when you think of the risks that these cultures are already facing.
John Spedan Lewis Fellowship, European Research Council, Royal Society

Contact: ANU Media Office
Australian National University

Public Release: 11-Feb-2014
Revolutionary new view on heritability in plants
Complex heritable traits are not only determined by changes in the DNA sequence. Scientists from the University of Groningen Bioinformatics Centre, together with their French colleagues, have shown that epigenetic marks can affect traits such as flowering time and architecture in plants. Furthermore, these marks are passed on for many generations in a stable manner. Their results were published in Science Express on Thursday, 6 February 2014.

Contact: Dr. Frank Johannes
University of Groningen

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Journal of Immunology
Slowing down the immune system when in overdrive
Many people suffer from chronic inflammation because their immune systems overreact to 'self' tissue. Sydney scientists believe that a small molecule known as Interleukin 21 is a promising therapeutic target in such cases.

Contact: Alison Heather
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Nature Genetics
New method developed for ranking disease-causal mutations within whole genome sequences
Researchers from the University of Washington and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have developed a new method for organizing and prioritizing genetic data. The Combined Annotation-Dependent Depletion method will assist scientists in their search for disease-causing mutation events in human genomes.

Contact: Beth Pugh
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Health Affairs
Health Affairs examines successes and missing links in connected health
Health Affairs' February issue focuses on current evidence and future potential of connected health--encompassing telemedicine, telehealth, and mHealth. Connected health will grow in importance as more Americans gain health care access and team-based models seek to provide better quality care more efficiently. The issue explores how hospitals, health systems, and individual providers can embrace telehealth and policy solutions to facilitate adoption across the health care system.

Contact: Sue Ducat
Health Affairs

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
JCI early table of contents for Feb. 3, 2014
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online Feb. 3, 2014, in the JCI: "Methylation signature correlates with acute myeloid leukemia survival"; "Researchers characterize a biomarker for lysosomal storage disorders"; "Angiotensin converting enzyme overexpression in myelomonocytes prevents Alzheimer's-like cognitive decline"; "Mutant p53-associated myosin-X upregulation promotes breast cancer invasion and metastasis"; "Hyaluronan digestion controls DC migration from the skin," and more.

Contact: Corinne Williams
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Expanding the range of nature's catalysts for industrial applications
"We've learned to make changes in the stability of the protein. But every protein has a limit; there's nothing you can do to make a protein stable at 500 degrees, for example," said Makhatadze. "So can we somehow make it unfold more slowly by modulating the charge-charge interactions? If you can extend that process, it will function at a high temperature for a longer period of time, and that's beneficial."
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Martialay
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Dartmouth researchers develop new tool to identify genetic risk factors
Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological pathway-based computational model, called the Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network, to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases as reported in BioDataMining this week. The Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network mines the data present in large publicly available disease datasets to find shared SNPs, genes, or pathways and expresses them in a visual form.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Donna Dubuc
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 29-Jan-2014
Genetics Society of America selects 5 geneticists to receive society's 2014 awards
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce its 2014 Award Recipients. The five individuals honored are recognized by their peers for outstanding achievements and contributions to the genetics community.

Contact: Adam P. Fagen
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 28-Jan-2014
GW receives up to $14.6 million to develop method to characterize security threats
A team led by a George Washington University researcher will receive up to $14.6 million over five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an approach to rapidly identify the root of biological and chemical threats.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Kurtis Hiatt
George Washington University

Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
A new generation database to help ecological research on marine organisms
Integrated biological data readable and usable by both human and machines -- this is how an international team of scientists from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research sees the future of biological research. In a data paper published in the next generation open-access journal Biodiversity Data Journal they present the Polytraits database that answers this challenge, as a part of a larger initiative led by the the Encyclopedia of Life.

Contact: Sarah Faulwetter
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
Cell Metabolism
Scientists find genetic mechanism linking aging to specific diets
In new research published this month in Cell Metabolism, USC scientists Sean Curran and Shanshan Pang identify a collection of genes that allow an organism to adapt to different diets and show that without them, even minor tweaks to diet can cause premature aging and death.
National Institutes of Health, Ellison Medical Foundation, American Federation of Aging

Contact: Robert Perkins
University of Southern California

Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
JAX Genomic Medicine's Jeffrey Chuang, Ph.D., receives $519,750 grant for RNA studies
Jackson Laboratory Associate Professor Jeffrey Chuang, Ph.D., has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $519,750 from the National Human Genome Research Institute for his studies of how RNA (molecules vital to protein formation in cells) interacts with proteins to change how genes are expressed.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
Unique specimen identifiers link 10 new species of ant directly to AntWeb
Scientists describe ten new species of the ant genus Temnothorax, doubling the number of known species of this group in California. What makes this discovery even more special is that each specimen record is linked to the AntWeb database by a unique identifier. This makes it easier to harvest the data by other on-line resources and repositories. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Marek L. Borowiec
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
American Humane Association and TGen launch study of obsessive-compulsive behavior in dogs
American Humane Association announced a study partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute that seeks to uncover the genetic basis of obsessive-compulsive disorder in dogs. The research findings from this Canines, Kids and Autism study could also lead to clues about the origins of such behavior in children, especially the growing number of those with autism.
American Humane Association

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Mitochondrial ribosome revealed
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have deciphered the structure of part of the ribosome found in mitochondria, the power plants of the cell. The scientists were able to benefit from advancements in the field of electron microscopy and capture images of the mitochondrial ribosome at a level of resolution never achieved before.
Swiss National Fund/National Center of Competence in Research Structural Biology

Contact: Nenad Ban
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tracing unique cells with mathematics
Stem cells can turn into heart cells. Skin cells can mutate to cancer cells; even cells of the same tissue type exhibit small heterogeneities. Scientists use single-cell analyses to investigate these heterogeneities. But the method is still laborious, and considerable inaccuracies conceal smaller effects. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen and the University of Virginia have now found a way to simplify and improve the analysis by mathematical methods.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, National Science Foundation, European Research Council, German Research Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service, Pew Scholars Program, and David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
11,000-year-old living dog cancer reveals its secrets
A cancer normally lives and dies with a person; however, this is not the case with a sexually transmitted cancer in dogs. In a study published in Science, researchers have described the genome and evolution of this cancer that has continued living within the dog population for the past 11,000 years.

Contact: Aileen Sheehy
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Eurofins MWG Operon launches ion proton sequencing services with CSP certification
The leading NGS service company joins Life Technologies' global network of next generation-based exome sequencing provider.

Contact: Dr. Georg Gradl
Eurofins Genomics

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Biology Letters
Hedges and edges help pigeons learn their way around
Homing pigeons' ability to remember routes depends on the complexity of the landscape below, with hedges and boundaries between urban and rural areas providing ideal landmarks for navigation. The Oxford University-led team released 31 pigeons from four sites around Oxford for an average of 20 flights each. They found that pigeons were better able to memorize flight paths when the landscape below was of a certain visual complexity, such as rural areas with hedgerows.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, European Research Council, Royal Society, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Oxford University News & Information Office
University of Oxford

Public Release: 16-Jan-2014
Scientific Reports
Understanding collective animal behavior may be in the eye of the computer
An international team of researchers is the first to successfully apply machine learning toward understanding collective animal behavior from raw data such as video without tracking each individual. The findings stand to significantly impact the field of ethology -- the objective study of animal behavior -- and may prove as profound as the breakthroughs that allowed robots to learn to recognize obstacles and navigate their environment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 16-Jan-2014
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Soil microbes alter DNA in response to warming
Scientists studying grasslands in Oklahoma have discovered that an increase of 2 degrees Celsius in the air temperature above the soil creates significant changes to the microbial ecosystem underground. The microbial ecosystem responded by altering its DNA to enhance the ability to handle excess carbon.
Department of Energy

Contact: Brett Israel
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Jan-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers discover that coevolution between humans and bacteria reduces gastric cancer risk
Dartmouth professor of Genetics Scott Williams, Ph.D., studied two Colombian villages and discovered that the risk of gastric cancer (caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria) depends on both the ancestry of the person and the ancestry of the microbe they carry. All villagers had similar rates of H. pylori infection, but gastric cancer occurred 25 times more often in the mountain village; coevoluton between humans and bacteria had reduced gastric cancer rates in the coastal villagers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Derik Hertel
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 14-Jan-2014
Story of human regeneration wins international physics journalism prize
This year's IOP-STFC Physics Journalism Prize has been awarded to Cynthia Graber for her feature "Electric Shock: Could electricity be the key to unlocking human regeneration?," published at MATTER. In the award-winning article, Cynthia, a freelance print and radio journalist based in Massachusetts, investigates the work of professor Michael Levin, the Director of Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, to improve our understanding of the role electricity plays in regenerating living cells.

Contact: Joe Winters
Institute of Physics

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