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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
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
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
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
Cell
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
nhlbi_news@nhlbi.nih.gov
301-496-4236
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
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2012
Nature
Gut bacteria could cause diabetes
Studying gut bacteria can reveal a range of human illness. Now, new research shows that the composition of a person's intestinal bacteria could play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes. These results, from a joint European and Chinese research team, have just been published in the journal Nature.
Ministry of Science and Technology of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Karsten Kristiansen
Karsten.Kristiansen@bio.ku.dk
45-35-32-44-43
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 26-Sep-2012
BMC Veterinary Research
Psychology of equine performance and the biology behind laminitis
Achieving the best performance from a horse is the goal of professional riders and the millions of amateur riders all over the world. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Veterinary Research, looks how the psychology of horse mood, emotion and temperament can be used to enhance performance. A sister article looks at the devastating disease laminitis, and finds that it is linked to general inflammation, especially of the digestive system.

Contact: Dr Hilary Glover
hilary.glover@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22370
BioMed Central

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
Nature Methods
Cutting through the genomic thicket in search of disease variants
Scientists and clinicians have turned to computer tools that sift meaningful genomic variants from the glut of mutations they face. Using a new tool devised by Sudhir Kumar and his team, researchers can now improve the accuracy of their analysis.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
UC San Diego bioengineers take on key role in new NIH common funds metabolomics
With a $6 million grant over five years, bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego will play a central role in a new program from the National Institutes of Health to accelerate "metabolomics", an emerging field of biomedical research that offers a path to a wealth of information about a person's nutrition, infection, health, disease status and more.
NIH/Common Fund

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
New online, open access journal focuses on microbial genome announcements
The American Society for Microbiology is launching a new online-only, open access journal, Genome Announcements, which will focus on reports of microbial genome sequences. Genome Announcements will begin publishing in January 2013.

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
Current Biology
Research shows ants share decision-making, lessen vulnerability to 'information overload'
Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that ants utilize a strategy to handle "information overload." Temnothorax rugatulus ants, commonly found living in rock crevices in the Southwest, place the burden of making complicated decisions on the backs of the entire colony, rather than on an individual ant.
National Science Foundaction

Contact: Sandra Leander
sandra.leander@asu.edu
480-965-9865
Arizona State University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2012
Nature
Understanding the brain by controlling behavior
A team of researchers have been able to take control of Caenorhabditis elegans – tiny, transparent worms – by manipulating neurons in the worms' "brain" using precisely-targeted pulses of laser light. The research sheds new light on how the brain works.

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 20-Sep-2012
Treating disease by the numbers
Advances in mathematical modeling are allowing medical professionals to better understand the risk factors that lead to disease.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Hosick
dhosick@iupui.edu
317-274-4585
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 20-Sep-2012
Pinpointing genes that control breast cancer key in finding treatments
As scientists continue to map breast cancer's complex genetic makeup, research at Michigan State University could lead to better diagnoses and new treatment targets. Eran Andrechek has been awarded a $1.5 million National Cancer Institute grant to understand why when a gene known as a transcription factor is removed from a certain type of breast cancer, tumors are delayed and the cancer's ability to spread is vastly reduced.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jason Cody
codyja@msu.edu
517-432-0924
Michigan State University

Public Release: 20-Sep-2012
Science
Intrinsically disordered proteins: A conversation with Rohit Pappu
For 100 years, the dogma has been that amino acid sequence determines protein folding and that the folded structure determines function. But as Rohit Pappu and two colleagues explain in a perspective published Sept. 20 in Science, a large class of proteins doesn't adhere to the structure-function paradigm. Called intrinsically disordered proteins, these proteins fail fold either in whole or in part and yet they are functional.

Contact: Diana Lutz
dlutz@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 19-Sep-2012
Nature
Oyster genome uncover the stress adaptation and complexity of shell formation
Chinese scientists report oyster genome uncover the stress adaptation and complexity of shell formation.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 18-Sep-2012
One click away: Finding data on Florida's endangered species just got easier
A new online tool will make data on several of Florida's threatened and endangered species--including the Florida panther, American crocodile, and Key deer--more readily accessible to resource managers and planners. The tool, a searchable database known as "Threatened and Endangered Vertebrates in Florida," was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Florida, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Park Service.
U.S. Geological Survey

Contact: Rachel Pawlitz
rpawlitz@usgs.gov
352-264-3554
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 18-Sep-2012
The 2013 HFSP Nakasone Award goes to Stephen Quake of Stanford University
The Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is pleased to announce that the 2013 HFSP Nakasone Award has been conferred upon Stephen Quake of Stanford University for his pioneering inventions and discoveries that made innovative physical techniques available for biology and that are revolutionizing biophysics, biological automation, genome analysis, and personalized medicine.
The Human Frontier Science Program Organization

Contact: Guntram Bauer
communications@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 18-Sep-2012
BGI Tech develops whole exome sequencing analysis of FFPE DNA samples to boost biomedicine
BGI Tech Solutions Co., Ltd., a subsidiary company of BGI, announced today that they have achieved whole exome sequencing analysis of total degraded DNA as low as 200 ng from formalin fixed paraffin embedded samples.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 17-Sep-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New research presents most extensive pictures ever of an organism's DNA mutation processes
Biologists and informaticists at Indiana University have produced one of the most extensive pictures ever of mutation processes in the DNA sequence of an organism, elucidating important new evolutionary information about the molecular nature of mutations and how fast those heritable changes occur.
US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 17-Sep-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Blue Brain Project accurately predicts connections between neurons
In a landmark paper, published the week of Sept. 17 in PNAS, the EPFL's Blue Brain Project has identified key principles that determine synapse-scale connectivity by virtually reconstructing a cortical microcircuit and comparing it to a mammalian sample. These principles now make it possible to predict the locations of synapses in the neocortex.

Contact: Lionel Pousaz
lionel.pousaz@epfl.ch
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 14-Sep-2012
New NIH/NHGRI grants to harness nanoscale technologies to cut DNA sequencing costs
Grants of almost $19 million will help to develop technologies to dramatically reduce the cost of DNA sequencing, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today.
NIH

Contact: Omar McCrimmon
mccrimmono@mail.nih.gov
301-402-0911
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Sep-2012
BMC Evolutionary Biology
Study of giant viruses shakes up tree of life
A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some scientists have argued. The study reshapes the universal family tree, adding a fourth major branch to the three that most scientists agree represent the fundamental domains of life.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 13-Sep-2012
Cell
Gladstone scientists map the genomic blueprint of the heart
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have revealed the precise order and timing of hundreds of genetic "switches" required to construct a fully functional heart from embryonic heart cells -- providing new clues into the genetic basis for some forms of congenital heart disease.
NIH/Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, AHA, DeGeorge Charitable Trust, Younger Foundation, Roddenberry Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2012
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Weizmann Institute's mathematical model may lead to safer chemotherapy
The study explains why certain patients develop severe infections after chemotherapy and points to ways of averting this side-effect.

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2012
Mucosal Immunology
Uncovering the genome's regulatory code
A new, automated method for mapping protein-DNA interactions may lead to advances in personalized medicine.

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

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