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Showing releases 676-700 out of 719.

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Public Release: 4-Jun-2012
Science Signaling
U of S researchers create powerful new tool for research and drug development
A research team led by Tony Kusalik and Scott Napper has harnessed bioinformatics and molecular biology to create powerful software that promises to become a "must have" tool in drug development research labs the world over. The software is used to analyze kinases – a type of enzyme involved in virtually every cellular function, from energy use and reproduction to modifying gene expression. A demonstration of its effectiveness recently appeared in the journal Science Signalling.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Genome Canada, Alberta Meat and Livestock Agency, Beef Cattle Research Council

Contact: Michael Robin
michael.robin@usask.ca
306-966-1425
University of Saskatchewan

Public Release: 3-Jun-2012
Nature Genetics
Latest genomic studies shed new light on maize diversity and evolution
BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, together with other 17 international institutes, announced that they completed the second generation of maize HapMap and genomics studies on maize domestication and improvement. The two separate studies were published online in the same issue of Nature Genetics.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 1-Jun-2012
New release of Web-based resource resolves confusion over plant names
Up to 30 percent of the plant names in major biological databases are incorrect in some way, sowing confusion among scientists. A web-based resource, the Taxonomic Name Resolution Service went live today, and should leave much less room for name-related errors.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Jun-2012
Neuroscientists reach major milestone in whole-brain circuit mapping project
Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory reached an important milestone today, publicly releasing the first installment out of 500 terabytes of data so far collected in their pathbreaking project to construct the first whole-brain wiring diagram of a vertebrate brain, that of the mouse.
National Institutes of Health, Keck Foundation

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 31-May-2012
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Singing in the rain: Technology improves monitoring of bird sounds
Researchers have created a new computer technology that can listen to multiple bird sounds at one time to identify which species are present and how they may be changing as a result of habitat loss or climate change. It's one of the first of its type, and should provide an automated approach to ecological monitoring of bird species that is much more practical than a human sitting in the field, hours on end.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Forrest Briggs
briggsf@eecs.oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

Public Release: 31-May-2012
Nature Genetics
Rewriting DNA to understand what it says
New Weizmann Institute technology speeds up DNA "rewriting" and measures the effects of the changes in living cells.

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

Public Release: 30-May-2012
OSC's Oakley Cluster delivers on performance efficiency
The Ohio Supercomputer Center's newest system, the HP/Intel Xeon Oakley Cluster, would fall in the top half of the list of the world's most powerful supercomputers based purely on speed, but the cluster would rank even higher -- ninth in the United States and second among US academic institutions -- when comparing benchmarked performances against the maximum theoretical performance of the system.
State of Ohio

Contact: Jamie Abel
jabel@osc.edu
614-292-6495
Ohio Supercomputer Center

Public Release: 30-May-2012
Nature
An international consortium sequences tomato genome
The Tomato Genome Consortium, a group of over 300 scientists from 13 countries, has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor, Solanum pimpinellifolium. This achievement is expected to lower costs and speed up efforts to improve the worldwide tomato production, making it better equipped to combat the pests, pathogens, droughts and diseases that now plague growers. The work may also speed up improvements to other crops. The sequences were reported in this week's issue of Nature.
European Union, Ghent University, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology

Contact: Sooike Stoops
sooike.stoops@vib.be
32-924-46611
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

Public Release: 29-May-2012
Leading statistician receives national citation award
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher professor Terry Speed was today awarded the 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Thomson Reuters

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

Public Release: 29-May-2012
Blood
Why chemotherapy fails
Tracing the lineage tree of recurring leukemia cells provides evidence for slowly dividing cancer stem cells that resist chemotherapy as the source of the recurrence.

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

Public Release: 29-May-2012
Nature Genetics
ACRG and BGI report findings from genomics research on recurrent hepatitis B virus integration
ACRG and BGI report findings from genomics research on recurrent hepatitis B virus integration.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 25-May-2012
Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Tongue analysis software uses ancient Chinese medicine to warn of disease
University of Missouri researchers developed computer software that automatically analyzes images of the tongue, one of the measures used to classify the overall physical status of the body, or zheng, in Chinese traditional medicine.

Contact: Timothy Wall
walltj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 23-May-2012
Science Translational Medicine
Anti-inflammatory drugs may improve survival from severe malaria
A novel anti-inflammatory drug could help to improve survival in the most severe cases of malaria by preventing the immune system from causing irrevocable brain and tissue damage. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have shown that a new class of anti-inflammatory agents, called IDR (innate defense regulator) peptides, could help to increase survival from severe clinical malaria when used in combination with antimalarial drugs.
Foundation of the National Institutes of Health and Canadian Institutes for Health Research/Grand Challenges in Global Health Research, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Victorian Government

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

Public Release: 23-May-2012
PLOS ONE
TGen-Scottsdale Healthcare conduct whole genome sequencing of rare olfactory neuroblastoma
The Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare have conducted whole genome sequencing of a rare nasal tract cancer called olfactory neuroblastoma.
National Foundation for Cancer Research, TGen Foundation

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

Public Release: 22-May-2012
Science
Sequence it…and they will come!
Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individual's medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in the human genome's 3 billion nucleotide bases. This week's Newsfocus section of the journal Science describes recent advances in sequencing technology using a tiny orifice known as a nanopore.

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

Public Release: 22-May-2012
International Journal of Obesity
Scientists start explaining Fat Bastard's vicious cycle
Fat Bastard's revelation "I eat because I'm depressed and I'm depressed because I eat" in the Austin Powers film series may be explained by sophisticated neuroscience.
Canadian Diabetes Association, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation

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

Public Release: 22-May-2012
Cladistics
Researchers take virus-tracking software worldwide
A researcher who tracks dangerous viruses around the globe has restructured his innovative tracking software to promote even wider use of the program around the world. Associate Professor Daniel Janies, Ph.D., of the Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University, is working with software engineers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center to expand the reach of SUPRAMAP, a web-based application that synthesizes datasets so that researchers can better understand the spread of infectious diseases.
US Army Research Laboratory and Office

Contact: Mr. Jamie Abel
jabel@osc.edu
614-292-6495
Ohio Supercomputer Center

Public Release: 22-May-2012
Nature Communications
Sichuan Agricultural University and BGI to unravel the relation between DNA methylomes and obesity
In a highlighted paper published online in Nature Communications, researchers from Sichuan Agricultural University and BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, reported the atlas of DNA methylomes in porcine adipose and muscle tissues, providing a valuable epigenomic source for obesity prediction and prevention as well as boosting the further development of pig as a model animal for human obesity research.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 21-May-2012
Researchers aim to assemble the tree of life for all 2 million named species
A new initiative aims to build a tree of life that brings together everything scientists know about how living things are related, from the tiniest bacteria to the tallest tree. Scientists have been building evolutionary trees for more than 150 years. But despite significant progress, there is still no central place where researchers can browse and download the entire tree. Now, a team of researchers aims to make that a reality.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
rsmith@nescent.org
919-668-4544
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 17-May-2012
PLOS Computational Biology
We can learn a lot from other species
Researchers at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute have confirmed the long-held belief that studying the genes we share with other animals is useful. The study, published today in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology, shows how bioinformatics makes it possible to test the fundamental principles on which life science is built.

Contact: Irene Perovsek
irene.perovsek@isb-sib.ch
41-078-876-1129
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 17-May-2012
PLOS Computational Biology
Resolving the ortholog conjecture
Researchers at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute have confirmed the long-held conjecture that studying the genes we share with other animals is a viable means of extrapolating information about human biology.
University of Lausanne, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Christophe Dessimoz
dessimoz@ebi.ac.uk
44-122-349-4695
PLOS

Public Release: 17-May-2012
PLOS Computational Biology
Google goes cancer: Researchers use search engine algorithm to find cancer biomarkers
The strategy used by Google to decide which pages are relevant for a search query can also be used to determine which proteins in a patient's cancer are relevant for the disease progression.
Roland Ernst Stiftung fur Gesundheitswesen, MeDDrive TU Dresden, European Union

Contact: Christof Winter
christof.winter@gmx.net
49-351-463-40060
PLOS

Public Release: 16-May-2012
Nature
Heliconius butterfly genome explains wing pattern diversity
Pooling funds and putting their heads together, more than 70 scientists from 9 institutions including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, sequenced the entire genome of the butterfly genus Heliconius, a brightly colored favorite of collectors and scientists since the Victorian era. Their results are published in the prestigious journal, Nature.

Contact: Beth King
kingb@si.edu
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 16-May-2012
Collaborative study looks for clues on hard-to-treat breast cancer
Some types of breast cancer can be successfully treated with drugs such as tamoxifen, but treatment for a type of breast cancer more common in young and black women is still limited to radiation and general chemotherapy. Called triple negative breast cancer, this type of cancer is the focus of a 20-month, $8.6-million research project that aims to find new diagnostic tools and options for drugs.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Mary Beckman
mary.beckman@pnnl.gov
509-375-3688
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-May-2012
Ancient plant-fungal partnerships reveal how the world became green
Prehistoric plants grown in state-of-the-art growth chambers recreating environmental conditions from more than 400 million years ago have shown scientists from the University of Sheffield how soil dwelling fungi played a crucial role in the evolution of plants.

Contact: Amy Stone
a.f.stone@sheffield.ac.uk
01-142-221-046
University of Sheffield

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