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Public Release: 14-May-2012
Understanding why some people have propensity to disease
Frances Sladek of the University of California, Riverside, has received a $1.5 million National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant to support a research project that will allow her to examine the effect single nucleotide polymorphisms, the most common type of genetic variation among people, have on a special class of proteins called nuclear receptors that bind DNA and regulate the expression of important genes in response to hormones, vitamins and drugs.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 14-May-2012
Nature Biotechnology
Relative reference: Foxtail millet offers clues for assembling the switchgrass genome
The US Department of Energy is interested in the perennial grass switchgrass as a prospective biofuels feedstock, but the plant genome is complex. The DOE Joint Genome Institute has sequenced plant genomes of related candidate bioenergy crops such as sorghum and the model grass Brachypodium but they last shared a common ancestor with switchgrass more than 20 million years ago. The genome of a much closer switchgrass relative -- foxtail millet -- is described in Nature Biotechnology.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 13-May-2012
Nature Biotechnology
BGI reports the completed sequence of foxtail millet genome
BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, in cooperation with Zhangjiakou Academy of Agricultural Science, has completed the genome sequence and analysis of foxtail millet, the second-most widely planted species of millet.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 10-May-2012
American Journal of Human Genetics
Discovery of a gene that causes Joubert Syndrome
C5ORF42 was identified as the gene that causes Joubert Syndrome in a number of families in the Lower St. Lawrence region of Quebec where the causal gene had remained unknown since the initial description of the syndrome in 1969.
Finding Rare Disorders Genes in Canada, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

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

Public Release: 9-May-2012
EMBO welcomes 55 leading life scientists as members
55 life scientists from Europe and around the world were today recognized by EMBO for their excellence in research. 48 of the researchers are from Europe and neighboring countries while seven scientists from Argentina, Australia, South Korea and the United States join as Associate Members. In total, EMBO membership now comprises almost 1,550 life scientists in the international scientific community.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: barry.whyte@embo.org
communications@embo.org
0049-622-188-91108
European Molecular Biology Organization

Public Release: 9-May-2012
Nature
New study shows bird color variations speed up evolution
Researchers have found that bird species with multiple plumage color forms within in the same population, evolve into new species faster than those with only one color form, confirming a 60 year-old evolution theory.

Contact: Nerissa Hannink
nhannink@unimelb.edu.au
61-430-588-055
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 3-May-2012
PLOS Computational Biology
Sloppy shipping of human retina leads IU researchers to discover new treatment path for eye disease
Sloppy shipping of a donated human retina to an Indiana University researcher studying a leading cause of vision loss has inadvertently helped uncover a previously undetected mechanism causing the disease. The discovery has led researchers to urge review of how millions of dollars are spent investigating the cause of a type of age-related macular degeneration called choroidal neovascularization.

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

Public Release: 3-May-2012
Science
Geisel researchers sift through 'junk' to find colorectal cancer clues
Analysis of non-coding "junk" DNA in the Dartmouth lab of Jason Moore has identified switches capable of turning on or off genes associated with the very common cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Derik Hertel
derik.hertel@dartmouth.edu
603-650-1211
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 2-May-2012
BGI, GMU, Mass. Eye and Ear and OUHSC announce agreement to sequence 100 human adenoviruses
Representatives from BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, in conjunction with George Mason University, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, jointly announce that they have signed an agreement to sequence 100 human adenoviruses gathered from researchers globally, including ones that cause respiratory, gastrointestinal and ocular diseases.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 2-May-2012
Science Translational Medicine
UM School of Medicine study finds vaginal microbes vary over time among healthy women
The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can change drastically over short periods of time in some women, while remaining the same in others, according to a new study led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Genome Sciences and the University of Idaho. These microbes affect a woman's susceptibility to infection, so such changes might also mean that the risk of infection varies over time. Further study could lead to personalized medicine for women

Contact: Karen Robinson
karobinson@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland Medical Center

Public Release: 1-May-2012
UC Riverside plant cell biologist receives top scientific honor
Natasha V. Raikhel, a distinguished professor of plant cell biology at the University of California - Riverside and one of the most highly-cited researchers in plant science, was elected today a member of the National Academy of Sciences for her excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 1-May-2012
UC Santa Cruz builds national data center for cancer genome research
The University of California, Santa Cruz, has established a large-scale data repository and user portal for the National Cancer Institute's cancer genome research programs. The Cancer Genomics Hub is providing cancer researchers with efficient access to a large and rapidly growing store of valuable biomedical data to advance the field of "personalized" or "precision" care, in which doctors design treatments to target specific genetic changes found in a patient's cancer cells.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 27-Apr-2012
Genomatix wins the 'INDUSTRIEPREIS 2012' in the biotech category at Hannover Messe
Genomatix is proud to announce that it has been awarded the "INDUSTRIEPREIS 2012" in the biotech category at Hannover Messe, the world's biggest technology trade show. The INDUSTRIEPREIS is awarded in 14 categories to companies for products of a high technological, economic, ecological or social value. Nominees and winners are chosen by a panel of 30 experts including professors and specialized journalists. Genomatix has received the INDUSTRIEPREIS for its data analysis and interpretation platform Genomatix Genome Analyzer.

Contact: Korbinian Grote
grote@genomatix.de
0049-599-7660
Genomatix Software GmbH

Public Release: 26-Apr-2012
Spanish researcher releases a video showing a beetle from the inside
This film has been awarded a prize at the SkyScan Micro CT Meeting, an international conference of computed microtomography recently celebrated in Brussels, Belgium.

Contact: Javier Alba Tercedor
jalba@ugr.es
34-958-244-015
University of Granada

Public Release: 25-Apr-2012
UT Dallas bioengineering head to be inducted as Fellow of Royal Society
Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, an internationally known expert in control and system theory, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society, the oldest continuously operating scientific society in the world.

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 25-Apr-2012
Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
Researchers announce GenomeSpace environment to connect genomic tools
Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have announced that GenomeSpace, a software environment that seamlessly connects genomic analysis tools, is now available to the scientific community. During her keynote address at Bio-IT World Conference and Expo on Tuesday, Jill Mesirov, director of computational biology and bioinformatics at the Broad Institute, invited biomedical researchers and tool developers to explore this beta release of the new resource and to use it in their work.
National Human Genome Research Institute, Amazon Web Services

Contact: Haley Bridger
hbridger@broadinstitute.org
617-714-7968
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Public Release: 25-Apr-2012
Genetic markers for tracking species
At the supermarket checkout, hardly anybody enters prices manually anymore. Using scanners that can read the barcodes is much faster. Biologists now want to use a similar procedure for identifying domestic animal and plant species more efficiently. German Barcode of Life is the name of an initiative on which zoologists and botanists are collaborating in Germany. Botanists from the University of Bonn have taken the lead for the flora.
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research

Contact: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Quandt
quandt@uni-bonn.de
0049-228-733-315
University of Bonn

Public Release: 25-Apr-2012
BGI and Aspera collaborate on high-speed data exchange to advance genome research
BGI and Aspera collaborate on high-speed data exchange to advance genome research.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 25-Apr-2012
PLOS ONE
Identified 115 proteins that would allow designing new generation anti-cancer drugs
Researchers have identified 115 proteins in silico that could be highly relevant to treat colon-rectal cancer, since they would make it possible to define the strategy to design new generation anti-cancer drugs. During the last years, it has been proven that drugs are not as selective as it was thought, and that they actually have an affinity for multiple biological targets. For this reason it is important to develop multi-target drugs, able to attack several targets simultaneously.

Contact: Marta Calsina
mcalsina@imim.es
34-933-160-680
IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)

Public Release: 24-Apr-2012
BGI debuts 'EasyGenomics' cloud-based bioinformatics solution for omics-related research
BGI debuts 'EasyGenomics' cloud-based bioinformatics solution for omics-related research.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 24-Apr-2012
ICRISAT and BGI seal research partnership on molecular crop breeding
ICRISAT and BGI seal research partnership on molecular crop breeding.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

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