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Public Release: 1-Oct-2012
Genetics
Evolutionary analysis improves ability to predict the spread of flu
A team of scientists from Germany and the United Kingdom analyzed the DNA sequences of thousands of influenza strains isolated from patients worldwide, dating to 1968. They were able to determine which strains are likely to survive and replicate and which mutations may die out, leading to improved prediction methods to determine which strains of the flu virus to be included in the upcoming year's flu vaccine.
Wellcome Trust, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft, National Science Foundation

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
pedelman@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 1-Oct-2012
Genetics
Genetics Society of America's GENETICS journal highlights for October 2012
These are the selected highlights for the October 2012 issue of the Genetics Society of America's journal, GENETICS.

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
pedelman@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 28-Sep-2012
PLOS ONE
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare report first study of clonal evolution in Maxillary Sinus Carcinoma
Knowing how tumors evolve can lead to new treatments that could help prevent cancer from recurring, according to a study published today by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale Healthcare. TGen researchers tracked several years of tumor evolution in a 47-year-old male patient with maxillary sinus carcinoma, a rare cancer of the sinus cavities beneath the cheeks that often requires surgical removal that is disfiguring.
IBIS Foundation of Arizona, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation

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

Public Release: 28-Sep-2012
GigaScience
Local funding leads to big things in parrot genomics
Researchers at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez have sequenced the genome of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot. The work provides numerous benefits for avian genetics, conservation studies, and evolutionary analyses; but what is remarkable is that a small institution could undertake this work, and did so by raising money in a variety of creative ways, including student organized art and fashion shows, social-networking sites, and private donations from Puerto Rican citizens.
People of Puerto Rico, Fundación Toyota de Puerto Rico, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

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

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