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Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Mapping the gut microbiome to better understand its role in obesity
Several recent science studies have claimed that the gut microbiome -- the diverse array of bacteria that live in the stomach and intestines -- may be to blame for obesity. But Katherine Pollard, Ph.D., a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, says it is not that simple.

Contact: Dana Smith
dana.smith@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2532
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
A*STAR develops systems to identify treatment targets for cancer and rare diseases
In recent months, several national initiatives for personalized medicine have been announced, including the recently launched precision medicine initiative in the US, driven by rapid advances in genomic technologies and with the promise of cheaper and better healthcare. Significant challenges remain, however, in the management and analysis of genetic information and their integration with patient data.
A*STAR

Contact: Winnie Lim
limcp2@gis.a-star.edu.sg
65-680-88013
Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
JMD publishes article on laboratory perspective of incidental findings reporting
This paper offers new and important perspectives from the laboratory highlighting the need for increased understanding and transparency of complex genomic testing. It also outlines important recommendations, including the need for laboratories to establish clear and patient-friendly policies for delivering ancillary information generated from genome-wide genetic tests.

Contact: Maurissa Messier
maurissa@bioscribe.com
760-659-6700
Association for Molecular Pathology

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
ZooKeys
iSpot: Research finds crowdsourcing effective for gathering biodiversity data
New research on iSpot -- The Open University's platform to help people share and learn more about nature -- has recognised crowdsourcing as having a key role in the identification of plant species and wildlife. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Jonathan Silvertown
jonathan.silvertown@ed.ac.uk
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 12-Feb-2015
EU and GBIF to collaborate on improving biodiversity information for developing countries
The European Union and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility have launched a four-year €3.9 million project aimed at increasing the amount of biodiversity information available for developing countries. Focused on enhancing capacity and mobilizing data from countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) will increase the amount and quality of policy-relevant data on biodiversity, helping those countries meet international commitments under Aichi Target 19 and IPBES.
European Union, via the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development

Contact: Kyle Copas
kcopas@gbif.org
45-35-32-14-75
Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Austrian-born cancer researcher honored by the Vilcek Foundation
Franziska Michor was picked as the winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science for her research that fuses evolutionary biology, mathematics, and clinical research toward a better understanding of cancer genesis and treatments.
The Vilcek Foundation

Contact: Phuong Pham
phuong@vilcek.org
212-472-2500
Vilcek Foundation

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Genome Research
Mutation detection in human in vitro fertilized embryos using whole-genome sequencing
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is used in fertility clinics to detect large chromosomal abnormalities or genetic mutations passed on by parents to their in vitro fertilized embryos. However, it is not possible to comprehensively scan the embryo's genome to detect spontaneous mutations. In a study published online today in Genome Research, scientists developed a whole-genome sequencing approach using 5- to 10-cell biopsies from human embryos to detect potential disease-causing mutations.

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
calicchi@cshl.edu
516-422-4012
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
SIB designated the FAO Reference Centre for bioinformatics
The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics has been designated the reference center for bioinformatics by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, or FAO. SIB's expertise together with its state-of-the-art scientific services led to the choice of the Institute. SIB is collaborating with FAO on the screening, monitoring and follow-up of diseases such as avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease.

Contact: Christine Durinx
Communication@isb-sib.ch
41-216-924-047
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Public Release: 8-Feb-2015
Nature Communications
Genetic code cracked for worldwide dog and human parasite
For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, which paves the way for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests.

Contact: A Rahilly
arahilly@unimelb.edu.au
61-390-355-380
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 6-Feb-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Reining in the yeast tree of life
Members of the Institute of Food Research's National Collection of Yeast Cultures have joined forces with computer scientists at the University of East Anglia to validate novel approaches to constructing a tree of life.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Andrew Chapple
andrew.chapple@ifr.ac.uk
01-603-251-490
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Genome Medicine
CNIO scientists link aggressiveness of chronic lymphocytic leukemia to genetic variability
The two subtypes of this kind of leukemia, mutated and non-mutated, show different levels of aggressiveness and are closely related to the genetic variability amongst individuals. If these results are confirmed by further research, a classifier based on gene expression variability could be designed for this kind of leukemia. The study has been published by the journal Genome Medicine.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
comunicacion@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society
Announcing the winners of the 2015 Protein Society Awards
The Protein Society announces the winners of the 2015 Stein and Moore, Carl Brändén, Hans Neurath, Protein Science Young Investigator, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Emil T. Kaiser , and Christian B. Anfinsen Awards.

Contact: Kate Felder
kfelder@proteinsociety.org
443-543-5450
The Protein Society

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
Nature
Scientists call for antibody 'bar code' system to follow Human Genome Project
More than 100 researchers from around the world have collaborated to craft a request that could fundamentally alter how the antibodies used in research are identified, a project potentially on the scale of the now-completed Human Genome Project.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
TGen-Scottsdale Lincoln personalized therapy offers hope for patients with advanced cancer
A 57-year-old Phoenix man, Phil Zeblisky, with advanced Stage 4 pancreatic cancer now has no detectable tumors, following a groundbreaking clinical trial directed by TGen and Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.
Seena Magowitz Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer

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

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
1.3 million euros to develop computational microscope
The Lundbeck Foundation has granted 1,344,321 euros to foster the development of a computational microscope for biomedical applications.
Lundbeck Foundation

Contact: Ilia Solov'yov
ilia@sdu.dk
0045-65-50-25-32
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
CNIO researchers broaden the catalogue of biological chimeras for the study of the genome
The team led by Alfonso Valencia gathers 29,000 biological chimeras from eight species, including humans, mice and yeast. The catalog is a very valuable source of information for cancer research, and it could reveal new markers and potential targets for the development of new cancer drugs.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
comunicacion@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Nature Methods
Powerful tool promises to change the way scientists view proteins
Life scientists now have access to a publicly available web resource that streamlines and simplifies the process of gleaning insight from 3-D protein structures. Aquaria, as it's known, is fast, easy-to-use and contains twice as many models as all other similar resources combined.

Contact: Alison Heather
a.heather@garvan.org.au
61-292-958-128
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Cell
Why is a dolphin not a cat?
A study of gene regulation in 20 mammals, published in Cell, provides new insights into how species diverged millions of years ago. The findings demonstrate how methods and tools for genetic analysis of humans and mice can be adapted to study non-model species, such as whales and Tasmanian devils.
Cancer Research UK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Wellcome Trust, European Research Council, EMBO Young Investigator Programme, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
mary@ebi.ac.uk
01-223-494-665
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Dartmouth investigators conduct systematic testing of deimmunized biotherapeutic agents
By establishing protein design algorithms that simultaneously optimize drug candidates for both decreased immunogenic epitope content and high level stability and activity, researchers have established a novel testing platform. Published in PLOS Computational Biology, the paper, titled, 'Mapping the Pareto Optimal Design Space for a Functionally Deimmunized Biotherapeutic Candidate,' guides biotechnologists toward protein designs that function appropriately using sophisticated design algorithms.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kirk Cassels
kirk.A.Cassels@Hitchcock.org
603-653-6177
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
Genetics Society of America names Steven Henikoff as recipient of GSA Medal
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce that Steven Henikoff, PhD, has been awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of genetics during the past 15 years. Dr. Henikoff will receive the award at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, organized by GSA, March 4-8, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
press@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Nature Genetics
Introgression in the pig genome leads to their altitude adaptation
Scientists from Jiangxi Agricultural University, BGI and University of California published their latest research on genetic mechanism of pig altitude-adaptations in Nature Genetics online. Their research underlined the importance of introgression for the first time as a potential reason for pig adaptations to cold and hot environments, which provided novel insights into the evolutionary history of pigs and the role of introgression in adaptation more generally.

Contact: Hu Wen
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Penn's Joshua Plotkin to receive 2015 Akira Okubo Prize for Mathematical Biology
Joshua Plotkin of the University of Pennsylvania has been named winner of the 2015 Akira Okubo Prize, awarded jointly by the international Society for Mathematical Biology and the Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology. The award committee granted the award with 'great enthusiasm,' noting that, 'Plotkin's research achievements belie his young age.'
Society for Mathematical Biology, Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
BioResearch Open Access
Integrins are essential in stem cell binding to defective cartilage for joint regeneration
The promise for using mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to repair cartilage damage caused by osteoarthritis depends on the MSC being able to attach efficiently to the defective cartilage. A novel laboratory model in which artificially created cartilage lesions and labeled MSC were used to test factors that might improve MSC binding and the effectiveness of future MSC-based therapies is described in BioResearch Open Access.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Aging
Study validates Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome as a true representation of aging
Vision Genomics in collaboration with Insilico Medicine, and Howard University show that fibroblasts from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome patients and normal aging individuals strongly resemble each other in their signaling pathway activation states, and establish Progeria as a true accelerated aging disease.

Contact: Riya R. Kanherkar
rrkanherkar@visiongenomics.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Nature Methods
Ribose-seq identifies and locates ribonucleotides in genomic DNA
Researchers have developed and tested a new technique known as ribose-seq that allows them to determine the full profile of ribonucleotides -- RNA fragments -- embedded in genomic DNA.
National Science Foundation, Georgia Research Alliance, American Cancer Society, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

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