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Public Release: 20-Jan-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Genes and their regulatory 'tags' conspire to promote rheumatoid arthritis
In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory "tags" in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). By teasing apart the tagging events that result from RA from those that help cause it, the scientists say they were able to spot tagged DNA sequences that may be important for the development of RA.
NIH/Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science, Swedish Research Council, Swedish COMBINE project, and others

Contact: Catherine Kolf
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 17-Jan-2013
Nature Reviews Genetics
The new age of proteomics: An integrative vision of the cellular world
The head of CNIO's Proteomics Core Unit, Javier Muñoz, working alongside Dutch researchers, revises the technology of the post-­‐genomic age and its contributions to the advance of biomedicine.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 16-Jan-2013
European Journal of Human Genetics
Developed new method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Oncology at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute have developed and validated a new method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome based on mass sequencing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The model is based on a genetic and bioinformatic analysis which has been proved very effective. The new protocol has been described in an article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Contact: Raül Toran
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Jan-2013
Scientists identify new 'social' chromosome in the red fire ant
Researchers have discovered a social chromosome in the highly invasive fire ant that helps to explain why some colonies allow for more than one queen ant, and could offer new solutions for dealing with this pest.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 15-Jan-2013
Chronic disease research awarded funding
The Medical Research Council have awarded the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research five years funding. This funding will allow researchers from the partnership to develop a sustainable platform to share resources and skills.
Medical Research Council

Contact: Aileen Sheehy
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 13-Jan-2013
Nature Genetics
The genome of diamondback moth provides new clues for sustainable pest management
Chinese scientists decode the first genome of diamondback moth, providing new clues for sustainable pest management.

Contact: Jia Liu
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
UMMS experts seek better flu vaccines
The University of Massachusetts Medical School is working to develop new ways of predicting how the influenza virus changes and evolves in response to anti-viral drugs and the human immune system. This approach has promise for becoming a pivotal tool in creating a more effective vaccine against the virus.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Jim Fessenden
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
AgriLife Research gets grant to crack biofuel production waste issue
A scientist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research has begun work on a way to "engineer" a microbe to break lignin into lipid which can then be used to make more fuel.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Solving puzzles without a picture
One of the most difficult problems in the field of genomics is assembling short "reads" of DNA into complete chromosomes. Now an interdisciplinary group of genome and computer scientists has solved this problem, creating an algorithm that can rapidly create "virtual chromosomes" with no prior information about how the genome is organized.

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 Minority Affairs Committee travel awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Affairs Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 57th Annual Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Feb. 2-6, 2013. The awards are meant to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting by minority students and postdoctoral fellow currently studying biophysics. Recipients will be honored at a reception on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Contact: Ellen R. Weiss
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 international travel awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Biophysical Society's 57th Annual Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Feb. 2-6, 2013. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate further interaction between American biophysicists and scientists working in countries experiencing financial difficulties. Recipients of this competitive award are chosen based on scientific merit and their proposed presentation at the meeting. They will be honored at a reception on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Contact: Ellen R. Weiss
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Iowa State computer, electrical engineers working to help biologists cope with big data
Iowa State computer and electrical engineers are developing computing tools to help biologists analyze all the data produced by today's research instruments. An initiative launched by the College of Engineering is helping the computer specialists build teams capable of solving the big data problems and competing for mult-million dollar research grants. To date, the initiative has attracted $5.5 million for four major research projects.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Iowa State University

Contact: Srinivas Aluru
Iowa State University

Public Release: 3-Jan-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rare form of active 'jumping genes' found in mammals
Much of the DNA that makes up our genomes can be traced back to strange rogue sequences known as transposable elements, or jumping genes, which are largely idle in mammals. But Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a new DNA sequence moving around in bats -- the first member of its class found to be active in mammals.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 3-Jan-2013
Physical Review X
How computers push on the molecules they simulate
Simulations are essential to test theories and explore what's inaccessible to direct experiment. Digital computers can't use exact, continuous equations of motion and have to slice time into chunks, so persistent errors are introduced in the form of "shadow work" that distorts the result. Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have learned to separate the physically realistic aspects of the simulation from the artifacts of the computer method.
DOE Office of Science, National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Preuss
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Jan-2013
Medical Care
Common data determinants of recurrent cancer are broken, mislead researchers
In order to study the effectiveness or cost effectiveness of treatments for recurrent cancer, you first have to discover the patients in medical databases who have recurrent cancer. Unfortunately, the widely used algorithms to find these patients don't work.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Garth Sundem
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 26-Dec-2012
Scientists sequence genome of pathogen responsible for pneumocystis pneumonia
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii, an advancement that could help identify new targets for drugs to treat and prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, a common and often deadly infection in immunocompromised patients.

Contact: Garth Hogan
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 21-Dec-2012
A giant puzzle with billions of pieces
Day after day, legions of microorganisms work to produce energy from waste in biogas plants. Researchers from Bielefeld University's Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) are taking a close look to find out which microbes do the best job. They are analyzing the entire genetic information of the microbial communities in selected biogas plants. From the beginning of 2013, the Californian Joint Genome Institute will undertake the sequencing required. The biocomputational analysis will be performed at CeBiTec.

Contact: Dr. Alexander Sczyrba
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 20-Dec-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Doing the math for how songbirds learn to sing
Scientists at Emory University and UC-San Francisco studying how songbirds stay on key have developed a statistical explanation for why some things are harder for the brain to learn than others, building the first mathematical model that uses a bird's previous sensorimotor experience to predict its ability to learn. Their results, published in PNAS, show that adult birds correct small errors in their songs more rapidly and robustly than large errors.
NIH/National Institute of Deafness and Communications Disorders, and others

Contact: Beverly Clark
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Dec-2012
Sync to grow
Researchers at EMBL are one step closer to understanding how embryos develop and grow while always keeping the same proportions between their various parts. Their findings, published today in Nature, reveal that scaling of the future vertebrae in a mouse embryo is controlled by how the expression of some specific genes oscillates, in a coordinated way, between neighboring cells.

Contact: Isabelle Kling
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

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