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Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Pioneer in next generation sequencing receives 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Sciences Prize
Noted scientist and geneticist Jay Shendure, M.D., Ph.D., was today presented with the 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Science Prize for his innovative work in the development and application of genomic technology, including completing a detailed sequence of DNA from HeLa cells, the first 'immortal' human cell line grown in a lab.
The Alpha Foundation

Contact: Beth Pugh
bpugh@hudsonalpha.org
256-327-0443
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
mBio of the American Society of Microbiology
TGen-led study finds likely origin of lung fungus invading Pacific Northwest
Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global "public health vigilance," according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). C. gattii, which likely originated in Brazil, is responsible for dozens of deaths in recent years since it was first found in 1999 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, well outside its usual tropical habitats.
National Institutes of Health, Medical Research Council of South Africa

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

Public Release: 14-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Scientists developed new technology for the diagnosis of cancer cells
The type of therapy a cancer patient receives, largely depends on the eye of a pathologist. However, human judgment is, by its very nature, subject to variation. To enhance the quality of diagnosis, scientists at Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research have developed a software that identifies cell structures and proteins in order to provide reliable diagnoses. The data was published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Contact: Lukas Kenner
lukas.kenner@meduniwien.ac.at
43-664-118-8385
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 11-Jul-2014
Cell Stem Cell
A new genome editing method brings the possibility of gene therapies closer to reality
This study published online in Cell Stell Cell provides an important theoretical foundation for stem cell-based gene therapy.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 11-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
BGI reports a novel gene for salt tolerance found in wild soybean
A team of researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, BGI and other institutes have identified a gene of wild soybean linked to salt tolerance, with implication for improving this important crop to grow in saline soil. This study published online in Nature Communications provides an effective strategy to unveil novel genomic information for crop improvement.

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of America
UC Riverside microbiologist receives national recognition
Jason Stajich, associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2014 Alexopoulos Prize by the Mycological Society of America, a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology -- the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi. The award is peer-nominated and each year recognizes an outstanding early-career mycologist. Stajich received the award last month.
Mycological Society of America

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

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Managing the data jungle
Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors on the spot.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Pippow
andreas.pippow@fit.fraunhofer.de
49-224-114-1524
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Health Affairs
The impact of big data on health care: Health Affairs' July issue
Health Affairs explores the promise of big data in improving health care effectiveness and efficiency in its July issue. Many articles examine the potential of approaches such as predictive analytics and address the unavoidable privacy implications of collecting, storing, and interpreting massive amounts of health information.

Contact: Sue Ducat
sducat@projecthope.org
301-841-9962
Health Affairs

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
New plant species from the heart of Texas
Collectors found two specimens of the prickly plant in 1974 and 1990 in Texas. Then, for two decades, the 14 plant was identified wrongly as one species, then another, then a third. Now -- after a long search turned up a 'pathetic, wilted' third specimen -- a University of Utah botanist and colleagues identified the spiny plant as a new, possibly endangered species and named it 'from the heart' in Latin because it was found in Valentine, Texas.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-244-5399
University of Utah

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
High earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubbles
If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? It may be that, when it comes to stock market success, your brain is heeding the wrong neural signals, according to a multi-institutional team of researchers.

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
paulabyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
DNA of 'Evolution Canyon' fruit flies reveals drivers of evolutionary change
An international team of researchers led by scientists with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech has peered into the DNA of fruit flies that live hardly a puddle jump apart in a natural environment known as 'Evolution Canyon' in Mount Carmel, Israel, discovering how these animals have been able to adapt and survive in such close, but extremely different, environments.
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Ancell Teicher Research Foundation

Contact: Tiffany Trent
ttrent@vt.edu
540-231-6822
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
PLOS
Weighing up the secrets of African elephant body fat
A research team from The University of Nottingham has carried out the first molecular characterisation of the African elephant's adipose tissue -- body fat. This new information will form the basis of future studies aimed at securing the health and future survival of captive elephants.

Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15751
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Human Molecular Genetics
A CNIO team reduces the size of the human genome to 19,000 genes
A study led by Alfonso Valencia and Michael Tress at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre updates the number of human genes to 19,000; 1,700 fewer than the genes in the most recent annotation, and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes. The work, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, concludes that almost all of these genes have ancestors prior to the appearance of primates 50 million years ago.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
nnoriega@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Science Signaling
Biological signal processing: Body cells -- instrumentalists in a symphony orchestra
Every organism has one aim: to survive. Its body cells all work in concert to keep it alive. They do so through finely tuned means of communication. Together with cooperation partners from Berlin and Cambridge, scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg have now successfully revealed for the first time the laws by which cells translate signals from their surroundings into internal signals.

Contact: Britta Schlüter
britta.schlueter@uni.lu
352-466-644-6563
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Journal of the Americal Chemical Society
'Work environment' affects protein properties
The function of proteins, which fulfil various tasks inside the cells, is often analysed in aqueous buffer solutions. However, it is not known, for example in case of pharmaceutical studies, if they work in the same way in those solutions as in their natural environment: the cytoplasm is highly crowded with biomolecules, organic and inorganic substances.

Contact: Dr. Simon Ebbinghaus
simon.ebbinghaus@rub.de
49-234-322-5533
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Noninvasive advanced image analysis could lead to better patient care
Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE.
TGen Foundation, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, Flinn Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-Jul-2014
New Phytologist
Clemson scientists: Kudzu can release soil carbon, accelerate global warming
Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how we manage agricultural land and native ecosystems.
US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation

Contact: Nishanth Tharayil
ntharay@clemson.edu
864-656-4453
Clemson University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2014
Genome Research
New insights from the modENCODE Project are published in Genome Research
Genome Research publishes six articles online and in print today describing recent advancements from the modENCODE Project. Initially launched in 2007, the goal of the modENCODE Project is to comprehensively characterize functional genomic elements in two model organisms, the fly Drosophila melanogaster, and the worm Caenorhabditis elegans.

Contact: Hillary Sussman
hsussman@cshl.edu
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Jun-2014
Nature Genetics
Studies provide important new information on genetic risk of sudden cardiac death
Two international research studies, both led by investigators affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 30-Jun-2014
Nature
A first: Scientists show bacteria can evolve a biological timer to survive antibiotics
Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have demonstrated that when exposed to repeated cycles of antibiotics, within days bacteria can evolve a new adaptation, by remaining dormant for the treatment period to survive antibiotic stress. The results show for the first time that bacteria can develop a biological timer to survive antibiotic exposure. With this new understanding, scientists could develop new approaches for slowing the evolution of antibiotic resistance.
European Research Council, Israel Science Foundation

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 30-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Molecular movies' will enable extraordinary gains in bioimaging, health research
Researchers have created an imaging technology more powerful than anything that has existed before, and is fast enough to observe life processes as they actually happen at the molecular level. This will allow creation of improved biosensors to study everything from nerve impulses to cancer metastasis as it occurs.
Oregon State University, University of Alberta, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Chong Fang
chong.fang@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6704
Oregon State University

Public Release: 30-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Evolution of life's operating system revealed in detail
The evolution of the ribosome, a large molecular structure found in the cells of all species, has been revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study.
NASA Astrobiology Institute

Contact: Brett Israel
brett.israel@comm.gatech.edu
404-385-1933
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Jun-2014
Genome Biology
Scientists identify new pathogenic and protective microbes associated with severe diarrhea
Diarrhea is a major cause of childhood mortality in developing countries and ranks as one of the top four causes of death among young children in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In a finding that may one day help control diarrhea, researchers have identified microorganisms that may trigger diarrheal disease and others that may protect against it. These microbes were not widely linked to the condition previously. The research results appear today in Genome Biology.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Insitututes of Health, The Wellcome Trust

Contact: Tom Ventsias
tomvent@umiacs.umd.edu
301-405-5933
University of Maryland

Public Release: 27-Jun-2014
PLOS Computational Biology
'Big data' technique improves monitoring of kidney transplant patients
A new data analysis technique radically improves monitoring of kidney patients, according to a University of Leeds-led study, and could lead to profound changes in the way we understand our health.

Contact: Chris Bunting
c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk
01-133-432-049
University of Leeds

Public Release: 26-Jun-2014
PLOS Computational Biology
'Big data' technique improves monitoring of kidney transplant patients
A new data analysis technique could radically improve monitoring of kidney transplant patients, according to new research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Chris Bunting
c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk
44-113-343-2049
PLOS

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