Press releases in 2011

16th December
International Consortium for future pandemics
The International Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Consortium (ISARIC) aims to prepare for next flu pandemic
13th December
The mystery behind the building of muscle
Jamb and Jamc are essential proteins for the fusion of muscle cells
12th December
European Research Council Award to Institute Researcher
Eleftheria Zeggini is one of the recipients of Starting Grant awards
2nd December
Celebrating the Wellcome Trust's 75th Anniversary
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is giving local students the opportunity to explore genome research
30th November
From gene to function
Genome wide study into new gene functions in the formation of platelets
9th November
Malaria's Achilles' heel revealed?
Parasite requires a single receptor to invade human red blood cells
6th November
Researchers discover genes involved in colorectal cancer
A jumping gene named Sleeping Beauty plays vital role in investigating cancer pathway
27th October
Different paths to drug resistance in Leishmania
Parasite genomes speak of evolution by changes in gene, region and chromosome number, not by mutation in genes
26th October
Genetic cause for hearing impairment discovered
Exome sequencing identifies mutation associated with hearing impairment
20th October
Sanger Institute researcher honoured by EMBO
Professor Gordon Dougan becomes an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization
12th October
Clean correction of a patient's genetic mutation
New gene therapy methods accurately correct mutation in patient's stem cells, bringing personalized cell therapies one step closer
Data centre shutdown for green power source upgrade
On Friday 21 October 2011, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will be taking its data centre offline from 12.30pm UK BST (11.30 UTC) until 11am UK BST (10.00 UTC) Monday 24 October
10th October
Seeking superior stem cells
New technique produces one hundred-fold increase in efficiency in reprogramming human cells
7th October
Scientists identify cause of severe hypoglycaemia
Research provides the prospect of effective drug treatments for the genetic disorder
3rd October
Cutting to the heart of swine genomics
European SABRE project delivers suite of resources
29th September
Genetic library will speed up disease research
International consortium will reveal gene function from mouse genetics
27th September
Researchers uncover gene associated with blood cancers
New genetic insights could facilitate screening for mutation
14th September
Researchers develop mouse genetic blueprint
Mouse study drives forward understanding of human biology
31st August
New biochemical discoveries into developing disease
Study of metabolites reveals health implications from small molecules
25th August
Third genetic link to osteoarthritis discovered
New gene identified that affects risk of osteoarthritis following use of 1000 Genomes study data
24th August
Cholera pandemic's source discovered
Researchers have tracked the spread of antibiotic-resistant strains back to the Bay of Bengal
22nd August
Real-time genomics applied to fatal outbreak
Sanger Institute scientists identify the distinguishing features of Klebsiella strain in Dutch hospital outbreak
16th August
Molecular relay race drives cell cycle
Researchers have probed deep inside the cell's control mechanism using a novel approach to understand temporal aspects of the full cell cycle
15th August
Unique immune system in Atlantic cod
Researchers find that an important component of the immune system is missing in Atlantic cod
8th August
New resource to unlock the role of microRNAs
Comprehensive set of mutated mouse microRNAs will drive research
25th July
Elusive gene discovered that makes platelets grey
Researchers have identified an elusive gene responsible for Grey Platelet Syndrome, an extremely rare blood disorder, which is hoped will make it easier to diagnose
18th July
Dr Richard Durbin awarded Fellowship by the International Society for Computational Biology
Sanger Institute researcher is honoured for his work in computational biology and bioinformatics
15th July
Institute researcher awarded Cancer Research UK Fellowship
David Adams' research into colorectal cancer wins award
13th July
New elegant technique used for genomic archaeology
Algorithm provides new insights into evolutionary exodus out of Africa
11th July
ICGC releases new genomic data on cancer ahead of schedule
ICGC genomic data release exceeds expected levels in its decade-long programme to generate high-quality sequence for 25,000 tumours
1st July
New approach to link genome-wide association signals to biological function
One step closer to understanding the biology behind disease-associated genetic variants
15th June
A knockout resource for mouse genetics
Mouse gene knockout resource will empower mammalian gene studies for a generation
14th June
Many migraines may have a common genetic basis
Researchers find three genetic variants associated with common forms of migraine
12th June
We are all mutants
First direct whole-genome measure of human mutation predicts 60 new mutations in each of us
8th June
Bone cancer, from lab to clinic
Dual approach will find mutations in osteosarcoma and develop tools to monitor disease in patients
3rd June
New strain of MRSA discovered
Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in both humans and dairy cows
19th May
'Master switch' gene for obesity and diabetes discovered
Project picks out regulator affecting genes in fat tissue
27th April
Zebrafish provide insight into congenital muscular dystrophies
'Protein packing factory' malfunction may underlie some forms of muscular dystrophies found in young children
21st April
A User's Guide to the Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements
International effort to decode human genes releases massive dataset and instructions for use
27th March
The gene processes that drive acute myeloid leukaemia
Researchers find genetic conspirators in the development of acute myeloid leukaemia
24th March
Professor Seth Grant honoured by election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Fellowship recognises expertise in the genetics of brain disease and behaviour
22nd March
Deciphering Developmental Disorders
New project aims to unlock genetic changes behind disorders in one in a hundred births
13th March
Consortium finds chronic liver cirrhosis clues
Study finds 15 new genetic signposts for primary biliary cirrhosis
10th March
Diabetes drug boosts survival rate for melioidosis patients
Drug halves mortality rate of infectious disease endemic in Southeast Asia
8th March
Towards a novel non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test for Down syndrome
Research describes accurate, sensitive, specific test
6th March
Research doubles number of known genetic markers for coronary heart disease
Researchers analyse more than 200,000 individuals to unmask 17 heart disease DNA variants
6th February
Research links 29 genome regions with common form of inflammatory bowel disease
Genome regions are signposts to the biology of ulcerative colitis
2nd February
Study doubles number of known human structural variants
1000 Genome Project data helps researchers understand the role of structural variation in human health and disease
27th January
Staying one strep ahead
Research shows how bacteria keep ahead of vaccines and antibiotics
26th January
Filaments, fibres and muscles in transparent embryos
Gene inactivation in zebrafish defines new role for troponin T in muscle integrity
19th January
Research provides new kidney cancer clues
Gene is mutated in one in three patients with common form of renal cancer
6th January
Punctuated evolution in cancer genomes
Chromosome crisis common in cancer causation

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