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June 30, 2015

June 17, 2015 — Network scientists have developed a new computational method that can leverage any body of knowledge to aid in the complex human task of fact-checking. In multiple experiments, the automated system ... read more

Automating Microbial Genome Sequence Decontamination

June 16, 2015 — A study describes a tool called ProDeGe that is the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft microbial ... read more

Social Networking Against Cancer

June 4, 2015 — New research shows how social network analysis can be used to understand and identify the biomarkers in our bodies for diseases, including different types of ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose -- the basic structural component of plant cell walls. The insights could pave the way for more disease resistant ... read more

Research Community Comes Together to Provide New 'Gold Standard' for Genomic Data Analysis

May 18, 2015 — Although genomic sequencing of tumor genomes is exploding, the mutations identified in a given genome can differ by up to 50 per cent just based on how the data is analyzed. Research teams were asked ... read more

Biologist Are Increasingly Becoming Data Scientists, Expert Says

May 6, 2015 — Biology is rapidly acquiring the character of a data science. Billions of data points on genes, proteins and other molecules are compiled in large files and systematically studied. This should lead ... read more

MarkerMiner 1.0: An Easy-to-Use Bioinformatics Platform for DNA Analysis in Angiosperms

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers have developed MarkerMiner, a new software that simplifies analysis of next-generation sequencing data in angiosperms. MarkerMiner is an automated, open-source, bioinformatics workflow ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A new bioinformatics pipeline has been developed that enables automated primer design for multiple genome species, significantly reducing turnaround ... read more

Systems to Identify Treatment Targets for Cancer and Rare Diseases

Feb. 13, 2015 — 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 ... read more

Jan. 27, 2015 — Cold and drought sensitive genes in Arabidopsis thaliana flowering plant found to evolve differential expression responses. Findings increase basic understanding of plant adaptation and can be ... read more

Jan. 15, 2015 — Using the cadmium selenide quantum dot, researchers collaborated to understand how protein corona forms and what is different about the quantum dot before and after the formation of the ... read more

Dec. 5, 2014 — Scientists have developed an ultrafast quantum chemical method, which allows rapid and accurate simulations of complex molecular systems consisting of thousands of ... read more

Dec. 1, 2014 — Microbes of interest to clinicians and environmental scientists rarely exist in isolation. Organisms essential to breaking down pollutants or causing illness live in complex communities, and ... read more

Nov. 18, 2014 — Merging expertise from computer science and synthetic drug design, a new model reveals that the drug efficacy of fusion-protein therapies depends on the geometric characteristics of a drug's ... read more

Multiple Factors, Not Just Mental Illness, Associated With Gun Possession, Violence Among Youths

Nov. 5, 2014 — A new study applies the latest computational methodologies to nationally representative data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance ... read more

Nov. 3, 2014 — Blending movement and computer programming supports girls in building computational thinking skills, according to an ongoing study. This is important research, as even with increasing demands for ... read more

Gene That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer Found by New Computational Approach

Oct. 9, 2014 — Using an innovative algorithm that analyzes gene regulatory and signaling networks, researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of ... read more

Novel Roadmap Through Bacterial Genomes Leads the Way to New Drug Discovery

Oct. 6, 2014 — Researchers have innovated and demonstrated the value of an algorithm to analyze microbial genomic data and speed discovery of new therapeutic ... read more

Global Database: Cattle Genome Cracked in Detail

Oct. 3, 2014 — An international consortium of scientists has increased the detailed knowledge of the variation in the cattle genome by several orders of magnitude by creating a global database. The first generation ... read more

Oct. 2, 2014 — The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute has just released a new Ebola genome browser to assist global efforts to develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebola ... read more

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