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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Aug. 18, 2015 — A team of comparative genomics and computational science researchers compared approximately 4,000 complete virus genomes downloaded from a public database known as GenBank. By compressing the ... read more

Researchers Call for Support for Data in the Cloud to Facilitate Genomics Research

July 9, 2015 — Prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the US have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data commons in the cloud that could ... read more

July 8, 2015 — For most genetic scientists, the lack of access to computer servers and programs can hinder genetic advancements. Now, a group of scientists has introduced a game changer in the world of biological ... read more

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

Ebola Analysis Finds Virus Hasn't Become Deadlier, Yet

Apr. 13, 2015 — Research using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn't evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago. The surprising results demonstrate ... read more

Network 'Hubs' in Brain Attract Information, Much Like Airport System

Apr. 13, 2015 — "Hubs" in the brain -- highly connected regions that like hubs of the airport system -- act as critical destinations where information is received and integrated, scientists report. ... read more

Computational Model Simulates Bacterial Behavior

Mar. 27, 2015 — Applied mathematicians and environmental biotechnologists have developed a new computational model that effectively simulates the mechanical behavior of biofilms. Their model may lead to new ... 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

Key Pathways Underlying Different Subsets of Systemic Sclerosis Discovered

Feb. 10, 2015 — Sorting out patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) according to their shared biology, researchers discovered how disease heterogeneity can be defined, allowing for targeted selection of patients for ... 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. 15, 2014 — Using a computer algorithm that can sift through mounds of genetic data, researchers have identified several networks of genes that, when hit by a mutation, could play a role in the development of ... 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

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