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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

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

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

Sep. 26, 2014 — The Ebola epidemic could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and infect more than 1.4 million people by the end of January, according to a statistical forecast released this week by the U.S. Centers ... read more

Sep. 23, 2014 — Researchers are trying to understand how networks of genes work together to create specific patterns like stripes. They have gone beyond studying individual networks and have created computational ... read more

Innovative Algorithm Spots Interactions Lethal to Cancer

Sep. 3, 2014 — An ideal anti-cancer treatment -- one that's immediately lethal to cancer cells, harmless to healthy cells, and resistant to cancer's relapse -- is still a dream. New research takes a step ... read more

Aug. 28, 2014 — Recent research applying bioinformatics and biometrics to the study of plant form and function is presented in a special issue of a journal. The methods presented in the issue include automated ... read more

Key Upgrade to Genomics Software Will Underpin Global Data Sharing

Aug. 15, 2014 — The rapidly rising volume of genomic data means that genomic scientists need fast and efficient methods to share, analyse and store sequence information. A major upgrade of Samtools, one of the most ... read more

Computation, Collaboration Lead to Significant Advance in Malaria

Aug. 14, 2014 — A new computational method has been developed to study the function of disease-causing genes, starting with an important new discovery about a gene associated with malaria -- one of the biggest ... read more

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