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Latest Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Stories

2013-12-05 23:46:26

Sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease. Pharmaceutical drugs are known for their potential side effects, and an important aspect of personalized medicine is to tailor therapies to individuals to reduce the chances of adverse events. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have updated an extensive toxicology database so that it can be used to track information about therapeutic drugs and their unintentional toxic effects. “Environmental science actually shares a...

2013-04-18 21:33:28

Keeping up with current scientific literature is a daunting task, considering that hundreds to thousands of papers are published each day. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a computer program to help them evaluate and rank scientific articles in their field. The researchers use a text-mining algorithm to prioritize research papers to read and include in their Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), a public database that manually curates and codes data...

2013-04-18 11:37:41

A new text-mining algorithm can help identify the most relevant scientific research for a public database that reveals the effects of environmental chemicals on human health, according to research published April 17 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Allan Peter Davis, Thomas Wiegers and colleagues from North Carolina State University. The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), managed in part by the lead authors, is a manually curated, public database that correlates environmental...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

Biomax Informatics and the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory have announced that Biomax will integrate MDI's comparative toxicogenomics database into the BioXM knowledge management environment. Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory's (MDI) comparative toxicogenomics database (CTD) is a valuable, manually curated resource, which advances understanding the effects of environmental chemicals on human health. Biomax will offer CTD as a free content resource to all users of Biomax's...

2008-07-29 09:00:46

Biomax Informatics and the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDI) today announced that Biomax will integrate MDI's Comparative Toxicogenomics Database(TM) (CTD(TM)) into the BioXM(TM) Knowledge Management Environment. CTD is a valuable, manually curated resource, which advances understanding the effects of environmental chemicals on human health. Biomax will offer CTD as a free content resource to all users of Biomax's enterprise platform for semantic data integration, the BioXM...


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