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2013-04-18 00:20:05

An international team of researchers join forces to decode the genome of the once-thought-to-be-extinct African coelacanthSingapore, Apr 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - An enigmatic prehistoric fish has brought scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) together with researchers from all over the world to crack its genomic code. Findings from the study are providing new insights into the evolutionary history of the African coelacanth (Figure 1)(1) and possible clues as...

2013-03-21 11:26:25

A large-scale evaluation of computational protein function prediction: a new publication in Nature Methods, with 15 companion publications in BMC Bioinformatics "We live in the post-genomic era, when DNA sequence data is growing exponentially", says Miami University (Ohio) computational biologist Iddo Friedberg. "But for most of the genes that we identify, we have no idea of their biological functions. They are like words in a foreign language, waiting to be deciphered." Understanding the...

2013-01-12 05:00:02

Sentrana researchers presented Prize4Life ALS Prediction Challenge research that will help accelerate the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS . Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Dr. Liuxia Wang and modeler Guang “Eric” Li of Sentrana´s quantitative modeling research department presented their prize winning research at the international Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) conference. The DREAM — Phil Bowen ALS Prediction Prize Challenge...

2012-12-01 05:01:42

International Experts in Computational Drug Design, Genome Interpretation, and an All-Star CIO Panel Headline 2013 Bio-IT Conference in Boston Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Bio-IT World, part of the Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), is proud to announce a pair of renowned keynote speakers and an exciting panel of life science CIOs among the upcoming attractions at its 2013 Conference & Expo, to be held in Boston next Spring (April 9-11, 2013). The keynote speakers will be...

2012-08-31 13:50:17

Outreach programs that offer a taste of real-world science and pair secondary students with enthusiastic young researchers are key to promoting careers in science and technology, according to University of British Columbia researchers. In a paper published this week in PLoS Computational Biology, UBC researchers document their work on the Genomics Field Trip Program hosted at the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL). Joanne Fox, Jennifer McQueen and Jody Wright outline the benefits of...

2012-08-13 21:54:44

About 25,000 Danes currently live with congenital heart defects. Both heredity and environment play a role for these malformations, but exactly how various risk factors influence the development of the heart during pregnancy has been a mystery until now. With the aid of a supercomputer, an international, interdisciplinary research team has analyzed millions of data points. This has allowed the scientists to show that a huge number of different risk factors — for example in the form...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.