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2014-04-02 12:32:43

Landmark publication comes on the heels of completion of the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas in March 2014 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published the first comprehensive, large-scale data set on how the brain of a mammal is wired, providing a groundbreaking data resource and fresh insights into how the nervous system processes information. Their landmark paper in this week's issue of the journal Nature both...

2014-04-02 12:32:40

First major report using data from the BrainSpan Atlas of the Developing Human Brain shines a light on where genes are turned on in the brain during mid-pregnancy, what goes wrong in developmental disorders like autism, and what makes human brains unique SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have generated a high-resolution blueprint for how to build a human brain, with a detailed map of where different genes are turned on and off...

2014-03-26 16:25:39

SEATTLE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. The study will be published in the March 26, 2014 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers - by Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at...

2013-11-11 08:28:02

Competition to develop more efficient treatment strategies for breast cancer patients awards six leading teams cash prizes MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Provider Network, (HPN) The National Cancer Institute, (NCI) Sage Bionetworks and DREAM announced the best performers in the Heritage-DREAM Breast Cancer Network Inference Challenge. The competition challenged teams to use big data to develop more effective treatments for breast cancer. Six best...

Galaxy Zoo 2 Project Citizen Scientists
2013-09-24 10:15:41

[ Watch the Video: Galaxy Zoo 2 Project Crowdsourcing Catalogue ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With today’s modern telescopes collecting new data on the vast stretches of our universe at an unprecedented rate, astronomers are having a hard time keeping up. For help, an international group of researchers has turned to everyone’s favorite resource – the Internet. By enlisting over 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists online, researchers at the Galaxy Zoo 2...

2013-04-19 16:23:26

Competition aims to develop more efficient treatment strategies for breast cancer patients SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Provider Network (HPN), The National Cancer Institute, Sage Bionetworks and DREAM today announced the Heritage-DREAM Breast Cancer Network Inference Challenge. The prize contest uses big data to develop more effective treatments for breast cancer, and was featured at the Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress in San Francisco, California....

2012-12-19 08:25:24

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H3 Biomedicine Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of oncology treatments, announced today that it has forged a partnership with Sage Bionetworks to jointly develop software platforms that advance critical components of H3's cancer genomics research. Sage will pair its advanced predictive modeling capabilities and collaboration platform with H3's assimilation of genomic and pharmacology data to...

New Human Brain Atlas Based on Gene Expression
2012-09-20 09:33:54

April Flowers for  redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the Allen Institute for Brain Science reports that human brains share a consistent genetic blueprint and possess enormous biochemical complexity. The findings, published in Nature, stem from the first in-depth and large-scale analysis of the vast data set publicly available in the Allen Human Brain Atlas. The Allen Human Brain Atlas fully integrates different kinds of data across different scales of brain...

Volunteers Aid Astronomers In Mapping, Classifying Galaxies
2012-09-11 08:57:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The heavens above are littered with trillions and trillions of stars packed into hundreds of  billions of galaxies that are being painstakingly mapped out by astronomers. The Galaxy Zoo project also incorporates the help of volunteers to map, and classify, the galaxies that have been found via the hundreds of thousands of telescope images. While most of these galaxies take on the classic spiral or elliptical shape, some have...