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2010-09-10 13:15:39

National survey finds support for research but with oversight and greater attention to risks Synthetic biology"”defined as the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems or re-design of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes"”holds enormous potential to improve everything from energy production to medicine, with the global market projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2015. But what does the public know about this emerging field, and what...

2010-09-08 23:00:00

National survey finds support for research but with oversight and greater attention to risks WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Synthetic biology--defined as the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems or re-design of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes--holds enormous potential to improve everything from energy production to medicine, with the global market projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2015. But what does the public know...

2010-07-13 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo announced the availability of ToxHunter(TM), the first commercial release of tools and content developed through its industry-FDA MetaTox(TM) partnership program, a collaborative program developing a unique comprehensive systems toxicology suite designed for compound safety assessment in chemical and pharmaceutical R&D. ToxHunter is now available as an add-on to existing licenses of GeneGo's MetaCore(TM) and/or MetaDrug(TM) systems...

2010-06-23 01:18:38

Researchers at Virginia Tech, New York University (NYU), and the University of Milan, Italy, have created a data mining algorithm they call GOALIE that can automatically reveal how biological processes are coordinated in time. Biological processes such as cell division, metabolism, and development must be carefully synchronized for proper cell function. How such events are coordinated in time is a complex problem in the field of systems biology. While researchers can gather temporal data...

2010-06-22 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., a leading provider of databases, software and services in systems biology and chemistry, announced today that they were awarded with a Phase II SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for further development of an analytical platform for translational research and data analysis in oncology. NCI funding will support the industry and academia collaborative project MetaMiner (Oncology) run by GeneGo with investigators at...

2010-06-18 13:58:50

The process of aging disturbs a broad range of cellular mechanisms in a complex fashion and is not well understood. Computer models using fuzzy logic might help to unravel these complexities and predict how aging progresses in cells and organisms, according to a study from Drexel University in Philadelphia and Children's Hospital Boston. "One important goal of computational approaches in aging is to develop integrated models of a unifying aging theory in order to better understand the...

2010-06-17 15:02:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Melissa Kemp, Ph.D., was named the winner of the third annual Council for Systems Biology in Boston (CSB2) Award, sponsored by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The award was presented this morning during the CSB2 2010 International Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease. "Sponsoring the CSB2 Award is a natural fit for Merrimack, as our company mission is to use systems biology techniques to understand a disease mechanism and then discover...

2010-06-08 18:59:50

New report compares US and European funding A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center found that the U.S. government has spent around $430 million on research related to synthetic biology since 2005, with the Department of Energy funding a majority of the research. By comparison, the analysis indicated that the European Union and three individual European countries "“ the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Germany "“ had spent approximately $160...

2010-06-01 13:32:55

There have been impressive advances in computational methods, allowing researchers to better understand biological and physiological systems at the atomic level. In its latest Perspectives in General Physiology series, the Journal of General Physiology (JGP) offers an in-depth look at several of these methods and the advantages of each as applied to membrane proteins, with special focus on ion channels. The Perspectives appear in the June issue (www.jgp.org). The main focus of computational...

2010-06-01 09:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Genstruct Inc., a systems biology company focused on identifying molecular mechanisms, networks and biomarkers to better develop novel therapeutics, molecular diagnostics and patient-specific therapies, today announced that it has appointed industry expert, David de Graaf, Ph.D., as its chief scientific officer (CSO). "We are very pleased to have David join the Genstruct team," said Chris Varma, Ph.D., Genstruct's president and CEO. "He brings a...