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Modeling the restless brain

Indiana University neuroscientists Olaf Sporns and Christopher Honey find the 98 percent of brain activity that other researchers consider just background noise to be fascinating and important. Continue reading “Modeling the restless brain” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, February 1st, 2007

From Sheffield to Singapore, international Grid battles malaria

Malaria kills more than one million people each year, most of them young children living in Africa. Now physicists in the UK have shared their computers with biologists from countries including France and Korea More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 29th, 2007

Simulating human metabolism to find new diets to new drugs

Bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have painstakingly assembled a virtual human metabolic network that will give researchers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of human metabolic disorders, More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 8th, 2007

UK PubMed Central launched

From today scientists will be able to access a vast collection of biomedical research and to submit their own published results for inclusion in a new online resource. Based on a model currently used by the Continue More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Rutgers-Led Group Lands $2.55 Million to Advance High School Biology and Math

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $2.55 million grant to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and two partner institutions to advance high school instruction of biology and mathematics More...

By BioNews On Monday, August 28th, 2006

Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing Tool Updated

High-tech laboratory tools, like computers, are often updated publicly as their analytical capabilities expand. In the September issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, NIH grantees report they have developed More...

By BioNews On Monday, August 28th, 2006

Online Tool to Aid Research on Certain “Orphan Diseases” Developed

Many people are afflicted with rare illnesses of unknown cause, and finding a common link to such under-studied or”orphaned” diseases as Bardet-Biedl, Alstrom and Meckel-Gruber syndromes can significantly More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

MatBase — A new transcription factor knowledge base released by Genomatix

Genomatix Software GmbH, a pioneer and leader in the analysis of eukaryotic transcriptional regulation, releases MatBase, a knowledge base of transcription factors (TF). It contains genomic TF binding sites and More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Computational model simulates AZT metabolism in mitochondria

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have developed a computational model that allows scientists to better understand the metabolism and toxicity of the HIV/AIDS drug zidovudine More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 17th, 2006

LIAI finding gives boost to bioinformatics use in fighting disease

The use of computers to advance human disease research – known as bioinformatics — has received a major boost from researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI), who have More...