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A pilot study of the sequencing of the intestinal microbiota for colon cancer
In this study, they compare two sequencing methods and design a bioinformatic analysis to establish the basis of a wide study in the research of early detection markers of colon cancer. (2020-03-31)
CRG standardises COVID-19 data analysis to aid international research efforts
Researchers from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) have launched a new database to advance the international research efforts studying COVID-19. (2020-03-27)
Researchers identify new biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of lung cancer
Applying bioinformatics to resolve biological problems. This is the objective of the research group of the University of Malaga ''BI4NEXT'', which, in one of its latest studies, developed in the Supercomputing and Bioinnovation Center (SCBI) based on biobank samples, has identified new biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis and even treatment of lung cancer. (2020-02-20)
Computer-based weather forecast: New algorithm outperforms mainframe computer systems
The exponential growth in computer processing power seen over the past 60 years may soon come to a halt. (2020-02-13)
Analysis of human genomes in the cloud
Scientists from EMBL present a tool for large-scale analysis of genomic data with cloud computing. (2020-02-05)
Study provides new understanding of mitochondria genome with potential for new avenues of treatment for multiple cancers
A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center furthered understanding about mitochondria, the cell components known as the 'powerhouse of the cell.' Knowing more about the genome is crucial given that mitochondria play important roles in tumorigenesis. (2020-02-05)
The regulators active during iron deficiency
Iron deficiency is a critical situation for plants, which respond using specific genetic programmes. (2020-01-24)
Unravelling arthropod genomic diversity over 500 million years of evolution
The evolutionary innovations of insects and other arthropods are as numerous as they are wondrous, from terrifying fangs and stingers to exquisitely coloured wings and ingenious feats of engineering. (2020-01-23)
Advancing the application of genomic sequences through 'Kmasker plants'
The correct assembly of plant genomes can be hampered by a large amount of repetitive sequences. (2020-01-21)
Modified plants to curb climate change
New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists from Würzburg might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide. (2020-01-21)
Deep learning, 3D technology to improve structure modeling, create better drugs
Purdue University researchers have designed a novel approach to use deep learning to better understand how proteins interact in the body - paving the way to producing accurate structure models of protein interactions involved in various diseases and to design better drugs that specifically target protein interactions. (2020-01-10)
Persistence of gut microbial strains in twins, living apart after cohabitating for decades
Using a genomics strain-tracking bioinformatics tool, researchers investigated whether shared bacterial strains remain stable and resilient to changes in diet or environment after adult twins -- who had lived together for decades -- began to live apart. (2020-01-08)
Blood lipid profile predicts risk of type 2 diabetes better than obesity
Using lipidomics, a technique that measures the composition of blood lipids at a molecular level, and machine learning, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a blood lipid profile that improves the possibility to assess, several years in advance, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (2019-12-17)
Scientists develop method to standardize genetic data analysis
MIPT researchers have collaborated with Atlas Biomedical Holding and developed a new bioinformatics data analysis method. (2019-11-08)
New method identifies aggressive breast cancer
Aggressive forms of breast cancer often manipulate the immune response in their favor. (2019-10-29)
Transient and long-term disruption of gut microbes after antibiotics
Antibiotic treatment is known to disrupt the community structure of intestinal microbes -- the 500 to 1,000 bacterial species that have a mainly beneficial influence in humans. (2019-10-21)
Uncovering drug-like small molecules in the human microbiome
Gene clusters once hidden in the human microbiome, whose products resemble clinically used drugs, are now more discoverable, thanks to a new bioinformatics approach. (2019-10-03)
MIPT scientists come up with faster way to discover antibiotics
Russian biochemists have identified a promising new class of antibiotics. (2019-09-26)
Scientists tackle potential drug resistance by using new single-cell genetic method
Using a new technique that can identify genetic profiles of individual cells, Notre Dame researchers modeled a breast cancer tumor's potential resistance to a drug, and then identified a drug combination that reversed that resistance. (2019-09-25)
Molecular big data, a new weapon for medicine
Being able to visualize the transmission of a virus in real-time during an outbreak, or to better adapt cancer treatment on the basis of the mutations present in a tumor's individual cells are only two examples of what molecular Big Data can bring to medicine and health globally. (2019-08-28)
How plants measure their carbon dioxide uptake
Plants face a dilemma in dry conditions: they have to seal themselves off to prevent losing too much water but this also limits their uptake of carbon dioxide. (2019-08-26)
Blood samples from the zoo help predict diseases in humans
Penguins, Asian elephants and many other animal species live in the zoos of Saarbrücken and Neunkirchen. (2019-07-15)
Researchers describe new ALS biomarkers, potential new drug targets
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have described unique populations of neurons and associated cells in the spinal cords of patients who died of ALS. (2019-07-15)
Gene activity database could spare thousands of mice
A comprehensive database of gene activity in mice across ten disease models, which could significantly reduce animal use worldwide, has been developed by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, which gives a full picture of the immune response to different pathogens. (2019-06-28)
How the dragon got its frill
The frilled dragon exhibits a distinctive large erectile ruff. Researchers (UNIGE and SIB) report that an ancestral embryonic gill of the dragon embryo turns into a neck pocket that expands and folds, forming the frill. (2019-06-25)
A study from IRB Barcelona describes the reaction mechanism of DNAzymes
Modesto Orozco's lab (IRB Barcelona) has published a study on the reaction mechanism of DNAzymes in Nature Catalysis. (2019-06-20)
CNIO researchers describe new functions of protein that plays key role in some tumors and rare diseases
Cohesin is a protein complex that plays a key role in cell division; its role in 3D genome structure was described in recent years. (2019-06-18)
How artificial intelligence detects rare diseases
Every year, around half a million children worldwide are born with a rare hereditary disease. (2019-06-06)
DNA tests for patients move closer with genome analysis advance
Diseases caused by genetic changes could be detected more readily thanks to an advance in DNA analysis software developed by experts at the University of Edinburgh and the European Bioinformatics Institute at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. (2019-05-30)
Creating a global map of the protein shape universe
Purdue University researchers have come up with a novel way to classify proteins and their shapes, which lays the foundation of how we understand protein structures and functions. (2019-05-08)
New computational tool improves gene identification
Looking to improve the identification of genes associates with disease, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a new bioinformatics tool that analyzes CRISPR pooled screen data and identifies candidates for potentially relevant genes with greater sensitivity and accuracy than other existing methods. (2019-05-06)
Darwin can help your doctor
Taking an evolutionary view can inspire new ideas in clinical microbiology. (2019-04-29)
Analyzing colon cancer proteins and genes uncovers new potential treatments
Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies. (2019-04-25)
Newly discovered Ebolavirus may not cause severe disease in humans
Researchers from the University of Kent's School of Biosciences have provided evidence that a newly discovered Ebolavirus may not be as deadly as other species to humans. (2019-04-24)
Classroom crowdscience: UC students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes
Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. (2019-04-24)
A universal framework combining genome annotation and undergraduate education
On April 3, 2019, researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute published a framework for using new genome sequences as a training resource for undergraduates interested in learning genome annotation. (2019-04-19)
How good are protein disorder prediction programs actually?
Until now it was difficult to answer this question, as a good benchmark for testing these bioinformatics programs was lacking. (2019-04-05)
New mathematical model could be key to designing effective therapies for brain disorders
A collaboration between researchers from the UAB Institute of Neurosciences (INc) and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, published in March in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, describes a mathematical model to quantify the activity of biased G-protein-coupled receptors. (2019-03-28)
Big data takes aim at a big human problem
A James Cook University scientist is part of an international team that's used new 'big data' analysis to achieve a major advance in understanding neurological disorders such as Epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. (2019-03-12)
In search of new 'sugar cleavers'
Complex sugars play multiple and essential roles in the living world. (2019-03-04)
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