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Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is an information technology applied in biological research to store, collect and retrieve biologically oriented data, to analyze and predict the composition of molecules (nucleic acids, proteins, etc.), and to model biological systems through mathematical, statistical and computer methods. Major studies in this field include sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, protein structure alignment, protein structure prediction, prediction of gene expression and protein-protein interactions, and the modeling of evolution.


Bioinformatics Articles

Introduction. Bioinformatics: from molecules to systems
One contribution of 15 to a Discussion Meeting Issue 'Bioinformatics: from molecules to systems'.

Date: 14 Aug 2006, Rating: 1.00

Researchers simulate complete structure of virus -- on a computer
News: the first computer simulation of an entire life form -- a virus-- has been completed...

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: 1.00

HortResearch science reveals the natural potential of apples
Fruit lovers worldwide may soon enjoy new, healthier, tastier apples, following the release this week of crucial genetic data which fruit breeders say will help revolutionise the produce industry.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Computer scientist sorts out confusable drug names
Was that Xanex or Xanax? Or maybe Zantac? If you're a health care professional you'd better know the difference--mistakes can be fatal.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: 3.00

Powerful new tool for studying brain development
Scientists have given investigators around the world free access to a powerful tool for studying brain development.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: 4.00

NYU algorithm enhances ability to detect cancer genes
Researchers have developed a new algorithm that enhances the ability to detect a cancer gene, and have applied their algorithm to map the set of tumor-suppressor genes involved in lung cancer.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: 10.00

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 (azidothymidine, AZT).

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Researchers Teach Computers How to Name Images By 'Thinking'
Penn State researchers have "taught" computers how to interpret images using a vocabulary of up to 330 English words...

Date: 9 Nov 2006, Rating: not rated

Bioinformatics in microbial biotechnology – a mini review
For the last decade, bioinformatics techniques have been developed to identify and analyze various components of cells such as gene and protein function, interactions, and metabolic and regulatory pathways. The next decade will belong to understanding cel

Date: 28 Jun 2006, Rating: 5.14, 15 pages

In silico identification and comparative analysis of differentially expressed genes in human and mouse tissues
Large-scale expressed sequence tag (EST) – based bioinformatics analysis deal with the heterogenous tissue and organ terms used to describe EST libraries due to the rich libraries and tremendous amount of data available in the public domain.

Date: 28 Jun 2006, Rating: not rated, 11 pages

New Recipe for Discovery: An Online Blend of Worms, Flies, Yeast
A new computational approach that integrates data about how genes interact with each other in roundworms, fruit flies and yeast was recently developed. This serves as a valuable resource for biologists, who might first do a quick online query to learn new

Date: 27 Jun 2006, Rating: not rated

Key Root-development Pathway Mapped Using Advanced Genomic Technique
A genomic analytical method was applied to discover the components of complex biological pathways governing development in Arabidopsis, a basic biological model for flowering plants, including crop plants.

Date: 27 Jun 2006, Rating: not rated

Bioinformatics Successfully Predicts Immune Response To One Of The Most Complex Viruses Known
Using bioinformatics, a research team was able to demonstrate an extremely high rate of prediction accuracy (95%) of immune response in a pathogen, vaccinia virus. The vaccinia virus is a non-dangerous virus used in the smallpox vaccine because it is rela

Date: 27 Jun 2006, Rating: 4.00