Introduction. Bioinformatics: from molecules to systems

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

Researchers simulate complete structure of virus -- on a computer

News: the first computer simulation of an entire life form -- a virus-- has been completed...

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.

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.

Powerful new tool for studying brain development

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

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.

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).

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...

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

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.

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

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.

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