Whole Genome Sequencing Towards Individualized Cancer Care

Whole Genome Sequencing or WGS is a process that looks at the whole genome. Discover how WGS can help in creating a more effective treatment regimen for cancers

Catching The Common Cold Virus Genome

A new study by Brigham Young University researchers on the virus behind nearly half of all cold infections explains how and where evolution occurs in the rhinovirus genome and what this means for possible vaccines.

After 5 Years, Free Systems Biology Markup Language Has Proven Popular

A scientific paper that describes a file format used by scientists to represent models of biological processes has exceeded 500 citations in the ISI Web of Knowledge, an online academic database that documents the impact of scientific publications.

New Software To Understand Viruses

Computer scientists and biologists at the University of Southampton have used the combined power of computing resources within the institution to develop software which provides a better understanding of how viruses evolve.

Toward A Systems Biology Map Of Iron Metabolism

Scientists have taken the first steps toward constructing a systems biology map of iron metabolism.

What It Might Take to Unravel the 'Lean Mean Machine' That Is Cancer

Scientists describe gene expression in a prostate cancer cell: more sweeping, more targeted and more complex than we could ever have imagined, even five years ago.

New 3-D Structural Model Of Critical H1N1 Protein Developed

In just two weeks from the time the first patient virus samples were made available, Singapore scientists report an evolutionary analysis of a critical protein produced by the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus strain.

Compendium Of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers Established As Strategic Approach To Early-Detection

A cancer scientist from Johns Hopkins has convinced an international group of colleagues to delay their race to find new cancer biomarkers

New Computational Tool for Cancer Treatment

Many human tumors express indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an enzyme which mediates an immune-escape in several cancer types.

Darwin Meets Facebook: Social Networking Tool Lets Natural Historians Share Data

Natural history plans to chart life on earth, yet the discipline risks being buried under a landslide of painstakingly collected data that isn't always used.

Bioinformatics Sheds Light On Evolutionary Origin Of Rickettsia Virulence Genes

Scientists have revealed that genes for a specific type of molecular secretion system in Rickettsia, a structure that is linked in many cases to virulence, have been conserved over many years of evolution.

Introductory Workbook on Perl for Biology Students

Perl script is designed to visualize virtually the features of nucleotide strings. In the present endeavour, a few exercises are conceived to unravel the inherent features of DNA using perl script.

The MPI Bioinformatics Toolkit for protein sequence analysis

The MPI Bioinformatics Toolkit is an interactive web service which offers access to a great variety of public and in-house bioinformatics tools.

Poxvirus Bioinformatics Resource Center: a comprehensive Poxviridae informational and analytical resource

The Poxvirus Bioinformatics Resource Center has been established to provide informational and analytical resources to the scientific community to aid research directed at providing a better understanding of the Poxviridae family of viruses.

Construction of an open-access database that integrates cross-reference information from the transcriptome and proteome of immune cells

Although a huge amount of mammalian genomic data does become publicly available, there are still hurdles for biologists to overcome before such data can be fully exploited.

Genomics of large marine animals showcased in the Biological Bulletin

Though the slow moving purple sea urchin may look oblivious, lacking a head, eyes and ears, this prickly creature has an impressive suite of sensory receptors to detect outside signals.

Genome of simplest animal reveals ancient lineage, confounding array of complex capabilities

As Aesop said, appearances are deceiving—even in life's tiniest critters.

After the first decade of metagenomics -- adolescent growth spurt anticipated

Mostly hidden from the scrutiny of the naked eye, microbes have been said to run the world.

Complete Genomics launches, becomes world's first large-scale human genome sequencing company

Complete Genomics Inc., a third-generation human genome sequencing company, today announced its formal launch as the world's first provider of large-scale human genome sequencing services.

Diatom genome helps explain success in trapping excess carbon in oceans

Diatoms, mighty microscopic algae, have profound influence on climate, producing 20 percent of the oxygen we breathe by capturing atmospheric carbon and in so doing, countering the greenhouse effect.