Tag: "computational" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...ating global warming," says Dan Rokhsar, who heads computational
genomics at the JGI and is one of the co-authors of a research article in the Oct. 1 issue of Science. "Now that we have a glimpse at the inner workings of diatoms, we're better positioned to understand how changes in their population numbers will tr...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...ational outreach; Barbara Jones, a theoretical and computational
physicist who as CPN's "roving theoretician" will study quantum spins and help various groups interpret their data; and Dan Rugar, a manager of nanoscale studies who is developing a magnetic resonance force microscope to detect individual electron an...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...eins folding to human movement." Mathematical and computational
models provide the framework for understanding complexity in life--a requirement for further progress in biology and medicine. "The group at Stanford has a wide range of expertise, but a particular strength in physics-based simulation of biologic str...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
Koller, whose work focuses on the use of computational
methods to resolve uncertainty in complex informat...ny genes, proteins, metabolites and signals" using computational
modeling, and is optimistic that she can help to identify patterns of gene expression across species...
Internet data-mining of natural history
... those tools by bringing together the expertise of computational
specialists, population biologists and statisticians, with the goal of making the data sets accessible to researchers, conservation biologists, educators and citizens." Kelling's co-PIs at the Lab of Ornithology are Director John Fitzpatrick and Ass...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
... affordable genotyping and sequencing. Integrated computational
tools will help researchers manage large, well-characterized collections of patient data and design experiments using secure informatics tools for sample management. An integrated SNP selection tool will be provided to automate queries and create SNP...
Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool
... from diverse sources. Using its high-performance computational
infrastructure and a world-class team of biologists and computer technologists, the cyberinfrastructure group will continue to develop PathPort as a key to unlock the door to the acquisition of more powerful knowledge for infectious disease research....
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...this argument is unfounded." Through sophisticated computational
analysis, the researchers concluded that today's corn is the product of two very closely related ancestral species that no longer exist. About 5 million years ago the species crossed and, in doing so, doubled the number of genes. Through mechanisms n...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...equencing Nanotechnology" This group will develop computational
modeling to guide the fabrication of a novel nanotechnology sequencing device, as well as design electronic control and detection experiments. Using this information, the group will build a device in which stretched DNA molecules would be made to pas...
Rutgers is on the 'NIH Roadmap'
...tes. The third grant will be used to address the computational
challenges in the study of large molecular complex...ize her experience managing the PDB to develop new computational
systems and tools for the large amount of data involved in this work....
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
...s, biology and biochemistry, and associate dean of computational
and computer science for the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. "Like anything, research is a practiced art, and the discoveries that result are what come from hands-on training. Grants like this give students experience in doing resea...
Study in Royal Society journal on how relationship status influences sex ratios
...is implies that this unicellular organism has high computational
ability to solve some optimization problem, difficult even for human.Contact: Dr Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, SAPPORO, 060-0812, Japan Proceedings of The Royal Society A: M...
International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence
...y of genome sequences from other organisms, better computational
models and other improved resources." The Nature paper also provides the scientific community with a peer-reviewed description of the finishing process, and an assessment of the quality of the finished human genome sequence, which was deposited in...
For inferring the biological tree of life, simple is better
... and Evolutionary Biology. His laboratory combines computational
work on phylogenetic methods with experimental studies to understand how genes evolve new functions. He is particularly interested in the evolution of hormones and the receptor proteins that mediate their effects on the body. In 2003, Thornton resur...
New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells
... albeit by making frequent errors. With the aid of computational
biology methods, we will be performing more detailed biochemical analyses and structural studies to determine if our impressions are correct," said Mineaki Seki, Ph.D., research associate in the basic research division at UPCI and the paper's first a...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A novel computational
method to detect disease-causing genes accurately ...e of Science. This approach, another innovation in computational
genetic analysis from Roche scientists, promises to accelerate markedly the discovery of mouse corre...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
... going on here isn't based on just one neuron. The computational
property is actually an emergent property of hundreds or thousands of neurons cooperating to produce the amazing processing power of the brain." With Jose Principe, a UF distinguished professor of electrical engineering and director of UF's Computa...
BU chemist to map DNA's surface, uncovering details that will show how structure abets function
... structure found using a special probe, to develop computational
methods that can predict these patterns in any sequence of DNA, and to use these experimental and computational
approaches to build structural maps of the genome. To build the database, Tullius will expand earlie...
Powerful 'toolkit' developed for functional profiling of yeast genes
...iting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins and a computational
biologist in the HiT Center, among others. ...
Virginia Tech, TIGR sign memorandum for new alliance
...h capacity in the life sciences and enhance TIGR's computational
and experimental capacity, according to Steger and...een at the cutting edge of using biotechnology and computational
tools to protect animal and human life. The university is home to the Fralin Biotechnology Center an...
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