New Informatics Tool Makes the Most of Genomics DataNews
The rise of genomics, the shift from considering genes singly to collectively, is adding a new dimension to medical care. A new computational tool combines multiple types of genomic information to make stronger predictions about what genomic features are associated with specific drug responses.
Getting to Know the Microbes that Drive Climate ChangeNews
A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change.Read more
How Many People Die From TB Every Year?News
Discrepancies between the estimates for global tuberculosis deaths is due to different methodologies and data sources used by each institution. The results highlight the need to improve the modeling approaches in these countries in order to understand the true burden of the disease and design adequate health policies.Read more
ExPecto Patronum! Magical Machine Learning Tool Summons DNA Dark Matter DataNews
A new machine learning framework, dubbed ExPecto, can predict the effects of mutations in the so-called “dark matter” regions of the human genome. ExPecto pinpoints how mutations can disrupt the way genes turn on and off throughout your body.
UPS Ensures a Stable Outlook for Diamond Light SourceArticle
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron facility and is used by over 7,000 researchers from both academia and industry to conduct essential experiments that keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research. Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment, it is therefore imperative that a stable power supply is maintained to the equipment.Read more
Biosafety and the Agents of DoomArticle
To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.
X-ray Crystallography: Exploring the Frontiers of Structural BiologyArticle
For over a century, X-ray crystallography has enabled scientists to elucidate biological structures in exquisite detail. Now, powerful new technologies are bringing unprecedented opportunities to add to the history of breakthroughs in this cutting-edge field.Read more
How the Internet of Things is Connecting Up Lab EcosystemsArticle
If the 20th century was about improving technology, the 21st century has focused on improving access to technology. In this article, we look at how the "Internet of Things" (IoT) movement is changing research, and find that IoT in the lab is at an important crossroadsRead more
Multiomics and Metaproteomics: Why More Is Better In Proteomic Data AnalysisArticle
Developments in next-gen multi-omics have made it possible to generate and process massive amounts of data that cover anything from genomic mutations to metabolomic and microbiological processes. However, handling and analyzing all this data continues to present challenges to even the most experienced bioinformatics experts. In this article we explore some of the solutions and advancements in multi-omics and metaproteomics data analysis approaches.Read more
Faster Progress for Cancer Research Requires FAIRer Access to Health and Research DataArticle
Advances in research mean researchers have access to more data than ever before, but effectively using and sharing this data has become a major challenge in modern research. In this article, Fiona Nielsen, founder of data platform Repositive, explains how data providers can make access to data easier and more secure.Read more