Baltimore, MD (Scicasts) – A new online database combining symptoms, family history and genetic sequencing information is speeding the search for diseases caused by a single rogue gene.
Saarbrücken, Germany (Scicasts) – The term "big data" is defined as a huge amount of digital information, so big and so complex that normal database technology cannot process it.
Baltimore, MD (Scicasts) – Storing music and photos on distant computers via "cloud" technology is nothing new. But Johns Hopkins researchers are now using this tactic to collect detailed information from thousands of cancer cell samples.
Munich, Germany (Scicasts) - Just a few genes make enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) extremely dangerous to humans. If it were not for these genes, EHEC would hardly differ from harmless enteric bacteria.
San Francisco, CA (Scicasts) - Genedata, a provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, has announced the release of Genedata Biologics, an off-the-shelf software solution for comprehensive data management and analysis of biologics R&D activities.
Washington, DC (Scicasts) – Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center, has announced the launch of the Georgetown Database of Cancer or G-DOC. Under development for two years, G-DOC is a repository for biological information that is normally only available in scattered information libraries and tissue banks, if at all. Data sets grow as researchers deposit new information. G-DOC also contains relevant tools to analyze the data, plus new ones not seen before.
Dresden, Germany (Scicasts) - Transinsight, provider of semantic search technologies, releases the next version of its Enterprise Semantic Intelligence Knowledge Suite at the I-SEMANTICS Conference in Graz, Austria.
San Francisco, CA (Scicasts) - Genedata, a provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, has announced Genedata Selector, a new solution for biotechnological strain development in fermentation-based applications. The latest addition to the Genedata portfolio, Genedata Selector is an integrated data management and analysis system specifically for industrial biotechnology R&D. It supports industrial biotechnology production of feed and food additives, fine chemicals, biofuels, and personal care, pharmaceutical, and agrochemical products.
Durham, NC (Scicasts) - If scientists have identified some two million species, where can you find the latest information about the tree of life that unites them all? According to a report from National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina, an improved database gives scientists and educators access to state-of-the-art knowledge about the evolutionary relationships among living things.
Hinxton and London (Scicasts) - ChEMBLdb, a vast online database of information on the properties and activities of drugs and drug-like small molecules and their targets, launched earlier this week with information on over half a million compounds. The data lie at the heart of translating information from the human genome into successful new drugs in the clinic.