ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Melamine Detection in Infant Formula Powder Using Near- and Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy"
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Lisa J. Mauer, Ph.D.
Department of Food Science
West Lafayette, Ind. 47907
ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cloud computing brings cost of protein research down-to-earth
Journal of Proteome Research
The amazingly powerful computers at Amazon.com where online customers order books, CDs, and other products are giving scientists an inexpensive tool to crunch massive amounts of data being generated by efforts to understand proteins. Termed proteomics, the large-scale study of all the proteins in an organism, promises new ways of diagnosing and treating hundreds of diseases. In a report scheduled for the June 5 issue of ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research, scientists describe the development of free tools using Amazon's "cloud computing" service that can help shoulder scientists' data crunching needs with its brawny network of computers.
In the report, Brian D. Halligan and colleagues note that a major challenge in proteomics research involves obtaining and maintaining the costly computational infrastructure required for analysis of data. "Cloud computing," using a large network of computers to tackle one complex task, may make this mountain of data easier to manage.
The researchers describ
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