Navigation Links
OHSU teams with Intel to decode the root causes of cancer and other complex diseases
Date:4/22/2013

ysicists, genomicists, bio-informaticists, biologists and other experts. The team's first projects will be focused on genetic profiling of patients' tumors to look for patterns in how the disease progresses and how to relate this information to how the tumor will respond to treatment.

"This collaboration combines Intel's strengths in developing energy-efficient, extreme-scale computing solutions with OHSU's lead in visualizing and understanding complex biological information," said Stephen Pawlowski, Intel Senior Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, Datacenter and Connected Systems Group, Intel Corp. "We look forward to working together with the goal of improving the efficiency of complex disease diagnosis and personalized treatment."

The science inside

Working side by side with cancer as their first disease target, Intel's engineers and OHSU's biomedical experts are looking to develop a way to create a highly detailed circuit diagram of the genome. By comparing an individual patient's circuitry with the map of a healthy genome, scientists can isolate and study the patient's individual genetic abnormalities to determine which, if any, are linked to cancer. It sounds simple, but the computational demands of this work are intense, requiring clusters of supercomputers and customized algorithms geared to decode the bewildering complexity of human genetic variation.

One of the primary computing challenges is the need to analyze enough disease-causing malfunctions in a sufficiently large population of patients to detect statistically valid patterns in cellular circuitry linked to the progression of disease. Better understanding of how this circuitry works has potential to enable medical researchers to develop detection tools that find cancer at earlier and more treatable stages, diagnosis and staging methods that more precisely guide treatment decisions, and new treatments that more effectively shut down the molecular triggers
'/>"/>

Contact: Elisa Williams
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Impressive list of research teams for the 2013 HFSP Research Grants
2. US, New Zealand search-and-rescue teams recalled from Antarctic plane crash site
3. Basketball teams offer insights into building strategic networks
4. Thirty teams compete to interpret three families genomes
5. Pollution teams with thunderclouds to warm atmosphere
6. ONR taps research teams to help reduce jet noise
7. Do intellectual property rights on existing technologies hinder subsequent innovation?
8. Hyland Software Partners with Communication Intelligence Corporation (CIC), a Leading Supplier of Electronic Signature Solutions
9. Swarm intelligence
10. Warren Lammert Joins IntelliMedix Board of Advisors
11. Cornell engineers solve a biological mystery and boost artificial intelligence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... exists as five strains, none of which have approved ... Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV). Although not the strain currently devastating ... recently as 2012. In a new study appearing in ... report a possible therapy that could someday help treat ... Jonathan Lai and colleagues explain that about 50-90 percent ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Now that health advocates, campaigns against trans-fats have ... additive, they,re taking aim at sugar for its ... and policymakers are still wrangling over the best ... according to an article in Chemical & ... of the American Chemical Society. , In the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... be found in both unprocessed and processed foods. Over ... been infected with Listeria from processed food, ... is notoriously difficult to fight because it has an ... surroundings, says Associate Professor Birgitte Kallipolitis, University of Southern ... and Molecular Biology, she has published a study, which ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Potential therapy for the Sudan strain of Ebola could help contain some future outbreaks 2Researchers discover why Listeria bacterium is so hard to fight 2Researchers discover why Listeria bacterium is so hard to fight 3
... Cervical ripening that instigates preterm labor is distinct from ... researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. ... ripening and remodeling is likely just an accelerated version ... ripening is caused primarily by activation of inflammatory responses. ...
... It is a common perception that bigger, stronger, faster ... competing with other organisms in a given community. ... that in some structured communities, organisms increase their chances ... that allows competitors to survive as well, a sort ...
... is good Nature is full of mimicscreatures that ... animals. However, some mimics imitate their models more convincingly than ... to be a bad mimic. The research looked at three ... of accuracy, aggressive and bad-tasting ants. All of the mimics ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers find process of cervical ripening differs between term and preterm birth 2Bacteria develop restraint for survival in a rock-paper-scissors community 2News tips from the July issue of the American Naturalist 2News tips from the July issue of the American Naturalist 3
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Research ... "Global Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Industry Report 2014" ... Global Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Industry Report 2014 ... state of the global isotope ratio mass spectrometer industry. ... the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 After the boom of ... the next beverage craze is going to be the ... formulators can use Stress Relief energy pattern which can ... making of a beverage, including minerals, herbs and liquids. ... channeling that power into rapid recovery and helping to ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class ... atoms thick. , The University of Washington researchers ... materials can be connected in an atomically seamless ... be the basis for next-generation flexible and transparent ... technologies. , "Heterojunctions are fundamental elements of electronic ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... engineers from Singapore has successfully piloted the world,s ... communications. , With the weight of payloads being ... lightweight, low power-consuming, wireless communication system to do ... been a challenge for system designers. , The ... Nanyang Technological University in Singapore launched VELOX-I, which ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Industry Report 2014 2Stress Relief: 1 Way to De-Stress Your Beverage Formula 2Stress Relief: 1 Way to De-Stress Your Beverage Formula 3Stress Relief: 1 Way to De-Stress Your Beverage Formula 4Scientists craft atomically seamless, thinnest-possible semiconductor junctions 2ZigBee in the Sky 2
... 8, 2011 Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) ... Critical Care Nurses (AACN), to deliver a series of ... delivered on HCCS Learning Management Systems.  This training includes ... Orientation (ECCO) and Essentials of Nurse Manager ...
... of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a tunable superconducting ... photon (particle of light) in two frequencies, or colors, at ... the quantum world, is a chip-scale, microwave version of a ... sends a photon into either of two possible paths across ...
... For the first time since stem cells were discovered ... blood stem cell in its purest form – as ... blood system. This breakthrough opens the door to harnessing ... and other debilitating diseases more effectively. The ...
Cached Biology Technology:HCCS Partners with American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) to Offer Nurse Training 2HCCS Partners with American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) to Offer Nurse Training 3NIST prototype 'optics table on a chip' places microwave photon in 2 colors at once 2"Pure" Human Blood Stem-Cell Discovery Opens Door to Expanding Cells for More Clinical Use 2"Pure" Human Blood Stem-Cell Discovery Opens Door to Expanding Cells for More Clinical Use 3
... used to screen blots of mini format (8 ... up to 40 different antibodies or sera without ... apparatus includes a base plate, 2 separate, detachable ... x 7 cm membranes, and gaskets and clamps ...
Fingerprinting II Informatix cluster analysis is an optional module that adds dendrogram and phylogenetic tree construction, cluster and group significance, and congruence of techniques functions to ...
Fingerprinting II dimensioning techniques is an optional module that adds principal component analysis, multidimensional scaling, discriminant analysis and MANOVA, and self-organizing maps to the Fin...
Fingerprinting II cluster analysis is an optional module that adds dendrogram and phylogenetic tree construction, cluster and group significance, and congruence of techniques functions to the Fingerp...
Biology Products: