Navigation Links
Sleeping Computers Yield Clues About Genetic Disorders

Researchers can now perform gene mapping, ten times faster than the conventional programs, using the spare time of linked computers// and unwind the mysteries associated with genetic disorders. The results of the study, conducted by researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, have been published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, June 2006 issue.

Known as Superlink-Online, the system reduces the time-consuming process of identifying the exact location of a disease gene in affected families’ genomes – a crucial step in developing effective disease treatments.

‘Superlink-Online makes feasible some computations that were not previously possible,’ says Dr. Alejandro Sch?ffer, staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Development started five years ago by Technion Computer Science Professor Dan Geiger and Dr. Ma’ayan Fishelson (at that time Geiger’s doctoral student). Now, with the help of the Condor middleware system, Superlink-Online is running in parallel on 200 computers at the Technion and 3,000 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The system can be accessed freely as a password-protected service through the Internet, and final results are combined and output as if they were run on a single computer.

‘Over the last half year, dozens of geneticists around the world have used Superlink-Online, and thousands of runs – totaling 70 computer years – have been recorded,’ says Professor Assaf Schuster, head of the Technion’s Distributed Systems Laboratory, which developed Superlink-Online’s computational infrastructure.

According to Technion Ph.D. student Mark Silberstein, the system’s current developer, Superlink-Online’s already formidable power (it recently completed in 7 hours computations that would have taken a full year on a single computer) will be increased dramatically in the near future when it is connected to thousands of addition
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sleeping sickness - a silent killer
2. Help For Kids With Difficulty In Sleeping
3. Sleeping Less May be related to Weight Gain
4. Sleeping Boy Does A Rip Van Winkle
5. With New Drug To Fight Against Sleeping, Your Increment Is Not Far Away
6. Uganda Reports Failure To Contain Sleeping Sickness
7. Fluorescent markers to distinguish Trypanosoma brucei strains causing Sleeping Sickness
8. Sleeping Is No Mean Art … It Is A Privilege Denied To Many
9. Toddlers Have Respiratory Trouble When Sleeping With Their Face Up
10. Sleeping disorder risk factor for heart attacks
11. Newer Generation Sleeping Pills Lack Superior Performance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Sleeping Computers Yield Clues About Genetic Disorders

(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... Nov. 14 The following is,the prepared testimony of ... and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding behind the counter,availability of ... of the National Community,Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and a pharmacist ... thank the FDA for holding this public meeting to,explore ...
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 14 Research that ... new product,launches to manufacturing and online financial services ... an online research repository managed by,research and consulting ... key findings and key metrics in these studies, ...
... The finding might help lead to new treatments, scientists say ... they,ve have uncovered a biological "switch" for key genes in ... are silenced by distinct changes in the density of structures ... the first time exactly how genes get shut down in ...
... has indicated that FlexNow(R) Joint Formula shows significant, ... pain., EGG HARBOR TWP., N.J., Nov. 14 ... FlexNow(R) Joint Formula, has announced the,findings from the ... June,at the Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education ...
... from Peripheral Arterial Disease is Caused,by Smoking, ... well,aware of the risk of cancer from smoking, ... body,s vascular system. Smoking damages the,blood vessels and ... including,peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, heart attack, abdominal ...
... 14 Following is a statement,by Linda A. ... (CHPA), regarding today,s FDA public meeting seeking comments,on ... behalf of our member companies, CHPA was pleased ... discussion of expanded consumer,access to medicines. As the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NCPA President Steve Giroux's Testimony at FDA Behind the Counter Hearing 2Health News:NCPA President Steve Giroux's Testimony at FDA Behind the Counter Hearing 3Health News:NCPA President Steve Giroux's Testimony at FDA Behind the Counter Hearing 4Health News:NCPA President Steve Giroux's Testimony at FDA Behind the Counter Hearing 5Health News:Best Practice Database Adds New Research on New Product Launches, Online Financial Services and Manufacturing Operations 2Health News:Video: BSP Pharma Inc. Announces Groundbreaking Findings from The Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education and Research Joint Health Clinical Study 2Health News:A New Reason to Quit for the Great American Smokeout 2Health News:Statement From the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Proposed New 'Third Class' of Medicines 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... DALLAS , Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... research report to its store . ... from aging of population, consumption upgrade and policy ... industry has seen rapid development over the years, ... yuan in 2006 to 9.85 billion yuan in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... AARP Foundation today announced it has established a ... the severe cold weather that has gripped much of ... helping those in need; so to support these emergency ... contributions up to $250,000, which could mean up to ... through AARP Foundation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced ... Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM).   As a result of ... approval, and Shire expects to complete the tender offer on ... to the satisfaction of all of the remaining conditions to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3
... onboard rail clamps mount ... tables and stretchers. The ... need for lifting. Easy ... stable surface combined with ...
The DHS Basic Set is available with either self-tapping or non-self-tapping screws. Either instrument set provides complete instrumentation in one graphic case for use with the Universal Implant Set,...
... is a versatile, fully powered orthopaedic and ... traction facilities, a powered centre break and ... versatile too. ,<br.,In fact the RX600 is ... it is for traction procedures. The RX600 ...
... orthopedic trauma procedures. Part of the ... trauma table top provides a complete, ... positioning and provides for skin or ... hip pinnings; femur, supine or lateral ...
Medicine Products: