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3 new informatics pilot projects to aid clinical and translational scientists nationwide

... three contracts for pilot projects to improve informatics support for researchers conducting small- to ... and strategies to improve human health. informatics support includes systems that store, process and ... projects, which will build on the existing strong informatics expertise at the institutions, will promote new ...

Insights into micromillimeters

... of Pathology and of Medical Biometry and informatics at the University of Heidelberg and the Japanese ... Grabe of the Institute for Medical Biometry and informatics and research director at the TIGA Center. ... and the Institute of Medical Biometry and informatics with whom we can develop concrete clinical uses ...

MBL develops infrastructure and portal for Encyclopedia of Life

... in the spring of 2007. The EOL Biodiversity informatics Group, based at the MBL and led by David J. ... management system that the Biodiversity informatics Group has developed for the EOL draws from two ... the MBL was the first to develop and apply the informatics tools to do so. And the EOL is this concept writ ...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

... the UT Dental Branch; Paolo Decuzzi, Ph.D., associate professor of health informatics at The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston; and Milos Kojic, Ph.D., visiting professor of health informatics at UT School of Health Information Sciences and senior research scientist ...

Broad Institute researchers introduce next generation tool for visualizing genomic data

... view of integrative genomic data," said Jill Mesirov, Chief informatics Officer and Director of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the ... data types as they have arisen," said Michael Reich, Director of Cancer informatics Development at the Broad Institute. "IGV was designed from the ground up ...

Wanted: 40,000 more health IT professionals

... by William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Medical informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University. The ... be done on other health IT professions, such as those who are biomedical informatics professionals as well as those who work in non-hospital settings. ...

Book is the first high-resolution digital mouse brain atlas designed for Web applications

... visual guide that emphasizes brain organization and greatly facilitates informatics processing. In addition, more than 80 genes showing unique expression ... for basic and clinical neuroscientists, molecular biologists, genomics and informatics researchers, drug development researchers, physiologists, and computer ...

Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference

... Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare's Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute; Scottsdale Medical Imaging LTD; and the School of Computing, informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. In another presentation, Dr. Weiss discussed ...

After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

... repeat (LTR) sequences of transposable elements, a curious sort of "jumping" genetic sequence initially dropped into genomes by viruses. IU School of informatics (Bloomington) bioinformaticians Mina Rho and Haixu Tang oversaw the survey of mammalian and non-mammalian genomes. Transposable elements often ...

Computers aid in cracking deception in plants

... it and, in some cases, to alter the host's function to its own benefit," said Dmitry Korkin, assistant professor in the University of Missouri informatics Institute and Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering. "All this mimicry occurs among proteins." Korkin recently received a ...

MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study

... million federal grant to serve as the data coordinating center for the largest epidemiological study ever on autism. MSU's Biomedical Research informatics Core, established in 2001 and now part of the university's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, will collect and create a repository for ...

Tumor growth and chemo response may be predicted by mathematical model

... annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Denver this spring, Vittorio Cristini, Ph.D., an associate professor of health informatics at The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston, demonstrated the predictability of tumor growth in brain cancer and ...

DNA barcoding of mosquito species deployed in bid to end elephantiasis

... History Museum. Co-sponsored by the Encyclopedia of Life and 12 other leading institutions, the event is an exposition of the latest biology-related informatics tools and technologies, as well as their potential linkages and applications. JRS Board President James L. Edwards, Executive Director of the ...

NIH Clinical and Translational Science Consortium grows to 39 members

... populations, local community and advocacy organizations, and health care providers; creating best practices to improve clinical research informatics tools to analyze research data and manage clinical trials; designating technologies for marketing and licensing purposes that will increase global ...

Molecular fingerprints point the way to earlier cancer diagnosis and more targeted treatment

... look at gene expression was new. With his mentor, Dr. Arul M. Chinnaiyan, director of Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, Pathology Research informatics and Cancer Bioinformatics at Michigan, he helped develop the next step: the ability to look at expression of hundreds of proteins at a time, instead ...

Predicting risk of stroke from one's genetic blueprint

... Boston, MAA new statistical model could be used to predict an individual's lifetime risk of stroke, finds a study from the Children's Hospital informatics Program (CHIP). Using genetic information from 569 hospital patients, the researchers showed that their predictive model could estimate an ...

UCR scientists identify stem-cell genes that help form plant organs

... Reddy acknowledged that developing the atlas is a difficult venture, requiring a synthesis of multiple disciplines such as genomics, live-imaging and informatics sciences. "But our work breaks ground to make this a reality and we have already initiated some work in this direction," he said. ...

Mixing genomics and geography yields insights into life and environment

... sensor species, but by examining biological changes within tiny organisms, said Mark Gerstein, the Albert L. Williams professor of biomedical informatics and professor of molecular biophysics & biochemistry and computer science. "Such biosensors are the modern equivalent of canaries in a coal mine,' ...

Biologist enhances use of bioinformatic tools and achieves precision in genetic annotation

... of microorganisms with various levels of pregenomic information and genic complexity", Dr Lavin used an emerging discipline: bioinformatics. By using informatics tools for studying sequences of DNA and proteins, he managed to generate databases for the genetic diversity of various organisms. Jos Luis Lavn's ...

Study: Excessive use of antiviral drugs could aid deadly flu

... the larger dynamic, perhaps it serves as a cautionary tale," said Daniel Janies, senior author of the study and an associate professor of biomedical informatics at Ohio State University. "Fighting infection is an arms race, and if we're not smart about how we use our arms and understand the evolutionary ...

UT faculty members win American Heart Association awards for advancing research

... contributions to trauma medicine include increased hemorrhage control through dressings, tourniquets and intravenous methods, as well as trauma informatics and systems. "Each year the American Heart Association selects one surgeon to receive a Lifetime Achievement award for their contributions to the ...

Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds

... adverse outcomes for older adults with multiple chronic illnesses," said Dorr, the study's lead investigator and an assistant professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology at OHSU. "Patients coping with two chronic health conditions are eight times as likely to die within a year as peers with ...

Biogeography, changing climates and niche evolution

... tools to predict future patterns of distribution and even evolution from the perspectives of ecology, paleontology, phylogenetics, and biodiversity informatics dealing with microbes, plants, and animals. Part of the Sackler Colloquium series, the event will take place at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, ...

Supercomputer provides massive computational boost to biomedical research at TGen

... and accelerate innovation in biomedical and engineering research," Suh said. "It is my hope to see this supercomputer system, and a supporting informatics program which Dan and I are putting together, bring the ASU and TGen scientists closer than before for even greater success." Saguaro 2 a ...

TGen spin-off MedTrust Online enables cancer doctors to quickly obtain best-available information

... TGen's genetic research discoveries into medical treatments and services. "While MedTrust is our third spin-off company, it is a first in the informatics area for TGen Accelerators, and marks a beginning in the effort to use the vast knowledge generated by TGen scientists for the commercial benefit of ...

Scientists trace molecular origin of proportional development

... the size relationship and proportionality of body parts during embryonic development, said Jun Ma, Ph.D., a researcher in the divisions of Biomedical informatics and Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children's and the study's corresponding author. "We used the fruit fly in our study to trace the ...

American College of Medical Genetics receives $13.5M NIH contract

... to: Establish an organized network of state newborn screening programs and clinical centers. Develop, implement and refine a national research informatics system for investigators and policy makers that dovetails with established national clinical networks. Establish and administer an efficient, ...

Coming soon: Self-guided, computer-based depression treatment

... interpersonal conflict, and stress and anxiety. Cartreine, a Harvard Medical School research psychologist based in the Division of Clinical informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, said the Virtual Space Station will make effective therapeutic depression treatment more easily ...

Syntermed licenses Emory ERTb software for enhanced cardiac imaging

... and accessibility of nuclear cardiology images has been licensed by Emory University to Syntermed, an Atlanta-based nuclear medicine imaging and informatics software company. The software, called the Emory Reconstruction Toolbox™ (ERTb™), was developed by Emory medical scientists Ernest ...

INCF organizes the first congress dedicated to the emerging field of neuroinformatics

... will convene September 7-9 at the Stockholm City Conference Center in Stockholm. The emerging neuroinformatics field combines neuroscience and informatics research to develop advanced tools and approaches to understanding the structure and function of the brain. The tools may also be applied to brain ...

Indiana U researchers launch social networking and research management tool for scientists

... and projects, send group messages, author blogs, and customize personal and group profiles all online. Indiana University School of Medicine informatics researchers have developed the Laboratree Research Management System to facilitate day-to-day research activities in a way that addresses the culture ...

Sounding out heart problems automatically

... the throat while the patient says, "Aaaah". But, research published in the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Medical Engineering and informatics looks set to add an information-age approach to diagnosing heart problems. The technique could circumvent the problem of the failing stethoscope ...

NIH expands national consortium dedicated to transforming clinical and translational research

... local community and advocacy organizations, and health care providers; creating best practices to improve clinical research informatics tools to analyze research data and manage clinical trials; designating technologies for marketing and licensing purposes that will ...

4 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway

... Marine Species (WoRMS) Campaign is led by GBIF Associate Participant OBIS. WoRMS is the next step in the long-term effort to make ocean biodiversity informatics an everyday part of the marine and biodiversity sciences and associated environmental management. WoRMS will be a standards based, quality ...

Scientists rebuild ancient proteins to reveal primordial Earth's temperature

... synthesis has only recently enabled the synthesis of ancestral genes, said Sridhar Govindarajan, Ph.D., co-author of the paper and vice president of informatics at DNA2.0, a California-based company that constructed the genes. Gene synthesis allows for a direct route from a calculated gene sequence to a ...

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to play central role addressing key questions in plant biology

... and collaborate. Since research is done in real-time as well as offline in conjunction with mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers, informatics experts, and even social scientists, plant biologists can be certain that the tools available through the iPlant network will reflect the latest ...

Emory, Ohio State launch partnership in predictive and personalized health care

... issues, education and training to change the culture around personalized healthcare, systems biology and mathematical bioscience; Biomedical informatics and information technology: data integration, hypothesis testing, biomedical informatics, health care information systems, high throughput computing, ...

Predicting growth hormone treatment success

... hormone to treat children who are abnormally short for a wide range of reasons. A study published in the online open access journal BMC Medical informatics and Decision Making describes a model that can be more widely applied than previous versions, with greater predictive accuracy. Jovanna Dahlgren ...

People who skip meals: are they better off?

... study author and director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at Intermountain Medical Center and adjunct assistant professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In the 1970s, scientists recognized that Latter-Day Saints (LDS) in Utah are less likely to die of ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 24, 2007

... and, equally significantly, in understanding how Chinese medicine works," say the authors. ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Phytochemical informatics of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Therapeutic Relevance" DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/jcisd8/asap/pdf/ci700155t.pdf ...
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