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New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

...ded LIAI a $25 million contract to create a single repository of immune epitopes from critical disease-causing microbes, including agents that might be used in a bioterrorist attack. Influenza epitopes comprise only a portion of the extensive database, which has become the largest single collection of such info...

LIAI completes world's most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data

...veloped the database ?which is the world's largest repository of scientific data on how the body's immune system responds to infectious agents -- under a $25 million contract awarded by the NIAID in 2004. The database places particular emphasis on emerging infectious diseases, such as West Nile virus, along...

Iowa State University botanists identify new species of North American bamboo

...ious reasons, the Eastern U.S. and East Asia are a repository for a lot of diversity," Clark said. "But we still don't understand exactly how long it has been since our bamboos separated from their Asiatic cousins. And we don't know how we ended up with three species in North America and 500 in East Asia," ...

Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu

...iscovery. CNIC will also become the central repository for the project’s research data. The database will...d at partner sites. "The availability of a central repository that is built upon distributed information and data storage not only allows one to collect informati...

Math model predicts cancer behavior

...mark of a good mathematical model: it's not just a repository of data that is put together; it actually tells you which variables are the important ones and gives outcomes that you wouldn't have otherwise predicted." The current model predicts that in mild environmental conditions ?imagine a lush rainforest, ...

Protein structure initiative launches new resources for the scientific community

...te of General Medical Sciences, funded a materials repository in September. Next year, it will create an information hub where researchers can search for and submit structural information. Meanwhile, PSI scientists will continue to develop new methods and tools for protein structure studies that are being comme...

Plutonium or greenhouse gases? Weighing the energy options

...e equal to the present capacity anticipated at the repository at Yucca Mountain," Ewing said, referring to the proposed disposal site in Nevada that has been under study for more than two decades. Ewing recently co-edited a book, "Uncertainty Underground," that reviews uncertainties in the analysis of the long-...

Surprise finding for stretched DNA

...iliar with the winding staircase image of DNA, the repository of a biological cell's genetic information. But few of us realize just how tightly that famous double helix is wound. Stretched to its full length, a single molecule of human DNA extends more than three feet, but, when wound up inside the nucleus o...

UCR researchers design chip that can improve citrus varieties

...an and Spain who deposited sequences to the public repository maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information also made valuable contributions. The use of all available public data resulted in very nice coverage of the citrus genome. We are pleased with the outcome ?the initial data from the cit...

BioMed Central launches Biology Direct

... GenBank and PubMed Central, the NLM's open access repository for literature in the life sciences. Lipman and Koonin, speaking on the eve of the journal's launch, explain the motivation for establishing Biology Direct: "We were compelled to launch this experiment because, while scientific publishing cannot be...

Largest study of human 'interactome' reveals a novel way

... in the Human Protein Reference Database (HPRD), a repository of information on protein-protein interactions collected from the published literature and stored in a format suitable for rapid study and comparison with other animal cells. HPRD was developed by the IOB and the Pandey laboratory. "Using HPRD and s...

Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited

...ide the World Health Organization−designated repository laboratories and may be used as a bioweapon. Detection of a smallpox case could represent an intentional bioterrorism event requiring an immediate, coordinated response by public health, medical, and law enforcement personnel to control the outbreak...

U-M scientists say fused genes trigger the development of prostate cancer

...computational tool to 'crunch' the world's largest repository of genotypes to predict their haplotypes -- and th...tute of Health's National Library of Medicine. The repository includes all publicly available data on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which are sites in t...

Software 'agents' could help unmask reality of disease clusters

...ans that agents could be sent to the original data repository in order to carry out the analysis there, and then send back an aggregate report that does not reveal individual identities."Software agents could provide flexible but controlled access to unmodified confidential data, and return only results that do...

California computer scientists double volume of data in NIH biotech repository

...computational tool to 'crunch' the world's largest repository of genotypes to predict their haplotypes -- and th...tute of Health's National Library of Medicine. The repository includes all publicly available data on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which are sites in t...

From a Few Wild Ancestors, a Citrus Cornucopia

...CR) resource that is used cooperatively by the ARS repository -- has been gathering accessions for almost a century. Right now its holdings number about 900 specimens, many of which were acquired outside the United States. But it hasn’t been known, until recently, just what the collection’s real breadth and sco...

Public collections of DNA and RNA sequence reach 100 gigabases

... to explore the possibility of developing a public repository for sequence information. In the early 1980s this led to the launch of two databases: the first was the EMBL Data Library, based at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL] in Heidelberg, Germany [the Data Library is now known as EMBL Bank an...

NIH creates nationwide network of molecular libraries screening centers

...International, a drug discovery research firm. The repository houses the collection of small molecules that will...be used for screening by the centers. Already, the repository has acquired nearly 100,000 compounds that are being utilized by the NCGC. "This new Screening Cent...

Unique library of plant genes germinates, takes root at UNC

...nd potatoes. "But it's also much more than just a repository of genetic information," said Dr. Todd J. Vision, assistant professor of biology in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. "It allows plant researchers to ask complex questions that involve comparisons across different genes and species, such as 'what ...

DOE JGI launches IMG public online microbial genome data clearinghouse

...quence information it generates into GenBank®, the repository maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. ### To familiarize the user community with the IMG system, a series of IMG presentations will be offered in various locations during March and April. The schedule is available at http...

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