Homogenization of northern U.S. Great Lakes forests due to land use

submitted by: edtech-isu
Human land use of forested regions has intensified worldwide in recent decades, threatening long-term sustainability. Primary effects include conversion of land cover or reversion to an earlier stage of successional development. Both types of change can have cascading effects through ecosystems; however, the long-term effects where forests are allowed to regrow are poorly understood. We quantify the regional-scale consequences of a century of Euro-American land use in the northern U.S. Great...
Authors: Lisa a. Schulte, David j. Mladenoff, Thomas r. Crow, Laura c. Merrick, David t. Cleland

BEMuSE - protein folding for the grid

submitted by: iSGTW

This video is courtesy of EU-IndiaGrid and shows the setup of a simple simulation using BEMuSE, software for faster folding of proteins using grid computing. (http://euindia.ictp.it/bemuse/video-tutorials/)

This video shows:

* The structure of the restarts
* The configuration of a simulation
* The submission of the jobs

Installing and using the BioBar toolbar for Firefox

submitted by: simont

This video shows how to install and use the BioBar toolbar on Firefox. This is a nifty addition to the browser that makes accessing many of the usual online databases and tools very easy. It also allows you to easily run a search at these databases without having to navigate to the website first. BioBar can be found at biobar.mozdev.org and was written by Jawahar Swaminathan at the EBI.

Computational image analysis: from cells to tissues - Prof. Ioannis Kakadiaris

submitted by: ralanharris

Principles of image analysis. Segmentation, edge detection, and feature extraction. Imaging tissue section images obtained by H&E staining, immuno-histochemistry, and multi-color FISH. Part of the Computer-Aided Discovery Methods course taught at Baylor College of Medicine.

Rosetta via GENIUS on the EUChinaGRID

submitted by: iSGTW

This video was produced by GILDA and INFN to show the use of Rosetta protein-folding software on the EUChinaGRID cyberinfrastructure via the GENIUS grid portal.

Antibody-protein interactions: benchmark datasets and prediction tools evaluation

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submitted by: apryl
Background The ability to predict antibody binding sites (aka antigenic determinants or B-cell epitopes) for a given protein is a precursor to new vaccine design and diagnostics. Among the various methods of B-cell epitope identification X-ray crystallography is one of the most reliable methods. Using these experimental data computational methods exist for B-cell epitope prediction. As the number of structures of antibody-protein complexes grows, further interest in prediction...
Authors: Julia v Ponomarenko, Philip e Bourne