Towards Transparency of Computational Analyses: A Central SOP Repository

submitted by: dougramsey
The methodologies used to generate genome and metagenome annotations are diverse and vary between groups and laboratories. Descriptions of the annotation process are helpful in interpreting genome annotation data. Some groups have produced Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that describe the annotation process, but standards are lacking for structure and content of these descriptions. A general structure for SOP documents that are relevant to genome annotation, metagenomics, environmental...

Challenges in Ecological Metagenomics

submitted by: dougramsey
Since the first metagenomics study was published 17 years ago, the ability to make ecological inferences has been limited by sequencing throughput and the ability to analyze the data. Yet, if the potential of metagenomics to help us decipher the structure and function of microbial ecosystems is to be realized, it is essential that our bioinformatics tools motivate our sequencing efforts. This is analogous to the bioinformatics advances that were made to accelerating the sequencing of the...

Metagenomics 2008 Day 1 Panel Discussion: A Community Vision

submitted by: dougramsey

The first day at Metagenomics 2008 is discussed in a Q & A panel session at the end of the day.

Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: alex01

Gregory Rose from PharmExperts.com interviews J. Buccafusco (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA) about his development of new anti-Altzheimer drugs, designed to act by multiple mechanisms to improve congnition. Desensitization of nicotinic receptors is one of the novel approaches proposed by Buccafusco. Three of his compounds are currently in advanced preclinical evaluation.

NeuroVr a relaxation protocol for obese patients

submitted by: atnp lab

a protocol developed by Atnp Lab www.neurovr.org for relaxation of obese patients

INCONTINENTIA PIGMENTI

submitted by: camdic
Incontinentia pigmenti, is a rare genodermatosis, also called Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome or Bloch-Siemens, that shows early at birth or in the neonatal period. In its classical form, the cutaneous symptomatology develops through three steps. 1st step, with evidence of injuries, of erythematic-vescicular-blistered kind and one wave after another, linearly positioned and involving upper body and limbs;haematic hypereosinophilia is also present. 2nd step, that pops up between the second and...