Science Nation - Coral - White Pox

submitted by: nsf
We often hear about insects and other animals passing on diseases to humans, so-called zoonotic diseases, such as rabies, cholera, West Nile virus, etc...Now, for the first time, researchers are examining a disease that humans are spreading to an animal, specifically Elkhorn coral off the Florida Keys. With support from the National Science Foundation, Rollins College biologist Kathryn Sutherland is tracing this emerging infectious disease phenomenon, known as "reverse zoonosis." Elkhorn...

The Commonwealth Shines A Light On The World’s Biggest Killer

submitted by: commonwealthvideo
Learn more on: http://www.thecommonwealth.org Did you know that Non communicable diseases, or NCDs, are the world’s biggest killer? NCDs are diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and diabetes. These diseases are consequences of your lifestyle and the environment you live in. Young people are hit hard by NCDs because lifestyle habits are often adopted at this stage of life and frequently remain well into adulthood. If we act now we can change lives forever. Join the...

Tip of the Week: SNPexp

submitted by: OpenHelix

A quick introduction to a web-based tool that allows you to correlate SNPs in a region with gene expression levels. See http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=9275 for more details.

Tip of the Week: PolySearch

submitted by: OpenHelix

This tip is a quick introduction to PolySearch, for more information, see: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=9084

This Week in Microbiology Live in NOLA (MWV50)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld

In episode 50 of MicrobeWorld Video, Vincent, Michael, and Stanley recorded episode #8 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, with guests Andreas Baümler, Nicole Dubilier, and Paul Rainey. They spoke about how pathogens benefit from disease, symbioses between chemosynthetic bacteria and marine invertebrates, and repetitive sequences in bacteria.

Tip of the week: VirusMINT

submitted by: OpenHelix

For more information about this resource, see our blog post at URL http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=7790. VirusMINT shows interactions BETWEEN human and viral proteins on the same interaction map.

Tip of the Week: DAnCER for disease-annotated epigenetics data

submitted by: OpenHelix

DAnCER allows exploration of chromatin modifications and disease relationships; see http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=7245 for links and references.

Tip of the Week: SIFT: Sorting Intolerant (SNPs) From Tolerant

submitted by: OpenHelix

Today's Tip of the Week is a quick intro to SIFT, find more information at: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=7098

Tip of the Week: PolyPhen

submitted by: OpenHelix

This week's tip is on PolyPhen, a predictor of nonsynonymous SNP impacts on protein functions. For more information about PolyPhen and SNP functional prediction see the blog post: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=6867

Dogs help to decode human DNA

submitted by: COMED2010
Dogs are more than man’s best friends; they can help us unravelling the genetic of diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, cardiovascular troubles, diabetes etc. Living in the same environment human and dogs are suffering from the same diseases but the genetic complexity is quite lower in dogs. During 4 years 20 veterinary schools spread across Europe are working together to collect 10.000 blood samples from purebred dogs affected by similar diseases as human. The analysis of the genome of...