Posts by Category: Biological Informatics

PeerJ – Award Winning Biological, Medical, and Environmental Sciences Journal

May 30, 2018

PeerJ – Award Winning Biological, Medical, and Environmental Sciences Journal
https://peerj.com/

To solve our greatest challenges we need a 21st century update to scholarly communication. Their mission is to efficiently publish the world’s knowledge. They do this through Internet-scale innovation and Open Access licensing to save your time, your money, and to maximize recognition of your contributions. They aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community, while improving the overall publishing experience, and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century. They have two peer-reviewed publications: “PeerJ” serving the Biological, Medical and Environmental sciences and “PeerJ Computer Science.” Additionally we publish “PeerJ Preprints”, which is an innovative ‘preprint server’ covering Biology, Medical, Environmental and Computer Science. Authors can pay either a low-cost per article publication fee (i.e. APC) or for a lifetime publishing membership, which gives them the ability to publish their articles with them for free. The Q&A + annotations platform provides a second route to recognizing contributions for knowledge-share. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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PubMed

May 08, 2018

PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

PubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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London DNA Foundry

May 05, 2018

London DNA Foundry
http://www.londondnafoundry.co.uk/

State-of-the-art facilities bridging the gap between academia and industry to accelerate the commercial exploitation of synthetic biology research and technology. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™

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SmidgION – Nanopore Sensing for Use With Mobile Devices

April 04, 2018
 

SmidgION – Nanopore Sensing for Use With Mobile Devices
https://nanoporetech.com/products/smidgion

Nanopore sensing technology can uniquely be miniaturised for portable analysis of DNA and other biological molecules. The handheld MinION is already established for portable DNA sequencing. Oxford Nanopore has now started developing an even smaller device, SmidgION. he end-to-end process of sample preparation, measurement and analysis for nanopore technology is become increasingly simplified. For example, new kits allow ten minute library preparation, the VolTRAX will provide programmable hands-off sample preparation, and Oxford Nanopore provides analysis workflows such as ‘What’s in my Pot’ (WIMP). As end-to-end analysis becomes more accessible, the SmidgION is being designed to allow analyses by more people and in more locations. SmidgION uses the same core nanopore sensing technology as MinION and PromethION but will be designed for use with smartphones or other mobile, low power devices. It is designed to cater for a broad range of field-based analyses; potential applications may include remote monitoring of pathogens in a breakout or infectious disease; the on-site analysis of environmental samples such as water/metagenomics samples, real time species ID for analysis of food, timber, wildlife or even unknown samples; field-based analysis of agricultural environments, and much more. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

 

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BEN Portal: BioSciEdNet

March 19, 2018

BEN Portal: BioSciEdNet
www.biosciednet.org/portal

Originally featured in the 01-18-2013 Scout Report, we’ve decided to re-feature the BEN Portal: a project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For almost two decades the BEN Portal, which stands for BiosciEdNet, has sought to provide “seamless access to e-resources, but to also serve as a catalyst for strengthening teaching and learning in the biological sciences.” Today, the BEN Portal (which has also been affiliated with the National Science Digital Library since 2005) features publications from over thirty organizations, including the AAAS, the American Physiological Society, the Biotechnology Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and much more. Visitors are invited to conduct a text search in this collection or browse materials by subject. In addition, educators can browse teaching strategies by classroom level (K-12 educators; college faculty). The BEN Portal features both free resources and resources that require a subscription: users have the option to limit search results to free resources. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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The Kepler Project

March 13, 2018

The Kepler Project
https://kepler-project.org/

The Kepler Project is dedicated to furthering and supporting the capabilities, use, and awareness of the free and open source, scientific workflow application, Kepler. Kepler is designed to help scien­tists, analysts, and computer programmers create, execute, and share models and analyses across a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines. Kepler can operate on data stored in a variety of formats, locally and over the internet, and is an effective environment for integrating disparate software components, such as merging “R” scripts with compiled “C” code, or facilitating remote, distributed execution of models. Using Kepler’s graphical user interface, users simply select and then connect pertinent analytical components and data sources to create a “scientific workflow”—an executable representation of the steps required to generate results. The Kepler software helps users share and reuse data, workflows, and compo­nents developed by the scientific community to address common needs. The Kepler software is developed and maintained by the cross-project Kepler collaboration, which is led by a team consisting of several of the key institutions that originated the project: UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, and UC San Diego. Primary responsibility for achieving the goals of the Kepler Project reside with the Leadership Team, which works to assure the long-term technical and financial viability of Kepler by making strategic decisions on behalf of the Kepler user community, as well as providing an official and durable point-of-contact to articulate and represent the interests of the Kepler Project and the Kepler software application. Details about how to get more involved with the Kepler Project can be found in the developer section of this website. Kepler is a java-based application that is maintained for the Windows, OSX, and Linux operating systems. The Kepler Project supports the official code-base for Kepler development, as well as provides materials and mechanisms for learning how to use Kepler, sharing experiences with other workflow developers, reporting bugs, suggesting enhancements, etc. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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UK Biobank – Improving the Health of Future Generations

March 12, 2018

UK Biobank – Improving the Health of Future Generations
http://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/

UK Biobank is a national and international health resource with unparalleled research opportunities, open to all bona fide health researchers. UK Biobank aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses – including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye disorders, depression and forms of dementia. It is following the health and well-being of 500,000 volunteer participants and provides health information, which does not identify them, to approved researchers in the UK and overseas, from academia and industry. Scientists, please ensure you read the background materials before registering. To our participants, we say thank you for supporting this important resource to improve health. Without you, none of the research featured on this website would be possible. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> Biological Informatics 2018 Subject Tracer White Paper Link Dataset Compilation

February 22, 2018

Updated> Biological Informatics 2018 Subject Tracer White Paper Link Dataset Compilation
http://www.BiologicalInformatics.info/

I have just updated my Subject Tracer™ Information Blog white paper link dataset compilation titled Biological Informatics 2018 which is now a 39 page paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find the latest information about biological informatics that are available over the Internet. It is freely available as a .pdf file (309KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It was completely updated including link validation and new links added on February 22, 2018. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

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BIOZ – Best Way To Find Scientific Data

February 07, 2018

BIOZ – Best Way To Find Scientific Data
https://www.bioz.com/

Traditional life-sciences search tools focus on identifying research papers, but they don’t perform the difficult work of analyzing, aggregating and structuring data within and between papers. As a result, traditional tools are limited to providing a list of papers to read, and miss answering even the simplest research questions. Bioz goes further, much further, by combining the latest advances in computer science with in-house life-sciences expertise to help researchers plan experiments, write papers and apply for grants. Bioz’s unique engine mines hundreds of millions of pages of complex, dense and unstructured life-sciences papers, and then uses Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to clean, tag and structure the data. The newly structured data forms the core of the Bioz platform, and places unprecedented scientific data at your fingertips. Insights focus on experimentation and include never before available objective recommendations, ratings and insights for hundreds of millions of reagents, lab equipment, assays, protocols and researchers. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™

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arXiv.org – Open Access e-Prints

January 27, 2018

arXiv.org – Open Access e-Prints
https://arxiv.org/

Open access to 1,330,210 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics. Started in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is a highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research articles. Covered areas include physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. arXiv is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library with guidance from the arXiv Scientific Advisory Board and the arXiv Member Advisory Board, and with the help of numerous subject moderators. Users can retrieve papers from arXiv via the web interface. Registered authors may use our web interface to submit their articles to arXiv. Authors can also update their submissions if they choose, though previous versions remain available.  Listings of newly submitted articles in areas of interest are available via the web interface, via RSS feeds, and by subscription to automatic email alerts. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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