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Emory to Use Synamatix Tools for Cognitive Disease Studies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Synamatix yesterday said it will help researchers at Emory University process and analyze small RNAs found in cognitive disease studies of mouse brains.
Synamatix, based in Kuala Lumpur, said it will apply its SynaBASE and SXOligoSearch pattern-finding platforms to data collected from neurological studies conducted by the Emory University School of Medicine.
"We are interested in studying the small RNA profile in (the) adult mouse brain,” Peng Jin, a professor of human genetics at Emory who is heading the cognitive disease project, said in a statement. “Our aim is to conduct transcription profiling in mouse brains and identify novel RNAs for future studies in brain disease.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
According to Synamatix, the SynaBASE engine is designed to “enhance the scalability, sensitivity, and performance of genomics research without requiring the use of expensive specialist computer hardware.”
SXOligoSearch, which is built upon the SynaBASE structured-network pattern platform, is designed to align complete reads rather than high-scoring segment pairs, and to handle low-quality reads containing numerous mismatches, insertions, or deletions.