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DiscoveryInsight for Neuroscience, BioAdviser 1.0, Saccharomyces Genome Database, Gscope, Knowledge Editor


BioWisdom of Cambridge, UK, has launched DiscoveryInsight for Neuroscience, a proprietary set of biomedical ontologies covering more than 1,300 clinical neurological and psychiatric disorders, 600 anatomical terms for brain and spinal cord, 700 drugs used in the treatment of CNS disease, and molecular targets. The system is available under an annual license, which includes support and updates to the BioWisdom ontologies, on a per-seat or per-site basis. Customers can choose any number of available ontologies.


Krakow-based FQS Poland has released BioAdviser 1.0, software for displaying, analyzing, and manipulating 3D structures of biological macromolecules. Further information is available at:

The Saccharomyces Genome Database is now hosting VectorDB, a collection of annotations and sequence information for more than 2,600 vectors commonly used in molecular biology, including yeast and E. coli. Stephen Misener, the founder of VectorDB, transferred the responsibility of hosting and maintaining the resource to SGD at Stanford University, and it is available at:


Japan’s Riken has released two visualization and analytical tools for gene expression in the context of metabolic pathways. Gscope, a visualization tool for biomolecular networks, and Knowledge Editor, a program for drawing pathway and network graphs, are both available at:


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The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.