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Downloads and Upgrades: Reactome 44 and ACD/Spectrus DB


Reactome 44 is available here.

Topics with new or revised information include immune system, cell cycle, extracellular matrix organization, metabolism, signal transduction, transmembrane transport of small molecules, and disease. New pathway illustrations include apoptosis extrinsic pathway, and trafficking and processing of endosomal toll-like receptors.

Advanced Chemistry Development, a cheminformatics software developer, has launched ACD/Spectrus DB, the database at the core of its Spectrus integrated analytical and chemical knowledge management platform.

According to its developers, ACD/Spectrus DB gathers information from multiple analytical instruments and connects chemical structures, reactions, schema, related analytical data, and chemical information, among other features. Users can make customizations to their systems such as automated processing, interpretation, sample tracking, and visualization.

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The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.