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Parthys, Tufts Developing Informatics Resource for Neuroscience Genomics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Indian firm Parthys Reverse Informatics today announced a collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine to create an informatics solution for the integration of neuroscience genomics resources.

The goal of the collaboration is to provide a unified resource for neuroscience data mining, Parthys said, adding the resource will allow scientists to "use flexible queries in data mining, enabling the extraction of meaningful relationships across functional domains and providing a gateway toward understanding the complex functions of the brain with possible relevance to neurological disorders."

Lakshmanan Iyer, a research assistant professor in the department of neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine and principal investigator on the project, said that the hope is that the partnership will accelerate basic research discoveries in neuroscience and provide deeper insight into diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and epilepsy.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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