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Rothberg Institute Powers TSC Research with Sengent Grid

 

The Rothberg Institute for Childhood Diseases, a non-profit research organization, will use Sengent’s Drug Design and Optimization Lab (D2OL) distributed computing technology to support its search for a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).

Sengent, based in Boca Raton, Fla., is providing the screen-saver type P2P software that will power the TSC project. The software can be downloaded for free from the Rothberg Institute’s website, www.childhooddiseases.org.

 

Correlogic Wins CRADA

 

Correlogic Systems has licensed the rights from NIH to commercially apply a technique for using protein patterns as a diagnostic tool. In addition, Correlogic, FDA, and NCI signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to apply Correlogic’s Proteome Quest pattern discovery software to identify protein patterns for the diagnosis of disease.

 

Proteomics Software Contributes to Record Q1 for Genomic Solutions

 

Genomic Solutions of Ann Arbor, Mich., credited sales of proteomics software it gained through its recent acquisition of ProteoMetrics with helping it reach estimated revenues of more than $6.6 million for the first quarter.

In addition to strong demand for the company’s instruments and microarrays, Genomic Solutions said it completed “several installations” of ProteoMetrics’ software, including its first Investigator PWRHouse proteomic data management system installation to an undisclosed “large biotech.”

 

MitoKor Publishes Mitochondrial DNA Database

 

MitoKor has published the mitochondrial DNA sequences of more than 500 ethnically diverse individuals in a study in the current issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics.

The company hopes to use the data, available at www.mitokor.com/science/560mtdnas.php, to uncover links between SNPs in the DNA and a variety of diseases.

MitoKor has sequenced the mitochondrial genomes of more than 925 individuals, which it believes to be the world''s largest database of its type.

 

Comp Bio to Benefit from UT Southwestern Research Campaign

 

Computational biology will be among the top priorities for a new initiative at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to raise $450 million for medical research.

The five-year campaign has already raised more than $172 million toward the $450 million goal and plans to put $50 million toward basic genetic and molecular research, computational biology, and biotechnology.

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The Scan

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The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.