• Repository For Neuroimaging Data To Facilitate Cross-Disciplinary Research

    Bio-IT World | Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University (Montreal, Canada) have created an open-source database, called “neuromaps,” housing more than 40 of the uncountably high number of brain maps in existence. The brain maps selected for aggregation were those thought to be most useful to the neuroimaging research community in contextualizing their results against structural and functional phenotypes.

    Nov 16, 2022
  • Vision-Casting for a Digital Twin Future

    Bio-IT World | Digital twins are at a tipping point. Many of the enabling technologies are in place; what’s left now is to build a global community around enabling them. That was the challenge to the audience at last month’s Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Europe.

    Nov 15, 2022
  • Unlocking Life Sciences Data Challenges With Knowledge Graphs

    Bio-IT World | The life sciences industry generates huge volumes of data each day. When left in its raw form, researchers and data scientists cannot sift through data quickly to answer pressing questions. By building a visual, interconnected network describing the relationships between existing data and knowledge entities, researchers can answer questions more quickly than ever before.

    Nov 11, 2022
  • Building—and Tracking—a Data Strategy at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

    Bio-IT World | At the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, Europe, last month, Philippe Marc, Executive Director and Global Head, Integrated Data Sciences, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, outlined NIBR’s updated data and data management strategy—going into transparent detail about how NIBR has arranged their data strategy vision and how they intend to assess it moving forward.

    Nov 10, 2022
  • Comparing Open Source Research Data Management Tools

    Bio-IT World | At the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, Europe, event in Berlin last month, Eelke van der Horst of The Hyve compared various open source research data management tools including The Hyve’s new offering: Fairspace.

    Nov 8, 2022
  • People, Like Worms, May Have Distinct Biological Ages

    Bio-IT World | The timing of age-associated vigorous movement cessation is highly correlated with lifespan across populations, but the reason may be some unknown upstream factor that throws into question the way biomarkers are sometimes used to track the benefits of anti-aging therapies. At least that’s what is suggested by a new study using a “Lifespan Machine” to follow the life and death of tens of thousands of nematodes.

    Nov 3, 2022
  • Strep A Surveillance Protocols To Accelerate Vaccine Development Efforts

    Bio-IT World | Best practice surveillance protocols for seven diseases caused by group A Streptococcus (strep A) were recently released, and public health researchers are now actively working to identify several key sentinel sites to implement them. Harmonizing case definitions and the surveillance methodologies is a key step in accelerating development of a safe, effective, and affordable strep A vaccine to prevent these diseases.

    Nov 2, 2022
  • Oxford Nanopore Launches Epic Sequencer, 10x Genomics Partnership

    Bio-IT World | It’s been a big month for sequencing news. Last week, Oxford Nanopore announced the PromethION 2 (“P2”) Solo sequencer and a new collaboration with 10X Genomics to enable a streamlined workflow for sequencing full-length transcripts in single reads.

    Nov 1, 2022
  • The American Heart Association Launches Precision Medicine Platform, New Proprietary Computational Models for Oncology Drug Discovery, More

    Bio-IT World | New consensus recommendations for using in silico approaches to validate next-generation sequencing data analysis pipelines; a pre-consortium collaboration for medical product development in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; integrated drug discovery services to design, synthesize, and profile targeted heterobifunctional protein degraders; and more.

    Oct 27, 2022
  • The Long and Short of It: PacBio Gives Updates on Separate New Long-Read, Short-Read Platforms

    Bio-IT World | At the American Society of Human Genetics meeting last night, Pacific Biosciences planned to host a “celebration of genomics.” Among the announcements, PacBio will give updates on its two new sequencing platforms: the Onso Sequencing System and the Revio long-read sequencing system, for which the company began taking orders last night.

    Oct 26, 2022
  • Follow the Money: NIH Backs Whole Body Human Cell Mapping, MIT and Harvard Investigate Pediatric Cancers, More

    Bio-IT World | Funding for high-performance computing to study pathogens and virus-related diseases, high-resolution imaging technology for vagus nerve tract organ mapping, a three-channel bioimpedance and electrocardiogram wearable cotton vest that detects worsening heart conditions, and more.

    Oct 26, 2022
  • Dr. Kiana Aran on a New Wave of Technological Advancements With Graphene

    Bio-IT World | In the latest episode of Bio-IT World’s Trends from the Trenches podcast, host Stan Gloss, founder of BioTeam, speaks with Dr. Kiana Aran, chief scientific officer at Cardea Bio, about the power of graphene and the benefits of merging it with technology.

    Oct 25, 2022
  • Evolving from ‘My Data’ to ‘Our Data’: How a Global Data Environment Can Advance Population Health Research

    Bio-IT World | The life sciences community has long faced challenges around data management, data sharing, and the IT infrastructure needed to support scientific research. An increase in global collaboration underscores the need for a cultural shift to view data no longer as “my data” but “our data.”

    Oct 21, 2022
  • Evotec Releases SaaS Pan-Omic Data Analysis Platform

    Bio-IT World | At the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Europe yesterday, Evotec SE launched the first commercial version of its PanOmics data analysis platform PanHunter. PanHunter is Evotec’s PanOmics data access and analytics platform and was developed and used successfully internally and in industry-shaping drug discovery partnerships over many years. Evotec now makes PanHunter available to collaborators and partners as a software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) product.

    Oct 20, 2022
  • MemVerge Memory Machine Takes Best of Show Award in Berlin

    Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World has announced the winner of the first Bio-IT World Europe Best of Show Awards. Among finalists from Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA, Evotec, The Hyve, Ontoforce, and Quilt Data, MemVerge was named the Best of Show People’s Choice winner.

    Oct 20, 2022
  • Building AI for the Drug Discovery Learning Problem

    Bio-IT World | At the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo Europe yesterday, Richard Law, chief business officer for Exscientia, kicked off the event with an AI reality check. The term AI barely means anything anymore, he said, but he’s not the least bit soured on the possibility. We just need to shift our expectations.

    Oct 19, 2022
  • Illumina Unveils New Fleet Of Sequencing Instruments

    Bio-IT World | The recent Illumina Genomics Forum occasioned the launch of several game-changing products, including the first FDA-regulated and CE-marked in vitro diagnostic high-throughput sequencer (NovaSeq 6000 Dx) and the company’s most powerful sequencer to date (NovaSeq X series) that can run 20,000 whole human genomes a year on a single instrument.

    Oct 18, 2022
  • With More Oncology Data at Our Fingertips, Interpretation Tools Are Key

    Bio-IT World | Oncology has been a shining example of the promise of precision medicine, and the tremendous gains to be made in human health when patients can be prescribed the right drug at the right time. But oncology has also shown the challenge of precision medicine: data interpretation. With each new source of data, the difficulty of making sense of the aggregated information only increases.

    Oct 14, 2022
  • Interactive Microbial Atlas Outlines Associations Between the Gut Microbiome and Plasma Metabolites

    Bio-IT World | A team of Swedish researchers from Uppsala and Lund Universities created the first large-scale microbial atlas, linking gut microbiota to specific metabolites and their potential health impact on humans.

    Oct 13, 2022
  • Bio-IT World Opens Call for 2023 Innovative Practices Awards Entries

    Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World is accepting entries for the 2023 Innovative Practices Awards competition. The deadline for entry is March 3, 2023, and the $300 application fee will be waived for entrants who meet the early deadline of January 6, 2023.

    Oct 11, 2022