KTH Royal Institute of Technology: New database maps proteins that could predict cancer

KTH Royal Institute of Technology: New database maps proteins that could predict cancer. “Announced by KTH Royal Institute of Technology Professor Mathias Uhlén, the new open-access Disease Blood Atlas provides a first-ever map of the proteome signature in blood from cancer patients. The Disease Blood Atlas highlights 1,463 proteins associated with 12 different types of cancer, and presents proteins that can be used to identify individual cancer types based on a drop of blood.”

DeepMind: AlphaFold reveals the structure of the protein universe

DeepMind: AlphaFold reveals the structure of the protein universe. “In partnership with EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), we’re now releasing predicted structures for nearly all catalogued proteins known to science, which will expand the AlphaFold DB by over 200x – from nearly 1 million structures to over 200 million structures – with the potential to dramatically increase our understanding of biology.”

Sanger Institute: World’s largest database for predicting cancer treatment response based on cancer proteins

Sanger Institute: World’s largest database for predicting cancer treatment response based on cancer proteins . “Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Sydney, Australia, have completed a protein map for 949 cancer cell lines across over 40 cancer types, which have been tested with 650 different treatments. Advanced computational methods were then used to predict the response of cancer cells to treatment.”

The Guardian: AI firm DeepMind puts database of the building blocks of life online

The Guardian: AI firm DeepMind puts database of the building blocks of life online. “Last year the artificial intelligence group DeepMind cracked a mystery that has flummoxed scientists for decades: stripping bare the structure of proteins, the building blocks of life. Now, having amassed a database of nearly all human protein structures, the company is making the resource available online free for researchers to use.”

Cavalier Daily: U.Va. scientists create biomedical database analyzing the structure of COVID-19 proteins

Cavalier Daily: U.Va. scientists create biomedical database analyzing the structure of COVID-19 proteins. “University scientists at the Minor Lab have created a database to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information about the COVID-19 virus in hopes of giving the biomedical community trusted structural information about the virus’s components. The team hopes this website will help scientists, as well as the broader research community, find and use accurate information about the virus and is actively looking for collaborators.”

Science Daily: Fish database could help eliminate the ultimate bait and switch

Science Daily: Fish database could help eliminate the ultimate bait and switch. “Fish fraud, the misrepresentation of cheaper fish as more expensive ones, is a rampant problem worldwide. Now scientists report that they are making strides toward the development of a protein database capable of definitively identifying fish species. This information could help nab imposters of salmon, tuna and other popular fish before they reach people’s plates.”