Tag Archive for biology

eXframe Platform Demos Power Of The Semantic Web For Biology

by Jennifer Zaino A Drupal ++ platform for semantic web biomedical data – that’s how Sudeshna Das describes eXframe, a reusable framework for creating online repositories of genomics experiments. Das – who among other titles is affiliate faculty of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute – is one of the developers of eXframe, which leverages Stéphane Corlosquet’s…

Making Big Data More Actionable for Health

Bacteria

by Angela Guess Niven R. Narain of Wired recently wrote, “The 21st Century has seen technology contribute life-altering realities like getting from New York to Beijing in less than 14 hours or grandparents using Facetime to see their newly anointed ‘Princes’ and ‘Princesses’ of future generations. New technologies have not only democratized widespread access of…

Biology Needs Better Big Data Tools

Red and blue liquids inside graduated test tubes

by Angela Guess John Boyle of Nature.com recently wrote, “The last week of April was designated Big Data Week. But in modern biology, every week is big-data week: life-sciences research now routinely churns out more information than scientists can analyse without help. That help increasingly comes in the form of expensive data-management systems, but these…

Metaome Helps Bench Biologists Get More Value From Linked Data

How to help the bench biologist get value out of the wealth of life sciences Linked Data sets? Startup Metaome Science Informatics proposes to offer some help with its DistilBio semantic search and data integration technology, by streamlining the approach to posing user queries. The Distil in DistilBio stands for Data Integration using Semantic Technologies…