Medical research

Free tool simplifies cancer research

Every cell contains a vast number of proteins, each of which has a specific function, for example, as a receptor for another molecule or an enzyme that catalyzes chemical reactions. Disorders of such mechanisms can seriously ...

Health

Public health researchers map world's 'chemical landscape'

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have created a map of the world's chemical landscape, a catalogue of 10,000 chemicals for which there is available safety data that they say can predict ...

Genetics

The map of the body's proteins

Finished after 12 years' work: A pictorial atlas of the body's building blocks; proteins. A total of 13 million images have been collected into a searchable database in a collaboration which has involved institutions including ...

Oncology & Cancer

Online archive to link tumor scans, genetic data

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has chosen Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to create an innovative, Internet-accessible database of millions of cancer images.