(PLOS) Scientists have identified two small molecules that could be pursued as potential treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases. According to a paper published in PLOS Computational Biology, the researchers singled out the molecules using a new drug screening approach they developed.
People's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Check out our highlights from the PLOS Computational Biology March issue: Novel non-invasive algorithm to identify the origins of re-entry and ectopic foci in the atria from 64-lead ECGs: A computational study Atrial tachy-arrhyth...
(PLOS) People tend to unconsciously imitate others' prudent, impatient or lazy attitudes, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology. 'Prudence,' 'impatience' or 'laziness' are typically thought of as entrenched personality traits that guide how people weigh the cost of risk, delay and effort (respectively). Show More Summary
(PLOS) A new mathematical model, based on the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, could help develop antimalarials by identifying key metabolic targets, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology by Vassily Hatzimanikatis at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and colleagues.
0000-0002-8715-2896 An archived “Perspective on science education” from the PLOS Computational Biology journal editors, of possible interest to readers of this blog. –PLOSBLOGS Citation: Fox JA, Ouellette BFF (2013) Education in Computational Biology Today
(PLOS) Scientists have developed a new, highly accurate method that analyzes metabolic biomarkers to assess whether a child is on the autism spectrum, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
(PLOS) A new mathematical model could help clarify what drove the evolution of large brains in humans and other animals, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Check out our highlights from the PLOS Computational Biology February issue: ALKBH7 variant related to prostate cancer exhibits altered substrate binding The search for prostate cancer biomarkers has received increased attention and several DNA
(PLOS) A team of researchers have invented a new method to identify the origin of irregular electrical 'storm waves' in the heart. This new research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, could have major implications for the future treatment of a killer cardiac disease.
Until recently, genomics was a "read-only" science, but scientists have developed a tool for quick and easy deletion of DNA in living cells. This software, published in PLOS Computational Biology, will boost efforts to understand the vast regions of non-coding DNA, or "Dark Matter", in our DNA and may lead to discovery of new disease-causing genes and potential new drugs.
(PLOS) Researchers have identified a novel mutation that may be associated with prostate cancer in African-American men, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology. Scientists have long known that a huge variety of DNA mutations can lead to cancer. Show More Summary
A new study published in PLoS Computational Biology has developed a new method for better identifying and predicting the onset of a flu epidemic. Through the analysis of data collected from the European Centre for Disease Control, combined...Show More Summary
(PLOS) A team of researchers has used a computational modeling approach to analyze and compare the toxic effects of fifteen different drugs on the liver, according to a study in PLOS Computational Biology.
Four completely paralyzed patients were able to communicate with researchers thanks to a newly developed brain-computer interface, according to a study published Tuesday in PLOS Biology. With the device, the European researchers watched...Show More Summary
(PLOS) Mechanical pressure caused by cancer growth plays a key role in the development and distribution of blood vessels in tumors, according to a new University College London study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
(PLOS) To find an effective vaccine against malaria it is crucial to test candidate vaccines on larger groups of people than previously thought -- according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology. The researchers from...Show More Summary
(PLOS) The complexity of neural networks makes them difficult to analyze, but manmade computing systems should be simpler to understand. In a study published in PLOS Computational Biology, researchers applied widely used neuroscience...Show More Summary
Check out our highlights from the last PLOS Computational Biology issue of 2016: Spatiotemporal Analysis of the 2014 West African Ebola Epidemic Infectious disease modelling has become an established tool to inform decisions
Can nonfunctioning beta cells be rejuvenated? Researchers from Florida State University think they can. In a paper published in PLOS Computational Biology, the researchers, led by Richard Bertram, postulate that it’s oscillating pulses of glucose that cause the oscillating pulses of insulin that are seen in healthy people. Show More Summary