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Pharma Webcasts

In the previous blog posting I listed some of the podcasts that make it easier to stay on top of the changes that drive the pharmaceutical industry. There are a number of conferences and societies that provide webcasts of their … Continue reading

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Exchanging Drug Pipeline Data

The pharmaceutical R&D environment has always been collaborative in nature — never moreso today. Key to the success of those collaborations is the ability to share information about drug R&D programs with a wide variety of potential partners and investors. Traditionally … Continue reading

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Parsing Data Files With BioGroovy

In a previous post we showed how you can use BioGroovy to download a data file from a webservice.  In this post, we’ll show you how to parse the file that you’ve downloaded. After handling all of the imports (shown in … Continue reading

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Groovy vs Python

At a recent Informatics Lunch meeting, surrounded by a host of dedicated Python users I confessed to being somewhat ignorant of the business drivers behind using Python in a bioinformatics setting. Although, I have used Python on occasion, it was usually … Continue reading

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BD2K – The NIHs Big Data To Knowledge Effort

The topic at a recent Bioinformatics lunch discussion was the NIH’s Big Data To Knowledge (BD2K) program.  The BD2K’s Mission Statement (below) gives you some ideas for where the program is heading… BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative established to enable … Continue reading

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Google Docs for Scientists

Science is inherently a collaborative effort, and at least once a month I encounter someone who mentions in passing some trial or tribulation they had when sharing documents.  The story usually goes like this… We were working on a presentation/paper … Continue reading

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Latest Pancreatic Cancer News & Articles

News In this weeks news: ABRAXANE Demonstrates Statistically Significant Improvement in Overall Survival for Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer in Phase III Study – Yahoo! Finance MONTPELLIER, France: Skuldtech and AB Science Announce the Identification of New Predictive Markers for … Continue reading

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