NDEx Newsletter – May 2015

Posted by Rudi Pillich

Howdy !!!

The NDEx Team would like to share some news and hopes you'll find it interesting!

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The new "NDEx Overview" video

This video was realized for the ITCR Program and has the purpose to explain why NDEx is an important tool for the biomedical and cancer research community; the video is also intended as an outreach resource that aims to provide a quick, targeted overview of the main software features to help end users understand whether NDEx is the right solution for their research applications. Additional demo/training videos will follow… Subscribe to our YouTube channel and you won't miss out!

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STRING: functional protein association network

STRING is a database of known and predicted protein interactions that includes direct (physical) and indirect (functional) associations derived from different sources. STRING version 10 boasts improved prediction algorithms and its database covers 9'643'763 proteins from 2'031 organisms. Funding and supporting organizations for STRING include The Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics (SIB) and The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

New content on NDEx !!!

The Corpus of Biological Networks Knowledge on NDEx keeps growing!!! New databases available in the NDEx Public Server include:

  • the Database of Interacting Proteins (DIP)
  • BioGRID
  • HPRD
  • HumanCyc

All networks are in Extended Binary SIF format and were obtained from Pathway Commons. The NDEx Team has also started a dialog with the Lipidomics Gateway and the Binding Database in order to ensure the availability of these data sets in NDEx as soon as possible.

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