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05/16/2018

research article

Near real-time forecasting for cholera decision making in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Following the passage of Hurricane Matthew on cholera-struck Haiti in October 2016, a large Oral cholera vaccine campaign targeting approximately 760,000 individuals was planned to minimize the risk of cholera transmission after the heavy hurricane rainfall. Here Pasetto et al. use a spatially-explicit mathematical model and state-of-the-art data assimilation techniques to predict the number of averted cases owing to the vaccination campaign.

Image credit: Pasetto et al.

Near real-time forecasting for cholera decision making in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

05/17/2018

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2018 ISCB accomplishments by a senior scientist award


Each year, the ISCB recognizes a leader in the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. Ruth Nussinov, Senior Principal Scientist at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry, School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Israel, is being honored as the 2018 winner of the Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award. 

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2018 ISCB accomplishments by a senior scientist award

05/10/2018

Software Paper

Porcupine: A visual pipeline tool for neuroimaging analysis

In this paper van Mourik et al. present a tool that constructs one’s analysis visually and automatically produces analysis code. The graphical representation improves understanding of the performed analysis, while retaining the flexibility of modifying the produced code manually to custom needs. 

Porcupine: A visual pipeline tool for neuroimaging analysis

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05/10/2018

research article

Bi-stability in cooperative transport by ants in the presence of obstacles

One of the most intriguing aspects of ant behavior is cooperative food transport, where many ants carry items that individuals cannot move. Using experiments and theory, Ron et al. study cooperative transport when the motion is frustrated by an obstacle which contains a single narrow opening that leads to the nest.

Bi-stability in cooperative transport by ants in the presence of obstacles

Image credit: Ron et al.

05/18/2018

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11/20/2017

featured methods paper

Multivariate pattern dependence

Anzellotti et al. introduce a technique to study the statistical dependence between human brain regions in terms of the multivariate relations between their patterns of responses.

Multivariate pattern dependence

Image credit: Anzellotti et al.

10/27/2015

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Macromolecular Structure and Dynamics


This collection of research articles highlights some of the recent advancements in computational treatments of macromolecules.

Macromolecular Structure and Dynamics

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