Retina Meshes and Simulation Support Available with Whole Brain Catalog 0.7.7
The Whole Brain Catalog version 0.7.7 was released Monday, May 10 with new simulation support and additional visualization options. The Catalog was remodeled and expanded to house new data that was collected from the mouse retina. 3D meshes of the eyes, optic tracts, optic chiasm, and skull have been added, providing a more comprehensive view of the mouse brain.
NIF 2.5 Release
Version 2.5 of the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) was released April 15, 2010. This major release included the integration of new ontological services and the addition of new features to make the NIF a more robust and user-friendly resource.
Preview of Camera 2.0
The Community Cyberinfrastructure for Advanced Microbial Ecology Research and Analysis (CAMERA) recently developed CAMERA 2.0, a new online resource for depositing, locating, analyzing, visualizing, and sharing data about microbial ecology and evolutionary biology. The new portal is currently available in beta and is set to be released this summer. CAMERA 2.0 will offer a much wider range of data storage and analysis capabilities than are currently available within the existing CAMERA environment.
WBC Web Article for CyberLink
Researchers from the Center for Research in Biological Systems (CRBS) at the University of California, San Diego rolled out beta version 0.7.5 of the Whole Brain Catalog™ on January 25th. In this beta version, developers have improved features to enhance the Catalog's usability as a free, open access environment in which neuroscientists can contribute, share and analyze data.
The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) and The Whole Brain Catalog (WBC) participated at the Society for Neuroscience 2009 Conference.
New digital Grid will link heart researchers worldwide
March 2007—With $8.5 million in federal support, researchers at three universities, including Johns Hopkins, are creating an ambitious digital network that will allow cardiovascular researchers worldwide to easily exchange data and expertise on heart-related illnesses. The project, called the Cardiovascular Research Grid, is expected to be a boon to the large community of heart researchers who will use these digital tools to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat life-threatening cardiac ailments. (see full article...)