Pain is a persuasive way of keeping the enemy at bay. Hosts of living beings make use of it, both in the animal and the plant world. Many of us have experienced the sting of a nettle, or indeed a wasp, a cat's scratch...More.
Tutorials and workshops at ECCB'12
The 12th European Conf. on Comp. Biology (ECCB'12) will take place on Sept 9-12 in Basel, Switzerland and it includes workshops and tutorials some of which are most relevant to biologists who wish to learn about bioinformatics and comp. biology. Register at: ECCB
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_07
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 11-Jul-2012 contains 536,789 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 11-Jul-2012 contains 23,165,610 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: on the other side
We all need sleep. Yet sleep spells 'off our guards' and, from a purely biological point of view, it is not a wise move. In the land of Nod, an organism is vulnerable and an easy prey for predator. More.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 13-Jun-2012 contains 536,489 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 13-Jun-2012 contains 22,660,469 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: on sex, drugs and satisfaction
Pleasure is not a human invention. Experiences that arouse a feeling of contentment are as old as life. They have, in fact, kept life going. More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_05
UniProtKB/SwissProt Release of 16-May-2012 contains 536,029 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 16-May-2012 contains 22,128,511 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: kiss of life
We all take Spring for granted. The moment the first bouts of warmth hit the air, we fully expect to see the lawn duly mottled with daisies, leaves pushing their way into the nascent season and flowers blossoming ... More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_04
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 18-Apr-2012 contains 535,698 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 18-Apr-2012 contains 21,552,793 sequence entries...More.
ExPASy's query feature has been improved as well as minor visual improvements and technical changes have been done. For further details, please refer to the page What's new? (Updates and new releases).
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_03
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 21-Mar-2012 contains 535,248 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 21-Mar-2012 contains 20,639,311 sequence entries...More
Protein Spotlight: the ends of our fingers
Fingertips are hugely sensitive. And, besides the fairly recent mobile phones that rely on them entirely, we put their sensitivity to use constantly. They are able to grasp subtle differences...More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_02
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 22-Feb-2012 contains 534,695 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 22-Feb-2012 contains 20,127,441 sequence entries....More
Protein Spotlight: get a grip
Someone once told me that they had spread grease all over the drainpipe that crawled up the front of their house, to prevent cats from climbing up it. It's a very simple and pretty harmless way of keeping the enemy away...More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2012_01
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 25-Jan-2012 contains 534,242 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 25-Jan-2012 contains 19,434,245 sequence entries...More.
Protein Spotlight: zips, necklaces & mobiles
I would hate to leave the house without the odd necklace hanging round my neck. But I happen to be fortunate. Millions of other people are not...More.
UniProt Knowledgebase release 2011_12
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Release of 14-Dec-2011 contains 533,657 sequence entries...More. UniProtKB/TrEMBL Release of 14-Dec-2011 contains 18,510,272 sequence entries...More.
Release 10 of the Bgee Database
All data updated to the latest versions of the data sources; Update of the multi-species HOG and vHOG ontologies; Correction of minor bugs in the expression data analyses. Details on the Bgee web site.
Protein Spotlight: a missing sense
We are reminded regularly of how fragile life is and how easily the subtle balance of our molecular make-up can be shifted and cause devastating effects. Deafness is one... More.