Latest Protein Spotlight: Sting

Understanding how pain occurs on the molecular plane helps scientists find ways of designing pain relievers. However, more often than not, pain is usually accompanied by swelling which has a protective role. So we face a conundrum: how do you relieve pain while preserving inflammation? One particular scorpion toxin, the Black Rock scorpion toxin known as the wasabi receptor toxin or WaTx, may well provide an answer.

Understanding precision medicine with PrecisionMed.ch

The PrecisionMed.ch website, developed by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, in collaboration with the University of Lausanne and the CHUV (Lausanne University Hospital), with the support of the SantéPerSo initiative, offers illustrated information accompanied by videos and a glossary to improve understanding of these new approaches and the associated issues at stake.

October publications

Take a tour of SIB members' latest peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings

From Open Data to Open Knowledge

Discover, in a short video clip, SIB’s vision on Open Data, one of the many facets of Open Science – the movement to make scientific research and its dissemination accessible to all levels of the society.

An inordinate fondness for beetles, or an arms race with plants?

A behind-the-scenes look at a recent paper on the origin of beetle biodiversity, and the bioinformatics tools used along the way.

Latest Protein Spotlight: Lure

A plant pathogen known as Phytophthora sojae uses a lure to confound soybean's immune response to infection.

SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2019: a series of talks to discover the laureates’ achievements

The three laureates of this 10th edition of the SIB Bioinformatics Awards were announced during the [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference held in Basel from 9 to 11 September.

How asexual reproduction is purging genomes of their parasitic invaders

Over 40% of our genome is made of transposable elements - self-replicating DNA sequences that have the ability to change their position within a genome.

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