DCMB researchers, including first author Robin Pearce, a Ph.D. candidate working under the mentorship of Gil S. Omenn, MD, Ph.D. developed FoldDesign, a new program that can create new and stable protein structures.
The field of regenerative medicine is still in its early stages although scientists have been working on new stem cell treatments for decades. A better understanding of how a stem cell transforms into its final form is critical.
Indika Rajapakse, Ph.D., associate professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, mathematics, and biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, and collaborators developed a new mathematical technique to further understand how a cell’s nucleus is organized. These results have been published in Nature Communications
Kayvan Najarian, a professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, and of emergency medicine in the Medical School, and professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering, was awarded a five-year NSF grant to create the Center for Data-Driven Drug Development and Treatment Assessment (DATA).
The Perspective article, "Understanding Covid Vaccine Efficacy over Time — Bridging a Gap Between Public Health and Health Care" was published last week in in the New England Journal of Medicine. In it, Gil and co-Author Dr. Isaac Kohane, Harvard Medical School, examine known information gaps between immunization data and the EHR.