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Volume 20 Supplement 21

Selected articles from the 7th International Workshop on Vaccine and Drug Ontology Studies (VDOS-2018)


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. Articles authored by any of the Supplement Editors had their reviews managed and decisions made by one of the other Supplement Editors. No other competing interests were declared.

Corvallis, OR, USA7-10 August 2018

Edited by Cui Tao, Yongqun He and Junguk Hur
  1. This Editorial first introduces the background of the vaccine and drug relations and how biomedical terminologies and ontologies have been used to support their studies. The history of the seven workshops, ini...

    Authors: Junguk Hur, Cui Tao and Yongqun He

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 21):705

    Content type: Introduction

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  2. The Drug Ontology (DrOn) is a modular, extensible ontology of drug products, their ingredients, and their biological activity created to enable comparative effectiveness and health services researchers to quer...

    Authors: Jonathan P. Bona, Mathias Brochhausen and William R. Hogan

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 21):708

    Content type: Research

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  3. In the United States and parts of the world, the human papillomavirus vaccine uptake is below the prescribed coverage rate for the population. Some research have noted that dialogue that communicates the risks...

    Authors: Muhammad Amith, Kirk Roberts and Cui Tao

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 21):706

    Content type: Research

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  4. Different human responses to the same vaccine were frequently observed. For example, independent studies identified overlapping but different transcriptomic gene expression profiles in Yellow Fever vaccine 17D...

    Authors: Edison Ong, Peter Sun, Kimberly Berke, Jie Zheng, Guanming Wu and Yongqun He

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 21):704

    Content type: Research

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  5. Use of medication can cause adverse drug reactions (ADRs), unwanted or unexpected events, which are a major safety concern. Drug labels, or prescribing information or package inserts, describe ADRs. Therefore,...

    Authors: Mert Tiftikci, Arzucan Özgür, Yongqun He and Junguk Hur

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 21):707

    Content type: Research

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