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Volume 21 Supplement 21

Accelerating Bioinformatics Research with ICIBM 2020 (part one)


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. Supplement Editors did not handle peer review on any articles that they have co-authored. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no other competing interests.

Virtual9-10 August 2020

Edited by Yan Guo, Li Shen, Xinghua Shi, Kai Wang, and Zhongming Zhao

  1. The International Association for Intelligent Biology and Medicine (IAIBM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes intelligent biology and medical science. It hosts an annual International Conference on Inte...

    Authors: Yan Guo, Li Shen, Xinghua Shi, Kai Wang, Yulin Dai and Zhongming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):563

    Content type: Introduction

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  2. Fingerprint biometrics play an essential role in authentication. It remains a challenge to match fingerprints with the minutiae or ridges missing. Many fingerprints failed to match their targets due to the inc...

    Authors: Yanglin Tu, Zengwei Yao, Jiao Xu, Yilin Liu and Zhe Zhang

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):514

    Content type: Research

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  3. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, typically characterized by memory loss followed by progressive cognitive decline and functional impairment. Many clinical trials of potential thera...

    Authors: Taeho Jo, Kwangsik Nho, Shannon L. Risacher and Andrew J. Saykin

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):496

    Content type: Research

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  4. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have features such as the ability to self-renew, differentiate into defined progenies and initiate the tumor growth. Treatments of cancer include drugs, chemotherapy and radiotherapy o...

    Authors: Monalisa Mandal, Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo, Priyadarsan Patra, Saurav Mallik and Zhongming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):499

    Content type: Research

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  5. Cryo-EM data generated by electron tomography (ET) contains images for individual protein particles in different orientations and tilted angles. Individual cryo-EM particles can be aligned to reconstruct a 3D ...

    Authors: Adil Al-Azzawi, Anes Ouadou, Ye Duan and Jianlin Cheng

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):534

    Content type: Research

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  6. Although genetic risk factors and network-level neuroimaging abnormalities have shown effects on cognitive performance and brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), little is understood about how apolipoprote...

    Authors: Jin Li, Chenyuan Bian, Dandan Chen, Xianglian Meng, Haoran Luo, Hong Liang and Li Shen

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):535

    Content type: Research

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  7. Genome assembly is fundamental for de novo genome analysis. Hybrid assembly, utilizing various sequencing technologies increases both contiguity and accuracy. While such approaches require extra costly sequencing...

    Authors: Zicheng Zhao, Yingxiao Zhou, Shuai Wang, Xiuqing Zhang, Changfa Wang and Shuaicheng Li

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):570

    Content type: Software

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  8. In genomics, we often assume that continuous data, such as gene expression, follow a specific kind of distribution. However we rarely stop to question the validity of this assumption, or consider how broadly a...

    Authors: Laurence de Torrenté, Samuel Zimmerman, Masako Suzuki, Maximilian Christopeit, John M. Greally and Jessica C. Mar

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):562

    Content type: Research

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  9. The estimation of microbial networks can provide important insight into the ecological relationships among the organisms that comprise the microbiome. However, there are a number of critical statistical challe...

    Authors: Min Jin Ha, Junghi Kim, Jessica Galloway-Peña, Kim-Anh Do and Christine B. Peterson

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 21):581

    Content type: Methodology

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    1.156 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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