Friday, 30 October 2015

Almost All Psych Drug Use Is Unnecessary: Study

More than half a million people age 65 years or older die every year in the West from psychiatric drug use, and the worst part is that these death pills aren’t even effective at treating either mental illness or depression. 
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Durjoy Majumder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
West Bengal State University

Vaccination: Have a look to the consequences in the world

A huge amount is still being invested in vaccination research. Have
a look what are consequences in the world.
Durjoy Majumder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
West Bengal State University

Scientistic Fraud or Scientistic Religion

SCIENTISTIC FRAUD??? a new terminology!!! needed to know when we look for the precise meaning of “evolution,” “change,” “progress” and “Nature”? ...
1. "carbon dating is notoriously unreliable, with examples of testing on recent artifacts showing outrageous time stamps for items that are manifestly not ancient."
2. Why does the scientism crowd never admit they are subject to biases and greed (for grants)? How is it that science or the lab is magically averse to the failings of the rest of human endeavors?
3. empirical lab science and implicate lab bias into a ridiculous Marxist framework
Go link : Age of Transition 
Durjoy Majumder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
West Bengal State University

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Importance of AI in SB research

"Experimental data and public databases are not error-free and tend to be very noisy. Our language-based communication is one of fundamental limitations. Language inevitably reduces the world to words that represent some concepts or aspects of phenomena that the observer has recognized. This cognitive process inevitably involves inaccuracy. We are also inefficient in handling large volumes of data and information that are generated everyday. Vast data and knowledge is generated in biomedical domains without being properly processed, decoded and integrated as a consistent body of knowledge. In this regards, I consider scientific discovery in biomedical science still to be at the level of cottage industry, hence the need for industrial revolution in biomedical discovery. Recent progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has begun to address this issue, although we are a long way off from creating an engine of scientific discovery. My own experience in AI research leads me to believe that the day will come when AI will surpass human capability in biomedical research." 
                             - Hiroaki Kitano,The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan Ref: Accelerating systems biology research and its real world deployment, Systems Biology & Applications, Sept. 2015, 1, Article number: 15009 (2015), doi:10.1038/npjsba.2015.9

Journals in Systems Biology

Following journals are devoted to publish articles in the area of Systems Biology:
  1. Biosystems
  2. BMC Systems Biology (open access)
  3. Frontiers in Systems Biology (open access)
  4. Gene Regulation and Systems Biology
  5. IET Systems Biology
  6. In Silico Biology (open access) 
  7. International Journal of Systems Biology (open access)  
  8. Journal of Biological Systems 
  9. Journal of Computational Systems Biology (open access)  
  10. Molecular BioSystems 
  11. Molecular Systems Biology (open access)  
  12. OMICS 
  13. Systems Biology and Applications  (open access)
  14. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine (open access)  
  15. Systems Biomedicine (open access)  
  16. WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine (only review articles, open access)  
  17. Annals of Systems Biology (open access)
  18. Avens Journal of Metabolomics & Systems Biology (open access)
Following journals publish articles in the area of Systems Biology with specific domain applications (Bio-informatics, Computational Biology or Omic science) :
  1. EURASIP Journal of Bioinformatics & Systems Biology (open access) 
  2. International Journal of Computer Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
  3. Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology (open access) 
  4. Journal of Metabolomics and Systems Biology
Following journals publish articles in the area of Systems Biology with Synthetic Biology application :
  1. InternationalJournal of Systems Biology & Biomedical Technologies 
  2. Journal of Molecular Engineering & Systems Biology (open access)  
  3. Systems and Synthetic Biology 
Journals from other domain also publish research articles in the area of Systems Biology : 
1. Analyst,
2. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine (open access),
3. Journal of Systems Science & Complexity,
4. Interface (open access),
5. Nature Biotechnology,
6. PLoS ComputationalBiology (open access),
7. Theoretical Biology& Medical Modelling (open access)

Friday, 2 October 2015

Virtual Environment in Mental Health Issues

See article : by Haniff D, Chamberlain A, Moody L and De Freitas S. (April 2014) Virtual Environment in Mental Health Issues: A review, Journal of Metabolomics and Systems Biology Vol 3, pp 1-10. 
DOI: 10.5897/JMSB11.003
Ishita Chatterjee, Ph.D.
Dept. of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta
Member, SSBTR

Individual's initiative in Big Data for Diseases

It's a great news that individuals are taking initiative to help in research, so more suitable environments are needed.
"For the Parkinson's disease (mPower) app, it took just three months to enroll 11,360 patients—the largest Parkinson's trial ever assembled."
See Nature Biotechnology (2015) 33: 885 doi: 10.1038/nbt.3341
Durjoy Majumder, Ph.D.
Secretary, SSBTR