Miller School researchers have received a $2.5 million grant to develop a novel database to enable neuroscientists  to search the voluminous number of studies related to nervous system  repair, and link relevant data from those studies to other resources.

Science Blog brought this news to our attention in their article, “Researchers to Create World Database for Nervous System Repair.” This provides an alternative to spending years of reading papers to reach the same goal. This grant was awarded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

This institution is increasingly being touted as a leader in the development of chemoinformatics tools and ontologies that allow massive and  diverse data sets to be integrated, queried, interpreted and analyzed across  multiple disciplines. The proposed knowledge-based system, RegenBase, will only reinforce that reputation.

Melody K. Smith

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