Uncovering a hidden protein ‘tail’ that puts the brakes on cell signaling

Using an informatics tool that identifies “hotspots” of post-translational modification (PTM) activity on proteins, researchers have found a previously-unknown mechanism that puts the brakes on an important cell signaling process involving the G proteins found in most living organisms. The mechanism, dubbed a “tail,” is part of a small protein known mostly for its role […]

Protecting confidentiality in genomic studies

Cleverly dividing information among multiple servers lets an MIT system protects the privacy of contributors to genomic databases in a way that is much more computationally efficient than standard cryptographic techniques. Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT Cleverly dividing information among multiple servers lets an MIT system protects the privacy of contributors to genomic databases in a way […]

NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Value Sets for 2019 Reporting

Provide Feedback on the Updated Measures For More Information On May 4, 2018, The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), published the eCQM annual update for the 2019 reporting […]

Study finds better measures than a person’s occupation to predict long-term earnings

In sociological studies of people’s economic stratification and intergenerational mobility, researchers have long presumed a person’s occupation most accurately would reflect his or her lifetime earnings. “Even though there is a strong assumption, it was really difficult to test whether that was actually true or not,” said ChangHwan Kim, a KU professor of sociology. In […]