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Bioinformatics is the application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine. Bioinformatics deals with algorithms, databases and information systems, web technologies, artificial intelligence and soft computing, information and computation theory, software engineering, data mining, image processing, modeling and simulation, signal processing, discrete mathematics, control and system theory, circuit theory, and statistics, for generating new knowledge of biology and medicine.

Our Bioinformatic Platforms

Current projects either late development or in full implementation include:

Datapunk Website

Datapunk is a unique web-based suite of programs that provide a stable interface into the Entrez query and database system at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It performs all the traditional NCBI functions and covers a variety of biomedical data, including nucleotide and protein sequences, gene records, three-dimensional molecular structures, and the biomedical literature.

But what makes Datapunk different than just using NCBI utilities (like PubMed) directly is the fact that Datapunk allows naturopathic physicians to develop and utilize additional layers of semantic significance that are not part of the traditional NCBI structure but are relevant, indeed critical, to the practice of naturopathic medicine.

Datapunk has an entire suite of distinct data-mining features, including molecular a sophisticated gene-protein network graph function. Extensive cross referencing to KEGG, OMIM, Entrez Gene and Uniprot databases are also implemented.

Datapunk is being developed and programmed by Dr. Peter D'Adamo, in conjunction with the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine, College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport.