Advanced Technologies Make Science More Accessible

Posted by Medialink on Mar. 15, 2010

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Powerful Computing and Storage Tools Help Scientists Understand and Treat Bacterial InfectionsUnderstanding the genes that bacteria contain is crucial in battling disease and bacterial infections. But now that scientists have identified the genes, they face the challenge of mapping the DNA.Todays powerful new DNA sequencing technologies require enormous amounts of data storage and computing power. Until recently, big institutions had an advantage over smaller research groups due to the expensive storage area networks that were required. Now, advances in storage technology, as enabled by LSI, are helping to level the playing field. These technologies arm scientists at institutions like Pittsburghs renowned Center for Genomic Sciences at Allegheny General Hospital, with new tools to crunch data faster and more cost-efficiently.Broadcasters: please courtesy LSI Corporation

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