An integrated exploration of biomedical literature and data. An anatomy viewer can be accessed and searches of PubMed literature are visualized as to the anatomical regions that they effect. PubAnatomy takes advantage of the 25-micron voxel level mouse brain structure annotation generated by the Allen Brain Institute and integrates Allen Brain Atlas gene expression data, relationships between brain regions and diseases for more efficient exploration of Medline database and gene expression data.
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BACKGROUND: Understanding the biomedical implications of data from high throughput experiments requires solutions for effective cross-scale and cross-domain data exploration. However, existing solutions do not provide sufficient support for linking molecular level data to neuroanatomical structures, which is critical for understanding high level neurobiological functions. RESULTS: Our work integrates molecular level data with high level biological functions and we present results using anatomical structure as a scaffold. Our solution also allows the sharing of intermediate data exploration results with other web applications, greatly increasing the power of cross-domain data exploration and mining. CONCLUSIONS: The Flex-based PubAnatomy web application we developed enables highly interactive visual exploration of literature and experimental data for understanding the relationships between molecular level changes, pathways, brain circuits and pathophysiological processes. The prototype of PubAnatomy is freely accessible at: [http://brainarray.mbni.med.umich.edu/Brainarray/prototype/PubAnatomy].
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