Chemical Informatics Letters

Volume 16, Issue 3; September 2008

Editor: Jonathan M Goodman

Symyx Technologies has Acquired MDL Information Systems from Elsevier
Symyx Technologies, Inc. has announced it has acquired certain content and software products of MDL Information Systems.

Nature Chemistry
Chemistry@nature will be joined by Nature Chemistry in 2009.

An improved database of critically evaluated properties of regulated chemicals from DIPPR, which may help in the implementation of REACH (PDF).

A chemical informatics blog

PRISM is the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine which was "formed to advocate for policies that ensure the quality, integrity, and economic viability of peer-reviewed journals" which supports new for access to peer-reviewed journals, and is funded by publishers who will be directly affected by changes in this area. Some blog comments note they are not an impartial organisation.

CTWatch Quarterly
CTWatch Quaterly has an issue focussed on the coming revolution in scholarly communications & cyberinfrastructure .

Microsoft Research is investigating the introduction of chemistry-related features in Microsoft Office Word

The European Library
The European Library searches the content of national libraries in some European coutnries, including Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy-Florence, Italy-Rome, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia-Moscow, Russia-St.Petersburg, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the Vatican City.

FROG has donated its code for FRee Online druG conformation generation (NAR reference) to open Babel.

Over 2,700 spectra from 500 compounds are available free, and many more by subscription.

This site is not a university but a database of academics around the world. So far, the database is sparsely populated, and the editors hope that many more entries will be available in due course.

In silico toxicology develops the lazar (Lazy Structure-Activity Relationships) program for the prediction of toxic activities. lazar can be used from a free webinterface or by compiling the source code. OpenTox is a project to develop a framework, that provides a unified access to toxicity data.

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