Nature Publishing Group Announces the Launch of Two New Free Gateways

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Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is delighted to announce the launch of two new freely available information resources: The Functional Glycomics Gateway and the Pathway Interaction Database.

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is delighted to announce the launch of two new freely available information resources: The Functional Glycomics Gateway and the Pathway Interaction Database.

The Functional Glycomics Gateway (http://www.functionalglycomics.org) is a collaboration between the Consortium for Functional Glycomics and NPG. It provides news, research data, databases and reagents resulting from the Consortium's activities and is supplemented with an editorial section, updated monthly, of glycobiology research relevant to cell biologists, biochemists, and structural biologists.

The Pathway Interaction Database (http://pid.nci.nih.gov) is an authoritative, peer-reviewed collection of information about biomolecular interactions that occur in human cellular signaling pathways. Created in a collaboration between the U.S. National Cancer Institute and NPG, the database is aimed at cell biologists, biochemists, computational biologists and bioinformaticians. It offers a range of intuitive tools to allow users to easily search, view and download data, and complex queries can be created to further explore the database. A concise editorial section provides synopses of recent important research articles and specially commissioned articles on the practical use of other relevant online tools.

Both sites result from NPG's ongoing commitment to create innovative, freely available online publications in partnership with the academic community. They complement and expand the collection of resources already available at http://www.nature.com/databases.

About NPG

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd and is dedicated to serving the academic, professional scientific and medical communities. NPG's flagship title, Nature, was first published in 1869. Other publications include Nature research journals, Nature Reviews, Nature Clinical Practice and a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. NPG also provides news content through http://www.nature.com/news and scientific career information through Naturejobs.

NPG is a global company with headquarters in London and offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Munich, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Delhi, Mexico City and Basingstoke. For more information, please go to http://www.nature.com.

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Matthew Day

Database Publisher

T: +44 (0)20 7014 4056

This press release is also available at http://www.nature.com/press_releases/NPG_gateways_launches.pdf.

For all NPG press releases, go to http://www.nature.com/press_releases.html.

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