Rat Brain Analysis on the NetBeans Platform

A famous man once said: "If your framework can't let you analyze rat brains, then it isn't really a framework."

OK. No one ever said that. Nevertheless, since it's Friday, the YANPA of the day needs to be slightly off the wall, so here it is...

Yes. That, my friends, is what a rat brain analyzer (apparently) looks like. It is built on the NetBeans Platform (from several releases ago).

"The Virtual RatBrain Project formed in 2004 in order to build a repository of peer reviewed 3-D cellular anatomical data of the rat brain, collected at multiple levels and from multiple brain regions, including point-to-point coordinate connections, cell populations of different neurochemical phenotype and dendritic and axonal arborizational patterns." Read all about it here, on the slightly squeamishly named http://www.virtualratbrain.org/.

Software architecture:

A number of different people have been involved in this project, from institutions like the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience and the Institute of Adaptive and Neural Computation. So... that's yet another bioinformatics application on the NetBeans Platform!

Comments:

Wow! Mooi om op die website de plakjes rattenhersentjes te zien.

Posted by Virtual Hermelientje on October 23, 2009 at 08:41 PM PDT #

This is so much in the Halloween spirit that I had to feature it on the java.net front page for Monday!

Posted by Kevin Farnham on October 25, 2009 at 03:12 PM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.

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