Digitization of patient files and aggregation of public insurance data has led to an explosion of data. Big Data is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, improving the access and quality of patient care.
Big Data may play a key role in impeding the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus according to experts in Data Science. Jai Vijayan while writing for Information Week explains its the unlikely channels are opening up to fight the spread. WHO’s predictions for this week, of 70% fatality rates
Researchers at the the University of Manchester have made a breakthrough by identifying a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, using two of the world’s largest scientific data silos to compare the genes in mice and humans. This marks another step towards determining the type of people
Announcing its first round of grants in the Big Data to Knowledge(BD2K) program, the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded approximately $32-million in grants to researchers developing new strategies to analyze biomedical big data sets. Over two dozen institutions were involved. “Data creation has become exponentially more rapid than
Consumer electronics firm Apple hit the headlines recently with the launch of high-profile products like the iPhone 6 at its annual keynote speech. One less prominent facet of the keynote, however, was the rolling out of a new app, “Health”, which it calls “an entirely new way to use your
The National Institutes of Health now allows semantic searches of health data repository Medline in a move which could fuel the next big data brekathrough in health. This will enable experts to carry out research based on correlation of readily available medical knowledge. Brand Niemann, founder of the Federal Big
Globally, there were an estimated 44.4 million people with dementia in 2013. That number is set to 75.6 million by 2030, and 135.5 million in 2050, placing increasing amounts of pressure on the medical community to prevent, slow or stop the disease. The lack of proper treatment for Alzheimer’s has
Vivametric are aiming to take the digitisation of healthcare to a whole new level. They’ve developed an open source platform which pools data from wearable fitness trackers, enriches it with health data, and examines it through research-proven analysis to assess and predict health status. Founder and CEO, Dr. Richard Hu
As varied as the utilities of Big Data maybe, new frontiers periodically open up to be explored; fitness, travel, marketing, retail and more recently, medical. Toshiba Group is working in tandem with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to carry out research in treatment of head, neck and lung cancer.
Scientists at Edinburgh University’s Roslin Institute are planning to create the first labrador genome through aptly titled Labradome project. The focus is to determine the environmental roots of disease – viruses, bacteria, poor food or poor exercise regimes in pedigree dogs which might further pave the way for further research
Data Driven Genomic Diagnostics Startup Blueprint Genetics Lands €2m – Aims at Expansion Into the US
Finnish gene testing and Next-Generation Sequencing outfit, Blueprint Genetics has landed €2 million in a new funding round. Avohoidon Tutkimussäätiö, a Finnish foundation, along with Inventure, led the round, raising Blueprint Genetics’ total funding to €2.96 million. Tommi Lehtonen, CEO of Blueprint Genetics, described the company’s intentions, “Our technology enabled