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Big Data Fuels Breakthrough In Alzheimer'S Research
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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

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Researchers Now Have Access To National Institutes Of Health'S Medline Data Repository
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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

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The Fight Against Alzheimer’s Finds A Potent Ally In Big Data
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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

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Saving Lives And Saving Money: The Heart Failure Risk-O-Meter
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It’s often said (with a slight tone of disdain) that American hospitals are run like businesses. What better way then to improve efficiency and healthcare than with financial sticks-and-carrots? This was the idea behind part of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Heart failure re-admissions alone cost Medicare

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Philips And Salesforce Unite To Deliver Medical Platform
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Philips, the Dutch healthcare and lighting company, announced on Thursday it would be partnering with Salesforce to build a cloud-based platform that will connect healthcare providers, insurers and healthcare consumers. Philips has built two applications on the platform, eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion that will become available in the summer. The former

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Combatting Alzheimer'S With Big Data And Science
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A new challenge to combat Alzheimer’s disease was announced last week by the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi), Sage Bionetworks and DREAM Project. The challenge aims to bring together experts in big data and science to fight against Alzheimer’s disease – of which more than 40 million people

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Google Ventures Invests In Big Data Cancer Treatment
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Google Ventures lead a $130 million Series B funding round on big data cancer treatment startup Flatiron. Launched in 2012, Flatiron tracks and aggregates a large number of cancer-patient data to help doctors make treatment decisions. Google Ventures partner Dr. Krishna Yeshwant stated “Cancer will likely touch all of us

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Healthcare Meets Big Data
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What started out as simple cooperation between big data and healthcare may soon grow into something much bigger – and it looks like it will be in the form of wearable wireless devices. According to ABI Research, “Healthcare big data analysis will grow to a $52 million market by 2019…[and]

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