July 26, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining, Healthcare big data analysis

Using EMR big data to personalise healthcare

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are looking at mining big data from electronic medical records (EMRs) to personalise healthcare and improve patient management, also described as patient-centred care. The researchers used software to analyse electronic medical records, and the results are published in the Journal of General Internal

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July 19, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining, Healthcare big data analysis

Mining the genome for cancer

Scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have created a dataset of cancer-specific genetic coding variants that includes six billion data points linking drugs with the changes in the genome. This source of big data, reported to be the most extensive cancer pharmacology database in the world, provides an opportunity

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July 15, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in GenoKey people, Healthcare big data analysis

An interview with Hans-Christian Brahe Møller: GenoKey’s past, present and future

In this week’s Q&A, Hans-Christian Brahe Møller, chair of GenoKey explains what has driven his involvement with GenoKey and what it is that makes the company special Q. What is your background in data mining and data analytics? I have always worked in ‘big data’, including data simulation and forecasting

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July 05, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Healthcare big data analysis

Hunting down the mutations behind drug resistance

Drug resistance is a growing issue, and for life-threatening and infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB), it’s a grave concern worldwide. Researchers are finding mechanisms of action of drug resistance through mutations in genes, and data mining and analysis could have an important role in this type of research. Pyrazinamide is

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