September 30, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining

Big data growing in academia

Big data has certainly been making it big in the universities recently, and the University of Virginia is no exception, with its launch of a Big Data Institute. However, according to an article in FierceBigData, the university is creating something a bit different, with an institute that will not only

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September 27, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining, Healthcare big data analysis

Mining doctors notes help manage healthcare

Researchers at the University of Sussex and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) are mining doctors’ notes to find patterns in the data that could change the way that patient’s health is managed, and find new ways to treat disease. When people visit their GP in the UK, topline information,

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September 18, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining

Data mining finds microRNAs that choke tumours

Cancer supports itself by creating new blood vessels (angiogenesis). US researchers have used data mining to find microRNAs that can choke the tumours by stopping these blood vessels from forming. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small pieces of genetic material that regulate gene expression and activation. The researchers, from the MD Anderson

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September 09, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining

Data mining genes and proteins shows up our differences

We’re all different – we only have to look around to see that. But US and German researchers have been data mining genes and proteins and found out that, under the surface, we are even more different than anyone previously thought. While all human beings carry the same basic genes,

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