May 31, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Healthcare big data analysis

Cancer research collaboration looks into big data

Two institutions in the US have teamed up to delve down into cancer big data from more than 100,000 patients, aiming to understand more about cancer at a molecular level and accelerate discoveries in cancer research. The Moffitt Cancer Center and the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have created

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May 27, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data in research, Data mining, Healthcare big data analysis

The big data approach to personalised non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment

Mining patients’ records could help doctors personalise the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to individual patients, according to the pioneers behind a new database created at the University of Leeds and funded by the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of blood cancer that is diagnosed in

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May 19, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics, Data mining, Drug development

Old drug to new through bioinformatics

Researchers have used bioinformatics to identify and reposition already approved drugs for the potential treatment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), a form of kidney cancer where there are few treatment choices. The research was published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma can be cured in

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May 08, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data mining, Healthcare big data analysis

Patterns in preeclampsia

Preeclampsia, which affects around 5-8% of pregnancies, can be life-threatening for both mother and child. Bioinformatics researchers, led by Brown University School of Public Health, have searched through the big data and published literature behind this complex disease and found different genetic signatures for different manifestations. “There are probably very

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