July 31, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics

Big data tools speed large-scale neuroscience research

Researchers looking into the brain are generating vast amounts of data, but it’s hard to find the useful information in amongst all the noise. Researchers at Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute are working on ways that could help speed research. Neuroscience research is moving ahead fast, with

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July 30, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research

Bringing big data in as a wildlife guardian

Big data is growing across the sciences, and its latest breakthrough is in conservation, where researchers have used data analytics techniques to pinpoint the best areas to set aside as preserves and to help biologists understand the evolutionary history of life on Earth. Conservation planning, particularly in times of rapid

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July 22, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data mining, Healthcare big data analysis

Mapping human and animal diseases using big data

A big data project looking at the relationships between human and animal diseases and their hosts could hold the key to tackling disease outbreaks around the globe. The Enhanced Infectious Diseases (EID2) database, developed by the Liverpool University Climate and Infectious Diseases of Animals (LUCINDA) team, has been funded by

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July 14, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data in research, Data analytics, Healthcare big data analysis

Diving into the data helps track kidney transplant outcomes

Scientists at the University of Leeds are using big data and data analytics techniques to improve the outcomes for people having kidney transplants. The same technology has potential to predict outcomes for other diseases. Biomarkers are useful tools to diagnose and predict outcomes for disease, identify the best treatment, and

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