September 30, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics, Data mining, Healthcare big data analysis

Data mining critical care data: SSRIs and mortality in ICU

Patients in ICU (intensive care units) are particularly vulnerable, and any clues to ways of improving their outcomes are important. Mined data from patient records suggests that previous use of certain drugs could have an effect on outcomes for patients, showing that having access to large databases of medical records

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September 23, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Data analytics, Healthcare big data analysis

Bioinformatics creates psychosis risk diagnostic

Certain types of psychosis can be prevented or managed, but it is hard to identify who is at risk. A group of US researchers, part of the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study consortium, has created a blood test that has potential to pick out those who could benefit from prevention

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September 15, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics, Data mining

Mining the medical literature with added automated reasoning

How fast can you read? Probably not fast enough to keep up with scientific papers published at a rate of almost two a minute, or catch up with the around 50 million papers sitting waiting to be perused in public databases worldwide. All is not lost, though – a team

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September 06, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics

Big data tags human and animal pathogen risk

Knowing more about the risk that pathogens present is important to understand how to maintain biosecurity or control and treat infection. A team of researchers from the UK and France has carried out big data analysis to look at pathogen impact for animal and human disease, seeking to find a

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