October 31, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Drug development, Healthcare big data analysis

Investment in big data for cancer research at Oxford Uni

A £22 million Centre for Molecular Medicine at Oxford University, created as part of a partnership with the US-based Chan Soon-Shiong Institute, will focus on cancer genomics and molecular diagnostics. The aim of the project will be to understand more about the genetic and molecular changes underlying cancer, in order

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October 28, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research

Big data supports pain decisions

Chronic pain is hard to treat, and is becoming more complex as more treatment options come onto the market. Big data research under way at the University of Texas at Arlington could help doctors make better decisions about personalised treatment and pain management, allowing them to make the best use

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October 19, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Data mining, Drug development

Finding the way: A bacterial genome road map leads to drug discovery

The fight against antibiotic resistance might seem to be a losing one at the moment, but a team of US researchers is hitting back using a bacterial genome road map based on data mining to find new drugs. Many antibiotics are derived from natural products created by bacteria and other

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October 10, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data mining

Data mining leads to Alzheimer’s discovery

As part of an international research project, scientists have used data mining to find another piece of the Alzheimer’s disease jigsaw. The aim of the study, published in BMC Genomics, was to try to find the genetics underlying variations in the hippocampus, and see how this ties in with an

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