June 30, 2015 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining

Mining data from 100,000 people builds a genetic research tool

By collecting saliva samples from tens of thousands of Californians and combining genomic data with medical records, researchers are creating a medical research tool that could help understand more about the genetics of disease. The study was part of the Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health (RPGEH)

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June 25, 2015 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data mining

PPI datamining suggests a link with heart attack

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used by many millions of people every day to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, according to a study in PLoS One, they could increase the risk of a heart attack by up to a fifth. There have been concerns about clinical outcomes

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June 21, 2015 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data mining

Is your disease risk written in your date of birth?

Astrologers believe that your fate is written in the stars at the time of your birth goes back to the third millennium BCE or before. While this view isn’t supported by science, there is evidence from datamining that the month of your birth could actually have an impact on your

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June 05, 2015 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data mining

Using data mining to understand cell function and disease

Knowing how genes work together in different cells and tissues would be a step forward in the study of health and disease. According to some recent research at from universities, foundations and medical schools across the US, big data and data mining could be bringing us closer to understanding, according

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