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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June 29, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics, Data mining, Healthcare big data analysis

Mining into the depths of health record data

There is a wealth of data in medical records, but the difficulty is finding the essential nuggets of information that can guide research and decisions in precision medicine. Researchers in the US and Denmark have teamed up to find more out about the progression of common diseases by mining data

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June 11, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Healthcare big data analysis

Alzheimer’s Disease Big Data DREAM Challenge launches

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect around 44 million people worldwide, and this could rise to 135 million people by 2050. A new challenge launched by the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi), Sage Bionetworks and DREAM Project is hoping to improve diagnostic innovation and find new

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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 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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April 24, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data analytics, Data mining, GenoKey news, GenoKey's big data analyses, Healthcare big data analysis

GenoKey mining the data for neuroblastoma risk genotypes

Genome-wide association studies generate huge quantities of genetic data, and it’s not always easy to find the critical linkages to disease amongst the volume of information. Using GenoKey’s data mining technology, Erling Mellerup and a team of European researchers have found a cluster of 24 combinations of genotypes that are

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April 18, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics, Data mining, Drug development, Healthcare big data analysis

Liverpool leads the way in big data collaboration for health

The demand for healthcare is rising across the world, which means that costs are climbing. By supporting the shift in emphasis from intervening in illness to promoting health, big data could allow continued improvements in healthcare while managing the spiralling outlay, according to the partners behind the UK’s Liverpool Big

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March 31, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics, Healthcare big data analysis

Using big data for better breast cancer diagnosis

Knowing what’s behind a breast lump – whether it’s a benign tumour or a fast- or slow-growing cancer, is vital. Researchers in the US are looking at using big data analytics to tell the difference between MRI results, which could help doctors get the right treatment to the right women.

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