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Jun 14, 2016

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Deirdre

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Can Web Search Predict Cancer? Promise And Worry Of Big Data And Health

"Big data" is a very 21st-century kind of buzzword, which ambiguously invokes the idea of using large sets of data to draw computer-assisted conclusions about trends, patterns and correlations, often about people and their behavior. But if you wanted to trace the origin of using big data for health...

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Giving New Doctors the Tools They Need

They say if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I wonder, then, why my toolbox often seems so inadequate for fixing my patients.

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May 16, 2016

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Remi

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Jet-Lag Sleep App is a Viable Way to Collect Big Data

Can scientists trust a mobile app as a reliable vehicle for collecting health data? A study published today in Science Advances suggests the answer is yes, it’s possible, at least for sleep studies.

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May 2, 2016

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Remi

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Microsoft experiments with DNA storage: 1,000,000,000 TB in a gram

Microsoft is buying ten million strands of DNA from biology startup Twist Bioscience to investigate the use of genetic material to store data. The data density of DNA is orders of magnitude higher than conventional storage systems, with 1 gram of DNA able to represent close to 1 billion terabytes (...

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Mar 23, 2016

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Christina

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Google and the Feds Team Up to Build the City of the Future

GOOGLE’S GOING TO wield its mastery of big data to power the city of the future—just as soon as the federal government chooses one. The Department of Transportation announced it is working with Sidewalk Labs, Google's smart-cities research unit, under its Smart City Challenge. The contest invites...

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Feb 10, 2016

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Deirdre

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Give Up Your Data to Cure Disease

Over the past several years, using some $30 billion in federal stimulus money, doctors and hospitals have been installing electronic health record systems. More than 80 percent of office-based doctors, including me, use some form of E.H.R.

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Jan 25, 2016

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Deirdre

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Disease Sleuths Analyze Google Searches To Stop Infections

With sexually transmitted diseases on the rise, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago think they might have a powerful new weapon to fight their spread: Google searches.

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Jan 11, 2016

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Maggie

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FTC warns companies that 'big data' comes with the potential for big problems

Companies are tracking more data about consumers than ever. Practically every click you make online creates new records in some distant database, and your real world actions, too, can increasingly be tracked through your mobile phone or new commercial surveillance advances. But the Federal Trade...

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A Med School Teaches Science And Data Mining

Medicine, meet Big Data.  For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the individual patient.  But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced. “That’s how we make...

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Nov 30, 2015

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Maggie

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GE Wants To Move All Your Health Data To The Cloud

In this day and age, you can easily share photos through Dropbox, notes in Evernote, or spreadsheets via Google Drive with anyone. But good luck helping two doctors at two different hospitals to see the same patient records online. Instead, when a patient goes to a medical center for the first time...

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