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Mapping organized ignorance in environmental health

SECTION: Features

Mapping organized ignorance in environmental health

How data collection and reporting standards have shaped what we know and do not know about water contamination in Hoosick Falls, NY.

By Laura Rabinow, Lindsay Poirier, April 2017

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Biological obstacles and technological leaps

Biological obstacles and technological leaps

Technology can address biological threats like viral epidemics and bioterrorism that could put humankind on the brink of biological disaster.

By Ketaki Katdare, April 2017

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A tale of two cells

COLUMN: INIT

A tale of two cells

By Cristina Pop, July 2015

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Biological backstory

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Biological backstory

By Jay Patel, July 2015

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An interview with the director of biomedical informatics at Stanford

SECTION: Features

An interview with the director of biomedical informatics at Stanford

Russ Altman discusses how computational biology is rapidly transforming clinical practice, particularly in his own field of pharmacogenomics.

By Cristina Pop, Billy Rathje, July 2015

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Computational and statistical issues in personalized medicine

Computational and statistical issues in personalized medicine

Computational methods can be used to find associations between our genome and our traits, and new optimizations to these computations promise to do it much faster.

By Christoph Lippert, David Heckerman, July 2015

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Fighting disease with data

Fighting disease with data

Recent advances in genome typing and sequencing technologies have enabled quick generation of a vast amount of molecular data at very low cost. The mining and computational analysis of this type of data can help shape new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in biomedicine.

By Marina Sirota, Bin Chen, July 2015

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Advancing the frontier of data-driven healthcare

Advancing the frontier of data-driven healthcare

Suchi Saria of Johns Hopkins University shares how big data and machine learning can help improve the practice of healthcare, and how computing students can contribute.

By Narges Razavian, July 2015

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Disease dietomics

Disease dietomics

How computational biology might help in discovering the missing links between diet and disease.

By Malay Bhattacharyya, July 2015

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A conversation with Vijay Pande

A conversation with Vijay Pande

The director of Stanford University's Pande Lab discusses how his work with large-scale, distributed simulation is being used to study protein folding and its connection to disease.

By Cristina Pop, July 2015

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Hidden Markov models and mouse ultrasonic vocalizations

Hidden Markov models and mouse ultrasonic vocalizations

An introduction to Markov models, their significance, and an explanation of how a hidden Markov model can be used to model the ultrasonic calls made by mice.

By Adam A. Smith, July 2015

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Big data comes in tiny packages

Big data comes in tiny packages

Single-cell data creates computational opportunities for discovery in disease and human health.

By Karen Sachs, Tiffany Chen, July 2015

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Digital drivers in the age of massive datasets

Digital drivers in the age of massive datasets

How technology enables the data geek in life sciences and healthcare.

By Sarah Aerni, Hulya Farinas, Gautam Muralidhar, July 2015

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Profile: Sriram Kosuri<br />Never mind the cloud, back up your selfies to DNA

Profile: Sriram Kosuri
Never mind the cloud, back up your selfies to DNA

Never mind the cloud, back up your selfies to DNA

By Adrian Scoică, July 2015

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Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute<br />University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gene expression profiling

DEPARTMENT: Back

Gene expression profiling

By Finn Kuusisto, July 2015

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Hidden Genes: Understanding cancer data with matrix factorization

Health 2.0: the digital health revolution

COLUMN: INIT

Health 2.0: the digital health revolution

By Diana Lynn MacLean, December 2014

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Vital technology

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Vital technology

By Jay Patel, December 2014

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Gathering people to gather data

SECTION: Features

Gathering people to gather data

An interview with Paul Wicks, Vice President of Innovation at PatientsLikeMe, a patient network and real-time research platform.

By Diana Lynn MacLean, December 2014

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Opportunities of social media in health and well-being

Opportunities of social media in health and well-being

Intelligently leveraging data from millions of social media posts is a modern public health approach that has the potential to save many lives.

By Munmun De Choudhury, December 2014

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Here comes the #engagement: A serious health initiative made trendy

Here comes the #engagement: A serious health initiative made trendy

Creating a user experience to communicate the seriousness of HIV prevention and awareness can be both educational while entertaining. This combination along with a sense of cultural influence helps to both attract and engage millennials.

By Fay Cobb Payton, KaMar Galloway, December 2014

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Challenges in personal health tracking

Challenges in personal health tracking

Increasingly, personal health data can be tracked and integrated from numerous streams quickly and easily, but our feedback lingers in the land of "show the user a graph and hope." How can we help people make sense of personal health data?

By Matthew Kay, December 2014

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Did I take my meds today?

Did I take my meds today?

People tend to believe they are more aware of their own health behaviors than they really are. In this article, we present technologies that employ ubiquitous home sensing to support awareness of healthy habits.

By Matthew L. Lee, December 2014

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Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing

Why visualization will play a critical role in bringing big data decision making to a hospital bed near you.

By Megan Monroe, December 2014

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Wearable technologies

Wearable technologies

Wearable computing has the potential to fundamentally alter healthcare by enabling long-term patient monitoring and rehabilitation outside of the lab.

By Sinziana Mazilu, Gerhard Tröster, December 2014

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Profile: Trevor van Mierlo<br />The story of building a startup in health informatics

The Regenstrief global health informatics group

DEPARTMENT: Labz

The Regenstrief global health informatics group

By Suranga Nath Kasthurirathne, December 2014

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Radiography

DEPARTMENT: Back

Radiography

By Finn Kuusisto, December 2014

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The anatomy of a human disease network

DEPARTMENT: Hello world

The anatomy of a human disease network

By Marinka Zitnik, December 2014

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J. Craig Venter Institute<br />Rockville, Maryland

DEPARTMENT: Labz

J. Craig Venter Institute
Rockville, Maryland

By Arka Bhattacharya, June 2014

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Cyber-physical systems

COLUMN: INIT

Cyber-physical systems

By Haining Mo, Neeti Sharad Wagle, Michael Zuba, March 2014

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Future of computing

SECTION: Features

Future of computing

The intersection of biology and computer science is pushing computation beyond its traditional limits---forget algorithms think evolution.

By Dennis Shasha, March 2012

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Neuroscience and computing

DEMONSTRATION SESSION: INIT: issue introduction

Neuroscience and computing

By Evan M. Peck, Erin T. Solovey, September 2011

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The connectome project

SECTION: Features

The connectome project

Using neuroimaging, researchers are succesfully mapping neural connectivity and in the process creating vivid "brainbows."

By Amelio Vázquez-Reina, Won-Ki Jeong, Jeff Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister, September 2011

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The sensorium

The sensorium

Research teams from around the world reflect on their brain sensing setups.

By Evan M. Peck, Erin T. Solovey, September 2011

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Profile Ed Boyden<br />The synthetic neurobiologist

MRI scanners

DEPARTMENT: Back

MRI scanners

By James Stanier, September 2011

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Bacterial computing

SECTION: Features

Bacterial computing

Undergraduate students find that a genetically engineered machine can solve Hamiltonian Path Problems.

By Jeffrey L. Poet, A. Malcolm Campbell, Todd T. Eckdahl, Laurie J. Heyer, September 2010

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IT for synthetic biology and DNA nanotechnology

IT for synthetic biology and DNA nanotechnology

Somewhere between the studies of information technology and organic chemistry, researchers are trying to make tiny robots out of DNA molecules.

By Masami Hagiya, Fumiaki Tanaka, Ibuki Kawamata, September 2010

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The bioinformatics revolution

By David Sigfredo Angulo, September 2006

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Challenges in systems biology

By David Sigfredo Angulo, September 2006

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