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Simple Z-Score Tricks for Big Data in Health Care and Life Sciences

Posted on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will dive more deeply into the nuts and bolts of Data Science. Today we will talk a bit about statistics, but we will be talking tools, visualization strategies, and data representation in the context of specific problems.

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Tags: precision medicine, biobanking, Big Data, Data Science, Z-Scores

A Review of 3 Mockup Approaches - Pros vs. Cons

Posted on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

There are as many approaches to mockup as there are tech stacks and team variations. If you only have one approach or tool, you may consider how it is limiting your workflow and process. What you choose may be dictated by several things: 

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Tags: UX, Wireframes

Introducing the Biobanking Monthly Pulse News Site

Posted on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

It has recently been reported by Transparency Market Research that the biopreservation global market is expected to reach $5.74 billion annually by 2019. Extensive undertaking by biomedical research for new drugs and therapies will be one of the largest contributing factors to this growth. 

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Tags: biobanking, News

Next Generation Sequencing Applications, Challenges & Opportunities

Posted on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Physicians currently rely on a variety of techniques to diagnose disease, from imaging to physical examinations to laboratory tests. Personalized medicine, which allows targeted therapies to be confidently prescribed, i.e. getting the right medication to the right patient at the right time, relies on a diagnosis that takes into account the molecular characteristics of the patient and the disease.

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Tags: NGS Sequencing, Companion Diagnostics, personalized medicine

Advancing Biorepositories with Data Science - Free eBook

Posted on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

Biobanking has seen many changes over the past decade. Decentralized biobanks managed by spreadsheet have given way to institution-wide efforts that are managed through large scale information systems that can interoperate with laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and international databases that publish the resulting research. This trend is continuing through the use of tools like biolocator to aggregate information about biospecimens from many institutions to allow researchers from around the world to build effective sample sizes for even some of the rarest diseases.

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Tags: ISBER, biobanking, Data Science, Controlled Libraries

An Introduction to the Realm of Wearable Health Technology - Part II

Posted on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

In my last post, I looked at the new heart health and activity tracking tools we can expect in 2014. In this post, I'll look at the new (and arguably more useful and interesting) types of tools that we can look forward to this year.

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Tags: health IT, mhealth, Wearable Health Technology

A History of Henrietta Lacks and the Evolving Nature of Consent

Posted on Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is certainly not a new book—it became a celebrated best seller almost immediately after it was published in early 2010.

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Tags: biospecimen, health IT, Dynamic Consent

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