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Cleveland Clinic And IBM Watson To Tackle DNA Mutations

by Jennifer Zaino Late last month saw IBM expand its existing engagement with the Cleveland Clinic around its deployment of IBM Watson technology to cover new domains. The vendor already has worked with faculty, physicians and students at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University on a project to develop Watson-related…

Can Big Data Cure Cancer?

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by Angela Guess Miguel Helft of Fortune recently wrote, “You’ve heard the story before. A couple of whiz kids meet at an elite college, bond over their love of computers, and after a few late-night hacking sessions, build a website or an app… At first glance, Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg seem to fit the…

IBM Watson in the Hospital: Fighting Cancer, Improving Patient Care

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by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the company, “IBM, WellPoint, Inc. and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center [last week] unveiled the first commercially developed Watson-based cognitive computing breakthroughs.  These innovations stand alone to help transform the quality and speed of care delivered to patients through individualized, evidence based medicine.The American Cancer Society…

Finding a Cure for Cancer with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Christina Farr of VentureBeat reports, “Big data is one of the most over-used buzzwords in the startup vernacular, and founders rarely have the goods to back it up. So you’ll understand that I was intrigued — but highly skeptical — when an email with the subject line ‘using data to cure cancer’…

Big Data Startup Ayasdi Launches; Machine Learning Platform Combines Computer Science And Topological Data Analysis

This week a new Big Data startup company launched, Ayasdi, co-founded by Stanford mathematics professor Gunner Carlsson and based on his DARPA-funded research in the area of applied topology, with $10+million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures and Floodgate. The technology, dubbed the Insight Discovery platform, is explained to be the “first machine…

Semantic Data Integration For Free With IO Informatics' Knowledge Explorer Personal Edition

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Bioinformatics software provider IO Informatics recently released its free Knowledge Explorer Personal Edition. Version 3.6 of the Personal Edition can handle most of what Knowledge Explorer Professional 3.6, launched in October, can, but it does all its work in memory without direct connectivity to a back-end database. “In particular, a lot of the strengths of…

Remembering Steve Jobs: a Man Who Changed the World

by Angela Guess The country and the world are mourning the loss of Steve Jobs who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 56: “The hard-driving executive pioneered the concept of the personal computer and of navigating them by clicking onscreen images with a mouse. In more recent years, he introduced the iPod portable…