Tag Archive for informatics

National Cancer Institute to Fund Informatics Research Grants


by Angela Guess GenomeWeb reports, “The National Cancer Institute this week announced that it intends to fund multiple research projects related to the development and management of informatics technologies for cancer research. Among the specific technologies of interest to the agency are ones related to data acquisition and analysis, modeling and simulation, and those that…

Genome Sequencing Data is Getting Bigger, Requires Proper Informatics


by Angela Guess In the latest issue of GEN, MaryAnn Labant wrote, “According to Illumina, next-generation sequencing data volume has doubled every year since 2007, representing over a 1,000-fold increase in the amount of data that needs to be processed. Add in proteomics, metabolomics, medical records, and other information, and it is obvious that Big…

Big Data Is Making You Healthier

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by Angela Guess James O’Brien of Mashable recently wrote, “[B]ig data is changing the scale and scope of how doctors care for patients and how caregivers and insurance companies address community-wide health issues. Consider the statistics already in play. A recent McKinsey & Company report traced the expansion of computer-based information systems, and the electronic…

Natural Language Processing and Your Health


by Angela Guess Jennifer Webster of MD News reports, “In 2011 and 2012, healthcare information technology publications brimmed with excitement over IBM’s Watson, which was promised to use NLP combined with predictive analytics to make care recommendations for patients by comparing them against large data sets. NLP gave Watson access to a far wider and more…

European STATegra Project Officially Begins

A recent article out of Biomax Informatics reports, “The European STATegra Project, tasked with developing solutions to connect data production and data analysis, enables biologists to gain enhanced insight and understanding of their experiments.”

Pharma Becoming Ever-Bigger Fan of Semantic Technology

At the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in New York City last week, attendees got to hear a lot about how semantic technology is influencing various sectors, such as government (see our stories here and here) and media (see this article and this one). Another prominent one on display: pharmaceuticals. Pharma, for example, was the…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior System Administrator


by Angela Guess The Columbia University Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Informatics is looking for a Senior System Administrator in New York, NY. The division is looking for someone “who is a team oriented, classic LAMP stack engineer who knows how to setup, develop and maintain Linux, Apache, MYSQL, PHP + Javascript on redhat/fedora/centos distro…