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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Computer Models Could Help Design Physical Therapy Regimens

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a ... read more

Genomic Data Sharing Is Critical to Improving Genetic Health Care

Jan. 5, 2017 — A new position statement tackles the question of how to make sense of the massive amount of genetic information being generated for better patient ... read more

Unlocking Big Genetic Datasets

Nov. 8, 2016 — The same algorithms that personalize movie recommendations and extract topics from oceans of text could bring doctors closer to diagnosing, treating and preventing disease on the basis of an ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — When a truck rumbles by a building, vibrations can travel up to the structure's roof and down again, generating transient tremors through the intervening floors and beams. Now researchers have ... read more

Major Racial Bias Found in Leading Genomics Databases

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed for the first time that two of the top genomic databases, which are in wide use today by clinical geneticists, reflect a measurable bias toward genetic data based on ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — The elusive and complex components of creativity have been identified by computer ... read more

Hybrid Computational Strategy for Efficient Sequencing of Massive Genome Datasets

Sep. 13, 2016 — Computing experts have developed a novel hybrid computational strategy to efficiently discover genetic variants on an unprecedented ... read more

Researchers Use Hardware to Accelerate Core-to-Core on-Chip Communication

Sep. 6, 2016 — A new way to significantly accelerate core-to-core communication has been developed by researchers. Their advance relies on hardware to coordinate efforts between cores for multiprocessor ... read more

Sleeping Brain's Complex Activity Mimicked by Simple Model

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have built and tested a new mathematical model that successfully reproduces complex brain activity during deep sleep, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed a new mathematical model to investigate how a population's spatial structure affects the evolution of ... read more

K Computer and High-Tech Weather Radar Come Together to Predict Sudden Torrential Rains

Aug. 9, 2016 — An international team of researchers has used the powerful K computer and advanced radar observational data to accurately predict the occurrence of torrential rains in localized ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — Pipelines that carry capsules containing almost any type of freight over long distances have the potential to become an important, cost-effective and environmentally friendly form of transportation. ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers are developing a common language that can be used by computer software tools to describe materials at their smallest scale, with the ultimate aim of designing faster and better materials ... read more

New Cloud-Computing Platform to Further the Analysis of Microbial Genomes

July 29, 2016 — A cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource has been developed by researchers, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the ... read more

Sub-Set of Stem Cells Found to Minimize Risks When Used to Treat Damaged Hearts

July 25, 2016 — Scientists use mathematical modeling to simulate human mesenchymal stem cell delivery to a damaged heart and found that using one sub-set of these stem cells minimizes the risks associated with this ... read more

Algorithm Characterizes How Cancer Genomes Get Scrambled

July 21, 2016 — A new method for analyzing the scrambled genomes of cancer cells gives researchers for the first time the ability to simultaneously identify two different types of genetic changes associated with ... read more

Web-Based Data Tool Designed to Enhance Drug Safety

July 8, 2016 — A new online open-access database has been developed by scientists to allow the clinical responses of more than 5 million patients to all FDA-approved drugs to be used to identify unexpected clinical ... read more

June 29, 2016 — A crowdsourced collaboration/competition known as DREAM 9 set out three years ago to develop ideas for computational tools that would help treat patients with acute myeloid ... read more

New Tool for Forecasting Behavior of the Microbiome

June 27, 2016 — A team of investigators has developed a suite of computer algorithms that can accurately predict the behavior of the microbiome -- the vast collection of microbes living on and inside the human ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Achieves Near-Human Performance in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

June 20, 2016 — Pathologists have been largely diagnosing disease the same way for the past 100 years, by manually reviewing images under a microscope. But new work suggests that computers can help doctors improve ... read more

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