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Big Data in medicine

Dear Sir or Madam,

The bigger the better? That is not true for Big Data! The bigger the pile of data the more confusing it becomes. It is not enough to just collect data. In order to use them, they need to be structured, analyzed and presented correctly. Read our Topic of the Month to learn how medicine can benefit from this.

Have a nice week,

Timo Roth
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Topic of the Month: Big Data in medicine
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Research & Technology

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

For the first time ever, a single flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical, and chemical signals back and forth into the brain, putting into practice an idea first proposed two years ago.
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Healthy hiking in smart socks

Often, a one-sided weight loading is the reason for hurting feet. But only few notice while walking. That is where the "Smart Sock", developed by the Professorship of Sports Equipment and Technology of the Chemnitz University of Technology and in cooperation with the textile producer Lindner from Hohenstein-Ernstthal, starts.
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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart's biomechanical properties

The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's amazing biomechanical properties.
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Big Data – Benefit for the medical sector

Topic of the Month

Image: Digital medical symbols. A physician is tapping on a symbol; Copyright: panthermedia.net/everythingposs
The worldwide amount of digital data doubles every two years. In the medical sector, too, data is not only becoming bigger but is also becoming more. In addition to "classical" patient data like blood parameters or medication, patients' genomes are playing a more and more important role. But how can these data mountains be utilized, how is Big Data evolving to Smart Data? These are the question we want to answer in our Topic of the Month.
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Big Data – Benefit for the medical sector
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Public Health & Associations

Italy adopts gender-neutral HPV vaccination program

The Italian government has changed its policy to allow both boys and girls to be vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) following advice from Kingston University London's Business School academic Prof. Giampiero Favato.
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Economy & Markets

Pacemakers and defibrillators safe for MRI using new protocol

The MagnaSafe Registry, a new multicenter study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has demonstrated that appropriately screened and monitored patients with standard or non-MRI-conditional pacemakers and defibrillators can undergo MRI at a field strength of 1.5 tesla without harm.
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