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Bringing “All Hands on Deck” on Big Data

Bringing “All Hands on Deck” on Big Data

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Modeling future climates or using genomic analysis to understand the mechanisms of cancer both require analyzing vast or very complex data, and exploiting the opportunities of “big data” is one of the biggest challenges in computing.

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Rare Disease Researchers Notch a Win for Patients with Inherited Muscle Disease

October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

An older medication originally approved to treat heart problems eases the symptoms of a very rare muscle disease that often leaves its sufferers stiff and in a good deal of pain.

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Patent Issued for Technology that Improves Eyesight Dramatically

September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the Nomogram, Scott MacRae’s team has been able to slash by two thirds the number of LASIK patients who need additional procedures to achieve the best vision possible.

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Exposure to Snot-Nosed Kids Ups Severity of Cold Infections

Exposure to Snot-Nosed Kids Ups Severity of Cold Infections

September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Of people who come down with colds, the course of the infection is much more likely to be worse in people exposed to children.

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Knee Surgeries Skyrocket with More Aging, Active Adults

Knee Surgeries Skyrocket with More Aging, Active Adults

September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Another major trend, the study says, is the move toward outpatient rehabilitation and a significant decline in length-of-stays in the hospital.

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Nutrient in Eggs and Meat May Influence Gene Expression from Infancy to Adulthood

Nutrient in Eggs and Meat May Influence Gene Expression from Infancy to Adulthood

September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Consuming greater amounts of choline – a nutrient found in eggs and meat – during pregnancy may lower an infant’s vulnerability to stress-related illnesses.

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How Much Gulf Spill Oil Was Consumed by Bacteria?

How Much Gulf Spill Oil Was Consumed by Bacteria?

September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Researchers from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M University have found that naturally occurring bacteria that exist in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.

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What’s Big Data Got to Do with It?

What’s Big Data Got to Do with It?

September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A lot, as it happens. Henry Kautz, chair of the computer science department, and his colleagues have shown that Twitter messages can be harnessed to predict the spread of infectious diseases, for example.

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University Inaugurates New Era of Health Care Research

University Inaugurates New Era of Health Care Research

August 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

The new IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer unveiled last week at the University’s Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI) is one of the nation’s five most powerful university-based supercomputing sites.

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