• Predicting COVID-19 Severity: Researchers Look to Fill Diagnostic Gap, Match Patients with Treatments

    Jan 27 | Bio-IT World | Researchers at Mount Sinai and the University of Colorado are pursuing the possibilities that stem from predicting which COVID-19 patients are most likely to deteriorate over time. The hope is that this ability could help health care professionals more effectively triage patients and pair them with appropriate treatments to improve outcomes. More
  • Data Contributors Wield Control In AI-Powered Longevity Research Network

    Jan 26 | Bio-IT World | Efforts are underway to create an economy of data contributors and researchers who want to retain ownership of their contribution to longevity research as well as a proportionate share of the downstream profits from any resulting products. The ecosystem, and tokens underpinning it, goes by the name of Rejuve—definitionally, “the process of making somebody young again.” More
  • Canadian Brain Institute Opens Data Sharing on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, More

    Jan 25 | Bio-IT World | After a decade of methodical preparation, Canada’s Ontario Brain Institute's (OBI) neuroinformatics platform, Brain-CODE, launched its open data sharing feature for global brain disorder research. More
  • The Role Of Bioinformatics In Bringing Biobanks To The Forefront Of Scientific Breakthroughs

    Jan 21 | Bio-IT World | Life science researchers and drug discovery scientists today work in what, in my view, will be remembered in the future as the beginning of a “golden era” where the power of genetic information is connected to a wide range of other healthcare and lifestyle data to support better understanding of disease etiology, as well as the identification of candidates for drug targets and the discovery of new biomarkers that can be used to predict the presence or future development of a disease in an individual patient. More
  • Human Proteoform Project Could Be Biology’s Next Moonshot

    Jan 19 | Bio-IT World | The nonprofit Consortium for Top-Down Proteomics recently proposed the Human Proteoform Project to generate a definitive reference set of the proteoforms produced from the genome. This will become a “seminal moment in science,” Neil Kelleher says, and the initiative is the next obvious step now that the Human Genome Project has provided the blueprint for how proteins get made. More
  • Applying AI to Real-World Data to Improve Pharmaceutical Development

    Jan 18 | Bio-IT World | Trends from the Trenches —Xiong Sean Liu is a Director at Novartis where he has been working to make inroads for AI in pharma. In Liu’s view, AI as a technology is already successful, but he also believes it is still in its early days for healthcare and there are still significant challenges for use. Data organization, for example, must be solved so that AI models can be put to best use. Liu and his team recently explored how electronic health records could be better populated and curated to facilitate clinical trials. More
  • PacBio Plugs Partnerships, Accuracy at JP Morgan

    Jan 14 | Bio-IT World | Closing out the genomic presentations at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, Christian Henry, president and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, had the dual challenges of presenting PacBio’s year and future strategies as well as answering claims and announcements other companies made. He persevered. More
  • Antibodies, Easy Single-Cell, Genomics for All: Notes from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

    Jan 13 | Bio-IT World | At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference—being held virtually again this year—pharma and biotech companies gave overviews of their 2021 business and their views of the future. Here are the highlights we noted from presentations from Regeneron, 10X Genomics, and Invitae More
  • Seqster, National Pancreas Foundation, Launch Pancreatic Disease Patient Registry

    Jan 11 | Bio-IT World | Seqster announced today a multi-year partnership with The National Pancreas Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, to create the country’s largest, most inclusive pancreatic disease patient registry. The registry uses Seqster technology to connect to any EHR, genomic DNA test, and wearable/remote monitoring device, providing patients with a complete longitudinal health record in real-time. More
  • Illumina Teases New Chemistry, Long Reads, Oncology, Proteomics Partnerships

    Jan 11 | Bio-IT World | At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference—being held virtually again this year—Illumina CEO Francis deSouza outlined Illumina’s record for 2021, announced several new partnerships, and teased new chemistry and new long read technologies. More
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