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Can Big Data and Machine Learning Help Us Crack the Dream Code?

In this contributed article, IT and digital marketing specialist Natasha Lane, highlights how science has been investigating the phenomenon of dreams for a while and, more recently, we have even witnessed big data and machine learning being applied.

Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative launches new AD Workbench to foster greater global research innovation and accelerate breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Launching is the Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) and its Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Workbench, a cloud-based platform for scientists to accelerate discoveries and innovations for AD and related dementias. ADDI is a new global effort that aims to advance AD innovation by connecting researchers with the data needed to generate insights and inform the development of improved treatments and diagnostic tools.

HuBMAP Inaugural Data Release Puts Detailed Anatomical Data about Seven Human Organs at the Service of Scientists, Public

HuBMAP (the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program) has released its inaugural data for use by the scientific community and the general public. Included in this release are detailed, 3D anatomical data and genetic sequences of healthy tissues from seven organ types, at the level of individual cells as well as many bulk tissue data sets. HuBMAP’s ultimate goal is to provide the framework required for scientists to create a 3D atlas of the human body.

How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Sleep Science and Health

In this contributed article, IT and digital marketing specialist Natasha Lane, discusses how big data has become a big part of sleep science, and it is helping make big strides in the right direction. There’s no doubt that this relationship will become even stronger in the future as biomedical big data becomes more homogenized and handled more efficiently and carefully.

Earth Challenge 2020 Releases Native Insect and Food Security Citizen Science Applications Built on Kinetica in Support of National Insect Week

Marking National Insect Week, Earth Challenge 2020, a global citizen science partnership between the Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center, and the US State Department, announced two new applications supported by Kinetica, intended to address food security and insect populations.

How Data Collection During the Country’s Reopening Can Accelerate Return to Normalcy

In this contributed article, Sheldon H. Jacobson, PhD,, Founder Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an advocate for advanced-analytics-based modeling to monitor the spread of COVID-19. Every state reopening represents an opportunity to collect data and identify best practices that can benefit other states.

Big Data/COVID-19 News – 6/1/2020

The big data ecosystem has come out strong to help combat the global coronavirus pandemic by announcing new products and services to help fight COVID-19. In this article, I’ve listed a number of the recent announcements along these lines. Kudos to all the vendors listed below, you may just make an important difference in getting the world past these trying times!

Intel Works with University of Pennsylvania in Using Privacy-Preserving AI to Identify Brain Tumors

Intel Labs and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) are co-developing technology to enable a federation of 29 international healthcare and research institutions led by Penn Medicine to train artificial intelligence (AI) models that identify brain tumors using a privacy-preserving technique called federated learning.

Big Data/COVID-19 News – 4/26/2020

The big data ecosystem has come out strong to help combat the global coronavirus pandemic by announcing new products and services to help fight COVID-19. In this article, I’ve listed a number of the recent announcements along these lines. Kudos to all the vendors listed below, you may just make an important difference in getting the world past these trying times!

Explainable AI: The key to Responsibly Adopting AI in Medicine

In this special guest feature, Niv Mizrahi, CTO & Co-Founder of Emedgene, discusses a field of technology that constantly is rising in importance – explainable (or interpretable) AI, and specifically how it has become a key responsibility for adopting AI in medicine. Emedgene is a genomics company using AI to automatically interpret genetic data so that health organizations can scale personalized care to wider populations.