Search Tag: precision medicine

Cardiology Management

AHA, Amazon Precision Medicine Initiative

2016 12 Jul

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) formed a partnership to use cloud technology to discover advanced in cardiovascular science and medicine. The collaboration, which was announced July 7, is part of the AHA’s Institute for Cardiovascular Medicine. The AHA will invest $30 million in the next five years to launch the institute,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Precision Medicine Hope for Blindness

2016 31 Jan

University of Iowa researchers and Columbia University Medical Center opthalmologists have together used a new technology for repairing disease-genes and have been able to correct a blindness-causing gene mutation in stem cells derived from a patient. The research is published in Scientific Reports.  The new technique is called CRISPR and can repair... Read more

IT Management

French-American Innovation Days (FAID) 2016

2015 30 Dec

FAID is an annual Franco-American event which brings together scientists, companies, entrepreneurs and investors. It is a high-level event in the Boston area where researchers and companies have the opportunity to exchange views on a specific technological issue, start co-operative activities and develop business transactions with a transatlantic perspective.... Read more

ICU Management

Monitoring Critical Blood Levels in Real Time in the ICU

2015 26 Oct

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) have developed a miniature device that can monitor in real time five vital substances for patients in the intensive care unit. This means medical staff can be alerted about critical blood levels of patients and react more quickly. The device was unveiled at the 2015 BioCAS Conference... Read more

IT Management

Cloud for Precision Cancer Treatment

2015 06 Oct

Intel and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University have created a prototype collaborative platform to enable cancer precision medicine research across multiple institutions. Ultimately, the goal is to speed up genomic analysis so the care team can tailor a precision treatment plan for the patient within 24 hours.While the cost... Read more

IT Management

Tech to Play Key Role in Obama Precision Medicine

2015 25 Aug

In his State of the Union Address this January, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) that was launched with a $215 million investment. PMI aims to enable a new era of medicine through research, technology, and policies that will lead to the development of individualised, tailored treatments for patients.PMI is looking for... Read more

Executive Health Management

10 Changes to Advance Personalised Patient Care

2015 30 Jan

Twelve years have passed since the mapping of the human genome in 2003. Since then, much has been learned about how people differ genetically. We may be 99.9 percent the same from a genetic perspective, but that differing 0.1 percent of genes comprises approximately three million genomic variants that are different between two people. Identifying the... Read more

Executive Health Management

University of Chicago to Establish Genomic Data Commons

2014 10 Dec

The University of Chicago, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, will set up the country's most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonises cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research projects. The establishment of the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) will help scientists to speed up research, leading to... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nobel Prize Winner’s Work Could Aid Precision Medicine

2013 19 Dec

James E. Rothman, Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine 2013, spent the most extraordinary week of his life in Sweden when accepting ‘the once in a lifetime recognition’ with his colleagues Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof at the Nobel Awards ceremony in Stockholm.During his trip Rothman, also senior advisor to GE Global Research in Niskayuna,... Read more

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