National Institutes of Health: Five Petabytes of Sequence Read Archive Data Now in the Cloud

National Institutes of Health: Five Petabytes of Sequence Read Archive Data Now in the Cloud. “The National Center for Biomedical Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently moved the five petabytes of public SRA data to the cloud with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative. These data include a variety of genomes, gene expression data, and more.”

Pharmaphorum: IQVIA launches UK cancer database amid survival rate concern

Pharmaphorum: IQVIA launches UK cancer database amid survival rate concern. “As figures show the UK continues to lag behind other developed countries in cancer survival, a new project aims to create a national database with ambitious goals to challenge the variation in care standards in the NHS and encourage clinical trial research.”

Medical XPress: Database to support infectious disease research

Medical XPress: Database to support infectious disease research. “A new database PathoPhenoDB facilitates the search for associations between infectious diseases, the pathogens that cause them, the resulting clinical signs and symptoms, and the drugs that can treat them. It also contains information on the proteins and genetic changes that can make pathogens resistant to treatment with certain drugs.”

Mayo Clinic: Mayo Clinic selects Google as strategic partner for health care innovation, cloud computing

Mayo Clinic: Mayo Clinic selects Google as strategic partner for health care innovation, cloud computing . “With the help of Google, Mayo Clinic will transform the way it advances virtual care with AI-enabled digital diagnostics. Mayo also will leverage Google technology to boost its ability to conduct medical research. Through this partnership, Mayo Clinic will be able to develop and deploy new machine learning models designed to improve treatment precision and clinical outcomes of diseases.”

The Atlantic: YouTube Videos Are a Gold Mine for Health Researchers

The Atlantic: YouTube Videos Are a Gold Mine for Health Researchers. “Using passive social-media or smartphone data to infer someone’s health status or to study health dynamics broadly is called digital phenotyping, and it’s a growing field of study. Researchers are now using the great wealth of information that users provide to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram to create algorithms that might detect HIV, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, and suicide risk, allowing, they hope, for preventative interventions.”

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: MouseLight Project Maps 1,000 Neurons (and Counting) in the Mouse Brain

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: MouseLight Project Maps 1,000 Neurons (and Counting) in the Mouse Brain. “Janelia Research Campus scientists have mapped more than 1,000 neurons in the mouse brain. It’s the most extensive neural wiring diagram available, and the data are accessible online.”

University Times (Ireland): A Corporation Wants Our Genome Data, While Universities are Denied Access

University Times (Ireland): A Corporation Wants Our Genome Data, While Universities are Denied Access. “To make the most of genetic research, academics need as much information on genes as possible. At the moment, however, that much-needed information is being gifted to a state-funded private company, Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI). GMI is building a database of genomic information – sequencing the genomic information of people in Ireland, determining the whole genetic code of individuals and then anonymising it with a unique numerical tag.”