Atul Butte at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Atul Butte, Stanford University, at the 10th Annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

New Mantle Cell Lymphoma treatments improving survival and response rates

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Ongoing clinical research at MD Anderson is finding promising new therapies for a rare and aggressive type of lymphoma that becomes resistant to treatment. Although mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) currently has no cure, combinations of new targeted therapy drugs are dramatically improving survival and treatment response rates for MCL patients. MD Anderson lymphoma specialists Jorge Romaguera, M.D. and Michael Wang, M.D., discuss these mantle cell lymphoma treatments and their search for new...

February 20, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Ming-Hsiang Tsou

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Tracking Disease Outbreaks and Health Disparities using Big Data, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, and GIS Ming-Hsiang Tsou San Diego State University Abstract: Real time public health data capture using Big Data and social media are now at the forefront of behavioral measurement, disease surveillance, and health promotion in many public health research activities. Public health research community is now rapidly reexamining the role of dynamic environmental-behavioral...

An in-mouth wafer to treat oral cancer– Biotech’s future

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To treat oral cancer, NSF-funded small business Privo Technologies has created a platform that delivers treatments directly to the affected area. Privo develops new classes of targeted treatments, such as chemotherapy drugs, designed to be delivered through the mouth’s mucous membranes. Privo founder Manijeh Goldberg talked about her company’s research at the 2014 BIO International Convention.

Cognitive Heart Failure explained via 3D Animation

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CHF or Congestive Heart Failure, a condition on continuos rise explained - Are lifestyle changes responsible for increase in cases of CHF? What are the main causes? Economic impact on health system? Innovations in diagnosing and treating CHF?
Medical Industry Trends for CHF

Microbial signature profiles of periodontally healthy and diseased patients

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Aim: To determine microbial profiles that discriminate periodontal health from different forms of periodontal diseases. Methods: Subgingival biofilm was obtained from patients with periodontal health (27), gingivitis (11), chronic periodontitis (35) and aggressive periodontitis (24), and analysed for the presence of >250 species/phylotypes using HOMIM. Microbial differences among groups were examined by Mann–Whitney U-test. Regression analyses were performed to determine microbial...
Authors: Talita Lourenço, Debora Heller, Carina Silva-Boghossian, Sean Cotton, Bruce Paster, Ana Paula Colombo