Star Songs

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Several different types of stars and their flickers translated into audio files.

Credit: Fabienne Bastien, Vanderbilt University

Probability of an Algorithm to Identify Rheumatoid Arthritis in Electronic Health Records

submitted by: Jamia
Abstract Objectives: Electronic health record (EHR) can allow for the generation of large cohort of individuals with given diseases for clinical and genomic research. A rate-limiting step is the development of electronic phenotype selection algorithms to find such cohorts. This study evaluated the portability of a published phenotype algorithm to identify rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from HER records at three institutions with different EHR systems. Material and Methods: Physicians...

Science Nation - Nosing Out Mosquitoes

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Vanderbilt University researchers say they're working to unleash an insect repellent on mosquitoes that's more powerful than DEET. The discovery could one day be effective in reducing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. It's based on a mosquito's sense of smell. With early support from the National Science Foundation, Vanderbilt University biologist Laurence Zwiebel researched which mosquito genes are linked to odor reception. Since then, he's discovered a separate odor...