Tag: personalized medicine

GPU-Accelerated Deep Neural Nets Look for Cures that Already Exist

Dec 11, 2015 |

Discovering cures for cancer, for Alzheimer’s, for multiple sclerosis, for Parkinson’s, for the halting and reversing of aging itself, may not require the development of new drugs. It may mean discovering properties and therapies in drugs already developed and used for other diseases. That’s the principle driving bioinformatics start-up Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based company utilizing Read more…

The Era of Personalized Medicine: An Interview with Peter Coveney

Sep 3, 2015 |

What opportunities and challenges come with personalized medicine? What amount of computing is necessary to get meaningful results? Are we able to handle substantial quantities of patient data and to use them to perform predictive, mechanistic modelling and simulation? Based on this, will we be able to deliver therapies and to enhance clinical decision making. Read more…

From Quantified Self to Personalized Medicine

Nov 6, 2014 |

The University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Lecture series recently welcomed Calit2 luminary Larry Smarr to speak on a very interesting topic, bringing wellness into the digital age. Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. Smarr was also the Read more…

Barriers to Personalized Medicine

Sep 29, 2014 |

One of the most promising advances to come out of the intersection of HPC and life sciences is personalized medicine. A new video from Intel highlights the current state of personalized medicine and identifies some of the main technical barriers that still constrain its adoption. As put forth by Christopher Gough lead solutions architect in Read more…

HPC Aids Fight Against Toxic Bacteria

May 13, 2014 |

A group of researchers at the University of South Wales’ Genomics and Computational Biology lab are using supercomputing to help solve a critical public health issue. With antibiotic resistance a growing concern and drug resistant infections, such as MRSA and tuberculosis, on the rise, scientists are keen to understand how bacteria evolve into deadly strains. The University of South Wales project, Read more…

Genomic Data Gets Comfy in the Cloud

May 7, 2012 |

Startup DNANexus is helping to bring personalized medicine to the masses with its cloud-based next-gen sequencing platform.

Thus Begins the Era of the $1,000 Genome

Jan 11, 2012 |

The latest DNA sequencers can map a human genome in a single day, but useful analysis of the results will still be a bottleneck.

Biotech Company Forges Path to High Performance Healthcare

Jul 6, 2011 |

GNS Healthcare is one of those companies that couldn’t have existed in the 20th century. It promotes itself as “a healthcare IT company that applies technology to optimize patient treatment.” As such, GNS is at the forefront of a new era of drug development and delivery that is moving personalized medicine from theory into practice.

The Week in Review

Apr 15, 2010 |

A Web-based tool, called Supramap, tracks infectious diseases such as the H1N1 virus across time and space; a plethora of genetic applications are announced; and the second annual DICE awards honor Tesla GPU and Spectra Logic tape library. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

The Real Health Care Revolution Awaits

Mar 11, 2010 |

US health care is sick, but help may be on the way, says Leroy Hood.