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September 28, 2016

Penn Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research

Potential uses include studying patient awareness of risks, and mapping disease prevalence

For years, marketers and other commercial data-miners have been using Twitter’s vast database of “tweets” to gauge consumer attitudes and track events. Now medical researchers are getting in on the trend. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania completed a pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease. Read more ...

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September 30, 2016

Stomping out the Superbugs

The micro-organisms that cause infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV, and post-operative infections are becoming increasingly difficult to predict. Read more ...

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Focus on Precision Medicine

Combine the wealth of health-related information now available to doctors and researchers with the substantial advances in molecular biology, and the result is the remarkable growth of precision medicine. The goal: to provide the right treatment to each individual at the right time.

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