Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
DrQuine
User Rank
CEO
Big Data and Personalized Medicine
DrQuine   8/17/2014 6:16:57 PM
NO RATINGS
Traditional treatment studies take a large population of patients and compare the success of a new treatment against a placebo (or the previous treatment). This makes perfect sense if everyone were identical. However, cancer research is showing that individual differences may be very meaningful.

If "ONLY" 5% of the subjects respond to a particular treatment, it might be that the treatment is not very effective. However, it might also mean that a particular genotype of the population (5% of the group) is completely cured by the treatment and other genotypes are not.

Big data and genetic analysis provide a unique opportunity to conduct studies to identify if there are subsets of the population that do respond well to a particular treatment. The day is coming when treatments will be customized to our genotype.  It is already happening for some cancers.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Andy Grove?
goafrit   8/15/2014 8:06:46 PM
NO RATINGS
>> Andy Grove, who has Parkinson's, has been driving treatment for Parkinson's around the industry

That is news to me that Andy Grove has Parkinson. This may be a better Moore's Law to crack. Intel should spare nothing to get this issue solved. Getting big data into the domain of chip design sounds interesting. Intel has an opportunity here to reshape this industry that has been software driven.

resistion
User Rank
CEO
data is not enough
resistion   8/14/2014 9:48:10 PM
NO RATINGS
Industry has to make use of the data and provide the solution. But they must feel it costs too much to go through all the data. Otherwise why the need for hard sell?

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Cross our fingers
rick merritt   8/14/2014 5:07:24 PM
NO RATINGS
Gathering data is one thing our electroncis can do so well...finding patterns that lead to better understanding and treatment is the hard job methinks.

3D Guy
User Rank
Manager
Andy Grove?
3D Guy   8/14/2014 1:22:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Andy Grove, who has Parkinson's, has been driving treatment for Parkinson's around the industry... glad to see Intel doing its bit to help his cause.  

Jessica Lipsky
User Rank
Author
How to add in Basis
Jessica Lipsky   8/14/2014 11:02:40 AM
NO RATINGS
Although Intel said the smartwatch was not its recently acquired Basis sleep/motion tracker, the company said it's looking on ways to integrate Basis into future programs. I'm surprised they didn't conduct this study with Basis in the first place.



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Carlos Bueno

Adventures in Userland
Carlos Bueno
Post a comment
Editor’s Note: Excerpted from Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things, author Carlos Bueno introduces us to Lauren and her adventures in Userland. ...

Max Maxfield

Tired Old iPad 2 vs. Shiny New iPad Air 2
Max Maxfield
9 comments
I remember when the first iPad came out deep in the mists of time we used to call 2010. Actually, that's only four years ago, but it seems like a lifetime away -- I mean; can you remember ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...