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Embracing and Releasing the Power of Data

Posted on May 24th, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

Big data have huge potential in pharmaceutical research, especially now that the technology to manage, mine and assess the vast amount of available information is catching up with the reality of researchers’ needs. Where it once would have taken many months to effectively trawl Continue reading “Embracing and Releasing the Power of Data” »

Using Text Mining to Find Treatments for Rare Diseases

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

When you compare PubMed search results for rare diseases, such as “congenital hyperinsulinism” (767), schwannomatosis (250) or “Mabry syndrome” (34), to that of “diabetes” (542,987), “heart attack” (217,694) or “obesity” (237,307), the disparity in attention becomes much more obvious. Continue reading “Using Text Mining to Find Treatments for Rare Diseases” »

Computers + Chemistry: Some Thoughts from ACS San Diego

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by in Chemistry

I’ve just returned home from the 251st American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting and Exposition in San Diego. While recovering from my jet lag, Continue reading “Computers + Chemistry: Some Thoughts from ACS San Diego” »

Using Intelligent and Connected Taxonomies to Power Insightful Reasearch

Posted on October 27th, 2015 by in Chemistry

Information is useful only when it can be found. Taxonomies offer obvious organizational benefits, but their impact on database usability is far-reaching.
Read an excerpt from the Elsevier whitepaper, The Means to Use Information, to discover how to maximize taxonomies and learn how to utilize intelligent and connected taxonomies to take your insightful research to the next level. Continue reading “Using Intelligent and Connected Taxonomies to Power Insightful Reasearch” »