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Google's Deep Mind artificial intelligence unit joins cancer fight with nanotechnology

Google's Deep Mind artificial intelligence unit joins cancer fight with nanotechnology | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it
Deep Mind, the London-based artificial intelligence start-up bought for £400 million by Google last year, is working on technology to fight cancer, according to one of the search giant's top executives.

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Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER

Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it
The California firm's patent details a wearable that could target any substances, when present in the blood, that may affect the health of a wearer by transmitting energy into the vessels.

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Courtney Bonner's curator insight, March 25, 2015 12:56 PM

If this wristband ends up being approved by the FDA, it could be a major change for the medical field. Cancer is obviously devastating and ruins too many lives worldwide, so it would be awesome to see this wristband save the world.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, April 25, 2015 9:38 PM

This #wearable has #health and #medical life-changing possibilities. I can't wait to hear more.

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Do Cancer Patients Tweet? Examining the Twitter Use of Cancer Patients in Japan

Do Cancer Patients Tweet? Examining the Twitter Use of Cancer Patients in Japan | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it
ABSTRACTBackground: Twitter is an interactive, real-time media that could prove useful in health care. Tweets from cancer patients could offer insight into the needs of cancer patients.

Objective: The objective of this study was to understand cancer patients’ social media usage and gain insight into patient needs.

Methods: A search was conducted of every publicly available user profile on Twitter in Japan for references to the following: breast cancer, leukemia, colon cancer, rectal cancer, colorectal cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, stomach cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. We then used an application programming interface and a data mining method to conduct a detailed analysis of the tweets from cancer patients.

Results: Twitter user profiles included references to breast cancer (n=313), leukemia (n=158), uterine or cervical cancer (n=134), lung cancer (n=87), colon cancer (n=64), and stomach cancer (n=44). A co-occurrence network is seen for all of these cancers, and each cancer has a unique network conformation. Keywords included words about diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments for almost all cancers. Words related to social activities were extracted for breast cancer. Words related to vaccination and support from public insurance were extracted for uterine or cervical cancer.

Conclusions: This study demonstrates that cancer patients share information about their underlying disease, including diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments, via Twitter. This information could prove useful to health care providers.


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EmmanuelGrunenberger's curator insight, March 23, 2015 1:11 PM

An example of observing how patients communicate about their diseases using social media... even in Japan.

Kathi Apostolidis's curator insight, March 24, 2015 8:06 AM

Japanese cancer patients or those tweeting in Japanese may share information about their cancer experience on twitter, as is also the case in USA and

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Doctors will routinely use your DNA to keep you well

Doctors will routinely use your DNA to keep you well | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it

Learn how doctors will be able to develop targeted cancer therapy based on you and your cancer’s genetics.

 

How to personalize cancer treatment

 

Once a doctor sequences your full genome as well as your cancer’s DNA, mapping that information to the right treatment is difficult. Today, these types of DNA-based plans, where available, can take weeks or even months. Cognitive systems will decrease these times, while increasing the availability by providing doctors with information they can use to quickly build a focused treatment plan in just days or even minutes – all via the cloud.

 

Within five years, deep insights based on DNA sequencing will be accessible to more doctors and patients to help tackle cancer. By using cognitive systems that continuously learn about cancer and the patients who have cancer, the level of care will only improve. No more assumptions about cancer location or type, or any disease with a DNA link, like heart disease and stroke.

 

more at http://www.research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/machine-learning-applications/targeted-cancer-therapy.shtml#fbid=2VHk6CaxW6l

 

directly view the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0M1DMdc1mQ0


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