Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Big data and patient-powered research aim to solve complex diseases

Over the past forty years, little has been learned about how to prevent, diagnose and effectively treat one of the most complex infectious diseases in the country—chronic Lyme disease. But now, big data tools like patient ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When big isn't better: How the flu bug bit Google

Numbers and data can be critical tools in bringing complex issues into crisp focus. The understanding of diseases, for example, benefits from algorithms that help monitor their spread. But without context, a number may just ...

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