Health informatics

Emergency EMR created in a week to respond to COVID-19 crisis

A team from Regenstrief Institute leveraged OpenMRS, a global open-source electronic medical record (EMR), to create an emergency EMR for Indianapolis first responders preparing for a possible influx of COVID-19 patients. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Errant DNA boosts immunotherapy effectiveness

DNA that ends up where it doesn't belong in cancer cells can unleash an immune response that makes tumors more susceptible to immunotherapy, the results of two UT Southwestern studies indicate. The findings, published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 may have been in LA as early as last December, study suggests

UCLA researchers and colleagues who analyzed electronic health records found that there was a significant increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late ...

Genetics

Big data provides clues for characterizing immunity in Japanese

Although genes are distributed widely across chromosomes, many genes related to the immune system are clustered together on human chromosome 6 in a segment called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region. The density ...

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