Models of healthy and diseased lipid profiles could prove valuable diagnostically.
Several big-dollar initiatives received NIH funding in late 2010
The complexity and variability of aging itself, along with the fragmented nature of researchers’ current understanding of aging, call for tools that can help scientists dig through mounds of data to find often subtle connections.
Network biology is allowing scientists to convert their cellular parts lists into insights about complex diseases
Simulations can teach us how young bodies and faces develop; how an artery compensates for decades of fatty plaque deposits by growing and thickening its walls; how tissue engineers can best coax endothelial cells to develop into organized sheets of skin for burn patients; and how cancerous tumors invade neighboring tissue.
How bioinformatics tools are bringing insight to the environmental side of the health equation
Can the complexities of biology be boiled down to Amazon.com-style recommendations? The examples here suggest possible pathways to an intelligent healthcare system with big data at its core.
The first four National Centers for Biomedical Computing take off