When a Friend Dies

My friend Scott Mize died last week from the consequences of a stroke that he received while walking around San Francisco a few days earlier. Maybe because we die for the first time, breaking a chain of life billions of years long, it is shocking. Or maybe my life is particularly lucky, and with the …

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The Swiss Cancer Mortality Paradox

by Roberto Vacca Big data applications in healthcare and epidemiology are very promising, if they can overcome regulatory obstacles. As it is always the case, a lot of the value that can be gained depends on the ability to interpret the data that is being collected. Finding patterns, and deviations from patterns is the best …

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