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first_imgChamps WI now third in T20s DUBAI, UAE, CMC – West Indies have slumped to third spot in the International Cricket Council’s Twenty20 rankings, just a month after emphatically winning the Twenty20 World Cup in India. They have been bizarrely overtaken by New Zealand who bowed out to losing finalists England at the semi-final stage of the recent tournament. The Black Caps are now 10 points clear of West Indies at the top of the standings on 132 points, after leaping from third place and overtaking both India and the Caribbean side. Following their four-wicket victory over England in the T20 World Cup final at Eden Gardens on April 3, West Indies had vaulted into second spot, just one point behind India who topped the rankings with 126 points. New Zealand were third on 120 points. Since then, however, New Zealand have gained 12 points without playing a single game, while the second placed India have gained three and West Indies, in contrast, have lost three points. According to the ICC, the West Indies suffered from the fact the points from the 2012-13 season, which included those from their maiden T20 World Cup triumph in Sri Lanka, have now been dropped. Lara: Return of Bravo, Pollard vital for Tri-Nations PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC Batting legend Brian Lara wants to see the return of the likes of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, for next month’s Tri-Nations Series involving Australia and South Africa. Both players have been overlooked by selectors for One-Day Internationals since the controversial abandoned limited overs tour of India two years ago but Lara said having them involved in Twenty20 Internationals alone, was a backward step. “In terms of the Tri-Nations, I think it’s going to be a pretty exciting Tri-Nations series,” the former West Indies captain said. “And hopefully we can have the likes of Pollard and Bravo some guys who have not played that form of the game [recently] back in the team because they are integral of any West Indies team. “Just to have them for the T20 version I think is doing a disservice to West Indies cricket.” Renegades open to Gayle’s return MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC Melbourne Renegades have hinted they are not opposed to re-signing superstar West Indies opener Chris Gayle for the new Big Bash season, despite his now infamous “don’t blush baby” controversy. The development follows the announcement from Cricket Australia’s chief executive, James Sutherland, who said recently cricket authorities here would not prohibit Gayle from a return to the glitzy Twenty20 showpiece. Gayle sparked a firestorm of controversy earlier this year when he appeared to openly flirt with Channel TEN report Mel McLaughlin during a live television interview, during a game against Hobart Hurricanes. However, despite a US$10,000 fine from Renegades, a verbal censure from Cricket Australia and widespread calls for a Big Bash ban, Renegades head coach David Saker said he was unaware of any move to prevent Gayle’s return.last_img read more

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#KicksStalker: Levi’s Jordan IV is classic rock and rap combined

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew So, they say it can be done! Just like the recent decision of the classic denim brand Levi’s, allowing itself to collaborate with the Jordan brand of shoes.This results in the release of the new Levi’s X Air Jordan IV, which had been made available globally, and simultaneously, on January 17, 2018, in selected outlets and distributorships.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Levi’s-Jordan unlikely alliance highlights the two brands’ famous iconic features, which include authentic denim material—standard washed on the upper and reverse denim on liner and insole—the brown leathery paper patch carrying the shoe size and the famous jumpman logo stitched on the sneaker’s tongue.Levi’s 501? Levi’s 505? Nope, they’re AJ IV, which stands for Air Jordan IV, on the traditional Levi’s patch. INQUIRER.net photo / Jonathan VicenteAt the back of the tongue is another stretch of that brown patch that shows the branding “Air Jordan.” Another jumpman logo is seen prominently debossed on the sneaker’s heel cup. MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases For some sneaker lovers, mere holding fresh arrivals like these makes you drool, but knowing they are no longer for sale just makes you cry. INQUIRER.net photo / Instagram promotional Air Jordan imagesFor some sneaker lovers, mere holding fresh arrivals like these makes you drool, but knowing they are no longer for sale just makes you cry. INQUIRER.net photo / Instagram promotional Air Jordan imagesLevi’s would not be a Levi’s without that tiny piece of red cloth or flap, thus, explains the red tab found on the right upper-side of the sneaker bearing the Levi’s trademark.The iconic Red Tab of the Levi’s brand, which is mostly found at the side of the denim’s back pocket, now prominently displayed on the upper side of the shoe. INQUIRER.net photo / Jonathan VicenteA reverse denim material gives a nice accent on the overall indigo blue denim, breaking the monotony design on the top and sides, including the insole.In buying the pair, it also comes with a revamped patch of the original Levi’s Strauss & Co. with that iconic “two horses and cowboys,” however, leaving them attached while walking around town would be awkward unless you are a famous American rapper.This one comes with the revamped Levi’s denim original patch bearing the silhouette of two horses and cowboys. INQUIRER.net photo / Jonathan VicenteThe laces are quite unique because they are not made of real denim but appear to look like one.But hold your horses before going to the store to purchase the new Levi’s Air Jordans because they are no longer available in the market—in the Philippines to be exact.ADVERTISEMENT Roach loves Lomachenko fight for Pacquiaocenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:50IED blast rocks Bilibid’s Quadrant IV05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award An online raffle was launched by Titan store at The Fort, BGC, Taguig City, on January 17, to determine who would be the lucky few to own these limited pairs that arrived on Philippine soil.However, a buyer can only purchase a single pair, “no ifs, no buts.”On Wednesday night, Titan opened the online store for this Jordan brand and for just a few minutes, the selling closed, with a huge marker displayed across the screen saying “sold out.”The entire thing didn’t even last an hour!Instagram Air Jordan promotional photoThose who were able to reserve the Levi’s-Jordan collaboration started to trickle in at the Titan store by the time it opened on Thursday morning to pick up the rare jewel.Titan refused to divulge the number of pair that had been distributed in the Philippine market, but said “we are among the selected countries to luckily distribute these few Levi’s Air Jordans,” priced as P11,095.So as of this moment, even if you have the moola and the connections to purchase these pair, sorry but they are no longer available in the retail market.Touch and drool before the buyer arrives and picks up this last piece. However, the real “last piece” will be left at the store “only for viewing” and not for sale. INQUIRER.net / Jonathan VicenteAlso, adding insult to injury, the sales personnel said they are not expecting any re-issue or a fresh package to arrive for reselling, it’s like entirely and completely shutting the doors of opportunity, locking it up and swallowing the key.According to sneaker followers on Instagram, the Levi’s Jordan pairs were spread only on these areas:North America: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco; TorontoAsia: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Korea, Osaka, Tokyo, Manila (exclusively at Titan store-The Fort)Europe: London, Newcastle; Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bologna, Zurich Back in the 80s when rumors started swirling about music moguls wanting a collaboration of rap and heavy metal music, some skeptics raised their eyebrows saying that would be impossible.But it came about. Hence, the birth of the rap-rock music that was trail blazed by the song “Walk this Way” by Aerosmith and the rap group Run-DMC. The song’s MTV and album were a smash hit back then.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Hague farmers urged to diversify crops

first_imgFarmers of Hague Backdam, on the West Coast of Demerara, an agriculture-based community, are being urged to venture into crop diversification, particularly to focus on the cultivation of produce with higher marketNAREI Chairman, Major General (Rtd) Joseph Singh; NAREI CEO, Dr Oudho Homenauth; Region Three REO Dennis Jaikarran and Managing Director of the Guyana Foundation Anthony Autar interact with Hague Backdam farmersvalues, like red beans.The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) recently reached out to farmers there, in an effort to build a stronger relationship with the community.NAREI Chairman, Major General (Rtd) Joseph Singh; its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Oudho Homenauth; Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Regional Executive Officer Dennis Jaikarran; and the Managing Director of the Guyana Foundation Anthony Autar were a part of the interaction.The meeting was facilitated by the Guyana Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that is working to enhance the lives of residents of Hague Backdam. The NGO, headed by Supriya Singh-Bodden, is currently executing the ‘Hague Back Village Renewal Project’ and critical to this initiative, is a vibrant agricultural sector.The objectives of the meeting were to strengthen the relationship between NAREI and farmers; establish a link between NAREI, the NGO and farmers; and ascertain areas in which the institute could assist farmers.During the meeting, NAREI CEO, Dr Homenauth urged the farmers to diversify their crops, explaining that the smallness of the local market limits the consumption of a particular produce, resulting in a large quantity of produce being spoilt daily.While acknowledging that farmers face the challenge of low prices for some produces such as pepper, Dr Homenauth posited that farmers should enter into contractual agreements with exporters and processors as a safeguard.He assured farmers that NAREI wants to help them; however, they need to start approaching their farming activities as a business. He explained that for instance, they could invest in shaded cultivation which allows farming all year round or utilise the services offered by NAREI such as on the spot soil testing.According to Dr Homenauth, information regarding the services offered by NAREI could be accessed online, via telephone, and through Extension Staff who are present in each administrative region.In addition to providing technical support, quarantining imports and exports and offering free soil testing, NAREI tries to link farmers to exporters and processors.NAREI Chairman, Major General (Rtd) Joseph Singh, underscored the power of working as a collective enterprise, and encouraged the farmers to form a farmers’ association, explaining that such an organisation could advocate for developmental projects, enter into economic ventures and even negotiate for better prices for produces.Singh also advised the farmers to have a planned approach to farming. “Do not plant because you were planting a particular crop all the time… there are new crops on the market such as sijan, which has high nutritional value,” he said.Moreover, farmers were urged to add value to their products. Owing to Guyana’s population, it is important that produces or processed products are exported to other Caribbean countries.“As such, farmers need to start adding value to their produces. For instance, solar drying is an inexpensive method that could help preserve some produces, such as peppers and carambola [Five finger],” he stated.Some crops grown for commercial purposes are sweet potato, cassava, plantain, pepper, cabbage, spinach, tomato, coconut, ochro, bora among other cash crops.last_img read more

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TRANSFER SHOCK! Arsenal tipped to bring back former defender this summer

first_img1 Arsenal are hoping to re-sign former captain Thomas Vermaelen, who is also a transfer target for West Ham.According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Belgian is expected to leave Barcelona this summer following the arrival of fellow defender Lucas Digne this week.And, although Roma have shown an interest in signing Vermaelen in the past, it appears that a move back to London is most likely.It had looked as though the Hammers were in pole position to sign him but the report states that Arsene Wenger is ready to attempt a bid of his own.The Frenchman has a history of resigning former favourites, with returns for the likes of Sol Campbell and Thierry Henry, and he could add Vermaelen to that list.Slaven Bilic, meanwhile, is in the market for new defenders having sold James Tomkins to Crystala Palace and reportedly believes Vermaelen could be a good option.But it has been suggested that any deal could come quickly with Barca keen to find a resolution before the start of their training camp next week. Thomas Vermaelen in action for Belgium at Euro 2016 last_img read more

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TAE, TEARS OF LAUGHTER AND AND A GOOD CAUSE!

first_imgYou’ll laugh until your sides hurt.And if you don’t then Bill Vaughan or Eunan McBride will give you your money back. That’s not exactly what they said but that’s what we’re expecting from the latest offering by Glen Productions ‘The Marriage Plan.’Anybody who has been to the two previous productions by Glen Productions will know that a change of underwear may be advised!The play is part of an overall variety night called ‘Giggles and Tae’ which will include traditional music, song and dance ad other comedy sketches.Doors for the show open at 7.30pm with the show starting in Glenswilly GAA club at 8pm next Friday, March 16th. Tickets for the show are priced at €10 and the money raised will go to two very worthy causes locally.And of course there will be tae in the hall afterwards!Sure what else would you be doing on a Friday night but throwing things at Ryan Tubridy on RTE One?! TAE, TEARS OF LAUGHTER AND AND A GOOD CAUSE! was last modified: March 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GIggle and TaeGlen Productionsglenswillylast_img read more

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Aura Leisure Centre roll out fantastic summer camps!

first_imgGive yourself some free time and keep the kids busy this summer with Aura Leisure Centre’s Fun and Active camps! The camps are running from the 10th July right through until the 18th August. Kids from 5-12 years of age will have a great time taking part in a range of activities including swimming, basketball, football, arts and crafts, basic lifesaving skills, fun games, bouncy castles, water inflatables and slides and much more.The dates are as follows;July 10th-14thJuly 17th-21stJuly 24th-28thJuly 31st-August 4thAugust 14th-18th The camps are on from 11am to 4pm between Monday and Friday. It costs €65 per child however if there is more than one child per family attending or if kids are signed up to their swim academy/intensive swim lessons, you can avail of a discount.Intensive swim lessons are an excellent way for kids to learn or improve their swimming ability in just one week!Intensive swim lessons run the same weeks as the camps from 10am, and have proven to increase children’s swimming ability massively over the week. Aura will also have family fun swim with our new 12 metre water inflatable and newly refurbished slides every weekend from 2.30-4.30pm and daily in July and August!Along with excellent summer membership deals, there’s something for everyone at Aura leisure Centre this summer.Call the centre on 0749106422 or contact us through our website www.auraleisure.ie for more information and to book your place.Aura Leisure Centre roll out fantastic summer camps! was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aura Leisure Centresummer campSWIMMINGlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN ARRESTED FOR HYDE PARK BOMBING IS PEACE WORKER

first_imgThe Donegal man arrested in connection with the notorious Hyde Park bombings has been working on a project to bring Republicans and Loyalists together.John Downey, a married father from Ards, Creeslough is in police custody after being arrested at Gatwick Airport.But Donegal Daily has learned that Downey, who is originally from Clare but has lived locally for more than 30 years, works with Abhaile Aris. Downey works as an Outreach Worker with the Letterkenny-based organisation which aims to help ex-prisoners and people displaced by the conflict in the North.He is close friends with MLA Pat Doherty who lives in nearby Carrigart.As well as a background in aquaculture, Downey is regarded as a very committed community worker.His friend and colleague at Abhaile Aris, Cllr Gerry McMonagle, said he cannot understand why Downey has been arrested.Cllr McMonagle, revealed how Downey has been to England on several occasions and was never interviewed or interfered with by police.“I simply have to ask “why?” This is a disgrace what has happened and it makes a mockery of the Good Friday Agreement.“John Downey has been committed to the Peace Process for several years and has worked closely with both sides of the community.“He has worked with the loyalist community in Northern Ireland in developing the Peace Process.“The British Government cannot have it both ways. They are either committed to the Peace Process of they are not,” he said.DONEGAL MAN ARRESTED FOR HYDE PARK BOMBING IS PEACE WORKER was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CreesloughHyde Park bombingsJohn Downeylast_img read more

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NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB HONOUR FOUNDING FATHERS

first_imgThe Naomh Mhuire GAA Club from the Lower Rosses last week honoured Seamus Rodgers and Tony Doherty as their first to enter the Club Hall of Fame.Both men were founding members of the Club in 1980 and have given over 31 years of service. They both still hold positions within the tight knit West Donegal Club.“Tony and Seamus are a reflection of our Club and its community. They have worked hard against the odds at times in establishing a club for all with facilities for which we are forever grateful”….said Club Chairman Cormac McGarvey on Saturday night at the Club Dinner. NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB HONOUR FOUNDING FATHERS was last modified: January 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB HONOUR FOUNDING FATHERSlast_img read more

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Warriors-Clippers cheatsheet: With LA struggling, Boogie could return with a bang

first_imgClippers Stock Report: Following a 14-6, Western Conference-leading start, the Clippers have come down to earth.Over … LOS ANGELES – The LA Clippers have struggled in recent weeks, which could help the Warriors welcome DeMarcus Cousins back to the court with a bang.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Staples Center, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Clippers projected starting lineup: Danilo Gallinari, Tobias Harris, Martin Gortat, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Avery Bradleylast_img read more

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Does big data today keep the doctor away?

first_imgIs Voice Search the Next Big Travel Technology … There’s a small cadre of highly skilled big data professionals and doctors who are leveraging technology to help you live a longer, healthier life. Armed with mountains of government-funded genomic data sets along with mature and easily accessible analytics tools, these technicians and doctors are building apps, tools, and systems which can help you diagnose and treat illnesses ranging from common to catastrophic.Leading that charge is Dexter Hadley, unique in that he is both an engineer and a doctor. Dexter runs the Hadley Lab – a big data laboratory at UCSF Health which develops tech to fight disease and promote health. The Hadley Lab has a mandate to derive value from the mountains of clinical data that UCSF continually generates.  With a research background in genomics and clinical training in pathology, Dexter likes to quip that he “uses big data to practice medicine.”We got a chance to ask Dexter about the innovations that are born at the intersection of technology and medicine and tell us about how the democratization of technology is really impacting people’s lives.So first off, people are probably wondering why and how you became both a doctor AND an engineer?I have always wanted to be a doctor, but my trajectory changed dramatically when I taught myself to program computers at the age of 10 years old. Since then, I have been obsessed with how to leverage computation to better facilitate medicine. That journey took me from an undergraduate education focused on computer programming to medical school at University of Pennsylvania where I earned a master’s degree in engineering, a Ph.D. in genomics, and an MD for good measure. Through stints practicing medicine in an internship in general surgery at Penn, and then later residency in pathology at Stanford, I developed a passion as a physician/scientist to integrate medicine and software engineering in order to improve the delivery of healthcare for doctors and their patients.So, what does the Hadley Lab do and how do you contribute?The Hadley Laboratory leverages big data to improve the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare.  Our work generates, annotates, and ultimately reasons over large and diverse data stores to better characterize disease. We develop state-of-the-art data-driven models of clinical intelligence that drive clinical applications to more precisely screen, diagnose, and manage disease. We integrate multiple large data stores to identify novel biomarkers and potential therapeutics for disease. The end point of our work is rapid proofs of concept clinical trials in humans that translate into better patient outcomes and reduced morbidity and mortality across the disease spectrum.  “I’m an equal opportunity scientist.  I care less about the best disease I can study, but more about what disease I can study best– it’s all driven by the data.   And what would you say is the present, future, and ideal state of R&D in this area?At present, I think we are experiencing a continued renaissance of medicine that started with the initial sequencing of the human genome well over a decade ago. Now, we are finally in a position to actually quantify human health and disease in “precision medicine,” a fundamentally different approach to healthcare research and its delivery where our focus is on identifying and correcting individual patient differences rather than making broader generalizations.  While genomics allows us to quantify our molecular self, I think the future is in leveraging all the technology at our fingertips today to better quantify our physical self. As the power of genomics lies in its objective ability to correlate with physical manifestations in the patient, the ideal state of R&D must involve data collection and analysis at both the molecular genotypic level and the more clinical phenotypic level of the patient.  For instance, in the context of a health system, my research integrates large clinical data stores with state-of-the-art big data algorithms, smartphones, web and mobile applications, etc. to first discover and then deliver precision medicine to patients.Sounds like a big part of that future is genomics?Genomics is indeed the future, except it’s clearly more complicated than we initially thought.  Most doctors don’t sit around looking at their patient’s genomic data to develop treatment plans. However, some specialist doctors look at images all day long, such as radiologists and pathologists for instance. We have technology and algorithms today that allows us to build ‘apps’ that can help these specialists. For instance, we are working on a mobile medical app for doctors and their patients to use smartphones to better screen for skin cancer. However, while digital health apps on smartphones represent a convenient screen for skin cancer, the actual diagnosis and subsequent management of skin cancer remains within the genomics realm.So, diagnosis is where the need is right now?The practice of medicine involves screening a general population and diagnosis of suspected cases before intervention on a specific patient. Much of precision medicine research has focused on diagnosis and intervention phases, with less focus on screening. My focus currently is using powerful big data algorithms for population screening of healthy individuals through digital apps. While “anybody” can build an app these days, not everybody has the knowledge, data, and access to the clinical infrastructure to develop clinical-grade algorithms for doctors and their patients.How big of an impact is the “democratization of technology” having on this space?About 6 years ago, Mark Andreessen penned a WSJ editorial that lays out the case for “Why Software Is Eating The World.” How does the average person shop today? Or bank? Or trade stocks? Or find a taxi? Mainly through innovative “apps” that we have come to depend on. I think that inevitably this phenomenon will percolate to our medical world where we now have all the ingredients to do magical things with tech, meaning cheap computation, awesome algorithms, and tons of big data that we continue to generate at breakneck speeds in clinical medicine.For instance, at UCSF Health, we literally have billions of clinical records over almost a million patients that must hold the keys to practice better medicine. If you think about it, the average clinical trial to prove efficacy of an intervention is practically limited to the order of hundreds of patients because of time and monetary constraints. Therefore, our modern health systems allow for the largest clinical trials most appropriately powered for rapid discovery of novel medical interventions. I think that building clinical grade apps based on this big data allows us to immediately deliver the innovative discovery power of our health systems to the hands of physicians and their patients.What would that involve, “building a clinical-grade app”?Building the app is actually the least rigorous part of the process as the ‘clinical-grade’ performance comes from the algorithms that we develop that underlie the app interface. The magic of what we are doing lies in learning patterns from big data that we generate in healthcare. Deep learning is one such method that is a paradigm shift towards ‘cognitive computing’ where computers are essentially trained to think like humans.  Deep learning on big data represents state-of-the-art machine learning today and repeatedly outperforms other more traditional methods. Data is the key piece of this process because these deep learning algorithms are incredibly complex. While much of statistics is based on linear models whose parameters can be accurately estimated with only a few data points, some of the most sophisticated deep learning algorithms have more parameters to estimate than there are atoms in the universe. Therefore, useful deep learning requires big data to accurately estimate parameters that are most predictive. Let’s say one of our readers is interested and wants to develop this app for you, what would you share with them to help get them started?I would definitely encourage them to reach out directly to me through my website. I’m also a member of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at UCSF, which is dedicated to advancing computational health sciences in research, practice, and education in support of Precision Medicine for all.If any readers are interested in contributing to the project, you can reach Dexter at dexter.hadley@ucsf.edu.So do you think big data today will keep the doctor away? If you liked this article, read more stories about the data impact on the world at www.datamakespossible.com.This article was produced in partnership with Western Digital. Tags:#AI#Big Data#Hadley Lab#Healthcare#Internet of Things#IoT#M2M#UCSF#Western Digital Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting ReadWrite Sponsorscenter_img Related Posts FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…last_img read more

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