Data Science in Action

Data in Action: Transplant Translation

Jun 01 / 2017

Data scientists are having a positive impact in the medical field – in ways never dreamed possible. Using a new automated RNA analysis platform that conducts biomarker blood tests, data scientists can monitor and treat heart transplant patients with a simple blood test instead of invasive biopsies. 

Using compiled data from the test, data scientists can identify a small number of proteins in the blood, which allows doctors to improve early diagnosis (post-transplant) of signs of acute organ rejection.

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Data in Action: Understanding the Gender Wage Gap

Jan 17 / 2017

For decades we’ve known that a gender wage gap exists, but only very recently, with the help of data science, have we been able to examine the issue from new angles, understand the contributing factors, and explore solutions to minimize or eliminate it. 

When Vancouver-based Visier, a workforce intelligence solutions company, published their latest research study the data revealed a valuable insight. 

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Data in Action: Informing Disaster Relief

Jan 17 / 2017

When disaster strikes, the time it takes to get rescue workers and supplies to an affected area can determine the fate of countless lives. 

With the frequency and severity of global natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons, on the rise, disaster relief teams are relying more and more heavily on data and data scientists to help reduce response times and create hyper-targeted and increasingly efficient action plans. 

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