Wikipedia Could Replace Google Flu Trends

After the fall of Google Flu Trends, researchers suggest Wikipedia could take it’s place Nature recently reported on research from the Massachusites Institute of Technolohgy (MIT) that Google’s tool for predicting the number of flu cases, Google Flu Trends, was consistently over estimating the number of cases. This was put down to changes to the google search algorithym, and the …

Vaccines & Formula 1: The future of BigData

There has been numerous articles in the industry regarding Big Data analytics in pharmaceutical R&D – particularly searching for new therapeutic candidates in drug discovery and ‘real world’ post approval vigilance. What has not being reviewed in depth is the use of Big Data in manufacturing solutions. However Pharma, like many sports science, engineering and retail sectors, are now harnessing …