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Why Big Data Isn't Necessarily Better Data

Tech companies--Facebook, Google and IBM, to name a few--are quick to tout the world-changing powers of "big data" gleaned from mobile devices, Web searches, citizen science projects and sensor networks...

March 13, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

H1N-What? Wading Through the Alphabet Soup of Flu Names

Muddled about all the new flu viruses? Its hard to keep up with the changing names in the news. H1Nwhat? Bird flu. Pig flu. MERS. SARS. Here is a quick overview of this dizzying, dyslexia inducing array, with what you need to worry about, even if some arent yet in your backyard...

January 30, 2014 — Judy Stone
What do you need to know to survive this years flu?

What do you need to know to survive this years flu?

I spent a year filtering spit and nasal washings, growing influenza in tissue cultures in a minimalist lab, and trying to develop an oral flu vaccine, all as part of my Infectious Diseases fellowship thirty years ago...

January 8, 2014 — Judy Stone
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