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  • Blog Post: HLA-C: An Underappreciated Force in HIV Control

    Although medical science has made great progress in managing HIV infection through modern drugs, 1.7 million people die of AIDS each year, with a disproportionate number of deaths in developing countries. Even access to life saving drugs cannot cure the disease: patients require lifelong drug maintenance...
  • Blog Post: New Tools Simplify Data Mining

    In this era of big data, researchers are relying more and more on data mining to help them with their research. Researchers from nearly every field (not to mention businesses from almost every sector) are slicing, dicing, and sifting an exponentially growing mass of data, looking for patterns, trends...
  • Blog Post: Finding Truths in Chicago

    I have just returned from the ninth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop , held in conjunction with the 2012 IEEE International Conference on eScience , at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As in previous years, the Microsoft workshop focused on exploring where we are now and what future progress we can anticipate...
  • Blog Post: Adventures in Collaboration

    The Microsoft Faculty Summit celebrates the ongoing collaboration of Microsoft Research and the academic community, providing a forum for leading faculty members and Microsoft personnel to collectively discuss the future of computing and its applications in solving real-world problems. This productive...
  • Blog Post: On World AIDS Day, HIV Research Provides a Ray of Hope

    The first documented case of HIV was in 1981. Today, HIV is viewed as a treatable, chronic disease by many in developed nations where treatments are readily available. Yet HIV continues to devastate, claiming the lives of 1.8 million people annually—about 5,000 deaths per day. Those fortunate enough...
  • Blog Post: Identifying Genetic Factors in Disease with Big Data

    It’s long been known that many serious diseases—including heart disease, asthma, and many forms of cancer—run in families. Until fairly recently, however, medical researchers have had no easy way of identifying the particular genes that are associated with a given malady. Now genome...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Immune Response to HIV

    HIV infection may not be the death sentence it once was, but it remains an undeniably serious condition that requires aggressive, life-long treatment and entails the ever-present threat of severe immunological impairment. Consequently, medical researchers continue to investigate the mechanisms by which...
  • Blog Post: Arming the Immune System Against HIV

    In the now decades-long battle against HIV and AIDS, researchers have been stymied by the virus’s ability to evade attacks by our immune system. Normally, a cell that is infected by a pathogen displays on its surface characteristic pieces of the pathogen peptides, known as epitopes, which are...
  • Blog Post: Bioinformatics Tools Promote Life-Saving Research

    On November 30, I appeared on Health Tech Today , where I chatted with Dr. Bill Crounse about the Microsoft Biology Foundation and how it will help scientists advance their research. This interview marks yet another opportunity for Microsoft External Research to spread the word about our open-source...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Researchers Present New Statistical Method for Genetic Analysis

    A deeper understanding of a disease's genetic underpinnings can lead to better biological insight into the disease and, thus, to improvements in screening, treatment, and drug development. This week, Jennifer Listgarten , David Heckerman , and Carl Kadie of Microsoft Research and Eric E. Schadt of Pacific...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Biology Foundation Available for Free Download

    On July 10, in Boston, the External Research division of Microsoft Research will introduce the Microsoft Biology Initiative , resources designed to help biological scientists and programmers conduct research more efficiently and affordably. These include the first post-beta release of the Microsoft Biology...
  • Blog Post: Fighting HIV and AIDS -- Journal of Experimental Medicine

    Two Microsoft researchers, Jonathan Carlson and David Heckerman, working with two teams of HIV researchers at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, and at the University of Alabama have identified new findings that could help in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Their results appear in back-to...
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