Tag Archives: Q&A

AI Opportunities for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Q&A with Henry Szechtman

- October 20, 2022

Q&A with Henry Szechtman on his new study providing enormous amounts of rat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder data, comprising 11.1TB of videography from >2 years of continuous recording .

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Not all species are equal: Using the h-index to quantify taxonomic bias (author Q&A)

- August 16, 2022

The h-index is a metric that was invented to summarise the publication output and impact of researchers. In a new GigaScience article, authors from the University of New South Wales (Australia) adopt the controversial metric to explore systematic differences in research interest (taxonomic bias), using mammals as an example.

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Publishing Citizen Science data to fight against mosquito borne diseases

- May 31, 2022

Citizen Scientists share and publish Mosquito Alert data as part of our GigaByte (& GBIF & TDR supported) series on vector-borne diseases.

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Opening access and exploring sepsis in an Intensive Care database. Q&A with Tom Edinburgh

- March 15, 2022

Author Q&A with Tom Edinburgh on his new GigaByte paper presenting Sepsis-3 criteria in AmsterdamUMCdb, an Intensive Care database.

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Open imaging data to assist AI in the COVID-19 fight. Q&A with Dominic Cushnan

- November 25, 2021

National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database

We have an author Q&A with Dominic Cushnan, Head of Artificial Intelligence (Imaging) for NHSX, on his Data Note on the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database.

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AI for mental health assessment: Author Q&A

- October 14, 2021

mental health infographic

A new article published today in GigaScience demonstrates that machine learning can yield “proxy measures” for brain-related health issues, without the need for a specialist’s assessment.

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Play it again, SAMtools. Q&A with the SAMtools team on 12 years of providing bioinformatics “glue”

- February 17, 2021

SAMtools paper

Today we publish the first update in 12 years describing what’s new in SAMtools, and for the first time the associated BCFtools and HTSlib software library. Here is a Q&A with the authors.

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Q&A with Parice Brandies on the Antechinus Genome

- November 25, 2020

antechinus genome

Parice Brandies presents a Q&A and video on her GigaByte paper on the brown antechinus genome (Antechinus stuartii), a fascinating marsupial with many biological surprises to explore.

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Accessing and reviewing Controlled Access Data of Rare Cancers. Q&A with Matthieu Foll

- November 4, 2020

Controlled Access Data

We have a Q&A with author Matthieu Foll from the WHO/(IARC on his new GigaScience paper presenting multi-omic data from rare lung neuroendocrine neoplasms and his experience having the precious Controlled Access data peer reviewed by named peer reviewers.

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Coronavirus research needs to be a marathon, not a sprint

- August 18, 2020

Coronavirus trends

Not only epidemics themselves come in waves, also research into emerging infectious diseases has ups and downs, a Gigascience paper published today reports. The authors at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev analysed more than 35 million papers and explored research (scientometric trends) related to nine different infectious diseases. The scientific literature screened for this study spans 20 […]

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