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Animal and Human “Big Data” Provide a Resource for Translational Research

Researchers are using pre-clinical human and animal health data to build a structured, open-source clearinghouse for medical information.

Researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City are using pre-clinical human and animal health data to build a structured, open-source clearinghouse for medical information. The goal is to usher in the next generation of approaches to mitigating and curing human and animal diseases, fully simulate the design of animal models and let researchers identify congruencies between cross-species.

INVESTIGATORS

  • Jim Riviere, DVM, PhD
  • Gerald Wyckoff, PhD
  • Majid Jaberi-Douraki, PhD

THREE KEY BENEFITS TO THE FINDINGS

The project is designed to accelerate breakthroughs in human and animal health by establishing a new standard for analyzing cross-species health information
Provides an array of pre-clinical information into a cohesive, structured and open-source database called the Structured Environment for Animal Data and Simulation that enable mining for specific information
Not only does the project create new benefits for drug development, animal modeling and human and animal health, it also advances and reinforces the science behind One Health