Monday, December 17, 2012

Torsten Hothorn, PhD, Second Place Winner of The DREAM-Phil Bowen ALS Prediction Prize4Life Challenge Profiled on InnoCentive Blog

Dr. Torsten Hothorn has been on quite a run lately working on Prodigy “Big Data” Challenges. Recently, he won the $30,000 Cleveland Clinic Challenge, Build an Efficient Pipeline to Find the Most Powerful Predictors, and he earned a $10,000 award for his second place finish in The DREAM-Phil Bowen ALS Prediction Prize4Life Challenge.  He was recently profiled as a guest blogger for InnoCentive's Perspectives on Innovation blog.  To read his post, click here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Prize4Life is proud to announce the launch of the PRO-ACT database.

The PRO-ACT database is the largest ALS clinical trial database ever created containing patient data from completed clinical trials.  It is also the first ever open-access ALS database to be made available to researchers around the world who know how to use “Big Data” to mine for valuable information.

The PRO-ACT database contains data that could help to better classify newly diagnosed ALS patients.  This will assist in helping to better define the stages of ALS, as well as address whether there are different types of ALS.  Additionally, it can help to better design and conduct clinical trials which will save time and money.

Learn more at the PRO-ACT website.