An international team led by Justin Reese, a research scientist in the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division, analyzed electronic health record data aggregated in the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave to assess whether metformin is associated with reduced COVID-19 severity in people with prediabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), two common conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 presentation.
Biomedical Data Translator Consortium Reports Progress in Pair of Publications
In a pair of recently published papers, members of the Biomedical Data Translator Consortium detailed new features, functionality, and applications of the Translator system and its underlying data model, the Biolink Model.
Q&A: What Rare Diseases Are and Why That Matters
As much as 10 percent of the population is thought to have a “rare disease.” Due to a lack of understanding, many of these diseases remain very difficult to diagnose and treat. Inspired by the enormous unmet needs of people with rare diseases, an international team of scientists is developing open-access tools and resources for sharing disease characteristics and treatment information.
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