NASA data scientists are helping fight cancer

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) — Researchers with the National Cancer Institute continue to make cancer-fighting discoveries using data analysis techniques developed by data scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA scientists are constantly trying to figure out ways to manage and mine the data being pulled in by the many instruments and sensors attached to their exhaustive catalogue of probes, satellites, observatories and arrays. Thanks to a renewed agreement between JPL and NCI, cancer researchers will be able to keep taking advantage of the big data expertise developed by NASA scientists. Many of NASA’s algorithms work by parsing massive amounts of data for anomalies that might be interesting to astronomers and physicists — they pull out the statistical or mathematical needles from the proverbial haystack. Members of the NCI-supported…


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