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Is dementia research ready for big data approaches?

: Hofmann-Apitius, M.

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BMC medicine 13 (2015), Art. 145, 4 S.
ISSN: 1741-7015
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer SCAI ()

The "big data" paradigm has gained a lot of attention recently, in particular in those areas of biomedicine where we face clear unmet medical needs. Coined as a new paradigm for complex problem solving, big data approaches seem to open promising perspectives in particular for a better understanding of complex diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. In this commentary, we will provide a brief overview on big data principles and the potential they may bring to dementia research, and - most importantly - we will do a reality check in order to provide an answer to the question of whether dementia research is ready for big data approaches.