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Elizabeth Iorns
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Breast Cancer Scientist and Entrepreneur
Breast Cancer Scientist and Entrepreneur

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TEDMED Great Challenges hangouts are moving to a new time: Tuesdays at noon EST! 

Jessica Richmond’s uBiome project asks “citizen scientists” to submit body samples so the company can analyze their microbiomes. Max Little’s Patient Voice Analysis asks PatientsLikeMe members to record their voices and experiences to help monitor the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. Jared Heyman’s CrowdMed asks the wisdom of many “medical detectives” to help diagnose mysterious symptoms. Elizabeth Iorn’s Science Exchange helps researchers hire labs to conduct and reproduce studies.
 
Is crowdsourcing joining the time-hallowed clinical trial as a leading research method?  The “human computing power” of results from thousands of people may be more effective and cheaper than traditional research. Will lack of standards hamper progress? And what about reproducibility? Can more of us conduct our own valid studies, hiring others or accessing existing data?
 
“Every health field from studying chronic diseases to global health has a potential need for human computing power that crowdsourcing could fill to accelerate research.” Raina Merchant, MD, Director of the Social Media Lab at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation
 
Join us for a discussion on medical innovation, crowdsourcing, and more. Tag your questions on Twitter with #GreatChallenges , or post them here, and our panelists will tackle!

Our guests include: 
Max Little, TEDMED Speaker and Creator of the Patient Voice Analysis project with PatientsLikeMe  
Jared Heyman, Founding CEO of CrowdMed
Elizabeth Iorn, CEO of Science Exchange 
Raina Merchant, Director of the Social Media Lab at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation
Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Research Fellow at the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Center and Staff Cardiologist at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center

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Do salmon find their way back home through scents? There's a way to find out, and our user is making it happen!

See how at the blog: http://sciex.co/1m3c7Ey

#salmonriver   #ichthyology   #nature  
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This is a really exciting project - congratulations!

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Attention life #Scientists  who work with #antibodies : use this form to nominate antibodies for independent validation (for free!) on antibodies-online.com! They're doing this in conjunction with the great folks at Science Exchange! (HT +Elizabeth Iorns)

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Science Exchange has partnered with antibodies-online to validate thousands of their commercially available antibodies!

Read about this crucial step in improving research quality and reproducibility here: http://blog.scienceexchange.com/2013/07/independant-antibody-validation-to-improve-research-quality/

Keep an eye out for the green validation badge of reproducibility at http://www.antibodies-online.com/
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