Accelerated clinical discovery using self-reported patient data collected online and a patient-matching algorithm : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group

Patients + PatientsLikeMe + Timothy Vaughan + MATLAB =

Figure 1: Conceptual overview of the online study environment and matching algorithm.

(a) The number of patients choosing to experiment with lithium carbonate peaked in the months after publication of a small clinical trial in Italy. Preliminary negative results from this patient-led study were announced before the first rand…

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