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Computational Medicine Enhances Way Doctors Detect, Treat Disease
November 1, 2012
Computational medicine, a fast-growing method of using computer models and sophisticated software to figure out how disease develops--and how to thwart it--has begun to leap off the drawing board and land in the hands of doctors who treat patients with heart ailments, cancer and other illnesses.
Johns Hopkins University
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