SpartaHack Project for Telomere Length Research
Ekrem Guzelyel - CS at IIT
Enes Kelestemur - Molecular Biology at Lake County College
To empower people by showing different life styles versus aging. We encourage people to change their lifestyles, and provide a solid proof that it actually make a difference for their lives.
We compare patient surveys for their habits versus their telomere lenght of their leukocytes. We built multiple ML models, and decided to use a fully connected neural network in order to make the predictions.
This study may include sensitive information. Use it in your own will.
Predictions.ipynb to run the code and visualization.
We gathered the data from online sources, primarily from Prof. Blackburn's lab and National Center for Health Statistics. The data is publicly available; however, we preprocessed it with our own parameters. Do not distribute without authorization.
The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD & Eliss Epel PhD.
National Center for Health Statistics