Month: November 2020

NVIDIA, which designs graphics processing units that form the basis of many machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, launched an alliance for AI-focused medical imaging startups in partnership with GE Healthcare and Nuance. The NVIDIA Inception Alliance for Healthcare will offer some members of the company’s accelerator program for AI and data sciences startups the
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A research team has reviewed the existing literature on compounds derived from molluscs used for treating respiratory diseases. This may provide clues for developing new drugs along with incorporating traditional medicines. Respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are among the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. The respiratory system,
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Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a technique to create tiny microrobots with interlocking polymer and metal parts that can be controlled using magnetic fields. The magnetic metal components can move within the polymer frame, providing locomotion, and the tiny bots are small enough to traverse blood vessels, potentially functioning as vehicles to deliver drugs
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of November 30, 2020. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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Our virtual MedCity INVEST Precision Medicine conference, December 9-11, will highlight aspects of precision medicine from the biopharma companies developing cell and gene therapies to diagnostics and the data sharing initiatives to support precision and personalized medicine. One vexing part of any conversation on precision medicine and breakthrough therapies that have been developed and are continuing
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Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a deep learning model that identifies imaging biomarkers on screening mammograms to predict a patient’s risk for developing breast cancer with greater accuracy than traditional risk assessment tools. Results of the study are being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of November 29, 2020. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of November 28, 2020. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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Antibiotics are used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. They have played a major role in combating infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, typhoid fever, and meningitis in 20th century. However, the improper use of antibiotics has also led to the development of so called multi-drug resistance (MDR) whereby bacteria change their response to these
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The proliferation of pits and ponds created in recent years by miners digging for small deposits of alluvial gold in Peru’s Amazon has dramatically altered the landscape and increased the risk of mercury exposure for indigenous communities and wildlife, a new study shows. In heavily mined watersheds, there’s been a 670% increase in the extent
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Researchers from the University of Alicante Institute of Chemical Processes Engineering have developed a procedure that allows for the individual supply of disinfected air in enclosed spaces for daily use. This system, already patented, consists of an air circulation circuit that a series of individual masks can be connected to. The technology designed at the
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A research group from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Valencia (UV), in coordination with the National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB) of the CSIC, has studied the role of the interactions within the membrane of proteins of viral families Herpesviridae and Poxviridae in the control of programmed cell death. The
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A recent study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research reveals that resveratrol, a phenolic compound produced by spermatophytes, can inhibit the replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in in vitro setups. As of November 26, 2020, more than 61.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19,
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Viruses are essentially parasites that rely on host cell machinery to support their entry, replication, and the synthesis of viral progeny inside the cell. Inhibition of the host factors necessary for viral invasion is thus a potent strategy in the development of antiviral agents. Given the scarcity of effective antiviral drugs to fight the current
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