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How Big Tech Is Changing the Way Hospitals Are Run

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Like other industries across the economy, healthcare saw new developments in technology through 2019. Now, as big tech becomes more interested in the industry and looks for ways to partner with hospitals and other medical institutions, these changes are likely to deepen — and they may even transform how these organizations operate.

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Paired vs Unpaired T-Test: Differences, Assumptions and Hypotheses

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This article will explain when it is appropriate to use a paired t-test versus an unpaired t-test, as well as the hypothesis and assumptions of each.

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Want To Analyze Genes in the Cloud? Ask the Butler

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Scientists from EMBL present a tool for large-scale analysis of genomic data with cloud computing. Main advantages of the new tool, called Butler, are continuous system monitoring and its ability to self-heal in case of failure, allowing for 43% more efficient data processing than previous approaches. The tool was developed for the Pan-Cancer project.

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Powerful "Space Odyssey" Antibiotic Developed by AI

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Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known antibiotics. It also cleared infections in two different mouse models.

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Magnetic Memory Device Could Be the Future of Data Storage
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Researchers at ETH have measured the timing of single writing events in a novel magnetic memory device with a resolution of less than 100 picoseconds. Their results are relevant for the next generation of main memories based on magnetism.

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From Facebook to DNA
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Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an algorithm used to study social networks, such as Facebook communities, and adapted it to identify how DNA and proteins are interconnected into communities within the cell nucleus.

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Magnetic Bioelectronics Could Make for Better Neural Implants
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A team of Rice University engineers has introduced the first neural implant that can be both programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field.

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Can Preprints Shake Up Biomedical Publishing?

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Academic publishing has proved stubbornly resistant to change, but preprint servers have started to make their mark. Technology Networks spoke to BiorXiv content lead Samantha Hindle to find out more about how preprints could shake up publishing and give research a new avenue to share their research.

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Disease Detectives: Working on the Frontline
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Throughout human history, we have always been at war with infectious agents. In the past, there used to be less sophisticated tools to identify epidemics. Nowadays, more advanced technologies, such as genomic sequencing, are being harnessed to gain information about infectious agents.

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High-throughput Technologies in Drug Discovery
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Bringing new medicines to patients struggling with serious illness is the driving force behind drug discovery and development. This article highlights advances in three technology areas that show great promise to speed the drug discovery and development process.

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How Bad Is the Coronavirus Outbreak Becoming?
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The short answer is, in terms of deaths at least, the current coronavirus outbreak is not as bad as it was initially predicted. However, researchers are working tirelessly as new data becomes available to refine models vital for disease management.

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