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Are We Heading for a Coronavirus Pandemic?
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The coronavirus outbreak looks set-in for the long haul, with new strong holds and cases cropping in a constant stream. A question mark has also been raised over the possibility of re-infection. Officials and health authorities are doing their best to try and limit the spread but it requires the cooperation of the public.

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Data Integration: Changing the Pharma and Healthcare Landscape
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The integration of data into pharma and healthcare has created the opportunity to delve deep into the real world and generate meaningful insights, optimize patient recruitment, develop a better understanding of various therapeutics, and directly improve patient outcomes.

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“We Are Far From Where We Want To Be” — An Exploration Into Mental Health in Academia
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In this article, we explore why academia and research can be hard on an individual's mental health, speaking directly with the individuals and organizations that are championing mental health discussions in this space, and highlight areas where we're perhaps falling short and could improve.

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How Technology Is Transforming Healthcare for Mesothelioma Patients
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Three dimensional (3D) bioprinting and artificial intelligence (AI) have been fundamental technologies for understanding disease and contributing to groundbreaking research. Within the past year, technological developments have provided opportunities for early diagnosis and targeted treatment for mesothelioma patients.

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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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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 scientists a new avenue through which to share their research.

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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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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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How Can Blockchain Be Implemented in the Life Sciences Ecosystem?
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A recent report published by PreScouter reviewed three broad areas of blockchain deployment in the healthcare, biopharmaceutical, and medical technology sectors as well as the challenges these sectors need to overcome for wider adoption. In this article, the authors of the report review their findings.

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