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Artificial Intelligence – Improving How We Diagnose Cancer
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AI has come a long way from its humble beginnings. With the advanced development of AI systems and machine learning, more significant medical applications for the technology are emerging. In this article, we explore how the field of cancer diagnosis is advancing hand-in-hand with AI.

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UK BioBank Project Is Taken to the Next Level by Sequencing 500,000 Genomes
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In a bid to push personalized medicine forward, an ambitious ground-breaking £200 million project will see the 500,000 BioBank participants' whole genomes sequenced.

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Automated, Reproducible Workflows Can Speed Up EM Image Analysis
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Electron microscopy (EM) image analysis can be an immensely useful process for researchers, but too often is also laborious and time-consuming. New software packages are changing that. We caught up with Laurent Billy, Director of Product Management, Applications Software at Thermo Fisher Scientific to find out more about the future of EM image analysis.

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Lipidomics – A Niche but Rapidly Growing Field
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Although researchers have been working on lipid biochemistry for many decades, lipidomics is a more recent, newly emerging discipline – with potential applications for diagnosing and preventing disease.

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Changing Course: Rethinking How AI Can Interpret X-Rays
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Can high-resolution images offer better accuracy in AI support for decision making than the standard low-resolution images used in most deep learning models today? The answer can help us understand the details that are critical for fine-tuning of all machine learning work, on all machines.

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Why Neuralink's Implants Are an Essential Step in MedTech Innovation
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Elon Musk has never been afraid to push the envelope when working towards a more innovative future. One of Musk's latest projects, called Neuralink, wants to help people interact with computers by using their minds. Here, we take a look at Musk's claims that Neuralink will bring brain-machine interfaces to the public.

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Modern Trends in Medical Data Management
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The healthcare industry has long been late to the technology party. Now, that is changing. What impact will these shifts have on the way we research, treat patients, and analyze data? In this article, we explore some of the most striking ways in which data will change healthcare.

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Could a New Project Expose Predatory Conferences?
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The rise of predatory conferences jeopardises the future of legitimate research events. But could conference IDs be the solution?

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The All of Us Research Project: A Historic Effort to Sequence One Million Genomes
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The All of Us research project will sequence the genome of one million individuals in the United States with the aim to enable advances in personalized medicine.

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Knowledge Really Is Power When It Comes to Investigating the Mechanisms of Microbes
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For scientists investigating genomes and molecular mechanisms of microbes, it is vital that they can collate existing knowledge and understanding in the context of their current work to draw conclusions and fill gaps in knowledge. We spoke to Dr Peter Karp, leader of the BioCyc project, a microbial genomes and metabolic pathways web portal, about the evolution of BioCyc and its role in research.

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