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How Access to Telehealth Is Increasing Across the US During COVID-19
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Telehealth has been a part of the medical field for several decades, but its use is markedly increasing with the advent of the COVID-19 outbreak. In this article, we look at how government regulations are relaxing at a federal and state level to make this new technology the norm.

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Why Gender-Neutral Facial Recognition Will Change How We Look at Technology
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When we look at the world, we don't always see clearly. We can be tripped up by our own personal biases, or a lack of information. Facial recognition algorithms may help us change that.

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Understanding Preprints in Scientific Publication
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An increasing number of online platforms are enabling scientists to share their research before it has undergone peer-review. In this article, we explore the concept of preprints.

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Healthcare and Data Science: How EHR and AI Can Go Hand-in-Hand
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Healthcare and data science were made for each other. Accessible, informative patient data is critical to good care. When healthcare and data science are combined, the result is electronic health records (EHR). In this article, we explore how EHR are improving healthcare and providing physicians with valuable insight.

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How Smart Cities Can Defend Against Pandemics
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As an estimated 68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, urban planning against pandemics will become even more essential in years to come. Here are some ways smart cities can defend against pandemics in the future.

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The Rationale Behind Social Distancing and Hand Washing
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In the time of COVID-19, the Internet is aflush with expert advice about social distancing. At the same time, raw emotion has driven many to massive trips to the grocery store. In addition to toilet paper, alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the favorite on everybody’s panic-shopping list. The sale of hand sanitizers has gone up almost 500%, in contrast to soap, which has gone up a paltry 70%. So why do experts advise social distancing, and are hand sanitizers the answer to all our problems?

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COVID-19 Portal Will Provide Scientists Free Access to Completed Clinical Trial Data
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Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, recently issued a press release announcing the launch of the COVID-19 portal, designed to enable the sharing of completed interventional treatment trial data. Technology Networks spoke with Julie Wood, Vivli’s Director of Strategy and Operations, to learn more about the COVID-19 portal and discover how researchers can access the data within the portal.

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Novel Discovery of "Hidden" Gene Within a Gene in Mammals
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Scientists have discovered a novel overlapping coding sequence in the gene POLG . What does this mean? Is there a "hidden" genome? Technology Networks spoke with researcher Yousuf Khan to find out more.

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These 2 Unknowns Could Predict How Coronavirus Will Spread
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In this article, we review two key questions that remain around the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Using the Internet of Things To Fight Virus Outbreaks
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an automated solution that can scale quickly to match the speed of a growing epidemic. In the wake of the current coronavirus outbreak being declared a pandemic, we take a look at how the IoT is being employed here.

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