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Voice to the Voiceless? Researchers Translate Brain Activity Into Speech
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A system capable of translating brain activity into synthesised speech by decoding the movements of muscles involved in vocalisation has shown its potential in a proof-of-concept experiment conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisco.

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8 Ways AI Will Revolutionize Healthcare
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The healthcare sector is always looking for new ways to optimize delivery, cut costs and offer more accurate results. AI has solutions to each of these challenges.

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Sensitivity vs Specificity
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When developing diagnostic tests or evaluating results, it is important to understand how reliable those tests and therefore the results you are obtaining are. By using samples of known disease status, values such as sensitivity and specificity can be calculated that allow you to evaluate just that.

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NASA Identical Twin Study Takes Our Understanding of Space Travel to the Final Frontier
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Identical male twins Scott and Mark Kelly - both (now retired) NASA astronauts – spent one year apart as Scott travelled to and inhabited the International Space Station (ISS), whilst Mark stayed at home on earth. Researchers have gained valuable insights from the study results as to the physiological effects of space travel.

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Repeatability vs. Reproducibility
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In measuring the quality of experiments, repeatability and reproducibility are key. In this article, we explore the differences between the two terms, and why they are important in determining the worth of published research.

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Mass Spectrometry is Advancing Cancer Research in Leaps and Bounds
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From picking out cancerous tissue areas during diagnosis, to uncovering novel biomarkers of early detection, mass spectrometry has become an indispensable analytical technique in cancer research.

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What Is the Holy Grail of HPC Disaster Recovery?
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Disaster Recovery (DR) is a vital process to ensure the rapid recovery of an organization’s applications, data and hardware that are critical to operations in the event of a natural disaster, network or hardware failure or human error. In this article, we explore how the public cloud is making ideal DR a reality.

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Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
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We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

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How the Integration of Lateral Flow Tests and Data Analytics Will Transform Healthcare
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Originally developed as a platform for an over-the-counter pregnancy test, lateral flow tests have a lot more to offer. This article dives into how a digital spin and the integration of data analytics are expected to help lateral flow tests meet the changing demands of data-driven healthcare.

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NMR Spectroscopy and Databases for the Identification of Metabolites
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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful technique used to identify and quantify the constituents of complex mixtures. Here, we take a look at how researchers are using NMR spectroscopy and databases in the emerging field of metabolomics.

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