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Epidemic vs Pandemic
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“An outbreak of this”, “epidemic of that”, “protect yourself against a potential pandemic of some horrible sounding disease”. Whether discussing disease in humans or animals, all are terms we hear on the news frequently, but do you know what the differences are between them? In this article, we take a look at the terminology used by epidemiologists and scientists to describe the occurrence and spread of 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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Home Testing Is the Future and One Day It Might Even Replace Your Doctor
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At-home medical testing has come a long way since the first over-the-counter pregnancy tests went on sale more than 35 years ago. But how has home-testing evolved since then, and what role will home diagnostic test technology play in the future?

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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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Bioprinting Organs – A Future Alternative to Organ Donation?
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A number of projects are underway to harness bioprinting to print functional human tissues, the first step to printing an entire organ.

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Study of Almost Half a Million People Finds There Is No Single “Gay Gene”
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Researchers have conducted a genome-wide association of over 470,000 people to explore whether there are genetic variants that predict whether an individual will engage in same sex behavior.

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BNA Interview Series: The Neurobiology of Stress With Professor Michael Meaney
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At the British Neuroscience Association's Festival of Neuroscience, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here we interview Professor Michael Meaney, whose work explores the intersection between stress, maternal care and gene expression.

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