Medicine

AI Interesting Research

AlphaFold and the 50-year challenge to solve protein folding

Arxiv Insights explores what AlphaFold means for medicine, pharmacology, and science.

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Future Robotics

An MIT Engineer Built His Own Bionic Leg

At MIT’s Media Lab, researchers are developing prosthetic limbs that users can control with their minds, making a robotic foot move as seamlessly as a biological one.

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Covid Pandemic

Are COVID Death Rates Plummeting?

Dr. John Campbell has been a lighthouse amidst of fog of COVID-19 misinformation. I’ve been watching him since mid January. Could this be good news?

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Science

This Photon-Printed Carbon Is Stronger Than Diamond

Scientists might have reached the theoretical limit of how strong this particular material can get, designing the first-ever super-light carbon nanostructure that’s stronger than diamond. The latest development in the nanoworld of carbon comes from a team that has designed something called carbon plate-nanolattices. Under a scanning electron microscope, they look like little cubes, and […]

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Covid Pandemic

COVID-19 Long Term Immunity More Likely

There’s not been a lot of good news about the pandemic lately, but here is some good news about long term immunity. Dr. John Campbell explains a bit of good news around research into longer term immunity to the COVID-19 virus.

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Azure IoT

Remote Patient Monitoring with Internet of Medical Things

Learn more about how to enable scenarios like remote patient monitoring, home health and clinical trials with IoMT and open FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard on Azure. Get the IoMT connector for Azure on GitHub: https://github.com/Microsoft/iomt-fhir Check out the Azure APIs for FHIR: https://aka.ms/iotshow/AzureApiForFHIR

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How artificial intelligence outsmarted the superbugs
AI TensorFlow

How AI Outsmarted the Superbugs (for now)

Anyone interested in technology and society should read Melvin Kranzberg’s Six Laws of Technology, the first of which says that “technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral”. Here’s an interesting look at how AI outsmarted antibiotic resistant bacteria (for now). The saloon-bar version of this is that “technology is both good and […]

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Quantum Computing

Shohini Ghose on a Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing

A quantum computer isn’t just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it’s something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding — and more than a bit of uncertainty. Enter the quantum wonderland with TED Fellow Shohini Ghose and learn how this technology holds the potential to transform medicine, create unbreakable encryption […]

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Science

How do Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans?

TED-Ed explains the science of how viruses can jump from one species to another and the deadly epidemics that can result from these pathogens. Here’s a story that happened right here in Maryland. At a Maryland country fair in 2017, farmers reported feverish hogs with inflamed eyes and running snouts. While farmers worried about the […]

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