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At the start of a biennial contest to predict the structure of proteins, the expectations for Google’s artificial intelligence unit DeepMind couldn’t have been higher. Think Mike Tyson in the mid-1980s: Everyone was expecting a knockout. The results of the contest, known as CASP, came out Monday — and DeepMind didn’t disappoint, stunning the field
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Covid-19 started as a disaster for clinical research, halting or delaying 3 of every 4 trials worldwide. But in the months since, it has also become a showcase for decentralized research that uses telemedicine and mobile technologies to accelerate the pace of discovery — and potentially cut its costs. Clinical investigators have been forced to
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A top researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday said that artificial intelligence systems developed for medicine must be more transparent and judged against a set of common standards to ensure fairness and equity. “It’s really important, whenever we are developing these models, to train them on diverse populations and report their accuracy,
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The launch of Amazon Pharmacy on Tuesday sent shockwaves through the pharmacy pipeline, with industry observers speculating that the shipping giant’s latest move would spur major competition across the sector. Above all else, Amazon’s new service — which lets customers buy prescription drugs online and have them delivered — further centralizes the home as a
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As the United States braces for a bleak winter, hospital systems across the country are ramping up their efforts to develop AI systems to predict how likely their Covid-19 patients are to fall severely ill or even die. Yet most of the efforts are being developed in siloes and trained on limited datasets, raising crucial
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Amazon added new territory to its burgeoning health care empire on Tuesday, launching Amazon Pharmacy, a service that lets customers buy prescription medications online using cash or insurance coverage. Health care providers can also send patient prescriptions through the offering, which now includes PillPack, the medication delivery startup Amazon acquired in 2018. People who were
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The artificial intelligence Maithra Raghu studies at Google Brain doesn’t have a bedside manner. But she’s betting it can still help restore a deeply human, disappearing aspect of modern medicine: personal connection. In a health care system flooded with paperwork and patient data, Raghu sees a natural place for neural networks, which analyze vast amounts
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The pandemic has driven unprecedented demand for remote patient monitoring tools. But for all their tech-savvy convenience, they have yet to overcome major barriers that prevent their adoption among larger swaths of the U.S. population. Once dominated by bulky devices designed for patients with a narrow set of severe chronic disorders, the RPM space has
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Digital health company Omada Health presented encouraging research results on Tuesday suggesting its diabetes prevention platform — which virtually connects prediabetic patients with health coaches and clinicians — could help curb the symptoms of the disease as well as an equivalent program delivered in person. The research is in some ways the biggest test yet
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Pinterest has built its massive brand around its identity as a cheery, curated hub of health and wellness content — complete with a widely praised, hardline policy against medical misinformation. But behind the scenes, Pinterest’s battle against misinformation has been just as much a fight inside the company’s own doors. A STAT investigation has found
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