Opinion: Our country’s health IT infrastructure needs an upgrade

The value of tech-enablement in a clinician’s day-to-day goes beyond our current outbreak scenarios. So much is still done by hand and faxed around that it screams of mid-90s nostalgia, but not in a charming way. Source: Opinion: Our country’s health IT infrastructure needs an upgrade

Bayer’s BlueRock Therapeutics widens cell therapy scope to the eye under new pact

BlueRock Therapeutics, a Bayer subsidiary, is teaming up with Opsis Therapeutics and Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics in an R&D pact focused on developing stem cell therapies for eye diseases. BlueRock is paying its new partners $30 million up front to kick off the alliance. Source: Bayer’s BlueRock Therapeutics widens cell therapy scope to the eye under […]

Where 5 CIOs see IT innovation heading as pandemic winds down

The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the healthcare industry in a myriad of ways — including the focus of IT innovation. Healthcare CIOs are seeing IT innovation priorities shift to arenas like at-home care, data science and supply chain. Source: Where 5 CIOs see IT innovation heading as pandemic winds down

Machine learning-based microstructure prediction during laser sintering of alumina

Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89816-x Predicting material’s microstructure under new processing conditions is essential in advanced manufacturing and materials science. This is because the material’s microstructure hugely influences the material’s properties. We demonstrate an elegant machine learning algorithm that faithfully predicts the microstructure under new conditions, without the need of knowing the […]

The time is right for enhanced P3s in healthcare

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting the potential of public-private partnerships (P3s) to bring together diverse groups to address issues of population growth, rising healthcare costs and enhanced expectations for health service delivery. Source: The time is right for enhanced P3s in healthcare

Structural basis for broad coronavirus neutralization

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Published online: 12 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41594-021-00596-4 Structural characterization of B6, a monoclonal antibody that cross-reacts with eight β-coronavirus spike proteins from three viral lineages, reveals a conserved cryptic epitope that could serve as a target for structure-guided design of a pan-β-coronavirus vaccine. Source: Structural basis for broad coronavirus neutralization

How AI may hold the key to faster rare disease diagnosis

Leveraging artificial intelligence can shave years off the difficult process of diagnosing a rare disease. By safely sharing patient data, more will benefit globally. Source: How AI may hold the key to faster rare disease diagnosis