Artificial intelligence yields new ways to combat the coronavirus

Countering COVID-19 mutations and designing updated vaccines could occur at lightning speeds thanks to a new, USC-developed AI framework. USC researchers have developed a new method to counter emergent mutations of the coronavirus and hasten vaccine development to stop the pathogen responsible for killing thousands of people and ruining the economy. Using artificial intelligence (AI),

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The Future of Organ Transplants: Bioprinting, Stem Cells and More. A paper of Polylactide.com

In the United States alone, over 100,000 people are on the organ transplant list. Around 17 of these people will die per day without having received the transplant. It’s clear that organs from human donors will never be adequate for everyone looking for a transplant. Thus, scientists have been researching alternatives, such as using organs made from repurposed stem

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A direct drive parallel plane piezoelectric needle positioning robot for MRI guided intraspinal injection

Lower back pain caused by degenerative disc disorder affects approximately 40% of the population over 40 and though many of us may never experience adverse effects from the disorder, it is the cause of chronic back pain for numerous Americans. Recent imaging diagnostics and cellular based direct-injection therapeutics for degenerative disc and spinal cord injuries

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Early results from DETECT study suggest fitness trackers and smartwatches can predict COVID-19 infection

Sensor data from wearable devices can complement virus testing and conventional screening to signal new infections. Examining data from the first six weeks of their landmark DETECT study, a team of scientists from the Scripps Research Translational Institute sees encouraging signs that wearable fitness devices can improve public health efforts to control COVID-19. The DETECT study, launched

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Hackers Target WHO, COVID-19 Research Firm with Cyberattacks

Hackers unsuccessfully attempted to breach the network of WHO, while Maze ransomware hackers published sensitive data from a medical research firm on standby to work on a COVID-19 vaccine. Hacking groups are targeting healthcare in full force, with the World Health Organization and Hammersmith Medicines Research (HMR), a UK-based research team on standby for developing a COVID-19

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Oxford University experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing

A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing. If rapidly and widely deployed, the infectious disease experts believe such an app could significantly help to contain the spread of coronavirus.  The Oxford University team has provided

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