Tag Archives: Health

Bill Gates predicts the future of global health

What’s the shape of global health to come? Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates issued two hopeful predictions for the year 2040 today during a lecture given at the late physicist Stephen Hawking’s home university in his honor. Spoiler alert: Gates says … Continue reading

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A-Alpha Bio raises $2.8M for drug discovery

A Seattle startup that took root at the University of Washington has closed a $2.8 million seed round for a drug discovery platform that can sort through millions of protein interactions at once. “We expect that we can go considerably … Continue reading

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Supp.AI tracks how drugs and supplements interact

Physicians and regulators keep close tabs on how different drugs interact. But what about interactions involving dietary supplements? “There’s just no way for anybody to keep up with the combinations of supplements and drugs,” said Deborah Rappaport, vice president of product … Continue reading

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SonoSite and AI2 add AI to ultrasound imaging

A new collaboration between Fujifilm SonoSite and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence aims to use AI to generate better interpretations of ultrasound images, opening the way for new applications and enhanced accuracy. The collaboration demonstrates how Pacific Northwest connections can pay off: Fujifilm … Continue reading

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Bill Gates connects ‘Star Trek’ to fighting malaria

It’s Mosquito Week at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a time to focus on the global campaign to eradicate malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. And if delving into the nuts and bolts of developing an effective malaria vaccine doesn’t grab you, … Continue reading

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‘Twins Study’ raises questions about space stints

Ten research teams today shared comprehensive scientific results from an unprecedented experiment to gauge the health differences that developed between an astronaut who spent nearly a year in space and his identical twin down on Earth. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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AI (and a few jokes) will keep crews sane on Mars

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When the first human explorers head for Mars, they’re likely to have a non-human judging their performance and tweaking their interpersonal relationships when necessary. NASA and outside researchers are already working on artificial intelligence agents to monitor … Continue reading

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