Tag Archives: Medicine

How staring at the eclipse led to a world of hurt

A medical case reported today in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology proved the wisdom of all those warnings not to stare at the partly covered sun during August’s solar eclipse. Unfortunately, it’s too late for the woman at the center of the case: … Continue reading

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AI-powered microscope goes commercial in China

For years, the Global Good Fund has been working on a malaria-hunting microscope powered by artificial intelligence, and now China-based Motic is taking advantage of the technology to create EasyScan GO. The partnership was announced this week at the Medica 2017 conference in Germany. Get the news … Continue reading

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AI2’s search engine gets a biomedical boost

As senior product manager at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, or AI2, Hagman played a key role in figuring out how to incorporate documents from PubMed and other biomedical databases in the academic search tool. She drew upon her personal … Continue reading

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How fighting cancer will extend tech frontiers

The fight against cancer isn’t just about drugs and genetics. It’s also about wearable devices, health-savvy chatbots, machine learning and one of the biggest challenges that cloud computing will ever face. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer … Continue reading

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Medicine Nobel Prize focuses on body clock studies

The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was awarded today for research into biological clocks that was conducted by three American researchers — including Jeffrey Hall, who received his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington back in 1971. Hall will … Continue reading

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Fred Hutch’s chief enlists techies to fight cancer

The president and director of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Gary Gilliland, is bringing big-data experts on board to make good on his controversial prediction that there could be cures and therapies for “most, if not all, human cancers” by 2025. Those … Continue reading

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Drug to fight ALS gets a boost from FDA

Revalesio, a biomedical company headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., says it’s been cleared to benefit from federal incentives for the development of a drug that could help treat a neurodegenerative disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. ALS is known … Continue reading

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