Tag Archives: Medicine

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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Scientists enlist AI to decipher what rodents say

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine have developed a software program that enlists artificial intelligence to decipher the ultrasonic vocalizations made by mice and rats. The “DeepSqueak” program, described today in a study published by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, … Continue reading

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Allen Institute expands into immunology

Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen died two months ago, but before he passed away, he passed along a $125 million commitment to a new research frontier: the Allen Institute for Immunology. The Allen Institute’s newest division, unveiled today at the institute’s Seattle headquarters, will focus … Continue reading

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Human gene-editing experiment put on hold

The Chinese researcher behind a controversial experiment to produce gene-edited children took the stage at a Hong Kong conference to explain his work, and acknowledged that the international outcry has brought a halt to the experiment. “The clinical trial was … Continue reading

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Reports of gene-edited babies spawn investigations

Multiple investigations are being sought in the wake of reports that a Chinese laboratory facilitated the birth of twin girls whose genes had been edited to protect them against the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The first-of-its-kind experiment, which took … Continue reading

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