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Finding new ways to repurpose or combine existing drugs has proved to be a powerful tool to treat complex diseases. Drugs used to treat one type of cancer, for instance, have effectively strengthened treatments for other cancer cells. Complex malignant tumors often require a combination of drugs, or “drug cocktails,” to formulate a concerted attack …

Rackspace Technology, a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, today announced the successful completion of a major artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities initiative for Sentrics, the company revolutionizing the future of senior living. The implementation enables voice control in Sentrics’ Engage360 application, enhancing hands-free capabilities that will benefit the company’s senior care …

In the era of social distancing, using robots for some health care interactions is a promising way to reduce in-person contact between health care workers and sick patients. However, a key question that needs to be answered is how patients will react to a robot entering the exam room. Researchers from MIT and Brigham and …

The large volumes of data handled by government agencies makes them perfect candidates for management by artificial intelligence (AI). AI systems must be carefully designed by experts relevant to that field. AI in public services should be governed by a strict ethical framework. In a time when unprecedented volumes of public funds are being distributed …

Pain. We will all experience it at some point, and some of us suffer from it chronically. Still, measuring and treating pain is one of the most difficult and complex healthcare issues. Together with Boston Scientific, a leading medical device technology company, we have developed a new method to measure pain. Our team of neuroscientists, …

One reason it’s so difficult to produce effective vaccines against some viruses, including influenza and HIV, is that these viruses mutate very rapidly. This allows them to evade the antibodies generated by a particular vaccine, through a process known as “viral escape.” MIT researchers have now devised a new way to computationally model viral escape, …

Researchers, healthcare providers, and many others around the world are still grappling with COVID-19. Even a year into the pandemic, it remains challenging for doctors to predict how a patient’s condition may change over the course of the disease. Will the patient improve in the next few days or worsen to the point where more …

This post was co-authored by Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., CVP for Microsoft Health Next. Since the start of the pandemic, Microsoft Healthcare Bot has been at the leading edge of helping organizations be more agile with patient engagement. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Walgreens, Premera, and Providence are just a few of the many organizations that …

The global retail industry, which has grappled with waves of change over the past decade, is facing one of its most dynamic and unpredictable periods to date. When I speak with retail executives, some are thriving, some are surviving, and some are struggling. What I have taken from these conversations is that COVID-19 has seriously …

This year, the way many of us work has changed dramatically. We’ve gone from lunch meetings and large networking conferences to meeting virtually from our makeshift home offices. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly upended a lot of this, but that doesn’t mean sharing ideas is on hold, too. That’s especially true for the Google News …