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In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced a simple chart to illustrate how measures like mask wearing and social distancing could “flatten the curve” and reduce the peak of infections.   The chart was amplified by news sites and shared on social media platforms, but it …

The existential threat of COVID-19 has highlighted an acute need to develop working therapeutics against emerging health threats. One of the luxuries deep learning has afforded us is the ability to modify the landscape as it unfolds — so long as we can keep up with the viral threat, and access the right data. As …

Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with Covid-19 within about 90 minutes. The masks are embedded with tiny, disposable sensors that can be fitted into other face masks and could also be adapted to detect other viruses. The sensors are based on freeze-dried cellular …

FinTech companies are posing a big threat to traditional banks and are set to replace them. They have gained immense popularity in a short period thanks to their flexible business practices, use of technology, and customer-focused services. Due to this, we are slowly seeing the market share of traditional banks slowly but surely decrease. Meanwhile, …

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, …