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World-first treatment for oral cancer

Thought LeadersProfessor Mark McGurkDirector of the Head and Neck Academic CentreUniversity College London Hospital Professor Mark McGurk speaks to News-Medical about his groundbreaking research that has led to the discovery of a world-first treatment for oral cancer. What inspired your research into head and neck cancer? I have been working on head and neck cancer […]

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Study: Public attitude toward COVID-19 and its treatments is more “infectious” than disease itself

Public attitude toward COVID-19 and its treatments is more "infectious" than the disease itself, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze tweets about the virus. Researchers studied the influence of Twitter on COVID-19 health beliefs as well as the competing influence of scientific evidence versus the speeches of politicians. […]

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UK’s top 100 digital health innovators given a global boost

Major health tech bodies have collaborated on a global campaign to showcase the talents of 100 of the UK’s most innovative and impactful digital health innovators. The First 100 list features UK companies with a proven track record of benefiting the lives of healthcare professionals and patients in the NHS and private health sector. They include companies […]

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MIT researchers use AI to find drugs that could be repurposed for COVID-19

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced this week that researchers had used machine learning to identify medications that may be repurposed to fight COVID-19.   “Making new drugs takes forever,” Caroline Uhler, a computational biologist in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Institute for Data, Systems and Society, said in a […]

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New AI model can predict length of COVID-19 hospitalization

A group of Israeli scientists published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association this week showcasing how a machine learning model can predict the illness trajectory of COVID-19 patients by using individual characteristics.   The model predicts the patient’s disease course in terms of clinical states – moderate, severe or critical – […]

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ONC's Synthetic Health Data Challenge seeks new approaches to analytics

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT this week launched its new Synthetic Health Data Challenge – offering researchers a chance to explore new avenues of medical research. WHY IT MATTERS The new challenge is part of ONC’s Synthetic Health Data Generation to Accelerate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research project. Participants are invited to develop […]

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Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2020

At few times in recent memory has the resolve of hospitals and health systems across the U.S. – and the wherewithal of the information systems and digital data that keep them running – been put to the test quite like it was in 2020. An all-hands-on-deck push from heroic physicians and nurses to save the […]