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Virtual Assistants Offer Little Medical Emergency Help

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An evaluation of four virtual digital assistants shows these services return widely varying levels of help with questions about first aid and medical emergencies. . . . → Read More: Virtual Assistants Offer Little Medical Emergency Help

A.I. Discovery Companies to Find Rare Disease Drugs

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A joint venture of two drug discovery and design companies aims to create new biotechnology businesses to find drugs for treating rare diseases. . . . → Read More: A.I. Discovery Companies to Find Rare Disease Drugs

Engineered Viruses Licensed for Cancer Therapies

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A biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies with synthetic viruses is licensing its technology to Takeda Pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Engineered Viruses Licensed for Cancer Therapies

Plastic Material Developed to Repel Bacteria

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A Canadian engineering team developed a treated form of common plastic that in lab tests repels liquids and stubborn bacterial films. . . . → Read More: Plastic Material Developed to Repel Bacteria

New Company Using A.I. to Discover Mental Health Drugs

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A new enterprise combining resources from biotechnology and artificial intelligence aims to find safer and more effective treatments for psychiatric disorders. . . . → Read More: New Company Using A.I. to Discover Mental Health Drugs

Clinical Research Sites Open in Canadian Walmart Stores

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A collaboration between a research company and local health clinic chain is enabling customers at Walmart stores across Canada to take part in clinical research studies. . . . → Read More: Clinical Research Sites Open in Canadian Walmart Stores

Stanford, Berkeley, MIT Top Undergrad Start-Up Ranking

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Stanford University, University of California in Berkeley, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology lead the undergraduate programs producing founders of start-up companies in 2019. . . . → Read More: Stanford, Berkeley, MIT Top Undergrad Start-Up Ranking

Deep Learning Techniques Speed Drug Discovery

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Researchers developed and demonstrated techniques with deep learning to discover new small molecule drugs ready for validation and lab animal tests in 21 days. . . . → Read More: Deep Learning Techniques Speed Drug Discovery

Voice Indicators to Monitor Dementia Progression

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A company developing diagnostics for cognitive disorders from changes in speech patterns is partnering on vocal biomarkers to track progression of a form of dementia. . . . → Read More: Voice Indicators to Monitor Dementia Progression

Home Chronic Disease Blood Test in Development

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A university chemistry lab and start-up company are developing a home monitoring device that aims to reduce repeated clinic visits by people with chronic diseases. . . . → Read More: Home Chronic Disease Blood Test in Development