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Analysis Reveals Ransomware Payment, Support Networks

In a two-year study, engineers and computer scientists trace the networks used by perpetrators to break in, encrypt, and hold for ransom the contents of personal or business computer systems, a growing form of cyber attack. . . . → Read More: Analysis Reveals Ransomware Payment, Support Networks

Self-Service A.I. Offered for Pathologists

A company in Finland is beginning a service that allows pathologists and researchers the ability to design their own artificial intelligence algorithms without writing code, for analyzing visual images of tissue samples. . . . → Read More: Self-Service A.I. Offered for Pathologists

A.I. Shown to Boost Cancer Clinical Trial Enrollment

Early results from a system using a supercomputer and artificial intelligence to match breast cancer patients to clinical trials shows faster screening and higher enrollment rates in these studies compared to manual methods. . . . → Read More: A.I. Shown to Boost Cancer Clinical Trial Enrollment

Company Formed to Develop Cancer Cell Therapies

The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is starting Optera Therapeutics Corp., a new company to commercialize its research on treating cancer with a patients’ own immune system cells. . . . → Read More: Company Formed to Develop Cancer Cell Therapies

3-D Printing Devised for Sensors in Soft Robotics

Engineering researchers developed techniques using three-dimensional printing that enables robotic devices made with soft materials, like those in health care, to sense more properties of objects they encounter. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Devised for Sensors in Soft Robotics

Protein Engineered to Boost Nerve Cell Imaging

Engineers and neuroscientists developed a synthetic protein that illuminates electrical activity in animal brain nerve cells, with a process using robotics to test millions of protein candidates in cells. . . . → Read More: Protein Engineered to Boost Nerve Cell Imaging

A.I./Image Analysis Diagnose Eye, Lung Diseases

Researchers developed more efficient computational tools with artificial intelligence (A.I.) to diagnose retinal diseases and pneumonia by analyzing retinal scans and X-ray images. . . . → Read More: A.I./Image Analysis Diagnose Eye, Lung Diseases

Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

A start-up company spun-off from Washington University in St. Louis was awarded a grant to advance an augmented reality system that displays an interactive hologram of a patient’s heart, to simplify cardiac procedures. . . . → Read More: Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

Infographic – Software Security Risks at Record Level

This weekend’s infographic is from our friends at Statista who published a recent chart showing the almost constant rise in security risks since 2010 due to software, recorded by Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Software Security Risks at Record Level

Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Data collected from electronic thermometers are shown by researchers to track and report the spread of influenza cases in the U.S. faster than federal health authorities, as well as provide more up-to-date forecasts. . . . → Read More: Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting