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FDA Clears Fertility Awareness App for Birth Control

Natural Cycles app and device

A mobile app for determining a woman’s fertility state on any given day was cleared for marketing in the U.S. as a birth control method. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Fertility Awareness App for Birth Control

A.I. System Developed to Design Entirely New Drugs

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A bioinformatics team developed a system combining machine learning and neural networks with large-scale databases to design entirely new drug molecules that meet desired chemical properties and biological activity. . . . → Read More: A.I. System Developed to Design Entirely New Drugs

Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

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An academic-industry research team validated a statistical technique to evaluate the effectiveness of different drugs treating the same disease, without conducting separate head-to-head clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

A.I. Drug Discovery Company Gains $32M in Early Funds

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A company using genomic databases and artificial intelligence to discover new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases is raising $32 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: A.I. Drug Discovery Company Gains $32M in Early Funds

Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

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A medical analytics company and two academic scientists are applying artificial intelligence technologies to discover precise therapies for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung disease. . . . → Read More: Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

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Researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands found ingredients in over-the-counter products to control fleas and ticks in house pets can also help prevent infectious diseases in humans spread by mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

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An engineering lab in Canada is developing a system that adapts radar technology to measure blood glucose levels, to eventually replace the blood drop samples now used by people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

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An engineering lab at MIT developed techniques for combining robotics with deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to personalize autism therapy. . . . → Read More: Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

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An international agricultural network is partnering with a private company to boost the group’s capabilities in satellite imaging, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

Blood Tests Shown Able to Identify Early Lung Cancer

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Results from a large-scale clinical trial show an analysis of blood samples can detect and identify the presence of characteristic DNA indicating a person may have early stages of lung cancer. . . . → Read More: Blood Tests Shown Able to Identify Early Lung Cancer