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Democratizing artificial intelligence in health care

Hackathons promote doctor-data scientist collaboration and expanded access to electronic medical-records to improve patient care. An artificial intelligence program that’s better than human doctors at recommending treatment for sepsis may soon enter clinical trials in London. The machine learning model is part of a new way of practicing medicine that…

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Flippable DNA switches help bacteria resist antibiotics and are more common than thought

Invertons — bits of regulatory DNA that can flip between “on” and “off” positions — let bacteria adapt to their surroundings and are widespread. Bacteria have a number of well-known tricks available to them to adapt to changing environments, such as mutation and sharing snippets of DNA with each other….

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Thomas Heldt named IEEE EMBS 2019 Distinguished Lecturer

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named IMES core faculty member and W.M. Keck Career Development Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Thomas Heldt, an Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Distinguished Lecturer for 2019. Lecturers serve one-year terms and are selected from around the world to speak…

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