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Precious metal flecks could be catalyst for better cancer therapies

September 22nd, 2019 at 1:15 am » Comments Off

Tiny extracts of a precious metal used widely in industry could play a vital role in new cancer therapies. Researchers have found a way to dispatch minute fragments of palladium — a key component in motor manufacture, electronics and the oil industry — inside cancerous cells. Scientists have long known that the metal, used in […]



IBM just made its cancer-fighting AI projects open-source

August 9th, 2019 at 1:31 am » Comments Off

IBM recently developed three artificial intelligence tools that could help medical researchers fight cancer. Now, the company has decided to make all three tools open-source, meaning scientists will be able to use them in their research whenever they please, according to ZDNet. The tools are designed to streamline the cancer drug development process and help […]



How scientists built a ‘living drug’ to beat cancer

August 7th, 2019 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

IN 2010, EMILY Whitehead was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of certain cells in the immune system. THIS IS THE most common form of childhood cancer, her parents were told, and Emily had a good chance to beat it with chemotherapy. Remission rates for the most common variety were around 85 percent. It […]



The U.S. is purging Chinese cancer researchers from top institutions

June 25th, 2019 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

  The NIH and the FBI are targeting ethnic Chinese scientists, including U.S. citizens, searching for a cancer cure. Here’s the first account of what happened to Xifeng Wu. The dossier on cancer researcher Xifeng Wu was thick with intrigue, if hardly the stuff of a spy thriller. It contained findings that she’d improperly shared […]



MIT AI model is ‘significantly’ better at predicting breast cancer

May 13th, 2019 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

The model can find breast cancer earlier and eliminates racial disparities in screening. MIT researchers have invented a new AI-driven way of looking at mammograms that can help detect breast cancer in women up to five years in advance. A deep learning model created by a team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial […]



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