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FDA highlights the need to address bias in AI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday convened a public meeting of its Patient Engagement Advisory Committee to discuss issues regarding artificial intelligence and machine learning in medical devices. “Devices using AI and ML technology will transform healthcare delivery by increasing efficiency in key processes in the treatment of patients,” said Dr. Paul Conway, […]

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‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

‘Mini-lungs’ grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs. Writing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, the researchers detail the mechanisms underlying SARS-CoV-2 infection and the early innate immune response in the lungs. To date, […]

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Inadequate COVID-19 response likely resulted in 130,000 – 210,000 avoidable deaths

Between 130,000 and 210,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States could have been avoided if the Trump administration had quickly and effectively implemented a cohesive public health response to the novel coronavirus, according to a new report. The report by Columbia University Earth Institute’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, titled “130,000—210,000 Avoidable COVID-19 Deaths—and Counting—in […]

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Fungal eye infection blinds over a half-million in one eye a year

Between 1 and 1.4 million fungal eye infections occur in the developing world per year, leaving over 600,000 people blind in one eye, find researchers from Manchester, London and Nairobi. Lead researcher Lottie Brown from the University of Manchester today publishes the first estimation of global fungal keratitis figures in Lancet Infectious Diseases. Infection of […]