AI beats human diagnostics

A team of researchers from Google Health, working closely with researchers from North America, published a report recently in JAMA Oncology that showcased how their Artificial Intelligence (AI) diagnostic systems outperformed general pathologists in determining the degree of advancement...

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Researchers say that our pain threshold can be linked to Neanderthal DNA

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany) and the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) say that our pain threshold can be linked to Neanderthal DNA. Neanderthals, or Homo neanderthalensis, lived in Eurasia up until 40,000 years ago. Current thinking...

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COVID-19 Supply Chain Impact and nutraceuticals including CBD: The Story So Far

The nutraceutical market has seen an uptick in demand despite the backdrop of widespread declines in global markets during March (though now largely rebounded) and a bearish outlook for global GDP. The bullish outlook for nutraceuticals is driven by...

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Why are drug prices rising faster than inflation?

Drug makers typically raise prices at the beginning of the year and this year is no different. Prices on 457 brand name drugs are due to increase this year by an average of 5.1%. (GoodRx). About 102 drug manufacturers,...

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UK confident COVID-19 tracking system will work to prevent a second wave

When Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, announced a Covid-19 track and trace system could be up and running by 1 June, health workers warned of a second wave should the system fail. James Brokenshire, junior Interior Minister in charge of...

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Collaborative PhDs bring a big boost to small pharma and the life sciences

These are exciting times for the life sciences industry, with the opportunity for many new collaborations driving innovation. With the recent announcement that the UK government has acknowledged the vital role played by life sciences in driving Britain's economy, there will be new...

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