A new superchip for the development of superdrugs
In the MIT Tech Review, an article describes how at Argonne National Laboratory, roughly 30 miles from downtown Chicago, scientists try to understand the origin and evolution of the universe, create longer-lasting batteries, and develop precision cancer drugs.
Utilising AI to diagnose cervical cancer in Kenya
Kenya is one of the African countries where the vaccination against HPV is not implemented on a wide-scale basis. Yet, according to this article in Nature, « cervical cancer is the most common cause of cancer death for women in Kenya, where there is only around one pathologist…
AI vs doctors
The jury is still out. More high-quality studies are required. « From more than 20 000 unique abstracts, fewer than 100 studies met their eligibility criteria for the systematic review and only 25 met their inclusion criteria for the meta-analysis. These 25 studies compared the performance of…
Are you married ?
Are oncologists biased against unmarried cancer patients ? “The chief finding of these studies, which has made national headlines, is that unmarried patients are less likely to survive cancer.’ “As psychologist Bella DePaulo has pointed out, however, these results demonstrate only association, not causation. A…
Cancer studies flawed ?
“With increasing reliance on single armed trials to support cancer drug approvals, Naci and colleagues’ study shows that trial evidence alone is not enough. Quality assessment of that evidence is also needed to ensure that these trials accurately estimate treatment effects.” From the BMJ