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Alphabet firm DeepMind releases massive database of 3D protein structures

With the advent of cheap genetic sequencing, the world of biology has been flooded with 2D data. Now, artificial intelligence is pushing the field into three dimensions. On Thursday, Alphabet-owned …

Amazon’s health cloud, Pichai on AI, and digital Alzheimer’s screens

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A slice of Apple’s health research, Teladoc for Teams, & combating health misinfo

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Opinion: Patient advocacy organizations and FDA drug approval: lessons from Aduhelm

In the wake of last month’s controversial Food and Drug Administration approval of Biogen’s Aduhelm, Alzheimer’s Association CEO Harry Johns condemned the “negative voices” concentrating on the flaws in the …

Opinion: Medicine needs to see what disability means, looks like, and feels like — in its ranks and in its patients

Licensers, employers, and others have asked about my status: disabled or not disabled? The first time I read this question in my new job’s onboarding forms, I was struck by …

Opinion: The answer to medical misinformation on social media might be more information

When the surgeon general of the United States speaks, people tend to listen. So Vivek Murthy’s recent 22-page report proclaiming that the spread of misinformation through social media has become …