Posted 16th August 2017 by Jane Williams
Digitization paves the way for machine learning
With the first FDA approval for primary diagnosis now being a fact, together with several European labs performing the majority of their review digitally, the digitization of pathology has sped up and is now in many labs’ plans.
Posted 14th August 2017 by Laura Berry
Fermentation, commonly used to preserve foods, has become the latest “gut health” phenomenon. Fermented foods contain an array of microorganisms which have the potential to confer health benefits to individuals that ingest them. In fact, there are several fermented beverages and foods currently on the market purported to be health-promoting; not all of which are equally beneficial.
Posted 11th August 2017 by Laura Berry
2013 saw a dramatic increase in synthetic biology investment: a trend which continues year-on-year. In 2016 there were 8x more investments than in 2005 and having already surpassed 2016’s numbers, 2017 is set to be the biggest yet.
Posted 10th August 2017 by Gaspar Taroncher-Oldenburg
One of the first challenges we encounter when considering the ‘Microbiome Opportunity’ is to describe exactly what we mean by it. Here, we visualize the opportunity as a multidimensional space that organizes itself along multiple axes.
Posted 7th August 2017 by Jane Williams
At the dawn of the last century, people who were heralded as world-changers were a different breed. Edison, Franklin (and let’s also put Tesla here, though his contributions weren’t recognized at the time), Turing, Neumann, and a lot of other great people. Things are different now. The people we idolize today are the innovators – Jobs, Musk, Page&Brin – the Great Communicators who can drive products to the market, and carve out a viable market strategy despite the strong competition, or create entirely new markets.
Posted 2nd August 2017 by Laura Berry
Google search volume for the term ‘probiotics’ from 2004 – 2016. Data source: Google Trends
Microbiota has been associated with almost all aspects of human health and disease. Subsequently, the potential applications of probiotics broadened. However, health claim regulation has had a major impact on the probiotic market, particularly in the EU.
Posted 31st July 2017 by Jane Williams
This article was originally published by The Pathologist, November 2016, and is published with permission.
Digital pathology is not just about the tech. You have to consider the practical impact that technology has on the people who use and maintain it, and on how it affects their day-to-day work.
Posted 28th July 2017 by Laura Berry
Image credit: Fdardel, Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Georg Fritz is an Independent Group Leader at the LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology, Philipps-University Marburg. We caught up with Georg ahead of 4Bio.