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Immuno-oncology: A Saving Grace in Cancer Treatment

Technology is constantly changing the healthcare industry. Scientists and physicians are hard at work doing everything they can to enhance treatment options for patients battling many different types of diseases and cancers. Immuno-oncology (I-O) is a subarea of immunotherapy that is uncovering new ways that cancer can be treated. This type of treatment allows patients to participate in less invasive and taxing procedures all while finding newer treatment options on a more niche or case by case level. Immunotherapy treatments and supporting procedures are making their way into everyday cancer care to change the playing field for the better.

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Discovering the dynamics of prophage induction in the gut ecosystem

The human gut is a complex ecosystem dominated by bacteria and their viruses, i.e. phages. Approximately half of the viruses that reside in our intestine are derived from lysogens, bacteria that contain normally dormant viruses – prophages — in their genome.

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Transforming medical image analysis with deep learning AI

Aiforia Technologies is a medical AI software company seeking to transform clinical pathology and medical research by bringing deep learning AI to assist and augment human experts in medical image analysis.

We had the chance to ask CEO Kaisa Helminen about AI in healthcare and Aiforia’s newest platform.

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Ireland Must Make Bio-Innovation Count By Investing In Tomorrow’s Cures

This article originally appeared as part of Mediaplanet’s Life Sciences campaign.

Ireland is a place where innovation thrives and foreign direct investment finds a home. Thirty years ago, just 5,200 worked in an industry characterised by basic manufacturing. Now, the originator pharmaceutical companies directly employ 30,000 people, working on complex biologics manufacturing and the discovery of tomorrow’s cures.

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What can Holistic Integrative Medicine teach us about Cyber Security?

This is the second instalment of a two-part blog post from Jothi Dugar, one of the pioneers in the field of Cyber Security. Here, Jothi explains how her experience with integrative medicine has transformed her approach to Cyber Security in a healthcare setting.

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A novel NOX1 and NOX4 inhibitor, an EMA reflection paper on drug development, and the genetics of NAFLD

Following the 2nd Global NASH Congress, we have made the following presentation slides from Alexandre Grassin, Elmer Schabel & Luca Valenti available.

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Building a Cyber Security Office in a Healthcare setting

This is the first instalment of a two-part blog post from Jothi Dugar, one of the pioneers in the field of Cyber Security. Here, Jothi shares her experience of Cyber Security and developing an Information Security Office in a healthcare setting.

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How Can we Develop Collaborative Standards for AI in Digital Pathology?

As laboratories transform their workflows into the digital environment, a tremendous opportunity presents itself: to transition the field of pathology from a qualitative to quantitative discipline. Quantitation brings measures of accuracy, reproducibility, and statistical stringency that allow computational algorithms (including AI) to perform complex tasks and measure their success. The evolution of Pathology will not be dictated by any single organization but rather will take an entire community of experts.

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