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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through December 3)

BIOTECH Biotech Labs Are Using AI Inspired by DALL-E to Invent New DrugsWill Douglas Heaven | MIT Technology Review“These protein generators can be directed to produce designs for proteins with specific properties, such as shape or size or function. In effect, this makes it possible to come up with new proteins to do particular jobs […]

STAT+: AAM’s Dan Leonard, president of generic drug lobby, ousted

The generic drug industry’s lobbying group, the Association for Accessible Medicines, fired its president Dan Leonard, two sources familiar with the decision said Friday evening. It was not immediately clear why Leonard was fired, and AAM didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The sources said its members were frustrated that it was late […]

Managers express explicit and implicit bias toward others from marginalized groups, study finds

In a study that examined bias in the workplace, a University of Florida researcher found that those in management positions demonstrate explicit and implicit bias toward others from marginalized groups and often express more implicit bias than people who are not in management.

AI could make doctors’ work simpler, faster, and more precise

One in nine women in the developed world will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. The prevalence of breast cancer is increasing, an effect caused in part by the modern lifestyle and increased lifespans.

Adoption of front-of-pack nutrition labeling in the Americas can help reduce poor-nutrition related NCDs

The adoption of best practice front-of-pack nutrition labeling in more countries of the Americas can help reduce poor-nutrition related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers in the region, a recent study led by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Pan American Health Organization […]

Study assesses the prevalence of residual lung abnormalities following COVID-19 hospitalization

In a new study published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers sought to determine the percentage of COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital who had a type of fibrotic lung damage, known as interstitial lung disease, that requires ongoing follow-up care.

Klick scientists use machine learning and 12 hours of CGM data to predict diabetes onset

Scientists at Klick Applied Sciences have discovered a way to transform a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) into a powerful diabetes screening and prevention tool using artificial intelligence.

Image manipulation in science is suddenly in the news. But these cases are hardly rare

In 2004, Mike Rossner and Kenneth Yamada, two top editors at the Journal of Cell Biology, wrote an editorial alerting readers to what they saw as an emerging problem in science: Thanks to Photoshop, researchers could prettify the images in their manuscripts in ways that might cross the line into deception in an effort to […]