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Global Dominance in AI? China’s Got a Plan For That

Posted on July 9th, 2019 by

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Artificial intelligence is more than just a ‘hot topic’ in the pharmaceutical industry—it is actually influencing the way that major industry players and even entire nations are thinking about the future. As more AI-focused companies are launching, and as investment in AI technology is increasing in the US and EU, China is speeding up its efforts to ensure that it can be competitive in this burgeoning area.

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Is Bacteria in the Gut Compromising the Efficacy and Safety of the Drugs We Take?

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 by

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Even the most reliable drugs don’t work exactly the same for everyone who takes them. The reason for this is an ongoing mystery, but a new study just published in Nature suggests that it may have a lot to do with the microbiome.

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How Can the Life Sciences Benefit from Using Simulated Data?

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by

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The life sciences, like many sectors, are putting a higher and higher premium on good data. In our digital world, access to reliable data is a necessity, whether it’s healthcare providers counting on data analytics to inform patient care or drug developers requiring insightful data to create effective new therapies.

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Healthcare Organizations, Including Major Pharmas, Band Together to Form AI-focused Group

Posted on June 26th, 2019 by

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Artificial intelligence continues to gain momentum across industries as people start to better realize its potential benefits. Healthcare is no exception, as industry players understand that AI and machine learning can do much to improve patient treatment and care. Now, some in this sector want to do more to address the burgeoning challenges of AI head-on.

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