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Posted on August 24th, 2022 by Ann-Marie RocheAI & Data
You would be forgiven for thinking that the topic of ontology is more the domain of philosophers or linguists – and not necessarily the concern of someone working in the life sciences. After all, the first definition you get if you Google the word ontology is “the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being”. But dive deeper into the term, and you’ll discover that it’s about classifications of things and their relationships to each other – and that can most certainly be of interest to scientists.(more…)
Posted on August 11th, 2022 by Ann-Marie RochePharma R&D
When disease outbreaks occur, health experts are not only faced with the challenge of getting good information out to people – they also must battle misinformation. Rumors fly, people share bits and pieces of articles that they only skimmed, and social media posts full of bad science go viral. Sometimes, when the outbreak begins in a certain locality or hits a particular demographic really hard, they must also contend with the problem of stigmatization – which is now happening with the monkeypox outbreak.(more…)
Posted on August 9th, 2022 by Ann-Marie RochePharma R&D
To stay competitive in R&D, it is critical to keep abreast of all the latest findings and innovations. Preprints are offering a new way to remain ahead of the curve, allowing a look into new research prior to the peer-review process.(more…)
Posted on August 3rd, 2022 by Ann-Marie RochePharma R&D
As the world continues to navigate Covid and its many strains, it would be an understatement to say that everyone is on high alert for other types of outbreaks. Monkeypox is now top of mind, as the disease – first identified in humans in 1970 and mostly found in rainforest areas in Central and West Africa – is now seeing its largest-ever outbreaks outside of the African continent.(more…)
Posted on June 14th, 2022 by Louise SpringthorpeChemistry
Whether you are an academic seeking a potential next-level cancer treatment, a pharma company charting out the competitive landscape, or a researcher wanting to stay on top of the latest bioactivity and pharmacological data relevant to your specialty, the Reaxys User Day 2022 proved a cornucopia of tips and tricks for chemists on how to streamline their workflow. Now, in case you missed the big day, these presentations are now online. Watch and learn.(more…)
Posted on June 9th, 2022 by Louise SpringthorpeMedical Information
When patients go to see a doctor, nurse or some other kind of healthcare professional (HCP), they are expecting to benefit from that person’s experience and education in their field. HCPs accrue a great deal of knowledge over time, but of course they can’t know everything. An important part of being an effective healthcare provider is knowing where to look.
But often HCPs hit a roadblock when seeking good, reliable information on pharmaceutical drugs.(more…)
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