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Biopharma futures

blog post image I've been looking at a few industry reports on the future of biopharma as part of a course I'm on with INSEAD Business School on Business Strategy and Financial Performance. I thought I'd share some of my ramblings on Biopharma Futures. Expectations are high Pharmaceutical companies are operating...

The 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma - The Medical Futurist

blog post image The medical community gradually acknowledges digital health but doesn't embrace it entirely. Familiarize yourself with the future of pharma! Medical Futurist 10 trends shaping the future of pharma Patients on advisory boards - to better know the exact needs Digital health strategy 'around the pill'...

6 expert essays on the future of biotech

blog post image How will biotechnology transform our approach to human health? Scientists from the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council share key insights. World Economic Forum future of biotech DNA technology - genetic screening for disease, recombinant protein production, CAR T cells, gene therapy, organoid...

Biopharma 2020: A landmark year and a reset for the future

blog post image Biopharma in 2020 has shown what it can achieve when it works at its best. How can the industry build on this renewed sense of purpose in the years ahead? McKinsey biopharma 2020 3 Overarching trends Operating under a spotlight - expectation of innovationNavigating protracted economic uncertainty -...

Fatalism - the stalemate of us vs. COVID-19

blog post image Stephen Casper - medical historian at Clarkson University - offers a worrying prediction for COVID for the end of 2022. The analogy for COVID-19 won't be influenza but 'tuberculosis before the discovery of antibiotics'. A new hospital specialty might even exist - looking after COVID patients - and they...

Early warnings and emerging accountability: Total's responses to global warming, 1971-2021 Global Environmental Change.

blog post image Building upon recent work on other major fossil fuel companies, we report new archival research and primary source interviews describing how Total responded to evolving climate science and policy in the last 50 years. We show that Total personnel received warnings of the potential for catastrophic global...

Reuters, New York Times win Pulitzers for coverage of racial injustice, COVID-19

blog post image Reuters and the Minneapolis Star Tribune each won a Pulitzer Prize on Friday for journalism about racial inequities in U.S. policing, while the New York Times and the Atlantic were honored for chronicling the COVID-19 pandemic, the two topics that dominated last year's headlines.

Why Did It Take So Long to Accept the Facts About Covid?

blog post image "The importance of airborne transmission in the pandemic was clear long before the World Health Organization finally began to acknowledge it." "If the importance of aerosol transmission had been accepted early, we would have been told from the beginning that it was much safer outdoors, where these small...

Using Markov chain model to evaluate medical students’ trajectory on progress tests and predict USMLE step 1 scores---a

blog post image Background Medical students must meet curricular expectations and pass national licensing examinations to become physicians. However, no previous studies explicitly modeled stages of medical students acquiring basic science knowledge. In this study, we employed an innovative statistical model to characterize...

Left-wing party wins Greenland election, opposes big mining project

blog post image Greenland's left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit party pledged its opposition to a large rare earth mining project on Wednesday after winning a parliamentary election with more than a third of the votes.

Innovators in Japan are Developing New Technologies to Counter Coronavirus

blog post image As the global coronavirus pandemic continues, the world is searching for new measures that will minimize the risk of infection while allowing essential institutions such as hospitals, government, and schools to continue to function.

Diabetes: The game-changing research that will save refugee lives

blog post image An innovative new study has shown that insulin can be stored at up to 37°C

PAIRED: A New Multi-agent Approach for Adversarial Environment Generation

blog post image This Google AI blog describes a method for machine learning using paired agents. The gap between the one that did the best and the one that did the worst is regret. That feeling of 'could have done' better is what pushes the 'unsupervised environment design' algorithm towards a better solution. "The...

Gloves that give people with tremor a helping hand | Reuters Video

blog post image One of the word's largest electronics manufacturers has invested in a UK start-up making gloves with built-in spinning gyroscopes that help people overcome the sometimes debilitating tremors that can stop them doing some simple tasks.

COVID-19 has transformed education – here are the 5 innovations we should keep

blog post image "Five changes made to higher education during COVID-19 will be beneficial afterwards, according to an expert, including more creative assessment methods." Whilst this is written from the perspective of university education this authentic, rich, and active learning approach can and should be applied to...

NOAN creates timber wedding chapel in Finnish woodland

blog post image "NOAN has designed a timber chapel within a forest overlooking the Tervajärvi at a campground in southern Finland." What amazing woodwork.

Frontline workers left "risking lives to provide treatment and care"

blog post image "The Department for Health and Social Care's decision to prioritise hospitals at the beginning of the pandemic meant social care providers were left exposed by lack of PPE, says the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in its first report on PPE procurement published today." "While government...

5 ways the pandemic may transform medical education: Some innovations put in place for medical students during COVID-19

blog post image 5 ways the pandemic may transform medical education: Some innovations put in place for medical students during COVID-19 may remain in place well after the pandemic’s end.

Why Use Ensemble Learning? - Machine Learning Mastery: What are the Benefits of Ensemble Methods for Machine Learning? Ensembles

blog post image Why Use Ensemble Learning? - Machine Learning Mastery: What are the Benefits of Ensemble Methods for Machine Learning? Ensembles are predictive models that combine predictions from two or more other models. Ensemble learning methods are popular and the go-to technique when the best performance on...

Benin innovation hub | Africanews: An innovation centre in Benin is poised to "solve African problems."

blog post image Benin innovation hub | Africanews: An innovation centre in Benin is poised to "solve African problems."