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Senior health professionals call for urgent climate briefing of all MPs by the chief scientific adviser: open letter to

blog post image Dear prime minister, We wish to make you aware of our concern for the health of Angus Rose, a 52 year old man, who at the time of writing is on day 34 of a hunger strike outside Parliament, consuming only fluids, vitamins, and minerals. His not unreasonable demand is that all members of parliament...

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'...

IBM has sold Watson Health. It was a long time coming.

blog post image "It's difficult not to see the sale as a failure of IBM's big bet on Watson to usher health care into the AI age." IBM invested over $4B in Watson Health but has sold it for $1B.

IT tools and gadgets

blog post image I really enjoy finding tools that just do the job and don't try to profit from you or your data. Here are some of the ones that I find useful. Send a large file or lots of files Transfer files up to 6GB in size. No registration required. No ads. Links expire. FileTransfer.io ... https://filetransfer.io/...

Quantum computing: The next big thing in healthcare?

blog post image IEEE newsletter on Quantum computing "quantum computers will give us a new understanding of the functioning of the human body based on their ability to process large amounts of data in a short time and identify new information and connections. At the same time, by obtaining and making more and more...

Clinically contextualised ECG interpretation: the impact of prior clinical exposure and case vignettes on ECG diagnostic

blog post image Does teaching ECGs with a clinical vignette improve training? Not greatly ... but having seen a condition previously (and presumably the ECG that went with it) is probably best. The researchers concluded that "ECG training should therefore not rely on experiential learning alone, but instead be supplemented...

30+ Rhetorical Devices Everyone MUST Know

blog post image Learn to use rhetoric in writing and life with this extensive list of rhetorical devices, complete with examples of the devices in action.

Gilgamesh tablet: US authorities take ownership of artefact

blog post image The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was imported illegally into the US before being bought by Hobby Lobby.

Can ultrasound novices develop image acquisition skills after reviewing online ultrasound modules? Elaine Situ-LaCasse.

blog post image Background Point-of-care ultrasound is becoming a ubiquitous diagnostic tool, and there has been increasing interest to teach novice practitioners. One of the challenges is the scarcity of qualified instructors, and with COVID-19, another challenge is the difficulty with social distancing between learners...

Using GPT-2 to generate Tweets

blog post image Last summer I blogged about using a Deep Neural Network to generate tweets but only used 3200 of my tweets. Since then I've used Twitter's archive mechanism to retrieve ALL my tweets (just over 30,000) to train a network. Not any old network - the GPT-2 model from OpenAI. This 'finetuning' of an existing...

Andy Weber on rendering bioweapons obsolete & ending the new nuclear arms race

blog post image "COVID-19 has provided a vivid reminder of the power of biological threats. But the threat doesn’t come from natural sources alone. Weaponized contagious diseases — which were abandoned by the United States, but developed in large numbers by the Soviet Union, right up until its collapse — have...

The Power of Asynchronous Video

blog post image "A set of seven articles discusses the benefits of asynchronous video and provides specific guidance about how to effectively incorporate these tools to improve learning. Unbounded by Time: Understanding How Asynchronous Video Can Be Critical to Learning Success Putting Your Best Self Forward: 6 Keys...

New Technique Reveals Centuries of Secrets in Locked Letters

blog post image M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.

The Edge: Where Ed Tech’s $2-Billion Year Leaves Colleges

blog post image It’s not too late to pay attention to something perennially missing from these booms: whether the tools are working.

Using the right tools for the job

blog post image Since this blog has been up I've fiddled with some text analysis stuff by analysing the text and making recommendations for similar blog entries. Did it all in PHP and MySQL just to understand how the algorithms work. Eventually it started to take about 5 hours to: tokenise and stemming the textcalculate...

Apple iPhone 12: The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter

blog post image Apple iPhone 12: The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter: A chip-making process pioneered in the Netherlands will let smartphones take the next leap forward.

Adaptive tutorials versus web-based resources in radiology: a mixed methods analysis in junior doctors of efficacy and engagement:

blog post image Adaptive tutorials versus web-based resources in radiology: a mixed methods analysis in junior doctors of efficacy and engagement: Radiology education is limited in undergraduate Medicine programs. Junior doctors might not have the necessary background to effectively order and interpret diagnostic imaging...

Journalists perceive stories published in local news outlets to be less newsworthy

blog post image Journalists perceive stories published in local news outlets to be less newsworthy: Plus: "Cultural competence" through diverse sourcing; limitations in how journalists represent public opinion; and lessons from studying 7,000 news push notifications.

God Is Dead. So Is the Office. These People Want to Save Both: Divinity consultants are designing sacred rituals for corporations

blog post image God Is Dead. So Is the Office. These People Want to Save Both: Divinity consultants are designing sacred rituals for corporations and their spiritually depleted employees.

Google Has Announced a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree: Google's new certificate program takes only six months to complete,

blog post image Google Has Announced a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree: Google's new certificate program takes only six months to complete, and will be a fraction of the cost of college.