Forging Frontiers

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    August 15, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: dubious health information showing up on trusted websites; first RNAi therapy approved by FDA; sodium still generating controversy; new solution for nearest-neighbor problem; NIH asks if more human research should be...

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    August 10, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: best practices for using odds ratios; another “clinician-free” AI diagnostic tool approved by FDA; ticks on the march; associations between exercise and mental health; “data enclaves” for secure data sharing; “news deserts...

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    August 8, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: better MI outcomes with female physicians; genome vandalism; choosing your best data visualizations; the perils of “post-hospital syndrome”; mHealth apps for mental health dispensing dubious advice; a decades-long hunt for...

  4. August 7, 2018

    There are three objectives when working with health data: exploration, prediction, and inference. So says Professor Fan Li, PhD, a Forge-affiliated faculty member and an expert in causal inference....

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    August 2, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: discovery of a new type of lung cell may have important implications for treating cystic fibrosis; industry involvement in NIH alcohol study prompts additional scrutiny of the ethics of research sponsorship; why comparison...

  6. August 1, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: Worrisome patterns in AI scholarship, GSK bets big on 23andMe and its trove of genetic information, worms in the news, adding up the costs of a measles outbreak, and much more.


    AI: Theory and...
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    July 27, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: “Half-baked” blockchain applications, vaccine vexations, Gilead CEO departs, “bright spots” in rural health, parsing recent Alzheimer trial results, metadata reveals the hidden contours of misinformation, and much more....

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    July 25, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: a neural net spontaneously develops grid cells, reports of IBM’s Watson generating dubious treatment recommendations, mapping out a code of ethics for clinical AI, new strains of giant viruses discovered, a possible...

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    July 20, 2018

    In today's Roundup: Associations between alternative cancer therapy and mortality; AI for drug discovery, antibiotics being prescribed at unusually high rates in urgent care clinics, a review finds little evidence of benefit for omega 3...

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    July 18, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: worrisome trends in the machine learning literature, migrating from frequentist to Bayesian statistics, anti-smallpox medication approved by FDA, clouds over prospects for CRISPR therapeutics, ethical standards for gene...

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