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From dental drill to nanobots

If you, like most of us, feel awkward when confronted with a dental drill, what would you feel like knowing that millions of nanobots will be entering your tooth for an accurate debridement? I am not talking science fiction. Theranautilus is a new company that has invented a system -Theradrive- …

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It took AI to solve protein folding

Chemistry has a lot to do with geometry, particularly when we look at the chemistry of life. We have learnt a bit about it during the pandemic: the Covid-19 virus has a protein, the spike protein, made up by 1,273 amino acid folded into a 3d structure kept in place …

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Did you vaccinate your Digital Twin?

The Digital Transformation in the Healthcare sector is accelerating, also under the stress and pressure induced by the pandemic. Digital Transformation in Healthcare comes in several ways: automation of processes/activities by moving as much as possible to the cyberspace (including diagnostic, testing, monitoring) Tele-whatever to support medical care from remote …

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Body on a Chip

Over the last 20 years microfluidics has made possible to create micro-laboratories where molecules can interact in predefined stages, like writing and executing a program with a computer consisting of tiny reservoirs connected by pipes. This evolution led to the development of organ on a chip easing the testing of …

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Digital Transformation in Health Care – V

In a previous post I considered internal specificity (genome, proteome, metabolome), now I am going to look at the external factors that need to be considered in precision health, starting with the Microbiome, a sort of a bridge between the internal and external specificity. Microbiome Our body is composed of …

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Digital Transformation in Health Care – IV

Precision Health is based on the possibility to customise the treatment to the specific individual. Hence, the question is: what is this specificity? When the genome was discovered and its role progressively understood back in the second half of the last century it became clear that our human genome is …

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AI bests the best human biochemist

Every day petabytes of medical images are created around the world. Biochemists, radiologists and doctors are looking at these images to detect what “might” be wrong. Researchers are looking at this trying to find ways for automating the process. Image recognition by computers has been the holy grail of artificial …

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