https://qz.com/1189730/google-is-using-46-billion-data-points-to-predict-the-medical- outcomes-of-hospital-patients/ The title of the article on the quartz website is Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients’. This includes the claim by Google that they have …. ‘the ability to predict patient deaths 24-48 hours before current methods… ‘ The research paper from Google … More The rise and rise of algorithms in the treatment of patients.
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/new-types-blood-cells-discovered Credit: NIH/Wikimedia Commons A magnified dendritic cell. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers from the Broad Institute spanning MIT and Harvard, have discovered four new subtypes of white blood cells using single cell genomics. The image above, from the Wellcome announcement is of a beautiful almost fungal shape, an expression of the body’s defence … More Four new subtypes of white blood cells discovered.
From someone who has had more than their fair share of failed attempts by staff to get blood out for testing this sounds like a great medical advance to me. On the flip side it does raise issues about how well it could be set up for the farming of humans. Video credit – The … More The drawing of blood by robot.
http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/four-corners/NC1704H029S00 Saw this documentary last night on the ABC 4Corners program in Australia. Its one thing to read about it but another thing to see it. Just watch it.
What a fantastic way of making the cost of testing so cheap and so flexible in terms of conditions of use that its really, really useful. https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/scientists-a-step-closer-to-fighting-malaria-with-world-first-diagnostic-tool Associate Professor Bayden Wood and members of the No Road Expeditions group. Photo credit: Steve Morton Images courtesy of the Monash website
https://exploringtheinvisible.com/2017/05/17/blood-flowers-2017-media-my-blood-and-anhydrous-copper-ii-sulphate/ Via Sophie Weeks and written by ( I think) the Liberal Scientist / Simon Sublime
Image Credit ABC RN Tiger Web http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/better-blood-transfusions/8507588 Click the link above for this ABC Health Report story on making blood transfusions better. Short and fabulous.