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Oxford Researchers Train AI Two Times Faster With A Simple Mathematical Trick

Posted in Software on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The researchers showed that the approach can be used to train a variety of different machine learning algorithms, but because it only involves a forward pass it was able to slash training times by as much as half.

The Cost Of Space Flight Before And After SpaceX

Posted in Business, Hardware on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The key to increasing cost efficiency? SpaceX rocket boosters usually return to Earth in good enough condition that they’re able to be refurbished, which saves money and helps the company undercut competitors’ prices.

Israeli Researchers Find A New, Natural Weapon For Fighting Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Natural antibodies found in tumours could point the way toward improved immunotherapy, according to a new Weizmann Institute study, a potential cancer breakthrough.

UK Cancer Research Studies Fell 32% In First Year Of Covid, Say Charities

Posted in Business, Medicine on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

National Cancer Research Institute says funding was hit as charity shops closed and fundraising events cancelled due to pandemic.

Medical Imaging For Translational Cancer Research Center Opens At The University Of Oklahoma

Posted in Business, Medicine on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The new National Institutes of Health COBRE center at the University of Oklahoma will galvanize multidisciplinary biomedical research and support junior faculty.

Screening Platform IDs 95% Of Stage 1 Pancreatic Cancers

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

“we can greatly reduce the mortality from this disease which will soon become the second-leading cause of cancer mortality in the U.S.”

Creating Tailored Cancer Vaccines With "Plug-and-Play" Tech

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Scientists have created a pipeline for identifying, prioritising and evaluating potential tumour antigens for the fast generation of cancer vaccines, according to a report published today in eLife.

A Laser-powered Upgrade To Radiotherapy Cancer Treatment

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Science on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

A new research venture pairs cutting-edge particle accelerator science and radiation therapy.

Blood Tests Can Detect Persistent Lung Cancer, According To Cambridge University Researchers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

'By trying to develop a blood test to help doctors predict whether a lung cancer might come back or not, we will increase the chance of curing more people.'

Paving The Way: How Biopsies Are Offering Hope To Children With Aggressive Brain Tumours

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

"It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that we started collecting biopsies in the clinic” explains Jones. And it’s this change in practice that’s led us to where we are today."

Cancer Research UK Unveils Ambitious New Strategy 

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has pledged to increase the amount of prevention research it conducts, as part of its new strategy.

Study Shows The Need To Improve How Scientists Approach Early-stage Cancer Research

Posted in Medicine, Science on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

It's important to get preclinical findings right. When they are wrong, scientists waste resources pursuing false leads. Worse, false findings can trigger clinical studies with humans.