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Precision health in the palm of your hand

Precision health in the palm of your hand

Recent breakthrough developments in technologies for real-time genome sequencing, analysis, and diagnosis are poised to deliver a new standard of personalized care.

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

More researchers and companies are moving into the brain-computer interfaces, yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.

Wearables use tiny fibers to track vitals

Wearables use tiny fibers to track vitals

A shirt that monitors your blood pressure or a pair of socks that can keep track of your cholesterol levels might be just a few years away from becoming reality.

AI uncovers missing info about ethnicity in population health

AI uncovers missing info about ethnicity in population health

Machine learning can be used to fill a significant gap in Canadian public health data related to ethnicity and Aboriginal status, according to research by a University of Alberta research epidemiologist.

Next-generation computer chip for AIs

Next-generation computer chip for AIs

Engineers have developed a next-generation circuit that allows for smaller, faster and more energy-efficient devices – which would have major benefits for AI systems.

Machine learning system sorts out materials' databases

Machine learning system sorts out materials' databases

Scientists have used machin -learning to organize the chemical diversity found in the ever-growing databases for the popular metal-organic framework materials.