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Supercomputing speed proves crucial in the race against COVID-19

In the battle against COVID-19, The University of Texas at Austin's supercomputers are at the front lines.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Country comparisons are pointless unless we account for testing biases

Suppose we wanted to estimate how many car owners there are in the UK and how many of those own a Ford Fiesta, but we only have data on those people who visited Ford car showrooms in the last year. If 10% of the showroom ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data science can play a key role in combating coronavirus

After China, Europe and America, chances of a major coronavirus outbreak in Africa are high. "Many victims will be in poor communities where health care and protection is scarce," says professor Mirjam van Reisen of Leiden ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool exploring different paths the corona pandemic may take

Umeå University in Sweden is leading a team of researchers across Europe in the development of a coronavirus simulation framework that can support decision makers to experiment and evaluate possible interventions and their ...

Diabetes

Online patient portal access aids diabetes management

(HealthDay)—Providing patients with online (computer and mobile) portal access is associated with significantly improved diabetes medication adherence and glycemic control, according to a study recently published in JAMA ...

Oncology & Cancer

Using machine learning to detect lung cancer DNA in blood

A large team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across the U.S. has found that it might be possible to use machine learning to detect early-stage lung cancer in human patients. In their paper published in ...