Insights from select people I follow on Twitter to keep you informed and ahead.
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The New York Times
– May 20, 8:00 AM
Computers were as good or better than doctors at detecting tiny lung cancers on CT scans, in a study by researchers from Google and several medical centers. The technology is a work in progress, not ready for widespread use, but the new report…
Science offers the chance to cure debilitating and once-intractable disorders like hemophilia and sickle cell disease. But we need to make sure the ability to access these therapies, or the risk that someone can be locked out of them, doesn't widen…
By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
– May 20, 3:11 AM
Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm. Soon he would struggle with another life-or-death choice:…
The Washington Post
Lena Sun, Ben Guarino
– May 20, 10:34 AM
Bigtree described the purported dangers of childhood vaccines in phrases that also conjured the Nazis. “They have turned our children into the largest human experiment in history — all of history,” he said. The turnout last…
A new Nature paper makes the striking claim that neural precursor cells of the brain migrate all the way to prostate tumors. Furthermore, the team led by Claire Magnon claims that these long-distance cellular travelers from the brain not only take…