Archive: Oct 2011

Tackling Diabetic Foot Disease in China

October 20, 2011

Diabetic foot care in mainland China Diabetic foot ulcers, Service delivery | Zhangrong Xu Diabetes is a major non-communicable disease worldwide. There are now some 40 million people with diabetes – and a similar number with impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance – in mainland China alone (China News, 2008). Among those with diabetes, diabetic foot disease is becoming a serious health burden, impacting negatively both on peoples’ quality of life and on healthcare budgets. The First and Second Diabetic Foot…

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Theragnostics on Steriods

October 20, 2011

Next Up for Artificial Intelligence: Real Biology by BRIAN KLEIN on Oct 14, 2011 • 5:46 pm First, artificial intelligence trumped expert chess players at their own game. Then came Watson, a computer system that famously beat Jeopardy! champions Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. Now, researchers are putting artificial intelligence to work to automate biological research—-specifically the reverse engineering of metabolic networks from experimental data. A team of scientists from Vanderbilt University, Cornell University, and CFD Research Corp. have shown that a computer can take raw experimental…

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