Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts

The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.

The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.

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Computational Biologist Bing Liu Dies in Suspected Murder
Computational Biologist Bing Liu Dies in Suspected Murder
Kerry Grens | May 7, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh scientist, who was studying SARS-CoV-2, was shot to death in his home.
Facial Expressions Decoded in Mice
Facial Expressions Decoded in Mice
Ruth Williams | Apr 2, 2020
A combination of videography, machine learning, and brain imaging has identified facial expressions and neural activity patterns in mice that are associated with their emotions.
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Amy Schleunes | Feb 22, 2020
Researchers used a machine-learning platform to test more than 100 million molecules for antibacterial activity.
Top Technical Advances of 2019
Top Technical Advances of 2019
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2019
From artificial intelligence to pluripotent stem cells, this year saw the publication of a bevy of intriguing new methods, as well as tweaks to existing protocols.
Image of the Day: Melanoma Neural Network
Image of the Day: Melanoma Neural Network
Emily Makowski | Dec 9, 2019
A deep neural network can help determine how likely cancer cells are to metastasize.
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
Scientists used machine learning to analyze the coevolution of physical traits in butterflies.
AI Decodes Speech and Hearing Based on Brain Activity
AI Decodes Speech and Hearing Based on Brain Activity
Shawna Williams | Jul 30, 2019
The proof-of-concept study could be a step toward better assisted communication devices for paralyzed people.
Machine Learning “Very Easy to Abuse”
Machine Learning “Very Easy to Abuse”
Carrie Arnold | Jun 24, 2019
Microbiologist Nick Loman talks about the power of artificial intelligence and the best way to use it.
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
Shawna Williams | May 21, 2019
An artificial intelligence program called a neural network exceeds radiologists’ ability to detect malignancies, but more testing is needed before using the program clinically.