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COVID-19 Coronavirus cells.

An AI Tool That Can Help Forecast Viral Outbreaks

October 26, 2023 | EVEscape predicts future viral mutations, new variants using evolutionary, biological information.

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Production line of white pills.

Can AI Transform The Way We Discover New Drugs?

December 20, 2022 | HMS-led team designs AI platform to optimize drug discovery.

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Doctor holding tablet with hologram of a body.

Approach to Demystify Black Box AI Not Ready for Prime Time

October 10, 2022 | Research suggests that compared with human clinicians, image heat maps underperform and require further refinement.

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Swab or saliva test for corona virus.

New Portable Diagnostic Detects SARS-CoV-2 RNA and Antibodies at the Same Time

August 17, 2022 | Novel, multiplexed platform combines CRISPR with electrochemical sensing to track infections’ course via saliva.

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Traveler holds vaccine passport certificate to show COVID 19 vaccination status

More Than Just Vaccine Certificates

April 8, 2022 | Vaccine QR codes a step on long journey to computerize healthcare.

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1930s Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) map of Boston showing redlining

Interactive Web Series Explores Environmental Racism

February 2, 2022 | New series of web resources from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tell a multifaceted story about disparities in environmental exposures.

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Gang Lou sits in an office near an eye machine and holds a smartphone horizontal showing a pair of eyes and nose showing it a patient (whose back of the head and shoulder are visible).

Five Questions with Gang Luo

January 21, 2021 | Our Sight & Science pilot funding awardee discusses his research using smartphone technology to assist the visually impaired.

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Screenshot of COVID website homepage showing brief description and map of the world along with the names of top authors around the world.

Searching COVID-19 Publications

January 8, 2021 | International website links researchers, collaborators.

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