For Burn Victims and Patients Awaiting Organs, Hope in Animal Cells
An unexpected source—pig skin—could be the key to treating burn victims, and may hold the key to addressing the shortage of transplantable organs. In a trial at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), burn specialists were the world’s first to use live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin to temporarily close a burn wound in a human patient.
Machine Learning Sheds Light on the Microbiome
As data availability, technology advances, and increasingly sophisticated algorithms have brought expanded applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to the fore, modern medicine has become increasingly adept at putting machine learning into practice. Among the many AI-driven precision medicine research projects is one aimed at C. difficile.
Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of All of Us New England
All of Us New England celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of the All of Us Research Program by bringing the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey bus to Boston, giving the community and visitors a firsthand look into how the national research program works, and why it is so critical to the advancement of medicine.
Targeting Tumors, with Help from Data Science
Can a computer find cancer before an expert oncologist? New research suggests it can.
World Medical Innovation Forum Investigates the Impact of AI on Health Care
More than 1,800 health care leaders gathered in Boston recently at the World Medical Innovation Forum, hosted by Partners HealthCare, for focused discussions on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in clinical care. Below are some highlights from the forum’s three dynamic days.
Training a Computer to Read Your Mammogram
More than 500,000 women worldwide die of breast cancer, a statistic that keeps Connie Lehman, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) awake at night. Her desire to change the statistic, she says, requires accelerated innovation. “We have to think differently,” she says.