Google just beat humans at spotting breast cancer — but it won’t replace them

Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images Google is developing artificial intelligence to help doctors identify breast cancer, according to a research paper published in Nature today. The model, which scans X-ray images known as mammograms, reduces the number of false negatives by 9.4 percent—a hopeful leap forward for a test that currently misses 20 percent of breast cancers, as reported by The New York Times. Today, breast cancer is the second leading…

"Google just beat humans at spotting breast cancer — but it won’t replace them"

Super-soldier T-cells fight cancer better after a transformational DNA delivery

I enjoy online shopping. However, I often find myself fussing about the delivery options during checkout. This is because not all delivery services are equally efficient and stress-free. This personal experience has also inspired my research. As a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, I have engineered tiny nano-materials – objects about 10,000 times smaller than a grain of rice – to better deliver DNA into white blood cells called T-cells that defend us against cancer.…

"Super-soldier T-cells fight cancer better after a transformational DNA delivery"