Silencing gene expression to cure complex diseases

Immuneering uses bioinformatics to develop new medicines while also helping large pharmaceutical companies improve their treatments.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~9 min

Tags: health medicine genetics cancer startups biology rna alzheimers data disease research drug-development school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae biological-engineering

Machine learning comes of age in cystic fibrosis

World-leading AI technology developed by the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine and their colleagues – some of which is being showcased this week at the North

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence big-data cystic-fibrosis

People want data privacy but don't always know what they're getting

Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.

Rachel Cummings, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: social-media data data-privacy privacy online-privacy census census-bureau differential-privacy


Rural health cooperatives are challenged by connectivity and social distancing -- but are innovating

The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.

Amanda Phillips Martinez, Assistant Project Director, Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus health-care telehealth data-collection connectivity rural-health

The real promise of synthetic data

MIT researchers release the Synthetic Data Vault, a set of open-source tools meant to expand data access without compromising privacy.

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
Oct. 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence data research laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids edx mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.

Jory Denny, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Richmond • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning computing artificial-intelligence algorithm data curiosity

What is HIPAA? 5 questions answered about the medical privacy law that protects Trump's test results and yours

A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.

Margaret Riley, Professor of Law, Public Health Sciences, and Public Policy, University of Virginia • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: medical-records data-breaches health-data apple-watch fitbit 2020-us-elections privacy-law privacy-rights medical-privacy health-law privacy-policies genetic-databases privacy-laws medical-providers

How we discovered that VR can profile your personality

How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?

Stephen Fairclough, Professor of Psychophysiology in the School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: virtual-reality anxiety psychology stress data-privacy personality neuroticism vr cambridge-analytica

Fotini Christia named director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

Political science professor will spearhead the Institute’s interdisciplinary center that studies high-impact, complex societal challenges.

Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
Oct. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: data networks research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty technology-and-society idss political-science administration mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

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