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Studies Suggest COVID-19 Could Become Seasonal Virus, Other News


Bio-IT World | A review of coronavirus immunity studies suggest the COVID-19 virus could become the fifth seasonal coronavirus with recurring epidemics of lessening severity over the next several years. Over 200 SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences have now been completed and released. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

Intel, Penn Medicine Launch Federated Learning Model For Brain Tumors


Bio-IT World | The University of Pennsylvania and Intel have built a federation of 30 institutions to use federated learning to train artificial intelligence models to identify boundaries of brain tumors.

Benchling, BERG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, And More: News From May 2020


Bio-IT World May featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Benchling, BERG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and more.

HPC In Life Sciences: Why Cloud Computing Is Now Indispensable And How Organizations Can Prepare


Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Few disciplines have seen more rapid adoption of cloud computing than life sciences research. Datasets are easily anonymized; pipelines are generally comprised of cloud-friendly open-source tools, and data are often shared, making the cloud a convenient meeting point. Overshadowing all of these reasons, however, is an insatiable demand for computing power.

AI Applications for COVID-19 Research and Other News


Bio-IT World | A pair of studies demonstrate antibody responses to COVID-19 in primates. Researchers are applying artificial intelligence to lung images of COVID-19 patients. An accurate, easy-to-use, fully disposable, rapid and handheld test that consumers and healthcare providers in clinics can use to detect active SARS-CoV-2. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

How Data Integration Can Save Lives and Economies During Pandemics


Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Advances in medicine, aided by technology, have saved many lives, no doubt. Credit can be given to many technologies, but when a new kind of viral disease comes along such as COVID-19, we are once again humbled.

What We’re Discovering About Scientific Computing During A Pandemic


Bio-IT World  | An all-star panel convened for the second half of Bio-IT World’s Trends from the Trenches event earlier this week. Susan K. Gregurick (NIH), Eli Dart (ESnet), Matthew Trunnell (Data Commoner-at-Large), Vivien Bonazzi (Deloitte), and Fernanda Foertter (BioTeam) joined Dagdigian and panel moderator Ari Berman (both of BioTeam) from their own living rooms and offices. But that didn’t keep the socially distanced panel from digging into infrastructure, standards, privacy issues and more, all while staying COVID-19 aware.

Bio-IT Industry Continuing To Gain Insight On COVID-19, And Other News


Bio-IT World | A genome in pangolins could reveal a treatment option for COVID-19. A lack amount MicroRNA may explain why older individuals and those with preexisting medical conditions are vulnerable for contracting the virus. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

NVIDIA Announces New GPU Architecture, AI Compute System, Genomics Analysis Record, Smart Hospital Platform, More


Bio-IT World | NVIDIA moved its Graphics Technology Conference keynote online today. CEO Jensen Huang hosted the company’s first “kitchen keynote” with hardware laid out on the kitchen counter among spatulas and pepper mills. In the life sciences, NVIDIA announced the first DGX A100 installation, a speed record for genomics analysis from NVIDIA Clara Parabricks computational genomics software, the new NVIDIA Clara Guardian healthcare platform, and AI models for COVID-19.

Trends From The Socially Distanced Trenches: Storage, Image Analysis, And What’s Coming For Bio-IT


Bio-IT World | The 10th anniversary of Chris Dagdigian’s Trends from the Trenches presentation kicked off yesterday to hundreds of audience members in attendance—but this time virtually.

Eli Dart On Science DMZs, COVID-19, And The Future Of Computing Infrastructure


Bio-IT World | TRENDS FROM THE TRENCHES—At the Energy Sciences Network—ESNet—Eli Dart works to help scientists, science collaborations, and facilities more effectively use high performance networking in the conduct of science. He talks with BioTeam's Stan Gloss on the future of networks.

Gene Therapy Company Dyno Therapeutics Pairs Biology With AI For Therapeutic Gains


Bio-IT World | Dyno Therapeutics emerged from stealth mode today and announced partnerships with Novartis and Sarepta Therapeutics to develop gene therapies for eye disease and neuromuscular and cardiovascular disease.

AI Predicts New COVID-19 Drugs, New Commercial COVID-19 Command Center

| Bio-IT World   New research on COVID-19 treatments and vaccines from worldwide researchers at Northwestern University, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the University of Southern California and more. Saama Technologies and iNDX.Ai and launched the COVID-19 Command Center, and AI and supercomputing technologies flag new drugs. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

Lessons From Personalized Medicine Can Supercharge Coronavirus Testing


Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States remains dangerously behind on testing—and we know that technology from personalized medicine can help correct the chaos.

GRAIL Founder Returns To Illumina As CTO

| Bio-IT World | Illumina today announced the appointment of Alex Aravanis as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Aravanis will be responsible for leading Illumina’s research and technology development functions and the innovation engine for next-generation sequencing platforms and applications, accelerating technology breakthroughs and translation to the clinic.

Follow the Money: New European Fund, All-Flash Storage, More

| Bio-IT World | New life sciences fund closes in Europe, big investments in VAST Data’s all flash storage, AI-written code, Lifebit’s CloudOS, Scopio Labs’s digital microscopy, microbiome tests and much more.

Blockchain and its Impact on Epidemiology for COVID-19


Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, epidemiologists around the world are researching and creating models on how to contain the disease. Blockchain technology exemplifies its use case within epidemiology by streamlining the process of distribution and providing trustworthy data.

Data Kits, Supercomputers, And Llamas: Bio-IT Community Leaves No Stone Unturned In COVID-19 Research

| Bio-IT World | New insights from the global bio-IT community show progress in fight against COVID-19.

Igneous Launches Data Discovery Product


Bio-IT World  Earlier this week, Igneous, the SaaS data management company for file-intensive environments announced enhancements to DataDiscover and DataFlow. Igneous DataFlow now enables data-heavy organizations to move data in native format from where it lives to where it needs to be, on-premises or cloud. Igneous DataDiscover catalogs all data where it lives. Now organizations can enable end users to see their data their way and find what’s important to them.

COVID-19, Insilico Medicine, Discngine, And More: News From April 2020


Bio-IT World April featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Discngine and Insilico Medicine, as well as recent attempts to combat COVID-19.