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Big pharma turns to AI to speed drug discovery, GSK signs deal | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s leading drug companies are turning to artificial intelligence to improve the hit-and-miss business of finding new medicines, with GlaxoSmithKline unveiling a new $43 million deal in the field on Sunday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Signage for GlaxoSmithKline is seen on its offices in …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence could build new drugs faster than any human team

Artificial intelligence algorithms are being taught to generate art, human voices, and even fiction stories all on their own—why not give them a shot at building new ways to treat disease?<p>Atomwise, a San Francisco-based startup and Y Combinator alum, has built a system it calls AtomNet (pdf), which …

Artificial Intelligence

US Pharma Looks at Blockchain Tech to Track Prescription Drugs

Advertisement<p>U.S. Pharmaceutical companies and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could soon track prescription drugs over an interoperable …

Blockchain

The case for making painkillers like ibuprofen prescription-only

Medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, are widely available over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets. But health providers have known for some time they can be unsafe for people with chronic health problems such as kidney …

Biomedicine

Allergan, Teva claim top spots in GAAP vs. non-GAAP hall of shame: report

Allergan set off alarm bells at the SEC in January, resulting in a scathing letter (PDF) from the agency about the company’s reporting of “non-GAAP” …

Credit Suisse

Pfizer faces first 2017 patent loss as Pristiq generics crash the party

Pfizer faces a challenging year on the patent loss front, starting with the generics of its antidepressant Pristiq now hitting the market.<p>Mylan today …

Biotechnology

A Pharma CEO Says What Few Will

My <i>Fortune</i> colleague Sy Mukherjee has a fascinating interview with Allergan CEO Brent Saunders that went up over the weekend. If you haven’t seen it, …

Blockchain's potential use cases for healthcare: hype or reality?

The technology's implications for interoperability, privacy, claims processing and more are intriguing. But many challenges must be addressed before …

Blockchain

Scientists Find Evidence That Aspirin And Ibuprofen Don't Actually Help Spinal Pain

They're no better than a placebo.<p>Back pain is an ailment most of us will suffer at some point in our lives. But while we might be tempted to reach …

Biomedicine

Snapchat files for its initial public offering: Here are the 10 most interesting things we’ve learned so far

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, filed Thursday for a $3 billion initial public offering, positioning itself to be the third-largest technology debut in history, according to the financial services platform Dealogic. It intends to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker …

European Union

Your Cheat Sheet To Negotiating These Five Perks With Your Next Job Offer

If they aren’t budging on salary, here are five other perks to ask for–and how to ask for them.<p>So you finally landed that big job offer. Congratulations! But don’t break open the bubbly just yet. It’s time to gear up for the tricky negotiation phase that often takes place before the deal is …

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

National Parks

Take statins even if you are healthy, say experts

People should take statins regardless of how healthy and active they are, leading US experts have said.<p>Researchers say taking the daily medication protects against stroke and heart attacks no matter how low a person’s cholesterol levels.<p>In an article for the American Journal of Medicine, the …

Medical Research

Microsoft Acquires Simplygon to Accelerate 3D Strategy

Simplygon at a VR conference in December. Image source: Simplygon.<p>Software giant <b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ: MSFT) has made another targeted acquisition to kick off 2017, following its purchase of artificial intelligence start-up Maluuba just last week. Microsoft has acquired Sweden-based Simplygon, which …

Investing

Ex-Googler launches Forward startup and medical practice to apply artificial intelligence to healthcare

Former Google employee Adrian Aoun announced a healthcare startup named Forward on Tuesday and opened its first doctor’s office in San Francisco.<p>Aoun …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Most Important Drugs to Johnson & Johnson in 2017

<b>Johnson & Johnson</b> (NYSE: JNJ) generates billions of dollars by selling consumer goods and medical devices, but its pharmaceuticals business is the one that's most likely to drive the company's growth in the coming year. Here's why Remicade, Xarelto, Imbruvica, Darzalex, and Stelara may have the …

Biotechnology

How to Make Homemade Pizza | Men's Health

6 cups flour<br>2 1/4 cups cold water<br>½ tsp dry yeast<br>½ Tbsp salt<br>¼ cup marinara sauce<br>2 oz sliced mozzarella<br>1 tsp extra virgin olive oil<br>Fresh basil leaves<p><b>How to Make It:</b><p>1. Put 2 1/4 cups of cold water into a big bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast; gradually stir in 3 cups flour.<p>2. In a separate bowl, mix …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

The 8 Most Recommended Books for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, finding time to read may be difficult. The one thing you can gain from taking the time to read is inspiration. By reading through …

Entrepreneurship

These 20 books can polish your Networking, Leadership and Time Management Skills better than any B-school

You do not always need an MBA degree from the Ivies to boost your business acumen and prepare yourself for a challenging career ahead. Here's a list …

GW Pharma shares flying high after stellar results for epilepsy drug

A British biotech that develops drugs derived from the cannabis plant has unveiled stellar results from late-stage trials testing its key mediation on children with severe, untreatable epilepsy, sending shares in the company soaring by 25pc.<p>Justin Gover, chief executive of UK-listed GW …

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

3D Printing In Gel Could Lead To Replacement Organs

First low-cost 3D printer goes on sale today

Just over a year ago, we featured The Micro – an afforadble, micro 3D printer that would bring 3D printing to the masses. Launching on Kickstarter, …