Score one for automated bioimaging: a study in the journal Brain reports that a computer algorithm designed to diagnose Alzheimer's from brain scans proved more accurate than the current standard -- blood tests, family interviews, and clinicians looking at the brain scan themselves. The experiments were conducted by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London, according to this BBC article.

 

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

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