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How math can help the BBC with impartial reporting

In her keynote MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August, former BBC presenter Emily Maitlis spoke of her misgivings about the way the UK's public broadcaster interpreted the corporation's ...

Victorian medicine shaped modern concepts of race

Charles Darwin raised the question of whether darker skin is correlated with immunity to certain diseases in his 1871 book "The Descent of Man," an erroneous claim that reflected beliefs about the reality and fixity of race ...

Bending diamond is possible, at the nanoscale

Diamond is prized by scientists and jewelers alike, largely for a range of extraordinary properties including exceptional hardness. Now a team of Australian scientists has discovered diamond can be bent and deformed, at the ...

Air quality during and after wildfires

The wildfires raging throughout California—the Getty fire in Los Angeles and the Kincade fire in Northern California among the most recent ones—have caused great concern about air quality and the safety of being outdoors.

Fruit flies help in the development of personalized medicine

People with the same diagnosis typically receive a standard treatment that is not necessarily effective for everyone. With knowledge of the individual patient's genome, it may be possible in the future to a greater extent ...

'MasSpec Pen' for accurate cancer detection during surgery

A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine exactly where a tumor starts and where it ends. Removing too much tissue can impair normal functions, but not taking enough can mean the disease could recur. The "MasSpec ...

Med-tech trade group launches online cybersecurity tool

Cybersecurity events like 2016's NotPetya ransomware attack tend to arrive in bursts of confusion and concern, but the hard work of mitigating cybersecurity risks in health care technology is embedded in the daily grind of ...

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MEDITECH

Medical Information Technology, Inc., commonly known as MEDITECH, is a Massachusetts-based software and service company serving the medical community with information systems, which are installed in health care organizations throughout the world. Founded in 1969 by Chairman and CEO A. Neil Pappalardo, MEDITECH currently has a market share of 28% in the United States and 40% in Canada.[citation needed]

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