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AI programme discovers structure of all known proteins, closure of the Tavistock clinic and the cause of the child Hepatitis outbreak – this week’s Friday Five

AI programme discovers the structure of almost all proteins known to science DeepMind, an AI company owned by the same parent company as Google, has used its AlphaFold technology to unveil the structure of more than 200 million proteins. The potential of this discovery has beneficial implications for a huge range of disciplines, including vaccine…

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Learnings from our second summer roundtable

Cancer Alliances: how can integrated ways of working advance services and address inequalities? By Helena Grant, Account Executive Last week we held the second event in our summer roundtable series, bringing together subject matter experts to share their insight and experience on topics relevant to the NHS, service providers and pharma. Our discussion centred around…

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Research questions link between low serotonin and depression, real-terms pay cuts for NHS staff and longer A&E waits for mental health patients – this week’s Friday Five

New research questions the link between chemical imbalance and depression UCL scientists have conducted a major review into if low serotonin levels are responsible for depression, finding that there is ‘no clear evidence’ to support the link. The studies lead author, Joanna Moncrieff, points out that many people take antidepressants as they are led to…