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Revolutionizing drug research for Parkinson’s with AI

At the age of 50 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease—a chronic, neurodegenerative movement disorder for which there is no cure. Globally, roughly ten million people are affected by Parkinson’s. The mainstay symptomatic therapy, L-DOPA, is more than 50 years old. While L-DOPA is effective at reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s for a few years, […]

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Community voices empower choice in health and social care

The look on Robert’s* face told me he wasn’t impressed. I’d called a public forum for the London Borough of Harrow. I wanted to talk through a brilliant idea. It’s my job to help Borough residents find the social care services and healthcare they need. For residents with the most needs, the search for care […]

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HIMSS 2017: Ushering in the dawn of a new era in healthcare

One of the largest US healthcare conferences of the year just took place, and those of us working with IBM Watson Health showed the world how fast we’ve grown. Watson Health was launched at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference, called HIMSS for short, in 2015. At HIMSS16, we shared our vision […]

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