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Deepmind cracks 50-year-old protein folding problem, say researchers

A problem dating back five decades may have been cracked by artificial intelligence created by UK-based Deepmind, paving the way for faster development of treatments and drug discoveries.

The so-called “protein folding problem” has long been one of biology’s biggest challenges because there are so many of them and their 3D shapes are difficult to map out.

Almost all diseases, including cancer, dementia and even infectious diseases such as Covid-19, are related to the way these protein


Breach exposes data of every Covid-19 positive Welsh patient

Wales’ national public health agency has apologised after accidentally uploading the data of every citizen who tested positive for Covid-19 to a public-facing server.

Public Health Wales (PHW) confirmed the personal data of 18,105 Welsh residents was uploaded by mistake to the insecure server and searchable by anyone using the site.


AI cancer research centres in UK receive £50 million funding boost

Artificial intelligence capable of spotting deadly diseases like cancer is to receive a £50 million funding boost in a bid to speed up diagnosis times.

The extra cash is being awarded to three specialist centres based in Coventry, Leeds and London, delivering digital upgrades to pathology and imaging services across an additional 38 NHS trusts, the Department of Health and Social Care (DoH) said.


Technology’s role in improving mental health

The topic of mental health is thankfully less taboo than it was a decade ago. In the last few years, we’ve seen a surge of campaigns aimed at driving awareness of mental health issues and supporting those in need. But hand on heart, how often did you think ‘nice PR stunt’ and question how many times the topic was pushed down to the ‘nice to have’ list rather than sit among priorities?

Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of mental health. Almost half of Brits have reported high anxiety since lockdown, and nearly 5,000 people have contacted The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with workplace safety concerns.


Secure I.T. Environments completes data centre project at Hammersmith Hospital

A new data centre room at one of London’s busiest hospitals has been completed, the company behind the project has announced.

Imperial College Healthcare Trust’s enlisted UK data centre firm Secure I.T. Environments to design and build a new server and communications room at Hammersmith Hospital, as part of the Trust’s IT upgrade initiative.