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Immunotherapy drug offers better results compared to chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer

Immunotherapy drug more effective than chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer

Results of a clinical trial have found the drug pembrolizumab, sold in the United States as Keytruda, to be more effective than chemotherapy against lung cancer. The drug has already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be used in specific categories of non-small lung cancer patients with genetic mutation.

Darwin NPU to Operate Complex Intelligent Algorithms on Small Devices

Darwin NPU to Operate Complex Intelligent Algorithms on Small Devices

A revolutionary information chip has been created, by the researchers from Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Dianzi University in China, which will enable the operation of complex intelligent algorithms on small devices. The Darwin Neural Processing Unit (NPU) is a neuromorphic hardware co-processor derived from Spiking Neural Networks (SNN), fabricated by standard CMOS technology.

Increase in Alcohol Related Burden on Hospitals

Increase in Alcohol Related Burden on Hospitals

The authors of the Nuffield Trust report undertook a study to assess the extent of alcohol related hospital admissions in England. The study also included the impact of demographic, socio-economic and regional factors on these numbers. The study revealed that the hospital admissions particularly due to alcohol were up by 63.6% during the period 2005-6 and 2013-14.

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