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Bleeding Edge & Game Changers

Our healthcare system is big, bureaucratic and deeply entrenched. To make a difference will require some equally big or elegant ideas.  Meet the innovators that are looking to shake up the way we deliver healthcare.


Now the Machines are Helping People Learn to Speak

AI” can mean more than “big data analysis—Teaching machines to speak can also be reversed to allow machines to provide therapy assistance to patients. With the help of AI, a team at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Weill Institute for Neurosciences has demonstrated that the brain signals associated with speech-related sensory and motor processes could grant a new voice to patients who have lost the ability to speak.

Do You Want the Good News or the Bad News First?

Early diagnosis of Alzheimers is critical for intervention—Variations in several biomarkers, including proteins found in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), might appear 6 to 18 years before a person develops Alzheimer disease.