AAMC’s Dr. Keith Horvath, formerly of NIH, gave at least five reasons robots won’t replace physicians. He pointed out that “humans and machines together can excel in different ways that individually they cannot.”
Speaking at a recent NIH Data Science Town Hall sponsored by the Office of Data Science Strategy, Dr. Mark Hahnel said, “To get the most out of science, research data needs to be as open as possible, as closed as necessary.”
The CDC has recommended that, in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, everyone wash their hands often, stay at least 6 feet away from other people, wear face coverings in public and stay home if they’re sick, said Dr. William Riley. Adhering to these mitigation strategies is critical to slowing the spread of Covid-19.
Dr. Herbert Tabor, the oldest active NIH scientist ever, died in August at age 101. Tabor, a senior investigator and former lab chief at NIDDK, had worked at NIH for 77 years.
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Fruit Fly Hearing Organs. Five different fruit fly hearing organs are arranged to form a flower in this image. A protein, NompA (red), attaches the hearing units to the exoskeleton. Human genes and hearing organs are similar to those in fruit flies. This allows researchers to use fruit flies to identify new genes and gene regulators involved in hearing and deafness in humans.
Photo: TONGCHAO LI, BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, WITH SUPPORT FROM NIDCD