IBM Open-Sourced three Cancer Research AI Projects

IBM Research lab in Zurich Open-Sourced three AI Projects to help accelerate cancer research.

The first project named PaccMann (Prediction of anticancer compound sensitivity with Multi-modal attention-based neural networks), is a multimodal deep learning  solution that uses data from disparate sources to help predict how cells in diseased tissue will respond to a given drug. They applied PaccMann to predict the sensitivity of cancer cell lines to known drugs, achieving a superior predictive power compared to existing algorithms.

The second project named INtERAcT (Interaction Network infErence from vectoR representATions of words) is a novel approach to extract information on protein-protein  interactions from scientific papers in a completely unsupervised way.

INtERAcT leverages the concept of word embeddings process text from a large body of biomedical publications and defines new metric to quantify the interactions between proteins. The most remarkable feature of INtERAcT is that no annotation or manual curation of the text is needed. A particular strength of INtERAcT is its capability to infer interactions in the context of a specific disease. The comparison with the normal interactions in healthy tissue may potentially help to obtain insight into the disease mechanisms.

The third project named PIMKL (pathway-induced multiple kernel learning), is a new machine learning algorithm that can produce highly predictive performance and interpretability in predicting phenotypes based on molecular data. PIMKL enables this by exploiting prior knowledge on molecular interactions.

Using a machine learning technique known as multiple kernel learning,  PIMKL identifies molecular pathways that are important for the classification of patient groups. The insights on differences between patient groups provided, thanks to the interpretability of the model, could therefore lead to better understanding of cancer progression.


Top 10 Technology Trends in 2021

Technology is ever-evolving regardless of the current market conditions. New technologies are emerging with groundbreaking innovations to tackle world issues. It must be strange that predictions are being made about the future of technolog.......Read more...

Top 10 free open-source RSS feed readers for Linux desktops

The internet has problems, let's say there are 50 million weblogs, and it's going up, our focus here is on a new and efficient way to keep up with all the cool stuff that's happening on the Internet. What we are talking about is using a si.......Read more...

theClinicians: A Free Telemedicine Mobile App for clinicians in Saudi Arabia Gains a New Update

theClinicians is a mobile communication application for physicians. It's begin developed by Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) to ease communication among medical specialists and consultants. The project started in 2016 and gain some p.......Read more...

Facebook Launches COVID-19 Information Support as a response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Facebook is the biggest social media network in the world, It has almost 2.5 billion active users per month as in the fourth quarter of 2019. It's widely used by users to stay connected with their family, friends and often work colleges. S.......Read more...

Switzerland initiated COVID-19 Science Task Force

Switzerland has its own Science task force as a response to COVID-19 pandemics. It is a required initiative to put all the scientific minds into good use to advise, plan and overcome the challenges for the threats. Source: Outbreaks monit.......Read more...