a Learning Management System for Data Integration

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Celigo, the leading Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) provider for both business and technical users, today introduced Celigo University, a learning management system that offers free online tools, resources, training and certification for building integrations across multiple applications.

“In this fast-moving business environment, companies need to efficiently automate and scale while cross-functionally sharing data,” said Jan Arendtsz, Founder and CEO of Celigo. “Regardless of one’s job title or role in the process, integrations should be easy and simple for everyone involved. With the launch of Celigo University, users will become more knowledgeable and empowered to create, customize and deploy the right solutions for their organizations.”

Key features of Celigo University’s on-demand curriculum currently include:

  • Learning paths on the fundamental and advanced features of Celigo’s integrator.io iPaaS platform that enables companies to integrate and manage a wide variety of applications
  • More advanced training on working with NetSuite and Salesforce, EDI integrations and Database, FTP and HTTP connectors
  • Curated courses on Celigo’s Integration Apps, the pre-built, full-featured integrations for popular cloud applications including Amazon, Shopify, Magento, Zendesk, Salesforce and more
  • Developer courses on JavaScript hooks, SuiteScript hooks and integrator.io REST APIs
  • Resource links to relevant webinars, product documentation, demos, ebooks, case studies and whitepapers
  • Incentives for completing training courses and passing quizzes and exams, including points, badges and certification 

For more information, visit Celigo University.

About Celigo

Built for both IT professionals and business users, Celigo is a next-generation integration platform (iPaaS) that easily connects and automates processes across thousands of applications. It allows users to quickly build, manage and handoff complex integrations at scale, requiring fewer IT resources and lowering total cost of ownership.

For more information, visit www.celigo.com, and follow Celigo on YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Howard University School of Business Announces $250,000 Gift from Ryder System, Inc.

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Howard University School of Business is the proud recipient of a generous multiyear gift of $250,000 from Ryder System, Inc. The gift will support the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management (CESCM), as well as scholarships for supply chain majors, paid internships at Ryder, and the development of data analytics curriculum and programming in the supply chain program. The gift is in recognition of Ryder’s partnership with the School of Business over the last 17 years. Howard is ranked 13th among all undergraduate and graduate university supply chain programs in the nation by Gartner, the leading research and advisory company.

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“We are very grateful to Ryder for making this investment in the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management and in our students,” said Anthony Wilbon, Ph.D., dean of the Howard University School of Business. “For the past 17 years, Ryder has partnered with us to support the growth of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management by developing our curriculum, participating in the classroom and serving as a strong adviser, helping us become one of the top supply chain centers in the country. We look forward to our continued partnership.”

The Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management supports both the undergraduate and graduate programs at the School of Business by providing students with exposure to the supply chains of Fortune 500 corporations and government entities. The CESCM advisory board and corporate partners play a critical role in supporting supply chain management students by offering internships, classroom lectures, corporate site visits, supply chain conferences and scholarships, and providing input on curriculum to help prepare students for high-performance careers in supply chain management.

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. As a member of the CESCM advisory board for 10 years and a partner with the School of Business since 2003, Ryder has contributed to the success of Howard’s supply chain management students and the supply chain program by providing funding, time and talent. Through internships and working with Ryder executives on real world corporate challenges, students gain experience that helps prepare them for successful careers in the industry.

“Our partnership with Howard is one of our longest with any university,” said Ryder Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez. “We’re excited about taking it to a new level. There are a lot of exciting things happening in the industry, like e-commerce, electrification and green energy, that will change the way supply chains operate over the next 10 to 20 years. Getting the next generation ready to excel in that environment is what we’re about and what Howard is about.”

Ryder wanted to celebrate the long-standing partnership by supporting Howard’s work to train the next generation of supply chain leaders and increase diversity in the industry. The coronavirus pandemic made this effort more critical. The company recognized

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Chaotic early solar system collisions resembled ‘asteroids’ arcade game

Chaotic early solar system collisions resembled 'asteroids' arcade game
A cross-polarized image of the Artracoona meteorite under 50 times magnification. Credit: Michael Lucas.

One Friday evening in 1992, a meteorite ended a more than 150 million-mile journey by smashing into the trunk of a red Chevrolet Malibu in Peekskill, New York. The car’s owner reported that the 30-pound remnant of the earliest days of our solar system was still warm and smelled of sulfur.

Nearly 30 years later, a new analysis of that same Peekskill meteorite and 17 others by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has led to a new hypothesis about how asteroids formed during the early years of the solar system.

The meteorites studied in the research originated from asteroids and serve as natural samples of the space rocks. They indicate that the asteroids formed though violent bombardment and subsequent reassembly, a finding that runs counter to the prevailing idea that the young solar system was a peaceful place.

The study was published in print Dec.1 in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

The research began when co-author Nick Dygert was a postdoctoral fellow at UT’s Jackson School of Geosciences studying terrestrial rocks using a method that could measure the cooling rates of rocks from very high temperatures, up to 1,400 degrees Celsius.

Dygert, now an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, realized that this method—called a rare earth element (REE)-in-two-pyroxene thermometer—could work for space rocks, too.

“This is a really powerful new technique for using geochemistry to understand geophysical processes, and no one had used it to measure meteorites yet,” Dygert said.

Since the 1970s, scientists have been measuring minerals in meteorites to figure out how they formed. The work suggested that meteorites cooled very slowly from the outside inward in layers. This “onion shell model” is consistent with a relatively peaceful young solar system where chunks of rock orbited unhindered. But those studies were only capable of measuring cooling rates from temperatures near about 500 degrees Celsius.

When Dygert and Michael Lucas, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Tennessee who led the work, applied the REE-in-two-pyroxene method, with its much higher sensitivity to peak temperature, they found unexpected results. From around 900 degrees Celsius down to 500 degrees Celsius, cooling rates were 1,000 to 1 million times faster than at lower temperatures.

How could these two very different cooling rates be reconciled?

Chaotic early solar system collisions resembled "asteroids" arcade game
An elemental X-ray map of a portion of the Peekskill meteorite. Different colors correspond to different elements. Credit: Michael Lucas.

The scientists proposed that asteroids formed in stages. If the early solar system was, much like the old Atari game “Asteroids,” rife with bombardment, large rocks would have been smashed to bits. Those smaller pieces would have cooled quickly. Afterward, when the small pieces reassembled into larger asteroids we see today, cooling rates would have slowed.

To test this rubble pile hypothesis, Jackson School Professor Marc Hesse and first-year doctoral student Jialong Ren built a computational model of a two-stage thermal

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When clients don’t trust IT: How one university reformed its billing system to rebuild client confidence

The University of Pennsylvania recently changed its internal billing, as well as shifted to online education. Here’s how it happened and why.

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Bill Kasenchar, senior director for the technology business management office at University of Pennsylvania, about how the university’s IT department transformed its accounting strategy and the speedy digital transformation of the university when COVID-19 shut it all down. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

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Karen Roby: Bill just recently, you presented at a conference, virtually of course, talking with global tech and finance leaders about why it’s so important to have the financial side of a technology house in order. Give us some of the highlights from that discussion.

Bill Kasenchar: I think the presentation works around trust, is one of our primary facets, or the lack of trust, I should start out with. Our [internal] clients did not trust us, from a financial standpoint. It took a lot of effort. The University of Pennsylvania operates on what’s called responsibility center management, which means that we have to charge for all of our services, and we have to break even. We have to recover for our costs, and have a clean balance sheet for the university. One of our biggest flaws in our history was that it was difficult for us to provide accurate and auditable invoices to our clients for the services they consumed. If they asked a question, we would come up with a different answer, and that was problematic. So, our clients lost trust in our ability to provide the services in the demand that they need. They would try and do [IT work] themselves, which is not an efficient or effective use of the university’s resources. So, our objective was how to rebuild trust.

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In order to rebuild trust, we had to get our house in order, financially. We had to determine what all the services we provide to the community are, and how much they cost on a unit basis. How much does each email account cost, each network for each desktop laptop that we support, and so on. Applications, and servers and things of that nature. It took a lot of work over a number of years in order to get our house in the water. In doing so, we used the tool Apptio to help provide the detail. I think one of the biggest benefits with Apptio is that it made it a self-service tool for our clients. Now, after we did all that work, our clients can go in, and they could see for themselves what our costs were. They could drill down very granular detail, the total number of email addresses they were being charged with. They can drill down into the number of ports, and if Wharton moved to a new building, they would be able to determine, “Oh,

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Maya Water System Discoveries Show the Ancient Civilization in a New Light

During the two centuries Western archaeologists have excavated and investigated ancient Maya sites, comparatively little time has been spent understanding the structures that kept cities functioning for centuries. “Unfortunately, there’s this almost 200 year legacy of people focused on burial chambers and temples and hieroglyphics,” says Kenneth Tankersley, an archaeological geologist at the University of Cincinnati. “No one had been asking the question, ‘well, how did these people survive in this biologically stressful environment?'”

But over time, a decidedly mundane portion of ancient Maya life has entered the spotlight: water management. Research and excavations have gradually shown that ancient civilizations in what is now Mexico, Guatemala and Belize modified landscapes to ensure regional water cycles worked for farmers and fed thriving cities. In a stretch of land hit with alternating hurricanes and droughts, Maya ancestors scooped out reservoirs and dug drainage systems capable of holding and transporting water. And the more researchers learn, the more the forged landscapes shine as marvels of ancient Maya culture.

A Flawed Western Perspective

When early archaeologists first examined ancient Maya remains, they fixated on wealth and power, such as temples, graves and their extravagant contents. This was in part because the investigators themselves were rich. The work was a hobby conducted and funded by wealthy Europeans. “Early gentlemen scholars were interested in the elite because they were elite,” says Adrian Chase, an archaeologist at Arizona State University. Europeans also first arrived in Central America on a quest for wealth. That attitude — and search — bled into the first archaeological explorations. Additionally, Western ideas about agriculture influenced how researchers thought residents could put land to use. Dense jungle seemed somewhat impossible to transform into agricultural fields for those who were used to seeing flat plains.

As research continued over the years, archaeologists began to reconsider their assumptions. In the 1970s, attempts to map Tikal, a major Maya city in Guatemala, showed that it was so densely populated that the inhabitants must have relied on a kind of agriculture that farmed the same plots of land repeatedly. It seemed to be the only way to feed a relatively packed metropolis.

Further excavations showed that terraces, or giant shallow steps, carved into hillsides contain layers of modified soil. Each step carries so few rocks that residents must have intentionally removed material from the Earth, and the design of each step allowed water to flow from one to the next.

In the early 2000s, LiDAR technology made its way into ancient Maya research projects. The imaging system emits bursts of radar beams from above and builds a topographic map of the land below by tracking where each of those beams makes contact. LiDAR maps can show a landscape as if it were stripped of any plants — a particularly handy feature when working with former Maya settlements now covered in dense jungle.

With this technology, archaeologists started to see the landscape features, reservoirs and terraces with exceptional detail. They also saw buried infrastructure they didn’t necessarily know

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Microfluidic system with cell-separating powers may unravel how novel pathogens attack

Microfluidic system with cell-separating powers may unravel how novel pathogens attack
An image of the in-droplet cell separation microfluidic chip, showing the microfluidic channels and electrodes. Enlarged view shows a host cell and pathogenic bacteria cells being separated to top and bottom within a single water-in-oil microdroplet. Credit: Dr. Arum Han/Texas A&M University College of Engineering

To develop effective therapeutics against pathogens, scientists need to first uncover how they attack host cells. An efficient way to conduct these investigations on an extensive scale is through high-speed screening tests called assays.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have invented a high-throughput cell separation method that can be used in conjunction with droplet microfluidics, a technique whereby tiny drops of fluid containing biological or other cargo can be moved precisely and at high speeds. Specifically, the researchers successfully isolated pathogens attached to host cells from those that were unattached within a single fluid droplet using an electric field.

“Other than cell separation, most biochemical assays have been successfully converted into droplet microfluidic systems that allow high-throughput testing,” said Arum Han, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and principal investigator of the project. “We have addressed that gap, and now cell separation can be done in a high-throughput manner within the droplet microfluidic platform. This new system certainly simplifies studying host-pathogen interactions, but it is also very useful for environmental microbiology or drug screening applications.”

The researchers reported their findings in the August issue of the journal Lab on a Chip.

Microfluidic devices consist of networks of micron-sized channels or tubes that allow for controlled movements of fluids. Recently, microfluidics using water-in-oil droplets have gained popularity for a wide range of biotechnological applications. These droplets, which are picoliters (or a million times less than a microliter) in volume, can be used as platforms for carrying out biological reactions or transporting biological materials. Millions of droplets within a single chip facilitate high-throughput experiments, saving not just laboratory space but the cost of chemical reagents and manual labor.

Biological assays can involve different cell types within a single droplet, which eventually need to be separated for subsequent analyses. This task is extremely challenging in a droplet microfluidic system, Han said.

“Getting cell separation within a tiny droplet is extremely difficult because, if you think about it, first, it’s a tiny 100-micron diameter droplet, and second, within this extremely tiny droplet, multiple cell types are all mixed together,” he said.

To develop the technology needed for cell separation, Han and his team chose a host-pathogen model system consisting of the salmonella bacteria and the human macrophage, a type of immune cell. When both these cell types are introduced within a droplet, some of the bacteria adhere to the macrophage cells. The goal of their experiments was to separate the salmonella that attached to the macrophage from the ones that did not.

For cell separation, Han and his team constructed two pairs of electrodes that generated an oscillating electric field in close proximity to the droplet containing the two cell types. Since the bacteria and

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Astronomers discover carbon monoxide gas flowing from distant star system

Nov. 30 (UPI) — Scientists have discovered rapid outflow of carbon dioxide emanating from a star system located 400 light-years away.

Astronomers suggest this unique stage of a planetary system could offer scientists fresh insights into the birth and development of our own solar system.

The discovery is scheduled to be presented next week at the Five Years After HL Tau virtual conference. The research has also been accepted for publication in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

The outflow of carbon dioxide was first spotted during the survey of young “class III” stars by the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array in Chile. Some of these young, low-mass stars host debris rings created by the collision of comets, asteroids and planetesimals.

Because the debris from these collisions absorb and reradiate the energy of their host star, these rings can be detected by ALMA.

Around one star, named “NO Lup,” researchers detected both the glow of a debris and the signature of fast-flowing carbon monoxide.

“Just detecting carbon monoxide gas was exciting, since no other young stars of this type had been previously imaged by ALMA,” astronomer Joshua Lovell, co-author of the soon-to-be-published study, said in a news release.

“But when we looked closer, we found something even more unusual: given how far away the gas was from the star, it was moving much faster than expected. This had us puzzled for quite some time,” said Lovell, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge.

To solve the mystery, researchers relied on a computer model simulation of NO Lup’s debris ring.

“We found a simple way to explain it: by modeling a gas ring, but giving the gas an extra kick outward,” said Grant Kennedy, who led modeling research for the new study.

“Other models have been used to explain young discs with similar mechanisms, but this disc is more like a debris disc where we haven’t witnessed winds before. Our model showed the gas is entirely consistent with a scenario in which it’s being launched out of the system at around 22 kilometers per second, which is much higher than any stable orbital speed,” said Kennedy, a research fellow at the University of Warwick.

The simulations showed carbon monoxide could be produced by asteroid collisions or by sublimation — the rapid transition from a solid to a gas — on the surface of comets rich with carbon monoxide ice.

Last year, evidence of ancient carbon monoxide ice sublimation was detected on the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The latest research suggests this phenomenon may be more common among young stellar systems.

“This fascinating star is shedding light on what kind of physical processes are shaping planetary systems shortly after they are born, just after they have emerged from being enshrouded by their protoplanetary disk,” said study co-author Mark Wyatt.

“While we have seen gas produced by planetesimals in older systems, the shear rate at which gas is being produced in this system and

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Karnataka rolls out Learning Management System to digitise education in govt colleges- The New Indian Express

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BENGALURU: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday unveiled the first of its kind Digital Education initiative for government college students — Learning Management System (LMS) Karnataka.

LMS Karnataka will be rolled out for five lakh students in 430 Government First Grade Colleges, 87 Government Polytechnics and 14 Government Engineering Colleges from the academic year 2020-21.

Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Dr Ashwathnarayan called it a revolutionary step in the teaching-learning process in higher education in the country. The open-source platform, developed with an investment of Rs 4 crore, would give the students access to self-learning and live-learning, he added.

The department of higher education has touted this as a means to bridge the digital divide between the urban and rural, private and  government institutes. The platform will provide e-content and support online assessment of government college students’ in the state.

The platform will have videos of the one-hour lectures that take place in classes, PPT, study material and practice test of 10 multiple-choice questions. 

Multilingual e-Content in Kannada and English is developed university-wise and subject-wise by the faculty of the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education for the past one month, said Pradeep P, Commissioner for Collegiate Education. The PPT will be a step up from the chalk and board method, he added.

He told The New Indian Express that now the first phase of the platform has been rolled out. The login and content access will be given to students and teachers, in this phase.  The first phase was developed by a third party developer in 15 days.

Deeming the platform as a medium to close the learning loop with continuous evaluation, he said it has daily and weekly tests, and the continuous evaluation works as an effective tool to gauge the capacity and weakness of students and teachers.

The inbuilt performance analytics, will give a picture of teaching-learning outcomes, on student, teacher, college, university and state level, he added calling it the “unlocking the true potential of every student and teacher”.

The platform works in the offline mode in the mobile app as well as on the web portal, Pradeep said, a measure to counter the drawbacks of the bandwidth and internet issues that were encountered while digitising education during the COVID19 pandemic.

In the previous year, Pradeep said more than 1 lakh students were given laptops which have windows operating system, and the platform will work on a website based mode as well.

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Higher Education ERP System Market to See Major Growth by 2025 | SAP, Blackbaud, Oracle

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Nov 30, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
AMA Research have added latest edition of survey study on Higher Education ERP System Market with 100+ market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures spread through Pages and easy to understand detailed analysis. At present, the market is developing its presence. The Research report presents a complete assessment of the Market and contains a future trend, current growth factors, attentive opinions, facts, and industry validated market data. The research study provides estimates for Higher Education ERP System Forecast till 2025*. Some are the key players taken under coverage for this study is SAP AG (Germany), Blackbaud, Inc. (United States), Oracle Corporation (United States), Dell Inc. (United States), Epicor Software Corporation (United States), Ellucian (United States), Jenzabar, Inc. (United States), Infor, Inc. (United States), Unit4 Software (Netherlands) and Foradian Technologies (India)


Free Sample Report + All Related Graphs & Charts @ https://www.advancemarketanalytics.com/sample-report/121497-global-higher-education-erp-system-market

The higher education ERP system is a single database system that makes information and communication easy across various departments of an organization. This is designed to interact with specific modules designed to communicate with other modules of the institute. It improves access to information, productivity and efficiency in the organization, systematic workflow management across the organization and easy interaction with parents and teachers.

Market Drivers

  • Improved organization and Systemizing Various Educational Processes
  • Rise in the Demand for Improved Connectivity


Market Trend

  • High Demand for Video-Based Learning Methods



  • Intense Competition in the Market



  • The Improvisation in Technology and Overall Demand of Concepts Related to Computing
  • Introduction to Cloud-Based ERP Solutions



  • Difficulty in Integration of ERP Solutions With Internal Systems of Organizations


Important Features that are under offering & key highlights of the report:

1) How Study Have Considered the Impact of COVID-19 / Economic Slowdown of 2020 ?

Analyst at AMAare constantly gathering and conducting survey with opinion leaders and Industry experts from various region to minutely understand impact on growth as well as local reforms to evaluate study and market estimates. Due to lockdown different online medium and procedures are followed like Survey Monkey, LinkedIn Connections, and Email reach and industry forum to established industry viewpoint to garner rich insights for study. A special chapter in the study presents Impact Analysis of COVID-19 on Higher Education ERP System Market along with tables and graphs related to various country and segments showcasing impact on growth trends.

2) Can list of players be customizeaccordingto targeted regional geographies to match business objective?

Considering heat map analysis and based on market buzz or voice the profiled list of companies in the the report are SAP AG (Germany), Blackbaud, Inc. (United States), Oracle Corporation (United States), Dell Inc. (United States), Epicor Software Corporation (United States), Ellucian (United States), Jenzabar, Inc. (United States), Infor, Inc. (United States), Unit4 Software (Netherlands) and Foradian Technologies (India) “. Yes, further list of players can also be customized as per your requirement keeping in mind your areas

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Northwestern University Has Developed An AI System That Helps Detect Covid-19 On Chest X-Rays

Earlier last week, Northwestern University researchers announced that they successfully created a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) radiology tool that can detect Covid-19 in chest x-rays.

The study has since been published in the journal Radiology, and indicates that the system “classified 2,214 test images with an accuracy of 83%.”

Dr. Aggelos Katsaggelos, a senior author of the study, states in the press report that “We are not aiming to replace actual testing […] X-rays are routine, safe and inexpensive. It would take seconds for our system to screen a patient and determine if that patient needs to be isolated.” Dr. Ramsey Wehbe, another main author of the study, explained that “It could take hours or days to receive results from a COVID-19 test […] A.I. doesn’t confirm whether or not someone has the virus. But if we can flag a patient with this algorithm, we could speed up triage before the test results come back.”

As Katsaggelos so aptly describes, the ability to conduct an initial screening to see if patients need to be isolated could itself be a potentially massive value addition to emergency department physicians. During the height of the pandemic, and still in many places, personal protective equipment (PPE) was one of the first supplies to run low, meaning that healthcare professionals were routinely seeing coronavirus positive patients without protection for themselves, potentially exacerbating the spread of the virus. In fact, this caused many healthcare workers to often reuse and stretch out limited supplies of PPE for patient care. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), so far, nearly 238,000 healthcare professionals have contracted Covid-19, with over 841 having passed away due to the virus.

The discussion in the journal article also provides an important consideration of this technology: “Prior clinical studies showed COVID-19 pneumonia produces characteristic features on chest imaging, but up to 56% of symptomatic patients can demonstrate normal chest imaging, especially early in their disease course. Imaging is therefore inappropriate to “rule out” disease. Also, many of the findings seen in COVID-19 imaging are non-specific with overlap, particularly with other viral pneumonias. Chest imaging therefore should not be used as a diagnostic tool for COVID-19, but could play an important role in earlier identification of patients likely to have the disease to aid in triage and infection control.”

The press report does also warn that “Of course, not all COVID-19 patients show any sign of illness, including on their chest X-rays. Especially early in the virus’ progression, patients likely will not yet have manifestations on their lungs.” In these cases, this AI radiology tool will likely not be very helpful.

Nonetheless, as the authors of the study so aptly conclude: “We feel that this algorithm has the potential to benefit healthcare systems in mitigating

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