The pharmaceutical industry is booming, and that’s good news for students of UMBC’s M.P.S. Biotechnology graduate program and the new Transitional Life Science Technology (TLST) program. In fact, the state of Maryland gives biotechnology incentive credits to help grow the biotechnology industry. That results in a lot of opportunity for our students. In this week’s Industry Roundup, we take a look at how the pharmaceutical industry is geared up for a race to find a cure that is silently killing at least 30 million Americans. We also take a look at developing an agile mind, AI in healthcare and cancer diagnosis, grabbing the attention of millennials and how AI is becoming typical in life.

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The Race for a Silent Killer Cure is On

The pharmaceutical industry is geared up for a race to find a cure that is silently killing at least 30 million Americans. Many are in dire need of a cure to treat a form of fatty liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitus, and they’re turning to pharma for solutions.


How to Develop an Agile Mind

The brightest intellects in history declared that an elastic mind, that is one that can easily stretch and survive an environment of change, is critical to rise above convention. So, how do we go about stretching our minds so we remain more flexible? This article by The Startup gets you started.


AI Aids in Healthcare and Cancer Diagnosis

AI is far from being science fiction. Real advancements are taking place that are offering life saving insights. Machine learning and Big Data are helping to improve patient outcomes by speeding up the time it takes for new treatments to hit the medical world, delivering effective solutions for those who would’ve in the past had to wait.


How to Grab a Millennial Customer’s Attention

There’s a huge chunk of the marketplace ready and willing to make purchases, but first you must know how to pique their interest and gain their loyalty. Millennial customers interact and respond with brands through effective and compelling visual design. If you’re looking to capture this part of the market, you’ll need to be flexible and ready to address needs on a flash. This article talks about how to understand your audience.


AI to Become Typical in Life

As we enter this New Year, it’s always fun to imagine where tech will lead us. One thing seems certain, AI isn’t the futuristic wonder it’s been. It seems to be turning into a staple, instead. Like bread served with pasta or creamer in coffee. Not so sure about this? Check out this article by Forbes where they talk about 5 AI expectations in the new year.

 

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