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Cyberattack shut down computer systems at Nebraska Medicine

Sep. 25, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Medicine will resume normal operations “in days" following a cyberattack that shut down computer systems early Sunday, health system officials said. Officials described the outage in a statement Thursday as a “significant information technology system downtime...

In this April 5, 2017, photo, Regina Barzilay, a professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, poses at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. The world's biggest AI society awarded Barzilay its top prize on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. MIT said Barzilay is a breast cancer survivor whose 2014 diagnosis led her to shift her machine-learning work to creating systems for drug development and early cancer diagnosis. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

Sep. 23, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world's biggest AI society awarded its top prize Wednesday to Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT's...

An ambulance drives past the University Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. German authorities say a hacker attack caused the partial failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment. (Roland Weihrauch/dpa via AP)

Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia

Sep. 22, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia, German media reported Tuesday. The attack caused the failure of IT systems at Duesseldorf's University Hospital two weeks...

An ambulance drives past the University Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. German authorities say a hacker attack caused the partial failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment. (Roland Weihrauch/dpa via AP)

German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies

Sep. 17, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday that an apparently misdirected ransomware attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment. The woman's death appeared to be the...

Lawyer: Medical workers improperly accessed Floyd's records

Sep. 9, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of George Floyd have been notified that multiple employees of a Minneapolis healthcare system have improperly accessed the man's medical records sometime in the last 30 days, an attorney for the family said. Attorney Antonio Romanucci told KARE 11 that family members...

A currency trader walks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Asian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street turned in its biggest daily gain since July despite uncertainty about the global outlook. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian stock markets follow Wall Street higher

Sep. 2, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

Asian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street turned in its biggest daily gain since July despite uncertainty about the global outlook. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney all advanced. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index gained 1.5% on Wednesday after a report on hiring that some analyst...

GM, Ford complete US contracts to build breathing machines

Sep. 1, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it has finished making 30,000 medical breathing machines for the U.S. government to help treat coronavirus patients. The Department of Health and Human Services contracted with GM to build the ventilators at a converted auto electronics plant in Kokomo, Indiana, at a cost...

In this Aug. 24, 2020, photo Jean Grady smiles as she poses at her home in Westford, Vt. Grady wears an insulin pump to help manage her diabetes. Before the pandemic, Medicare rules required her make regular two-hour, one-way trips to New Hampshire to meet with her doctor to discuss her treatment. Medicare rule changes during the pandemic now makes it possible for her to meet with her doctor remotely, saving her from hours on the road. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Fad or future? Telehealth expansion eyed beyond pandemic

Aug. 30, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the smartphone era and now there's a push to make telemedicine widely available in the future. Consultations via tablets, laptops and...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. file photo, Elon Musk founder, CEO, and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX speaks during a news conference after a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket test flight to demonstrate the capsule's emergency escape system at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Elon Musk is not content with just electric cars, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain. His startup, Neuralink, wants to one day implant computer chips inside people's brain.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Elon Musk wants YOU to build a brain-computer interface

Aug. 28, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

Elon Musk isn't content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain. His startup, Neuralink, wants to one day implant computer chips inside the human brain. The goal is to develop implants that...

Workers and volunteers disinfect as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Goyang, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. South Korea is closing schools and switching back to remote learning in the greater capital area as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea urges striking doctors to return to work

Aug. 25, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- Health officials in South Korea called on thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo cited the growing virus crisis while issuing back-to-work orders for doctors...