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Digital tool assesses privacy and effectiveness of contact tracing apps 

Digital tool assesses privacy and effectiveness of contact tracing apps 

A new tool developed by a team of Western University computer scientists performs a digital deep dive on the near-endless stream of contact tracing (CT) mobile apps currently available on the market to evaluate their effectiveness and, more importantly for most, their privacy thresholds.

The great diabetes idea, 100 years on

The great diabetes idea, 100 years on

You’d be hard pressed to find a more unlikely medical hero than Sir Frederick Banting, a young doctor and Western lecturer who didn’t even know how to spell ‘diabetes’ when – exactly 100 years ago – he came up with a radical idea to prevent millions of deaths .