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A collection of feature articles, case studies, and whitepapers from CAS. News and trends spanning scientific research and information technology.

New findings reveal innovation in small molecule discovery is accelerating

Though an increasing number of novel chemical compounds are being synthesized each year, there is growing concern that innovation may be stagnating in small molecule discovery. However, new research published by CAS scientists in the October 2019 Journal of Organic Chemistry reveals that the pace of small molecule innovation is actually accelerating from a structural perspective and offers insights into finding fruitful new areas for further investigation as chemists navigate a vast and largely unexplored chemical space.

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Data modeling: A fundamental pillar of your future AI technology

How your data is organized and stored, and the data relationships within, is defined by a data model. An effective model allows users across your organization to easily understand how the business operates. It is the linchpin of almost every high-value business solution, with its greatest value realized when applied beyond the boundaries of individual lines of businesses (LOBs) or operations within an organization. This data model is a strategic pillar for information management, upon which the success of future business-critical projects depend.

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Accelerating innovation in materials science with machine learning

Given the wide range of applications and benefits offered by ML, there is a current push to implement it in the materials science sector, with many R&D-based organizations investing heavily in the development of digital strategies. However, one challenge these teams face is that scientific data is often complex and disconnected. This is a problem because ML systems rely on well-organized, high-quality data. So, how can you effectively apply ML to accelerate innovation and growth in your materials science company?

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Data quality: The not-so secret sauce for AI and machine learning

The promise of artificial intelligence has always felt more like a future state, but the reality is that many companies are already adopting AI initiatives. This is especially true in the scientific R&D realms. Over the last few years, there has been a huge increase of machine learning and AI initiatives in everything from QSAR models to genomics. According to a 2018 survey, AI adoption grew drastically from 38% in 2017 to 61% in 2018. This occurred across a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and financial services. However, most early adopters noted one of the biggest challenges to successful implementation involved data, specifically, accessing, protecting, integrating and preparing data for AI initiatives.

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CAS Future Leaders: On the trail toward scientific leadership

Celebrating its 10th year, the CAS Future Leaders program awards early-career scientists with essential scientific, business and leadership training and a trip to the ACS National Meeting & Exposition. This year, 29 participants from 16 countries took part in programming related to five leadership themes (Storytelling, Insights, Strategies, Perspectives and Impacts), all designed to help them advance their careers and make meaningful impacts in science.

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CAS Future Leaders: Forging friendship, collaboration and success

Have you heard about CAS Future Leaders? Since 2010, the program has provided early-career scientists with essential scientific, business and leadership training to help them make meaningful impacts in science. In the weeks to come, we're sharing "where are they now" stories written by our program alumni. This week's post features Fernando Gomollon Bel and Ben Naman, both participants in our 2014 program.

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CAS Future Leaders: Driving scientific community engagement across Malaysia

Have you heard about CAS Future Leaders? Since 2010, the program has provided early-career scientists with essential scientific, business and leadership training to help them make meaningful impacts in science. We're sharing "where are they now" stories written by our program alumni. This week's post features two alumni collaborating to elevate the scientific community in Malaysia, Felicia Lim (2018) and Magaret Sivapragasam (2017).

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