The selection of a first-line chemotherapy drug to treat many types of cancer is often a clear-cut decision governed by standard-of-care protocols, but what drug should be used next if the first one fails? That’s where Georgia Institute of Technology researchers believe their new open source decision support tool could come in. Using machine learning […]Continue Reading ...
Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon be used to detect Alzheimer’s disease early in the course of disease say researchers. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal Radiology. The researchers from University of California at San Francisco, conducted a small but significant study where they used a self-learning computer […]Continue Reading ...
In the span of less than 12 hours this week, the Trump administration took two seemingly contradictory actions that could have profound effects on the insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act. First, officials issued guidance Monday morning that could weaken the exchanges set up for people who buy their own insurance. The […]Continue Reading ...
If a person is to learn anything at all about the world, they have to pay attention to what’s going on around them — but since they can’t pay attention to everything, they also have to figure out what’s most important to pay attention to. Exactly how humans (and other animals) do that remains a […]Continue Reading ...
There just aren’t enough kidney transplants available for the millions of people with renal failure. Aside from a transplant, the only alternative for patients is to undergo regular dialysis sessions to clear harmful cellular waste from their bodies. Now, scientists report in ACS Nano a new urea sorbent that could accelerate progress toward the development […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have succeeded in training an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to predict the risk of cognitive decline which could result in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) five years later. Image Credit: Atthapon Raksthapu / Shutterstock At present, there is no effective treatment or cure for AD, but a growing volume of evidence suggests that the disease […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 3 2018 Scientists have created miniature magnetic swimming devices – which mimic the appearance of sperm cells – that could revolutionize disease treatment by swimming drugs to specific areas of the body. The devices, which measure as small as one millimeter long, consist of a magnetic head and flexible tail that allows them to […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 20 2018 As incredible as it sounds, a rice paddy field could one day yield an inexpensive way to prevent HIV. A Cambodian farmer throws rice seeds onto his paddy fields on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Modified rice seeds could hold the key to fighting HIV. (© Heng Sinith/AP Images) An international team […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in deciding when to give potentially life-saving drugs to patients being treated for sepsis in the emergency room. Sepsis is one of the most frequent causes of admission, and one of the most common causes of death, in […]Continue Reading ...
An international collaboration co-led by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has made a discovery that could make therapeutic insulins more effective by better mimicking the way insulin works in the body. The findings could improve treatments for diabetes, a disease that impacts the lives of millions of people worldwide. Published today in […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Psychology department of Essex University have made claims that take us back to medieval ages of palmistry and predictions but could have a biological basis. Researchers led by Dr. Tuesday Watts have found that women who have different sizes of ring and index fingers in the left hands are more likely to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study of the way mouse embryos attach to the womb may one day lead to an improvement in the conception rates of women having IVF. University of Manchester scientists say mildly stressing an embryo might result in an increased likelihood of successful attachment to the womb. The results, funded by […]Continue Reading ...
The problems associated with global warming are coming closer home say researchers. The warnings came in the form of a United Nations report that said that climate change catastrophe would become a routine occurrence come 2040. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published this report this week (Monday 8th October 2018) saying that the […]Continue Reading ...
Almost 12% of all adults in Germany are diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) investigated whether participants in a screening programme could have advantages or disadvantages if their general practitioner, for example, offers regular tests based on a questionnaire that can […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs. The study, published in Nature Communications could allow doctors to screen patients at risk from Aspergillus, and could easily be developed into a test. When breathed in, […]Continue Reading ...
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