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Radiology & Imaging

Combination of AI and radiologists more accurately identified breast cancer

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool—trained on roughly a million screening mammography images—identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists, a new study finds.

Neuroscience

DeNeRD: an AI-based method to process whole images of the brain

Researchers at the University of Zurich's Brain Research Institute have recently developed a technique to automatically detect neurons of different types in a variety of brain regions at different developmental stages. They ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers enlist the cloud to wipe out malaria

The Monash scientists who developed the small game-changing device that can rapidly screen blood in minutes to detect disease-causing pathogens have now confirmed the successful operation of a cloud-based system based on ...

Health

Researcher briefs FDA on need for patient identity management

Patient identity management is a gaping hole in the American electronic healthcare system, one that needs to be addressed to improve the quality of real-world data according to Regenstrief Institute research scientist Shaun ...

Cardiology

AI maps routes to heart disease

A new study in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics uses machine learning on unlabeled electronic health record (EHR) data to shed light on the emergence of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Oncology & Cancer

Accurate lymphoma prognosis from a simple blood test

After a patient is diagnosed with lymphoma—an often-treatable type of cancer that attacks the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow and more—the natural next steps are determining the patient's survival outlook and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australian trial halves number of tuberculosis cases

Annual community-wide screening for tuberculosis almost halves the number of cases of the deadly disease, a four-year study by Australian and Vietnamese researchers has found.

Medications

Laboratory to join ATOM to transform drug discovery with AI

According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 38 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. The current process for drug discovery is slow and sequential, and often involves ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic resistance: Why tests are key to arresting the trend

Infections are a leading cause of death worldwide. But widespread resistance to almost all available antibacterials is a reality in low and middle-income countries. It is thought to be most acute in sub-Saharan Africa.