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Psychology & Psychiatry

Chatbots could be used to deliver psychotherapy during Covid-19 and beyond

Chatbots could play a key role in helping people with issues around their health and wellbeing, according to a new study from academics at the University of Sheffield.

Oncology & Cancer

Artificial intelligence enhances brain tumour diagnosis

A new machine learning approach classifies a common type of brain tumor into low or high grades with almost 98% accuracy, researchers report in the journal IEEE Access. Scientists in India and Japan, including from Kyoto ...

Health informatics

Better patient identification could help fight the coronavirus

In a peer-reviewed commentary published in npj Digital Medicine, experts from Regenstrief Institute, Mayo Clinic and The Pew Charitable Trusts write that matching patient records from disparate sources is not only achievable, ...

Surgery

UTSA software helps patients receive faster post-pandemic care

Many patients had to wait for lifesaving surgeries, such organ transplants, due to the heavy burden COVID-19 caused for hospitals. Now, UTSA computer science seniors have built a software program that assists doctors in prioritizing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New model predicts the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic

As of late May, COVID-19 has killed more than 325,000 people around the world. Even though the worst seems to be over for countries like China and South Korea, public health experts warn that cases and fatalities will continue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tests expand on whether wearables could predict coronavirus

Research is expanding into whether wearable devices such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit could track a person with coronavirus or the flu, or perhaps detect and even predict the onset of disease in a wearer.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers use ALCF resources to model the spread of COVID-19

With COVID-19 drastically altering daily life for people across the planet, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has moved quickly to join the global fight against the pandemic. Among the laboratory's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Estimating the second wave

ETH researchers are using a new mathematical model to calculate a possible second wave of the pandemic in Switzerland. Even though such a wave would probably grow more slowly than the first without overloading hospitals, ...

Ophthalmology

AI model predicts risk for age-related macular degeneration

(HealthDay)—A new artificial intelligence algorithm can predict risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study published in the April issue of Translational Vision Science and Technology.

Medical research

Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

Tissue biopsy slides stained using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) dyes are a cornerstone of histopathology, especially for pathologists needing to diagnose and determine the stage of cancers. A research team led by MIT scientists ...