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Neuroscience

Cloud computing expands brain sciences

People often think about human behavior in terms of what is happening in the present—reading a newspaper, driving a car, or catching a football. But other dimensions of behavior extend over weeks, months, and years.

Cardiology

Could your smart watch alert you to risk of sudden death?

Researchers have developed an algorithm that could ultimately enable smart watches to alert wearers to potentially deadly changes in their heart rhythm. The research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, ...

Health informatics

Changing community networks impact disease spread

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the importance of understanding precisely how diseases spread throughout networks of transportation. However, rigorously determining the connection between disease risk and changing networks—which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Financial penalties for dialysis centers do not increase performance

Performance-based financial penalties against outpatient dialysis centers under the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) do not improve performance scores, according to a study published online May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Targeted disease surveillance can help prevent the next pandemic

As more and more people around the world are getting vaccinated, one can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. But the next pandemic threat is likely already making its way through the population right now.