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Diabetes

Researchers use AI to predict risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Artificial intelligence could be used to predict who is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes—information that could be used to improve the lives of millions of Canadians.

Medical research

A new mathematical model assesses ICU patients' mortality risk

A research team has developed a new machine learning-based model that predicts the risk of mortality of intensive care unit patients according to their characteristics. The research was published in the latest edition of ...

Medical economics

What machine learning can offer Nigeria's healthcare system

Imagine it's 2030—and a typical day in a Nigerian healthcare setting. In earlier decades, when a patient walked in, they could see piles of folders and a clutter of pens scattered all over the office. They'd have a long ...

Neuroscience

Using deep learning to research material transport in the brain

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, controlling everything from senses to behaviors. Like any part of the body, it is subject to various errors that affect cognitive and physical functions, some of which ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Appearance-related anxiety and the tool helping people post-lockdown

After more than a year of restrictions, many people are apprehensive about socializing freely again. But for people with visible differences, and those who suffer appearance related anxiety, that thought might be particularly ...

Cardiology

A clinically viable way to develop AI-based tools for medicine

In recent years, meteoric progress has been made in the world of deep learning, but at the present time, there are virtually no medical products on the shelf that use this technology. Consequently, doctors continue to employ ...

Oncology & Cancer

Algorithm can detect biomarker in aggressive breast cancer

Jeppe Thagaard has developed a mathematical model for use in automated image analysis of tissue samples. The model provides the possibility for better and more similar cancer prognosis and treatment.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Smartphone photos can be used to detect anemia

A picture of a person's inner eyelid taken with a standard smartphone camera can be used to screen for anemia, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Selim Suner of Brown University ...

Health informatics

How to make biomedical research datasets interactive

The concept of interoperability describes the ability of different systems to communicate. This is a major challenge in biomedical research, and in particular, in the field of personalized medicine, which is largely based ...

Health informatics

Supermarket model to guide safer shopping amid pandemic

A Skoltech team has developed a model for assessing infection risks for supermarket customers. The researchers believe that their model will help formulate scientifically backed rules for safe shopping during the pandemic. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Using artificial intelligence to overcome mental health stigma

Depression is a worldwide problem, with serious consequences for individual health and the economy, and rapid and effective screening tools are thus urgently needed to counteract its increasing prevalence. Now, researchers ...

Oncology & Cancer

How blood tests are transforming cancer treatment

Four years ago, researchers in the CRUK TRACERx team at the Crick and UCL, alongside an industry-collaborator Natera, developed a personalized test that uses circulating fragments of tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the blood of patients ...

Pediatrics

AI advance in premature baby care

James Cook University scientists believe they have made an advance in the science of keeping premature babies alive.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can AI prevent the effects of a pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest crisis in a generation. Decision-makers have struggled to balance the state of health with the needs of society and the economy through the spread of the virus. Using AI in simulation ...

Health informatics

Anti-science, partisan tweets could flag an outbreak

In the realm of social media, anti-science views about COVID-19 align so closely with political ideology—especially among conservatives—that its predictability offers a strategy to help protect public health, a new USC ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Apps 'valuable tool' in helping manage chronic pain

Smartphone apps have proved invaluable for helping people manage chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic, but researchers warn that the need for information sharing and education in this area is being neglected.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify 16 medicines that could be used to treat COVID-19

In the scientific journal Pharmaceutics, researchers from the ESI International Chair of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU UCH) and ESI Group have just published a new computational topology strategy to identify existing ...

Cardiology

Computer method to predict outcomes for heart patients

An international group of clinicians and scientists from MIT and Lund University, among others, have analyzed how individual genetic changes affect the heart muscle. The researchers have created a new computer tool that could ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How AI can help save lives in high-risk pregnancies

Pregnancy is a very special time for the expectant parents. While most women experience uncomplicated pregnancies, some pregnancies are high-risk, where close monitoring of the fetus is critical to avoid complications or ...

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.