PNAS Nexus

PNAS Nexus is an open access scientific journal focused on the publication of high-quality original research from across the biological, medical, physical, social, and political sciences, and engineering and mathematics. Of particular interest are those articles with broad, interdisciplinary appeal.


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Using the body's own cells to treat traumatic brain injury

Scientists have created a new treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) that shrank brain lesions by 56% and significantly reduced local inflammation levels in pigs. The new approach leverages macrophages, a type of white ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predicting COVID-19 variant waves with AI

An AI model can predict which SARS-CoV-2 variants are likely to cause new waves of infection. Current models used to predict the dynamics of viral transmission do not predict variant-specific spread.

Health informatics

AI in medical research: Promise and challenges

In an editorial published in PNAS Nexus, Monica M. Bertagnolli assesses the promise of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to study and improve health. The editorial was written by Dr. Bertagnolli in her ...

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