Health informatics

Using AI to remove racial disparity in knee pain diagnosis

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has developed an artificial-intelligence-based application for categorizing the degree of pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis in their knees. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rap music increasingly mixes in mental health metaphors

The most popular rap songs in the United States are increasingly referencing depression and suicide and mixing in metaphors about mental health struggles, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are attitudes contagious?

If you were to meet two new people, and others seem to be more friendly toward one of those individuals, would that lead you to like that individual more than the other?

Genetics

Study suggests neuronal origin of 'they all look alike'

A team of researchers from the University of California and Stanford University has found that the tendency to see people from different racial groups as interchangeable has a neuronal basis. In their paper published in Proceedings ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Catalyst for genetic kidney disease in black people identified

Between 15 and 20 percent of black people carry a genetic mutation that puts them at risk for certain chronic kidney disease, but only about half of them develop the illness - a variance that long has puzzled researchers. ...

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