Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding social networks necessary to tracking spread of disease

Understanding how infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 (causative pathogen—SARS-CoV-2), spread requires a deep understanding of our social connections and networks. It is the way forward for efficient infection prevention ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When will the omicron surge be over? Very soon

The omicron-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases is likely to peak by mid-January, according to new projections, after which the numbers are expected to plummet just as quickly as they soared.

Neuroscience

Artificial intelligence predicts eye movements

A large amount of information constantly flows into our brain via the eyes. Scientists can measure the resulting brain activity using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The precise measurement of eye movements during an MRI ...

Neuroscience

Fractal brain networks support complex thought

Understanding how the human brain produces complex thought is daunting given its intricacy and scale. The brain contains approximately 100 billion neurons that coordinate activity through 100 trillion connections, and those ...

Neuroscience

Neural mechanism of autonomous learning uncovered

Thanks to so-called 'deep learning," a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms inspired by the brain, machines can match human performance in perception and language recognition and even outperform humans in certain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A pandemic modeler looks back – and forward

The United States reported its first official case of COVID-19 on Jan. 21. Ten months later, more than 15 million Americans are known to have been infected and nearly 300,000 have died from the disease. The effects on individual ...

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