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 ...

Neuroscience

Using personal frequency to control brain activity

Stroke, Parkinson's disease and depression—these medical illnesses have one thing in common: they are caused by changes in brain functions. For a long time, research has therefore been conducted into ways of influencing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

"Digital contact tracing might be our best shot"

Many countries are relying on corona contact tracing apps to identify the contacts of infected persons and isolate those affected in order to break the infection chains. Germany has now also published an app that uses Bluetooth ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Meeting the challenge of vaccination hesitancy

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared vaccine hesitancy one of the top 10 threats to global health. In recent years, worldwide measles outbreaks in communities with low immunization rates have revealed gaps in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking COVID-19 spread faster, and more accurately

With an approach that combines big data, network science and stochastic systems, a Michigan Engineering professor is working to develop algorithms that can quickly and accurately identify COVID-19 "patient zero" as the virus ...

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