Neuroscience

Machine intelligence accelerates research into mapping brains

Scientists in Japan's brain science project have used machine intelligence to improve the accuracy and reliability of a powerful brain-mapping technique, a new study reports. Their development, published on December 18 in ...

Sleep apnea

Powered intracapsular tonsillectomy aids pediatric OSA

(HealthDay)—Powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (PITA) improves severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pediatric patients, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and ...

Ophthalmology

Retinal ganglion cell count IDs normal-tension glaucoma

(HealthDay)—Weighted retinal ganglion cell (RGC) count has higher potential than other parameters for differentiating normal eyes from those with glaucoma, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Clinical & Experimental ...

Neuroscience

Neurons express 'gloss' using three perceptual parameters

Japanese researchers showed monkeys a number of images representing various glosses and then they measured the responses of 39 neurons by using microelectrodes. They found that a specific population of neurons changed the ...

Medical research

Mathematics to improve running

How can runners improve their performance, weight and fitness? Amandine Aftalion from the Mathematics Laboratory in Versailles (CNRS/University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) and Frédéric Bonnans from the Center ...

Surgery

Simulator can teach basic robotic-assisted surgery

(HealthDay)—About half of medical students with no experience with robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery can learn basic skills within two sessions using a simulator, according to a study published in the March issue of ...

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