Ophthalmology

AI model predicts risk for age-related macular degeneration

(HealthDay)—A new artificial intelligence algorithm can predict risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study published in the April issue of Translational Vision Science and Technology.

Medical economics

Claims-based frailty index can improve cost prediction

(HealthDay)—A claims-based frailty index can improve current Medicare cost prediction for patients with different levels of frailty, according to a study published online April 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The science behind Sweden's 'relaxed' coronavirus approach

A growing number of Swedish doctors and scientists are raising alarm over the Swedish government's approach to COVID-19. Unlike its Nordic neighbors, Sweden has adopted a relatively relaxed strategy, seemingly assuming that ...

Cardiology

Technique reveals whether models of patient risk are accurate

After a patient has a heart attack or stroke, doctors often use risk models to help guide their treatment. These models can calculate a patient's risk of dying based on factors such as the patient's age, symptoms, and other ...

Oncology & Cancer

Algorithm turns cancer gene discovery on its head

A method for finding genes that spur tumor growth takes advantage of machine learning algorithms to sift through reams of molecular data collected from studies of cancer cell lines, mouse models and human patients.

Neuroscience

Can MRI predict intelligence levels in children?

A group of researchers from the Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) took 4th place in the international MRI-based adolescent intelligence prediction competition. For the first ...

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