Health informatics

Can smartphones predict mortality risk?

Passive smartphone monitoring of people's walking activity can be used to construct population-level models of health and mortality risk, according to a new study publishing October 20 in the open access journal PLOS Digital ...

Medical research

Fighting tumors through sugar deprivation

One of the deadliest forms of cancer is the brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). It is a rare disease, with approximately 28,000 cases diagnosed every year in the EU and the US, for which median survival does not exceed ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Turning down the hormone dial could improve IVF live birth rates

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Michigan State University are studying ovarian stimulation protocols in cattle and in vitro fertilization in humans simultaneously. The team found the standard practice of using ...

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