Surgery

Optical sensing for orthopedic surgery

Knees and hips wear out. Backs and necks become unstable. Fortunately, orthopedic surgeons specialize in musculoskeletal repair. And surgeries that formerly required open exposure are now accomplished with minimally invasive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alterations caused by ALS detected in the retina

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), characterised by harm to brain neurons and to the spinal cord, also affects the tissue of the retina, according to a study headed up by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expectations and dopamine can affect outcome of SSRI treatment

Levels of dopamine and the placebo effect can determine whether patients with social anxieties improve when treated with SSRIs. A new study shows the effect was four times higher for patients with high expectations of the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Deep learning improves interpretation of tumors

NIBIB-funded engineers are using deep learning to differentiate tumors more accurately from normal tissue in positron emission tomography (PET) images. Standard analysis of PET scans count black regions as tumor and white ...

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