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Arthritis & Rheumatism

Artificial intelligence detects osteoarthritis years before it develops

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering have created a machine-learning algorithm that can detect subtle signs of osteoarthritis—too abstract ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How We Feel app pilots COVID prediction model

Among the pandemic's biggest challenges for public health experts have been just how novel it is, how hard it's been to come by sufficient useful data, and how few tools scientists have for accurately tracking and predicting ...

Genetics

Algorithms uncover cancers' hidden genetic losses and gains

Understanding the specific mutations that contribute to different forms of cancer is critical to improving diagnosis and treatment. But limitations in DNA sequencing technology make it difficult to detect some major mutations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Analysis of COVID-19 publications identifies research gaps

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific and medical journals have published over 100,000 studies on SARS-CoV-2. But according to data scientists who created a machine-learning tool to analyze the deluge of publications, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New algorithm signals a possible disease resurgence

Scientists at the University of Georgia have used machine learning to predict the reemergence of existing infectious diseases. The algorithm monitors public health data to detect statistical patterns associated with impending ...

Pediatrics

Machine learning models identify kids at risk of lead poisoning

Machine learning can help public health officials identify children most at risk of lead poisoning, enabling them to concentrate their limited resources on preventing poisonings rather than remediating homes only after a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Extent of India's COVID nudge campaign revealed

The Government of India's use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Online tool informs recovery prospects for sepsis survivors

The tool, available online, is the first of its kind and was developed and validated using anonymised data from around 120,000 sepsis patients from the ICNARC national database for critical care units across England.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Diagnosis of neurological diseases to benefit from AI

Cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology for diagnosing neurological disease such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's from eye scans will be tested and scaled in the NHS.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 may have been in LA as early as last December, study suggests

UCLA researchers and colleagues who analyzed electronic health records found that there was a significant increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Leiden cholera epidemics mapped out, literally

Three cholera epidemics struck 19th-century Leiden. Today's coronavirus pandemic prompted Martijn Storms, curator of maps and atlases at the Leiden University Libraries, to scour the library for maps about these past epidemics.

Radiology & Imaging

Artificial intelligence helps cut down on MRI no-shows

According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), artificial intelligence (AI) predictive analytics performed moderately well in solving complex multifactorial operational problems—outpatient MRI appointment no-shows, ...