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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Remote-controlled hospital devices get COVID-19 guidance

Remotely controlled hospital wards may sound like something out of science fiction, but they're already becoming reality, and an innovation that could save time and even lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune strategy based on limited information in the network

The novel coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic that has spread to more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Currently, countries and territories are fighting the spread of the disease using social distancing ...

Neuroscience

AI helps scientists understand brain activity behind thoughts

A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University has developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that help them better understand the brain computations that underlie thoughts. This is new, because ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Areas where the next pandemic could emerge are revealed

An international team of human- and animal-health experts has incorporated environmental, social and economic considerations—including air transit centrality—to identify key areas at risk of leading to the next pandemic.

Radiology & Imaging

Algorithm accurately predicts COVID-19 patient outcomes

With communities across the nation experiencing a wave of COVID-19 infections, clinicians need effective tools that will enable them to aggressively and accurately treat each patient based on their specific disease presentation, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discovering the secrets of viral sequences in COVID-19

Since the beginning of 2020, labs from all around the world have been sequencing the material from positive tests of people affected by COVID-19 and then depositing sequences mostly to three points of collection: GenBank, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Calculating aerosol infection risk yourself

An easy-to-use algorithm can now be used to determine the risk of being infected by SARS-CoV-2 via aerosol particles from patients in indoor environments. It also estimates how protective measures such as wearing masks and ...