Pediatrics

Using machine learning to predict pediatric brain injury

When newborn babies or children with heart or lung distress are struggling to survive, doctors often turn to a form of life support that uses artificial lungs. This treatment, called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Machine learning helps hunt for COVID-19 therapies

Michigan State University Foundation Professor Guowei Wei wasn't preparing machine learning techniques for a global health crisis. Still, when one broke out, he and his team were ready to help.

Oncology & Cancer

Telehealth disparity seen in cancer care

(HealthDay)—Black and Hispanic patients with cancer used telehealth less often than White patients during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, according to a study presented at the ASCO Quality Care Symposium, held virtually ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Knowing the model you can trust: The key to better decision-making

As much of Europe is engulfed by a second wave of COVID-19, and track and trace struggles to meet demand, modeling support tools are being increasingly used by policymakers to make key decisions. Most notably, models have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using social media to map disease

People around the world compose and send more than 500 million Tweets every day—and in the middle of a global pandemic, there's a lot to be learned from those geotags and hashtags. The massive amounts of data created by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources

People have different susceptibilities to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, and develop varying degrees of fever, fatigue, and breathing problems—common symptoms of the illness. What might explain this ...

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