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

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 ...

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why COVID-19 infection curves behave so unexpectedly

With the first COVID-19 epidemic peak behind them, many countries explained the decrease of infection numbers through non-pharmaceutical interventions. Phrases like "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" have become ...

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