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Category: Med Tech


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Artificial neural networks can predict how different areas in the brain respond to words

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Can artificial intelligence (AI) help us understand how the brain understands language? Can neuroscience help us understand why AI and neural networks are effective at predicting human perception? Research from Alexander Huth and Shailee Jain from The University of Texas […]


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Telehealth in primary care risks fragmentation of patient info

March 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A new study suggests that the use of telemedicine in primary care could potentially lead to further fragmentation of care. It’s possible that the use of the technology could lead to disconnected care, counteracting the benefits of improved patient access […]


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3D mammography significantly reduces breast biopsy rates

March 19, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Unlike standard or full-field digital mammography (FFDM), which captures two x-ray images of the breast from top-to-bottom and from side-to-side, DBT captures multiple images from different angles that are synthesized into 3-D images by a computer. “The thin slice images […]


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Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

March 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain include the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and the amalgamation of tau, a toxic protein that disrupts the correct functioning of neural networks. Recent research has suggested that people with this form of […]


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Machine learning approach sheds light on the biology of liver and kidneys after toxin exposure

March 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Exposure to potentially harmful chemicals is a reality of life. Our ancestors, faced with naturally occurring toxins, evolved mechanisms to detoxify and expel damaging substances. In the modern world, our bodies regularly process chemicals, from medicines and food additives to […]


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IBM’s new research leverages AI to predict Alzheimer’s

March 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Led by researcher Ben Goudey, the team used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify a set of proteins in blood that could predict amyloid-beta concentration in spinal fluid. Previous studies indicated that amyloid-beta is a biological marker associated with Alzheimer’s. […]


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Cell-sized robots could soon be injected into the body to monitor health

March 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the university of Pennsylvania have developed micro robots so small that they can be injected through a hypodermic needle, opening up a range of medical applications. They developed these cell-sized robots using a nanofabrication technique. The technique allowed […]


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Study uses AI to analyze risk factors in type 1 diabetes

March 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

“What’s unique about this study is that we’ve included machine learning analyses — that is, algorithms for AI — to assess strength of association for cardiovascular risk factors”, says Aidin Rawshani, PhD, of Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Dr Rawshani […]


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Researchers develop AI platform to detect neurodegenerative disorders

March 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team at the Icahn School of Medicine has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform to identify different neurodegenerative disorders using brain tissue samples. The team combined advanced computer science and mathematical approaches with microscope technology, computer vision […]


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Medical technologies to fight air pollution in our cities

February 28, 2019

Via: www.medicaldevice-network.com

In parts of India, the country with the second largest population in the world, The University of Chicago’s Air Quality Life Index suggests that high concentrations of air pollution could result in people there living 11 years less than if […]


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Google and Verily initiate AI screening programme for eye conditions

February 26, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Oedema refers to the swelling of body parts that occurs when small blood vessels leak fluid into nearby tissues. DMO is the most common cause of sight loss in diabetics. The project will use a machine learning algorithm developed by […]


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Next-generation bionic hand enables amputees to regain close-to-natural sense of touch

February 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception. The results of the study, which have been published in Science Robotics, are the culmination of ten years of robotics research. The next-generation bionic hand, developed […]


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Detecting language problems: a tech-assisted vision for earlier diagnosis

February 21, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Children with undiagnosed language problems are more likely to find school challenging, and ultimately graduate and find employment at lower rates than children without these issues. Early diagnosis is beneficial so that a child’s development is affected as little as […]


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The critical moment: can machine learning save lives in sepsis care?

February 20, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

For years, scientists have been working to create a device that would make it easier to diagnose sepsis, and now researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that they think […]


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New, versatile technique for remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson’s

February 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease are a major public health issue, especially given the aging population in Europe and beyond. Parkinson’s now affects more than 1 900 people per 100 000 among those aged 80 and older. While a […]