Synthetic Datasets Could Help Protect PrivacyNews
Scientists want access to data collected by others for their research, but such access could also compromise personal privacy, even after removal of so-called personally identifiable data. Now, statisticians are developing synthetic networks that may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy.
New Machine Learning Method Could Prevent Unnecessary Breast SurgeryNews
Researchers have found a machine learning method that can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary surgeries and overtreatment.
Can We Trust Scientific Discoveries Made Using Machine Learning?News
Rice University statistician Genevera Allen says scientists must keep questioning the accuracy and reproducibility of scientific discoveries made by machine-learning techniques until researchers develop new computational systems that can critique themselves.Read more
Selfie Diagnosis With New Phone Camera ToolNews
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a novel cell phone imaging algorithm that enables analysis of assays typically evaluated via spectroscopy, a highly sophisticated and powerful device used in scientific research.
Overcoming the Identification Bottleneck in Untargeted Metabolomics: Combining Technological and Software InnovationsArticle
Untargeted metabolomics approaches are allowing previously unreported insights into the pathogenesis of disease. However, identifying the large numbers of unknown and structurally diverse metabolites typically present in biological samples has proven to be a major bottleneck. Fortunately, recent advances in technology and software are helping to overcome this challenge.Read more
UK Lung Cancer Diagnostic Services: Time to Step UpArticle
The UK’s national health system needs to take a hard look at their priorities and procedures to ensure that rapid advances in molecular diagnostics in lung cancer are translated into a practical service for all patients, according to a report launched at the British Thoracic Oncology Group Annual Conference.Read more
A Renaissance for Microflow Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry?Article
First developed in the 1970s, recent developments are making microflow liquid chromatography techniques more robust – enticing researchers to revisit the opportunities it offers for more sensitive, high-throughput analyses requiring smaller sample volumes than standard flow techniques.Read more
Shedding Light on Wine Fraud with NMR FingerprintingArticle
Wine forgery, including adulteration, counterfeiting (e.g. mislabeling/misrepresentation) and intellectual property infringement, takes place on a global scale, but is on the rise in central Europe. To help in the fight against fraud, the industry are turning to NMR fingerprinting to stamp out the problem.Read more