The Next Generation of Hearing Implants Could Be SoftNews
Close to half a million people around the world suffer from a serious hearing impairment. Cochlear implants, whilst useful for some patients, do not help people whose inner ear is damaged or whose auditory nerve does not function properly. Now, researchers have developed a soft variant of an implant that communicates directly with the brainstem.READ MORE
AI Could Warn About Drug Interaction Side EffectsNews
Researchers have designed an algorithm that analyzes data on drug-drug interactions listed in reports — compiled by the Food and Drug Administration and other organizations — for use in a possible alert system that would let patients know when a drug combination could prompt dangerous side effects.
An international research team has shown that today's Iranian population is composed of partially highly heterogeneous ethnic groups, exhibiting a high degree of genetic variation.READ MORE
Artificial intelligence (AI) appears to detect diseases from medical imaging with similar levels of accuracy as health-care professionals, according to research led by the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.READ MORE
People - or more specifically just Swedes - are more like chimpanzees than previously known. This is indicated in a genetic mapping of one thousand Swedish individuals, where new DNA sequences that should be included in the reference genome have been identified.READ MORE
The pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii is one of three highest priority pathogens identified by WHO (World Health Organisation) for which new antibiotics are urgently needed. Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the functions and structures of key enzymes in the assembly of an antibiotic with activity against the pathogen, which could enable more effective versions to be created.READ MORE
A group of researchers in Japan has developed a new type of processor known as PAXEL, a device that can potentially bypass Moore's Law and increase the speed and efficiency of computing.READ MORE
When hospitals are hacked, the public hears about the number of victims - but not what information the cybercriminals stole. New research is the first to uncover the specific data leaked through hospital breaches, sounding alarm bells for nearly 170 million people.
In a new paper assessing whether machines will one day become truly artificially intelligent, researchers conclude that that true, human-level intelligence remains a long way off, but their new paper explores how computers could begin to evolve learning in the same way as natural organisms did - with implications for many fields, including artificial intelligence.READ MORE
Novel data and analytic platform built to accelerate the development of drugs by addressing the need to better characterize rare diseases.READ MORE
Researchers used a multi-fractal analysis technique to describe the patterns produced by bacterial sliding movement. The bacteria don't move independently but push each other within the colony by dividing and competing for the same space.READ MORE
It sounds like science fiction: controlling electronic devices with brain waves. But researchers have developed a new type of electroencephalogram (EEG) electrode that can do just that, without the sticky gel required for conventional electrodes. Even better, the devices work through a full head of hair.