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Parameters for Predicting Cachexia Identified

A predictive model developed at São Paulo State University helps identify tumor biomarkers of cachexia.
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AI Algorithms for Diagnosing Rare Diseases Do Not Include Current Human Diversity

AI algorithms are beginning to be trialled for diagnosing rare diseases, but a new study has shown that most of the AI-generated algorithms have European-centric databases and therefore do not reflect current human diversity.
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Advanced Protein-Spotting AI Could Lead to New Drug Discoveries

A new AI system could help scientists understand differences in cancer tumors and identify new drugs for diseases.
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Laser-Based Breathalyzer Can Sniff Out COVID

Scientists made an important leap forward in the quest to diagnose disease using exhaled breath, reporting that a new laser-based breathalyzer powered by artificial intelligence (AI) can detect COVID-19 in real-time with excellent accuracy.
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Brain Activity-Mimicking AIs Can Learn Faster

Artificial intelligence can learn spatial information faster if sequences are repeated according to specific priorities, rather than if the sequences were repeated at random.
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Machine Learning Tool Shows Early Promise in Detecting Parkinson's Disease

Scientists from UNSW Sydney with collaborators at Boston University have developed a tool that shows early promise in detecting Parkinson’s disease years before the first symptoms start appearing.
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Severe Postpartum Bleeding Reduced by Lifesaving Solution

A trial of a set of interventions to manage postpartum haemorrhage found a 60% reduction in heavy bleeding.
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Neanderthal Gene Influences Modern Human Nose Shape

A new study from University College London (UCL) and collaborators finds that genetic material inherited from Neanderthals can affect the nose shape of modern humans. The research is published in Communications Biology.
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Learning Advances Could Move Brain-Like AI Into Smartphones

In a new study, researchers Bojian Yin and Sander Bohté demonstrate a significant step towards artificial intelligence that can be used in local devices like smartphones and in VR-like applications, while protecting privacy.
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Could AI Reduce How Much We Trust Other People?

The development of more realistic AI systems could influence how much we trust the people we communicate with.