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A clinician holds an X-ray of a person's chest.

AI Model “Maps” Medical Images To Diagnose Disease

An artificial intelligence model can accurately identify tumors and can draw a map to explain each diagnosis, helping doctors follow its line of reasoning, check for accuracy, and explain the results to patients.
An artificially generated face with computer code written over it.

How Difficult Is it To Tell Apart AI-Generated People From Real Ones?

A new study from University of Waterloo researchers found that people had more difficulty than was expected distinguishing who is a real person and who is artificially generated.
Brightly colored lung cancer cells.

AI Outscores Pathologists Predicting Lung Cancer Spread

AI algorithms have been used to assess whether lung cancer will spread, and they outperformed clinicians in a small pilot study.
A clinician points at an MRI scan of the brain.

Painting a Molecular Portrait of the Brain With Mass Spectrometry and Deep Learning

Mass spectrometry approaches, combined with deep learning, could be used to better understand how the brain functions in health and disease.
A woman smoking.

Deep-Learning Model Finds Smoking During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Autism and ADHD in Newborns

Researchers use AI-based behavioral experiments on mice to show that prenatal exposure to nicotine is a risk factor for autism and ADHD.
A computer chip that mimics a human brain.

Researchers Develop Novel Method for Studying Brain-Like Circuitry in Nanomaterials

Increasingly, scientists are turning to the human brain as a model for solving computing challenges related to artificial intelligence and nanodevices. But doing so requires materials that can mimic our neural circuits at the very smallest scale.
Model of the sugar shield (green) on the GABAA receptor (grey) in a membrane (red) generated by GlycoSHIELD.

Sugar-Predicting Software May Help Accelerate Drug Development

Sugars cover nearly all proteins present at the surface of the cells in our bodies, forming a shield around the proteins. Thus, these sugars influence how cells interact with their environment including pathogens.
The torso and hand of a human-like robot

Scientists Create World’s First Shape-Shifting, Property-Changing Metamaterial

An encodable multifunctional material that can dynamically tune its shape and mechanical properties in real-time has been developed that could revolutionize soft machines.
A medication drip bag on a stand.

More Cancer Patients May Benefit From Personalized Immunotherapy

Patients with cancers that are immunologically "cold" still produce cancer-fighting T cells and therefore may benefit from personalized immunotherapy.
A computer chip that resembles a brain.

AI Technique “Decodes” Microscope Images, Overcoming Fundamental Limit

Atomic force microscopy, or AFM, is a widely used technique that can quantitatively map material surfaces in three dimensions, but its accuracy is limited by the size of the microscope’s probe. A new AI technique overcomes this limitation.