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.
A new paper demonstrates distinct improvements to the inference and generalization performance of diffractive optical neural networks. Ultimately these improvements may provide major advantages for autonomous vehicles, robotics and various defense-related applications, among others.
Technology that can help interpret inaudible calls from laboratory mice has been developed in a bid to improve research. The computer tool can reveal valuable insights into rodents' communication patterns and is more reliable than existing methods, which rely on human interpretation.READ MORE
Stock market investors often rely on financial risk theories that help them maximize returns while minimizing financial loss due to market fluctuations. Inspired by those theories, researchers have developed a "risk-aware" mathematical model that could improve the performance of cloud-computing networks across the globe.READ MORE
A new paper explains how we can give machines an edge at solving the challenges in materials science by intelligently organizing the data to be analyzed based on human knowledge, suggesting humanity might not be obsolete in an AI-driven world.READ MORE
A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion.READ MORE
Mice scurry around while foraging for food, but genetics may be the unseen hand controlling these meandering movements. Researchers are using machine learning to draw links between genetic controls that shape incremental steps of instinctive and learned behaviors.READ MORE
A new smartphone tool developed for banana farmers scans plants for signs of five major diseases and one common pest. This work is a step towards creating a satellite-powered, globally connected network to control disease and pest outbreaks.READ MORE
It's a classic question in contemporary politics: Does partisan news media coverage shape people's ideologies? Or do people decide to consume political media that is already aligned with their beliefs? A new study tackles this issue head-on and arrives at a decisive, if nuanced conclusion.READ MORE
A new genomics module has been created in the Irish National Epilepsy Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system. The work illustrates how an electronic health system can support the integration of genomic test results and new genetic knowledge into routine clinical care in the public health system.READ MORE