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.
Scientists have used artificial intelligence to recognize patterns in breast cancer – and uncovered five new types of the disease, each matched to different personalized treatments.READ MORE
Scientists have devised a new computational method that reveals genetic patterns in the massive jumble of individual cells in the body.READ MORE
A new computational model hopes to open up new research avenues to design drugs against incurable neurodegenerative disorders
A new wireless transceiver invented by electrical engineers at the University of California, Irvine boosts radio frequencies into 100-gigahertz territory, quadruple the speed of the upcoming 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless communications standard.
'Predatory journals' pose a danger that could undermine the quality, integrity, and reliability of published scientific research, a new joint statement from three leading organizations, professional in medical writing and publication planning, has warned.
A mobile phone app has been developed to inform doctors and nurses of patients with acute kidney injury, a potentially fatal condition. The app reduces the time it takes for hospital staff to become aware of critical blood test results, from hours to minutes.READ MORE
Advanced computer models of diseases can be used to improve diagnosis and treatment. The goal is to develop the models to "digital twins" of individual patients. Those twins may help to computationally identify and try the best medication, before actually treating a patient.READ MORE
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) and bioinformatic analysis of more than 165,000 U.S. veterans confirms a genetic vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), specifically noting abnormalities in stress hormone response and/or functioning of specific brain regions.READ MORE
A new camera that can peek around corners represents an advance on previous technologies. It's able to capture more light from a greater variety of surfaces, see wider and farther away and is fast enough to monitor out-of-sight movement for the first time.READ MORE