Continuous EEG Proves Its Worth in Monitoring Childhood SeizuresNews
A recent retrospective study evaluating continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) of children in intensive care units (ICUs) found a higher than anticipated number of seizures. The work also identified several conditions closely associated with the seizures, and suggests that cEEG monitoring may be a valuable tool for helping to identify and treat neurological problems in patients who are 14 months old or younger.
Deep-Learning Technique Reveals “Invisible” Objects in the DarkNews
Small imperfections in a wine glass or tiny creases in a contact lens can be tricky to make out, even in good light. In almost total darkness, images of such transparent features or objects are nearly impossible to decipher. But now, engineers at MIT have developed a technique that can reveal these “invisible” objects, in the dark.
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy of weather forecasts, or probing the unexplained dynamics of a distant galaxy, turbulence-spawning shear flow is a serious complicating factor. A new supercomputer-powered effort aims to make modelling shear far easier.
The fractal dimension of pupil dilation could be used as a new physiological index to measure the workload in a multitasking environment.READ MORE
A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste—with lasting results.READ MORE
While cardiac stem cells (CSC) are of great interest for regenerative intervention, the significance of these populations remains heavily debated. A study published in PNAS did not find any evidence for the existence of a quiescent CSC population.READ MORE
A portion of the roadmap toward effective neutralization of HIV has been clarified, identifying the steps that a critical HIV antibody takes to develop and maintain its ability to neutralize the virus.READ MORE
A clash between modern lifestyles and circadian rhythms can lead to the development of obesity and breast cancer, USC scientist says.READ MORE
Almost 95% of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, the cancer often comes back after the procedure. Now, a team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help.READ MORE
In a major advance that could signal a new era in cancer diagnosis and treatment, a team have shown how these problems can be overcome through an artificial intelligence-based system that can identify different types of cancer cells simply by scanning microscopic images.READ MORE