AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age two, study finds

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy. “This prediction could help identify children at risk for poor cognitive development shortly after birth with high accuracy,” said senior author John H. Gilmore, MD, Thad and Alice […]

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LOL! Why Kevin Jonas’ Daughter Valentina Didn’t Like Priyanka at First

Green with envy! Kevin Jonas admitted that his 2-year-old daughter, Valentina, originally didn’t like Nick Jonas’ wife, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, because she was “territorial” over her uncle. “She’s very connected to Nick,” the eldest Jonas Brother, 31, said on the Late Late Show With James Corden on Monday, March 4. “When she met Priyanka, Priyanka put her hand around his […]

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A new machine learning model can classify lung cancer slides at the pathologist level

Machine learning has improved dramatically in recent years and shown great promise in the field of medical image analysis. A team of research specialists at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have utilized machine learning capabilities to assist with the challenging task of grading tumor patterns and subtypes of lung adenocarcinoma, the most common form of the leading cause of cancer-related […]

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New study finds evidence of brain injuries in football players at surprisingly young age

There have been more and more cases confirming that repeated hits to the head have lifelong consequences for professional football players, but a new study by Orlando Health in collaboration with the Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium finds evidence of lasting effects from head injuries at a much younger age than expected. The study tested biomarkers in the blood called microRNA’s and […]

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Head and neck cancer survivors at increased risk of suicide

Despite improved survival rates among cancer patients, the risk of death by suicide remains high, especially among those treated for head and neck cancers. The findings, by Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, BDS, PH.D., MPH, assistant professor of otolaryngology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and faculty member at the Saint Louis University Cancer Center, were published in the latest issue of […]

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Patients with sepsis at higher risk of stroke, heart attack after hospital discharge

Patients with sepsis are at increased risk of stroke or myocardial infarction (heart attack) in the first 4 weeks after hospital discharge, according to a large Taiwanese study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Sepsis accounts for an estimated 8 million deaths worldwide, and in Canada causes more than half of all deaths from infectious diseases. Researchers looked at […]

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