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A.I./Image Analysis Diagnose Eye, Lung Diseases

Researchers developed more efficient computational tools with artificial intelligence (A.I.) to diagnose retinal diseases and pneumonia by analyzing retinal scans and X-ray images. . . . → Read More: A.I./Image Analysis Diagnose Eye, Lung Diseases

Gut-Brain Therapies Biotech Raises $66M in New Funds

A 2 year-old biotechnology enterprise discovering new treatments for disease that harness signals between the gut and brain is raising $66 million its second venture financing round. . . . → Read More: Gut-Brain Therapies Biotech Raises $66M in New Funds

Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

A start-up company spun-off from Washington University in St. Louis was awarded a grant to advance an augmented reality system that displays an interactive hologram of a patient’s heart, to simplify cardiac procedures. . . . → Read More: Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Data collected from electronic thermometers are shown by researchers to track and report the spread of influenza cases in the U.S. faster than federal health authorities, as well as provide more up-to-date forecasts. . . . → Read More: Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Personal Brain Stimulation Shown to Boost Memory

A team of psychologists and neuroscientists developed techniques for monitoring and electrically stimulating key parts of the brain, personalized to each individual, which in tests show can improve a person’s memory. . . . → Read More: Personal Brain Stimulation Shown to Boost Memory

FDA Approves Wearable Epilepsy Seizure Detector

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device worn like a wristwatch that uses a machine-learning algorithm to detect convulsive seizures in people with epilepsy. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Wearable Epilepsy Seizure Detector

Brain Wave Data Harnessed for Open-Source Brain Model

A lab in Germany created a technique for discovering a person’s neurological patterns from brain waves captured with a headset and simulated with population-wide brain data run on open-source software. . . . → Read More: Brain Wave Data Harnessed for Open-Source Brain Model

Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Seven research teams are receiving grants to study complex problems in cancer immunotherapy with large-scale data sets, and assistance with machine learning and artificial intelligence provided by Microsoft Corp. . . . → Read More: Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Overlooked Drugs Show Promise Against Superbugs

A class of antibiotics first discovered in the 1970s, but passed by as new drugs came on the market, are getting a second look as the need intensifies for better weapons to treat infections resistant to most antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Overlooked Drugs Show Promise Against Superbugs

Institute Using Software to Boost Results Reproducibility

A genomics research lab in the U.K. is adding software to automate data collection that its developer says can improve the productivity of scientists and reproducibility of their findings. . . . → Read More: Institute Using Software to Boost Results Reproducibility