Two million cells a minute. That’s how quickly brain damage happen when the cells get no oxygen in a stroke or in some brain injuries. Both can have tragic consequences — paralysis, memory loss, speech difficulties and even death. But doctors can’t start treatment without an initial diagnosis, and that requires reading a CT scan Read article >
Abdominal ultrasound tests for organ abnormalities haven’t changed much in the past decade, with a doctor moving a wand over the patient’s abdomen to gaze at blurry images. But the process could get accelerated by a thousand times with improved accuracy, based on deep learning work by U.S. researchers. Tests typically take around half an Read article >
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Viksit Kumar didn’t know his mother had ovarian cancer until it had reached its third stage, too late for chemotherapy to be effective. She died in a hospital in Mumbai, India, in 2006, but might have lived years longer if her cancer had been detected earlier. This knowledge ate at the mechanical engineering student, spurring Read article >
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Nicknamed “breakbone fever,” illnesses caused by the dengue virus are not only as painful as they sound, but also occur in hundreds of millions of people per year, killing about 20,000 annually. By using NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, however, a research team at Colorado State University is one step closer to preventing the replication of the Read article >
Ever since a Dutch cloth merchant accidentally discovered bacteria in 1676, microscopes have been a critical tool for medicine. Today’s microscopes are 800,000 times more powerful than the human eye, but they still need a person to scrutinize what’s under the lens. That person is usually a pathologist — and that’s a problem. Worldwide, there Read article >
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It’s no wonder Dr. Elliot Fishman sounds frustrated when he talks about pancreatic cancer. As a diagnostic radiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the world’s largest centers for pancreatic cancer treatment, he has the grim task of examining pancreatic CT scans for signs of a disease that’s usually too advanced to treat. Because symptoms Read article >
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An aging population. Antibiotic-resistant infections. Afflictions by the hundreds that still lack a cure. The need for new medications is higher than ever, but so is the cost and time to bring them to market. Developing a new drug can cost billions and take as long as 14 years, according to the U.S. Food and Read article >
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Guide dogs are great for helping people who are blind or visually impaired navigate the world. But try getting a dog to read aloud a sign or tell you how much money is in your wallet. Seeing AI, an app developed by Microsoft AI & Research, has the answers. It essentially narrates the world for Read article >
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This April 22 put a little AI in your Earth Day. Whether you’re cleaning up a beach, planting a tree or starting a garden, iNaturalist makes it easy to get in touch with nature. iNaturalist is a crowd-sourced species identification app powered by AI. For the casual nature observer, the app allows people to snap Read article >
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When health officials use words like “nightmare” and “apocalypse” to describe a problem, it’s probably time to pay attention. We’re in a war with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and we’re losing. Antibiotics that saved millions of lives in the last century are increasingly powerless against a growing number of superbugs that have evolved to survive our pharmacological Read article >
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