Treating Parkinson’s by restoring a waste-clearing mechanism

Stanford University scientists identified a compound that appears to reverse a defect implicated in Parkinson’s disease. (alex-mit/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a molecular defect that seems common among almost all patients with Parkinson’s disease. The marker could help diagnose the neurodegenerative disorder earlier, they argue, and it … Continue reading

11th October 2019

AI system takes 10 seconds to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of pneumonia patients

Example of CheXpert dataset: Frontal and lateral CXR of a patient with Pneumonia.( Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of patients in the emergency department suspected of having … Continue reading

11th October 2019

IBM Watson, Guerbet expand cancer imaging partnership

IBM Watson Health has inked its second collaboration with Guerbet, the French maker of diagnostic imaging agents, to help develop artificial-intelligence-powered methods for diagnosing and monitoring prostate cancer. The deal follows on from a similar software collaboration in liver cancer launched last year that aims to detect, characterize and monitor lesions over time. “The main … Continue reading

3rd October 2019

DeepMind’s health team makes the jump to Google with some NHS partnerships in tow

About 10 months after first announcing the move, Google has finally subsumed the healthcare-focused efforts of U.K.-based artificial intelligence firm DeepMind—and with them, its data-sharing partnerships with multiple National Health Service (NHS) hospitals. First made public in November 2018, the plan was to transfer personnel from DeepMind—which already serves underneath the umbrella of Google’s parent, … Continue reading

3rd October 2019

New study finds both components of blood pressure predict heart attack, stroke risk

Contrary to common belief, high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure are strongly, independently linked to cardiovascular risk, according to new Kaiser Permanente-led research Kaiser Permanente OAKLAND, Calif. — Both numbers in a blood pressure reading — the “upper” systolic and the “lower” diastolic — independently predicted the risk of heart attack or stroke in … Continue reading

19th August 2019
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