Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke

A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research published in the The Lancet Neurology has found. University of Liverpool researchers and Brazilian collaborators have been investigating the link between neurological disease and infection with the viruses Zika and chikungunya. These viruses, which mostly circulate in the tropics, cause…

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Artificial intelligence and fractal dimension for monitoring ataxia

Exploiting artificial intelligence (AI) to develop tools for improving the monitoring of treatment of rare, progressive, and highly debilitating diseases such as Friedreich’s (FRDA) and spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA). This is the goal of the new research project led by Professor Stefano Diciotti from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering at the University of…

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New roles for clinicians in the age of artificial intelligence

Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this opinion article the authors Fengyi Zeng, Xiaowen Liang and Zhiyi Chen from The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China consider new roles for clinicians in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). With the rapid developments of digital picture processing, pattern recognition,…

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INRS researcher receives $670,000 grant to continue research on Batten’s disease

Québec City and Montréal, September 18, 2020 – Institut de la recherche scientifique (INRS) announces that Stéphane Lefrançois, a professor at its Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie (AFSB), has received a grant of more than $670,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his work on Batten’s disease. He will be using the funds…

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American Roentgen Ray Society planning all-virtual 2021 Annual Meeting: April 18-22

Leesburg, VA, September 18, 2020–The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) will convene its 2021 Annual Meeting as an all-virtual event from April 18-22, 2021. The first imaging society to announce an all-virtual assembly for 2021, ARRS promises to deliver the same clinically relevant experience for which its Annual Meeting has long been heralded: world-class educational…

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CU researchers call for national ethics guidelines when student health surveys uncover suicide-risk

Public health agencies need ethical guidelines for deciding what to do when anonymous student health surveys discover a very high local rate of suicide-risk, according to CU researchers. In a report published today in the highly influential American Journal of Bioethics, the researchers describe a student health survey team that discovered a Colorado school with…

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