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Developing software that allows simultaneous viewing of tissue images through dimensionality reduction

Imaging of tissue specimens is an important aspect of translational research that bridges the gap between basic laboratory science and clinical science to improve the understanding of cancer and aid in the development of new therapies. To analyze images to their fullest potential, scientists ideally need an application that enables multiple images to be viewed […]

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AI-driven device could surpass limits of traditional vital signs for predicting patient deterioration

An artificial intelligence-driven device that works to detect and predict hemodynamic instability may provide a more accurate picture of patient deterioration than traditional vital sign measurements, a Michigan Medicine study suggests. Researchers captured data from over 5,000 adult patients at University of Michigan Health with the Analytic for Hemodynamic Instability (AHI). Developed at the U-M […]

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Best practice advice for diagnosing, managing NAFLD in lean individuals

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is well recognized as a leading cause of chronic liver disease, affecting more than 25 percent of the U.S. and global population. One in four individuals with NAFLD have nonalcoholic steatohepatitis—a type of liver disease in which fat builds up in the liver of people who drink little or no […]

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Hormone infusion improves pancreatic insulin production in cystic fibrosis patients with or at risk for diabetes

Cystic fibrosis is well-known for attacking the lungs through thick blockages of mucus, but those with the condition often also develop diabetes because of the way cystic fibrosis can affect the pancreas. Since diabetes has been linked to worse lung function, this creates a vicious cycle, with diabetes acting as a multiplier on the patient’s […]

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Anti-amyloid drugs and Alzheimer’s disease

An estimated 50 million people around the world have Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and perhaps twice that number are unknowingly “incubating” the disease during its long presymptomatic period. The total cost of caring for AD patients in the U.S. exceeds that for all cases of heart disease or cancer. Yet there is only one disease-modifying therapy […]

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Scientists discover clue to stopping Lassa virus infection

Lassa fever is a viral illness that is far too common in West Africa. Although it can have a mortality rate of 15% in severe cases, up to 90% in pregnant women, and causes deafness in a quarter of survivors, there is no vaccine or antiviral to protect against Lassa virus. To save lives, scientists […]

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AI speeds sepsis detection to prevent hundreds of deaths

Patients are 20% less likely to die of sepsis because a new AI system developed at Johns Hopkins University catches symptoms hours earlier than traditional methods, an extensive hospital study demonstrates. The system, created by a Johns Hopkins researcher whose young nephew died from sepsis, scours medical records and clinical notes to identify patients at […]