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Steven Hsiao, World Leader in Sensory Physiology Research, Dies - 6/19/14

Steven S. Hsiao, an internationally renowned researcher whose innovative experiments on how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects could lead to the development of artificial limbs that can feel, died at The Johns Hopkins Hospital on June 16 of lung cancer.
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - Category: Research Source Type: news

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Oxford University. Credit: Andrew Shiva, Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA. MARC U-STAR Scholars Jasmine Brown and Naomi Mburu were among 32 Americans to recently receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University in England. Rhodes Scholars are chosen for their academic and research achievements, as well as their commitment to others and leadership potential. As current MARC U-STAR Scholars, Brown and Mburu are part of an NIGMS research training program for undergraduate junior and senior honor students. MARC is designed to increase the number of people from groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences by prepari...
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Open access medical imaging datasets are needed for research, product development, and more for academia and industry.   We hope this guide will be helpful for machine learning and artificial intelligence startups, researchers, and anyone interested at all.  This is a growing list and will be periodically updated - if you know of another open medical imaging dataset, please email data@radrounds.com.Radiology Open Repositories:NIH- 100,000 chest x-rays with diagnoses, labels, annotationTCIA - The Cancer Imaging Archive consisting of extensive number of datasets from Lung IMage Database Consortium (LIDC), Refe...
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What if an algorithm could tell you whether you have cancer based on your CT scan or mammography exam? While I am certain that radiologists’ creative work will be necessary in the future to solve complex issues and supervising diagnostic processes; AI will definitely become part of their daily routine in diagnosing simpler cases and taking over repetitive tasks. So rather than getting threatened by it, we should familiarize with how it could help change the course of radiology for the better. Radiologists who use AI will replace those who don’t There is a lot of hype and plenty of fear around artificial intelli...
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Genomics Personalized Medicine AI artificial intelligence bioinformatics cancer DNA dna testing DTC gc3 genetic disorders genetics genome sequencing personal genomics precision medicine Source Type: blogs
Authors: Bertolaccini L, Solli P, Pardolesi A, Pasini A Abstract The artificial neural networks (ANNs) are statistical models where the mathematical structure reproduces the biological organisation of neural cells simulating the learning dynamics of the brain. Although definitions of the term ANN could vary, the term usually refers to a neural network used for non-linear statistical data modelling. The neural models applied today in various fields of medicine, such as oncology, do not aim to be biologically realistic in detail but just efficient models for nonlinear regression or classification. ANN inference has a...
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2016 will go down as a year that taught us to question our assumptions. The election of Donald Trump, an outcome almost no one predicted, left many with a sense of uncertainty about what 2017 will bring in the biomedical and health-care space. To bring clarity to these unsure times, FasterCures has compiled a list of issues critical to the future of medical innovation that we'll be tracking over the coming year. While some issues will be closely linked with the people and policies of the new presidential administration, we think all will be important to continuing the progress toward faster cures and treatments. 1. FDA...
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