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Suicidal ideation in lung transplant recipients: a case series - Rynar LZ, Merchant MS, Dilling DF.
BACKGROUND: Suicidality, a term referring to suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts, has been understudied in lung transplant recipients, despite the well-documented period of high-stress following transplantation. Understanding the full clinical pictur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

You never know the life you save....become an organ donor!
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Toddler, 2, is first in UK to have pig skin diaphragm transplant
A LITTLE girl born without a diaphragm has become the first person in Britain to have one built by medics using pig skin. Eve Phillipson, two, had endured two failed operations to rebuild the layer of muscle separating the lungs and the stomach when surgeons made a third and final attempt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-infected Heart and Lung Transplants Safe Hepatitis C-infected Heart and Lung Transplants Safe
Organs donated from people infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted, and any transmission of the virus can be treated with antiretrovirals, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Latest Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Combination Looks Promising
Scientists at the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered a novel, two-agent immunotherapy combination that worked surprisingly well in animal models with malignant mesothelioma. The discovery has sparked new optimism for immunotherapy, which has struggled to provide consistently positive results with aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma. “This is the beginning of a new story of hope, a new combination of immunotherapy,” Dr. Mark Poznansky, director of the VIC and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, told Asbestos.com. “It worked quite well in a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

TransMedics, Inc. Receives FDA Pre-Market Approval (PMA) for its OCS(TM) Lung System for Near-Physiologic Preservation and Assessment of Lungs for Transplantation
ANDOVER, Mass., April 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TransMedics, Inc., a medical technology company that is transforming the important therapy of solid organ transplantation for patients with end-stage lung, heart and liver failure... Devices, Surgery, FDA TransMedics, Organ Care System, lung transplant, organ transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TransMedics wins FDA approval for OCS Lung transplant system
TransMedics said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCD Lung transplant system, which is designed to keep donated human lungs in near-living condition until transplantation. The March 22 approval covers standard double-lung transplantation procedures, Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics said. The federal safety watchdog granted the PMA based on data from the 316-patient Inspire trial, the results from which were published this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing OCS lung with the standard of care – cold flush and storage. Inspire met its primary outcome – a composite of ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Personalized T cell therapy shows signs of clinical effectiveness against HBV-related HCC
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: HBV DNA integration profile of tumour cells used to guide T cell adoptive immunotherapy in a liver transplant patient with HBsAg-negative HCC metastases in the lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Molecular microscope' system safer, more effective in heart and lung transplant biopsies
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A transplant biopsy system that uses gene chips to read molecules is far safer and more effective than existing approaches used for heart transplant biopsies and is showing promising results for lung transplant biopsies, new University of Alberta-led research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep learning performs superresolution MSK MRI
A deep-learning algorithm can transform low-resolution, thick-slice knee MR...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning may identify medulloblastoma subtypes Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Defying the odds with heart-lung transplant
Aryn Clark needed a heart-lung transplant, but the wait was almost sure to be a long one. Advanced technology that did the work of her heart and lungs during that wait kept her healthy enough to be ready once transplant organs became available. Aryn Clark was born with two holes in her heart, a condition [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Trailblazing Transplant Research Expanding Organ Options Trailblazing Transplant Research Expanding Organ Options
Heart donation after circulatory death and new insights into the suitability of organ donations will be debated at the upcoming heart and lung transplantation scientific sessions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Lung transplant drug enters human testing in culmination of decades of work
(University of Virginia Health System) In the culmination of decades of research at the University of Virginia Health System, doctors have begun human testing of a drug they hope will one day save many lives among lung-transplant recipients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times
An artificial intelligence (AI) technique developed at Massachusetts General...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI advances MRI for prostate cancer patients Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Machine learning may identify medulloblastoma subtypes
The combination of machine learning and radiomics can predict the molecular...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose Deep learning can detect intracranial calcifications on CT Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Student saved by wonder drug NHS won’t pay for
A STUDENT has told how a revolutionary drug that treats cystic fibrosis saved her from a lung transplant. But last night thousands of sufferers of the killer condition were dealt a blow when NHS England announced it would not provide extra funds for the drug Orkambi, which tackles the genetic causes of the disease rather than treating its symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare?
Artificial intelligence technology holds much promise for improving the quality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI can spot large pneumothoraces on chest x-ray Artificial intelligence shows promise for breast cancer metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose
An artificial intelligence algorithm may enable breast imagers to sharply reduce...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Special JACR issue focuses on imaging AI Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Flu victims get artificial lungs to keep them alive
Otherwise healthy adults in Britain have needed the highest level of intensive care after being hospitalised with the virus this winter, MPs were told yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET imaging could help personalize cancer treatment
Researchers have developed a same-day, noninvasive PET imaging approach to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT predicts outcomes in pediatric osteosarcoma Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose PET tracer could better assess lung ailments SNMMI posts criteria for somatostatin receptor PET Deep learning analyzes PET for signs of dementia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How can radiologists prepare for future of AI?
Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) will likely be a useful adjunct for radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Should radiologists and pathologists unite to master AI? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Broad Oncology Imaging Suite with Deep Learning
FDA clearance covers all solid tumors. Initial launch will include Liver AI and Lung AI oncology software to empower clinicians to quickly measure and track lesions and nodules in MRI and CT scans SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, FDA Arterys, imaging, artificial intelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis sufferer's first breath with new lungs
Jennifer Jones, 40, had a lung transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in October after a battle with cystic fibrosis had reduced her lung function to 10 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese researchers report first lung stem cell transplantation clinical trial
A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. For the first time, researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial. The study can be found in the open access journal Protein & Cell which is published by Springer Nature. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chinese researchers report first lung stem cell transplantation clinical trial
(Springer) A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. For the first time, researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial. The study can be found in the open-access journal Protein& Cell which is published by Springer Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bill Frist named to the board of Brentwood company
Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist has been named to the board of directors for Brentwood-based MyNexus. First, founder of NashvilleHealth and co-founder of Aspire Health, has deep ties to Nashville’s health care industry as the son and brother of two of the founders of HCA Healthcare Inc. He is also a nationally acclaimed heart- and lung-transplant surgeon and an adjunct professor of cardiac surge ry at Vanderbilt University. “There are very few people in the world that have an understanding of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?
Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis?
Cryptococcus neoformans (wikipedia.org) 2.5 out of 5 stars Cryptococcal meningitis in a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency. Shapiro BB et al. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis? The question is not unreasonable. A wide range of pathogenic fungi — including Aspergillus and various Cryptococcus species — have been isolated from dispensary-grade medical marijuana samples. Concern that these pathogens could cause pneumonia or central nervous system infections has focussed on those with immunodeficiency, such...
Source: The Poison Review - February 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabis cryptococcus fungal infection marijuana meningitis Source Type: news

Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?
Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and radiomics can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules Machine learning can help predict KRAS mutation status Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Hospital Patients Still More Likely To Die On Weekends
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) — Doctors call it the “weekend effect.” Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours — whether it’s due to a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs. New research on cardiac arrest in the hospital now asks: Has the “weekend effect” changed in recent years, as treatment has gotten better? “We know that survival trends have improved in past decade or so,” said Dr. Uchenna Ofoma, assistant professor of medicine at Temple University and a critical care physician at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. &ldq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News cardiac arrest Source Type: news

M3DICINE's Stethee stethoscope adds connected analytics, ditches the tubes
Brisbane, Australia-based M3DICINE is the latest device maker looking to distance physicians from their signature rubber-tubed stethoscopes. Today, the company announced the launch of Stethee, a wireless, artificial intelligence-boosted stethoscope that pairs with an iOS or Android app to quickly capture and analyze heart and lung data. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

M3dicine launches Stethee ‘ smart ’ stethoscope
Intelligent medical device developer M3dicine yesterday announced the launch of its Stethee AI-enabled stethoscope system designed to amplify, filter, record and analyze heart and lung sound. The newly launched, FDA-cleared Stethee Pro features technology to capture and analyze heart and lung sounds and data via Bluetooth, operating around smartphone applications for both Apple iOS and Google Android devices, the Brisbane, Australia-based company said. “The Stethee system has the potential to transform healthcare. We are on the forefront of a new era in healthcare driven by artificial intelligence and its ability to ...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics m3dicine Source Type: news

3D printing and cryogenics could create new potential for artificial organs
[Image from Imperial College London]Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a technique to replicate biological structures using cryogenics and 3D printing. The research is a first from the university to create structures that are soft enough to replicate the mechanical properties of organs like the brain and lungs. The 3D printing technique could create replica organs and assist with tissue regeneration. Structure and softness of body tissues can be difficult to match, but when they are matched, the structures could be used in medical procedures to form scaffolds that can be a template for tissue regeneratio...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Artificial Organs Imperial College London MedTech Source Type: news

NTT Data, Pieces Technologies to collaborate
NTT Data Services has partnered with artificial intelligence developer Pieces...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NTT Data debuts analytics platform, partners with MD.ai NTT Data expands its enterprise imaging portfolio NTT Data partners with Imbio for lung analytics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa:Hillcrest Teen Gets Second Chance At Life
[News24Wire] A Hillcrest teen, who underwent a double lung and heart transplant, says he hopes to do all the things he dreamed of. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New year. New lungs.
I’ve had asthma and chronic lung disease since I was very young. I had to use everything — from my head to my toes — to help me breathe. I remember being able to hear myself wheezing, to feel my lungs rattling. I had marks all over my face from my oxygen mask. I thought I would never be clear of mucus and never be able to walk without being out of breath. All I ever wanted was to breathe. I spent so much energy trying to breathe that I didn’t have much left for eating, so I was really skinny. I spent a lot of time in a wheelchair. When I was able to walk, it would be for short distances and my shoul...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ndeye "Fatou" Seck Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic lung disease double lung transplant Francis Fynn-Thompson Gary Visner Lung Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Hope or Hype?
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise in the technology sector and has become a buzz-worthy topic in many corners of our digital world. The application of AI in the medical field holds great promise for improving patient health, but will doctors and patients feel comfortable using it? Young startups have begun leveraging this technology to prove better health outcomes, but there's still a lot to do before we'll see AI used pervasively in the clinic. Current Landscape To date, the sweet spot in healthcare AI has been pairing algorithms with structured exercises in reading patient data and medical images to...
Source: MDDI - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brian Scogland Tags: Software Source Type: news

Artificial lung dev Breethe raises $3m
Artificial lung developer Breethe raised approximately $3 million in an equity financing round, according to an SEC filing posted late last month. Funds raised during the round will cover the sales and issuance of Series Seed-4 preferred stock and the underlying common stock convertible from it, according to the filing. The Baltimore-based company is developing the Oxy-1 ambulatory artificial lung system which is designed for home use for patients who suffer from acute and chronic lung failure, according to its website. The system includes a portable pack, which contains the unit’s batteries, oxygen source and p...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory breethe Source Type: news

An encore for an opera singer who survived two double lung transplants
This fall, the opera singer celebrated her donor by performing at the Cleveland Clinic with her friend Esperanza Tufani, the donor's daughter (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Invasive Pulmonary Mycoses in Lung Transplant Recipients
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 08:26Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovation Award winner: McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
The McGowan Institute is developing an artificial lung for children and working on ways to keep organs for transplant longer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Innovation Award winner: McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
The McGowan Institute is developing an artificial lung for children and working on ways to keep organs for transplant longer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence?
Sometimes seeing is believing. An imaging artificial intelligence algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Genes on Y chromosome protect against pulmonary hypertension, study suggests
This study is the first to examine the involvement of sex chromosomes in the disease's development in the absence of sex hormones. In humans, females typically have two copies of the X chromosome, while males typically have one X and one Y chromosome.METHODIn the lab, the researchers engineered mice with different chromosomal makeups and measured their development of pulmonary hypertension in an environment with 10 percent oxygen, which is a well-established setting for inducing the disease.One group of mice was engineered with sex chromosomes that were independent of their gonadal sex, or sex based on their genitalia, so ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news