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AI helps identifying onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam have developed an automated machine that can identify dementia in early stages. They have coupled machine learning methods with a special MRI technique — that measures perfusion, or tissue absorption rate, of blood throughout the brain — to detect early forms of dementia. Their …

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Six time-tested ways to get more Twitter followers

How to get more Twitter followers

Your online presence is often measured by a set of parameters, like the number of connections or ‘followers’. Everyone wants to be followed so that their voices, so to speak, can be heard by many. In the pursuit to gain more followers on social media, many often resort to methods …

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Why cat videos rule the Internet

Yes, cat videos rule the Internet. There’s no doubt about it. It is estimated that about 2 million cat videos were uploaded uploaded on YouTube in 2014 alone and they’ve got almost 26 billion views!  What makes people watch cat videos? According to a study by an Indiana University Media School researcher, …

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Explained | How Twitter shapes public opinion

Viral tweets and Twitter.

There are over 300 million Twitter users and nearly 100 million of them are active on the platform every day. That’s a huge number. And, with such numbers it’s not hard to see why Twitter is increasingly becoming the place for understanding the public discourse. One of the key factors …

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Impact of emerging technologies on healthcare

healthcare and medicine

The influence of emerging technologies on the healthcare industry has increased drastically in the recent years. It has empowered patients, helping them take control of the situation better. They can search for information about their illness, the prescribed medicines, book appointments at a click of button and interact almost from anywhere and …

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Study links video game addiction to ADHD

Video game

Video game addiction is associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression, a study has found. Cecilie Schou Andreassen, doctor of psychology and clinical psychologist specialist at Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen (UiB), carried out the study with more than 20, 000 participants. “Excessively engaging in gaming …

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Virtual reality helps paraplegic patients gain control

Virtual reality therapy

Technology can change lives. Need proof? Researchers have proved that long-term training with a brain-machine system can induce partial recovery in paraplegic patients. The results were astonishing. After training, the patients regained voluntary motor control in key muscles. The study, led by Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis, noted, “…at the end …

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AI achieves near-human efficiency in detecting cancer


A research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method,  aimed at training computers to interpret pathology images. The team trained the computer to distinguish between cancerous tumor regions and normal regions based on a deep multi-layer convolutional …

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