Being overweight may cause more hospital admissions and higher incidences of disease and mortality than previous studies report, according to new University of Bristol-led research. The study, published in Economics and Human Biology, used a genetic technique to identify the sole impact of body composition on hospital admissions from over 300,000 people. The study, led […]
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The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded €1.5 million to computational neuroscientist Professor Alexander Ecker from the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) to conduct research on how the shape of a neuron in the cerebral cortex relates to its function. The funding, a Starting Grant to […]
In a major medical breakthrough, a man in the United States has received a heart from a genetically modified pig in a successful transplant. The 57-year-old man, David Bennett, who was not eligible for a routine heart transplant, opted for the experimental surgical procedure, saying: “It was either die or do this transplant. I want […]
The MENA region’s leading exhibition for the healthcare industry, Arab Health, has confirmed a new addition to the popular Transformation Zone, with a host of disruptors, world-renowned experts, innovators and industry leaders set to participate in the Healthcare Transformation Talks. The 2022 edition of the show, which returns as a co-located event for the healthcare […]
Philips showcased several new AI-enabled innovations in MR imaging at RSNA 2021. The company’s new MR portfolio of intelligent integrated solutions is designed to speed up MR exams, streamline workflows, optimize diagnostic quality, and help ensure the efficiency and sustainability of radiology operations.
A team of researchers are developing the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm with the aim of diagnosing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) more quickly and as effectively as traditional radiologist-interpreted diagnostic scans, potentially cutting down long patient waiting lists and avoiding giving drugs to treat DVT when patients don’t have it.