AI successfully used to identify different types of brain injuries

Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that can detect and identify different types of brain injuries.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  imaging  neuroscience  ai  artificial-intelligence  machine-learning  brain

AI techniques in medical imaging may lead to incorrect diagnoses

Machine learning and AI are highly unstable in medical image reconstruction, and may lead to false positives and false negatives, a new study suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: ai artificial-intelligence medicine imaging magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri

COVID-19 severity associated with increased levels of air pollution in England, preliminary study finds

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found an association between living in an area of England with high levels of air pollution and the severity of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus sustainable-earth pollution infectious-diseases

Economic activity has halved during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, study suggests

Almost one and a half billion spending transactions reveal “real time” reactions of consumers in a major western economy during the nation’s peak pandemic period. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 economics spain

Uncertainty about facts can be reported without damaging public trust in news – study

A series of experiments – including one on the BBC News website –finds the use of numerical ranges in news reports helps us grasp the uncertainty of stats while maintaining trust in data and its sources. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  risk  uncertainty  statistics  journalism  covid-19

Women in STEM: Dr Maria Russo

Dr Maria Russo is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry, where she studies the physical and chemical processes at work in the atmosphere. Here, she tells us about the links between climate and air pollution, the excitement of 'blue-skies' research, and achieving work/life balance while raising a family.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  climate  climate-change  sustainable-earth  atmosphere  women-in-stem

New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, which will assist in the development of strategies to extend battery lifetimes in support of the transition to a zero-carbon future.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: battery energy imaging climate-change sustainable-earth

The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change sustainability environment energy carbon biodiversity conservation cities policy

Cambridge researchers advise county council on net zero policy actions

A team of early-career researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with the county council to identify the best ways for Cambridgeshire to reach net zero emissions.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 19, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  sustainable-earth  climate-change  policy  east-of-england  engineering

Brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

New brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience children teenagers brain mental-health

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