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:  machine-learning  brain  neuroscience  artificial-intelligence  imaging  ai

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sander van der Linden

 “The psychology of pandemics was not on my research agenda, but I can tell you one thing: it is now,” says Dr Sander van der Linden. As an expert in psychological and behavioural science, his research has - until recently - been focused on societal risks like climate change and misinformation. Suddenly he has a lot to contribute to the pandemic response. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  covid-19  coronavirus

Opinion: Employers should cut hours not people during the pandemic

If the UK emulated short-time working programmes in countries like Germany it would help mitigate the mental health as well as economic crises caused by the coronavirus, argue researchers from the Employment Dosage project.    

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 employment wellbeing

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

Testing suggests 3% of NHS hospital staff may be unknowingly infected with coronavirus

Hospital staff may be carrying SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease, without realising they are infected, according to a study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus national-health-service-nhs test

Social media influencers could encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers

Public health bodies should consider incentivising social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers. Many adolescents are choosing to ignore the guidelines set out by governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and peer-to-peer campaigns are likely to be more successful in changing attitudes.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus

Researchers to track impact of lockdown on alcohol, gambling and pornography use

Is the lockdown leading us to drink more alcohol or spend more time gambling online or watching pornography? Researchers today launch a survey aimed at tracking how our habits have changed in response to our forced isolation.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 12, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience addiction mental-health covid-19 coronavirus gambling alcohol internet online pornography

Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

Men and women aged 40–79 are at significantly lower (25–27%) risk of long or frequent hospital admissions if they do some form of physical activity, a new study suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: public-health hospital exercise ageing

Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a vaccine, say researchers

Repurposing existing medicines focused on known drug targets is likely to offer a more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics medicine future-therapeutics covid-19 coronavirus

‘Terrible twos’ not inevitable: with engaged parenting, happy babies can become happy toddlers

Parents should not feel pressured to make their young children undertake structured learning or achieve specific tasks, particularly during lockdown. A new study of children under the age of two has found that parents who take a more flexible approach to their child’s learning can - for children who were easy babies - minimise behavioural problems during toddlerhood.

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

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus

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