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

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

Admitting practices of junior doctors may be behind ‘weekend effect’ in hospitals, study suggests

Study links the ‘weekend effect’ of increased hospital mortality to junior doctors admitting a lower proportion of healthy patients at the weekend compared to weekdays.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: health medicine hospital

Women in STEM: Sheen Gurrib

Sheen Gurrib is a PhD candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, where she is researching ways to improve chronic lower back pain. Here, she tells us about working with refugees to help them get into Cambridge, the importance of collaboration, and why her research has involved searching through butcher shops.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 19, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  advanced-materials  women-in-stem  medicine

Women in STEM: Dr Cecilia Brassett

Dr Cecilia Brassett is the University Clinical Anatomist and a Fellow of Magdalene College. Here, she tells us about teaching anatomy, which has been taking place at Cambridge for more than 300 years. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  medicine  teaching  anatomy

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