AI based algorithms can strongly predict AF – study suggests

An artificial intelligence (AI)- based machine learning (ML) technique has been shown in a test database to exhibit greater predictive performance than other currently available risk-prediction models for atrial fibrillation (AF), according to the findings of a UK study published in PLOS ONE. The study found that the algorithms, which were developed using routine patient records,…


Initiative worth £4.5m aims to boost life science sector

A £4.5 million initiative involving the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) and MedCity aims to bring together hospitals, universities and industry to boost the economy with life sciences innovations. MedCity works with universities, industry and the NHS within London and the greater south east of England, while the NHSA brings together life sciences expertise in leading…


Collaboration to establish whether VR can treat ‘scanxiety’

AppliedVR will collaborate with the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate virtual reality (VR) as a solution to help address the underlying anxiety often experienced by many patients with terminal cancer. The study, which is being led by the Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), Center for Cancer Research…

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