Open source machine learning tool could help choose cancer drugs

The selection of a first-line chemotherapy drug to treat many types of cancer is often a clear-cut decision governed by standard-of-care protocols, but what drug should be used next if the first one fails? That’s where Georgia Institute of Technology researchers believe their new open source decision support tool could come in. Using machine learning to analyze RNA expression tied […]

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Mandibular movement monitoring may help improve oral sleep apnea devices

While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) continues to be the gold standard for treatment of sleep apnea, the cumbersome machines are often not well tolerated by patients. Because of this, less obtrusive oral appliances that thrust the jaw forward during sleep are becoming more popular. Mandibular protrusion enlarges the pharynx and stabilizes the upper airway. A new study in CHEST […]

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When You’re in the Depths of Depression, Asking for Help Isn’t Always an Option

I am depressed. Again. And if I’m being honest, I have been for quite some time. That said, it is easy for me to write these words. It feels comfortable, natural. Like I am having a conversation with myself. But to say these words — to look another human being in the eye and admit that I am not OK […]

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Could Chinese takeaways help fight dementia?

Could Chinese takeaways help in the fight against dementia? Controversial additive MSG improves the memory of patients, claim scientists It’s a popular treat on a Friday night for many after a tough week at work  But a Chinese takeaway could actually have a medical benefit, experts say  Japanese researchers conducted tests on 200 patients battling dementia  Participants were split into […]

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