AI-powered stethoscope can spot pneumonia without a doctor

Re-inventing the stethoscope: AI-powered tool can spot pneumonia by listening to how a patient BREATHES (and it’s 87% accurate) The stethoscope was designed by scientists from Johns Hopkins University, US It uses noise-filtering technology so it can be used in any environment And its software is based on a database of around 1,500 people’s lung soundsĀ  Developers hope the device […]

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Scientists discover ‘brain hot spot’ for drugs against fear

Anxiety disorders are a major medical problem affecting a large population. They can be treated with a range of psychiatric drugs, including a group of substances called benzodiazepines (BZDs). BZDs have been used to treat patients with anxiety for 50 years and it is well-understood what they do on the molecular and cellular level. However, doctors and neuroscientists had much […]

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Neuroimaging study reveals ‘hot spot’ for cue-reactivity in substance-dependent population

When patients with dependence on alcohol, cocaine or nicotine are shown drug cues, or images related to the substance, an area of their brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) shows increased activity, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in an article published online September 7, 2018 in Translational Psychiatry. “We asked the question: ‘Which […]

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