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Global effort to develop AI tools for automated assessment of radiographic damage in rheumatoid arthritis

Crowdsourcing has become an increasingly popular way to develop machine learning algorithms to address many clinical problems in a variety of illnesses. Today at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting, a multicenter team led by an investigator from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented the results from the RA2-DREAM Challenge, a crowdsourced effort […]

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Researchers develop new risk score for predicting blood cancer relapse

Leukemia is a group of blood cancers that affects thousands of people worldwide. However, with advances in medicine, several different types of leukemia can be effectively treated with donor stem cells through allogenic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). One such type of leukemia is B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), which is caused by uncontrolled proliferation and […]

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Researchers develop dual-targeting drug for EBV-related cancers

A Hong Kong Baptist University-led (HKBU) research team has developed a novel drug which has the potential to become a next-generation treatment for cancers associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The peptide-linked drug, which is responsive to the acidic environment found in tumors, is the first known agent to have successfully targeted two viral proteins that […]

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Scientists develop algorithm to help relieve pressure on the NHS

New research suggests an algorithm could be used to help optimise the sharing of healthcare resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing NHS intensive care units (ICU) from becoming overwhelmed. The study, led by Queen Mary University of London, proposes a load balancing method to transfer critical ICU patients across hospitals and optimally allocate new patients, […]

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Scientists develop new precise therapeutic leukemia vaccine

Exploration of new leukemia antigens and construction of appropriate delivery systems using FDA-approved material are important strategies for developing leukemia vaccines for clinic use. Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University have developed a new type of precise therapeutic vaccine against leukemia. […]

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Scientists develop method to standardize genetic data analysis

MIPT researchers have collaborated with Atlas Biomedical Holding and developed a new bioinformatics data analysis method. The developed program, EphaGen, can be used for quality control when diagnosing genetic diseases. The team published the article in Nucleic Acid Research. The mapping of the human genome in the early 21st century and understanding the nucleic acid […]