WorldCare Consortium™ members Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to apply deep learning to medical records and images

08:00 09 July in Health, Medicine
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WorldCare Consortium™ members Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will apply deep learning, a type of machine learning based on data representations, to medical records and images to automate the things that humans do well, but don’t want to do or don’t have...

WorldCare Consortium™ member Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds accurate measurements of sodium intake confirm relationship with mortality

08:00 02 July in Health, Medicine
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A recent study from investigators at WorldCare Consortium™ member Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that the relationship between eating foods high in salt and high blood pressure extends to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Previous studies had contested the relationship, but...

Investigators from WorldCare Consortium® member McLean Hospital suggest specific brain circuits could unlock new psychiatric treatments

08:00 27 June in Health, Medicine
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Based on a comprehensive analysis of recent research into how the brain shapes responses to cognitive and emotional challenges, a scientific team at WorldCare Consortium® member McLean Hospital has found the potential for new brain treatments for psychiatric conditions that target specific brain circuits. Through the...

A new regenerative bandage developed by WorldCare Consortium® member Northwestern Medicine accelerates healing in diabetic wounds

08:00 25 June in Health, Medicine
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For diabetic patients, untreated scratches can turn into an open wound, potentially leading to limb amputation or even death. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to numbness in the extremities, which causes those with diabetes to not feel or notice something as simple as...

A discovery at WorldCare Consortium® member Mayo Clinic is the first step toward new bacteria-based constipation treatment

08:00 20 June in Health, Medicine
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Researchers at WorldCare Consortium® member Mayo Clinic have discovered that genetically engineered bacteria show promise as a new treatment for constipation, after a study in mice was conducted at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and published in Cell Host & Microbe. The gut microbiome,...

Study from WorldCare Consortium® member Massachusetts General Hospital identifies protein’s role in mediating the brain’s response to stress

08:00 18 June in Health, Medicine
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A study led by investigators from WorldCare Consortium® member Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified a critical role for a protein called Kruppel-like factor 9 (Klf9) in the brain’s response to stress. This has implications for protecting against the effects of stress in conditions such...