Artificial intelligence accurately predicts who will develop dementia in two years

Journal Reference: Charlotte James, Janice M. Ranson, Richard Everson, David J. Llewellyn. Performance of Machine Learning Algorithms for Predicting Progression to Dementia in Memory Clinic Patients. JAMA Network Open, 2021; 4 (12): e2136553 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.36553 Using data from more than 15,300 patients in the US, research from the University of Exeter found that a form … Read more

‘The place does it damage?’ predicts chronic pain outcomes, study shows

Journal Reference: Benedict J. Alter, Nathan P. Anderson, Andrea G. Gillman, Qing Yin, Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Ajay D. Wasan. Hierarchical clustering by patient-reported pain distribution alone identifies distinct chronic pain subgroups differing by pain intensity, quality, and clinical outcomes. PLOS ONE, 2021; 16 (8): e0254862 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254862 In clinical practice, the bodily distribution of chronic pain … Read more

New computational approach predicts chemical reactions at high temperatures

Journal Reference: Jose Antonio Garrido Torres, Vahe Gharakhanyan, Nongnuch Artrith, Tobias Hoffmann Eegholm, Alexander Urban. Augmenting zero-Kelvin quantum mechanics with machine learning for the prediction of chemical reactions at high temperatures. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27154-2 A Columbia Engineering team reports that they have developed a new computation technique that, through combining quantum … Read more

Long-term blood sugar history predicts risk of severe COVID-19 among diabetics

Journal Reference: Bowen Wang, Benjamin S Glicksberg, Girish N Nadkarni, Deepak Vashishth. Evaluation and management of COVID-19-related severity in people with type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 2021; 9 (1): e002299 DOI: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2021-002299 “We find that two- to three-year longitudinal glycemic levels better indicate the risk of COVID-19 severity than measurements which … Read more

New software predicts the movements of large land animals

Journal Reference: Emilio Berti, Marco Davoli, Robert Buitenwerf, Alexander Dyer, Oskar L. P. Hansen, Myriam Hirt, Jens‐Christian Svenning, Jördis F. Terlau, Ulrich Brose, Fritz Vollrath. The r package enerscape A general energy landscape framework for terrestrial movement ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2021; DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13734 Example — the brown bear The Abruzzo region of … Read more

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