Disease Detection, Prevention, and Treatment

Updating Diagnoses for Speed and Accuracy: Using AI, Cameras, Assays, and More

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Updating Diagnoses for Speed and Accuracy: Using AI, Cameras, Assays, and More 1365 768 IEEE Pulse
When it comes to their health, people want answers right now. But clinicians cannot always make snap judgments about ailments or injuries. One way to help both general practitioners and patients is to introduce technologies that deliver quick and accurate diagnoses in a standard clinical setting. read more

Treating Postpartum Depression: Beyond the Baby Blues

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Treating Postpartum Depression: Beyond the Baby Blues 1254 836 IEEE Pulse
Different from “baby blues,” a mild depression that affects the majority of new mothers in the first few weeks after giving birth, postpartum depression, a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), can last for months, and even up to a year. read more

The Path to and Impact of Disease Recognition with AI

Author(s): Yaron Gurovich
The Path to and Impact of Disease Recognition with AI 1243 843 IEEE Pulse
The process of rare disease identification by clinical geneticists is closely associated with the ability to correlate the phenotype of a patient with the relevant genetic syndromes. In order to perform this correlation, the phenotype has to be described in a canonical form read more

The Fight Against Cancer: Are We Winning or Losing?

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
The Fight Against Cancer: Are We Winning or Losing? 2560 1856 IEEE Pulse
When it comes to cancer, there’s good news and there’s bad news. While the combination of new screening tests and therapies are making headway, some types of cancer are becoming more common, especially in certain age groups. read more
Microbial Treatments for the Mind

Microbial Treatments for the Mind

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
Microbial Treatments for the Mind 620 375 IEEE Pulse

For $99, you can obtain a kit that includes two cotton swabs and instructions for properly collecting your own stool sample, along with oral and skin samples. Upon shipping those…

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Heart to Heart: Treating Heart Damage

Heart to Heart

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Heart to Heart 620 375 IEEE Pulse

A person who has had a myocardial infarction often gets excellent emergency treatment at a hospital, and is able to go home or even return to work in a matter…

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Virtual Reality Is Taking the Hurt Out of Pain

Virtual Reality Is Taking the Hurt Out of Pain

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Virtual Reality Is Taking the Hurt Out of Pain 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Slip on a set virtual reality (VR) goggles and connected gloves, and you are transported to another world. For the entertainment industry, that kind of immersive VR may mean shoot-‘em-up…

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Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases

Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Just 2 miles northeast of sleek downtown skyscrapers, across the Buffalo Bayou River from the Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park, lies a landscape greener than most of the urban sprawl,…

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Battling Superbugs: How Phage Therapy Went From Obscure to Promising

Battling Superbugs: How Phage Therapy Went From Obscure to Promising

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Battling Superbugs: How Phage Therapy Went From Obscure to Promising 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Above: After a grueling battle with a nasty bacterial infection that nearly killed Thomas Patterson (seated), bacteriophage therapy came to the rescue and saved his life. Patterson holds an image of…

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