In search of a way to improve how scientists analyze brain images, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center decided to build a brain.
Or at least, a brain model.
Waisman Center senior scientist Alexander Converse and colleagues from several international universities recently published a rhesus macaque brain atlas aligned to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) template. The result is a three-dimensional, computerized map of the rhesus brain. Read more.
Each year, there are some 13.3 million new cases of acute kidney injury (AKI), a serious affliction. Formerly known as acute renal failure, the ailment produces a rapid buildup of nitrogenous wastes and decreases urine output, usually within hours or days of disease onset. Severe complications often ensue.
AKI is responsible for 1.7 million deaths annually. Protecting healthy kidneys from harm and treating those already injured remains a significant challenge for modern medicine. Read more.
Parkinson disease (PD) affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide, surpassed only by Alzheimer disease. Despite its prevalence, clinical diagnosis is rarely clear. Fortunately, functional imaging can help neurologists navigate diagnosis and inform treatment and patient outcomes. Read more.
Modern, sophisticated scans should be used in hospitals to pick out men whose prostate cancers have only spread to a limited number of sites, so they can be offered the chance of cure, a new assessment concludes. Read more.
Using a deep learning algorithm and PET images of the brain, researchers were able to train an artificial intelligence program to spot the signs of Alzheimer’s disease more than six years ahead of a final clinical diagnosis. Read more.