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Cochlear Implants, Deaf Children, Machine Learning, Language acquisition, MRI scan

Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning in Deaf Children

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In a new international collaborative study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, researchers created a machine learning algorithm that uses brain scans to predict language ability in deaf children after they receive a cochlear implant. This study’s novel use of artificial intelligence to understand brain structure underlying language development has broad reaching implications for children with developmental challenges. It was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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Can Early Symptoms Predict Bipolar Disorder? Evidence Shows Differing Patterns of Risk Factors

Two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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New Study Led by Public Health Researcher Finds ‘Suicides by Drugs’ Profoundly Undercounted in the United States

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in the United States increased by 34 percent between 2000 and 2016. While that rate seems high, a team of researchers led by a West Virginia University faculty member believes it is seriously underestimated.

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Pfizer Halting Research Into Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Treatments Comes at a Difficult Time

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Epileptic Seizures and Depression May Share a Common Genetic Cause, Study Suggests

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From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Columbia University have found evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy, which may lead to better screening and treatment to improve patients’ quality of life.

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Texas A&M Research Shows Biological Clocks Could Improve Brain Cancer Treatment

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Biological clocks throughout the body play a major role in human health and performance. Now, Texas A&M University researchers found that circadian rhythms could hold the key to novel therapies for glioblastoma, the most prevalent type of brain cancer in adults—and one with a grim prognosis.

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Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

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Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, still are viewed as playing a role, a Baylor University study has found.

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2018 AANEM Annual Meeting: Funds Available for Physicians from Economically Developing Countries to Attend

The AANEM Foundation is offering International Fellowship Award opportunities for up to 5 physicians from economically developing countries to attend the 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 10-13, 2018.

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Wellcome Trust, PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disoder, post-traumatic stress disorder , Research, Science

Veterans with PTSD Pay More Attention to Surprises

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The results suggest that people with PTSD don't necessarily have a disrupted response to unexpected outcomes, rather they pay more attention to these surprises.







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