Genetic sequencing illustration (stock image).Credit: © ktsdesign / Adobe Stock An artificial neural network can reveal patterns in huge amounts of gene expression data, and discover groups of disease-related genes. This has been shown by a new study led by researchers at Linköping University, published in Nature Communications. The scientists hope that the method can eventually be […]Read More Artificial intelligence finds disease-related genes
Processed meats (stock image).Credit: © igor_kell / Adobe Stock After a controversial study last fall recommending that it was not necessary for people to change their diet in terms of red meat and processed meat, a large, carefully analyzed new study links red and processed meat consumption with slightly higher risk of heart disease and death, […]Read More Eating red meat and processed meat hikes heart disease and death risk, study finds
An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics, shedding light on the history of human migration and ultimately aiming to improve our ability to treat disease.advertisement Researchers from dozens of institutions around the world, including the University of Virginia School of Medicine, are […]Read More Major Asia gene study to help doctors battle disease
English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language impairment experience distinct kinds of speech and reading difficulties based on features of their native languages, according to new research by scientists at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center and colleagues at the Neuroimaging Research Unit and Neurology Unit at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in […]Read More Speech-disrupting brain disease reflects patients’ native tongue
Many people under 60 who develop stomach cancer have a “genetically and clinically distinct” disease, new Mayo Clinic research has discovered. Compared to stomach cancer in older adults, this new, early onset form often grows and spreads more quickly, has a worse prognosis, and is more resistant to traditional chemotherapy treatments, the study finds. The […]Read More Many younger patients with stomach cancer have a distinct disease
During the past years, artificial intelligence (AI) — the capability of a machine to mimic human behavior — has become a key player in high-techs like drug development projects. AI tools help scientists to uncover the secret behind the big biological data using optimized computational algorithms. AI methods such as deep neural network improves decision […]Read More Using deep learning to predict disease-associated mutations
Getting a good night’s sleep could be beneficial for long-term health. A pioneering new study led by Dr. Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, healthy sleep patterns could help offset that risk. The study is published […]Read More Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?