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March 9, 2018
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Mayo Clinic’s clinical trial matching project sees higher enrollment in breast cancer trials through use of artificial intelligence

ROCHESTER, Minn – 08 Mar 2018: Mayo Clinic and IBM Watson Health (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled results from early use of the Watson for Clinical Trial Matching, an IBM cognitive computing system. Use of this system in the Mayo Clinic … Continue reading

September 20, 2014
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UCLA to develop ‘brain prosthesis’ to help brain-injured patients recover memory

As part of a major federal initiative, UCLA has been awarded $15M to create a wireless, implantable device that could restore memory to millions UCLA has been tapped by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spearhead an innovative project … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
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In hairless man, arthritis drug spurs hair growth — lots of it

A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by doctors at Yale University. There is currently no cure or long-term treatment for alopecia universalis, the disease that left … Continue reading

June 1, 2014
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Preliminary clinical trial shows great promise for new multiple sclerosis treatment

Female hormone estriol reduces relapse rate by nearly 50 percent, UCLA neurologist reports A study conducted by Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl, a UCLA neurologist, shows that combining estriol, a female hormone, with Copaxone, a medication currently used to treat multiple sclerosis, … Continue reading

July 19, 2013
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Good Vibrations: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound

Ultrasound vibrations applied to the brain may affect mood, UA researchers have discovered. The finding potentially could lead to new treatments for psychological and psychiatric disorders. University of Arizona researchers have found in a recent study that ultrasound waves applied … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UCLA Study Shows Promise, Offers Hope for Brain Hemorrhage Patients

Minimally invasive surgery may benefit patients previously deemed hopeless A new endoscopic surgical procedure has been shown to be safer and to result in better outcomes than the current standard medical treatment for patients who suffer strokes as a result … Continue reading

October 16, 2012
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Gold Nanoparticle Prostate Cancer Treatment Found Safe in Dogs, MU Study Shows

New treatment may have fewer side effects than traditional cancer therapy COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— Currently, large doses of chemotherapy are required when treating certain forms of cancer, resulting in toxic side effects. The chemicals enter the body and work to … Continue reading

October 8, 2012
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Doctors Wary of Studies Funded by Pharmaceutical Industry, Study Shows

Physicians are about half as willing to prescribe drugs tested in pharmaceutical-industry funded trials than those in NIH-funded studies, a new study finds. Physicians are less likely to trust the results of clinical trials when they know those trials were … Continue reading