AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
Machine learning can analyze photographs of cancer, tumor pathology slides, and genomes. Now, scientists are poised to integrate that information into cancer uber-models.
AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer

Machine learning can analyze photographs of cancer, tumor pathology slides, and genomes. Now, scientists are poised to integrate that information into cancer uber-models.

Machine learning can analyze photographs of cancer, tumor pathology slides, and genomes. Now, scientists are poised to integrate that information into cancer uber-models.

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Artificial Intelligence Tackles a World of Images
Artificial Intelligence Tackles a World of Images
Carolyn Wilke | May 1, 2019
With the help of computer algorithms that excel at pattern recognition, researchers look for meaning in vast pictorial datasets.
Artificial Intelligence Sees More in Microscopy than Humans Do
Artificial Intelligence Sees More in Microscopy than Humans Do
Jef Akst | May 1, 2019
Deep learning approaches in development by big players in the tech industry can be used by biologists to extract more information from the images they create.
Building a Silicon Brain
Building a Silicon Brain
Sandeep Ravindran | May 1, 2019
Computer chips based on biological neurons may help simulate larger and more-complex brain models.
Some Cancers Become Contagious
Some Cancers Become Contagious
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 1, 2019
So far, six animal species are known to carry transmissible, “parasitic” forms of cancer, but researchers are still mystified as to how cancer can become infectious.
The Next Frontier of CAR T-Cell Therapy: Solid Tumors
The Next Frontier of CAR T-Cell Therapy: Solid Tumors
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2019
The technology has wowed the field by all but obliterating some patients’ blood cancers, but solid malignancies present new challenges.
The Dark Matter of the Human Proteome
The Dark Matter of the Human Proteome
Annie Rathore | Apr 1, 2019
Advances in the functional characterization of newly discovered microproteins hint at diverse roles in health and disease.
General Anesthesia Causes Telltale Brain Activity Patterns
General Anesthesia Causes Telltale Brain Activity Patterns
Emery N. Brown, Francisco J. Flores | Mar 1, 2019
The drugs lead to widespread, predictable changes in brain waves that can help anesthesiologists personalize anesthesia and develop anesthetic-based treatments.
Can the Flu and Other Viruses Cause Neurodegeneration?
Can the Flu and Other Viruses Cause Neurodegeneration?
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2019
Scientists may need to seriously reconsider the cast-aside hypothesis that pathogens can play a part in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?
Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?
Natalie Slivinski | Mar 1, 2019
Plasmodium falciparum has shown an ability to evade everything we throw at it, most recently artemisinin-based combination therapies, today’s front-line treatment.