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Researchers from the University of Warwick have developed a machine learning model capable of predicting the interactions between proteins and drug molecules with 99 percent accuracy. Findings have been published in Science Advances.

Belgian researchers have identified a protein formulation that mimics the structure and rigidity of the natural lining in a women’s ovaries, a breakthrough for women with infertility or cancer patients who had radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Findings are published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota used 3D printing to build lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the look, structure, mechanical properties and feel of human organs. Findings were published in Advanced Materials Technologies.

Elderly patients who played 3D-platform games such as Nintendo's Super Mario 64 saw improvements in short-term memory and an increase in gray matter in the brain, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

A video game that promotes balance by instructing users to hold poses could help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

 

Recent Headlines

Amerinet selects 4medica as connectivity supplier Healthcare group purchasing organization Amerinet has selected  4medica as a healthcare IT connectivity supplier to the organization's 2,729 hospital members.
AMA enters app fray The American Medical Association (AMA) has introduced a mobile application to assist physicians as they search for Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) billing codes.
AIM: PHR utilization splits along digital divide
A digital divide appears to exist among primary care patients adopting an online personal health record (PHR), according to The Digital Divide in Adoption and Use of a PHR, a report in the March 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Florida hospital appoints its first CMIO Eduardo Locatelli, MD, has been appointed CMIO of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Cleveland Clinic, Elsevier collaborate Cleveland Clinic has signed a strategic partnership with Elsevier to provide physician-author support of content for First Consult, an evidence-based clinical decision support tool.
GE unveils clinical research management tool GE Healthcare has released Centricity Research, a new clinical research management tool.
Theis launches crisis management EHR Theis & Associates has unveiled My Crisis Record (MCR), a mobile technology-based real-time crisis health record and communication system.
Health Affairs: Medical home transition can take 3-5 years Physicians making the transition from conventional practices to patient-centered medical homes will need to master organizational learning and develop an awareness that they may need a three to five year commitment, according to an article in the March edition of Health Affairs.
Univ. of Mich. Health System to help physicians switch to EHRs Physicians in West Michigan will get help transitioning to EHRs and qualifying for federal incentive dollars due to a partnership with the Physician Organization of Michigan (POM) and the Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA).
Diversinet debuts communications app Software developer company Diversinet has unveiled its Clinical Communicator application for health IT professionals to communicate with patients remotely via mobile devices and tablets.

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