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Kidney Biopsy Is Now Possible Using A Computer Model

A new study identifies from a computer model, where the ability to quantify the extent of kidney damage and predict the life remaining in the kidney, using an image obtained at the time when a patient visits the hospital for a kidney biopsy, now is possible using a computer model based on artificial intelligence (AI). These findings appear in the journal Kidney International Reports, can help make predictions at the point-of-care and assist clinical decision-making.

Immune Cells Keep Gut Fungi in Control; Study Found

According to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists, they identified that Immune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi. Defects in the fungus-fighting abilities of these cells may contribute to some cases of Crohn's disease and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This study has been published in Science.

Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable, study finds

Over 10,000 people in the U.S. are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus infects the brain. A new study in mice suggests that such ongoing neurological deficits may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain's ability to repair damaged neurons and grow new ones. When the inflammation was reduced by treatment with an arthritis drug, the animals' ability to learn and remember remained sharp after West Nile disease.

Degree of Uncertainty Associated with the Diagnosis, Doctors Recommend

According to new research published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, the parents of paediatric patients might react more negatively to doctors who communicate uncertainty of diagnosis explicitly, such as directly stating they are unsure, as compared to doctors who use implicit language, such as discussing most likely diagnosis or providing several possible diagnoses under consideration.