The first concussion came playing football in high school, the second playing the game at Annapolis, and a third playing rugby. It meant the end of contact sports for U.S. Navy Captain and doctor James L. Hancock, but not the end of his risk for traumatic brain injury.
New imaging software may rival the eyes of a pathologist, according to a study in the 9 November issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Researchers created the computer program, called Computational Pathologist or “C-Path,” to scan microscopic images of breast tissue for over 6000 characteristics of cancer. The software helped predict breast cancer severity in two groups of women, and could be a useful tool for gauging a patient’s chance of survival.
Researchers have created mice with some vocal communication and social behavior problems that parallel those seen in autistic patients. The findings pave the way toward understanding exactly how genes cause some of the symptoms of autism, and appear in the 5 October issue of Science Translational Medicine.
Amid a devastating HIV epidemic, some South African pediatricians treat as many as 100 children per day. With such overwhelming case loads, the physicians have little time to review the information they were offered in medical school on the topic of immunology—a topic they often consider a laboratory science with little clinical application—to better understand factors contributing to HIV pathology.