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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Researchers Construct Computer-Derived Marker for Coronary Artery Disease
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Researchers Construct Computer-Derived Marker for Coronary Artery Disease

A new computer-derived marker for coronary artery disease is based on machine learning and clinical data from electronic health records.

Scientists Turn Toward AI for Unraveling Cell Biology
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Scientists Turn Toward AI for Unraveling Cell Biology

Researchers used artificial intelligence to correlate cellular cytoskeleton structure with the position of nuclei.

AI-Based Model Can Use ECG Images to Diagnose Multiple Heart Rhythm, Conduction Disorders
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AI-Based Model Can Use ECG Images to Diagnose Multiple Heart Rhythm, Conduction Disorders

An artificial intelligence model can diagnose several heart rhythm and conduction disorders using electrocardiogram images in various formats and layouts.

Wearable Sensors for COVID-19 Mitigation
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Wearable Sensors for COVID-19 Mitigation

Researchers have demonstrated the potential of digital contact tracing technology in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic by modeling wearable sensor deployments.

Algorithmic Method Identifies Epidemic Waves of COVID-19
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Algorithmic Method Identifies Epidemic Waves of COVID-19

U.K. and Polish scientists have developed a technique to detect epidemic waves of COVID-19.

ML Algorithms Can Be Improved Significantly for Medical Purposes
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ML Algorithms Can Be Improved Significantly for Medical Purposes

Researchers at South Africa's University of Johannesburg have demonstrated that machine learning algorithms can be enhanced significantly for medical purposes. ...

Algorithm Accurately Detects Disease-Causing Variants in Infants with Rare Diseases
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Algorithm Accurately Detects Disease-Causing Variants in Infants with Rare Diseases

The Fabric GEM algorithm was able to detect disease-causing variants in infants with rare diseases at six leading genomic centers and hospitals with high accuracy...

AI Technique Could Lead to Ways to Predict Cancer Prognosis, Treatment Response
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AI Technique Could Lead to Ways to Predict Cancer Prognosis, Treatment Response

An artificial intelligence technique can determine which neoantigens (cell surface peptides generated by cancer cells) are recognized by the immune system.

Computational Study Identifies Human Proteins Structurally Similar to SARS-CoV-2 Proteins
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Computational Study Identifies Human Proteins Structurally Similar to SARS-CoV-2 Proteins

Russian researchers identified more than two dozen structural proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that were homologous to human proteins.

Study Suggests Algorithm May Help Optimize Future COVID-19 Vaccine Design
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Study Suggests Algorithm May Help Optimize Future COVID-19 Vaccine Design

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have developed an adaptive algorithm to help optimize the design of next-generation COVID-19 vaccines.

Robotic Neck Brace May Help Doctors Analyze Neck Mobility in Cancer Patients
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Robotic Neck Brace May Help Doctors Analyze Neck Mobility in Cancer Patients

A new robotic neck brace could help doctors evaluate the impact of cancer treatments on neck mobility, and guide patients' recovery.

Computer System Can Help Inform Future Therapies for Patients with Inherited Heart Disease
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Computer System Can Help Inform Future Therapies for Patients with Inherited Heart Disease

A computer system trained on clinical data can support medical and surgical decisions on the treatment of patients with inherited heart disease.

Fertility Apps Collect, Share Intimate Data Without Users' Knowledge or Permission
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Fertility Apps Collect, Share Intimate Data Without Users' Knowledge or Permission

Many top-rated fertility apps collect and share personal information without the knowledge or permission of users, according to a new study.
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