News and reflections from the world of AI

    June 22, 2021

    Doctoral student Polina Stepanova discusses benefits of AI in Huntington's Disease image analysis

    What is Huntington's Disease? Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive brain disorder caused by a single defective gene, called huntingtin. Over time this leads to brain damage that causes symptoms such as abnormal involuntary movements, severe cognitive decline, and mood changes. As a dominant genetic defect, anyone who inherits it will eventually develop the disease and there is currently no ...
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    April 29, 2021

    Automating the detection of malaria parasites in blood smear

    Introduction Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites and transmitted through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are five parasite species that cause malaria in humans of which P. falciparum and P. vivax pose the greatest threat, often progressing to severe illness, multi-organ failure, or death.
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    April 28, 2021

    Interview with veterinary pathologist on AI-assisted screening of bone marrow cellularity changes

    Bone marrow cellularity is the volume ratio of hematopoiesis (the body’s manufacturing of blood cells) and fat, and decreases with age. Many compounds can alter the cellularity of bone marrow making it a vital tissue for analysis by pathologists in pharmacologic safety studies. Quantitative data is vital for statistical evaluation in risk and toxicity assessments.
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    April 14, 2021

    5 reasons to use AI in clinical diagnostics

    Español, Français Rising rates of disease like cancer increase sample numbers creating a bigger burden on pathologists, an already underrepresented group of healthcare professionals. The challenge is exacerbated by the fact that traditional clinical tools and processes available to pathologists are manual and subjective.
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    April 12, 2021

    Interview with VP of R&D at Lallemand Inc. on AI-aided identification of yeast contamination

    Yeasts are common microorganisms used in industrial fermentation processes such as food and alcohol production. Microbial contamination of such processes is inevitable, as most of the fermentation substrates are not sterile. Contamination can cause a reduction of the final product concentration and render industrial yeast strains unable to be reused. Hence, contamination detection is critical to ...
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    April 8, 2021

    Aiforia Hub for Education: Interview with a Professor of Veterinary Pathology

    Knowledge of histology is necessary for a strong understanding of human biology particularly in pathology specializations. Medical schools typically teach histology in the first years but competing pressures on curricula subjects have forced many educators to reduce the amount of time dedicated to normal histology. Additionally, the maintenance of numerous microscopes and slides for teaching ...
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