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Vision loss influences perception of sound

People with severe vision loss can less accurately judge the distance of nearby sounds, potentially putting them more at risk of injury, according to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University’s Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI) tested participants with different levels of vision loss, presenting them with speech, […]

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Scientific breakthrough toward treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Scientists at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), and Owerko Centre at UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) have made a breakthrough discovery that could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the leading genetic cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study, involving mouse models, shows promise of translating […]

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Gender imbalanced datasets may affect the performance of AI pathology classification

A team of researchers from Universidad Nacional del Litoral–Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cient´ıficas and Universidad Nacional de Entre R´ııos, both in Argentina, has found evidence of gender-imbalanced datasets affecting the performance of pathology classification with AI-based diagnostic systems. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes testing three […]

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App will reduce high risk of falls during and after lockdown

A free app has been developed at the University of Manchester to help reduce the high risk of falls and physical decline in older people self-isolating during the COVID-19 lockdown. When used, the evidence-based app—called Keep-On-Keep-Up- will help reduce the thousands of injuries—which are often serious and sometimes fatal—in the over 65’s caused by falls. […]