When it comes to treating heart attacks, U.S. hospitals may have the latest tech and low readmission rates, but the country’s mortality rate is one of the highest among the nations included in a new study. The study, published May 4 in The BMJ, found substantial differences in care for heart attack patients across six high income countries despite international agreement on how heart attacks should be treated.
- The BMJ
In a study that followed hundreds of mice over their lifespans, calorie restriction combined with time-restricted eating boosted longevity.
Quantum computers are prone to errors that limit their usefulness in scientific research. While error correction would be the ideal solution, it is not yet feasible due to the number of qubits needed. New research shows the value of an error mitigation approach called noise estimation circuits for improving the reliability of quantum computer simulations.
- Physical Review Letters
As medicine continues to embrace machine learning, a new study suggests how scientists may use artificial intelligence to predict how cancer may affect the probability of fractures along the spinal column.
- International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Researchers have shown it is possible to perform artificial intelligence using tiny nanomagnets that interact like neurons in the brain.
- Nature Nanotechnology
Information reported directly by patients can be invaluable for assessing the impact of disease and treatment on patients’ symptoms and quality of life -but more needs to be done to include under-served groups to avoid rising inequalities in healthcare, say experts at the University of Birmingham.
- Nature Medicine
- National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands, Health Data Research UK, UK SPINE