Spot the difference: Can AI generate plausible Christmas BMJ titles?

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can generate plausible, entertaining, and scientifically interesting titles for potential research articles, finds a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ. A study of The BMJ’s most popular Christmas research articles—which combine evidence based science with light hearted or quirky themes—finds that AI generated titles were as attractive to readers […]

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Virtually guided exposure therapy improves outcomes in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder: preliminary study

Virtually guided prolonged exposure therapy reduced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms more effectively than prolonged exposure alone in a pilot study of 40 civilians and veterans. The study was conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and in partnership with the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Given that up to 8% of […]

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Recalled noncalcified lesions: ultrasound vs. ultrasound plus mammography

According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), radiologists should consider performing ultrasound (US) first for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)-recalled noncalcified masses. “Omitting diagnostic mammography when US is negative has a low false-negative rate,” wrote lead researcher Jessica H. Porembka from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Noting that […]

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Chromatin architecture reveals vulnerabilities to neurodegenerative movement disorders

A genomic architectural discovery made deep inside neurons of the brain’s movement control center reveals how DNA packaging may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists led the study, which appears today in Science Advances. The research focused on inherited pediatric neurodegenerative movement disorders, including diseases such as ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) and […]

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