Dayton Daily News: UD grad licenses UD tech to quickly spot COVID-19 in X-rays

Dayton Daily News: UD grad licenses UD tech to quickly spot COVID-19 in X-rays. “It didn’t take long for the University of Dayton to agree to license a new technology to a software company led by a UD grad for the fight against the coronavirus. Software developed by a University of Dayton Research Institute scientist to speedily diagnose COVID-19 has been exclusively licensed by South Carolina software development company Blue Eye Soft, UDRI said Monday.”

The Next Web: This startup made a coronavirus knowledge graph to help doctors with diagnosis

The Next Web: This startup made a coronavirus knowledge graph to help doctors with diagnosis. “The freely available tool is powered by an AI engine, which was fed more than 2,000 papers and articles sourced from the medical library PubMed. It allows doctors and researchers to devise a score from various symptoms to decide if a patient is at high risk of moving to a critical stage.”

Exclusive: California Company Under Scrutiny For ‘At-Home’ Coronavirus Test Claims (NPR)

NPR: Exclusive: California Company Under Scrutiny For ‘At-Home’ Coronavirus Test Claims. “With government authorities warning an anxious public about scams related to the coronavirus, a California company is facing scrutiny by members of Congress and the city attorney of Los Angeles for selling COVID-19 test kits that it claimed can be used ‘in the home or at the bedside.'”

National Geographic: Key ingredient in coronavirus tests comes from Yellowstone’s lakes

National Geographic: Key ingredient in coronavirus tests comes from Yellowstone’s lakes. “MICROBIOLOGIST THOMAS BROCK was tramping through Yellowstone in the 1960s when he stumbled upon a species of bacteria that would transform medical science. Brock was investigating the tiny life-forms that manage to eke out a living in the superheated waters of the park’s thermal pools. There, he and a student found golden mats of stringy growth in Yellowstone’s Mushroom Spring containing a microbe that produces unusual heat-resistant enzymes.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Emory launches a new online tool for COVID-19 screening

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Emory launches a new online tool for COVID-19 screening. “Is it COVID-19, a common cold or seasonal allergies? And, if it is likely COVID-19, do you need to go to the ER?Emory doctors have helped to create a new online tool…that allows people to screen themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus and to receive recommendations on what to do next.”

Medical XPress (University of Sydney): World-first tool to improve COVID-19 diagnosis, free and online

Medical XPress (University of Sydney): World-first tool to improve COVID-19 diagnosis, free and online. “The cloud-based life-saving technology, developed by Australian-based radiation and imaging experts DetectED-X, will help doctors and radiologists diagnose cases faster and more accurately. Computed tomography (CT) lung scans, which produce cross-sectional images using X-rays and computers, have typically been used after swabs are taken, to identify the extent and location of the disease; the CT scans produce images within minutes and are also able to diagnose COVID-19 in the very early stages that escape detection with the nucleic acid tests.”

The Next Web: Dubious claims that AI outperforms doctors pose risk to ‘millions of patients,’ study finds

The Next Web: Dubious claims that AI outperforms doctors pose risk to ‘millions of patients,’ study finds. “AI‘s ability to analyze X-rays, MRIs, and other scans has led it to be hyped up as the future of medical imaging. But patients remain reluctant to use it, as they believe only humans can understand their unique needs. Turns out they might be right.”