Entries by CTIC Team

Machine learning technique boosts lip-reading accuracy

For human lip readers, context is key in deciphering words stripped of the full nuance of their audio cues. But a technology model for lip-reading developed at the University of East Anglia in the UK has been shown to be able to interpret mouthed words with a greater degree of accuracy than human lip readers, thanks to the […]

Google launches new machine learning platform

Google today announced a new machine learning platform for developers at its NEXT Google Cloud Platform user conference in San Francisco. As Google chairman Eric Schmidt stressed during today’s keynote, Google believes machine learning is “what’s next.” With this new platform, Google will make it easier for developers to use some of the machine learning smarts Google already uses […]

Blood test detects all known genes for inherited heart conditions

Researchers believe they have made a breakthrough in the diagnosis of inherited heart conditions, after developing a rapid, simple blood test that accurately can detect all known genes associated with such disorders. The new blood test can detect 174 known genes for inherited heart conditions, say researchers. In the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, researchers from […]

Gut bacteria hold clues about type 2 diabetes

Changes in the types and activities of human gut bacteria could lead to earlier diagnoses of type 2 diabetes, according to a study of identical twins, findings of which are published in Genome Medicine. Imbalances in the gut microbiota have been linked with a number of conditions, including type 2 diabetes. However, previous studies have […]

Saliva test for identifying, tracking cancer steps closer

A rapid, accurate test that can detect biomarkers of lung cancer in saliva is soon to be trialed in patients. The news marks a milestone in over 10 years of research led by oral cancer and saliva diagnostics researcher Prof. David Wong, of the School of Dentistry at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). Prof. […]