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How to fake a medical record in order to mitigate privacy risks

Nov. 4, 2019—In machine learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs) involve two artificial neural networks squaring off, one, the generator, trying to delude the other, the discriminator, into accepting synthetic data as real. Beyond their science and engineering applications, GANs can generate utterly convincing “photographs” of people who do not exist. Unrestricted use on a wide scale of...

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AI maps routes to heart disease

Oct. 7, 2019—Machine learning on unlabeled electronic health record data has shed light on the emergence of cardiovascular disease.

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Ultrasound helmet would make live images, brain-machine interface possible

May. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt professor Brett Byram plans to use a grant from the National Science Foundation to utilize machine learning for the delivery of better real-time brain images, an advance decades in the making.

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Registration open for the 2018 Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Apr. 19, 2018—Registration is now open for the Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute. Take your quantitative research perspectives, methods and tools to the next level with four weeklong courses designed to offer hands-on learning in biostatistics and bioinformatics. Space is limited, so sign up today. The courses will be offered in August, before the beginning of...

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Sorting patient messages automatically

Dec. 20, 2017—Automated techniques can assist in understanding and managing growing volumes of messages sent through secure patient portals, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Risky business

Apr. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have developed hospital readmission models that may help prevent payment penalties to hospitals when patients are readmitted too soon after discharge.

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Investigators use machine learning to predict suicide risk

Mar. 9, 2017—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013 there were 41,149 suicides in the U.S., making it the 10th leading cause of death that year. Among high school students in 2013, the CDC estimates that over the previous 12 months 2.7 percent had sometime made a suicide attempt resulting in injury, poisoning or overdose that required medical attention.

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