Posted on 15 September 2020
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Longevity briefs provides a short summary of a novel research, medicine, or technology that caught the attention of our researchers in Oxford, due to its potential to improve our health, wellbeing, and longevity.
Why is this research important: There is currently no cure for, but detecting it early during development can significantly improve outcomes for ‘s patients.
What did the researchers do: This paper proposes a neural network that, using brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), can differentiate subjects with from those with mild and from those with no cognitive impairment. The network makes this classification by comparing the complex patterns of degeneration that are visible in MRI images. This neural network was tested on structural data from 465 subjects, 132 of which had .
Key takeaway(s) from this research: The proposed method achieved 97.77% accuracy, outperforming current state of the art methods and making this algorithm a promising tool for the diagnosis of.