Meet MinD-Vis: An AI Model That Can Reconstruct What You See Using Brain Scans

Diffusion models became the apple of the machine learning community’s eye in the last months. From generating videos using text prompts to image editingwe have seen various successful applications of diffusion models in the last quarter. The idea behind the diffusion models is relatively simple. You start with pure noise and gradually denoise until you … Read more

Advanced “Lab on a Chip” – Scientists Have Created a Powerful, Ultra-Tiny Spectrometer

A picture of the spectrometer on a chip. Credit: Oregon State The tool opens the door to the widespread use of portable spectrometers. Researchers in the field of optical spectrometry have created a better instrument for measuring light. This advancement could improve everything from smartphone cameras to environmental monitoring. The research, led by Finland’s Aalto … Read more

Rabies Encephalitis and the Use of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter to Detect Elevated Intracranial Pressure

Rabies is a rare but rapidly progressive and almost universally fatal disease. A previously healthy 59-year-old male presented with rabies encephalitis. We measured his optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) daily in both eyes using ultrasonography to indirectly monitor for elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). We performed CT and MRI brain on days when his ONSD changed … Read more

Management of Ulcerative Colitis Flare-Ups in the Era of COVID-19

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) whose management depends on its severity, localization, and course. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has made the management of this disease more difficult, as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) routinely causes respiratory infection, but can also target the gastrointestinal tract. Multiple cases … Read more