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Score one for automated bioimaging: a study in the journal Brain reports that a computer algorithm designed to diagnose Alzheimer's from brain scans proved more accurate than the current standard -- blood tests, family interviews, and clinicians looking at the brain scan themselves. The experiments were conducted by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London, according to this BBC article.

 

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.