Discoveries Making an Impact | UMBC Industry Roundup

All exciting discoveries begin in the minds of creative, innovative people who are willing to go above and beyond convention to find answers to life-changing solutions. Recently, UMBC’s Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition awarded top honors to a new test to diagnose sepsis. In this week’s Industry Roundup we’ll take a look at how discoveries, like machine learning detecting lymphedema in breast cancer survivors, are making an impact on the life’s of others. We’ll also take a peek into memory formation, video consults increasing cancer survival rates, AI generated surveillance, and hiring high-achievers.

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Machine learning detects lymphedema in breast cancer survivors


Machine learning has been able to accurately detect lymphedema, a side effect from breast cancer treatment, leading to a potentially better outcome for patients.

Mice provide insight into the mechanisms of memory formation


What do a video game, mice, and memory formation have in common? Something pretty darn remarkable! Researchers have gained some new insights into how the brain stores memories of tangible events by observing mice.

AI Used to Automate Surveillance


Where there are crowds, there are potential dangers. Scientists are analyzing the use of camera-equipped drones to identify violent behavior in crowds. It’s still early in this new territory, and so it’s no surprise there is an accuracy issue when it comes to representing real-world usage.

Video consults boost survival rates

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Living in the day of technology has so many advantages, especially when it comes to healthcare. Today, video consults help bridge the gap between in-person visits, helping to increase patient survival rate. In a new study by Michigan Medicine, patients who consulted via video with a liver disease specialist had a 54 percent higher survival rate than patients without this advantage.

Why some companies won’t hire high achievers

Why would a hiring manager pass on a candidate who is smart, high-achieving, and overall the best person to fill the role? Well, this article brings up some interesting theories on why this is sometimes the case. One reason is that some managers prefer hiring those more easily led and less likely to be outspoken and opinionated. Another is a manager might feel powerless in not being able to fairly compensate the above and beyond work ethic. What’s a high-achiever to do?!

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