Search Tag: University of Manchester

IT Management

'Human brain' supercomputer turned on for first time

2018 14 Nov

The world’s largest supercomputer designed to work like a human brain has been switched on for the first time.   After it was fitted with its landmark one-millionth processor core, the ‘Spiking Neural Network Architecture’ (SpiNNaker) was turned on at The University of Manchester’s School of Computer Science.   SpiNNaker can process... Read more

IMAGING Management

Study: Reduced PET Tracer, More Scans

2015 03 Nov

Latest advances in PET scanning technology make it possible to reduce radiation dose for both patients and medical staff by up to 30 percent, allowing an addition of 100 scans a year at Central Manchester University Hospitals. A recent study by scientists at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester... Read more

ICU Management

New Breath Test for Pneumonia

2015 27 Jun

A new UK study published in the journal Thorax has identified an important new approach to diagnose infections in critically ill patients rapidly and accurately. The new method involves chemical analysis of breath specimens from patients in intensive care to detect bacterial infection in the lower respiratory tract of ventilated patients at risk of... Read more