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Researchers develop unique diagnostic tool to detect dystonia from MRI scans

Researchers at Mass Eye and Ear have developed a unique diagnostic tool that can detect dystonia from MRI scans, the first technology of its kind to provide an objective diagnosis of the disorder.

Dystonia is a potentially disabling neurological condition that causes involuntary muscle contractions, leading to abnormal movements and postures. It is often misdiagnosed and can take people up to 10 years to get a correct diagnosis.

In a new study published September 28 in PNAS, researchers developed an AI-based deep learning platform -; called DystoniaNet -; to compare brain MRIs of 612 people, including 392 patients with three different forms of isolated focal dystonia and 220 healthy individuals. The platform diagnosed dystonia with 98.8 percent accuracy.

During the process, the researchers identified a new microstructural neural network biological marker of dystonia. With further testing and validation, they believe DystoniaNet

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How is Utah’s economy recovering? New Salt Lake Chamber tool tracks improvement

SALT LAKE CITY — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, government programs that were designed to aid businesses and citizens cast a wide net. While everyone was affected by the virus shutdowns, some felt the impact more than others and were left without the help they needed. The Salt Lake Chamber is hoping to better identify those markets.

“We’re smarter than we were back then, and so we know some of those relief efforts can be more targeted,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “It gives us as a business community an opportunity to advocate at a local, state and even federal level for those kinds of programs.”

The Salt Lake Chamber’s Roadmap to Recovery Coalition and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute announced a new economic tool Monday called the Road to Recovery Dashboard. The dashboard will be used to

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Carmel police seeking info on suspect in repeated tool thefts from home improvement store

Police in Carmel are searching for a man believed to be involved in the theft of tools on several occasions from a home improvement store.



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Investigators shared three surveillance photos of the suspect, including one from the latest alleged theft on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Lowe’s store in Carmel. Police believe the same suspect is involved in the other two thefts of cordless finishing nailers, as well. 

The white male suspect, who is described as standing between 5-feet-5-inches and six-feet tall and weighing between 150-170 pounds, was last seen wearing a green Indiana Pacers t-shirt, blue shorts and a black-and-white hat. He was wearing a blue Indianapolis Colts facemask during the alleged theft on Sept. 11.

Police say the man also has a tattoo on the inside of his right forearm. He was seen leaving the store Friday in a dark four-door sedan.

Anyone

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