Why apply Artificial Intelligence to injury?
Despite of the complexity of mild traumatic brain-neck-injury, each of these injuries appears mainly to be treated and studied separately by scientists. With today’s life science and medical sciences organized in silos of individual medical fields – or separated by disciplines in biology – a new integrated approach is needed.
WHIPCON will investigate these injuries under one umbrella. We have a hypothesis of nodes and connections supported broadly by existing scientific literature of neuroscience.
By applying artificial intelligence to neuroscience WHIPCON will:
- Understand biological mechanisms of how the injuries cause associated disorders
- Use our experience of how individual pioneering therapies may help reverse the processes causing each individual associated disorder
Our goal is to reverse key biological processes to get people functional again.
In the WHIPCON Study Groups, all the interdisciplinary walls are torn down as scientists from different departments collaborate. WHIPCON will be adding new glia cell science to the classic whiplash science. A new collaboration with one of the world’s leading glia cell scientist, Professor Verkhratsky (UK) is already in the works, in order to advise the Study Group 1.
“What causes what” is a frequent question in medical science. We are talking causality. Our artificial intelligence system points it out based upon all of the biomedical disciplines in the figure below.
Connections & Causality
WHIPCONs work start with the injuries and the related science documented most extensively: We start with the cellular mechanisms behind the pain syndrome called central sensitization, found in chronic whiplash injury.
We ask the questions:
- What do these mechanisms have in common with cellular mechanisms of complete spinal injury?
- What in common with cellular mechanisms of low brain stem vascularization after a mild traumatic brain injury?
- Mechanisms of chronic tiredness.
- Mechanisms of migraine.
- Mechanisms of fibromyalgia.
By looking at the biology underneath the surface, many answers pops up. Answers pointing towards the processes being reversible with rare therapies, already identified around the world.
Please support our work. For a future not that distant, a future with standardized care for mild traumatic brain and neck injury.
Prominent Study Groups
In addition to in-house specialists working with the artificial intelligence project, WHIPCON will bring together a multidisciplinary study group of leading international specialists to discuss and publish our findings.
Advisor for the study group is world leading brain cell scientist and medical doctor Professor Alexei Verkhratsky, MD, PhD, DSc (Manchester University, UK). Neuroscientists confirmed for the study group are a part of the absolute international elite, with their own research published in the ultimately recognized paper “Nature Medicine”.