Jenna Wiens

C. difficile Risk Prediction Using Machine Learning

Every year nearly 30,000 Americans die from an aggressive, gut-infecting bacteria called¬†Clostridium difficile¬†(C. difficile), which is resistant to many common antibiotics and can flourish when antibiotic treatment kills off beneficial bacteria that normally keep it at bay. Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the University of Michigan (U-M) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now…