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Nightmarish "Eyecam" Is a Reminder of Intrusive Surveillance
News   Apr 14, 2021

Microphones and cameras are installed everywhere these days: in smartphones, laptops, even in refrigerators and televisions. Many people are now used to their presence and no longer see them for what they actually are - omnipresent eyes and ears. Researchers have used a "alternative" webcam to critically question sensor technology that has become commonplace.

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Fine-Tuning a Molecular Assembly Line To Design and Test Antibiotics
News   Apr 14, 2021

Researchers have fine-tuned the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics via engineered biosynthesis. The work could allow for the improvement of existing antibiotics as well as the design of new drug candidates quickly and efficiently.

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How Cells Control the Physical State of Embryonic Tissues
News   Apr 13, 2021

Understanding how cells act together to build tissues has been a fundamental problem in physics and biology. Researchers have now developed a computational framework that captures the various interactions between cells and connects them to embryonic tissue dynamics.

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Predicting the Biological Language of Cancer and Alzheimer's Using AI
News   Apr 09, 2021

Powerful algorithms used by the likes of Netflix and Facebook can "predict" the biological language of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Warming Planet Puts a Third of Antarctic Ice Shelf at Risk of Collapse
News   Apr 08, 2021

More than a third of the Antarctic's ice shelf area could be at risk of collapsing into the sea if global temperatures reach 4°C above pre-industrial levels, new research has shown.

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Immune Signaling Failure May Cause Crohn's Disease
News   Apr 08, 2021

A study has revealed how T cells in the small intestine respond to bile acids, offering localized treatment direction for a cause of chronic illness.

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Like Us, Deep Learning Networks Prefer a Human Voice
News   Apr 07, 2021

A new study has shown that artificial intelligence systems might actually reach higher levels of performance if they are programmed with sound files of human language rather than with numerical data labels.

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Mechanism That Accelerates Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria Confirmed
News   Apr 07, 2021

New research has confirmed that one of the mechanisms behind antibiotic resistance plays a key role in accelerating resistance and gives bacteria an ‘incredible opportunity’ to evolve in response to antibiotic treatment.

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Deciphering the Sea Urchin Microbiome
News   Apr 07, 2021

Researchers have sought to uncover the diversity within the guts of red and purple sea urchins. Their results reveal significant differences between the microbiota of the two species, as well as between individuals living in different habitats. The study represents the first step in understanding the function of urchins' microbial communities.

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Three New Multiple Sclerosis Subtypes Identified Using AI
News   Apr 07, 2021

Scientists at UCL have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify three new multiple sclerosis (MS) subtypes. Researchers say these groundbreaking findings will help identify those people whose disease is more likely to progress and therefore better target treatments.

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