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Accurately Assessing the Transmissibility of New Virus Mutants
News   Mar 04, 2021

An international team including researchers from Bern has now been able to demonstrate in both the laboratory and in animal models why the D614G variant was able to gain the upper hand over the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Virtual Sanity: People Who Use VR Headsets Enjoying Life More During Lockdown
News   Mar 04, 2021

People who use virtual reality headsets as a way of passing the time during lockdown are exercising more vigorously and feeling better about life.

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New Theory of Memory Treats the Brain as a Giant Supercomputer
News   Mar 02, 2021

Research has led to the development of a revolutionary new theory for understanding brain and memory function, named the MeshCODE theory. This discovery could improve understanding of brain function and aid in the treatment of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's.

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Tracking Lab-Made DNA Simplified by Bioinformatics Tool
News   Mar 01, 2021

Researchers have introduced PlasmidHawk, a bioinformatics approach for DNA sequence analysis to help identify the source of engineered plasmids of interest.

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Model Could Give Epilepsy Patients a One-Hour Warning Before a Seizure
News   Mar 01, 2021

A research team is tackling the debilitating neurological condition epilepsy with a powerful new seizure predicting mathematical model that will give patients an accurate warning five minutes to one hour before they are likely to experience a seizure, offering enhanced freedom for the patient and cutting the need for medical intervention.

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Algorithm Racks Up Superhuman Scores in 55 Classic Atari Games
News   Feb 26, 2021

Researchers have published a paper documenting the ability of an innovative AI system, dubbed Go-Explore, to outperform both human and state-of-the-art algorithmic rivals at an entire suite of classic Atari 2600 games now used as benchmarks for machine intelligence.

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Artificial Brain Reveals Optical Illusion Secrets
News   Feb 26, 2021

In using data from human motion perception studies, researchers have trained an artificial neural network to estimate the speed and direction of image sequences. The study uses the system to describe how space and time information is combined in our brain to produce our perceptions, or misperceptions, of moving images.

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How Can Driverless Cars Take Account of Human Selfishness?
News   Feb 26, 2021

A new study has found that the percentage of individuals willing to sacrifice their own safety increased by two-thirds when informed that their peers were more likely to sacrifice their own safety, programming their vehicle to hit a wall rather than hit pedestrians who were at risk.

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Machine Learning Helps Identify Autism Blood Biomarkers
News   Feb 25, 2021

Using machine learning tools to analyze hundreds of proteins, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a group of biomarkers in blood that could lead to an earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in turn, more effective therapies sooner.

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Artificial Pancreas Upgraded With AI Algorithm
News   Feb 24, 2021

Diabetes is a permanent condition that requires lifetime care, and the incidence is rising. To help manage it, an artificial pancreas system can be utilized which has been upgraded with an AI algorithm. The system automatically measures blood sugar levels to infuse the appropriate amount of insulin into the blood.

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