Seven days in science - 17 March 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Seven days in science - 10 March 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Electronic Synapse

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Mimicking synapses in the brain, the artificial synapse is energy efficient and 'learns' with use. It is a new type of electronic architecture that could lead to a more brain-like era of computation.

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First Director of Health Data Research UK Announced
First Director of Health Data Research UK Announced
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Professor Andrew Morris has been appointed Director of the new UK health and biomedical informatics research institute, which is to be named Health Data Research UK.

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Epigenetic Labels Predict Increased Mortality
Epigenetic Labels Predict Increased Mortality
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An altered methylation status at only ten specific sites in the genome can indicate that mortality is increased by up to seven times.

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Big Data Helps to Identify Autism
Big Data Helps to Identify Autism
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An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder.

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Anorexia in a Dish
Anorexia in a Dish
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Newest “disease-in-a-dish” technique suggests novel gene may contribute to Anorexia Nervosa.

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Transforming Cell States to Cure Bladder Disease
Transforming Cell States to Cure Bladder Disease
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Scientists have begun to unlock the genetic code to understand how the lining of the bladder functions as a barrier to store urine - paving the way for possible new treatments for chronic bladder diseases.

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Visualising DNA in Action
Visualising DNA in Action
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Knowing where all the genes and control elements are at a given moment will help us understand the molecular mechanisms that control and maintain their expression.

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