Whetstone Sharpens Up Artificial NeuronsNews
Whetstone, a software tool that sharpens the output of artificial neurons, has enabled neural computer networks to process information up to a hundred times more efficiently than the current industry standard, say the Sandia National Laboratories researchers who developed it.
Running Molecular Algorithms on DNA ComputersNews
Computer scientists at Caltech have designed DNA molecules that can carry out reprogrammable computations, for the first time creating so-called algorithmic self-assembly in which the same "hardware" can be configured to run different "software."
Of Mice, Men and... Computers?News
Research carried out at SISSA in Trieste (Italy) and recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience confirms the similarities between rats, primates and artificial vision systems, a correspondence that paves the way to promising developments in the AI field.Read more
Exotic Patterns Emerge From Simple NetworksNews
Society relies on networks connected to other networks at scales. Understanding how connected networks behave and how breakdowns can be identified, prevented or repaired involves mathematics, engineering and physics. In a new paper, researchers show how complicated and surprising behavior can emerge in a very simple experimental network.
Mass Spectrometry is Advancing Cancer Research in Leaps and BoundsArticle
From picking out cancerous tissue areas during diagnosis, to uncovering novel biomarkers of early detection, mass spectrometry has become an indispensable analytical technique in cancer research.Read more
Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in ScienceArticle
We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.Read more
How the Integration of Lateral Flow Tests and Data Analytics Will Transform HealthcareArticle
Originally developed as a platform for an over-the-counter pregnancy test, lateral flow tests have a lot more to offer. This article dives into how a digital spin and the integration of data analytics are expected to help lateral flow tests meet the changing demands of data-driven healthcare.Read more
The Hunt for Therapeutic AntibodiesArticle
Given the clinical success that antibodies (formerly known as “magic bullets”) have facilitated, the drug discovery field continues to search for new therapeutic candidates. This article highlights several techniques used in the process, and touches on current trends driving the field.Read more
Emerging Technologies in Combating Foodborne IllnessArticle
Rapid and accurate detection of foodborne pathogens is essential to prevent foodborne illnesses and to mitigate the associated economic losses. We take a look at some of the technological advances that are helping to make this happen.Read more