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Unlocking the Secret to Gene Activation
Unlocking the Secret to Gene Activation
News   Jan 17, 2019

Researchers have made a major discovery about how “DNA binding proteins” latch onto the human genome at particular places to turn genes on or off.

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AI-enabled UTI Detection to Reduce Preventable Hospital Admissions
AI-enabled UTI Detection to Reduce Preventable Hospital Admissions
News   Jan 17, 2019

New AI developed at the University of Surrey could identify and help reduce one of the top causes of hospitalisation for people living with dementia - urinary tract infections (UTI).

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Window into Salmonella Strain Ravaging Sub-Saharan Africa
Window into Salmonella Strain Ravaging Sub-Saharan Africa
News   Jan 16, 2019

Scientists have completed one of the largest bacterial comparative gene expression studies to date, to aid understanding of the bacteria causing a devastating Salmonella epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Concern Over Fake ISO 9001 Accreditation of Chinese Companies
Concern Over Fake ISO 9001 Accreditation of Chinese Companies
News   Jan 16, 2019

A study concludes that fake ISO 9001 quality certificates are very widespread across Chinese companies and that the certification processes of the auditing companies lack credibility.

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Which One is George?
Which One is George?
News   Jan 15, 2019

George is a zebrafish. Along with Tom and 98 other mates, George swims freely in a laboratory tank at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), in Lisbon, Portugal. Question: is it possible to identify, from video images, which fish is which at every moment? Yes, say researchers who have built a software, called idtracker.ai (where “ai” stands for artificial intelligence, or AI) that can do the job quickly and with extreme accuracy.

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Screen Time Affects Adolescent Wellbeing (but Only 0.4% of It)
Screen Time Affects Adolescent Wellbeing (but Only 0.4% of It)
News   Jan 15, 2019

Researchers have performed the most definitive study to date on the relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health, examining data from over 300,000 teenagers and parents in the UK and USA. At most, only 0.4% of adolescent wellbeing is related to screen use - which only slightly surpasses the negative effect of regularly eating potatoes.

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Machine Learning Uncovers New Insights into the Human Brain
Machine Learning Uncovers New Insights into the Human Brain
News   Jan 14, 2019

Researchers have successfully employed machine learning to uncover new insights into the cellular architecture of the human brain. The team demonstrated an approach that automatically estimates parameters of the brain using data collected from fMRI, enabling neuroscientists to infer the cellular properties of different brain regions without probing the brain using surgical means.

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New Telescope Picks Up Radio Signals from Deep Space
New Telescope Picks Up Radio Signals from Deep Space
News   Jan 14, 2019

A Canadian-led team of scientists has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. FRBs are short bursts of radio waves coming from far outside our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists believe FRBs emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away.

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A "Second Chance" to Prevent Opioid Deaths
A "Second Chance" to Prevent Opioid Deaths
News   Jan 10, 2019

At least 115 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on opioids. During an overdose, a person breathes slower or stops breathing altogether. But people who use opioids by themselves have no way of asking for help in the event of an overdose. Researchers have developed an app, called Second Chance, that uses sonar to monitor someone’s breathing rate and sense when an opioid overdose has occurred.

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Maize Genome Analysis to Fuel Improvements in the World’s Most Important Grain
Maize Genome Analysis to Fuel Improvements in the World’s Most Important Grain
News   Jan 10, 2019

A new collaboration between industry and academia has successfully completed de novo genome assembly for the maize population, which involves 26 cultivars found in the United States. Maize is the world’s most important grain based on production volume, which makes it a particularly critical crop to understand in order to support growing global demands.

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