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New File Type Aims to Secure Genomic Data
New File Type Aims to Secure Genomic Data
News   Oct 18, 2018

Based on an analysis of data leakages and opportunities to prevent the potential misuse of genetic information, researchers have developed a new file format for functional genomics data that enables data sharing while protecting the personal information of research participants.

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Virtual Reality Shows We Eat with Our Eyes
Virtual Reality Shows We Eat with Our Eyes
News   Oct 16, 2018

Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat.

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Deep Learning Catches Out False Positive Mammograms
Deep Learning Catches Out False Positive Mammograms
News   Oct 12, 2018

An artificial intelligence (AI) approach based on deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) could identify nuanced mammographic imaging features specific for recalled but benign (false-positive) mammograms and distinguish such mammograms from those identified as malignant or negative.

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Social Media Data Used to Predict Retail Failure
Social Media Data Used to Predict Retail Failure
News   Oct 11, 2018

Researchers have used a combination of social media and transport data to predict the likelihood that a given retail business will succeed or fail.

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First Bioelectronic Medicine is Unveiled
First Bioelectronic Medicine is Unveiled
News   Oct 10, 2018

Researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve.

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First Fully Digital Pathology Lab in UK Improves Cancer Diagnosis
First Fully Digital Pathology Lab in UK Improves Cancer Diagnosis
News   Oct 10, 2018

A move to digitally scan 100% of slides by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Pathology Lab has been hailed as a crucial step to faster and better diagnosis of cancer.

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Models Aid HIV Structure Research
Models Aid HIV Structure Research
News   Oct 08, 2018

Details about the HIV virus capsid structure and how it develops helps researchers identify small molecule as potential treatment target.

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Computer Model Finds the Best Spot to Split Proteins
Computer Model Finds the Best Spot to Split Proteins
News   Oct 05, 2018

A computer-guided algorithm may help scientists find just the right spot to split a protein and then reassemble it to functionality, according to a new study. Researchers say this could be another step — perhaps even a dance step — toward using chemical and light signals to create new medical treatments and biosensors.

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Teaching AI to Predict Epilepsy
Teaching AI to Predict Epilepsy
News   Oct 05, 2018

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) neurologists have developed a new method based on artificial intelligence that may eventually help both patients and doctors weigh the pros and cons of using brain surgery to treat debilitating seizures caused by epilepsy.

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How Baby Giraffes Inherit Their Spots
How Baby Giraffes Inherit Their Spots
News   Oct 05, 2018

Some features of a giraffe’s spot pattern are passed on from mother to baby, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State. The study also reveals that survival of young giraffes is related to spot pattern, which may help provide camouflage from predators.

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