Researchers Show How You Can Be Tracked Through Your Location DataNews
A new study by MIT researchers finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people’s movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for research, it could also put people’s private data at risk.
Seeing Stress With SupercomputersNews
It's easy to take a lot for granted. Scientists do this when they study stress, the force per unit area on an object. Scientists handle stress mathematically by assuming it to have symmetry, but new supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. The findings could help scientists design new materials such as glass or metal that doesn't ice up.READ MORE
A novel tool, called Cell Model Passports, acts as a central hub for the rapidly expanding number of cancer models, which are critically needed for cancer research.READ MORE
Cash-strapped environmental regulators have a powerful and cheap new weapon. Machine learning methods could more than double the number of violations detected.READ MORE
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are combining the large-scale study of proteins (proteomics) with a new data integration method to identify a previously unknown mechanism for midostaurin in lung cancer. Midostaurin is a drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and advanced systemic mastocytosis.READ MORE
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine have called for AI and ML to become routine parts of medical education to help inform the next generation of doctors about the benefits of the technology in healthcare.READ MORE
Artificial intelligence is having a positive impact on drug development and personalized medicine. With the ability to efficiently analyze small datasets that focus on the specific disease of interest, small dataset-based AI platforms can rationally design optimal drug combinations that are effective and based on real experimental data and not mechanistic assumptions or predictive modeling.READ MORE
UCalgary scientists discover a way to measure fear of falling in Parkinson's patients.READ MORE
New drug discovery has long been limited by researchers’ inability to precisely control the 3D structure of molecules. But a team has made a major breakthrough in chemical synthesis that now makes it possible to quickly and reliably modify the 3D structure of molecules used in drug discovery,READ MORE
Unlike most cells in the rest of our body, the DNA (the genome) in each of our brain cells varies from cell to cell, caused by somatic changes. But much remains unknown, including when these changes arise, their size and locations, and whether they are random or regulated. Now, researchers have developed new techniques allowing the detection of CNVs smaller than one million base pairs.
Being tall is a risk factor for the condition, according to the largest genetic study of varicose veins ever completed.READ MORE