The Next Generation of Hearing Implants Could Be SoftNews
Close to half a million people around the world suffer from a serious hearing impairment. Cochlear implants, whilst useful for some patients, do not help people whose inner ear is damaged or whose auditory nerve does not function properly. Now, researchers have developed a soft variant of an implant that communicates directly with the brainstem.READ MORE
AI Could Warn About Drug Interaction Side EffectsNews
Researchers have designed an algorithm that analyzes data on drug-drug interactions listed in reports — compiled by the Food and Drug Administration and other organizations — for use in a possible alert system that would let patients know when a drug combination could prompt dangerous side effects.
A new study outlines a technique to bring low-resolution cryo-EM maps up to par to improve protein structure identification.READ MORE
Researchers from RMIT University drew inspiration from an emerging tool in biotechnology - optogenetics - to develop a device that replicates the way the brain stores and loses information.
Electron Relationships in Alzheimer’s Protein Found to Be “Outside the Common Sense of Organic Chemistry”News Jul 25, 2019
The chemical interactions that give proteins their shape may be weaker and more numerous than previously recognized. These weak connections provide a new way for researchers to understand proteins that cause disease and help them gain insights into the fundamentals of chemistry.READ MORE
A new study suggests that by analyzing noncoding mutations, researchers may be able to better understand not only ASD but a variety of conditions, ranging from neurological disorders to heart disease.READ MORE
Scientists can turn proteins into never-ending patterns that look like flowers, trees or snowflakes, a technique that could help engineer a filter for tainted water and human tissues.READ MORE
Researchers have shown how even anonymised datasets can be traced back to individuals using machine learning. The researchers say their paper demonstrates that allowing data to be used - to train AI algorithms, for example - while preserving people's privacy, requires much more than simply adding noise, sampling datasets, and other de-identification techniques.
An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player No-Limit Texas Hold'em poker, the world's most popular form of poker.
Breast ultrasound elastography is an emerging imaging technique that provides information about a potential breast lesion by evaluating its stiffness in a non-invasive way. At the crux of this procedure, however, is a complex computational problem that can be time-consuming and cumbersome to solve. Can algorithms help?READ MORE