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Sequencing the Dragon
News   Jul 30, 2019

A new study provides the first high-resolution sequence of the Komodo dragon, as well as insight into how it evolved.

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Low-res Cryo-EM Maps Brought up to Scratch With New Software
News   Jul 30, 2019

A new study outlines a technique to bring low-resolution cryo-EM maps up to par to improve protein structure identification.

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Optogenetics-inspired Chip Mimics the Brain to Make Memories in a Flash
News   Jul 29, 2019

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.

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A Computer That Understands How You Feel
News   Jul 29, 2019

A new, brain-inspired computer system called EmoNet is shedding a surprising new light on how images impact emotions and helping researchers understand how and where images are represented in the human brain.

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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.

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Looking at "Junk" DNA for Insights Into ASD and Stroke
News   Jul 25, 2019

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.

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Never-ending Geometric Patterns Made From…Proteins?
News   Jul 24, 2019

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.

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Anonymizing Data Isn't Enough to Protect Privacy
News   Jul 24, 2019

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.

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"Superhuman" AI Plays Five Pros Off the Poker Table
News   Jul 23, 2019

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.

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Algorithms Could Make Breast Cancer Diagnosis Easier
News   Jul 23, 2019

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?

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