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Aspirin Could Help Curb Colorectal Cancer Recurrence
News   Jan 07, 2020

Researchers have observed, using mouse models and mathematical modeling, that as aspirin dosage is increased, the rate of cell death increases while division rates of cells reduces, meaning tumor cells were more likely to die and not proliferate.

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Gender Differences in Self-Promotion of Research
News   Jan 06, 2020

In a recent study by Lerchenmueller et al., male scientists were found to frame their research findings more positively than female scientists and subsequently received higher rates of citations.

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The Brain Can Combine Natural and Artificial Vision
News   Jan 02, 2020

In a new study researchers report the discovery of evidence indicating that the brain knows how to integrate natural and artificial vision while maintaining important processing information. The results have implications for the restoration of sight in macular degeneration (AMD) patients implanted with retinal prosthetic devices.

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"Fuzzy" Technique Could Use iPhones To Assess Parkinson's Disease
News   Jan 02, 2020

Researchers trying to improve the tests used to assess Parkinson's disease have settled on fuzzy recurrence plots, which can translate short-time series data points into measurable images, as a promising technology.

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What Do Roman Emperors and Engineering Have in Common?
News   Dec 23, 2019

Roman emperors faced a high risk of violent death in their first year of rule, but the risk slowly declined over the next seven years. When statistically modeled, the length of time from the beginning of their reign until their death followed a set pattern, similar to that seen in reliability engineering.

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A Snapshot of the Human Gut Microbiota
News   Dec 20, 2019

A new study into the gut microbiome reveals how microscopic ecosystems are organized, and how various environmental factors can shape these microbial communities.

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A New Algorithm Is Designed for Large-scale Genomic Analysis
News   Dec 20, 2019

Researchers have developed a powerful computer algorithm that allows the haplotypes of hundreds of thousands of unrelated individuals to be identified at high speed.

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Mining Metagenomics Faster and More Efficiently
News   Dec 20, 2019

Researchers have revealed a comprehensive comparison method for microbiomes, hoping to improve upon current methods of “shotgun metagenomics”.

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Storing Medical Info Below the Skin's Surface
News   Dec 19, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel way to record a patient’s vaccination history: storing the data in a pattern of dye, invisible to the naked eye, that is delivered under the skin at the same time as the vaccine.

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Could We Contain Hate Speech Like a Computer Virus?
News   Dec 19, 2019

Artificial intelligence is being developed that will allow "quarantining" of hate speech in a method similar to malware filters.

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