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Self-assessment of Back Pain with Phone App as Effective as Conventional Methods
Self-assessment of Back Pain with Phone App as Effective as Conventional Methods
News   Nov 29, 2018

This study lends weight to the argument for using mobile apps for routine measurements and clinical trials, and supports calls by the Royal College of Physicians for greater use of already available technology in healthcare

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AI System Accelerates Search for Cancer Discoveries
AI System Accelerates Search for Cancer Discoveries
News   Nov 28, 2018

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. The system, called LION LBD has been designed to assist scientists in the search for cancer-related discoveries.

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Small Molecule Promotes Removal of Excess Cholesterol
Small Molecule Promotes Removal of Excess Cholesterol
News   Nov 28, 2018

Researchers have determined the structure of an enzyme critical for the removal of excess cholesterol from the body, and bound to a chemical that boosts its activity, paving the way for potential new therapeutics to treat heart and kidney failure.

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Hunting Out What Drives Socially Unacceptable Behavior
Hunting Out What Drives Socially Unacceptable Behavior
News   Nov 28, 2018

Conservation scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have teamed up to solve a key problem for the study of sensitive behaviors like poaching, harassment, bribery, and drug use.

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The 10 Funniest Words in the English Language
The 10 Funniest Words in the English Language
News   Nov 28, 2018

University of Alberta psychologists have identified what they say are the 10 funniest words in the English language. The researchers determined that there are two main kinds of predictors of funniness in words: those related to the form of the word and those related to its meaning.

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Sepsis Symptoms that Lead to Death
Sepsis Symptoms that Lead to Death
News   Nov 27, 2018

While organ dysfunctions within sepsis have been widely studied, the interaction between measures of organ dysfunction remains an understudied area. Recent findings may aid clinical efforts to identify sepsis patients.

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Fertilizer Fuels Rain's Infectious Cargo
Fertilizer Fuels Rain's Infectious Cargo
News   Nov 27, 2018

Mathematical modelling has determined the relationship between the time from when it starts to rain until runoff begins taking with it microbes such E. coli from organic fertilizers.

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Corals and their Microbiomes Evolved Together
Corals and their Microbiomes Evolved Together
News   Nov 27, 2018

Fresh insight in the fight to save the Earth’s embattled coral reefs has shown that corals and the microbes they host evolved together.

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Fake Fingerprints that can Fool Security Systems
Fake Fingerprints that can Fool Security Systems
News   Nov 26, 2018

Researchers aided by machine learning have created synthetic fingerprints capable of spoofing smartphone fingerprint sensors.

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Smallholdings More Important to Global Food Production than Previously Thought
Smallholdings More Important to Global Food Production than Previously Thought
News   Nov 23, 2018

Crowdsourced data has shown that the proportion of smallholder farms may be much larger than previously thought, contributing much more to global food production.

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