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Advances in Brain Stimulation: Transforming How Neuroscientists Study the Brain
Advances in Brain Stimulation: Transforming How Neuroscientists Study the Brain
News   Nov 15, 2017

Advances in brain stimulation are transforming how neuroscientists study the brain and guiding novel approaches to the treatment of disease. New strategies revealed at Neuroscience 2017 offer safer, targeted means by which to study brain function, improve memory, and treat neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Revealing How Dietary Fat Affects Stem Cell Differentiation
Revealing How Dietary Fat Affects Stem Cell Differentiation
News   Nov 15, 2017

A recent study suggests a general mechanism by which dietary fats affect cellular physiology through remodeling of membrane lipidomes, biophysical properties and signaling.

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Virus vs Human: Gene Similarities Offer Cellular Defense Insights
Virus vs Human: Gene Similarities Offer Cellular Defense Insights
News   Nov 14, 2017

Scientists have found that a key similarity between our genes and those of many viruses—a way of spelling out the genetic code – has likely allowed viruses to evade our cellular defenses. The research offers insight into novel avenues for vaccine development.

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Scientists Use Machine-learning to Analyze Language in Movies
Scientists Use Machine-learning to Analyze Language in Movies
News   Nov 14, 2017

At first glance, the movie "Frozen" might seem to have two strong female protagonists -- Elsa and Anna. But the two princesses actually exert very different levels of power and control over their own destinies, according to new research from University of Washington computer scientists.

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Deep Learning Training Accelerated by Super Computing
Deep Learning Training Accelerated by Super Computing
News   Nov 14, 2017

A team of researchers published the results of an effort to harness the power of supercomputers to train a deep neural network (DNN) for image recognition at rapid speed.

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New Mathematical Model Gives Courts Valuable DNA Tool
New Mathematical Model Gives Courts Valuable DNA Tool
News   Nov 13, 2017

Isolating suspect DNA from rape cases can be confounded by the presence of the victim's DNA, so investigators often focus on the male Y chromosome. However, differentiation of individuals can be difficult where there is common paternal ancestry. Now, scientists have produced a computer model that can help understand how many men in a population have the same profile.

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Missing Clue to How HIV Hacks Cells to Propagate Itself Found
Missing Clue to How HIV Hacks Cells to Propagate Itself Found
News   Nov 10, 2017

Computer modeling has helped a team of scientists to decode previously unknown details about the process by which HIV forces cells to spread the virus to other cells.

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AbVance Project: Antibody Structures Released into Protein Data Bank
AbVance Project: Antibody Structures Released into Protein Data Bank
News   Nov 10, 2017

The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not for profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D has announced today that its project to increase knowledge of antibody (Ab) structures has reached its first major milestone – 12 antibody structures have been deposited into the European Bioinformatics Institute’s (EMBL-EBI) Protein Data Bank (PDB).

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Computer Can Recognize Emotions in Speech
Computer Can Recognize Emotions in Speech
News   Nov 09, 2017

Calm, happy, sad, angry? Experts of the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at the Higher School of Economics have created an automatic system capable of identifying emotions in the sound of a voice.

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Potential New Epilepsy Drug?
Potential New Epilepsy Drug?
News   Nov 09, 2017

Scientists from RUDN University took an active part in the development of a chemical compound that would help to stop convulsions during epileptic seizures.

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