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Using Epigenetic Signatures and Machine Learning to Improve Diagnosis
Using Epigenetic Signatures and Machine Learning to Improve Diagnosis
News   Jan 24, 2018

Unique epigenetic signatures for nine neurodevelopmental disorders have been identified, lending to a better method of diagnosis for disorders with much clinical overlap.

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Neuromorphic Artificial Synapse Learns to Recognise Handwriting
Neuromorphic Artificial Synapse Learns to Recognise Handwriting
News   Jan 24, 2018

Engineers have designed an artificial synapse in such a way that they can precisely control the strength of an electric current flowing across it, similar to the way ions flow between neurons.

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Potential Drug Target: Cryo-EM Uncovers Protein Modifying Complex
Potential Drug Target: Cryo-EM Uncovers Protein Modifying Complex
News   Jan 23, 2018

Scientists have revealed the atomic-level structure of a molecular complex responsible for modifying proteins, possibly paving the way for the development of new medications for cancer and a host of other diseases.

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Algorithm Unearths Over 1000 Antibiotic Proteins in a Few Hours
Algorithm Unearths Over 1000 Antibiotic Proteins in a Few Hours
News   Jan 23, 2018

The algorithm identified 10 times more peptide variations than all previous discoveries combined, aiding the hunt for new antibiotics.

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New Research Could Significantly Accelerate Drug Discovery
New Research Could Significantly Accelerate Drug Discovery
News   Jan 22, 2018

Scientists have developed a suite of computer programs that cull through data on structure and genomic sequencing to identify the features that distinguish one enzyme from similar enzymes. This research has the potential to significantly accelerate drug discovery, allowing scientists to develop more effective drugs, more quickly.

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Watch: Could Digital Microfluidics Revolutionise Experimentation?
Watch: Could Digital Microfluidics Revolutionise Experimentation?
News   Jan 22, 2018

Technology using 'programmable droplets' could enable automated research on a grand scale.

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Toothpaste Ingredient Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Malaria
Toothpaste Ingredient Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Malaria
News   Jan 19, 2018

An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant to one of the currently-used drugs.

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The Salk Institute and Indivumed: Advancing Global Cancer Research Through Partnership
The Salk Institute and Indivumed: Advancing Global Cancer Research Through Partnership
News   Jan 17, 2018

The Salk Institute and Indivumed GmbH, a world leading cancer research company today announce a multi-year strategic alliance to secure, preserve and analyze human cancer tissue and annotated clinical data from consenting patients around the world, enabling the most cutting-edge basic and translational research in cancer.

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LogicTRN Model Illuminates Regulatory Gene Framework
LogicTRN Model Illuminates Regulatory Gene Framework
News   Jan 17, 2018

A newly devised algorithm called LogicTRN has the potential to unravel the complexities of genetic regulation.

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Sanchi Oil Spill Contamination Could Take Three Months to Reach Mainland
Sanchi Oil Spill Contamination Could Take Three Months to Reach Mainland
News   Jan 16, 2018

Water contaminated by the oil currently leaking into the ocean from the Sanchi tanker collision is likely to take at least three months to reach land, and if it does the Korean coast is the most likely location. However, the oil’s fate is highly uncertain, as it may burn, evaporate, or mix into the surface ocean and contaminate the environment for an extended duration.

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