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Genetic Analysis at the Touch of a Button – Literally
News   Mar 14, 2019

Researchers have published a method to take genome analysis 'offline', by adapting a computer algorithm that can perform accurate analysis - with far less computer memory than current programs.

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The First Steps of a Learning Robot Limb
News   Mar 13, 2019

A team of researchers believe they have become the first to create an AI-controlled robotic limb driven by animal-like tendons that can be tripped up and then recover within the time of the next footfall, a task for which the robot was never explicitly programmed to do.

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Immune System Profiling Offers Hope for Pediatric Arthritis Patients
News   Mar 13, 2019

After studying immune signatures, a machine learning algorithm has been developed that identifies children with juvenile arthritis with almost 90% accuracy from a simple blood test.

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Machine Learning “Toolbox” for Protein Analysis
News   Mar 13, 2019

A novel machine learning "toolbox" that can read and analyse the sequences of proteins has been described. Researchers have shown that artificial neural networks called Restricted Boltzmann Machines (RBM) can provide a wealth of information on protein structure and evolutionary features.

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Polyhedral Visualisation Software Drives Deeper Structural Chemistry Insights
News   Mar 12, 2019

Software updates provide a simple, intuitive option for scientists to visualize metal-organic structures using polyhedral representations, improving understanding of chemical structure and properties. This could significantly aid analysis, design and prediction of a metal-organic compound's behavior in materials development.

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Looking at Protein Interactions From the "Top"
News   Mar 11, 2019

Researchers have created a novel way to define individual protein associations in a quick, efficient, and informative way.

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The Unexplored Human Microbiome
News   Mar 11, 2019

A large number of previously uncharacterized bacteria living in and on humans has been discovered and analyzed by scientists

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Simulation Study Suggests When Pathogen Exposure is Higher, Vaccine Efficacy is Lower
News   Mar 08, 2019

This study explored the effect of pathogen dose and the heterogeneity in host susceptibility in reducing the efficacy of vaccines. The findings suggest that pathogen dose has potential to be an important determinant of vaccine failure.

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How Long Are You Sleeping For?
News   Mar 08, 2019

A study by a team that recently reported finding gene sites associated with insomnia risk and chronotype – the tendency to be an early riser or a "night owl", have identified 76 new gene regions associated with sleep duration.

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Surprise Survival Mechanism That Allows Bacteria to Evade Antibiotics
News   Mar 08, 2019

A combination of experiments and mathematical modeling has revealed an unexpected mechanism that allows bacteria to survive antibiotics.

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