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Micrometer Machines Could Perform Operations Inside the Human Body
News   Nov 07, 2019

Researchers have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. The microrobots are magnetically programmed via nanomagnets contained within their components, before the various movements are controlled by magnetic fields. Such machines, which are only a few tens of micrometres across, could be used, for example, in the human body to perform small operations.

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Human Protein Co-regulation Map Reveals New Insights Into Protein Functions
News   Nov 07, 2019

Scientists have now produced a co-regulation map of the human proteome, which was able to capture relationships between proteins that do not physically interact or co-localize. This will enable the prediction and assignment of functions to uncharacterised human proteins.

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When "Random" Isn't Truly Random: Bit Study Could Lead to New Types of Secure Code
News   Nov 05, 2019

Random bit sequences are key ingredients of various tasks in modern life and especially in secure communication. In a new study researchers have determined that generating true random bit sequences, classical or quantum, is an impossible mission. Based on these findings, they have demonstrated a new method of classified secure communication.

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AI Blood Test Can Spot Signs of Brain Tumour To Speed Up Diagnosis
News   Nov 04, 2019

Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumours.

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Birdwatching AI Unlocks the Black Box of Computer Vision
News   Nov 04, 2019

It can take years of birdwatching experience to tell one species from the next. But using an artificial intelligence technique called deep learning, Duke University researchers have trained a computer to identify up to 200 species of birds from just a photo.

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AI Model Hopes To Understand the Intent of Fake News
News   Nov 04, 2019

Dartmouth engineering researchers have developed a new approach for detecting a speaker's intent to mislead. The approach's framework, which could be developed to extract opinion from fake news.

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Open-source Database Enhances Genomics Research Collaboration
News   Nov 04, 2019

Researchers have launched a new open-source database, aiming to make it easier to share datasets that reveal the function of genomic variants in health and disease.

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Genetic Genealogy Site Is Vulnerable to Compromised Data
News   Oct 30, 2019

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that GEDmatch is vulnerable to multiple kinds of security risks. An adversary can use only a small number of comparisons to extract someone's sensitive genetic markers. A malicious user could also construct a fake genetic profile to impersonate someone's relative.

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Could Mathematics Help Improve Treatment of Cancer?
News   Oct 30, 2019

Using the information theory, researchers at UNIGE aim to better understand the cancerous development of cells through a mathematical approach and propose innovative therapeutic strategies.

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Tool Could Help Identify Yersinia Strains and Estimate Their Pathogenicity
News   Oct 29, 2019

Researchers have developed a new genomic analysis method for classifying and identifying all Yersinia strains and estimating their pathogenicity.

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