Brain Region Explains Why Aphasia Patients Can Understand Written, But Not Spoken WordsNews
Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. They could write the names of things they saw but not verbalize them. This provides an insight into the brain degeneration that defines the rare dementia termed primary progressive aphasia.
Running Molecular Algorithms on DNA ComputersNews
Computer scientists at Caltech have designed DNA molecules that can carry out reprogrammable computations, for the first time creating so-called algorithmic self-assembly in which the same "hardware" can be configured to run different "software."
Whetstone Sharpens Up Artificial NeuronsNews
Whetstone, a software tool that sharpens the output of artificial neurons, has enabled neural computer networks to process information up to a hundred times more efficiently than the current industry standard, say the Sandia National Laboratories researchers who developed it.
Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11.
Triple negative breast cancer has no currently approved targeted therapies for treatment. Utilizing nanotechnology, a research group have developed a method that targets specific genes in triple negative breast cancer, killing cancerous cells.READ MORE
Striking traits seen only in males of some species - such as colourful peacock feathers or butterfly wings - are partly explained by gene behaviour, research suggests.
High-dimensional mass cytometry has been used to characterize cells in the tumors of people with bowel cancer, revealing activated regulatory T cells as a defining feature.READ MORE
EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and collaborators have launched a new data resource, called Protein Data Bank in Europe Knowledge Base (PDBe-KB), which gives researchers a more comprehensive view of publicly available protein structure data.READ MORE
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Institute of Human Virology (IHV) are collaborating with scientists at the National Institutes of Health to test an experimental drug to curb opioid cravings.READ MORE