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Lab of the Future – News and Features

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How AI Could Protect the Lives of Future Firefighters

A hard-to-predict flashover event is one of the leading causes of firefighter deaths, but new research suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) could provide first responders with a much-needed heads-up.
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Neuronal Networks in a Dish Could Help Understand Schizophrenia

Researchers have used MoNNets, lab-grown renditions of brain-like cell assemblies, to study schizophrenia.
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AI Tools Can Predict DNA Structure and Regulation

Newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) programs accurately predicted the role of DNA’s regulatory elements and three-dimensional (3D) structure based solely on its raw sequence.
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Microbiome Molecule Can Induce Neuronal Inflammation

Research reports for the first time a pathway that begins in the gut and ends with a potent pro-inflammatory toxin in brain cells contributing to the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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Biomarkers Identified That Signal Spread of Deadly Breast Cancer

Scientists say they have identified key molecular differences between cancer cells that cling to an initial tumor and those that venture off to form distant tumors.
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Figuring Out How Wild Wheat Keeps Insects at Bay

One of the most serious threats to wheat crops is aphids, but wild wheat has at least two defense methods against insect pests, including a poison.
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Brain-Mimicking Computer Chip Feels Just Like Skin

Researchers have developed a flexible, stretchable computing chip that processes information by mimicking the human brain.
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Links Between Schizophrenia and Dementia Analyzed

Scientists have found the first valid indications of neuroanatomical patterns in the brains of people with schizophrenia that resemble the signature of patients with frontotemporal dementia.
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The Brain: A Prediction Machine That Is Always Switched On

Recent research has shown that the brain's ability to predict is not limited to words in a sentence, but also encompasses grammar and abstract meaning.
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New Atlas Maps the Continuum of Embryo Development in Fruit Flies

Using fruit flies, scientists have constructed the most complete and detailed single-cell map of embryo development in any animal to date.
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