Emilio Ortiz Gonzalez

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Pfizer Halts Research Into Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Treatments

Pfizer has announced plans to end its research efforts to discover new drugs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The pharmaceutical giant explained its decision, which will entail roughly 300 layoffs, as a move to better position itself "to bring new therapies to patients who need them."<p>"As a …

Neuroscience

The concept of schizophrenia is dying

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very …

2017 Was Third-Warmest Year on Record for U.S., NOAA Says

Climate and Weather<p>2017 Was Third-Warmest Year on Record for U.S., NOAA Says<p>By Jonathan Erdman<p>January 08 2018 02:15 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>01:07<p>2017 Was …

Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you.

by Alexandra Ossola January 8, 2018 Robots & Machines 40089<p>The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the …

Quantum Computing

Stem Cells for Knee Problems? U.S. Doctors Investigate

Jason Dragoo’s Stanford University research team gets 100 to 200 inquiries every day from people interested in joining its clinical trial studying the use of stem cells to treat knee injuries.<p>The interest highlights a growing demand for the use of stem cells derived from a person’s own bone marrow …

Britain Now Generates Twice as Much Electricity From Wind as Coal, And That's a Big Deal

There's no turning back now.<p>Just six years ago, more than 40 percent of Britain's electricity was generated by burning coal. Today, that figure is …

What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI

Will the robots come to control us?<p>As an artificial intelligence researcher, I often come across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. It’s perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain's Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers investigate how synaptic pruning occurs during development in hopes of discovering how neurodevelopmental and psychiatric …

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Chemists discover plausible recipe for early life on Earth

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun.