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This A.I. System Built by a Harvard Professor Can Invent New Kinds of Drugs

The software uses deep learning to come up with new molecular suggestions.<p>If you struggled in chemistry class, prepare to be blown away by the latest advancement in artificial intelligence.<p>A Harvard professor has created an A.I. system that can create new drug compounds. According to <i>MIT Technology</i> …

Autism gene mutation that slows brain activity uncovered

Scientists have pinpointed a gene mutation in a subset of people with autism that hinders the development of brain connections and slows brain …

Evolution quirk purged humans of Neanderthal genes, says study

Neanderthals interbred with humans before becoming extinct - and a study has found we could have ended up more like them.<p>People alive today might …

What kind of artwork do artists collect?

Their evolved aesthetic predisposition primes artists to be collectors. What restrains them from turning acquisition into a habit, though, is the …

Alzheimer's disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a promising treatment for Alzheimer's disease, by noticing a similarity in the way insulin signaling …

Local orthopedist now helps command the biggest practice of its kind in the U.S.

When Louis Levitt graduated from the Medical College of Virginia more than three decades ago, the path for most orthopedic surgeons was to work for a hospital, join a private practice — or both. Like a lawyer’s pursuit of a partnership, you patiently worked your way from newbie to set-for-life …

Solar-Powered Floating Bike Trail Could Light Up Chicago River

Chicago—the most bike-friendly city in the U.S.—might be building a floating, solar-powered bike path atop its eponymous river to help bicyclists …

Why Deep Learning is Radically Different from Machine Learning

There is a lot of confusion these days about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL). There certainly is a massive …

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*The 23andMe PGS test uses qualitative genotyping to detect select clinically relevant variants in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva for the …

Critical Thinking in the 21st Century and Beyond

One of my fondest memories of school was my science teacher, Mr. South. Having attended a K-8 consolidated school in rural NJ, we knew who all the …

Schools shut down, expats flee, and the visiting UK PM risks losing hours from her life as Delhi chokes

New Delhi is ghastly right now.<p>So much so that the government in the national capital has shut down 1,800 schools for the first time ever, forcing a million students to stay at home to avoid breathing in the deadly smog that continues to shroud the city. This comes a week after firecracker residue …

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The Ultimate Guide to DIY DNA Testing Kits

Workout not working out? Digestion just so-so? April Long subjects her genes, microbes, and bloodstream to the latest raft of DIY testing kits, which dive deeper than ever into what makes us tick.<p>Over the last few months, I've been doing some serious navel gazing. Well, more like …

DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

Major investigation into root causes of cancer reveals how tobacco smoke mutates DNA and gives rise to more than a dozen types of tumour<p>The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human …

Scientists develop drug that 'could cure HIV and Aids'

Scientists have developed a drug they hope could lead to a cure for HIV and Aids.<p>Reseachers in Israel have identified a protein they claim can reduce …

NASA Satellite Imagery Shows Utah's Great Salt Lake Is Drying Up at Alarming Rate

Five years of drought and over-use of water from feeder rivers has seen Utah's Great Salt Lake shrink by almost 40 percent. The changes were …

New Alzheimer's Drug Clears Milestone in Human Clinical Trial

On Monday Pres. Barack Obama proclaimed November “National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.” The administration’s ambitious goal is to prevent …

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Your brain should be a bit anxious and a bit ADHD

Is a wandering mind an unhappy mind? A new review of studies on spontaneous versus controlled thinking challenges that adage.<p>The findings suggest …

Inflammation in the brain linked to CTE

<b>(CNN) —</b> Inflammation in the brain has been associated with neurodegernative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and a new study links it for the first time to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.<p>The researchers compared the brains of 48 former football players diagnosed with CTE with …

A Supercomputer Just Solved a Big Mystery Behind Dark Matter

We now know the mass of an axion, which means we might be able to prove dark matter does indeed exist.<p>Physicists have spent close to a century …

You’re Sharing Your Home With Over 600 Arthropods Right Now

You might think it’s just you all alone in your home sometimes, but in reality, you’ve got a plethora of guests living there with you. There’s over …

The business owners beating their mental health issues

<b>Before starting her dog-grooming business Laura-Leigh DiGiovanni's life had spiralled out of control.</b><p>"I was living in a homeless shelter to get away from a man... we were both getting arrested, there were restraining orders," says the 47-year-old.<p>"So I was going in this downward sledge, really …

Mental Health

12 Alzheimer’s Awareness Must-Reads

Since its first diagnosis in 1901 by German psychiatrist Dr. Aloysius Alzheimer, Alzheimer’s Disease has been the prognosis for approximately 5.4 million Americans. As the Baby Boomer generation approaches the most common age demographic for the disease – sixty-five and older – that number is …

Scientists May Have Identified the Particles That Make Up Dark Matter

Mysterious and Dark<p>Understanding what dark matter is has proven to be amazingly difficult. Of course, one might expect this from a thing that is, for …