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Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has …

Cancer

Here's how patients say they reversed early Alzheimer's symptoms

There are two California doctors who are shaking up the medical world, saying their protocols can dramatically improve brain health in children and …

Dementia

The AI Will See You Now: How Cognitive Computing is Transforming Medicine

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Shauna. WIRED Insider<p>Hold this thermometer under your tongue. Breath into this spirometer. Take two aspirin, get some rest, …

Artificial Intelligence

The FDA Approved an Anti-Bioterrorism Drug Meant to Treat Smallpox

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the first drug specifically designed to treat smallpox — despite the fact that the disease …

Public Health

Researchers Tricked AI Into Doing Free Computations It Wasn't Trained to Do

Google researchers demonstrated that a neural network could be tricked into performing free computations for an attacker. They worry that this could one day be used to turn our smartphones into botnets by exposing them to images.<p>Facial recognition systems have become ruthlessly efficient at picking …

Deep Learning

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

TV shows

Trial of anti-ageing drugs that rejuvenate immune system hailed a success

Scientists have hailed the success of a clinical trial which found that experimental anti-ageing drugs may protect older people from potentially fatal respiratory infections by rejuvenating their immune systems.<p>In a trial involving people aged 65 and over, those who received a combination therapy …

Immunotherapy

Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On …

Neuroscience

I Started Eating For My Gut Health & Here's How My Life Changed

Learning to eat for my gut health has been a long road, filled with welcome changes that were easy to institute, some that I was reluctant about, and …

Wellness

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Israel

Cancer-causing gene may have 'jumped' from plants into humans

Genes that cause cancer may have originated in plants and then “jumped” into humans, according to a new study.<p>The world’s largest analysis of so-called “jumping genes” has revealed the crucial role of an element known as L1, which the new data shows entered humans about 150 million years ago.<p>The …

Research

Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

Baidu no-code EasyDL tool could democratize AI for small businesses, bridge talent gap

The Baidu platform aims to help accelerate enterprise adoption of artificial intelligence.<p>On Tuesday, Baidu announced the launch of Baidu Brain 3.0, …

Artificial Intelligence

Chemotherapy enhanced by disused antipsychotic

A recent study identified an unused psychotropic drug that might help in the fight against cancer. The molecule could help to minimize drug …

Cancer Cells

Scientists created an artificial neural network out of DNA

A team of scientists at the California Institute of Technology have successfully created a DNA-based neural network capable of performing pattern recognition.<p><b>TLDR:</b> The researchers demonstrated that bio-engineered strands of DNA could be used to process data by exploiting chemical reactions. …

Artificial Intelligence

Ketogenic diet could give new cancer-fighting drugs a big boost

New cancer-fighting drugs come along pretty regularly, and some show more promise than others, but a new class of treatments is getting a boost in …

Diabetes

AI algorithm teaches a car to drive from scratch in 20 minutes

Wayve's Amar Shah and Alex Kendall believe there's been too much hand-engineering going on as people try to solve the self-driving car problem.<p>"The …

Online Life

Given a satellite image, machine learning creates the view on the ground - MIT Technology Review

Leonardo da Vinci famously created drawings and paintings that showed a bird’s eye view of certain areas of Italy with a level of detail that was not …

Machine Learning

Databricks Aims To Simplify Building Machine Learning Models Through MLflow

Databricks, the Silicon Valley-based startup focused on commercializing Apache Spark, has developed MLflow, an open source toolkit for data scientists to manage the lifecycle of machine learning models.<p>Unlike traditional software development, machine learning relies on a plethora of tools. For each …

Machine Learning

Original Stitch’s new Bodygram will measure your body

After years of teasing, Original Stitch has officially launched their Bodygram service and will be rolling it out this summer. The system can scan your body based on front and side photos and will create custom shirts with your precise measurements.<p>“Bodygram gives you full body measurements as …

Machine Learning

Cure For Cancer? Scientists Identify Gene That Can Help Treat Disease in Major Medical Breakthrough

Its identification could lead to the development of new treatments for a "variety of diseases including cancer, diabetes and inflammatory disorders …

Cancer

John Oliver Turns a Microscope on CRISPR Gene Editing on Last Week Tonight

On <i>Last Week Tonight,</i> John Oliver took a look at science, a.k.a. “math disguised as outer space and dinosaurs to try and seem …

Genetics

Chinese AI beats 15 doctors in tumor diagnosis competition

An AI system has wiped the floor with some of China’s top doctors when it comes to diagnosing brain tumors and predicting hematoma expansion.<p>As reported by Xinhua, the system defeated a team comprised of 15 of China’s top doctors by a margin of two to one. The AI, BioMind, was developed by the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

'Secret Contracts' Developer Engima Launches Test Blockchain

A built-from-scratch blockchain aiming to enable private contracts between users has officially entered testing.<p>Announced Saturday, the news marks …

Blockchain

Engineered Microbe Shakes Up the Tree of Life

Billions of years ago the single-celled common ancestor of all life on earth split into bacteria and archaea, according to evolutionary theory. Now …

Biology

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

A student may have found a solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises – breeding bacteria capable of “eating” plastic and …

Pollution

Scientists Say They've Found a Way to Make an Object Invisible From Every Angle

"Our work represents a breakthrough in the quest for invisibility cloaking."<p>Researchers from Montreal's National Institute of Scientific Research …

Electromagnetism

Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

Timsort: A very fast , O(n log n), stable sorting algorithm built for the real world — not constructed in academia.<p>Timsort is a sorting algorithm …

Programming

Top 5 Open Source Machine Learning Tools to Master ML

Nowadays, it appears that tech organizations can’t employ their Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning experts quick enough.<p>So in case you’re …

Machine Learning

How Roboticists Are Copying Nature to Make Fantastical Machines

If nature knows what it’s doing, it sure does a good job hiding it. Like, why would evolution produce an elephant with a shovel for a face? Or a …

Robotics