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Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do

MIT neuroscientists have developed a machine-learning system that can process speech and music the same way that humans do. Image: Chelsea Turner/MIT   Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do Neuroscientists train a deep neural network to analyze speech and …

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Software with smarts

Neurons of the mouse cerebral cortex reconstructed from electron microscopy images (grey). Each nerve cell forms contacts to thousands of other cells. Scientists analyze the features of these networks with the help of computer simulations. © MPI f. Brain Research/ …

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Study explores crash risk among older drivers

The fatal crash rate for divers begins to rise at age 65. ThinkStock   Study explores crash risk among older drivers A poorer score on a cognitive test was associated with greater risk in a study population of 2,615 senior …

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Chicken Taco Bowl

  Chicken Taco Bowl A few weeks ago I was heading out to lunch when I passed by my coworker Michele Carpenter’s desk. Her lunch smelled so delicious, it stopped me in my tracks! I begged her for the recipe, …

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Hope for new treatment of severe epilepsy

My Andersson, Mérab Kokaia and Fredrik Berglind. Photo: Eliska Waloschkova   Hope for new treatment of severe epilepsy Researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe they have found a method that in the future could help people suffering from epilepsy …

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Countering mitochondrial stress

MIT biologists have discovered the first cellular response targeted at helping mitochondria when their protein import goes wrong. Image courtesy of the researchers and Ella Maru Studio.   Countering mitochondrial stress Scientists discover a pathway that monitors a protein import …

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Polymer synthesis gets a jolt of caffeine

MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have devised a new way to create flexible polymer gels using caffeine as a catalyst. Courtesy of the researchers   Polymer synthesis gets a jolt of caffeine Using the stimulant as a catalyst, …

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New Point-of-care Test Quickly Detects Lyme Neuroborreliosis

  New Point-of-care Test Quickly Detects Lyme Neuroborreliosis A new research-based point-of-care test has been developed in Finland for detecting the Lyme neuroborreliosis spread by ticks. The test makes rapid initiation of antibiotic treatment possible for patients with borreliosis, which …

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Risk of dementia increases with traumatic brain injury

Flickr Nathan Rupert Two college football players prepare to collide. Brain-injury studies have increased concern for young athletes in contact sports.   Risk of dementia increases with traumatic brain injury One of the largest studies of its kind, 2.8 million …

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Technology holds personalised cancer vaccine breakthrough

The attack of a tumour cell made by white blood cells of the patient (lymphocytes) generated by cancer vaccines.   Technology holds personalised cancer vaccine breakthrough University of Queensland researchers have developed a vaccine delivery technology that enables treatment to …

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Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis

  Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the discovery would lead to the …

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Genetic link to IBS identified in women

IBS affects more than 10 per cent of the population and is more common in women than in men. Photo: iStock   Genetic link to IBS identified in women New research coordinated from Karolinska Institutet links certain DNA variants to …

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