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Self-driving cars

Could Rat Brains Hold the Secret to Giving Cars, Robots Better...

Someday, as autonomous cars speed down our roadways and robots perform elaborate rescue operations too risky for humans to carry out, we...
Alzheimer

Brains of Old Monkeys and Humans Share Same Signs of Alzheimer’s

Very old rhesus monkeys exhibit similar patterns of brain pathology as human Alzheimer’s patients, researchers report in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal...
supercomputer

Diagnosing Supercomputer Problems

A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently received a prestigious award at the International Supercomputing conference...
autism

New Brain Study Suggests Link Between Autism, Pain Sensitivity

New research by a UT Dallas neuroscientist has established a link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pain sensitivity.The study, led by Dr. Xiaosi...
liver transplant

Engineered Liver Tissue Expands after Transplant

Many diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can lead to liver failure. More than 17,000 Americans suffering from these diseases are now waiting for liver...
Bitcoin Transactions

New System Makes It Harder To Track Bitcoin Transactions

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Boston University and George Mason University have developed a Bitcoin-compatible system that could make it significantly more difficult...
climate change

Study Suggests People’s Belief in Climate Change Is Influenced by Their...

New research has found local temperatures may play an important role in whether people believe in climate change. The study, published in the Proceedings of...
signalling molecule

Scientists Uncover Novel Properties of Key Signalling Molecule in Cell Division

A  signalling factor called ECT2 is essential for cytokinesis - the physical process of cell division - to happen correctly.Scientists have discovered that ECT2...
diabetes

New Study Reveals a Novel Protein Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Findings from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which appear ineLife, provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese develop...
quantum communication

Developing new quantum technologies for secure communication

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has received a grant from the NSF Office of Emerging Frontiers...
insulin

Discovery Could Lead to Treatment to Better Regulate Insulin

Medication can help trigger the enzyme that kick starts insulin production in the body, but the drugs don’t always work for those who are...
Gene circuits

Gene circuits in live cells can perform complex computations

Living cells are capable of performing complex computations on the environmental signals they encounter.These computations can be continuous, or analogue, in nature — the...
living cells

A programming language for living cells

New language lets researchers design novel biological circuits.
marijuana

Study links genes to marijuana dependence and major depression

A genome-wide analysis of more than 14,000 individuals has identified several gene variants that increase risk of cannabis dependence, a new Yale led study...
Down syndrome

Genomic analysis pinpoints a potential target for treatment of Down syndrome

A study of changes in the patterns of gene activity in the brains of people with Down syndrome reveals that the formation of the...