Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina  [LINK]
This data may even be enough to determine when someone is at high risk of a heart attack. The post Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Cooling glove helps athletes and patients  [LINK]
What unites the needs of Ebola workers, people with multiple sclerosis and athletes comes down to one thing – cold hands. A device that cools the hands is finding widespread use from the playing field to the clinic. [Read More]
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Study on super-silenced DNA hints at new ways to reprogram cells  [LINK]
Newly described stretches of super-silenced DNA reveal a fresh approach to reprogram cell identity to use in regenerative medicine studies and one day in the clinic, according to a study in Molecular ... [Read More]
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Cooling glove helps athletes and patients  [LINK]
What unites the needs of Ebola workers, people with multiple sclerosis and athletes comes down to one thing – cold hands. A device that cools the hands is finding widespread use from the playing field to the clinic. [Read More]
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Researchers discover how cells remember infections decades later  [LINK]
A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later? Research led by scientists at the University... [Read More]
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Researchers identify way to weaken malaria parasites against popular drug treatment  [LINK]
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in infected mice—a findi... [Read More]
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Three papers help to crack the code of coenzyme Q biosynthesis  [LINK]
Coenzyme Q (CoQ) is a vital cog in the body's energy-producing machinery, a kind of chemical gateway in the conversion of food into cellular fuel. But six decades removed from its discovery, scientist... [Read More]
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A whole-body approach to understanding chemosensory cells  [LINK]
Growing evidence shows that sensory cells which enable us to taste sweetness, bitterness and savoriness (umami) are not limited to the tongue. These so-called Trpm5-expressing chemosensory cells are a... [Read More]
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Typhoid fever toxin has a sweet tooth  [LINK]
Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary... [Read More]
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Turning pathogens against each other to prevent drug resistance  [LINK]
Limiting a much-needed resource could pit pathogens against one another and prevent the emergence of drug resistance. New research demonstrates that harnessing competition among pathogens inside a pat... [Read More]
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New tool could help maintain quality during cheese production  [LINK]
Dutch type cheeses, notably edam and gouda, are made using complex starter cultures, that have been employed for centuries. Due to changes in strain composition within a culture, the quality frequentl... [Read More]
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Many more bacteria have electrically conducting filaments  [LINK]
Microbiologists led by Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who is internationally known for having discovered electrically conducting microfilaments or "nanowires" in the bacteriu... [Read More]
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Researchers discover the unexpected atomic structure of cold and menthol sensor TRPM8  [LINK]
A team of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Duke University has made the first determination of the atomic structure of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 (TRPM8), a mo... [Read More]
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Research papers shed light on decade-long stem cell mystery  [LINK]
A series of studies led by Monash University researcher Associate Professor Jose Polo have this week shed light on vital, yet previously unclear, aspects of cell reprogramming. [Read More]
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Viruses share genes with organisms across the tree of life  [LINK]
A new study finds that viruses share some genes exclusively with cells that are not their hosts. The study, reported in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, adds to the evidence that viruses swap ge... [Read More]
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Researchers show how insect food choice can be manipulated  [LINK]
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found a way to access and manipulate taste neurons in the pharynx (throat) of the common fruit fly that could help control the spread of mos... [Read More]
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Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance  [LINK]
New supercomputer simulations have revealed the role of transport proteins called efflux pumps in creating drug-resistance in bacteria, research that could lead to improving the drugs' effectiveness a... [Read More]
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The microbiological art of making a better sausage  [LINK]
Fermented sausages can vary in taste quality depending on whether the fermentations begin "spontaneously", or using a commercial starter culture. A team of Italian investigators found that commercial ... [Read More]
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Mosquitoes more likely to transmit dengue virus in hot weather  [LINK]
Dengue virus grows and spreads in mosquitoes faster at higher temperatures, but slows when temperatures are lower or fluctuate, suggesting that local weather conditions could have a big influence on d... [Read More]
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Chick embryos provide valuable genetic data for understanding human development  [LINK]
Early developmental research on human embryos is impossible due to ethical considerations, and is technically difficult to perform in other mammals, making resources for this type of research extremel... [Read More]
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Lifespan prolonged by inhibiting common enzyme  [LINK]
The lifespans of flies and worms are prolonged by limiting the activity of an enzyme common to all animals, finds a UCL-led study. [Read More]
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Newfound protein may prevent viral infection and herpes-induced cancer  [LINK]
Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have identified a human protein that could prevent cancer by restricting a type of herpes virus from replicating. [Read More]
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