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Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19

Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19

Geneticists have turned up intriguing links between DNA and the disease. Patients with Type A blood, for example, seem to be at greater risk.
Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19

Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19

Geneticists have turned up intriguing links between DNA and the disease. Patients with Type A blood, for example, seem to be at greater risk.
Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19

Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19

Geneticists have turned up intriguing links between DNA and the disease. Patients with Type A blood, for example, seem to be at greater risk.
Facebook creates shopping data sets to make more humanlike chatbots

Facebook creates shopping data sets to make more humanlike chatbots

In a preprint paper, Facebook describes data sets and a basic framework for AI assistants that recommend fashion and furniture items.
Rare ancient skeleton discovery helps solve big food mystery

Rare ancient skeleton discovery helps solve big food mystery

Researchers with the University of Exeter have announced the discovery of ancient skeletons that help solve a big food mystery: when did humans in Central America start eating maize as a staple food?
Rare ancient skeleton discovery helps solve big food mystery

Rare ancient skeleton discovery helps solve big food mystery

Researchers with the University of Exeter have announced the discovery of ancient skeletons that help solve a big food mystery: when did humans in Central America start eating maize as a staple food?
Common ‘forever’ chemicals in drinking water linked to early menopause

Common ‘forever’ chemicals in drinking water linked to early menopause

Common ‘forever’ chemicals found in drinking water, among other things, have been linked to early menopause in women, raising new concerns over the contaminants. The study builds upon an existing body
Common ‘forever’ chemicals in drinking water linked to early menopause

Common ‘forever’ chemicals in drinking water linked to early menopause

Common ‘forever’ chemicals found in drinking water, among other things, have been linked to early menopause in women, raising new concerns over the contaminants. The study builds upon an existing body
LightOn researchers explain how they trained an AI model on an optical co-processor

LightOn researchers explain how they trained an AI model on an optical co-processor

In a new paper, researchers at LightOn managed to train an AI model on an optical chip and achieve over 95% accuracy on a popular data set.
How to Find Out Which Politicians Are Financially Backed by Cops

How to Find Out Which Politicians Are Financially Backed by Cops

Have internet access? Activist Aaron Fernando has a blueprint for action.
UCI researchers create human cells with the transparency of a squid

UCI researchers create human cells with the transparency of a squid

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, have made a breakthrough with a bio-inspired research project that they say is the first step towards intrinsically translucent tissue. The team
UCI researchers create human cells with the transparency of a squid

UCI researchers create human cells with the transparency of a squid

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, have made a breakthrough with a bio-inspired research project that they say is the first step towards intrinsically translucent tissue. The team
MIT researchers created a shoe coating to help prevent falls

MIT researchers created a shoe coating to help prevent falls

Most people who live in a part of the world with icy winter conditions know the risks that slippery ice raises. Falls are a very common form of injury in icy winter weather, but MIT has a new coating
MIT researchers created a shoe coating to help prevent falls

MIT researchers created a shoe coating to help prevent falls

Most people who live in a part of the world with icy winter conditions know the risks that slippery ice raises. Falls are a very common form of injury in icy winter weather, but MIT has a new coating
Integrating Behavioral and Medical Health Services Still A Work in Progress

Integrating Behavioral and Medical Health Services Still A Work in Progress

Although the time has come, we are still not there regarding integrating behavioral health services into physician medical practices. New research discovers optimal integration remains limited by
Strong Convictions Can Blind Us to Info That Contradicts Our Beliefs

Strong Convictions Can Blind Us to Info That Contradicts Our Beliefs

When people are highly confident in a decision or a belief, they only take in information that confirms their decision, failing to process information that contradicts it, according to a...
Study Finds Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor Neighborhoods

Study Finds Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor Neighborhoods

A new study conducted in Columbus, Ohio, demonstrates how housing prices and neighborhood values have become polarized in some urban areas, with the rich getting richer and the poor getting...
Study Finds Link Between Gut Mucus and Brain Disorders

Study Finds Link Between Gut Mucus and Brain Disorders

A new study adds to the growing evidence that the gut and the brain are significantly connected, but this time the findings point to gut mucus. Gut mucus is the...
Coronavirus Infects Famed Research Lab Working on At-Home Test

Coronavirus Infects Famed Research Lab Working on At-Home Test

The Pasteur Institute in Senegal may be close to producing the kind of cheap, quick, in-home test for the coronavirus that, if it works, could be a game-changer in Africa, and elsewhere.
Coronavirus Infects Famed Research Lab Working on At-Home Test

Coronavirus Infects Famed Research Lab Working on At-Home Test

The Pasteur Institute in Senegal may be close to producing the kind of cheap, quick, in-home test for the coronavirus that, if it works, could be a game-changer in Africa, and elsewhere.