Physicists edge closer to controlling chemical reactions

Credit: MIPT Press Office A team of researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Aarhus University in Denmark has developed an algorithm for predicting the effect of an external electromagnetic field on the state of complex molecules. The algorithm, which is based on a theory developed earlier by the same team, predicts […]

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Insilico Medicine to showcase its AI Engine for Future Drug Discovery at the 2018 Future Tech Forum

Artur Kadurin, Chief AI Officer and CEO of Insilico Taiwan, to present ‘AI in Drug Discovery Creates the Best Era of Precision Medicine’ at the 2018 Future Tech Forum Credit: Insilico Medicine Monday, December 10 – Insilico Medicine, a Rockville-based company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present […]

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Researchers image atomic structure of important immune regulator

Understanding structure of human TIM-3 provides new insights for cancer and autoimmune drug development Credit: Richard Blumberg, Brigham and Women’s Hospital A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3). Understanding the […]

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The surprising upward link between college alcohol consumption and physical activity

Study to examine why those who exercise more drink most Credit: University of Houston Upending conventional wisdom that physical activity can be a healthy deterrent to alcohol consumption, University of Houston Moores professor of psychology Clayton Neighbors is examining the relationship between the two in college students. In prior work, Neighbors concluded that as activity […]

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Editing consciousness: How bereaved people control their thoughts without knowing it

Applying machine-learning techniques for neural decoding Columbia engineers and psychiatrists are first to show that avoidant grievers monitor even their unconscious thoughts Credit: Noam Schneck/Columbia Engineering New York, NY–December 10, 2018–People who are grieving a major loss, such as the death of a spouse or a child, use different coping mechanisms to carry on with […]

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Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson’s

Caffeine plus another compound in coffee beans’ waxy coating may protect against brain degeneration, Rutgers study finds Credit: Steve Hockstein/Harvard Studio Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia – two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration. The […]

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A glimmer of hope for the world’s coral reefs

The future of the world’s coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate Credit: Justin Marshall The future of the world’s coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the response of the Great […]

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