AI software reveals the inner workings of short-term memory

Research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how short-term, working memory uses networks of neurons differently depending on the complexity of the task at hand. The researchers used modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to train computational neural networks to solve a range of complex behavioral tasks that required storing information in short term memory. The AI networks were […]

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Human antibody reveals hidden vulnerability in influenza virus

The ever-changing “head” of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health. The team discovered and characterized the structure of a naturally occurring human antibody that recognizes and disrupts a portion of the hemagglutinin (HA) protein that the virus […]

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Pink Reveals She Has Had ‘Several Miscarriages’ Since Age 17

Pink draws from personal experience and decades-old trauma for her new album, Hurts 2B Human. Specifically, she sings about the first of several miscarriages in her new ballad “Happy,” which starts, “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / And it feels like my body’s hated me.” “The reason I said [those lyrics] is because I’ve always had […]

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DR MIKE DILKES reveals eight key steps to beating hay fever

Eight steps to beating hay fever: Leading expert DR MIKE DILKES reveals everything you need to know about combating airborne allergies The most common allergies are triggered by particles in the air that we breathe  Unlike ingested or skin allergies, symptoms can be triggered by a deep breath  High temperatures during recent Easter Bank Holiday saw millions struck down One-in-five […]

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Kim K. Shares Selfie With Kanye and Kids, Reveals Whether She’d Run for Office

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvoqk2tn3jC/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvoqk2tn3jC/ Kim Kardashian Opens a New Window. shared a sweet selfie with her husband, Kanye West Opens a New Window. , and their three kids on Saturday, March 30. “Morning,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 38, captioned the Instagram photo that showed her eldest daughter, North Opens a New Window. , 5, in her lap, while son […]

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Just seeing reminders of coffee can stimulate the brain, study reveals

Just looking at something that reminds us of coffee can cause our minds to become more alert and attentive, according to a new U of T study. “Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and a lot is known about its physical effects,” says Sam Maglio, an associate professor in the Departments of Management at U of T Scarborough […]

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Study reveals patterns of drug intoxication deaths, organ donors across the US

Drug intoxication deaths have risen dramatically over the past several decades. From 1999 to 2016, the number of deaths due to drug intoxication more than tripled. Over the same period, the number of hearts recovered for heart transplantation has dramatically increased, with the proportion of hearts from drug-intoxication-related donors now making up 17.6 percent of available organs. Transplantation and cardiology […]

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New report reveals stark north-south divide in painkiller prescribing in England

A new report has revealed that patients in the north of the country are being prescribed almost four times more opioids to relieve pain than those in the south. The research by the University of Nottingham’s School of Pharmacy and the University of Manchester is the first national study to examine the regional variations in opioid prescribing and how this […]

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Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease

Researchers and public health organizations have long hailed the benefits of eating fiber, but how much fiber should we consume, exactly? This question has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to commission a new study. The results appear in the journal The Lancet. The new research aimed to help develop new guidelines for dietary fiber consumption, as well as reveal […]

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Loss of two genes drives a deadly form of colorectal cancer, reveals a potential treatment

Colorectal cancers arise from earlier growths, called polyps, found on the inner surface of the colon. Scientists are now learning that polyps use two distinct molecular pathways as they progress to cancer, called the “conventional” and “alternative” pathways. The latter leads to an often treatment-resistant tumor, called serrated colorectal cancer; thus, distinguishing between these two cancer types holds implications for […]

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