£200 million to create a new generation of artificial intelligence leaders

1,000 new PhDs created to drive AI transformation across industry, healthcare and climate change 16 new centres will work with 300 partners including Google, Rolls-Royce and AstraZeneca Future leaders will ensure ethical questions are a key component of developing new technologies One thousand new research and business leaders will be created to ensure the UK…

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Mayo Clinic researchers review modern cases of leprosy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem — even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious skin disease still face the social stigma and lack of medical care that people have endured since the origins of…

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How genes affect tobacco and alcohol use

The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths. A recent study using data from 1.2 million people has now been published in the journal Nature Genetics. Several research groups around the world are involved, among them a group from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study…

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New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time

The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development and menstruation more quickly and cheaply than current methods. The work, published in Nature Communications, took place in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London and the School of…

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Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95

Dr. Theodore Rubin, a psychoanalyst and writer whose short novel “Lisa and David,” about two teenagers finding love at a therapeutic school, was made into an Academy Award-nominated movie, and who became the public face of psychotherapy in postwar American popular culture, died on Saturday in a nursing home in Manhattan. He was 95. His…

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Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers

Most American teenagers — across demographic groups — see depression and anxiety as major problems among their peers, a new survey by the Pew Research Center found. The survey found that 70 percent of teenagers saw mental health as a big issue. Fewer teenagers cited bullying, drug addiction or gangs as major problems; those from…

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Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat, Has a Million Reasons to Purr

Karl Lagerfeld stole his famously pampered cat, Choupette, and was not ashamed to say so. “Choupette belonged to a friend of mine who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was away,” Mr. Lagerfeld, the designer who died in Paris on Tuesday, told The Cut in 2015. “When…

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