Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism

IMAGE: Ogla Troyanskaya is a professor of computer science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. view more  Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered «junk.» Even though scientists have recently come to understand that these…

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Brain stimulation enhances visual learning speed and efficiency

Practice results in better learning. Consider learning a musical instrument, for example: the more one practices, the better one will be able to learn to play. The same holds true for cognition and visual perception: with practice, a person can learn to see better—and this is the case for both healthy adults and patients who…

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NMR structure of a key anticoagulant protein may help prevent thrombosis

IMAGE: 1) NMR data was used to the structure determination and 2) interaction site mapping and 3) all data was used to construct a model of the complex. view more  Credit: Ana Paula Valente A collaboration between researchers from Brazil and the United States may open new avenues for the treatment of thrombosis, the leading cause…

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New causes of autism found in ‘junk’ DNA

Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called ‘junk’ DNA can cause autism. The study, published May 27 in Nature Genetics, is the first to functionally link such mutations to the neurodevelopmental condition. The research was led by Olga Troyanskaya in collaboration with Robert Darnell. Troyanskaya is deputy director for genomics at…

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Colliding lasers double the energy of proton beams

IMAGE: A standard laser generated proton beam is created through firing a laser pulse at a thin metallic foil. The new method involves instead first splitting the laser into two less… view more  Researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg present a new method which can double the energy of a…

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First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at Johnson & Johnson

Did the people who brought you baby powder and baby shampoo also bring you the opioid crisis? That will be the question before an Oklahoma judge starting Tuesday, as the first civil trial takes off on the long, nationwide runway of trials against prescription opioid manufacturers, distributors and sellers. Oklahoma is squaring off against Johnson…

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Craft Brewers Lighten Up and Take Aim at the ‘Sweaty Consumer’

For Sam Calagione, a founder of the craft brewery Dogfish Head, his company’s efforts to get healthier had a selfish origin. “I started to notice that I was getting an everything bagel on my midriff,” said Mr. Calagione, attributing the weight gain to the multiple beers he drinks daily for work. “So I was like,…

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Parmigiana with Potatoes

A delicious dish, prepared by analogy of Italian Parmigiana, only here instead of eggplant, is a potatoes. Bake at 356F about 40-50 min/ or until golden brown and soft potatoes.

Medical News Today: Antibiotics may help curb Alzheimer’s symptoms

Research showed that an antibiotic mix impacted the gut bacteria in mice to the point that it slowed the growth and development of Alzheimer’s, but only in males. New research in mice suggests that antibiotics may reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms by impacting the gut bacteria. The study, conducted at The University of Chicago, IL, demonstrated how…

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