Scientists use machine learning to ID source of Salmonella

IMAGE: UGA researchers Xiangyu Deng (shown) and Shaokang Zhang led a team of scientists who have trained an algorithm called Random Forest to predict certain animal sources of S. Typhimurium genomes. view more  A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety in Griffin has developed a machine-learning approach…

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Beyond romance

Love can make us do crazy things. It often prompts us to behave in counterintuitive ways, like, for example, placing the wellbeing of our loved ones above our own. But why? Such altruism has perplexed and intrigued scientists for centuries. A new study out of UC Santa Barbara explores how an individual’s genetics and brain…

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Protein released from fat after exercise improves glucose

IMAGE: Laurie J. Goodyear, Ph.D., Section Head and Senior Investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. view more  Credit: John Soares BOSTON — (February 11, 2019) — It’s well-known that exercise improves health, but understanding how it makes you healthier on a molecular level is the question researchers at Joslin…

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Researchers identify brain protein crucial to recovery from stroke

IMAGE: Mouse nerve cell with partially damaged axons (green) projecting outward from the nucleus. view more  Credit: Steven Graham/University of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11, 2019 — Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke and available therapies, such as clot busting drugs or clot removal devices, are focused on limiting the extent of…

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More than half a million breast cancer deaths averted in the US over three decades

Latest U.S. estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women’s lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to progress made in early detection and management of breast cancer. Screening mammography for the…

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LGBTQ youths are over-represented, have poorer outcomes in child welfare system

IMAGE: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths are more likely to end up in foster care or unstable housing and suffer negative outcomes, such as substance abuse or mental… view more  Credit: University of Texas at Austin Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths are more likely to end up in foster care…

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Stress-free training may enhance surgical skill

IMAGE: Ioannis Pavlidis, Eckhard Pfeiffer Professor and director of the Computational Physiology at the University of Houston removed stressful environmental factors, leaving only the inherent challenge of the surgical tasks, and… view more  Credit: University of Houston University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons…

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