An optimal decision-making strategy emerges from non-stop learning

Unlike machines, the behaviour of animals and humans almost always has an element of unpredictability. Countless experiments have shown that our responses to the exact same challenge are sometimes faster, sometimes slower, sometimes correct and sometimes wrong. In the field of neuroscience, this variability is often attributed to what is called “noise”. An ever-present “neural…

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UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology awarded grants for COVID-19

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology was awarded $4 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response activities in Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi, and Mozambique. “Low-resource regions in Africa are vulnerable…

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Fujita Health University releases a preliminary report of Favipiravir Observational Study

Favipiravir Observational Study Group (principal investigator: Dr. Yohei Doi, Fujita Health University) released a preliminary report of the Favipiravir Observational Study in Japan on the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases website. URL: //www.kansensho.or.jp/uploads/files/topics/2019ncov/covid19_casereport_en_200529.pdf Favipiraivr (brand name Avigan) is an anti-influenza drug which was developed by FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. Favipiravir can be administered to…

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Spanish Gin and a Cocktail, Too

Spaniards love gin. In Barcelona, there are more than a dozen bars devoted entirely to it. And though gin has been made in Spain for centuries, only a handful of Spanish gins are sold in the United States for that classic “gintonic,” as it’s said in Spain. The latest arrival is Ginraw, made in Barcelona…

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A Slider Bun Packed With Whole Grains

I’ve left Martin for another slider bun. Angelic Bakehouse in Cudahy, Wis., makes its new ones with seven sprouted whole grains and whole-wheat flour, but no chemical additives. All taste mildly wheaty, adding character to summer’s grilled meat patties and sausages. The buns are vegan and kosher. The company also makes wraps, pizza crusts and…

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