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What Could DeepMind ‘solving’ The Protein Folding Problem Mean For Cancer Research?

Posted in Science, Software on 22nd Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

Have artificial intelligence company DeepMind really ‘solved’ the age-old protein folding problem? And what could it mean for our research? We asked two of our protein experts.

Cancer Research UK Study Finds Different Responses To COVID-19 Among Cancer Patients

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

Some blood cancer patients took five times longer than average to recover from the virus

Discovering The BRCA2 Gene – 25 Years On

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

'It was an amazing collaboration with other groups and the support of so many families who had been affected by breast cancer'

US And UK Diverge Over Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Strategy

Posted in Medicine, Reviews on 7th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

The FDA's statement claims there is no data from clinical trials to suggest anything definitive about the depth or duration of protection one would receive from a single vaccine dose.

How Apple's Self-Driving Car Plans Might Transform The Company Itself

Posted in Business, Hardware, Reviews on 7th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

What we do know is that the company has serious plans to roll out its own electric self-driving car by 2024.

AI Algorithm Detects Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease Through Language

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

"Language deficits occur in eight to 10 percent of individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and become more severe and numerous during its later stages"

Leading Computer Scientists Debate The Next Steps For AI In 2021

Posted in Reviews, Software on 4th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

What do we need to push AI to the next level? More data and larger neural networks? New deep learning algorithms? Approaches other than deep learning?

Fresh Water For Less :Consistent Density For Desalination Membranes Can Increase Efficiency By Up To 40%

Posted in Hardware, Reviews, Science on 4th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

New research could increase desalination membrane efficiency resulting in more water filtered with less energy, a potential cost-saving update to current desalination processes.

Highlights Of Singularity Hub Stories Of 2020

Posted in Business, Medicine, Science on 1st Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

Fighting Covid-19 Brought These Lasting Breakthroughs To Science And Medicine

Posted in Featured, Medicine, Reviews, Science on 30th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

A true paradigm shift not just in vaccinology, but also in how science is accelerated and communicated

Psychedelics Re-Engineered For Potential Use In The Clinic

Posted in Medicine, Reviews on 29th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

There has been a renewed interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelic compounds, with preliminary findings indicating promise for drugs including LSD, psilocybin and ibogaine in combating treatment-resistant depression2, post-traumatic stress disorder3 and anxiety.

White Blood Cell Mutation May Drive Early Stages Of Dementia

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

Data suggest that modifying white blood cell function may be therapeutically relevant for progressive neurodegenerative conditions.