Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next?

Doctors store 1,600 digital hearts for big data study

Posted in Software on 15th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Never before has so much information been collected and storied on so many human hearts.

Modelling a suspects' face using DNA from crime scenes

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

But can it work well enough to generate a reliable lead?

Small Molecule Successfully Targets Telomerase to Destroy Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Treatment with 6-thio-dG resulted in rapid cell death for the vast majority of the cancer cell lines tested.

Machine learning reveals genetic roots of cancers and autism

Posted in Software on 20th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Researchers from engineering, biology and medicine teach computers to read the human genome and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities.