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FDA Advisers Endorse Gene Therapy To Treat Form of Blindness

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBS News: A panel of U.S. health advisers has endorsed an experimental approach to treating inherited blindness, setting the stage for the likely approval of an innovative new genetic medicine. A panel of expe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotOct 12th, 2017

The AI That Has Nothing to Learn From Humans

An anonymous reader shares a report: Now that AlphaGo's arguably got nothing left to learn from humans -- now that its continued progress takes the form of endless training games against itself -- what do its tactics look like, in the eyes of experie.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 24 min. ago

3 reasons you should pay attention to the Google-led $1 billion Lyft investment

Lyft got a major boost in the form of a billion-dollar investment round, and an earlier rumor was confirmed: CapitalG, Google parent company Alphabet's growth equity fund, led the round. The investment brings Lyft's post-money valuation up to $11 bil.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 32 min. ago

Country"s prevalence of visual impairment, blindness associated with level of socioeconomic develop

In an analysis of data for 190 countries and territories, those with higher levels of socioeconomic development had a lower prevalence of visual impairment and blindness, according to a study......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News3 hr. 55 min. ago

People With Vertigo Find Relief Through Nerve-Stimulating Implant

The experimental implants stimulate the vestibular nerves in the inner ear to treat dizziness The experimental implants stimulate the vestibular nerves in the inner ear to treat dizziness.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News4 hr. 4 min. ago

Pilots Save Animals In Wake of Hurricanes

Authorities estimate some 100,000 pets have been displaced by the hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico in September, and aviation in the form of Wings of Rescue is leading the relief effort. read more.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  aviationweekRelated News4 hr. 24 min. ago

Researchers drill down into gene behind frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Mutations in the TMEM106B gene significantly increases a person's risk of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), the second most common cause of dementia in those under 65, researchers have demonstrated. While the data confirmed the gene's clinica.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News5 hr. 40 min. ago

3 reasons you should pay attention to Google’s $1 billion Lyft investment

Lyft got a major boost in the form of a billion-dollar investment round, and an earlier rumor was confirmed: CapitalG, Google parent company Alphabet's growth equity fund, led the round. The investment brings Lyft's post-money valuation up to $11 bil.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 48 min. ago

How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defenses by stealth mechanisms

Despite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study has shown how mycoplasmas escape the immune response. Mycoplasmas 'mask' themselves: They use their small genome.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 3 min. ago

New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered

Researchers show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery that reads the instructions in our DNA......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News7 hr. 40 min. ago

Can an aspirin a day keep liver cancer away?

A new study found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News7 hr. 40 min. ago

Why race is not a thing, according to genetics

National Geographic interviewed geneticist Adam Rutherford, author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes. "In many ways, genetics makes a mockery of race," he notes. (more…)National Geographic interviewed gene.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News9 hr. 4 min. ago

White-box smartphone players adopting new innovations to enhance competitiveness

Facing fierce competitions from first-tier vendors, white-box smartphone vendors have been incorporating the latest technologies such as all-screen high-resolution displays, fingerprint identification sensors and ultra-thin form factor design into th.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News14 hr. 16 min. ago

Mutant gene found to fuel cancer-promoting effects of inflammation

A new mechanism has been uncovered linking a human gene's function to chronic inflammation. Through large-scale genomic analyses, the researchers discovered that 'mutant p53' amplifies the impact of inflammation, leading to increases in the invasive.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News19 hr. 48 min. ago

Phenogenetic map created for stem cells models of neurological diseases

In an effort to better understand neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS -- and develop new ways to treat them -- researchers have performed the first meta-analysis of all induced pluripotent stem cell models for neurological and.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News19 hr. 48 min. ago

Fundamental research enhances understanding of major cancer gene

Scientists have provided new insights into the role of PTEN, a major cancer gene, in controlling cell growth and behavior. PTEN is the second most commonly altered gene in human cancers, particularly prostate cancers, and this work could help to deve.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Discovery lights path for Alzheimer"s research

A metallic probe invented at Rice University that lights up when it binds to a misfolded amyloid beta peptide has identified a binding site that could facilitate better drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease. When the probe is illuminated, it catalyzes o.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack

Researchers have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body's immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

AWS, Nokia Form Bond to Boost Cloud, 5G, and IoT Positions

The collaboration incorporates AWS' Greengrass IoT efforts with Nokia's IMPACT platform. The collaboration incorporates AWS' Greengrass IoT efforts with Nokia's IMPACT platform......»»

Category: networkSource:  sdxcentralRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Renewable resource: To produce vital lipoic acid, sulfur is used, then replenished

New research shows how a protein is consumed, then reconstituted, during the production of a compound required for converting energy from food into a form that can be used by our cells. The results could help scientists to understand why humans with.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Zotac creates liquid-cooled, small form factor GTX 1080 Ti

Small form factor graphics cards have become fairly popular for building console-sized PCs with desktop gaming performance. Zotac has released the smallest GTX 1080 TI to date, making it potentially the best performing card you can fit into a really.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017