Colorado study suggests new strategies against bone metastases from prostate cancer
178 articles from MONDAY 2.12.2019
Cultural differences account for global gap in online regulation -- study
University of Colorado Cancer Center study suggests a new approach, or, possibly two new approaches against prostate cancer bone metastases: While targeted therapies and anti-cancer immunotherapies have not been especially successful against primary prostate cancers, the study suggests that both these approaches may be effective against the bone metastases that grow from primary prostate cancers,...
Decades old debate settled: Golgi key to maintenance of molecule-sorting station in cells
Differences in cultural values have led some countries to tackle the specter of cyber-attacks with increased internet regulation, whilst others have taken a 'hands-off' approach to online security -- a new study shows.
Decision-making process becomes visible in the brain
Contrary to current knowledge in the field, a different mechanism in which the Golgi is crucial, is responsible for maintaining the cell organelle that sorts and distributes substances entering a cell. Knowing this can ultimately help improve treatments for several diseases.
Deep learning identifies molecular patterns of cancer
Transparent fish larvae reveal how a decision makes its way through the brain.
Developing a new AI breast cancer diagnostic tool
An artificial intelligence platform developed at the Max DelbrÃ¼ck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) can analyze genomic data extremely quickly, picking out key patterns to classify different types of colorectal tumors and improve the drug discovery process. The deeper analysis shows some colorectal subtypes need to be reclassified.
Discovery of an unusual protein
Scientists are developing a new way to identify the unique chemical 'fingerprints' for different types of breast cancers.These new chemical footprints will be used to train AI software -- creating a new tool for rapid and accurate diagnosis of breast cancers.
Earthquake risk perception: A picture is worth a thousand stats
Scientists from Bremen discover an unusual protein playing a significant role in the Earth's nitrogen cycle. The novel heme-containing cytochrome is involved in the anammox process, which is responsible for producing half of the dinitrogen gas in the atmosphere and important in greenhouse gas regulation.
Evidence: Antarctica's thinning ice shelves causing more ice to move from land into sea
Realistic images can be more effective than statistics for persuading people to support seismic upgrades to schools, UBC research suggests. Seismic engineers and psychologists teamed up with a visual artist to create an image of a Vancouver school after a major earthquake. When given the opportunity to sign a petition in support of accelerating seismic upgrading, people who had seen the image were...
Face mask can help combat mild cases of sleep condition
New study provides the first evidence that thinning ice shelves around Antarctica are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea.
Family support reduces chance of school and workplace bullying
A night time face mask can improve energy levels and vitality in people who suffer from the condition sleep apnea, which is associated with snoring and breathing problems at night.
Gains in one type of disruption force are offset by losses in another
Having a supportive family environment makes school-age LGB children in the UK significantly less likely to be victims of bullying, according to new research by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).
Genomic gymnastics help sorghum plant survive drought
Simulations show that halo currents can serve as a proxy for the total force produced by vertical disruptions.
Helping machines perceive some laws of physics
A new study provides the first detailed look at how the sorghum plant exercises exquisite control over its genome -- switching some genes on and some genes off at the first sign of water scarcity, and again when water returns -- to survive when its surroundings turn harsh and arid.
Immunology -- Activation by breakdown
MIT researchers have designed a model that demonstrates an understanding of some basic "intuitive physics" about how objects should behave. The model could be used to help build smarter artificial intelligence and, in turn, provide information to help scientists understand infant cognition.
In hunted rainforests, termites lose their dominance
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers report that a central component of the innate immune response is activated by two short RNAs which are produced by site-specific cleavage of a precursor RNA molecule -- and both derivatives are generated by the same enzyme.
Machine learning that works like a dream
Termite populations in African rainforests decline sharply when elephants and other large animals disappear. Reduced dung and deadwood after large herbivores are hunted out may harm the forest's 'ecosystem engineers.'
Major epilepsy study offers much-needed answers on 3 lifesaving seizure drugs
University of Tsukuba researchers developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep research.
Mental health information in rural areas is best delivered face-to-face, study shows
There are effective treatments to stop life-threatening epilepsy seizures when the initial treatment has failed, a sweeping new study reveals. The study offers important answers about three such emergency drugs that are used to treat prolonged seizures, known as status epilepticus, even though physicians have had little understanding of the drugs' effectiveness. Until now, there has been no clear...
Micro implants could restore standing and walking
Mental health is a concern in rural areas, as farmers cope with stress and uncertainty due to economic and environmental conditions. Often, there are no mental health providers in the local community. Public health programs can help, but what are the best ways to reach farm populations with those programs? That's the topic of a new study conducted by a University of Illinois researcher.
Model probes possible treatments for neonatal infection, a common cause of infant death
Researchers at the University of Alberta are focused on restoring lower-body function after severe spinal injuries using a tiny spinal implant. In new research, the team showcases a map to identify which parts of the spinal cord trigger the hip, knees, ankles and toes, and the areas that put movements together.
Molecular vibrations lead to high performance laser
Extremely premature infants are at risk for life-threatening infections called late-onset sepsis, or LOS, that spread into their bodies from the intestine. Researchers now report a new model for LOS, and they show that disrupting the normal maturation of gut microbes can make newborn mouse pups highly susceptible to LOS. Furthermore, they found they could prevent the deadly infection by giving the...
Most complete commercial sugarcane genome sequence has been assembled
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have discovered a new phenomenon and are applying it to make a laser with over 40% efficiency-nearly 10 times higher than other similar lasers. The laser itself is made from a single layer of molecules anchored to a glass ring on a silicon wafer. It has improved power consumption and is fabricated from more sustainable materials than previous...
New framework brings accuracy, efficiency to identifying stop words
Based on the information obtained from this latest whole-genome sequencing effort, researchers at the USP are developing tools for the genetic improvement of sugarcane and testing several candidate genes in Genetically Modified (GM) plants.
New treatment for brain tumors uses electrospun fiber
Professor Luis Amaral and postdoctoral fellow Martin Gerlach's algorithmic approach automatically recognizes uninformative words in large collections of text, which could help researchers dramatically reduce computational requirements during data analyses.
University of Cincinnati professor Andrew Steckl, working with researchers from Johns Hopkins University, developed a new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Steckl's Nanoelectronics Laboratory applied an industrial fabrication process called coaxial electrospinning to form drug-containing membranes.