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A Leap Towards Building Synthetic Organisms 
Douglas Blackiston’s frog-fueled research seeks to push the boundaries of understanding developing organisms.
A Leap Towards Building Synthetic Organisms 
A Leap Towards Building Synthetic Organisms 

Douglas Blackiston’s frog-fueled research seeks to push the boundaries of understanding developing organisms.

Douglas Blackiston’s frog-fueled research seeks to push the boundaries of understanding developing organisms.

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From the Expert: Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks
The Scientist | Mar 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Grace Lindsay explains machine learning and describes how artificial neural networks mimic the architecture of brain neurons to learn from and process data.
Infusion of Artificial Intelligence in Biology
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Feb 23, 2024 | 10 min read
With deep learning methods revolutionizing life sciences, researchers bet on de novo proteins and cell mapping models to deliver customized precision medicines.
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Explainable AI for Rational Antibiotic Discovery
The Scientist | 1 min read
Researchers tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis with explainable neural networks and high throughput drug discovery.
Advanced Spatial Tools Map Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niches
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jan 15, 2024 | 4 min read
New technologies and archival tissue biopsy samples enable exploration of changes in the bone marrow as people age.
Keeping Kidneys Healthy with a Hand from AI
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Dec 11, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers found new mechanisms and drug targets for cystinosis.
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Shining a Light on New Microscopy Technologies
Evident and The Scientist | 1 min read
From the advent of optical microscopes to today, light microscopy methods have been central to life science discoveries across disciplines.
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A Machine Learning Tool Uncloaks the Hidden Sources of Cancer Cells
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Oct 5, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers created a model that uses clinical testing data to locate the primary site of cancer cells with no known origin, likely improving survival.
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Lasker Award for Revolutionizing Protein Structure Predictions
Laura Tran, PhD | Sep 21, 2023 | 6 min read
John Jumper and Demis Hassabis received this year’s 2023 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for their work on the artificial intelligence system AlphaFold, which changed the landscape of protein biology. 
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Enhancing Cell Morphology-Based Analysis
The Scientist and Deepcell | 3 min read
Learn how the latest AI-driven technology uses morphology to comprehensively analyze and sort cell populations.
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What Can ChatGPT-like Language Models Tell Us About the Brain?
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Sep 8, 2023 | 8 min read
A renaissance in natural language modeling may help researchers explore how the brain extracts and organizes meaning.
ConPlex predicts what proteins a drug is likely to bind, which can help identify new targets for existing drugs.
Simplifying the Search for Drug Targets
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Aug 1, 2023 | 3 min read
A new machine learning model promises fast prediction of drug-target interactions.
The Laboratory of the Future: How New Technologies Reform Research
The Laboratory of the Future: How New Technologies Reform Research
Maria Gklotsou, PhD | 4 min read
New advancements in automation, AI, connectivity, sustainability, and more propel research forward.
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How should we proceed with image-analyzing AI?
Ida Emilie Steinmark, PhD | Aug 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Algorithms can now glean ever more molecular and genetic information from images of stained tissue, but some researchers worry that we can’t follow their logic.
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Now AI Can Be Used to Design New Proteins
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Mar 3, 2023 | 4 min read
Machine learning can be harnessed to synthesize artificial light-bearing enzymes that actually work in cells.
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Real World Data: Opening New Avenues for Health Research
Liliana Garcia Mondragon, PhD | 4 min read
Scientists and clinicians increasingly use real world data (RWD) to make valuable discoveries that can be applied to the healthcare industry.
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Researchers Report Decoding Thoughts from fMRI Data
Grace van Deelen | Oct 20, 2022 | 5 min read
A method appears to be the first to noninvasively reconstruct language from brain activity.
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2023 Breakthrough Prizes Showcase Research in AI and Narcolepsy
Amanda Heidt | Sep 22, 2022 | 2 min read
Three prizes were awarded to six researchers working across the life sciences on cellular organization, protein structure, and the genetic underpinnings of a chronic sleep disorder.
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Breaking Through Big Data Bottlenecks
Tecan | 1 min read
Discover how machine learning helps scientists accelerate their research.  
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“Xenobot” Living Robots Can Reproduce
Chloe Tenn | Dec 2, 2021 | 2 min read
Biological robots made from frog cells can replicate by smooshing loose cells into new robots—a reproduction method not seen in any other organism.
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