A ball-and-stick plus ribbons molecular model of the hormone orexin, also known as hypocretin, isolated on a white background.
2023 Breakthrough Prizes Showcase Research in AI and Narcolepsy
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.
2023 Breakthrough Prizes Showcase Research in AI and Narcolepsy
2023 Breakthrough Prizes Showcase Research in AI and Narcolepsy

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.

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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Illustration of pink and blue DNA molecules.
Historic Adaptations May Now Make Us Susceptible to Disease
Dan Robitzski | Sep 16, 2022
Researchers made the find using an algorithm that purportedly distinguishes between mutations that were selected for and those that came along for the ride by coincidence, a feat that has long eluded scientists.
Accelerating Discovery in the Age of a Pandemic
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 22, 2021
An expert panel will present how synthetic biology accelerates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and the medicinal pipeline.
Image of the Day: DISCO Tissue Clearing
Emily Makowski | Oct 22, 2019
New methods of visualizing tissue are presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
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AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
Amber Dance | May 1, 2019
Machine learning can analyze photographs of cancer, tumor pathology slides, and genomes. Now, scientists are poised to integrate that information into cancer uber-models.
structures in a human cell
Deep Learning Algorithms Identify Structures in Living Cells
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2019
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to pick out the features of brightfield microscopy images.
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A Primer: Artificial Intelligence Versus Neural Networks
Jef Akst | May 1, 2019
A brief history of AI, machine learning, artificial neural networks, and deep learning.
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2019
Deep-learning algorithms could help doctors narrow in on the causes of certain medical conditions, say researchers.
AI Networks Generate Super-Resolution from Basic Microscopy
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2018
A new study uses deep learning to improve the resolution of biological images, but elicits skepticism about its ability to enhance snapshots of sample types that it has never seen before.
Image of the Day: Bad Behavior
Kerry Grens | Dec 12, 2018
A deep learning program can identify cells with higher metastatic potential based on the way they look and move.
AI Object Recognition System Operates at Speed of Light
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 26, 2018
Researchers have created a 3D-printed artificial neural network that uses light photons to rapidly process information.
Deep Learning Allows for Cell Analysis Without Labeling
Kerry Grens | Apr 12, 2018
A new microscopy program requires no fluorescent markers to identify cell type, nuclei, and other characteristics.