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Advanced Spatial Tools Map Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niches
New technologies and archival tissue biopsy samples enable exploration of changes in the bone marrow as people age.
Advanced Spatial Tools Map Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niches
Advanced Spatial Tools Map Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niches

New technologies and archival tissue biopsy samples enable exploration of changes in the bone marrow as people age.

New technologies and archival tissue biopsy samples enable exploration of changes in the bone marrow as people age.

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Addressing Power and Pitfalls in Machine Learning Neoantigen Prediction
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Dec 11, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers honed prediction models and datasets to unlock the potential of deep neural networks in biological applications while avoiding bias.
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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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Artificial Neural Networks: Learning by Doing
Shelby Bradford, PhD | 8 min read
Designed to mimic the brain itself, artificial neural networks use mathematical equations to identify and predict patterns in datasets and images.
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Machine Learning for Predicting Glioblastoma Prognosis
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Oct 4, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers integrate scRNA-seq, spatial transcriptomics, and histology imaging data to show that spatial cellular architecture predicts glioblastoma prognosis.
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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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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Newly Identified Neural Signature of Drug Craving Could Predict Drug Use
Katherine Irving | Jan 11, 2023 | 4 min read
The signature could one day be used to improve treatment planning for people with substance abuse disorders.
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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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Mouse Foraging Behavior Shaped by Opposite-Sex Parent’s Genes
Dan Robitzski | Apr 12, 2022 | 7 min read
A study in mice finds that for certain genes, one parent’s allele can dominate expression and shape behavior—and which parent’s allele does so varies throughout the body.
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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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Q&A: Thousands of RNA Viruses Newly Discovered in Ocean Water
Dan Robitzski | Apr 7, 2022 | 6 min read
The Scientist spoke with Ohio State University microbiologist Matthew Sullivan about a recent expedition that identified thousands of RNA viruses from water samples and cataloged them into novel phylogenic groups.
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New Studies Enable a Clearer View Inside Cells
Andrew Chapman | Nov 4, 2021 | 5 min read
Armed with improved imaging techniques and supercomputers, researchers are generating detailed three-dimensional images of cellular structures that anyone can explore.
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Brain-Computer Interface User Types 90 Characters Per Minute with Mind
Shawna Williams | May 13, 2021 | 4 min read
The experimental system, developed and tested in just one patient so far, relies on brain signals associated with handwriting to achieve the fastest communication yet seen with BCI.
Opinion: AI Could Aid Cancer Diagnosis, but Caution Is Needed
Adewole S. Adamson | Apr 1, 2021 | 3 min read
While machine learning could improve detection of tumors at their earliest stages, it also risks identifying malignancies that would never cause the patient any harm.
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Watch a Trained Pup Detect Prostate Cancer From a Urine Sample
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021 | 1 min read
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Dogs Are Teaching Machines to Sniff Out Cancer
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021 | 5 min read
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers used dogs’ diagnoses of prostate cancer to inform a machine learning algorithm with the goal of one day detecting cancers with canine-level accuracy.
AI-Assisted Cough Tracking Could Help Detect the Next Pandemic
Max Kozlov | Dec 6, 2020 | 7 min read
Some researchers have turned their focus to artificial intelligence to study an underused symptom common to most respiratory pathogens—cough.
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