After decades of frustration and failed attempts, scientists might finally be on the cusp of developing therapies to restore immune ‘tolerance’ in conditions such as diabetes, lupus and multiple…
A method that provides cloned embryos with a healthy placenta could pave the way for more research involving the primates.
Researchers have doubted how useful the AI protein-structure tool will be in discovering medicines — now they are learning how to deploy it effectively.
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Researchers are experimenting with different designs that could lower costs, extend vehicle ranges and offer other improvements.
Large language models mimic human chatter, but scientists disagree on their ability to reason.
«“It was not meant as a literal test that you would actually run on the machine — it was more like a thought experiment,” says François Chollet, a software engineer at Google who is based in Seattle, Washington.»
A checklist derived from six neuroscience-based theories of consciousness could aid in the assessment.
The FDA’s accelerated-approval process was designed to help people access life-saving drugs. But gaps in communication could mean that people are undergoing treatments known to be ineffective.
Thirty years of pursuit have failed to yield a drug to take on one of the deadliest families of cancer-causing proteins. Now some researchers are taking another shot.
Regulators will soon grapple with how to safely administer powerful psychedelics for treating depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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For now, absolutely nothing. But researchers and firms are optimistic about the applications.
Fusion gates are common operations in photonic quantum information platforms, where they are employed to create entanglement. Here, the authors propose a quantum computation scheme where the same…
People tend to solve problems by adding features.
«Moreover, people could assume that existing features are there for a reason, and so looking for additions would be more effective.»
A wave of departures, many of them by mid-career scientists, calls attention to widespread discontent in universities.
Understanding cognitive control can help your working life, says David Badre.
«returning to a hard task in this way comes with a ‘restart’ cost»
A handful of experiments are raising questions about whether clumps of cells and disembodied brains could be sentient, and how scientists would know if they were.
Difficult tasks can lead to build-up of a signalling molecule in the brain, triggering fatigue.
«participants who spent more than six hours working on a tedious and mentally taxing assignment had higher levels of glutamate — an important signalling molecule in the brain.»
Psychiatrists have a dizzying array of diagnoses and not enough treatments. Hunting for the hidden biology underlying mental disorders could help.
Charity failed to provide adequate vaccines for the global south. Now, 15 countries are seeing whether an open-science model can end a dangerous legacy of dependency.
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