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Paleontologists from the University of Alberta recently discovered a new species of long-necked dinosaurs from a skeleton found near Qijiang City in China. They reported their findings in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology on January 26 (1). Qijianglong, meaning “dragon of Qijiang”, is about 15 meters long and lived around […]
On March 5, Qingshan Wei, Postdoctoral Scholar in Electrical and Bio-engineering at UCLA, gave a seminar on his research into developing mobile phone-based systems for imaging, sensing, and diagnostics. Although the first compound microscope was invented in 1595, the past three decades have seen rapid advances in imaging technology. However, […]
Some say a sneeze and a stuffy nose come from allergies. However, a rash coming from touching or eating something can also be called an allergy. What are allergies then? What causes them? What happens inside the body during an allergic reaction? WHO IS THE BAD GUY? First, allergies are […]
Researchers at DeepMind, a London-based company owned by Google, have created a computer algorithm that can not only learn to play up to 49 different arcade games, but also beat professional human gamers. This is the first instance in which an artificial intelligence (AI) system can learn many different tasks […]
For a long time, scientists have wondered what distinguishes humans and apes. Once the human and chimp genomes were deciphered about a decade ago, scientists could discover the genetic roots of the human brain size, bipedalism, and the varied diet that makes our species quite successful. Yet, the importance of […]
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institution (TSRI) of Florida potentially discovered an anti-HIV drug so powerful that it could serve as a vaccine for HIV in the near future (1). HIV, human immunodeficiency syndrome, works to compromise an infected individual’s immune system by attacking CD4 lymphocytes, a subtype of white […]
As marijuana use becomes increasingly acceptable, research into the effects of marijuana has recently become more prolific. Tamas Horvath of Yale University and colleagues uncovered the aspects of marijuana use that triggers appetite and published their results in Nature. Marijuana use stimulates appetite by prompting the CB1 receptor in cells […]