Temple research: Canola oil linked to worsened memory & learning ability in Alzheimer’s

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017   Temple University Health System   Caption Domenico Praticò, MD, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology and Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, as well as senior investigator on the study. Credit: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (Philadelphia,…

How can humans keep the upper hand on artificial intelligence?

Public Release: 4-Dec-2017   EPFL researchers have shown how human operators can maintain control over a system comprising several agents that are guided by artificial intelligence Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne   IMAGE: The researchers from right to left: Rachid Guerraoui, Alexandre Maurer, El Mahdi El Mhamdi, from the Distributed Programming Laboratory, EPFL. Credit: ©Alain…

How Good Fats Build Bone

How Good Fats Build Bone How Good Fats Build BoneResearchers discover how DHA helps stem cells become bone forming cells ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids direct differentiation of the membrane phenotype in mesenchymal stem cells to potentiate osteogenesis/ Science Advances  08 Nov 2017: Vol. 3, no. 11, eaao1193 DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aao1193

Virtual reality for bacteria

Public Release: 1-Dec-2017   An interdisciplinary group of researchers interfaced individual bacteria with a computer to build a hybrid bio-digital circuit – Study published in Nature Communications Institute of Science and Technology Austria   Caption Individual cells are digitally guided along pre-specified trajectories of fluorescent gene expression. 48 Escherichia coli cells are arranged vertically in…

Antibiotics may reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017   Researchers found that in mice, antibiotics can directly remodel the biochemical environment of cells during infection, sometimes deleteriously Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Antibiotics normally act in concert with an organism’s immune system to eliminate an infection. However, the drugs can have broad side effects, including eliminating “good” bacteria in…

Rising levels of HIV drug resistance

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017   University College London HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10% in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to the largest meta-analysis to date on HIV drug resistance, led by researchers at UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by…