Could AI robots develop prejudice on their own?

Public Release: 6-Sep-2018 Computer science and psychology experts suggest discrimination is also a non-human phenomenon that could make autonomous machines susceptible Cardiff University Showing prejudice towards others does not require a high level of cognitive ability and could easily be exhibited by artificially intelligent machines, new research has suggested. Computer science and psychology experts from…

Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome

Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome The researchers found that camu camu improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and reduced the concentration of blood endotoxins and metabolic inflammation. “All these changes were accompanied by a reshaping of the intestinal microbiota. Fernando F Anhê,…

Vicious circle leads to loss of brain cells in old age

Public Release: 31-Aug-2018 Researchers at the University of Bonn determine how dangerous inflammations in the brain are caused University of Bonn IMAGE: Dr. Andras Bilkei-Gorzo and his colleagues have determined how endocannabinoids attenuate inflammatory reactions in the brain. Credit: © Photo: Kerstin Nicolai/Uni Bonn The so-called CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of…

Jumping to scientific conclusions challenges biomedical research

Public Release: 4-Sep-2018   Scientists are subject to same biases as undergraduates when interpreting data, finds a survey of graduate- to senior-level researchers Society for Neuroscience Caption Improving experimental design and statistical analyses alone will not solve the reproducibility crisis in science, argues Ray Dingledine in a societal impact article published in eNeuro. Repeating classic…

Researcher links diplomats’ mystery illness to radiofrequency/microwave radiation

Public Release: 29-Aug-2018   University of California – San Diego Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation, Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a “mystery illness” afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and…

New research: Financial disclosure lacking in publication of clinical trials

Public Release: 30-Aug-2018 Oregon Health & Science University A substantial proportion of pharmaceutical industry payments to authors of oncology clinical trials published in major scientific journals are not disclosed, new research shows. The publications focused on clinical trials that tested new cancer drugs. The new findings will be published as a research letter in the…

Psycholinguists build eye-tracking database on reading in Russian

Public Release: 30-Aug-2018   National Research University Higher School of Economics Researchers from the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg State University, and the University of Potsdam have created the first ever database comprised of eye-tracking data collected during reading in Russian. The results are openly available and can be used not only in linguistics,…

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, visible hair loss in a matter of weeks. When the mitochondrial function…