Flawed AI makes robots racist, sexist

A robot operating with a popular internet-based artificial intelligence system consistently gravitates to men over women, white people over people of color, and jumps to conclusions about peoples’ jobs after…

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Females itch less than males

Japan — Among the many reasons men may have for envying women  —  at least when it comes to bad skin inflammation — human females have a significantly lower incidence…

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Study shows that getting pesticide reduction policies right is crucial for food security

The term peri-urban agriculture is generally used to describe the cultivation of plants and livestock on the fringes of large population centres. However, factors such as urban expansion, rising labour costs and limited…

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Swim Across America provides grant funding that helps lead to 100% cancer remission

The New England Journal of Medicine published a paper on June 5 that 12 patients completed a phase 2 clinical trial for advanced rectal cancer and showed a 100% clinical…

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Antagonistic interactions of plant defense compounds

In chemical pest control, but also in medical treatment of diseases, it is often recommended to rely on a combination therapy of different agents in order to achieve the best…

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Sanoff offers perspective on a promising rectal cancer study in the New England Journal of Medicine

CHAPEL HILL, NC—UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Hanna K. Sanoff, MD, MPH, is the author of a viewpoint in the New England Journal of Medicine that provides a perspective on…

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Salmonella vaccine for poultry contributed to rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

An investigation into the evolution of Salmonella bacteria infecting Brazilian poultry shows that the introduction of a Salmonella vaccine, combined with increasing antibiotic usage by Brazilian farmers, has led to…

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VoxLens: Adding one line of code can make some interactive visualizations accessible to screen-reader users

Interactive visualizations have changed the way we understand our lives. For example, they can showcase the number of coronavirus infections in each state.  Interactive visualizations have changed the way we…

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Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections responsible for spreading of COVID-19 less than symptomatic infections

Based on studies published through July 2021, most SARS-CoV-2 infections were not persistently asymptomatic, and asymptomatic infections were less infectious than symptomatic infections. These are the conclusions of an update…

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Snake, lizard T cell mystery

The intriguing Australian sleepy lizard has raised new questions about vertebrate immunity after the surprise discovery of the evolutionary disappearance of genes needed for some T cell production in squamates….

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