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10th July 2018

Supercomputer will simulate "entire regions" of the mouse brain

Researchers from the Blue Brain Project – which aims to create a digital reconstruction of the brain – have announced the deployment of a next-generation supercomputer.

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24th June 2018

Benefits of sex robots remain unproven

There is little or no evidence that sex robots could provide health or other societal benefits, according to a report published by the BMJ. In the future, these machines could actually worsen sexual violence and other problems.

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22nd June 2018

New tissue-imaging technology could enable real-time diagnostics

A new microscope system can image living tissue in real time and in molecular detail, without any chemicals or dyes.

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21st June 2018

Brain scan algorithm is 1,000 times faster

MIT has published details of "VoxelMorph", a new machine-learning algorithm, which is over 1,000 times faster at registering brain scans and other 3-D images.

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21st June 2018

Gene-edited pigs made resistant to billion dollar virus

The University of Edinburgh reports that gene-edited pigs have been made resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, one of the world's most costly animal diseases.

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6th June 2018

Lifespan of fruit flies extended by 65%

The secret to longevity may lie in the microbiome and the gut, according to researchers from McGill University, Canada.

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4th June 2018

FDA approves first artificial iris

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States.

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31st May 2018

First 3D printed human corneas

Human corneas have been 3D printed for the first time by scientists at Newcastle University, UK.

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30th May 2018

Breakthrough in treatment of brain cancer

Phase 3 results of a new vaccine show that it can extend the survival time for glioblastoma brain cancer, in some cases boosting patient life expectancy by several years.

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