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Saturday, November 29, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

New substance overcomes treatment-restistance in leukemia

Posted: 28 Nov 2014 08:13 AM PST

Haematologists have developed a new active substance that effectively combats the most aggressive forms of Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemia.

Genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes sequenced

Posted: 27 Nov 2014 06:23 PM PST

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world. Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting human malaria parasites that cause an estimated 200 million cases and more than 600 thousand deaths each year. However, of the almost 500 different Anopheles species, only a few dozen can carry the parasite and only a handful of species are responsible for the vast majority of transmissions.

Education is key to climate adaptation

Posted: 27 Nov 2014 06:23 PM PST

According to new research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.

Social media data contain pitfalls for understanding human behavior

Posted: 27 Nov 2014 06:22 PM PST

A growing number of academic researchers are mining social media data to learn about both online and offline human behavior. In recent years, studies have claimed the ability to predict everything from summer blockbusters to fluctuations in the stock market. But mounting evidence of flaws in many of these studies points to a need for researchers to be wary of serious pitfalls that arise when working with huge social media data sets, according to computer scientists.

Brain inspired data engineering

Posted: 27 Nov 2014 08:27 AM PST

What if next-generation ICT systems could be based on the brain's structure and its cognitive and adaptive processes? A groundbreaking paradigm of brain-inspired intelligent ICT architectures is being born.

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