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Brainstem Novel

A novel brainstem circuit is responsible for the rhythms of vocalization

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The vocal sounds of humans—laughing, crying, and the babbling of babies—have the same rhythmic quality as the sounds made by many mammals, songbirds, and even some species of fish. Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered that a small cluster of neurons in the brain stem not only regulates tempo but…

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A novel semiconductor provides new perspectives on the anomalous Hall effect

A large, unconventional anomalous Hall resistance in a new magnetic semiconductor in the absence of large-scale magnetic ordering has been demonstrated by Tokyo Tech materials scientists, validating a recent theoretical prediction. Their findings provide new insights into the anomalous Hall effect, a quantum phenomenon that has previously been associated with long-range magnetic order. Charged particles…

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AI Weekly: Novel architectures could make large language models more scalable

December 17, 2021 11:15 AM Image Credit: raindrop74 / Shutterstock Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Beginning in earnest with OpenAI’s GPT-3, the focus in the field of natural language processing has turned to…

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Bispecific Novel

Novel Bispecific Antibody Nets Durable Remissions in Follicular Lymphoma

ATLANTA — Use of the investigational bispecific antibody mosunetuzumab achieved deep and durable remissions in previously treated patients with relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma, a researcher reported here. In the phase I/II study in 90 pre-treated patients, 80% achieved an objective response (95% CI 70-88) with the therapy, while 60% (95% CI 49-70) had a complete response…

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Novel Quantum

Novel quantum device design promises a regular flow of entangled electrons on demand

Researchers were able to time the extraction and splitting of entangled Cooper pairs from a superconductor. Credit: Aalto University Quantum computer and many other quantum technologies rely on the generation of quantum-entangled pairs of electrons. However, the systems developed so far typically produce a noisy and random flow of entangled electrons, which hinders synchronized operations…

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immune Novel

Novel immune cell population may trigger inflammation in multiple sclerosis and other brain disorders

A group of immune cells that normally protect against inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract may have the opposite effect in multiple sclerosis (MS) and other brain inflammation-related conditions, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers. The results suggest that countering the activity of these cells could be a new therapeutic…

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Artificial Novel

Novel artificial genomic DNA can replicate and evolve outside the cell

Professor Norikazu Ichihashi and his colleagues at the University of Tokyo have successfully induced gene expression from a DNA, characteristic of all life, and evolution through continuous replication extracellularly using cell-free materials alone, such as nucleic acids and proteins for the first time. The ability to proliferate and evolve is one of the defining characteristics…

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Novel Plasmonic

Novel plasmonic solar thermal materials developed to reserve sun heat

by Xi Min, Zhao Weiwei, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences Cu27S24 nanocage was synthesized and evaluated by a combination of experimental measurement and theoretical calculation. And the developed Cu27S24 “nanoink” and “nanofilm” showed high efficient photothermal performance. Credit: XI Min Recently, researchers developed high-performance solar thermal copper sulfide photothermal ink and…

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Novel Approaches for Forecasting Electricity Demand

One way to minimize such delays is by cutting a path through the Internet, one that takes into account the traffic conditions up ahead. My company, Subspace, has built such a network using custom hardware and a proprietary fiber-optic backbone. And we’ve shown it doesn’t have to be complicated—users don’t have to do anything more…

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Novel Brain Stimulation a Game Changer for Severe Depression?

A new type of neuroscience-informed, magnetic brain stimulation has resulted in remission of treatment-resistant depression in almost 80% of patients enrolled in a randomized sham-controlled trial in findings that support earlier results of an open-label trial. Dr Nolan Williams demonstrates Stanford neuromodulation therapy on study participant Deirdre Lehman. “It works well, it works quickly and…