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Issa-kun, the artificial intelligence haiku poet

Associate Professor Tomohisa Yamashita and his colleagues at the Laboratory of Harmonious Systems Engineering devote their research to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the benefit of human happiness. One of their breakthroughs is the birth of...
25-May-2023 2:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cheap and effective monitoring of glacier discharge

Acoustic signals can be effectively used for monitoring glacial runoff and provide a cheaper and more accessible alternative to existing methods.
23-May-2023 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Delivery of antioxidants to liver mitochondria

A new drug delivery system delivers an antioxidant directly to mitochondria in the liver, mitigating the effects of oxidative stress.
10-May-2023 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Warming Arctic draws marine predators northwards

The seas surrounding the Arctic are important fisheries and ecological regions; they are also among the areas most affected by climate change. The effects of warming waters and loss of sea ice on the biodiversity of these waters, and hence their...
4-Apr-2023 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A common metabolite may help treat autoimmune diseases

Researchers have revealed the modulatory effect of the anti-inflammatory metabolite itaconate on T helper and T regulatory cells, which may lead to new therapeutic approaches to treating some autoimmune diseases.
15-Mar-2023 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Healing the brain: Hydrogels enable neuronal tissue growth

Synthetic hydrogels were shown to provide an effective scaffold for neuronal tissue growth in areas of brain damage, providing a possible approach for brain tissue reconstruction.
24-Feb-2023 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Reading out RNA structures in real time

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Stephen Hawking’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that results in the gradual loss of control over the muscles in the body.
2-Feb-2023 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Monitoring an ‘anti-greenhouse’ gas: Dimethyl sulfide in Arctic air

Data stored in ice cores dating back 55 years bring new insight into atmospheric levels of a molecule that can significantly affect weather and climate.
31-Jan-2023 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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