Researchers from UC San Diego have developed an easily-implemented toolkit for genomics researchers that simplifies the process of analyzing data with deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence capable of improving itself with limited user input.
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As the antibiotic-resistance crisis widens, researchers seek new therapies. To learn about intriguing viruses called bacteriophages that fight bacteria, an innovative first-year biology class led to new findings, co-led by 28 undergraduates, on how bacteriophages protect themselves against bacteria.
An international team of researchers has developed a handheld, non-invasive device that can detect biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. The biosensor can also transmit the results wirelessly to a laptop or smartphone.
A new mathematical model predicts that mammalian sperm cells have two distinct swimming modes. This prediction opens new questions about potential connections between sperm cells’ motor activity and their transitions to hyperactivation phases that may play an important role in fertilization.
UC San Diego has received a five-year $12.85 million grant to develop a Naval Innovation, Science and Engineering Center program funded by the Office of Naval Research.
Women produce physiological data that is just as predictable as men, at least when it comes to skin temperature. This might seem like common sense, but variations in body signals due to menstrual cycles, such as temperature, were used as an excuse to keep women out of clinical studies for decades.
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