COVID-19 Positive Patients at Far Higher Risk of Developing Serious Neurodegenerative Disorders

Researchers found that people who tested positive for COVID-19 had a 4.8 times increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), 3.5 times increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, 2.6 times increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, and 2.7 times increased risk of ischaemic stroke. COVID-19 positive outpatients are at a far increased risk of neurodegenerative… Continue reading COVID-19 Positive Patients at Far Higher Risk of Developing Serious Neurodegenerative Disorders

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RIP3 deficiency attenuated hepatic stellate cell activation and liver fibrosis in schistosomiasis through JNK-cJUN/Egr1 downregulation

Activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) synthesizing a large amount of extracellular matrix (ECM) are the key events to hepatic fibrosis.1 However, there are no effective drugs for curing liver fibrosis in the clinic.1 Therefore, clarifying the formation mechanism of liver fibrosis is of great importance for finding anti-liver fibrosis drug targets. Recently, an increasing amount… Continue reading RIP3 deficiency attenuated hepatic stellate cell activation and liver fibrosis in schistosomiasis through JNK-cJUN/Egr1 downregulation

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Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts

WASHINGTON — The two companies NASA selected earlier this month to develop spacesuits for the International Space Station and Artemis lunar missions were the only companies to bid on the project, according to agency procurement documents. NASA announced June 1 it awarded contracts to teams led by Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to develop new… Continue reading Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts

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Amazon Alexa will one day mimic anyone’s voice

The line between synthetic voices and real ones has been blurring for years. We regularly hear computer-generated reps on customer service lines or reading articles aloud to us online. UK company Sonantic famously cloned Val Kilmer’s voice after surgery for throat cancer left him unable to speak, which the public first heard in the documentary… Continue reading Amazon Alexa will one day mimic anyone’s voice

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Over 400,000 Umbrellas Sold At Costco Recalled Due To Fire Risk

SunVilla Corporation is recalling its 10 Foot Solar LED Market Umbrella that have been sold … [+] exclusively at Costco. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Umbrellas don’t tend to work as well when they are on fire. That’s why SunVilla Corporation is recalling its 10’ Solar LED… Continue reading Over 400,000 Umbrellas Sold At Costco Recalled Due To Fire Risk

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Octopus and Human Brains Share the Same “Jumping Genes”

According to a new study, the neural and cognitive complexity of the octopus could originate from a molecular analogy with the human brain. New research has identified an important molecular analogy that could explain the remarkable intelligence of these fascinating invertebrates. An exceptional organism with an extremely complex brain and cognitive abilities makes the octopus… Continue reading Octopus and Human Brains Share the Same “Jumping Genes”

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Measuring AI’s Carbon Footprint – IEEE Spectrum

Ng’s current efforts are focused on his company Landing AI, which built a platform called LandingLens to help manufacturers improve visual inspection with computer vision. He has also become something of an evangelist for what he calls the data-centric AI movement, which he says can yield “small data” solutions to big issues in AI, including… Continue reading Measuring AI’s Carbon Footprint – IEEE Spectrum