Policy & Ethics
On January 27, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to tackle climate challenges at home and abroad, which both elevates and frames climate concerns within a national security perspective. Responding swiftly, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) launched the Climate and Security Network, connecting NPS faculty with relevant expertise across campus together, along with staff, students and even alumni, ready to collaborate on important research and support related educational efforts.
<b>Smart assistant devices often need to perform speech translation, which does not always produce the desired voice identity due to drawbacks in the conventional voice conversion (VC) model. In a new study, researchers from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology designed a VC model that mimics and controls speaker voice identity during speech translation using two deep learning based training frameworks, opening doors to voice modification, voice restoring, and voice cloning applications. </b>
- IEEE Access
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, , National Institute of Informatics-Center for Robust Intelligence and Social Technology
<strong>What The Study Did: </strong>The risk of stroke in later life among women with and without a history of preeclampsia in pregnancy was assessed in this study.
- JAMA Network Open
<strong>What The Study Did: </strong><span class="precis_display_style">This study examines <span dir="ltr">the test result </span><span dir="ltr">positivity rate and health outcomes of </span><span dir="ltr">maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection among </span><span dir="ltr">perinatally exposed newborns.</span> </span>
- JAMA Network Open
Strenuous efforts to prevent in recent decades have brought great benefits, particularly against disease caused by Plasmodium falciparum in countries in Africa and the Americas. But malaria caused by its "stealthier and more resilient cousin", P. vivax, now needs to be confronted with high priority, say Lorenz von Seidlein and Nicholas White of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand in a Perspective. The piece introduces a Collection on the prevention and treatment of P. vivax malaria in PLOS Medicine.
- PLoS Medicine
A team of researchers from the Africa Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) led a global team of 21 climate risk scholars to better understand and inform decision making around climate change risks in Africa and globally by examining how the drivers of risk interact. Their work extends on existing risk frameworks with the hope that this research could help decision makers, managers and researchers understand the inherent complexity of climate change.
- One Earth