Tech & Engineering
A research team led by a scholar from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) framework that can make synergistic anti-cancer drug combination predictions on both the therapeutic and toxic effects. The study revealed the potential of applying AI and machine learning to discover effective combinations in therapies for cancer and other complex diseases.
- Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
- National Natural Science Foundation of China, Health and Medical Research Fund of the Food and Health Bureau of Hong Kong, Innovation and Technology Fund of Innovation and Technology Commission of Hong Kong, National Key Research and Development Program of China
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is the construction of an object using CAD models. The technology for additive manufacturing s gaining traction in recent times due to its accessibility for both personal and industrial use, as well as its usefulness in quick prototyping (either of a whole object or its components) and meeting the needs of small commercial workloads.
A new study finds the COVID-19 pandemic has impaired people’s cognitive abilities and altered risk perception, at a time when making the right health choices is critically important.
- PLoS ONE
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, G. W. Stairs Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Packaging helps keep food safe from spoilage, and currently, many food items are wrapped in plastic. But growing concerns about the effects of plastic when it ends up in the environment have prompted researchers to explore alternative packaging materials, including those that can be eaten right along with the foods they are protecting. Recent papers published in ACS journals report on progress toward edible food packaging materials.
Researchers led by the University of Tsukuba carried out simulations of large-scale structure formation in the Universe that accurately reproduce the dynamics of ghost-like particles called neutrinos left over from the Big Bang. In the demonstrated approach, an equation known as the Vlasov equation is directly solved in six dimensions, which avoids key problems associated with conventional particle-based N-body simulations. In combination with cosmological observations, this work could help to determine the unknown neutrino mass.
Australian sea lions - a national government conservation priority species - have new hope for survival, thanks to a successful University of Sydney trial of ivermectin to treat hookworm infection.
- International Journal for Parasitology
- This study was funded by The Hermon Slade Foundation, and by the FS Quiney and BR Richards bequests (Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney).