Biology, Biomedical

Don’t buy this great supplement. (Rhodiola rosea)

Rhodiola rosea is a flowering plant. It grows naturally in the wild Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America and it likes cold weather. Many have used it traditionally as a treatment for disorders like anxiety and depression and more recently fatigue and even neurodegenerative diseases.

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Can Ayahuasca treat depression?

Millions of people suffer from depression and the existing antidepressants are not always effective and can even have severe side effects. Serotonergic psychedelics have shown interesting properties that could potentially be used to treat depression.

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Biology, Tech

Can you use TensorFlow and deep learning in Biology?

Deep learning refers to a method, or an algorithm a computer uses to understand patterns and analyze data. Programs like TensorFlow can be used to build networks of neurons. Those neurons are organized into many complex layers and through complex pathways process data. The most common use of such techniques is image recognition. A machine… Continue reading Can you use TensorFlow and deep learning in Biology?

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Fly protects its brain against Zika virus.

While Zika virus is not a direct threat to healthy people, it is for pregnant women. Thus we should be looking for ways to limit infections, develop vaccines and find treatments. A new study shows that flies might be able to show us how.