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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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Biomedical

Is Alzheimer’s disease caused by herpes?

In several patients brains, researchers found that there are increased human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) compared with controls. Since increased viral DNA was found in patients compared to controls, there may indeed be a connection there.

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Tech

Loihi, a neuromorphic chip made to think like you.

No, its not another Westworld theory. A chip named Loihi, designed in Intel’s labs was recently presented in a study outlining its features and the potential of its architecture. It doesn't work exactly like an artificial neural network (ANN) but more like a spiking neural network (SNN). SNN is defined by the researchers as: “a… Continue reading Loihi, a neuromorphic chip made to think like you.

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Biomedical

Stem cells may be able to cure almost everything soon.

Stem cells have become a “trend word” recently due to their promising role in healthcare. Stem cells are present in all animals, they exist along with normal cells but they have some unique differences. When cells in your body die, they get replaced by stem cells, those cells divide as needed, one differentiates, takes up… Continue reading Stem cells may be able to cure almost everything soon.

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Biomedical

Can marijuana be an actual drug? How effective is it?

As legalization of Cannabis and related substances, is becoming more and more popular many people wonder how those substances perform as drugs. People tend to think that a lot of conditions can be treated with the use of cannabis like: neuropathic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), epilepsy; multiple sclerosis (MS), glaucoma; Crohn’s disease,; Parkinson’s… Continue reading Can marijuana be an actual drug? How effective is it?