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HIV co-infection influences natural selection on M. tuberculosis

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) While M. tuberculosis has been evolving with humans for thousands of years, HIV co-infections create host immunological environments that this bacterium has not encountered before and could, therefore, be nudging it to evolve new characteristics. Show More Summary

Scientists and Google DeepMind develop AI system that lip-reads better

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Scientists from the Oxford University along with Google’s DeepMind have developed an artificial intelligence system that can lip-read better than humans. The system was trained by thousands of hours of BBC news programs, the media outlet said Friday. The system, called “Watch, Attend and...

Agriculture, dietary changes, and adaptations in fat metabolism from ancient to modern Europeans

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Evolutionary biologists are weighing in based on the increasing power of DNA analyses to explore how changes in diet over eons have caused human adaptations to genes regulating fat metabolism. Show More Summary

The Steve King Style of American Politics

In 1963, the historian Richard Hofstadter delivered a landmark address at Oxford University, titled “The Paranoid Style of American Politics.” Writing against the backdrop of the Cold War and the recent memory of McCarthyism, Hofstadter...Show More Summary

High uric acid levels in young children may result in higher blood pressure later on

(Oxford University Press USA) A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that very young children with increased uric acid levels had higher blood pressure at 3 years of age.

Hasta La Vista, Arthritis: Scientists Grow Human Skin on Robots

Part man, part machine: Researchers at the University of Oxford are making The Terminator a reality. Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr, of the Oxford Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, test medical technology by dressing […] The post Hasta La Vista, Arthritis: Scientists Grow Human Skin on Robots appeared first on Geek.com.

Athena Gets Into College

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Specifically Miami University, down the road in Oxford, OH (to head off any comments on this score, the Miami in Florida is named after the Miami Valley of Ohio, which is where we live, and Miami University was actually founded before Florida became a state). We’re super-thrilled about this; Miami was one of Athena’s two […]

Study casts doubt on whether internet filters in the home protect teenagers online

(University of Oxford) An Oxford study finds no link between household internet filters and the likelihood of the teenagers in those households being better protected from unpleasant online material.

Oxford University leaders beg MPs to let EU citizens stay in Britain post-Brexit

LONDON — The leaders of Oxford University — one of the world's most prestigious institutions and Britain's oldest university — are asking politicians to make sure that citizens of the European Union can stay in Britain post-Brexit. In...Show More Summary

Oxford bosses tell UK: protect EU workers or academics will flee

LONDON (Reuters) - University of Oxford bosses said Britain should guarantee the rights of European Union citizens after Brexit or Britain's oldest university could suffer enormous damage as academics leave.

High folic acid level in pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children

(Oxford University Press USA) A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate during pregnancy.

A capella 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(damental Rights)' is your new feminist anthem

Just in time for International Women's Day, an all-female a cappella group from Oxford University have dropped an empowering cover of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Cyndi Lauper's 1983 version of the song — written by American musician...Show More Summary

Principles of 3-D genome folding and gene expression studied across species

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) With new techniques, scientists are beginning to understand the principles of 3-D genome folding. And in one of the studies of its kind, Anastasia Kovina, Sergey Razin a et al. Show More Summary

Robots Now Wearing Human Skin: It Puts the Lotion on!

So this is happening. Biochemical researchers Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr at The University Of Oxford in England want to start growing skin and muscle tissues onto robots before transplanting them to humans. What could possibly…

The culture that is England, affirmative action edition

Oxford University has launched a summer school aimed at white British boys, in an effort to increase its intake of working class students. It is the first time the university has ever specifically targeted this demographic, which is one of the most underrepresented groups in higher education. Show More Summary

Robots To Wear Human Skin To Prepare It For Transplants

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Biochemical researchers Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr at The University Of Oxford in England have suggested we start grafting lab-grown skin and muscle tissues to robots before finally transplanting it to humans so that it can...Show More Summary

Oxford University Press to publish Journal of Crustacean Biology

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press (OUP) has signed an agreement with The Crustacean Society to publish Journal of Crustacean Biology (JCB), from Jan. 2017.

Toxic cocktail

(Oxford University Press USA) Today, everyone carries a toxic load of industrially-produced chemicals in their bloodstream: pesticides, plasticizers, disinfectant products, flame-retardants, surfactants, and UV filters. These chemicals are harmful to everyone, but they are particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their developing fetuses.

Study finds police use out of court resolutions in over 5,000 domestic abuse cases

(Oxford University Press USA) A study published in the British Journal of Criminology investigated the nature and extent of UK police use of 'out of court resolutions' in cases of domestic abuse and found that many forces are potentially putting lives at risk. Show More Summary

New study on smoking bans finds decreasein smoke exposure in public and private places

(Oxford University Press USA) Exposure to secondhand smoke has long been associated with negative health effects. A study of secondhand smoke exposure after two smoking bans in Spain, publishing today in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, suggests that overall exposure can be decreased across all settings by comprehensive legislative efforts.

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