The Hill – In order for self-driving vehicles to reach their full potential, it’s important that NHTSA, the Department of Transportation and Congress continue to engage and work with key stakeholders on refining the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy.
The Conversation – Machine learning methods are being used in areas such as translating language almost in real time, and even to identify images of cats on the internet. So why haven’t we seen artificial intelligence used to the same extent in healthcare?
News-Medical.net – Aston University has launched MESO-BRAIN, a major stem cell research project which it hopes will develop three-dimensional (3D) nanoprinting techniques that can be used to replicate the brain's neural networks.
Medical Xpress – A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute has found what they believe is the DNA mutation that led to a change in function of a gene in humans that sparked the growth of a larger neocortex.
The Huffington Post – We know that fasting can be great for the body. Preliminary research shows it could also do your brain good ― especially if you’re at risk for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
The Conversation – The FDA approved a Phase III clinical trial to confirm the effectiveness of treating post-traumatic stress disorder with MDMA. However, the media have largely been referring to Ecstasy – the street name for this drug – as the treatment.
Nature – US president-elect Donald Trump has chosen people for key jobs overseeing national security, defence and environmental policy. But he has not addressed whether he will fill the most important job in US science: presidential science adviser.
ABC News – With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer's relatives.