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Reducing Myc gene activity extends healthy lifespan in mice

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Mice with one rather than the normal two copies of the gene Myc (also found in humans) lived 15 percent longer and had considerably healthier lives than normal mice, according to a new Brown University-led study in Cell. Article by David Orenstein.

Posted January, 2018

Artificial intelligence helps scientists map behavior in the fruit fly brain

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Can you imagine watching 20,000 videos, 16 minutes apiece, of fruit flies walking, grooming, and chasing mates? Fortunately, you don’t have to, because scientists have designed a computer program that can do it faster. Aided by artificial intelligence, researchers have made 100 billion annotations of behavior from 400,000 flies to create a collection of maps linking fly mannerisms to their corresponding brain regions. Article by Ryan Cross.

Posted January, 2018

Linking two labs a learning opportunity for Ph.D. student

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Aaron Held’s research merges and draws on the expertise of two of the labs in Brown’s broad effort to combat ALS. That role has given him several opportunities to learn novel skills and new science during graduate school. Article by David Orenstein.

Posted January, 2018

Computer vision can help classify leaves

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So complex are patterns and variations in the vein structures of leaves that botanists struggle to take advantage of them when trying to classify a specimen within the plant kingdom. A new study shows that computer vision technology can provide automated assistance by “learning” how to use venation to assign leaves to their proper family and order. Article by David Orenstein.

Posted January, 2018

Researchers gather at Brown to discuss next-generation artificial intelligence

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Technology known as deep learning has fueled an AI revolution, but a workshop series kicking off at Brown this week will consider where the field might go from here. Article by Kevin Stacey.

Posted January, 2018

A New Knock-In TDP-43 Mouse Enters the ALS Ring

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An emerging mouse model may help scientists identify early changes that occur in ALS that could be targeted in the disease. Article by Richard Robinson.

Posted December, 2017