- A woman with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully cured using immunotherapy. She was preparing to die. She is now going to live hopefully many more years in good health.
- Deep learning generalizes poorly, in at least some cases:
(…) when images are scaled to half their original size and randomly translated, the accuracy of deep learning is less than 50%. For comparison, the previous methods achieved over 70% accuracy, and this was considered poor performance.
- People with high IQ (a measure of intelligence) as well as people with fast reaction times are less likely to die.
- Looking young is a sign of good health: Perceived age—which is widely used by clinicians as a general indication of a patient’s health—is a robust biomarker of ageing that predicts survival.
- While treating various neurodegenerative disorders with stem cells, we accidentally observed a transition of hair colorations from mostly grey to black in 4 elderly patients.
- Ibuprofen (a common analgesic) depress testicular function, including testosterone production.
- Analogue non-volatile memory can accelerate the neural-network training by two orders of magnitude.
- Some antibodies blocks inflammation, protecting mice from hardened arteries and liver disease:
The antibody also prolonged the life of the mice. After 15 months, all of the antibody-producing mice were alive, compared to 54 percent of the control mice.
- If robots are stealing our jobs, they are doing a poor job at it. There are more job openings in the US than there are people available. I’m no economist, but I’d expect to see raising wages.
- Asians eat less rice as they get richer.