Science and Technology links (October 17th 2020)

  1. Computer vision (i.e., artificial intelligence) and cameras are used in London to monitor citizens with respect to social distancing.
  2. A fecal transplant from old mice to young mice appears to “age the young mice“. It appears that the reverse might also work: fecal transplants from the young to the old could “rejuvenate the old”. (Speculative.)
  3. Using high levels of vitamin D supplements appear safe and has benefits on diseases like asthma and psoriasis.
  4. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with low bone turnover along with an increased fracture risk, but we do not understand why.
  5. Men have greater variability in brain structure, and that is true at all ages.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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