How AI found the words to kill cancer cells

Using new machine learning techniques, researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF), in collaboration with a team at IBM Research, have developed a virtual molecular library of thousands of "command sentences" for cells, based ...

Bat virus receptor studies vital to predict spillover risk

New research shows that the closest bat virus relatives of the human Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus efficiently bind to bat ACE2 receptors as an entry point into these cells. These receptors have some ...

Researchers discover new plant immune pathway based on G protein

Plant cell-surface localized immune receptors recognize conserved microbial features to perceive pathogen invasion and activate plant immunity. Heterotrimeric G proteins, which are composed of α, β and γ subunits, are ...

'Love hormone' is revealed to have heart healing properties

The neurohormone oxytocin is well-known for promoting social bonds and generating pleasurable feelings, for example from art, exercise, or sex. But the hormone has many other functions, such as the regulation of lactation ...

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