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An intelligent digital assistant will lead to smarter programming

16 October, 2017 - Linnéuniversitetet

IBM’s Watson and Apple’s Siri are two examples of computing systems that help us analyse information and find answers. Scientists at Linnaeus University have developed a system that similarly helps programmers create program code that better utilizes the resources of today’s computers and mobiles. Modern IT gadgets – computers, tablets, mobile phones – consist of […]

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Patients’ expectations influence the effectiveness of SSRI antidepressants

3 October, 2017 - Uppsala universitet

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety but their superiority over placebo has been questioned, generating considerable debate among researchers and clinicians. In a new study, Uppsala University researchers show that the way in which the treatment is described to the patient can be as important as the treatment itself.

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Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests

28 September, 2017 - Uppsala universitet

​A genomic analysis of ancient human remains from KwaZulu-Natal revealed that southern Africa has an important role to play in writing the history of humankind. A research team from Uppsala University, Sweden, the Universities of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand, South Africa, presents their results in the September 28th early online issue of Science.

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How molecular scissors cut in the right place

28 September, 2017 - Uppsala universitet

A research group at Uppsala University has found out how CRISPR-Cas9 — also known as ‘molecular scissors’ — can search the genome for a specific DNA sequence. The new research findings show how Cas9 can be improved to make the molecular scissors faster and more reliable. The study is being published in Science.

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