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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 […]


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.


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.


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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