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Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear

Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear

Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear Small shocks conditioned study subjects to fear one particular virtual scary guy in a dark alley while researchers watched their brain connectivity in an MRI. Credit: LaBar Lab, Duke University Your brain …

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    How AI connects the dots to warn about disease threats

    How AI connects the dots to warn about disease threats 1

    Connecting the dots. Credit: majcot/Shutterstock.com Canadian artificial intelligence firm BlueDot has been in the news in recent weeks for warning about the new coronavirus days ahead of the official alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. The company was able to do this …

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      How immunity ramps up against incoming threats

      How immunity ramps up against incoming threats 2

      A new study has revealed how the gut’s protective mechanisms ramp up significantly with food intake, and at times of the day when mealtimes are anticipated based on regular eating habits.Dr Cyril Seillet and Professor Gabrielle Belz from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, found that eating …

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        Tracing travelers’ typhoid to get an early warning of emerging threats

        Tracing travelers' typhoid to get an early warning of emerging threats 4

        Salmonella typhi. Credit: Wikipedia Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi causes more than 20 million cases of typhoid fever each year, and disproportionately infects children in low and middle income countries. Now, in a paper published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers demonstrate how routine data collected by Public Health England (PHE) …

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