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Yes, but the reasons for the neurological effects aren’t so clear. Here’s what we know so far.

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COVID-19 can affect the brain in several ways, but the mechanisms behind these effects are still being discovered (Credit: The University of Arizona)


Apes and humans are extremely similar genetically, so what makes us so different in real life?

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Certain regions of DNA in our brain could be responsible for what distinguishes us from apes (Credit: Penn Today)


Most languages that have ever been spoken are not used anymore, so AI is now being used to help linguists translate these ‘dead’ languages.

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Writing in ancient cuneiform (Picture Credit: Engoo)


Researchers have created genetically modified tomatoes that provide a cheaper way of getting a Parkinson’s disease drug.

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Genetically modified tomatoes that are rich in L-DOPA could make treating Parkinson’s disease cheaper. (Picture Credit: John Innes Centre)


What vaccines are in development for COVID-19, and how effective are vaccines for other viruses?

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A vaccine (Picture Credit: Vanity Fair)

What is a Vaccine?


AI will have a huge carbon footprint, so two students have developed a tool to combat this issue.

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Graphic of AI and climate change (Picture Credit: Research Next)


Researchers have developed computer models that try to predict the image you’re thinking about by monitoring signals from your brain.

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Graphic of how the computer model works (Picture Credit: University of Helsinki)


Researchers have figured out how tiny vesicles revive cells after a heart attack and have shown it on using a human heart-on-chip.

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Heart illustration (Picture Credit: Healthline)


New research shows that artificial intelligence can be used to diagnose COVID-19 in the lungs at an accuracy similar to a physician.

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Software using AI to diagnose COVID-19 pneumonia (Picture Credit: Imaging Technology News)


Researchers at RMIT University have developed electronic artificial skin that mimics the human body’s quick feedback response to pain.

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Concept of electronic skin that can “feel” like human hands (Picture Credit: RMIT University)

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