Researchers discover how the brain learns from subconscious stimuli

Researchers uncovered for the first time what happens in animals’ brains when they learn from subconscious, visual stimuli. In time, this knowledge can lead to new treatments for a number of conditions. The study, a collaboration between KU Leuven, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard was published in Neuron. An experienced birdwatcher recognizes many more details […]

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One minute diagnostic found superior to standard tests for P. vivax malaria

Results of a clinical study conducted by researchers in Manaus, Brazil, show that the Gazelle Malaria test outperformed Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and was nearly as accurate as more expensive and time-consuming expert microscopy in detecting Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria. The data was published Friday, March 12 in the Malaria Journal. The double-blind study […]

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Pinduoduo’s founder leaves as his Chinese e-commerce giant grows bigger than ever

Pinduoduo’s founder stepped down suddenly this week, shaking investors who had watched him take the Chinese e-commerce company from nothing to a potential Alibaba competitor in less than a decade. Colin Huang’s decision to resign as chairman wasn’t a complete surprise. The 41-year-old entrepreneur already quit as CEO last summer, and was expected to eventually […]

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