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Artificial intelligence models to analyze cancer images take shortcuts that introduce bias

A new study led by researchers from the University of Chicago shows that deep learning models trained on large sets of cancer genetic and tissue histology data can easily identify the institution that submitted the images.
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Existing drug may be effective in treating COVID-19

A new University of Chicago study has found that the drug masitinib may be effective in treating COVID-19.
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Term limits emerge as popular proposal at latest meeting of court-reform commission

The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court reconvened on Tuesday to hear from a new set of experts on various ideas for Supreme Court reform. Like the last meeting, various legal experts testified and answered questions from commissioners in a series of panels spread throughout the day. President Joe Biden appointed the 36-member commission to write a report on various court-reform options. The key topics included the confirmation process, term limits, transparency and disclosure, expandi...
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Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever!’

By MARCIA DUNN VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space. “Best day ever!” Bezos said when the capsule touched down on the desert floor in r...
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Existing drug is shown to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 virus

A new University of Chicago study has found that the drug masitinib may be effective in treating COVID-19.
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Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever’

By MARCIA DUNN VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space. “Best day ever!” Bezos said when the capsule touched down on the desert floor at t...
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Illinois becomes the first state to bar police from lying to minors in interrogations

Governor of Illinois Jay Robert Pritzker attends a science initiative event at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Illinois became the first state to bar police from lying to underage offenders during interrogations. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law, including three other bills aimed at criminal justice reform. The legislation builds upon previous reforms spearheaded by former President Obama when he served as an Illinoi...
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65 free online courses from the best US colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and more

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Coursera, edX, and FutureLearn let you take classes from top colleges for free. Paid options grant access to certificates of completion, feedback, and even final grades. Course topics vary widely, from business and programming to writing and medicine. Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking of the top universities in the country. The schools included in the ranking...
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More Cellphone Data Use Is Negatively Affecting Wi-Fi Performance, Study Finds

An anonymous reader shares the findings of a new study from the University of Chicago. From a report: If service becomes slow when you're trying to send a quick email on your smartphone, you might scroll through your network options and discover how many Wi-Fi networks there are. In fact, this plethora of options is itself the problem. These networks are in competition with one another, limiting the speed at which each can operate. University of Chicago researchers have demonstrated how this inc...
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What the Research Shows on What Employees Want When They Return to the Office

Many leaders feel confident that they know what employees want in returning to the office. Unfortunately, it’s too easy to make false assumptions about the desires of others due to a dangerous judgment error termed the false consensus effect. This problematic mental blindspot causes us to perceive others who we feel to be in our team as sharing our beliefs. That’s often not the case. The false consensus effect is one of over 100 misleading mental patterns that researchers in behavioral economics...
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Study: In college, quarters are better than semesters

American universities often use semester calendars, but many still use the quarter system.Students at schools that switched to semesters from quarters got lower grades and took longer to graduate.The higher number of concurrent classes may be the cause of students' woes.An academic debate — "Are semesters or quarters better for college students?" — may finally have a definitive answer. A new study soon to be published in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy suggests that the semester syste...
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Why former Alibaba scientist wants to back founders outside the Ivory Tower

Min Wanli had a career path much coveted by those pursuing a career in computer science. A prodigy, Min was accepted to a top research university in China at the age of 14. He subsequently obtained Ph.D. degrees in physics and statistics from the University of Chicago before spending nearly a combined decade at IBM and Google. Like many young, aspiring Chinese scientists working in the United States, Min returned to China when the country’s internet boom was underway in the early 2010s. He joine...
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After Billionaire Abuse of Retirement Accounts, US Considers New Regulations

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said last week "he is revisiting proposed legislation that would crack down on the giant tax-free retirement accounts amassed by the ultrawealthy," reports ProPublica, "after a ProPublica story exposed that billionaires were shielding fortunes inside them." Earlier ProPublica had reported that PayPal founder Peter Thiel turned his retirement account "into a $5 billion tax-free piggy bank." Wyden said ProPublica's stories have shifted the debate...
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Recidivism: breaking the cycle from father to son

The average incarcerated person will return to prison seven times. A child with an incarcerated parent is six times likelier to become incarcerated.To break the recidivism cycle, our program provides resources that address mental health and addiction issues and teach life skills.Participants in our program have a 44 percent lower reincarceration rate. On Father's Day, when you heard the ancient proverb, "Like father, like son," you likely assumed it was a compliment that the son has taken afte...
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Harvard-Westlake’s Phillip Otero named Daily News boys tennis Player of the Year

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Phillip Otero, Harvard-Westlake, Sr. Phillip Otero finished his high school tennis career the best way possible, a champion. Harvard-Westlake won the 2021 CIF Southern Section Open Division crown before claiming the CIF State SoCal Regional title a week later with Otero leading the way. The experienced senior didn’t want to let his second consecutive trip to the CIF Open Division go to...
Tags: Sports, Sport, University, Soccer, University Of Chicago, High School Sports, Woodbridge, Wolverines, San Fernando Valley, Otero, Harvard Westlake, High School Tennis, CIF State SoCal Regional, Phillip Otero


Google and Microsoft shut down six-year legal ceasefire as infighting and antitrust scrutiny intensifies

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella agreed to drop a number of lawsuits since the pact was signed in 2015. Getty Images Google and Microsoft have brought a long-running non-aggression pact to an end. Tensions between the tech giants have spilled into public view over the past few years. Hostilities resume just as regulators the world over mull how best to tackle tech monopolies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google and Microsoft have brought their...
Tags: Google, Technology, Microsoft, Australia, Satya Nadella, Trends, Bloomberg, Antitrust, University Of Chicago, Scott Morrison, Bing, Sundar Pichai, Omidyar Network, Brad Smith, Nadella, Facebooks


Advanced X-ray technology provides a viable pipeline for multiscale whole brain imaging

Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have leveraged existing advanced X-ray microscopy techniques to bridge the gap between MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and electron microscopy imaging, providing a viable pipeline for multiscale whole brain imaging within the same brain.
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Mouse brain imaged from the microscopic to the macroscopic level

Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have leveraged existing advanced X-ray microscopy techniques to bridge the gap between MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and electron microscopy imaging, providing a viable pipeline for multiscale whole brain imaging within the same brain.
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Here Are Some Of The People Missing In The Florida Condo Collapse

One of the missing is a University of Chicago student in town to attend the funeral of a friend who died of COVID-19.
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How to get into 6 of the best law schools in the US, according to consultants, admissions officers, and students

Applicants should have a clear vision on why they want to be a lawyer and be able to communicate that. eyecrave/Getty Images Yale, Columbia, UChicago, and Harvard are some of the most prestigious law schools in the world. Each school values high test scores, letters of recommendation, and an honest personal statement. Insider regularly interviews experts on how to get into your ideal law program. You can read it all by subscribing to Insider. Attending law school is time-consuming and expe...
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"Laughing gas" may offer quick, long-lasting relief from depression

Standard antidepressant medications don't work for many people who need them. With ketamine showing potential as an antidepressant, researchers investigate another anesthetic: nitrous oxide, commonly called "laughing gas."Researchers observe that just a light mixture of nitrous oxide for an hour alleviates depression symptoms for two weeks.The usual antidepressants don't work for everyone. That's what makes a new study of the antidepressant properties of nitrous oxide so intriguing. It looks li...
Tags: Medicine, Depression, Medical Research, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Health Care, Ketamine, Laughing Gas, Conway, Washington University St Louis, Charles Conway, NAGELE, Peter Nagele, Science Translational Medicine Resistance


Doctors, student help establish way to prioritize surgeries during COVID-19

The health network experts implemented the medically necessary time sensitive (MeNTS) surgical scoring system developed by the University of Chicago to triage the case load across the health system, the largest in New Jersey. The results are published now in The American Journal of Surgery, and the lead author is a medical student at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.
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For the first time, researchers visualize metabolic process at the single-cell level

Researchers at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Biological Sciences Division have developed a combined imaging and machine learning technique that can, for the first time, measure a metabolic process at both the cellular and sub-cellular levels.
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The 10 best bird feeders in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky There are a variety of bird feeder designs for attracting different species of birds to your yard. We consulted experts from the Audubon Society and Project FeederWatch for this guide. These are the 10 best bird feeders, including hopper, tube, suet, and hummingbird feeders. This article was medically reviewed by Ericka Wade, DVM, a veterinarian at Burke County Animal Hospital...
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UChicago scientists identify properties that allow proteins to strengthen under pressure

A research team at the University of Chicago is now exploring the properties of a material found in cells which allows cells to remember and respond to environmental pressure. In a paper published on May 14, 2021 in Soft Matter, they teased out secrets for how it works--and how it could someday form the basis for making useful materials.
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Treatment-resistant depression relieved by laughing gas

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Chicago have found that a single, one-hour treatment involving the inhalation of a mixture of oxygen and the anesthetic drug nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, can improve symptoms of depression in people resistant to treatment.
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How a 14-year-old picked up a piece of fossil almost 20 years ago and jumpstarted the beginning of dinosaur discovery in Australia

Dr. Scott Hocknull and Robyn Mackenzie pose with a 3D reconstruction and the humerus bone of "Cooper," a new species of dinosaur discovered in Queensland and recognized as the largest ever found in Australia. Eromanga Natural History Museum/Handout via REUTERS One of the 15 largest dinosaurs in the world was discovered in Australia. The discovery comes less than 20 years since the country first began finding dinosaur fossils. Australia was believed to not have any before a 14-year-old fo...
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All-in-one Fetal Care Center set to open at CHOC in Orange

The Fetal Care Center of Southern California, based at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, is set to open its doors on Wednesday, June 16, offering expectant moms whose babies will be born with birth defects the kind of comprehensive care in one place, and during a single visit, that is hard to find in the region. The outpatient center is a partnership between UCI Health and CHOC, located in calming office space on the sixth floor of CHOC’s Commerce Tower building on Main Street in Orange, acros...
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Laughing gas is promising treatment for depression, according to new study

Nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas, aka whippets, is a promising treatment for depression, according to researchers from University of Chicago anaesthetist Peter Nagele and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine. Interestingly, the nitrous oxide affects the brain in a similar way as Ketamine, another dissociative psychedelic which is also now used to treat severe depression. — Read the rest
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Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from Gizmodo: A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported improvements in their depression symptoms afterward. It also found that people felt similar improvements with a smaller dose as they did with a larger one, but experienced substantially fewer side effects. Nitrous oxide (NO) is a colorless, non-flamm...
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