Scientists already know that some drugs boost the growth of new neurons in the brain. Antidepressants, for example, trigger the birth of brain cells in an area involved in learning and memory, which might play a role in the drugs’ ability to fight depression. Now, companies are seeking compounds that are better at enhancing the brain’s ability to grow new cells. This could improve treatments for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as depression.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free
Facebook’s parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
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