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What the octopus and the human brain have in common

What the octopus and the human brain have in common

image: Octopuses have complex “camera” eyes, as seen here in a juvenile animal see After 1 credit Cephalopods like octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are highly intelligent animals with complex nervous systems. In “Science Advances”, a team led by Nikolaus Rajewsky of the Max Delbrück Center has just shown that their evolution is linked to a …

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Colorado option's insurance savings 'hypothetical', think tank says

Colorado option’s insurance savings ‘hypothetical’, think tank says

Much of the health insurance savings touted by the Polis administration is not new or “just hypothetical” because state officials have engaged in behavior that, in fact, contradicts the way consumers take decisions, a Denver-based think tank said in an analysis Thursday. In response, the head of the state insurance agency called the study “misleading.” …

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If Twitter dies, what do we lose?  Testimonials, raw data on human behavior and trolls - The Current

If Twitter dies, what do we lose? Testimonials, raw data on human behavior and trolls – The Current

What is a cybersecurity researcher who builds a system to generate alerts to detect security threats and vulnerabilities, a wildfire watcher who tracks the spread of wildfires, and medical professionals that attempt to predict enrollment in health insurance exchanges have in common? This story also appeared in The Conversation They all rely on Twitter data …

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Doctor slams TikTok's popular and 'damaging' wellness trends: 'There's no human evidence to actually back up what they're saying'

Doctor slams TikTok’s popular and ‘damaging’ wellness trends: ‘There’s no human evidence to actually back up what they’re saying’

The alarming amount of misinformation on TikTok is nothing new. TikTok has no guidelines on who you can identify on the app or any requirement to include information to back up statements, so many uneducated and unqualified people present misinformation as fact to millions. of people on the platform. We know it. But many users …

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Erin Bailey takes part in a virtual alien abduction at 36th and Walnut Streets on Friday. The experience is designed to parallel the sci-fi scenario with medical research on animals.

The PETA Virtual Experiment at Penn equates animal medical research with human testing. Scientists are unsure of the analogy.

On Friday, animal rights activists staged a virtual reality alien abduction on the University of Pennsylvania campus to encourage people to consider lab animal experiments. A virtual reality helmet and earphones immersed the participants in a a first-person perspective centered on a story in which X-Files-style bug-eyed aliens pushed and experimented on captured young couple …

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Dean’s Update: November 11, 2022 | College of Human Medicine

November 11, 2022 – Aron Sousa, MD Flint Public Health Youth Academy members and APHA conference attendees. Friends, Late October and early November are the height of academic conference season, and after a few years of dreadful virtual conferences, the people I’ve seen at meetings are very happy to get together to discuss their work. …

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