Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Anne Trafton
Cambridge, Massachusetts - The human immune system is poised to spring into action at the first sign of a foreign invader, but it often fails to eliminate tumors that arise from the body’s own cells. Cancer biologists hope to harness that untapped power using an approach known as cancer immunotherapy.
- Written by Larry Hardesty
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Most recent advances in artificial intelligence - such as mobile apps that convert speech to text - are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns.
- Written by Karl Bates
Durham, North Carolina - Increasingly, evidence supports the idea that the immune system, which protects our bodies from foreign invaders, plays a part in Alzheimer’s disease. But the exact role of immunity in the disease is still a mystery.
- Written by Jim Scott
Boulder, Colorado - A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The American Psychological Association marked the one-year anniversary of the Boko Haram abductions of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria by calling on Congress to take action to ensure the basic rights of women and girls worldwide to live a life free of persecution and violence.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the KAMRA inlay, a device implanted in the cornea of one eye (the clear, front surface) to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia. It is the first implantable device for correction of near vision in patients who have not had cataract surgery.
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