BMW Group and Pasqal Expand Collaboration to Apply Quantum Computing to Improve Car Design and Manufacturing
Researchers from Osaka University show that making healthy lifestyle choices relating to diet, exercise, alcohol intake, smoking status, sleep duration, and weight management result in a longer lifespan. The benefits of healthy choices were also seen among older individuals and those with one or more serious chronic health conditions. These findings will help inform the development of healthcare practices and policies that educate patients about the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices.
- Age and Ageing
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
In new research, Arizona State University professor Hao Yan, along with ASU colleagues and international collaborators from University College London describe the design and construction of artificial membrane channels, engineered using short segments of DNA. The DNA constructions behave much in the manner of natural cell channels or pores, offering selective transport of ions, proteins, and other cargo, with enhanced features unavailable in their naturally occurring counterparts.
- Nature Communications
Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new machine-learning (ML) framework that can zero in on which steps of a multistep chemical conversion should be tweaked to improve productivity. The approach could help guide the design of catalysts—chemical “dealmakers” that speed up reactions.
- Catalysis Science & Technology
- DOE/US Department of Energy
A new study in PLOS ONE used machine learning to classify infants as either male or female at 0-24 weeks of age, 24-48 weeks of age and older than 48 weeks based off 14 temperament dimensions. Accuracy rates increased with age, ranging from a low of 38% for age group one, to 57% for age group three.
- PLoS ONE
In a large, retrospective study of U.S. data from 2003 to 2017, death rates for cardiovascular diseases varied among subgroups of Asian people, stagnating in some subgroups and increasing among others. The study’s findings indicate there is an urgent need to identify and implement cardiovascular disease prevention and management strategies tailored to the unique needs of the Asian subgroups that comprise the Asian American population.
- Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
- NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute