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Bangladesh has Lower Investment for Education and Health Care

Bangladesh ranks 161st in the world for its investments in education and healthcare as measurements of its commitment to economic growth, according to the first-ever scientific study ranking countries for their levels of human capital. The nation placed just behind Djibouti (ranked 160th) and just ahead of Togo (162nd). The United States ranked 27th, while India placed 158th.

Nanotechnology Use Against Dementia Uncovered

In the human brain, nerve cells – so-called neurons – care for the transmission of electrical signals. They form the functional component responsible for sensations, stimuli and memories. In the presence of dementia, there is an adsorption of proteins outside the neurons, which leads to the death of the neuronal cells. How to prevent the death of neurons is still the subject of scientific research today.

3D Images of Embryo's Neural Tube as it Closes, New Technology

In those precious weeks before a woman even realizes she's pregnant, an embryo will have already developed a neural tube, a hollow structure made of cells which will eventually become the brain and spinal cord.

Now, with $3.2 million from the National Institutes of Health, UH professor of biomedical engineering Kirill Larin will tackle the evolutionary anomaly of why the neural tube closes in most embryos but remains open in others, leading to birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly.

Artificial Intelligence Use in Metastatic Cancer Treatment

A translational research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has harnessed CURATE.AI, a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platform, to treat a patient with advanced cancer, completely halting disease progression. This new development represents a big step forward in personalised medicine.