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MRI study involving Oxford researchers finds brain differences in children with language learning difficulties

A child is quiet. He has difficulty reading and writing. He struggles to choose the proper words to express himself. He talks like someone way younger than him. He...

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine: Four Year PhD Scholars Programme

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford is a large, multi-disciplinary department, which aims to...

How can we cure Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects over 10% of people over 65....

Why the human genome still isn’t fully complete

The original Human genome project was started in 1990, and aimed to determine the...

Generation Sharent: Are Hyper-Exposed Children the Price of Social Media Fame?

"While parents' desire to share the lives of their little ones are often borne out of the best intentions, a child’s right to determine the course of their lives on their own terms, on-and-offline, should take precedence."

MRI study involving Oxford researchers finds brain differences in children with language learning difficulties

A child is quiet. He has difficulty reading and writing. He struggles to choose the proper words to express himself. He talks like someone...

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine: Four Year PhD Scholars Programme

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford is a large, multi-disciplinary department, which aims to tackle some of the world’s biggest health challenges by integrating...

How can we cure Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects over 10% of people over 65. The observable symptoms painfully familiar: Difficulty with language, confusion and...

Why the human genome still isn’t fully complete

The original Human genome project was started in 1990, and aimed to determine the entire sequence within 15 years. In 2000, a rough draft...

Generation Sharent: Are Hyper-Exposed Children the Price of Social Media Fame?

"While parents' desire to share the lives of their little ones are often borne out of the best intentions, a child’s right to determine the course of their lives on their own terms, on-and-offline, should take precedence."

Meta-perverse: on the inherent misogyny of the technology and gaming industry

"Despite voicing intent to take action, the victim-blaming of female beta testers in the metaverse only echoes Facebook’s inherent misogyny that, unlike their re-brand, has not been resolved."

Broader system challenges for net-zero energy transition

"Despite the availability of technologies and abundance of resources, the net zero ambition remains far from realisation – this shows that technical restructuring is likely not the main obstacle hindering energy transitions."

Could the pandemic get worse, again? And can we anticipate the future of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or of any organism?

"Fitness landscapes appear everywhere from the social sciences to string theory/cosmology, and is arguably one of the most powerful tools in science to conceive of problems with large spaces."

Pig transplants: the science behind the dilemma

"David Bennett is perhaps a name you’ve heard quite frequently since the last week or so. On the 7th of January 2022, he became the first man in the world to successfully receive a transplant of a pig’s heart."

Humanness in AI: the Turing Test and a technology based on deception

"Without genuine semantic understanding of the language output, AI ethics is particularly difficult to navigate when it comes to chatbot technology."

Could artificial intelligence disrupt our world?

"AI has great potential for human welfare, holding the promise of countless scientific and medical advantages, as well as cheaper high-quality services, but involves a plethora of risks."

Transgender healthcare inequality: The life and death battle for adequate treatment

"It is clear that unacceptably long wait times, costly treatment and poor general care are endangering transgender people who encounter roadblocks to treatment at all stages. The light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, is fueled by the success stories of trans people who have received their treatment or have had positive experiences with medical professionals."

What next for Meta?

Mark Zuckerberg might want to sell us all on the metaverse, but there are far more pressing issues for the social media giant. As yet...

A secret science: What cisgender people don’t know about voice

Exploring this behavioural side of voice is invaluable for uncovering the full variety of expression available to you, regardless of the extent and contexts in which you choose to use it.

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