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Immune system self-organizes to minimize biological cost of pathogenic infections

The adaptive immune system – a subsystem of the overall immune system – comprises specialized cells and processes that eliminate or prevent pathogen growth by using the experience of past infections to prepare its limited repertoire of specialized receptors to protect organisms from future threats. Recently, scientists at CNRS and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris and the University of Pennsylvania developed a general theoretical framework from first principles that allowed them to predict the composition of receptor repertoires optimally adapted to minimize the biological cost of infections from a given pathogenic environment.

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Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.

battletrax2065d ago

Sign me up. I want to have the knowledge of playing a guitar like a rock star. Implanted in my brain. Or better yet 4 years of college transferred to my brain.

b163o12065d ago

I'm with you on the guitar, and I'd like to learn Japanese so I can relocate to Japan... GinJoeKnee lol

annoyedgamer2065d ago

So can I upload the info for my next exam?

gangsta_red2065d ago

Give me full knowledge of the IMDB database. Never again will I be wrong in the "who was that actor in that movie" debate!

FlyingFoxy2065d ago

Pass on that, can't trust the scores on IMDB since everyone has different taste in films

BlackDoomAx2065d ago

I'll wait for the download one. Better have some memories erased. My brain is full, I need more space in it.


Toxic Heavy Metals Maybe Leaking From Your E-Cigarettes

Heavy and toxic metals are leaking from your e-cigarettes into the atmosphere without you even knowing. Read on to know more.

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X-ray inspection in electronics comes of age

X-ray inspection systems for use in the electronics industry have become an important and growing part of the production process.

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