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Study: Dogs Have Some Understanding of Language

U.S. News

Researchers then conducted functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans on the dogs while their owners stood in front of the machine calling out the name of each object while showing the corresponding toy. The owners also called out meaningless words while displaying random objects. The fMRI results showed increased activation in auditory regions of the dogs' brains to the unassigned words compared to the trained words.


Could a blood test reveal your AGE?

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It can predict a person's age with 84 per cent accuracy, say researchers The machine can guess how old someone is within a 10 year range While most of us know how old we are from our birthday, there are some - like those who are orphaned at a young age - who have no idea when they were born. But now a new technique may make it possible to determine a person's age with a simple blood test.


Your Dog Knows Exactly What You're Saying

National Geographic

The first step was not an easy one: Training dogs to remain absolutely still in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. It took several months for dog trainers to work their magic on 13 pet dogs that live in Hungary, including six border collies, four golden retrievers, one German shepherd, and one Chinese crested.


Could Covid vaccine be taken as a pill?

BBC News

"The game-changer is that you could distribute the [powder] vaccine extremely easily without the cold chain, and it can be administered without the need for healthcare providers," says ISR's founder, Ola Winquist, a professor of immunology at the Karolinska Institute, one of Sweden's leading medical universities.


Covid vaccines: Why a giant plastic bag shortage is slowing the rollout

BBC News

But, Mr Downham says, work also needs to be done to ensure vaccine makers are using their full capacity at all times. For example, if a manufacturer's "fill and finish" services - when vaccines are bottled and packed - are not available, there need to be ways of using other available facilities to ensure manufacturing doesn't slow down or come to a halt.