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Unrecapping the Unconference

For those of us whose invitations to Sci Foo were lost in the mail, here's a way to catch up on the "unconference" put on by Nature Publishing Group, Google, and O'Reilly Media earlier this month. Nature has put up a page linking to YouTube videos, blog posts, and other websites relating to the meeting. Videos include Michael Nielsen on open-source science and Victoria Stodden discussing a license for scientific research covering data and publication.

 

The Scan

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.

Machine Learning Improves Diagnostic Accuracy of Breast Cancer MRI, Study Shows

Combining machine learning with radiologists' interpretations further increased the diagnostic accuracy of MRIs for breast cancer, a Science Translational Medicine paper finds.

Genome Damage in Neurons Triggers Alzheimer's-Linked Inflammation

Neurons harboring increased DNA double-strand breaks activate microglia to lead to neuroinflammation like that seen in Alzheimer's disease, a new Science Advances study finds.

Long COVID-19 Susceptibility Clues Contained in Blood Plasma Proteome

A longitudinal study in eBioMedicine found weeks-long blood plasma proteome shifts after SARS-CoV-2 infection, along with proteomic signatures that appeared to coincide with long Covid risk.