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Science, advocacy, and quackery in nutritional books: an analysis of conflicting advice and purported claims of nutritional best-sellers
Science, advocacy, and quackery in nutritional books: an analysis of conflicting advice and purported claims of nutritional best-sellers
Mar 17, 2020
Nutritional decisions may be important for health, and yet identifying trustworthy sources of advice can be difficult to achieve. Many people turn to books for nutritional advice, making the contents ...
The exposome and health: Where chemistry meets biology
The exposome and health: Where chemistry meets biology
Jan 24, 2020
Despite extensive evidence showing that exposure to specific chemicals can lead to disease, current research approaches and regulatory policies fail to address the chemical complexity of our world. To...
Understanding the Representation Power of Graph Neural Networks in Learning Graph Topology (NeurIPS 2019)
Understanding the Representation Power of Graph Neural Networks in Learning Graph Topology (NeurIPS 2019)
Dec 14, 2019
To deepen our understanding of graph neural networks, we investigate the representation power of Graph Convolutional Networks (GCN) through the looking glass of graph moments, a key property of graph ...
The unmapped chemical complexity of our diet (Nature Food)
The unmapped chemical complexity of our diet (Nature Food)
Dec 09, 2019
Our understanding of how diet affects health is limited to 150 key nutritional components that are tracked and catalogued by the United States Department of Agriculture and other national databases. A...
A Genetic Model of the Connectome (Neuron 2019)
A Genetic Model of the Connectome (Neuron 2019)
Dec 02, 2019
The connectomes of organisms of the same species show remarkable architectural and often local wiring similarity, raising the question: where and how is neuronal connectivity encoded? Here, we start f...
Nature’s reach: narrow work has broad impact (Nature 2019)
Nature’s reach: narrow work has broad impact (Nature 2019)
Nov 07, 2019
Nature 575, 32-34 (2019):
How knowledge informs and alters disciplines is itself an enlightening, and vibrant field. This type of meta research into new findings, insights, conceptual frameworks and techniques is important, among other things, for policymakers who fund research in the hope of
Success in books: predicting book sales before publication
Success in books: predicting book sales before publication
Oct 17, 2019
Reading remains a preferred leisure activity fueling an exceptionally competitive publishing market: among more than three million books published each year, only a tiny fraction are read widely. It i...