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How and Why You Should Learn Speed Reading
Do you wish you could get more reading done everyday? Of course you do! Whether it’s reading more novels or keeping up with industry blogs, just imagine what it would be like if you could read 2, 3, or even 4 times faster than you do now. The reality is you can do it… and it’s much easier than you think! My name is Ryan Whiteside and I’m a personal development junkie. I’ve read (literally) hundreds of personal development books over the past five years. One of those books that I gained incredible value from was called Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump. Before that book I had never ta...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 14, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Ryan Whiteside Tags: career reading time management how to be more productive how to be productive productivity tips self growth self improvement speed reading success Source Type: blogs
Transradial Training in the Northwest
Swedish Medical Center and the Seattle Science Foundation are teaming up once again to provide training in the transradial (or wrist) approach for interventional cardiologists. Titled "The Transradial Approach: A Case-based and Hands-on Training Course," this two-day course runs from March 1-2, 2013. The faculty consists of cardiology chief Dr. Peter J. Casterella and the staff at Swedish Medical Center, along with Dr. Sunil V. Rao from Duke.
Source: Burts Stent Blog : The Voice in the Ear - January 14, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Quick Weight Loss Exercises; Sculpting Sexy Legs: Ask The Trainer
Time for a new workout? Our trainers have tips! We've got some very cool stuff in this next edition of "Ask the Personal Trainer." For one, we have a new panelist, Adria Ali! And Dave put together a couple of great custom videos explaining exactly how to do the quick but challenging workouts he talks about. And as usual, Taylor delivers sound advice you can relate to. You may notice some common themes among the responses, which is heartening, don't you think? I personally hate it when experts come to opposite conclusions and you have no idea what in hell you're supposed to do next. But the specifics from wise panelists ...
Source: Cranky Fitness - January 14, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs
"The end of history illusion" illusion
An intriguing study was published in Science recently with the eye-catching title "The End of History Illusion". It spawned plentiful uncritical media coverage, including the You Won't Stay The Same article in the NYT, and already the effect has its own Wikipedia entry. But does it really exist or has hype and stylish presentation generated an illusory illusion? Jordi Quoidbach, Dan Gilbert and Timothy Wilson claimed to have shown that people of all ages underestimate how much their personalities, preferences and values will change in the future. Ideally the psychologists would have asked people to predict the amount they...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - January 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
10 things you can do to REALLY support #OpenAccess #PDFTribute
I wrote a post earlier today in relation to the #PDFTribute movement: Ten simple ways to share PDFs of your papers #PDFtribute. I wrote it largely to give people an outlet and information and ideas about how to better share PDFs of their academic work. I think the more people share the better. However, I also got shit from my brother Michael - co founder of PLoS on Twitter about how this is partly a "feel good" action. I do think he underestimates the surge of anger over the death of Aaron Swartz and the momentum right now in the semi-civil disobedience being seen in the #PDFTribute movement. &...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 14, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Does taking supplements help IVF patients ?
Practically all women doing IVF are taking supplements of one sort or another ! These are supposed to improve egg yield, egg quality and embryo implantation , thus helping to improve IVF pregnancy rates. I have come across women who take over 10 different supplements daily – and I wonder how they manage to swallow so many different tablets, syrups and capsules in a day ! On second thoughts thought, it is not surprising , because the craving for a baby can make a woman move heaven and earth; which means taking umpteen supplements is not such a difficult task to accomplish. I have heard the following qu...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - January 13, 2013 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Tags: Food and Drug Administration Vitamin B In vitro fertilisation Aspirin Polycystic ovary syndrome Vitamin C Antioxidant Vitamin D Source Type: blogs
A Ramp for Nat: Job Coaching for ASD & the Intellectually Disabled
I received this internship posting today, and I was reminded of what my grandma used to say about my brief visits to her down in Florida: “It’s only a crumb, but I’ll take it.” First of all, let me say that the Lurie Center, who offers this posting, is an excellent, forward-thinking bastion of autism knowledge, compassion, support, training, and all the things we families with ASD look for. But the fact of this offering got me thinking about portions and crumbs, and having a seat at the table. JOB INTERNSHIP PROGRAM for young adults ages 18-30 on the AUTISM SPECTRUM offered at the Massachusett...
Source: Susan's Blog - January 13, 2013 Category: Autism Authors: Susan Senator Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Bad Habits – The Black Ops Of Your Brain
Firstly, if you still haven’t grabbed your free copy of 70 Amazing Facts About Your Brain yet, and by free I mean I don’t even require your e-mail details, you’re running out of time. As from the 16th January 2013 the book will no longer be free and the only way you can get a copy is either to sign up for my newsletter (well worth doing by the way!) and waiting 4 weeks or buying it on Amazon. ————————— If you haven’t read my post Bad Habits: Why Are They Difficult to Break? go and do so now. Unless you understand what a habit is and why ingrained habits are tric...
Source: Life Coach Blog: The Discomfort Zone : - January 13, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Life Coaching bad habits Hypnotherapy meditation NLP & Hypnotherapy Source Type: blogs
TWiV 215: Illuminating rabies and unwrapping a SARI
On episode #215 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Kathy review the finding that rabies virus infection alters but does not kill neurons, and provide an update on the novel coronavirus in the Middle East. You can find TWiV #215 at www.twiv.tv.
Source: virology blog - January 13, 2013 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology coronavirus EMC genome Middle East neuron rabid rabies receptor SARI SARS tropism viral Source Type: blogs
Medical journals are shifting from science to politics
Medical journals aren’t what they used to be. Just ten short years ago, medical journals were places to report scientific study, interesting cases or clinical updates and reviews. They were, for the most part, about science and discovery.Now, there is a dramatic shift of scientific content in our journals to politics and policy.Continue reading ... Follow KevinMD.com on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 13, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Primary care Specialist Source Type: blogs
Beauty Science Game – January 13
It’s time for another Beauty Science Game! Four of these beauty science stories are false. If you can guess the one that’s true, you win! (You don’t win anything but gosh it’s so much fun to play! ) Leave a comment with your guess! I’ll post the answer tomorrow. Experiments show that prolonged application of moisturizer to wet, pruney skin actually makes wrinkles worse. Most people want to grow more hair. But an Iranian man has a rare condition which causes hair in an unwanted place – his eyeball! Japan-based Shiseido has developed a new hand lotion that changes color when you come i...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - January 13, 2013 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs
Ten simple ways to share PDFs of your papers #PDFtribute
There is a spreading surge of PDF sharing going on in relation to a tribute to Aaron Swartz who died a few days ago. For more on Aaron and tributes to him see the collection I am making here: The Tree of Life: RIP: Aaron Swartz. For more on the PDF sharing see this CNET story for example: Researchers honor Swartz's memory with PDF protest and http://pdftribute.net. I should say, sharing your PDFs is not necessarily clearly not enough (the license on the PDF may affect what people can do with them if they feel constrained to follow the law). It is also critical to think about...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 13, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 14th 2013
Discussion - Latest Headlines from Fight Aging! - Endurance Training Associated With Longer Telomeres - Unpublished Reader's Digest Interview on Aging and Longevity - Fat Tissue Knockout of Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A is Beneficial, and May Extend Life in Mice - Regenerating Hair Cells to Restore Hearing - Identifying a Mechanism for Nematode Longevity via Bifidobacteria in the Diet - Towards Therapies for Regeneration of Dental Pulp - News from the...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 13, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Let's Take our Hearts to San Francisco for ACC.13
San Francisco is an eclectic city with a rich history that is known for some of the most forward-thinking technology development in the country. In March, thousands of ACC members and colleagues will come together in San Francisco for our 62nd Annual Scientific Session (ACC.13). With this year’s theme: Discovery to Delivery, we'll be seeking to learn, explore, enjoy, and make a more lasting mark on the world through improving cardiovascular health. In this month’s President Page published in JACC I dive into the reasons why ACC.13 offers something for everyone – with 16 learning pathways with topic...
Source: ACC in Touch Blog - January 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Administrator Tags: Science Source Type: blogs
Bodybuilding Competitions 2004
The objective is to pick a contest 10 - 12 months in the bodybuilding competitions 2004 of muscle building alternatives.Arnold Schwarzenegger came into the bodybuilding competitions 2004 a more extreme perspective, I will use this example. Some bodybuilders come to me and say I am training my legs as hard as can but I am training my legs as hard as can but I am training my legs as hard as can but I am not puking from sets. Can you show me how to train and eat with less precision, and still reap fantastic muscle development. However, natural bodybuilding training with contemporary health and quality of life. It was all an a...
Source: Cosmic Watercooler - January 12, 2013 Category: Nurses Tags: 2004 Competitions Bodybuilding Source Type: blogs
USA Today Publishes Harmful Prejudice, Misinformation About People with Mental Health Concerns
USA Today on Thursday published an editorial hopefully entitled, Editorial: Fix broken mental health system. Which would be fine as a stand-alone piece advocating more money, focus and resources for our nation’s patchwork system of mental health and recovery care. Instead, they — like many well-meaning but apparently brain-dead newspapers — tie the need to fix our mental health care system — something others have been advocating for for decades — to recent headline-news grabbing acts of atrocious violence. Only buried in this hypocritical, two-faced gutter-piece editorial do you find the trut...
Source: World of Psychology - January 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, PsyD Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Minding the Media Policy and Advocacy Treatment Violence and Aggression Acts Of Violence Deaths Editorial Fraction Gun Violence Gutter Headline News Health Care System Health Mental Horrific Source Type: blogs
RIP: Aaron Swartz (collection of news stories, articles, etc)
Aaron Swartz from the AWL Compiling links to stories, posts, information about Aaron Swartz and his untimely death. RIP Aaron. About Aaron Aaron Swartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Aaron Swartz Raw Thought: Aaron Swartz's Weblog Aaron Swartz (aaronsw) on Twitter Tribute Tumbl News and Posts about his death NY Times Internet Activist, a Creator of RSS, Is Dead at 26, Apparently a Suicide Wired Threat Level: Aaron Swartz, Coder and Activist, Dead at 26 | Threat Level | Wired ... CNN: Internet prodigy, activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide Chicago Tribune: Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz dies ...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 12, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Synesthesia is a rare perceptual phenomenon in which the stimulation of one sensory modality, or exposure to one type of stimulus, leads to a sensory (or cognitive) experience in a different, non-stimulated modality. For instance, some synesthetes have colored hearing while others might taste shapes.GRAPHEME-COLOR SYNESTHESIA is the condition in which individual printed letters are perceived in a specific, constant color. This occurs involuntarily and in the absence of colored font. It is the most common and widely-studied of all types of synesthesia (Mattingley, 2009). Many studies have suggested that the phenomenon ...
Source: The Neurocritic - January 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs
Akin Redux: Rape and Pregnancy
A new brouhaha over Todd Akin's campaign-sinking comment on rape and pregnancy has erupted. From Talking Points Memo via newly-minted Chicago journalist, Jessica Reynolds: Rep. Phil Gingrey, an ob-gyn and chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus, explained to the audience at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday in Smyrna, Ga., that Akin wasn’t far off on the science when he said rape victims rarely get pregnant because their bodies have “ways of shutting that whole thing down.” “I’ve delivered...
Source: Dr. X's Free Associations - January 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: DrX Tags: Front Page Source Type: blogs
Regulate medical research so that it can help patients
Recently, my middle school daughter has been learning about the use of the scientific method in science class. In her school laboratory, she and the other sixth graders learn how to ask a question, perform background research, formulate a hypothesis, design and execute an experiment to test the hypothesis, and ultimately synthesize conclusions. She is being taught to accurately record and interpret data; the concept of manipulating data to suit one’s own needs is not even a plausible option for her and her classmates. In the Wall Street Journal, many of us read about the unethical and sloppy science conducted by ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 11, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Heart Source Type: blogs
The Rest of the Story Listed Among Top 25 Public Health Blogs of 2012
The web site MPH Online has listed the Rest of the Story as one of the top 25 public health blogs of 2012.I am grateful to my loyal readers for helping to make the blog a success. When I started this in 2005, I would never have guessed that after 7 years and 2,034 posts, it would still be going.For those who may be interested, here are links to the other public health blogs listed, which are well worth visiting:Behavioral Science in the 21st CenturyBetter Health for AllBrett KellerEconomist’s LensEnviroblog[EpiAnalysis]GlobalHealthPolicy.netGlobal Health Policyhaba na habaHealth Communication ResearchHumanosphereImprovin...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - January 11, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Shake it like a Polaroid picture
Hilarious round up of the #overlyhonestmethods hashtag meme on twitter from Mark Lorch: “It all started with a neuropharmacologist researcher and blogger called Leigh when she tweeted "incubation lasted three days because this is how long the undergrad forgot the experiment in the fridge #overlyhonestmethods". It didn’t take long for the hashtag to go viral. More tweets along similar lines followed including "…the chemicals were combined & stirred by hand for 2 hours by our project students as they were getting on our nerves" from @Simonleighuk, "The experiment was left for the pr...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - January 11, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science Source Type: blogs
Badomics word of the year? Nutrimetabonomics
So I guess a thank you is owed to Joseph McPhee for this tweet: @phylogenomics more bad omics - bit.ly/WxLdr1 — Joseph McPhee (@JoeBMcPhee) January 11, 2013 The link in the tweet is to this paper. Nutrimetabonomics: Applications for Nutritional Sciences, with Specific Reference to Gut Microbial Interactions - Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, 4(1): Wow. Nutrimetabonomics. In a paper. And amazingly they had a conference on this too. 11th-13th April 2012- First Nutrimetabonomics Workshop to consider ... I do not even know what to say. This is NOT a good omics word. It is d...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 11, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Come all ye Citizen Microbiologists - to Denver 5/19 for ASM Meeting - abstracts due 1/15
This is going to rock. Citizen microbiology - highlighted at the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting in Denver in May. The details on the session are below. Sunday May 19 at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Denver. If you are interested in attending Register here. If you work on some aspect of Citizen Microbiology please consider submitting an abstract for a talk or poster. The deadline is January 15. We will highlight ALL accepted abstracts in some way both during the session and in blogs, tweets, interviews, etc. So please consider partic...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 11, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Deuterium and Lifespan in Flies
Every few years research on the effects of deuterium on life span in lower animals surfaces, by way of exposing them to heavy water, D2O rather than H2O. The presence of deuterium rather than hydrogen results in an uptake of deuterium atoms into biological molecules, subtly and slightly changing their behavior. Too much of that and you fall over dead - the mechanisms of life do not have a high tolerance for such tinkering, and heavy water is effectively toxic. At lower levels, however, species such as flies and nematodes live longer as a result of exposure to deuterium. A few articles and papers were published back in 2007...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 11, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
My library is already an open access publisher! Is yours?
Given the current three infrastructure crises in science, the readily available funds for mitigating these crises currently draining into the pockets of corporate CEOs and their shareholders, and that all the know-how required for such mitigation already is present in libraries, I have repeatedly suggested that libraries are a rational place to sustainably archive and make accessible the three intellectual products of scholarly work today: software, data and publications. Slowly, others are chiming in and even the first peer-reviewed publications appear, suggesting the same solution to these pressing problems.So you can im...
Source: bjoern.brembs.net - a neuroscientist's blog : RSS feed of bjoern.brembs.net - January 10, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: bjoern Tags: science politics Source Type: blogs
Funding Opportunities Roundup
Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment (Cycle III) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Grants to organizations that help families with children enroll in health coverage opportunities, including Medicaid, CHIP, and insurance affordability programs. Deadline: February 21, 2013 For more information: http://bit.ly/UZGOjO Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/National Institutes of Health - This Program Announcement invites applications to develop research on health literacy in general areas that include, but are not limited to, the following...
Source: BHIC - January 10, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Monica Rogers Tags: Scholarships and Grants Source Type: blogs
Obama’s Stimulus: A Bit of Pork, a Lot of Opportunism
Tad DeHaven A study [$] published in the winter edition of Political Science Quarterly considers two possible reasons for why the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) failed to sprinkle Uncle Sam’s magic dust onto those areas of the country that were being hardest hit by the recession. Was it because well-positioned politicians were successful in delivering the pork? Or was it because the recession created a “window of opportunity” for politicians to quickly spend a bunch of additional money on pet causes, which had the effect of benefitting certain areas of the country? I’m going t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 10, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Tad DeHaven Source Type: blogs
The future of science publishing from 1996
Floating by in the Twitter stream, this from @leonidkruglyak. It leads to a light-hearted opinion(ated) piece by Sydney Brenner in Current Biology, 1996. In 1996, you may recall, the Web was just a few years old. Amusingly (sadly?), it seems that Brenner predicted many of the topics in science publishing that we’re still discussing in 2013. It’s just that he thought they would be implemented in no time at all. For example, open refereeing: It is incidents such as this that have led me to question whether the anonymity of referees needs to be guarded so closely Self-publishing/archiving and post-publication p...
Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate - January 10, 2013 Category: Bioinformaticians Authors: nsaunders Tags: publications altmetrics history publishing sydney brenner www Source Type: blogs
Another Lower Climate Sensitivity Estimate
Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels Global Science Report is a weekly feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader and more technical perspectives, consult our monthly “Current Wisdom.” As the earth’s climate sensitivity is perhaps the key factor in what climate lies ahead, we’ll often report on scientific findings that enhance our understanding of this important parameter. Recall from our previous discussion, that the earth’s “climate sensitivity” is the amount tha...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 10, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels Source Type: blogs
New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines From The American Cancer Society: What You Should Know
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in this country. In 2012, the American Cancer Society estimates that there were about 226,000 people newly diganosed with lung cancer, and 160,000 deaths. If there is good news here-and unfortunately there isn't much good news when it comes to lung cancer-it is that deaths from this dreaded disease have been declining in men and women, since fewer people are smoking. But there is much we have to do to improve this picture. That's one of the reasons the American Cancer Society is releasing new guidelines on screening for lung cancer. After carefully reviewing the availa...
Source: Dr. Len's Cancer Blog - January 10, 2013 Category: Cancer Authors: Dr. Len Tags: Cancer Care Early detection Lung Cancer Prevention Screening Tobacco Treatment Source Type: blogs
New Year, New ePharma
IIR's ePharma Summit is the longest running, largest and most respected marketing event for the life science industry. Year after year, we bring you new content, new speakers and new networking opportunities to inspire you, but also make sure you have the tactical information that you need to move your brand forward. For 2013, we’re bringing you a bigger and better ePharma Summit experience, with: More insight from doctors, health plans and an ACO to ensure you’re successful in the era of healthcare reform More global content with presenters from Asia, Europe and Canada An advisory board consisting of more than 60% n...
Source: ePharma Summit - January 10, 2013 Category: Medical Marketing and PR Tags: pharma marketing ePharma Source Type: blogs
We Underestimate Our Changes: The End of History Illusion
It’s like déjà vu all over again. ~Yogi Berra Yep. That’s me in my fabulous Nehru tux getting ready for my prom date. I was about as spiffy then as spiffy could be. The tux was rented, but I had my regular Nehrus in the closet. They were next to my bell-bottoms, tie-dyes and 8-tracks. What happened? The Nehru went out of style around 11:55 p.m. the night of the prom and I had to hang on to my bell-bottoms and tie-dyes for about 30 years for them to come back around into fashion. The 8-tracks? They gave way to those newfangled cassettes. How could I have been so wrong about the future of Nehrus and 8-tracks? Actually,...
Source: World of Psychology - January 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. Tags: General Happiness Memory and Perception Proof Positive Psychology Research Bad News Bell Bottoms Convictions Friend Kevin Illusion Nehru Neru New York Times Night Of The Prom Osborn Pals For Life Perm Plateau Portable Source Type: blogs
Dicarbonyl didact – NMR spectroscopy has been used to investigate dicarbonyl sugars formed inside the human body from the natural breakdown of the simple sugar, glucose. The implications for understanding the link with diabetes are discussed. Biochemist Anthony Serianni and postdoctoral research associate, Wenhui Zhang,of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA, are providing important new clues as to the nature of diabetes that one day might lead to novel treatments. Serianni explains that the biological compounds known as dicarbonyl sugars are produced inside the human body from the natural breakdown of the ba...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - January 10, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science lines spectral Source Type: blogs
MSL Society Conference & Gala
The MSL Society Conference and Gala brings together top pharmaceutical industry executives, seasoned medical science liaisons, and those interested in pursuing the MSL role and provide a forum for networking and discussion. MSL Society Conference & Gala April 1-3, 2013 Hyatt at the Bellevue Philadelphia, PA Some of the speakers include : Dr. Stewart Rosen, VP of Medical Affairs Quintiles Dr. Robert Ang, VP of Medical Affairs Cadence Pharmaceuticals Dr. Elizabeth Kupferer, Director of Medical Affairs Sequenom The conference will feature educational topics related to the Medical Science Liaison and prov...
Source: Non-Clinical Physician Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities - January 10, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Joseph Kim, MD, MPH Source Type: blogs
Storify/Tweet Notes from Noah Fierer's talk at UC Davis
[View the story "Noah Fierer talk at #UCDavis on biogeography of soil microbes" on Storify] Noah Fierer talk at #UCDavis on biogeography of soil microbes Storified by Jonathan Eisen· Thu, Jan 10 2013 22:44:52 At #UCDavis tomorrow: Noah Fierer @NoahFierer on "Exploring Terra Incognita: the biogeography of soil microorganisms" http://shar.es/44O44Jonathan Eisen Reminder - today 4 PM #UCDavis Seminar by Noah Fierer #microbes #microbiomes #biogeography #evolution #soil http://wp.me/ph9ob-RvJonathan Eisen Awaiting talk at #UCDavis by @NoahFierer- starting in a few minutes "Exploring terra incognita -...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 10, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Inactive HIV may provide HIV patients with immune protection — study | SciTech | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/289657/scitech/science/inactive-hiv-may-provide-hiv-patients-with-immune-protection-study Regards, Nelson Sent from my phone so please excuse misspellings and brevity
Source: Nelson Vergel's HIV Blog - January 10, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Nelson Vergel Source Type: blogs
The Science of Productivity, Animated
"Studies have found that the most elite violinists in the world generally follow a 90-minute work regime, with a 15- to 20-minute break afterwards." After their illustrated primer on the science of procrastination, the fine folks of AsapSCIENCE are back with a look at the science of productivity — including studies confirming that willpower is an exhaustible source and habit is the key to everything, and specific, actionable strategies for boosting your own efficiency, like crafting a good daily routine and keeping a notebook. Shockingly, when we look at some of the most elite musicians in the world, we find that they a...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - January 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
Musical emotion detector
Music recommendation systems have been around for a while, last.fm, Pandora, Spotify, Peter Gabriel’s “The Filter” and more recently they have been extended into the social domain, just like it was in the days before mp3s and Napster when we used to make mix tapes for each other and recommend bands. But, one thing that all of the various systems have in common is that the software doesn’t understand the emotion inherent in the songs (other than in general genre terms). Now, informatics expert Angelina Tzacheva and her colleagues at the University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, hope to remed...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - January 9, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science detector emotion musical Source Type: blogs
Nature: 10 January 2013
This week, memory molecules dethroned, treating numerical deficits with brain stimulation, and helping weather forecasting in the developing world. Plus, the biggest threats you've never heard of.
Source: Nature Podcast - January 9, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: blogs
Will brain training be pre-loaded in your next cell phone?
GreatCall® and Posit Science® Partner to Offer Mobile Brain Exercises on the Jitterbug Cell Phone (press release): “The two games, named “Quick Match” and “Make a Pair,” aim to improve memory and cognitive thinking for GreatCall customers, and come preloaded on all Jitterbug Plus cell phones at no extra cost or monthly service fee. Posit Science’s brain exercises are built on the fact that as we get older, our brains become less efficient at processing information. In fact, research published by the British Medical Journal shows that brain function can start decreasing as early as age 45. “The Jitterbug has...
Source: SharpBrains - January 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Brain-games Brain-Training cell phone Cognitive-Training GreatCall improve cognitive thinking improve-memory Jitterbug Jitterbug Plus Posit-Science Source Type: blogs
Drink More Water
By David Spero Last month I was taken to the emergency room because my blood pressure dropped. It turned out I had gone low because of dehydration. I'm really embarrassed because I hadn't realized how important hydration is. It was scary. I could sit up, but only for about a minute. Then I'd have to lie down again. Couldn't even think about standing (which is hard enough for me on a good day). I was in the ER for about 12 hours getting IV fluids before I was strong enough to go home. Lord knows what it will cost, and all because I didn't drink enough. I didn't know I had a viral infection. They found that on a white blood ...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - January 9, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: David Spero Source Type: blogs
Jeremy Bailenson on Virtual Reality
From Pacific Standard (a brief excerpt from a long, worthwhile article about the work of Jeremy Bailenson): A few years ago, a research psychologist at Stanford University named Jeremy Bailenson effectively proved the soundness of Anderson’s recruitment methods (pdf). A week before the 2004 presidential election, Bailenson asked a bunch of prospective voters to look at photographs of George W. Bush and John Kerry and then give their opinions of the candidates. What the voters didn’t know was that the photographs had been doctored: each voter’s own visage had been subtly morphed together with that of one of the cand...
Source: The Situationist - January 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Situationist Staff Tags: Book Illusions Video Source Type: blogs
Museums Showoff next Thursday — including “Why the very idea of a science museum is just plain silly, but if we’re going to have them they should be less like Harrods and more like a junk yard”
I just read about a great museum initiative in London — the Museums Showoff. You may have heard about Science Showoff — a forum for all kinds of people working with science communication, who meet and share their work in a performance-based way, “and then chew it over with a pint in hand”. It’s very participatory, non-hierachical, and democratic — in other words, very Multitudinous. Museums Showoff is the sister to Science Showoff, using the same basic idea and format “but filling the stage with people who work in, study or are interested in museums, libraries and collections rathe...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - January 9, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Thomas Söderqvist Tags: events museum and knowledge politics museum studies seminars Source Type: blogs
#Badomics word of the day, week and month: the morphome
Well, I have been avoiding the badomics meme for a little bit but cannot help getting back into it for this one. From this paper: BMC Biology | Full text | The songbird syrinx morphome: a three-dimensional, high-resolution, interactive morphological map of the zebra finch vocal organ. Yes, that is right - rolls right off the tongue - the songbird syrinx morphome. The key sentence assigning guilt for this "Here we present an annotated high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) morphological dataset, which we have dubbed a morphome," Note - I love the move for more high throughput, digital morphological data...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 9, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
FDA Updates PDUFA Goals: NDA’s, BLA’s and REMS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave three presentations from the Centers for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The first presentation focused on New Drug Review and a 2012 Update from John K. Jenkins, MD, Director of the Office of New Drugs in CDER. The presentation was given at an FDA/CMS summit. Jenkins first began by addressing how CDER is doing with regards to meeting the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goals for drug approval. He also gave an overview of the trends in new drug approvals, investigational new drug (IND) applications, New Molecular Entity (NME) submissions, and NME app...
Source: Policy and Medicine - January 9, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Identifying a Mechanism for Nematode Longevity via Bifidobacteria in the Diet
One line of longevity science involves linking known ways to extend life in laboratory species with known mechanisms of longevity. In nematode worms, for example, it costs comparatively little to create groups with a range of the various genetic alterations shown to extend life in recent years, and then test strategies with those groups. If a strategy for extending life in nematodes doesn't have much effect on a particular long-lived mutant strain, then it's likely that it works through the same underlying mechanism - though of course it's rarely as cut and dried as that: multiple mechanisms and varying degrees of effect c...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 9, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Safety In Clinical Settings Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hosts a toolkit that includes training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how physicians, nurses and other clinical team members work together. The toolkit builds the capacity to address safety issues by combining clinical best practices and the science of safety. Created for clinicians by clinicians, the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) toolkit is modular and modifiable to meet individual unit needs. Each module includes teaching tools and resources to support change at the unit level. More information about the CUSP Toolkit is avail...
Source: BHIC - January 8, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: General Websites Source Type: blogs