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October 21, 2014

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10:08 AM | Imparare a non fare cattiva scienza
First Insubria International School In Methodology, Ethics And Integrity In Biomedical Research Esistono molteplici motivazioni di carattere sia generale che contingente che inducono a ritenere che ogni università e istituzione scientifica debba quanto prima farsi carico della responsabilità di prevenire la cattiva condotta scientifica, adottando tutte le misure necessarie a rendersi garante della qualità e della riproducibilità dei risultati dell'attività di […]
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9:29 AM | Biotherapeutics – a new funding scheme for research
Our latest funding scheme focuses on the emerging field of biotherapeutics – smarter cancer treatments based on cells and biological molecules.
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9:13 AM | The Musician Inspired By Mushrooms
Vaclav Halek is inspired by mushrooms. (No, not in the way you’re thinking. ) This Czech composer claims every mushroom has its own unique song, and it just so happens that he has the ability to capture their mycological music. The post The Musician Inspired By Mushrooms appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.
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9:07 AM | Paralyzed man walks again after olfactory cell transplant, thanks to animal research
Today, almost 30 years after Prof. Geoffrey Raisman first identified their potential to repair nerve damage in mice, the BBC reports that olfactory ensheathing cell transplantation has been successfully used to enable Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest … Continue reading →
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9:00 AM | And it's even worse for Big Data.....
Last week we pointed out that the history of technology enabled larger and more extensive and exhaustive enumeration of genomic variation, to apply to understanding the cause of human traits, important diseases or even normal variation like the recent stature paper.We basically noted that even the earlier, cruder methods such as 'linkage' and 'candidate gene' analysis did not differ logically in their approach as much as advocates of mega-studies often allege, but more importantly, all the […]
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9:00 AM | Coppicing: conserving ancient woodland with active management
It is easy to think of woodlands as wild places, but in the UK and Europe, most have been carefully managed for centuries. If you visit an ancient woodland in Europe at this time of year, you may well see … Continue reading →
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8:56 AM | 1-on-1 with a Cardboard Extraordinaire!
Here’s snippets of my exclusive with cardboard sculptor – Bart Ting whom I met at Science Centre Singapore straight after his media interview only last Wed! Me: “Your installations all look massively impressive. Have you produced any miniatures?” Bart: “Yea! I designed a 23-cm F1 car, made from 2 pieces of A4 cardboard. It was… Continue reading »
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8:52 AM | Next week: Join us for Agricultural Communications drinks in London
Now launching a monthly series of meet-ups in London to bring together cross-sectoral communications professionals interested in issues related to agriculture, food security and nutrition. All those working for non-profits, government institutions, private corporations, start-ups, and academia are welcome. Read news from the recent Global Hunger Index launch and find out more details about this […]
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7:40 AM | Postdoctoral Researcher in Skeletal Development, Disease, and Repair
  A postdoctoral research position is available in the Hilton Laboratory within the Duke Orthopaedic Cellular, Developmental, and Genome Laboratories at Duke University School of Medicine. The primary research focus of this position will utilize novel mouse genetic and surgical models to study  skeletal development, disease, and repair/regeneration with a particular emphasis on identifying underlying […]
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7:30 AM | Ebola può colpire in tanti modi diversi
L’infermiera spagnola colpita dal virus dell’ebola non mostra più segni della presenza del virus nel sangue. Sintomi di una parziale ripresa dalla malattia, anche se non si può ancora dire con certezza che la paziente sia del tutto guarita. Al di là dei problemi fisici che ancora affliggono l’infermiera – come una brutta infezione ai polmoni – la donna dovrà ancora rimanere sotto osservazione per controllare l’andamento della […]
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6:57 AM | Trapianto di staminali contro la sindrome di Hurler
Il trapianto di cellule staminali del midollo potrebbe aiutare i pazienti affetti da sindrome di Hurler. È quanto emerge da uno studio dell'Università di Milano Bicocca e dell'Università Sapienza di Roma, che ha dimostrato sui topi come la terapia, se effettuata alla nascita, sia efficace nel prevenire l'insorgenza dei sintomi ossei di questa rara malattia genetica, che in Italia colpisce circa un bambino ogni 175.000. La ricerca, realizzata grazie al finanziamento della […]
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6:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-270
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5:50 AM | Battling Bees Act Out 'Game of Thrones'
Bee brutality is in full display between two species of stingless sugar bee.
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5:18 AM | Invertebrate of the Week #12 – Osmia bicolor: a shell-nesting bee
Acknowledgement: hat tip to Paul Bee (@solitarybee) and John Walters (@JWentomologist) for bringing this insect to my attention. Meet Osmia bicolor, this week’s Invertebrate of the Week.  Unlike the more social […]
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4:18 AM | Biological Soil Crust Science Forum videos and transcripts available
Follow the link to download videos or transcripts. I can't bear to watch a video of myself, so i can't tell you if they're good or not….hope so. Also featured are Drs. Jayne Belnap, Janice Boettinger, Kim Anderson, and Fee Busby. This was an all day event in which panel members answered questions from the public about biocrusts in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The event was meant to summarize the state of knowledge about biocrusts specifically to inform the environmental […]
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3:16 AM | III Ciclo Cine y Medicina (Granada, España)
El curso “III Ciclo de Cine y Medicina”, organizado por el Departamento de Medicina de la Universidad de Granada (UGR) y dirigido por el profesor Blas Gil Extremera, catedrático de Medicina y autor de libros relacionados con los aspectos humanísticos de la Medicina, como “Enfermos Ilustres”, en los que desde la enfermedad se llega a la creación artística, propone un programa en el que se tratarán, desde el punto de vista del […]
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3:13 AM | The science of scrumptious spheres and the future of avant-garde cuisine
Blueberry caviar tops this watermelon dessert.Faux caviar developed by top chef Ferran Adria is an example of experimental avant-garde cuisine using the technique of spherification, where balls of liquid are encased in a delicate gelatinous membrane of seaweed extract. A feast for the eyes is followed by a pleasant sensation as the membrane creates a slight resistance followed by a delightful burst of flavour in your mouth; or so I am lead to believe. I have not yet […]
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1:50 AM | Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Zombies!
Browse this list of images…all of them of real, live, genuine zombified organisms. Just in time for Halloween!
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12:11 AM | Article VII Explained: The Constitution for Dummies...
Article VII Explained: The Constitution for Dummies Series Without 7 you don’t get all the good parts. Lets wrap our heard around ratification of the US Constitution. By: Keith Hughes.

October 20, 2014

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11:22 PM | How to Upload Your Mind, Real Immortality Pt 5 In the final...
How to Upload Your Mind, Real Immortality Pt 5 In the final episode of my Real Immortality series I discuss how scientists are predicting that we’ll soon be able to upload our own brains and transcend our biology. I shot this episode at New York Comic Con and brought some help along, Baby Mystique (aka my daughter). Links to sources. By: Science Friction.
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10:33 PM | 6 Ways Your Body Can Play Tricks On Your Mind New research...
6 Ways Your Body Can Play Tricks On Your Mind New research shows that your body language does much more than just change the way other people see you — it can even change how you see yourself. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as “embodied cognition.” HuffPost Science’s Jacqueline Howard shares six scientific findings that shed light on how you can use your own body to your benefit. By: Talk Nerdy To Me.
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9:43 PM | Schrödinger’s cat: A thought experiment in quantum...
Schrödinger’s cat: A thought experiment in quantum mechanics Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, one of the founders of quantum mechanics, posed this famous question: If you put a cat in a sealed box with a device that has a 50% chance of killing the cat in the next hour, what will be the state of the cat when that time is up? Chad Orzel investigates this thought experiment. View full lesson: […]
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9:04 PM | What Do Whales Taste?
Taste is so important that it's wheedled its way deep into our language. We call...
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8:55 PM | 5 Scary Animals that are Actually Harmless! Just in time for...
5 Scary Animals that are Actually Harmless! Just in time for Halloween! Here are 5 scary-looking animals that are actually quite harmless for humans! By: factXtract.
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8:48 PM | Tracking one hundred students
I am a romantic, I guess. I would like to see universities as places where everyone can thrive regardless of their background. A leveler, if you will, which provides an opportunity for people to improve their lot in life. My current university helped do that: UTPA has been credited with creating a middle class in South Texas.So this graph is important:It shows that American universities are more often than not reinforcing existing class structures instead of minimizing them.It’s also […]
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8:05 PM | Alex Makes SparkFun Firefly Jar! Firefly Jar Kit By: Bite...
Alex Makes SparkFun Firefly Jar! Firefly Jar Kit By: Bite Sci-zed. Audible.com Trial: www.audibletrial.com/BiteScized
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8:00 PM | Poop the Key Ingredient in Bat Species ID Tool
Using DNA in guano, researchers create a non-invasive method to aid in preservation of endangered species.
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7:16 PM | Michio Kaku on the Science of Dreams Michio Kaku describes how...
Michio Kaku on the Science of Dreams Michio Kaku describes how our prefrontal cortex disengages as we dream, thus suppressing the fact-checking component of our consciousness. Dr. Kaku’s latest book is The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (http://goo.gl/G06jvb). Read more at BigThink.com: http://goo.gl/odYmq4 By: Big Think.
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6:45 PM | Systematic fiscal abuse of public universities
Higher education especially the USA's systems of public state universities has been one area where our country truly excelled, and now this educational success story is being denigrated and gradually being killed by a thousand little cuts. Those of us who have worked in higher education over the past 40 years know this so very well. A recent essay expresses TPP's understanding of the situation quite well.  "Emerging evidence from the Delta Cost Project (as well as other studies) has […]
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6:44 PM | What, this is a thing?
A paper that made extravagant weight loss claims for green coffee beans has been retracted. This study had been touted by Dr Oz, of course — no fraud is to ludicrous for him — and rebutted by Scott Gavura, and I’m generally suspicious of any dietary supplement that promises weight loss without reducing calories or…
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