Fernando Bergamaschi
YOU CAN SAVE LIVES! SUPPORT BRAZILIAN SNAKES PROJECT! See video. http://www.brazilian-snakes.com/ BRAZILIAN SNAKES Project will be used for the rapid and efficient identification of snakes of Brazilian fauna, as well as provide information on the initial steps to the diagnosis and treatment of accidents involving these animals. Also be used as an...
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Fernando Bergamaschi
VOCÊ PODE SALVAR VIDAS! APOIE O PROJETO COBRAS BRASILEIRAS! Veja o vídeo. http://www.cobrasbrasileiras.com.br/
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Mateusz Koryciński
Neutrino faster than light? When we could expect such a discovery in the field of bioscience?
Mateusz Koryciński
Mateusz Koryciński
Mateusz Koryciński
Mateusz Koryciński
Looking for good Ca-binding site prediction method or server. Any ideas? I need to predict it from sequence.
If it's a known protein, Uniprot may have that feature already in the annotation. http://www.uniprot.org/manual... - Pawel Szczesny
Thanks! I actually found a paper about identying EF-hand domains and I've already got idea what to do. But thanks for the link! It will be helpful. - Mateusz Koryciński
Mickey Kosloff
My paper is *finally* online in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology: "Integrating energy calculations with functional assays to decipher the specificity of G protein–RGS protein interactions" - http://www.nature.com/nsmb...
My paper is *finally* online in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology: "Integrating energy calculations with functional assays to decipher the specificity of G protein–RGS protein interactions"
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Rutger Vos
ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPUTATIONAL PHYLOINFORMATICS TRAINING August 1-11 2011, Kyoto (Application Deadline: May 31, 2011) http://academy.nescent.org/wiki...
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Only ten days left to register! - Rutger Vos
Mateusz Koryciński
What do you use to manage all publications, e-books etc. on your computer? Zotero / CitULike / Mendeley? I'm looking for something with possibility to sync library between two or more computers. I know that both Zotero and Mendeley can do this, but unfortunately they keep permanent copy of library on a server and free space is pretty small.
Jenny
"In theory, the behavior of inbred mice reared and housed under seemingly identical conditions should be as similar as their perfectly matched genes. But, to the frustration of researchers, the rodents don't act like exact copies of each other. Of the possible explanations for such differences, researchers have found evidence for a particularly unexpected one: jumping genes in the brain. Formally known as transposable elements, they are small bits of genetic material that can move around the genome. They have generally been seen as troublemakers; when they jump, they can land in places that cause mutations or otherwise skew the expression of important genes." - Jenny from Bookmarklet
"But some researchers argue that such changes might have a positive side, helping to generate diversity in brain cells. Such diversity might be important in brain development, they think, providing the raw material for building a flexible organ able to react to new environments and situations. And because a transposable element creates a slightly different genome each time it moves, it... more... - Jenny
Mateusz Koryciński
myCarbonQuest
http://www.myCarbonQuest.com ~ Tidbit # 1: We have some cool sample videos for new users to watch, one summing up the history of fossil fuels and a fun spoof about going green.
myCarbonQuest
http://mycarbonquest.com - Here's how it works: 1) Create an account 2) Watch green videos 3) We plant trees and buy carbon offsets in your name......that's it! Follow us @ http://friendfeed.com/mycarbo...
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Mateusz Koryciński
Jenny
Craniata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
"Craniata (sometimes Craniota) is a proposed clade of chordate animals that contains the Myxini (hagfish), Petromyzontida (including lampreys), and Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates)[2][3] as living representatives. As the name suggests, Craniata are animals with a (hard bone or cartilage) skull in Chordata. Craniata as an unranked taxon replaces the former use of Vertebrata (Vertebrata sensu lato). The main difference of the old and new (Vertebrata sensu stricto) interpretation of Vertebrata is that Myxini and sometimes the Petromyzontida (see Systematics and taxonomy, below) are no longer included in Vertebrata. The Myxini lack proper vertebrae, which are characteristic for vertebrates according to the new interpretation, whereas traditionally, and confusingly, they were not (Hickman et al., 2007)." - Jenny from Bookmarklet
NatureServe has "Craniata" listed as the Phylum for vertebrates. Nonononono! - Jenny from Android
That is an outrage! I don't want to be associated with these spineless fuckers. - Eivind
Mateusz Koryciński
Avinash
Dear Science magazine - Why does a review paper have supplemental information? http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi...
Cesar Sanchez
Dr. Rous’s Prize-Winning Chicken: unfashionable research opened the way to great discoveries in human health & biology - http://schaechter.asmblog.org/schaech...
Dr. Rous’s Prize-Winning Chicken: unfashionable research opened the way to great discoveries in human health & biology
"If one were to apply contemporary principles of evaluation to the work of Peyton Rous in his time and without the benefit of hindsight, this work would certainly be assigned a low priority, not fundable, and probably also not publishable in the trendsetting journals that today alone can confer recognition and prestige. Even in 1966, the year of the [Nobel] prize, it was impossible to guess at the full significance of the Rous sarcoma virus for human medicine and biology…The urgent lesson from the Rous experience, then, should be that it is the quality of the science that counts, not its compliance with a fashionable trend and not its perceived future value, which cannot be predicted." Peter K. Vogt (1996. The FASEB Journal 10:1559-1562.) - Cesar Sanchez from Bookmarklet
Great blog post - have used the "central dogma" handrawn diagram from Crick's notebook (with RNA > DNA annotation) in teaching for some years- always good to see students react to science "gods" revising their hypotheses! - Richard Badge from iPhone
Cesar Sanchez
Fwd: A voyage from molecular genetics to microbial ecology -- includes a fish tank and some cartoons - http://twistedbacteria.blogspot.com/2010... (via http://friendfeed.com/twisted...)
Fwd: A voyage from molecular genetics to microbial ecology -- includes a fish tank and some cartoons - http://twistedbacteria.blogspot.com/2010/08/voyage-from-molecular-genetics-to.html (via http://ff.im/pp2SD)
Cesar Sanchez
The Princess and The Parasite - #malaria is in the news thanks to UK celebrity Cheryl Cole, infected - http://www.thetwentyfirstfloor.com/...
The Princess and The Parasite - #malaria is in the news thanks to UK celebrity Cheryl Cole, infected
Cesar Sanchez
Are there any Spanish or Latin-American scientific societies on Twitter or Facebook?
are you looking for official societies, fan groups, schools/colleges, volunteer organizations? Searching FB is a pain, and while I found a couple of "spanish science" groups and a college of medicine/health, but these don't seem to qualify as "societies". - Mickey Schafer
No idea about Societies, but it may be a good idea to create a list on Twitter - Alejandro Montenegro
At least some scientific societies from the USA (AAAS, ASM...) and the UK (Royal Soc, SGM...) are actively using social media to promote their activities, meetings, journals, etc. I'm trying to find out if any similar, official scientific societies from Spain or Latin-America have started using Facebook or Twitter in similar ways -- although it seems that the answer is "No, they have not"... - Cesar Sanchez
Well, the main federal and state funding agencies of Brazil actively use twitter for promoting their activities (e.g., news on research they have funded). As well as some universities such as University of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Santa Catarina (and at least +5). I did a random look at some biological Brazilian societies and none were using twitter (did not look all, though), but... more... - Bruno C. Vellutini
Wow, Bruno, thanks so much for all the information. SBPC and FeSBE were the kind of societies I meant. It's good to know that the Brazilian academic community is leading the way in social media use in Latin-America. - Cesar Sanchez
Thanks for asking, actually, because I did not know they were using twitter also. Now I do :) - Bruno C. Vellutini
Sociedad Venezolana de Microbiología (Capítulo Metropolitano): @SVMCapMet http://twitter.com/svmcapmet - Cesar Sanchez
Fundación Venezolana para el Avance de la Ciencia (FundaVAC): @CienciaVE http://twitter.com/CienciaVE - Cesar Sanchez
Mickey Kosloff
RT: Petition for the immediate availability of cryoEM maps - http://www.petitiononline.com/cryoEM...
It took many years for mandatory submission of structures to the PDB. Structure factor deposition became mandatory only recently. Maybe this petition will help shorten the time lag for what seems to be the logical next step with cryoEM data? - Mickey Kosloff from Bookmarklet
Cesar Sanchez
Indian students were crucial for mapping TB genome - SciDev.Net - http://www.scidev.net/en...
Indian students were crucial for mapping TB genome - SciDev.Net
Cesar Sanchez
"Bacterial Super-Ninjas: Staying in the Shadows" by Tim Simpson - proposal for research mini-grant on Francisella tularensis - http://www.phagehunter.org/2010...
"Bacterial Super-Ninjas: Staying in the Shadows" by Tim Simpson - proposal for research mini-grant on Francisella tularensis
Cesar Sanchez
Fwd: Editorial Expression of Concern: Use of combinatorial genetic libraries to humanize N-linked glycosylation in the yeast Pichia pastoris — PNAS - http://www.pnas.org/content... (via http://ff.im/i2mDC)
If you have any comments, please add them here: http://ff.im/i2mDC - Cesar Sanchez
Cesar Sanchez
Year of Biodiversity: only for cute animals and plants? - http://twistedbacteria.blogspot.com/2010...
Year of Biodiversity: only for cute animals and plants? - http://twistedbacteria.blogspot.com/2010/03/year-of-biodiversity-only-for-cute.html
Cesar Sanchez
Squiggly Things: Whats in a name... "biologists are not very original or helpful when naming the gems they discover" <--Agree! - http://squiggly-things.blogspot.com/2010...
Cesar Sanchez
Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development: for young scientists or researchers based in the Asia-Pacific region - http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_pag...
Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development: for young scientists or researchers based in the Asia-Pacific region
Cesar Sanchez
Walking with tetrapods - video about the 395-million-year-old fossilized footprints made by the first tetrapods - http://www.nature.com/nature...
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