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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
Jenny
Blood Therapy To Heal Sports Injuries | Wellness | OutsideOnline.com - http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness...
Blood Therapy To Heal Sports Injuries | Wellness | OutsideOnline.com
Blood Therapy To Heal Sports Injuries | Wellness | OutsideOnline.com
Blood Therapy To Heal Sports Injuries | Wellness | OutsideOnline.com
"DURING THE lead-up to Super Bowl XLIII, between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the usual pregame parsing of the injury report took on added significance for Steelers fans because the list included Hines Ward, the team’s Super Bowl XL MVP wide receiver, and hard-hitting safety Troy Polamalu. Ward had suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee ­during the AFC Championship Game two weeks prior, and Polamalu had injured his calf in that week’s practice. In hopes that they could speed up their recovery, both chose to receive an experimental treatment called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Both played in the game, the Steelers won, and Ward and Polamalu credited PRP for getting them back on the gridiron. Since then, the therapy, in which a ­person’s own blood is concentrated in a centrifuge and then injected into the wounded area, has reportedly healed injured tissue in soccer stars, baseball players, endurance athletes, marathon runners—even Tiger Woods, who... more... - Jenny from Bookmarklet
"All the hype surrounding the miracle ­injections led the World Anti-Doping ­Agency (WADA) to ban the treatments last year, fearing they could unfairly increase muscle strength. (The treatment is similar to blood doping, which is banned by WADA and involves injecting blood into veins to get the benefit of additional ­oxygen-carrying red blood cells.) But now, as PRP has trickled down to... more... - Jenny
"PRP has not proved to be particularly effective in acute sports injuries, either. A study presented at the 2010 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found no benefits from PRP in healing a shredded ACL. In that study, half of the subjects received PRP shots in their knees following surgery and half did not. After six months, there were no significant... more... - Jenny
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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imabonehead
BBC Nature - Gyrfalcons are 'secret seabirds' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature...
BBC Nature - Gyrfalcons are 'secret seabirds'
"The world's largest falcon, the fast, taloned gyrfalcon, is a secret seabird, scientists have discovered. Gyrfalcons living in the high Arctic overwinter out at sea, spending long periods living and hunting on pack ice. It is the first time any falcon species has been found regularly living at sea." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Awesome! - Jenny from Android
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
imabonehead
Paraponera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Paraponera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Paraponera is a genus of ant consisting of a single species, commonly known as the lesser giant hunting ant[1] or bullet ant (Paraponera clavata), named on account of its powerful and potent sting, which is said to be as painful as being shot with a bullet. It inhabits humid lowland rainforests from Nicaragua south to Paraguay. The bullet ant is called by the locals "Hormiga Veinticuatro" or "24 (hour) ant", from the 24 hours of pain that follow a stinging." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"The Satere-Mawe people of Brazil use intentional bullet ant stings as part of their initiation rites to become a warrior.[7] The ants are first rendered unconscious by submerging them in a natural sedative and then hundreds of them are woven into a glove made out of leaves (which resembles a large oven mitt), stinger facing inward. When the ants regain consciousness, a boy slips the... more... - imabonehead
imabonehead
Picture: unknown carnivore discovered in Madagascar lake - http://news.mongabay.com/2010...
Picture: unknown carnivore discovered in Madagascar lake
Picture: unknown carnivore discovered in Madagascar lake
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"Researchers have identified a previously unknown species of carnivore lurking in one of the world's most endangered lakes. Durrell's vontsira (Salanoia durrelli), named in honor of the late conservationist and writer Gerald Durrell, was first photographed swimming in Madagascar's Lake Alaotra in 2004. Subsequent surveys by scientists at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Natural History Museum, London, Nature Heritage, Jersey, and Conservation International confirmed the mongoose-like creature was indeed a new species." (Found via http://science.slashdot.org/story...) - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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Antarctic Seas Full of Sea Creatures | New Species Discovered During Census of Marine Life, Ocean Exploration | Our Amazing Planet - http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/creatur...
Antarctic Seas Full of Sea Creatures | New Species Discovered During Census of Marine Life, Ocean Exploration | Our Amazing Planet
"Ice fish: This ghostly-looking fish has no red blood cells. Glycerol in its blood acts as antifreeze, allowing the fish to stay alive in the frigid Antarctic conditions." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Avinash
Dear Science magazine - Why does a review paper have supplemental information? http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi...
imabonehead
US-born panda gives birth to eighth cub - Yahoo! News - http://news.yahoo.com/s...
US-born panda gives birth to eighth cub - Yahoo! News
"A giant panda born in the United States gave birth to her eighth cub Friday, a rare feat for the endangered species, which has been notoriously difficult to breed, Chinese state press reported. Hua Mei, born at the San Diego Zoo in August 1999, gave birth to a male cub at the Wolong preserve in southwest China's Sichuan province, the China News Service said." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Work it! - RAPatton from iPhone
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)
imabonehead
California Condors Learn Wild Ways from Older Birds - Yahoo! News - http://news.yahoo.com/s...
"The biologists watching at California's Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge smile in triumph. What they've just seen is further confirmation that a major step in saving the severely endangered species may be the birds teaching themselves how to survive." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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
imabonehead
One of World's Most Pristine Coral Reefs Revealed | LiveScience - http://www.livescience.com/environ...
One of World's Most Pristine Coral Reefs Revealed | LiveScience
"One of the world's most well-preserved coral reefs lies near the island nation of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean, a new study reveals. The Millennium Atoll is a remote coral atoll — an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon — that is home to one of the world's few relatively pristine coral reef ecosystems. The atoll belongs to the Republic of Kiribati, a tiny island only a few miles long and 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) wide." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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