To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their sewers

June 16, 2018

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their
sewers https://CEN.ACS.org/environment/water/monitor-health-citiesresidents-look-further/96/i18 Urban metabolism metrology & wastewater-based epidemiology. Big application is measuring illicit drugs. Interesting #privacy issues.


IBM pitched Watson as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close

June 16, 2018

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“In a response to STAT’s questions, Memorial Sloan Kettering said international journals are part of the literature it provides to Watson, including the Lancet, the European Journal of Cancer, Annals of Oncology, and the BMJ. “As we do in all areas of cancer research, we will continue to observe and study how Watson for Oncology impacts care internationally, follow the evidence, and work with IBM to optimize the system,” the hospital said.”
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https://www.statnews.com/2017/09/05/watson-ibm-cancer/


How a few companies are bitcoining it – Sales from the crypt

June 16, 2018

How a few companies are bitcoining it
https://www.Economist.com/business/2018/05/19/how-a-few-companies-are-bitcoining-it “Bitmain & Bitfury…are designing ever-cleverer ASIC chips for their [#bitcoin] products. Bitmain’s individual mining machines sell for $1,300…on Amazon”

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Bitmain and Bitfury, a firm based in the Netherlands, are designing ever-cleverer ASIC chips for their products. Bitmain’s individual mining machines sell for $1,300 each on Amazon, and Bitfury will install shipping containers filled with mining machines for a price that is undisclosed but is thought to be around $1m-2m.
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University Science Strategy Committee Report

June 16, 2018

Long-awaited @Yale STEM report calls for new research institutes
https://YaleDailyNews.com/blog/2018/06/14/long-awaited-stem-report-calls-for-new-research-institutes Top recommendation is a new #DataScience institute! Followed by one for #Neuroscience. Cross-cutting recommendations on grad. student support & sci. cores (https://research.Yale.edu/ussc-report)

Points from the new University Science Strategy Committee Report

Under Five Ideas for Top-Priority Investment: (University-wide Institute for) Integrative Data Science and its Mathematical Foundations and Neuroscience, from Molecules to Mind

Under Five Additional Priority Ideas: Computer Science, Conquering Cancer, Precision Medicine, Regenerative Medicine


RNA-Seq Blog | Transcriptome Research & Industry News

June 15, 2018

https://www.rna-seqblog.com/


Prehistoric proteins: Raising the dead

June 15, 2018

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“The oestrogen receptor achieves this by binding substances that contain a chemical structure called an aromatized A ring. Because oestrogens are the only steroid hormones to have such a ring, that criterion was enough to ensure that the receptor bound only oestrogens for many millions of years. Until, that is, the chemical industry started pumping out hundreds of substances containing such aromatized rings, which the oestrogen receptor unwittingly bound. “The endocrine disrupters are taking advantage, unfortunately, of the promiscuity that is the result of the evolutionary history of receptors,” Thornton says.”
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Prehistoric proteins: Raising the dead
http://www.nature.com/news/prehistoric-proteins-raising-the-dead-1.10261


The Cancer Genome Atlas: Creating Lasting Value beyond Its Data

June 15, 2018

Commentary
The Cancer Genome Atlas: Creating Lasting Value beyond Its Data Carolyn Hutter + Jean Claude Zenklusen

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009286741830374X


Fundamentals of data viz

June 12, 2018

a useful resource on data visualization.
Most chapters discuss obvious things, but chapter 13, 14 is very useful. http://serialmentor.com/dataviz/


Mossberg: A smart new email app for the iPhone – The Verge

June 12, 2018

https://www.theverge.com/2016/5/4/11584224/walt-mossberg-easilydo-mail-gmail-best-iphone-email-apps


PO

June 11, 2018

http://poa-ct.org/v1/town-services/
Pine Orchard is a borough within the town of Branford Connecticut.