Posts Tagged ‘dc’

Compelling argument against Slack

May 27, 2019

Stop Letting Modern Distractions Steal Your Attention

Making yourself inaccessible from time to time is essential to boosting your focus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/smarter-living/stop-letting-modern-distractions-steal-your-attention.html

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This kind of task switching comes with a cost. It’s called attention residue, a term established by Sophie Leroy, a professor at the Bothell School of Business at the University of Washington. In a 2009 study, Dr. Leroy found that if people transition their attention away from an unfinished task, their subsequent task performance will suffer. For example, if you interrupt writing an email to reply to a text message, it will take time to refocus when you turn your attention back to finishing your email. That little bit of time of adjusting your focus — the residue — compounds throughout the day. As we fragment our attention, fatigue and stress increases, which negatively affects performance.

At the very least, she said, start leaving your phone behind during certain periods of the day, and perhaps establishing no-phone zones in your house or workplace. Treat it as an experiment: Try things and see what makes you feel good, she said.
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‘Go or grow’: the key to the emergence of invasion in tumour progression?

November 16, 2018

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20610469

A Bayesian Framework to Account for Complex Non-Genetic Factors in Gene Expression Levels Greatly Increases Power in eQTL Studies

January 6, 2018

A Bayesian Framework to Account for Complex Non-Genetic Factors in Gene Expression Levels Greatly Increases Power in #eQTL Studies http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000770 Early discussion & development of PEER factors

Network propagation: a universal amplifier of genetic associations : Nature Reviews Genetics : Nature Research

September 11, 2017

#Network propagation [by Markov walks, heat flow, diffusion, &c]: a universal amplifier of genetic associations
http://www.Nature.com/nrg/journal/v18/n9/abs/nrg.2017.38.html

Lenore Cowen,
Trey Ideker,
Benjamin J. Raphael
& Roded Sharan

http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v18/n9/abs/nrg.2017.38.html?foxtrotcallback=true

Frustration in biomolecules | Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics | Cambridge Core

November 1, 2016

#Frustration in biomolecules
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/quarterly-reviews-of-biophysics/article/frustration-in-biomolecules/DECEA176849986FC11DB079C1EB4B24A Reviews the field: how large molecules pay a local price to achieve global stability

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

August 15, 2016

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight #Cancer
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/health/harnessing-the-immune-system-to-fight-cancer.html Highlights @BMSnews checkpoint inhibitors Yervoy & Opdivo

How does multiple testing correction work?

June 13, 2016

How does multiple-testing correction work
http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v27/n12/abs/nbt1209-1135.html Intuition for teaching: genome-wide error rate on a single gene v family

The role of regulatory variation in complex traits and disease : Nature Reviews Genetics : Nature Publishing Group

June 12, 2016

Reg. variation in cplx traits by @LeonidKruglyak
http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v16/n4/full/nrg3891.html nice teaching figure for #eQTLs, showing how mostly cis + hotspots http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v16/n4/full/nrg3891.html

Who’s downloading pirated papers?

May 2, 2016

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“Bill Hart-Davidson, MSU’s associate dean for graduate education, suggests that the likely answer is “text-mining,” the use of computer programs to analyze large collections of documents to generate data. When I called Hart-Davidson, I suggested that the East Lansing Sci-Hub scraper might be someone from his own research team. But he laughed and said that he had no idea who it was. But he understands why the scraper goes to Sci-Hub even though MSU subscribes to the downloaded ” “}}

Who’s downloading pirated papers? Everyone
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/whos-downloading-pirated-papers-everyone freely available data on @scihub usage
http://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.q447c

“An information-theoretic framework for resolving community structure in complex networks.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

June 12, 2014

Rosvall, Martin, and Carl T. Bergstrom. “An information-theoretic framework for resolving community structure in complex networks.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104.18 (2007): 7327-7331.

Info-theoretic framework for… community structure in complex #networks. Compression v modularity, former better?
http://www.pnas.org/content/104/18/7327.short