On Domestication and Feralization: re-rethinking invasive species from a genetic perspective

The new wild is an attractive concept recently synthesized by Fred Pearce, which in essence states that we have vilified invasives and have spent tremendous effort in eradicating them, often with limited success. But we were the ones to bring them... continue reading

Applying Genomic tools to Cannabis Breeding

Humans share a long history with Cannabis, perhaps going back even further back than the dawn of agriculture. As such this plant has traveled the world alongside humanity, consequent introductions of novel variants into the pool of genetics... continue reading

When to worry about negative weights in MVA training for HEP analysis

A discussion at DS@LHC2015 concerned the treatment of negative weights in MVA training. This is relevant for HEP since the advent of MC generators at NLO in QCD, as [the matching of Matrix-Element to Parton-Shower... continue reading

Brief Ideas for the Data Science at LHC Workshop 2015

The Data Science @ LHC workshop was a resounding success. We do not plan to have traditional proceedings tied to individual talks, but we do want to capture the ideas that were generated during the workshop. With that in mind, we want to try... continue reading

Hyperglycaemia: both cause and effect of diabetes

Current thinking suggests diabetes has variable causes, is inevitably progressive, and causes hyperglycaemia. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease causing β-cell (source of insulin) death, and type 2 is an insulin activity deficiency (insulin... continue reading

Assessing 'ownership' of useful evidence for measuring impact and giving credit

An evidence synthesis, such as a systematic review, guideline or other evidence summary, will include collated and filtered data, typically from published reports of primary studies. Those studies were instigated, carried out, supported and to... continue reading

Rabies Virus: Toward Ante-Mortem, Sub-Clinical Diagnosis by Electron Microscopy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rabies is the cause of approximately 59,000 deaths annually worldwide. Rabies is 100% fatal and with no approved treatment or survivability upon clinical symptom presentation. With... continue reading

Use Real-time MRI to Track Nitric Oxide in Our Brain

We have already known that nitric oxide plays a important part in long-term potentiation as a neurotransmission in our brain, especially in hippocampus, and consequently plays an important role in both short-term memory and long-term memory. Thank... continue reading

Bionode - Modular and universal bioinformatics

Highly reusable tools and code for bioinformatics, focused on

A proposal to increase effectiveness of electric fence

Electric fences have been used more successfully than non-electric fences in comparable settings for a variety of animals. The frequent breaking of electric fences by large mammals such as elephants that can pull a tree down on the fence, or... continue reading


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