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Using Math to make Guinness | Sci-Ed

Using Math to make Guinness | Sci-Ed | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Let me tell you a story about William Sealy Gosset. William was a Chemistry and Math grad from Oxford University in the class of 1899 (they were partying like it was 1899 back then).
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Reagent contamination can critically impact sequence-based microbiome analyses

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Interesting discussion in comment section Reagent contamination can impacts microbiome analyses

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Ebola Outbreak Strains Sequenced | The Scientist Magazine®

Ebola Outbreak Strains Sequenced | The Scientist Magazine® | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Ninety-nine publicly available genomes could help researchers working to develop diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies.  (RT @mjpallen: News article in The Scientist Magazine on Ebola sequencing paper with my comments:
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NIH To Launch Trials On Ebola Vaccine Candidate

NIH To Launch Trials On Ebola Vaccine Candidate | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Credit CDC PHIL   # 9014   The story has been filtering through the news wires for a couple of hours, but the embargo has just come off the following NIH press release, which outlines the plans for testing this (and other) experimental vaccine...
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Characterization of the Fecal Microbiota of Pigs before and after Inoculation with “Brachyspira hampsonii”

Characterization of the Fecal Microbiota of Pigs before and after Inoculation with “Brachyspira hampsonii” | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
by Matheus O. Costa, Bonnie Chaban, John C S. Harding, Janet E.
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The concordance between RNA-seq and microarray data depends on chemical treatment and transcript abundance : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group

A comparison of RNA-seq and microarray data from samples treated with diverse drugs highlights a dependency of cross-platform concordance on treatment effect.
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Avian Flu Diary: Study: Ebola Virus Is Rapidly Evolving

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Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and transmission during the 2014 outbreak

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Twelve reasons you need to read about lactic acid bacteria

You may not know much about them, but you’ll almost certainly have eaten something that lactic acid bacteria have had a hand in. To mark a new supplement in Microbial Cell Factories, guest editor Eric Johansen tells us his 12 reasons why you ought to read it.
Lactic acid bacteria have a long history of use in the food industry where they are best known for turning milk into cheese or yoghurt, cabbage into sauerkraut or kimchi, and even improving the quality of wine. They’re also consumed in probiotic products for their health-promoting effects.
We’ve dedicated a whole supplement to these ‘friendly’ bacteria, and these are my 12 reasons why you need to read about them:
1. Their surface structure is ...Read more
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WHO | Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo

On 26 August 2014, the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province.
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GSK & NIAID Ebola Vaccine To Enter UK Human Safety Trials; Broad International Collaboration

The Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council (MRC), and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) have announced this morning that an Ebola vaccine developed in the U.S. will enter human safety trials in the UK as early as September.
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ChIP Sequencing Kit for Next Generation Sequencing

Chromatrap® seeking beta test sites South Wrexham, Wales, UK & Ashland VA, USA  --   --  Porvair Sciences has developed a new ChIP sequencing assay kit extending the benefits of their proprieta...
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Avian Flu Diary: WHO Statement on DRC Ebola Outbreak

Avian Flu Diary: WHO Statement on DRC Ebola Outbreak | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
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Microbial impacts on insect evolutionary diversification: from patterns to mechanisms

Microbial impacts on insect evolutionary diversification: from patterns to mechanisms | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
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Evolutionary consequences of intra-patient phage predation on microbial populations

Evolutionary consequences of intra-patient phage predation on microbial populations | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
eLife - Open access to the most promising advances in science (RT @WvSchaik: Evolutionary consequences of intra-patient phage predation on Vibrio cholerae populations http://t.co/Jb6WWvw4Dh in @elife)...
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One of the worst infographics ever, but people don't care? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

One of the worst infographics ever, but people don't care? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
This post is by Phil Price. Perhaps prompted by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, this infographic has been making the rounds: I think this is one of the worst I have ever seen. I don’t know where it came from, so I can’t give credit/blame where it’s due. Let’s put aside the numbers themselves – …
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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 29 August 2014

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Microbial oceanography and the Hawaii Ocean Time-series programme : Nature Reviews Microbiology : Nature Publishing Group

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A comprehensive assessment of RNA-seq accuracy, reproducibility and information content by the Sequencing Quality Control Consortium : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group

The Sequencing Quality Control (SEQC) consortium shows that junction discovery and differential gene expression profiling with RNA-seq can be robust but transcript-level and absolute measurements remain challenging.
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Ebola Genome Sequence Link Roundup

An international team of researchers led by Pardis C. Sabet from Harvard University published a paper in Science sequencing the genomes of Ebola virus. Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus o...
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Scientists found the origins of the Ebola outbreak — by tracking its mutations

Genetic sequences of dozens of Ebola virus samples will provide much needed information for fighting the disease.
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Experimental Ebola Therapies Thrust Into Spotlight

News from JAMA — Largest-Ever Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease Thrusts Experimental Therapies, Vaccines Into Spotlight
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CDC receives grant to help combat Ebola in West Africa

TweetThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation recently received a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation towards efforts to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
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Unprecedented international consortium assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine

Unprecedented international consortium assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, the Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of a series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.
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Sequencing Degraded DNA from Non-Destructively Sampled Museum Specimens for RAD-Tagging and Low-Coverage Shotgun Phylogenetics

Sequencing Degraded DNA from Non-Destructively Sampled Museum Specimens for RAD-Tagging and Low-Coverage Shotgun Phylogenetics | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Scientific method: Statistical errors

Scientific method: Statistical errors | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume.
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Top 5 bash commands for handling data – Code, Think, Write

Top 5 bash commands for handling data – Code, Think, Write | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
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