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Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners

Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
My father is a former police officer who took up photography when he retired. A few months ago, I asked him when he was going to try a new hobby. "Aren't you an expert already?" I joked, pointing to
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A fair account of what is happening in recognition in the training area. The need for sound criteria for badge attribution is critical for the success of this highly flexible method. Criteria that should meet the requirements that acclaimed experts in professional communities agree upon.

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Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates

Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Udacity hopes the certificates it offers to people who complete its massive open online courses are worth something. Now the company plans to charge students accordingly.
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Is US biomedical research heading for a breakdown?

Is US biomedical research heading for a breakdown? | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Senior researchers who helped build the system now think it's unsustainable.

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A big piece of food for thought

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Only 9% of European hospitals allow patients to access their electronic health records

Only 9% of European hospitals allow patients to access their electronic health records | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Some nice stats from two new Europa reports on the state of digital health in Europe:

 

According to two surveys in acute care hospitals (those intended for short-term medical or surgical treatment and care) and among General Practitioners (GPs) in Europe, the use of eHealth is starting to take off, with 60% of GPs using eHealth tools in 2013, up 50% since 2007. But much more needs to be done.

 

The main findings of the surveys include:

 

* Top performing countries for #eHealth uptake in hospitals are Denmark (66%), Estonia (63%), Sweden and Finland (both 62%). Full country profiles are available by clicking through on the title link above, then the embedded text in the second bulleted paragraph.

 

* eHealth services are still mostly used for traditional recording and reporting rather than for clinical purposes, such as holding consultations online (only 10% of GPs hold online consultations.

 

* When it comes to digitising patient health records, the Netherlands take the gold with 83.2% digitisation; with silver medal for Denmark (80.6%) and the UK taking home bronze (80.5%).

 

* However, only 9% of hospitals in Europe allow patients to access online their own medical records, and most of those only give partial access

 

* When adopting e-health, hospitals and GPs experience many barriers ranging from lack of interoperability to lack of regulatory framework and resources. 

 

 


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Kathi Apostolidis's curator insight, April 17, 3:32 AM

In Greece, patients have legally the right to consult their medical record but many hospital administrations put obstacles. Lack of Interoperability is another ailment.

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Gene panel effectively screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations, study finds - Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine

Gene panel effectively screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations, study finds - Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
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A Quick Guide to Genomics and Bioinformatics Training for Clinical and Public Audiences

A Quick Guide to Genomics and Bioinformatics Training for Clinical and Public Audiences | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
PLOS Computational Biology is an open-access
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A sharp review that is very timely, delivers a lot more than the term Quick Guide can convey...

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Clinical bioinformatics for microbiology | Bits and Bugs

Clinical bioinformatics for microbiology | Bits and Bugs | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
A week or two ago I went to an interesting meeting about the clinical bioinformatics training scheme. This is a clinical scientist training programme, akin to those that train clinical geneticists and microbiologists.
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Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all

Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

EMBO is an organization of more than 1500 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences.


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BMC Bioinformatics | Full text | Geoseq: a tool for dissecting deep-sequencing datasets

Datasets generated on deep-sequencing platforms have been deposited in various public repositories such as the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Sequence Read Archive (SRA) hosted by the NCBI, or the DNA Data Bank of Japan (ddbj).

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MindShift

MindShift | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
How we will learn
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A collection of valuable content on learning, education and their assessment.

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Why Model? Joshua M. Epstein

Why Model? Joshua M. Epstein | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

This lecture treats some enduring misconceptions about modeling. One of these is that the goal is always prediction. The lecture distinguishes between explanation and prediction as modeling goals, and offers sixteen reasons other than prediction to build a model. It also challenges the common assumption that scientific theories arise from and 'summarize' data, when often, theories precede and guide data collection; without theory, in other words, it is not clear what data to collect. Among other things, it also argues that the modeling enterprise enforces habits of mind essential to freedom. It is based on the author's 2008 Bastille Day keynote address to the Second World Congress on Social Simulation, George Mason University, and earlier addresses at the Institute of Medicine, the University of Michigan, and the Santa Fe Institute.


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António F Fonseca's curator insight, March 23, 5:20 AM

The classical paper about modelling and simulation. Very clear.

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Life Technologies Releases New Research Tool: Oncomine NGS RNA-Seq ... - Business Wire (press release)

Life Technologies Releases New Research Tool: Oncomine NGS RNA-Seq ... - Business Wire (press release) | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
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Archaic Genomics - Svante Pääbo

March 27, 2014 - Dr. Svante Pääbo, director of the Department of Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, has helped us understand...
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Now researchers can explore genomic data across space and time

Now researchers can explore genomic data across space and time | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
The figure above is part of a four-step procedure for the multiscale segmentation of genomic signals.
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Gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group

Gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
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from the paper:

"In summary, the characterization of the Hadza GM presents a suite of unique features that suggest specific adaptation to a foraging lifestyle, which includes a large proportion of highly refractory plant foods."

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Computational Biology Primers in Nature Biotechnology

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The Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers Surprise Scientists

The Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers Surprise Scientists | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game.

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Summer Course Registration Is Now Open!

Summer Course Registration Is Now Open! | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Summer Course: Systems Biology of Disease Register Now Offered by Institute for Systems Biology and Center for Systems Biology Course Objective The goal of this course is to introduce the core concepts of systems biology and their application...
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Industry-Academic Collaboration Targets Major Proteomics Quantitation Advances

Dr. Steven Gygi describes how the new Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Multiplexed Proteomics at Harvard Medical School plans to enable breakthroughs in i...
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ISB’s Robert Moritz Lab Receives NIGMS Grant for Trans Proteomic Pipeline

ISB’s Robert Moritz Lab Receives NIGMS Grant for Trans Proteomic Pipeline | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
The National Institute Of General Medical Sciences of the NIH has awarded Principal Investigator(s): Eric Deutsch, PhD, and Robert L. Moritz, PhD, a continuing R01 grant GM087221 for the ongoing development of the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline.
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What do patients expect from mobile health? The statistics

What do patients expect from mobile health? The statistics | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Nicola Ziady (@nicolaziady) helpful summarises some statistics from a recent PWC mHealth survey :

 

59% of patients expect mHealth to change how they seek information on health issues51% of patients expect mHealth to change how providers send general healthcare information49% of patients expect mHealth to change how they will manage their overall health48% of patients expect mHealth to change how they will manage their chronic conditions48% of patients expect mHealth to change how they will communicate with their healthcare providers48% of patients expect mHealth to change how they will manage their medication46% of patients expect mHealth to change how healthcare providers monitor condition and compliance


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Instructional design models and theories: Information Processing Theory

Instructional design models and theories: Information Processing Theory | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Throughout much of the 1950s psychologists involved in the Information Processing movement began to view the brain as a neural computer that processes information with extraordinary efficiency and excellent performance in problem solving and critical thinking, through a process increasingly enhanced over time.

The idea of Information Processing lies within Cognitive Psychology - I highly encourage you to check Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design - and as a theory combines multiple theoretical perspectives that mainly seek to explain human learning as the development of networked memory structures.

 


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Learning theories based on cognition, as laid out by psychologists and education theorists and practitioners in the 1950 (and what was done with it ever since) .

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Biological Bits

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A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE IDEAS AND ARTEFACTS OF COMPUTATIONAL ARTIFICIAL LIFE
Alan Dorin, Animaland, 2014
This guide provides broad coverage of computational Artificial Life, a field encompassing the theories and discoveries underpinning the invention and study of technology-based living systems. It is targetted at students of all ages who are new to Artificial Life or are hoping to gain a broad understanding of its themes.
The book focusses specifically on Artificial Life realised in computer software. Topics include:
• pre-history of Artificial Life
• artificial chemistry
• artificial cells
• organism development
• locomotion
• group behaviour
• evolution
• ecosystem simulation

Biological Bits includes animations and interactive software for experimentation with key processes. Simulations are included to allow exploration of cellular automata, developmental models, group behaviour and ecosystem simulation to aid in illustrating the text. The book can be read cover-to-cover as a general introduction to Artificial Life, or it can serve as a textbook for university or advanced high-school courses.

 

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~aland/BiologicalBits.html


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Easing the Transition to Automated NGS Sample Preparation - Genetic Engineering News

Easing the Transition to Automated NGS Sample Preparation - Genetic Engineering News | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Easing the Transition to Automated NGS Sample Preparation
Genetic Engineering News
Any laboratory that performs next-generation sequencing (NGS) must accept certain burdens such as the burdens of sample preparation.
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Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills

Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Though it Skills used for programming could also be used for a wide range of careers, such as constructing meteorological simulations, making financial predictions, or creating personalized online learning curricula.

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Though it is never "too late" , early contact with programming is clearly the way to open more possibilities for learners. I reckon that it is the contact with the clear and perfect logic of computer technology that makes the biggest difference.

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