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Finding The Doctors Your Doctor Trusts

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Insurance websites or Yelp can give you patient reviews of a doctor, but neither give you the most crucial piece of information – whether other doctors trust their medical expertise.

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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

I have seen the benefits of blogging in higher education.  Students are proud to have their work visible and peer editing helps students with writing/editing skills. 


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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 2015 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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A Virus That Saves Itself By Preventing Bacterial Suicide | 80beats | Discover Magazine

A Virus That Saves Itself By Preventing Bacterial Suicide | 80beats | Discover Magazine | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

"Bacteria sometimes commit suicide for the good of the group. When a virus infects a bacterium, the cell kills itself rather than allow the virus to replicate inside it and spread to the surrounding bacteria.
The way this works is that when viruses aren’t around, the bacteria manufacture both a bacterial cyanide pill—a toxin molecule they could use to wipe themselves out if they come under attack—and an antitoxin molecule that keeps the toxin in check. When a virus infects the bacterium, the toxin is released, kills the bacterial cell, and prevents the virus from spreading to other cells. It’s bad for the individual bacterial cell but good for the community—and certainly bad for the infecting virus. Now researchers have found a virus that manipulates this mechanism for its own means, saving itself by keeping its host bacteria from cellular suicide."

 

Clever little things, viruses...B-)


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Data Mining Certificates | Stanford University

Data Mining Certificates | Stanford University | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Data Mining and Statistics Courses & Certificates

Sharpen your skills with graduate courses in data mining and statistics. Learn how to gather and analyze large amounts of data, and how to use that data to manage risk and make important financial decisions.

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How To Start Curating Content: Tips and Tools Advice from Amy Schmittauer

Robin Good: Amy Schmittauer has some good basic tips if you are new to content curation and are curious to know which tools you could use to get your feet wet.

 

In this yet undiscovered three-minute video from this past summer, Amy introduces and explains the pros and cons of using Paper.li, Storify and Google Alerts.

 

Useful for beginners. Informative. 7/10

 

Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iSRd8mK5KI&feature=colike


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Combining online learning and the Socratic method to reinvent medical school courses

Combining online learning and the Socratic method to reinvent medical school courses | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

extension of flipped classroom to notion of shared courses between universities... #meded


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One-stop shop for disease genes

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Monya Baker

"When Heidi Rehm surveys a patient’s genes and finds a variant she’s never seen before, she improvises. First Rehm, who directs a clinical genetics testing laboratory at Partners HealthCare in Cambridge, Massachusetts, checks through as many as ten databases to learn whether that variant has ever been associated with disease. Then she may ask colleagues at other clinical sequencing laboratories whether they have seen it. But the launch this week of a database known as ClinVar will make her job much easier — and allow her to ask more sophisticated questions.

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Developed by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda, Maryland, ClinVar integrates dozens of existing databases. It also provides, for the first time, a central place in which clinical testing laboratories can deposit their data, because most currently keep their data within the laboratory. By aggregating such information, ClinVar’s creators hope to accelerate clinicians’ understanding of the effects of variants as well as reveal whether different laboratories are interpreting the same variant in different ways.

“There is a growing recognition that a clinical lab may see a mutation once or never, so it’s better if all those data could be pooled,” explains James Ostell, chief of the information engineering branch at the NCBI and a member of the ClinVar team. Such information could not only help laboratories to improve quality, it could also prompt research on new variants...."

http://bit.ly/XnWZtA

 

Preview at: http://preview.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar/


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Redefining the academic library: managing the migration to digital information services

No library is immune from the changes surrounding information and technology that have occurred overthe past few decades. Even Harvard’s library—by far the largest and wealthiest of any university—recentlyrecognized the need to alter its approach.

 

Academic library directors around the world may take solace in the fact that even the wealthiest institutionsare struggling to maintain the commitment to broad, comprehensive physical collections that distinguished them since their inception. That fact is also a warning, however, to those with less financial capacity who might fail to adequately respond to the changing information environment and user needs.

 

So, if libraries are in crisis, what does a successful academic library look like? What do you want your library to look like and how do you define successful? Does successful mean growing and transforming or merely open for business?

 

A great jumping off point is the report, “Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services,” published by the Education Advisory Board. Read the concise, slide-version of the report:

http://www.theconferencecircuit.com/wp-content/uploads/Provosts-Report-on-Academic-Libraries2.pdf

 

or the more in-depth report here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/87257452/Redefining-the-academic-library-managing-the-migration-to-digital-information-services

 


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GenoCon2 | Open Design Geno-Construction

GenoCon2 | Open Design Geno-Construction | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

+David Gifford just informed me about this exiting challenge:
"Synthetic Biology design contest challenges. Challenge B to design sequences to add Formaldehyde resistance to the arabidopsis plant is underway, with the first deadline coming soon on November 21! Challenge A special programming challenge is also underway to design CAD programming modules to help with the Promoter Design Challenge. You only need access to a computer browser to enter! If you win we will make a real plant with your designs. And there are prizes! "

http://genocon.org


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Badges for learning

Badges for learning | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Slowly, ever so slowly, the number of times I come across ‘BADGES’ in relation to learning is on the rise.  Sometimes this is in relation to open accreditation (think higher education) or it might be in relation to classrooms, and gaming approaches to learning motivation. Alternatively, it just might be in relation to social networks (foursquare!) and our passion for collecting badges for ‘check in’ or similar.


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Lizeth Jimenez's curator insight, December 15, 2015 10:56 AM

This article is about using badges as a way to have students "compete" and earn badges throughout the year. 

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Create Professional Timelines in PowerPoint :: Free Add-in

Create Professional Timelines in PowerPoint :: Free Add-in | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Office Timeline is a free timeline maker PowerPoint add-in that allows you to easily create and share beautiful timelines, gantt charts, and project schedules.

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Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, December 15, 2012 2:04 AM

Εξαιρετικός οδηγός!!!!

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Γιώργο, εξαιρετικό βοήθημα. Μυ άνοιξε τα μάτια εμού του αδαούς. Χίλια ευχαριστώ.
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GTPB - the Gulbenkian Training Programme in Bioinformatics - since 1999

GTPB - the Gulbenkian Training Programme in Bioinformatics -  since 1999 | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

 IB13F - Introductory Bioinformatics.

Feb 25th -Mar 1st

Deadline: Feb 20th

 

 

Please check  the GTPB website http://gtpb.igc.gulbenkian.pt   regularly

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http://gtpb.igc.gulbenkian.pt/bicourses/IB13F/

This is an introductory course in sequence analysis. The pre-requisites are minimal. Participants will learn about what they can do with sequence data using Bioinformatics tools, mostly with open source software, but not only.

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Overcome the 5 Barriers to Engaging Your Doctors on Social Media

Overcome the 5 Barriers to Engaging Your Doctors on Social Media | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

(...) "“Why aren’t your physicians involved in your social media program?”

Here is what we found:

The Top 5 Barriers to Docs on Social Media

 

1) Concern Over HIPAA Violations

First, let’s be clear: HIPAA regulations govern ALL personal health information (PHI), not only the information on social platforms. And to be honest, there are many (MANY) more HIPAA violations that occur in the hospitals and clinics – in elevators, clinic hallways, cafeteria, surgery waiting rooms, and other areas where healthcare personnel talk about patient issues – than have ever occurred on social media platforms.

 

"The SOLUTION relies on education. Your organization must have a clearly articulated Social Media Policy that is consistent with HIPAA. (...) Give regular in-service sessions. Be certain that you have made a good-faith effort to educate everyone in your organization about what the limits are, what is expected of them, what is acceptable, what is unacceptable, and what the potential ramifications are for violations.

Next, be certain to include any contractors and vendors who spend time in your practice or hospital." (...)

 

2) Don’t Have Time

Of course, there are many demands on a physician’s time. Placing additional time-demands on them won’t get you very far toward engaging them in your Social Media Program. (...)

 

3) Don’t Know How

This one always makes me laugh (a little). To compare again to your Traditional Marketing experience, not knowing how certainly didn’t stop you, did it? That is, when a hospital or practice wants to market itself using traditional marketing tactics, they simply hire someone who does know how. It’s the same with a Social Media Content Marketing Program.

The other option is to Learn How. (...)

 

4) Concerns About Negative Reputation

(...) For some reason, some docs believe that if they simply ignore the digital world it will go away. If they ignore social media they won’t have a reputation or “brand” in the digital world.

Here’s a shock for anyone thinking that: pay attention … your brand in the digital world exists already. With or without you. Like it or not.

If you have not developed your brand, it is already out there without you. Think of it as your Zombie Brand, wandering the digital world with a life of its own.

The SOLUTION is to get involved in that brand. Find your Zombie Brand. Breathe new life into it, inhabit it, make it your own. The solution to a negative reputation is to overpower it with a strong, pervasive positive brand. (...)

 

5) Don’t Know How to Tell if Our Program is Successful

(...) "Steps to take include:

Set up “listening posts” for your brand in the digital world
Install “analytics” to monitor your website(s), as well as your other platforms in social media – Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, etc.


Use “landing pages” as the incoming gateways from those social media accounts to track traffic
Go old-fashioned: simply ask your new patients, on your intake forms, how they got to you.
Yes, it will take some coordinated effort to set these metrics in place, but you will be able to gauge your success of your digital program. " (...)

 

CE: This post is shamelessly selfpromotional, but delivers.


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The Embedded Librarian

The Embedded Librarian | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
David Shumaker looks at successful embedded librarians, and explains how libraries are using embedded librarianship principles to enhance staff and services.

 

Here is the first comprehensive survey of the growing practice of "embedded librarianship"—a strategic model for placing information professionals into partnerships with the individuals and working groups that depend upon their knowledge and expertise.  Schumaker outlines the differences between traditional and embedded librarianship:

Responsive v. anticipatory

Individual customer v. Team of collaborators

Standardized v. Customized

Single transactions v. Ongoing Projects

Service v. Partnership

 

"This is a 'must read' for every librarian. Shumaker offers a compelling vision of the future, one in which all librarians embrace embedded librarianship and become partners and collaborators in our various communities." —Maureen Sullivan, president, American Library Association

 

 

Read more: http://books.infotoday.com/books/Embedded-Librarian.shtml#ixzz2CMqMdk2o

 


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Pluripotency re-centered around Esrrb : Abstract : The EMBO Journal

Pluripotency re-centered around Esrrb : Abstract : The EMBO Journal | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

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Bernadett Papp and Kathrin Plath

"The orphan nuclear receptor estrogen-related receptor b (Esrrb) is a vital component of the core pluripotency network in embryonic stem cells (ESCs). However, its function is not clear and the identity of potential upstream regulators has remained elusive. Three elegant reports (Festuccia et al, 2012; Martello et al, 2012; Percharde et al, 2012) have now elucidated the role of Esrrb in ESC self-renewal and reprogramming."

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How to quickly capture cancer cells in the blood for personalized treatment | KurzweilAI

How to quickly capture cancer cells in the blood for personalized treatment | KurzweilAI | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Cells traveling through a microfluidic device can be trapped by strands of DNA (green) (credit: Suman Bose and Chong Shen/MIT) Tumor cells circulating in a...
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Estimation and Discrimination of Stochastic Biochemical Circuits from Time-Lapse Microscopy Data

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David Thorsley and Eric Klavins

#The ability of systems and synthetic biologists to observe the dynamics of cellular behavior is hampered by the limitations of the sensors, such as fluorescent proteins, available for use in time-lapse microscopy. In this paper, we propose a generalized solution to the problem of estimating the state of a stochastic chemical reaction network from limited sensor information generated by microscopy. We mathematically derive an observer structure for cells growing under time-lapse microscopy and incorporates the effects of cell division in order to estimate the dynamically-changing state of each cell in the colony. Furthermore, the observer can be used to discrimate between models by treating model indices as states whose values do not change with time. We derive necessary and sufficient conditions that specify when stochastic chemical reaction network models, interpreted as continuous-time Markov chains, can be distinguished from each other under both continual and periodic observation. We validate the performance of the observer on the Thattai-van Oudenaarden model of transcription and translation. The observer structure is most effective when the system model is well-parameterized, suggesting potential applications in synthetic biology where standardized biological parts are available. However, further research is necessary to develop computationally tractable approximations to the exact generalized solution presented here...."

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What You Need to Know About MOOC's - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What You Need to Know About MOOC's - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
2012 is shaping up as the year of the mega-class. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here's a guide to our coverage of massive open online courses.
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Guest post on "CHANCE" ChIP-seq QC and validation software

Guest post on "CHANCE" ChIP-seq QC and validation software | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Guest post by Aaron Diaz from UCSF on a software package called CHANCE which is for ChIP-seq analyses.  Aaron wrote to me telling me about the software and asking if I would consider writing about it on my blog.
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SynFlo ITS submission

Synflo an interactive installation introducing synthetic biology concepts...

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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

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Mr. Shirky also offered some advice to people interested in experimenting with openness: “Do not put together an interdisciplinary team from 12 departments and give them a budget of a quarter of a million dollars, and a year and a half deadline. Find five people and ask them what can you do in a month—for free. I think the results will surprise you.”

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Synthetic Biofilter Wins Through to the Top 'Sweet 16' in Boston | News | Product Design & Development

Synthetic Biofilter Wins Through to the Top 'Sweet 16' in Boston | News | Product Design & Development | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Months of painstaking work in the laboratory at Bielefeld University‘s Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) have paid off: the 15 students participating in this year’s ‘international Genetically Engineered Machine competition’ (iGEM) at the...

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Online Education Database - | OEDb

Online Education Database - | OEDb | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
The Online Education Database offers reviews of thousands of accredited online colleges along with scholarship information and degree guides.

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Challenges Facing Trainers Trying to Implement Serious Games | Kapp Notes

Challenges Facing Trainers Trying to Implement Serious Games | Kapp Notes | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

What is the greatest challenge still facing trainers trying to successfully implement serious games and simulations to train their workforce? And how do you recommend they meet this challenge?

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