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The Fruit Fly

I’m walking on the treadmill this morning at the MAC Center earlier this week, something I actually do three days a week, and the conversation with the lady next to me turned to the Fruit Fly.  730 more words


Progress in Developing a Way to Diagnose CTE

Much of this post is based on an article by Rick Maese titled “Breakthrough may lead to ability to diagnose CTE in living football players in the Sports section of the 27 September 2017 issue of the Washington Post. 522 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Oldest direct evidence of humans in the Americas? — PLOS Paleo Community

This is a blog post I wrote for the PLOS Paleo Community on August 30, 2017. The original post can be accessed here.

Featured Image Credit: Nick Poole and Thomas Spamberg, Liquid Junge Lab. 689 more words


Rising early career female academics and second-to-last authorship

Anyone wanna talk gender now?

Are female early career academics getting less credit for work done on behalf of (usually male) faculty who get unearned senior authorships? 1,496 more words

A dog ate the “fishy business" data for article in Science : What can be done?

Actually, not a dog, but it is an equally lame story: A thief allegedly made off with the only copy of the data from study critics claim never happened. 1,061 more words

Identifying enzyme's regioselectivity from an indicator diagram

This paper was part of my journal club recently. I touched upon LPMOs, short for Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases, in my previous post that are basically oxidative enzymes. 369 more words


Analysing mangrove forest change using radar.

A recent study mapped the distribution and drivers of global mangrove forest change from 1996 to 2010 [1]. The study, published in PLoS ONE by members of the ALOS Kyoto & Carbon Initiative led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, investigated the drivers of mangrove land use and land cover change across the tropics using time-series L-band synthetic aperture radar sensors, particularly JER-1 SAR and ALOS/PALSAR mosaic data. 554 more words

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