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Archives for May, 2007

tags: math, math for biologists Keith Robison from Omics! Omics! and that fellow Evolgen, with a curious fixation on manatees, have been reminiscing about their college math requirements and speculating on which math courses biologists should take.

tags: PubMed, PubMed Central, medical informatics, bioinformatics, finding scientific articles This is the third, and last part in a three part series on finding free scientific papers. You can read the first part here: Part I: A day in the life of an English physician and the second part, where I compare different methods, here.…

tags: PubMed, PubMed Central, medical informatics, bioinformatics, finding scientific articles This is the second part in a three part series on finding free scientific papers. You can read the first part here: Part I: A day in the life of an English physician Today, we do an experiment with PubMed and PubMed Central to determine…

tags: evolution, science education, Alliance for Science A few months ago, I wrote about a contest, sponsored by the Alliance for Science, in celebration of Darwin Day. High school students were asked to write an essay on the topic: “Why would you want your doctor to have studied evolution?” The winners have been announced and…

tags: moon, lunar geology, NASA, astronomy, computer games, learning through computer games NASA researchers are learning how to design video games and they’re looking for high school students to help. They want students between the ages of 13-18 to play an online computer game about lunar geology and they want high school teachers to help…

tags: PubMed, PubMed Central, medical informatics, bioinformatics, finding scientific articles This three part series covers the problem of finding scientific articles, compares results from a few different methods, and presents instructions for the best method. A day in the life of an English physician

tags: plants, bioinformatics, sequence analysis, viruses, fungi Quick synopsis: A type of grass grows in Yellowstone National Park in hot (65° C), unfriendly soil. How the plant manages this feat is a mystery. What we do know, is that the grass can only tolerate high temperatures if it’s been infected by a fungus, and the…

Dave says that your drinking container reveals your philosophical side. Janet, being a teacher, only uses mugs that she gets as free gifts. At Geospiza, I use the communal mugs that I find in the cupboard. Most of these mugs seem to come from now-defunct biotech companies who handed them out at meetings. One of…

Do you want to learn how to use some cool biotechnology and bioinformatics methods in your college or high school class? If you’re on the East coast, the best place to go is the Fralin Biotechnology Conference at Virignia Tech, July 18-21st. (Yes, it’s the same Virgina Tech, and that’s why I waited to post…

tags: moose, bioinformatics class, willows, plant genes PZ’s morning post about a bear killing a moose in someone’s yard (they do live in Alaska, after all), reminded me that it’s time to make an announcement about our upcoming course. No, no, no! We’re not going to kill any moose on the premises. We’re going to…