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Archives for September, 2008

Part I. The back story from the genome record Together, these five posts describe the discovery of a novel paramyxovirus in the Aedes aegyptii genome and a new method for finding interesting anomalies in GenBank. I. The back story from the genome record II. What do the mumps proteins do? And how do we find…

What do you do if you’re a scientist and want to volunteer in a classroom? How do you find the right place to go and right kind of activity that suites your talents? One of my commenters asked about this a few weeks ago. With the new school year up and running, it seems like…

Hey high school teachers! Are your students interested in the brain? Who isn’t? Three winners will win all-expense-paid trips to present their work in a poster session in Seattle at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Their teachers get to come too! I can tell you, Seattle is a fun place…

Every now and then, people hire me to travel places and give workshops for college instructors and teachers on using bioinformatics. In a couple of weeks, I’ll go to Long Branch, NJ. This week, I went to Corpus Christi, Texas and gave two workshops at Del Mar College; one on using Cn3D to understand protein…

Okay, occasional readers, friends, and former students, the date is official. I walked over to Ozzie’s, chatted with one of the waitresses (a Garfield grad, no less!), talked with a manager on the phone, and we’re on for the party. You can find us on Saturday, Sept. 27th at 4 pm in the upstairs mezzanine…

PubMed is an on-line database at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) that contains information from scientific literature. Most of the information is related to medical research. To search PubMed, you use a program called Entrez. You go to the NCBI, select PubMed from the menu, type words into the text box, and start…

David Ng from The World’s Fair has made this wonderful video on public speaking. Or shall we say the funnier side of public speaking? I really enjoyed it! I’d say Dave’s video ranks right up there with one of my other favories, the classic: “Chicken chicken chicken”