Archive for December, 2012

Litigation in the area of genetics and athletics

Monday, December 31st, 2012

focusing on ACTN3 & 23andme

Park New Haven – Find Parking in New Haven, CT

Monday, December 31st, 2012

interesting new valet parking at train station

The Tragedy of the Commons by Garrett Hardin, Science

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A classic, published in Science

Litigation in the area of genetics and athletics

Monday, December 31st, 2012

‘Want to Know My Future’? Parents Grapple with Delving into Their Kids’ DNA |

Monday, December 31st, 2012

The Ultimate Amenity – Grandparents –

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

iPod Hearing Loss Danger

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Why loud jazz is bad.


More detail at:

Volume Level Maximum Listening Time per Day
50% or below No limit
60% 18 hours
70% 4.6 hours
80% 1.2 hours
90% 18 minutes
100% 5 minutes

add 10% to vol. level for headphones

Zapier – Connect Your Apps Useful Tools –

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

looks like a very interesting way to connect up web services, incl. gmail, twitter & dropbox

PubMed Help – Searching for specific last and first authors

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

From some useful field descriptors, include:

Last author = [Lastau]
First author = [1au]
Grant = [GR]

Here are some examples employing these from the end of 2012:

(1) My overall query (from papers page, =

((Gerstein M[Author] NOT (1957[dp] : 1990[dp])) NOT 10787728[UID] NOT 11744447[UID] NOT 14663468[UID] NOT 14730174[UID] NOT 16081066[UID] NOT 14663468[UID] NOT 17270657[UID] NOT 21243890[UID] NOT
21406498[UID] NOT 21945273[UID]OR 15499007[UID] OR 17571346[UID] OR 17571346[UID] OR 8877505[UID] OR 8816770[UID] OR 7540695[UID] OR 7567918[UID] OR 7567918[UID] OR 7577841[UID] OR 7567917[UID] OR 7643385[UID] OR 8749848[UID] OR 8808580[UID] OR 8120887[UID] OR 8029203[UID] OR 8204609[UID] OR 7922041[UID] OR 7584390[UID] OR 8078776[UID] OR 8428572[UID] OR 8429559[UID] OR 8464069[UID] OR 8234227[UID] OR 8230220[UID] OR 1584800[UID] OR 2067013[UID] OR 20981092[UID] OR 21526222[UID])

==> yields 426 papers (from my total of 449)

(2) Last author papers

(2a) Gerstein M[Lastau] AND
==> yields 242 last author papers

(2b) GM[GR] AND Gerstein M[lastau] AND
==> yields 33 of 242 last author papers supported by NIH/NIGMS

(2c) GM[HG] AND Gerstein M[lastau] AND
==> yields 45 of 242 last author papers supported by NIH/NHGRI

(3) 1st author papers

(3a) Gerstein M[1au] AND
==> yields 41 first author papers

(3b) Gerstein M[lastau] AND Gerstein M[1au] AND
==> yields 11 sole author papers

Yale University Art Gallery Reopens After Renovations –

Sunday, December 30th, 2012