Posts Tagged ‘email’

interesting perspective on cancer research in wsj + upcoming book

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

The focus is on improving detection vs. treatment of late stage disease.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/cancer-is-still-beating-uswe-need-a-new-start-11570206319

Timescales in Biology

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(16)30208-2.pdf

Photopea and Polarr- browser based editors

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

The browser-based photoshop editor…is

https://www.photopea.com

(It’s more like a lite version of photoshop with all the functionality an amateur might ever use. Accepts photoshop, GIMP, etc. file formats in addition to other standard file formats.)

For a web-based Lightroom alternative – https://v2.polarr.co/#.

Article: This is the first ever photo of a black hole

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613301/this-is-the-first-ever-photo-of-a-black-hole/

Is Email Making Professors Stupid? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

“Is Email Making Professors Stupid?” is the Q posed by
https://www.Chronicle.com/interactives/is-email-making-professors-stupid . My A: YES. The article has a nice description of the problem with 24/7 connectivity: how the urgent but unimportant crowds out the important but non-urgent

QT:(((”
“Knuth does provide his mailing address at Stanford, and he asks that people send an old-fashioned letter if they need to contact him. His administrative assistant gathers these letters and presents them to Knuth in batches, getting urgent correspondence to him quickly, and putting everything else into a “buffer” that he reviews, on average, “one day every three months.”

Knuth’s approach to email prioritizes the long-term value of uninterrupted concentration over the short-term convenience of accessibility. Objectively speaking, this tradeoff makes sense, but it’s so foreign to most tenured and tenure-track professors that it can seem ludicrous — more parody than pragmatism. This is because in the modern academic environment professors act more like middle managers than monastics. A major factor driving this reality is the digital communication Knuth so carefully avoids. Faculty life now means contending with an unending stream of electronic missives, many of which come with an expectation of rapid reply.”
“)))

Is Email Making Professors Stupid? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

“Is Email Making Professors Stupid?” is the Q posed by
https://www.Chronicle.com/interactives/is-email-making-professors-stupid . My A: YES. The article has a nice description of the problem with 24/7 connectivity: how the urgent but unimportant crowds out the important but non-urgent

Mount Sinai Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research

Friday, November 30th, 2018

https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2018/mount-sinai-launches-center-for-biomedical-blockchain-research

Conference at Yale on R for Medicine

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

R/Medicine 2018
http://r-medicine.com
About. The goal of the R/Medicine conference is to promote the use of the R programming environment and the R ecosystem in medical research and clinical practice.

Neurobiology course

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life
https://www.coursera.org/learn/neurobiology

Links to “Oncology at the Limits” and TRACERx Consortium

Sunday, November 5th, 2017


Here is a link to the “Oncology at the Limits” Conference which is co-organised between UCL and Yale, …. It will be from
19th to 21st March at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

http://www.thelancet.com/education/at-the-limits/oncology-2017

https://www.atthelimits.org/

The Keynote this year was … about the Lung TRACERx consortium. It is a project which
performs multi-site sampling of tumours to gain an insight into subclonal populations, and also follows up on the presence, expansion or response to therapy of these subclones via circulating-tumour-DNA. …

http://www.thelancet.com/education/at-the-limits/oncology-2017/sequencing-cancer-genomes-and-personalising-cancer-treatments

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