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The Results of Accurate Personal Genetic Testing Are Actionable

The answer to this question is, simply, yes, the results of accurate personal DNA testing are, indeed, actionable. Further, when used by physicians and patients, personal genetic testing can be a very powerful tool in making positive and personalized health decisions, for a fraction of the cost of traditional genetic testing. For example, genotyping of variants in CYP2C9 and VKORC1 can be used to predict an individual’s best initial dose of warfarin, an anticoagulant that is widely used in the treatment of thrombosis and related conditions. The Medco-Mayo Warfarin Effectiveness Study, [more...]

Date: 2010-07-23 16:20:16

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Lockheed gets funds for UK F-35 landing modification

The UK should receive its first of three test examples of the F-35B next year. It has previously outlined a Joint Combat Aircraft requirement for up to 138 production examples for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, but the SDSR could [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:00:00

A Slider to Control Two Plotting Windows

One of my readers asked two weeks ago how to control two graphics windows with the slider in gWidgets. Here is a simple example: if (!require("gWidgetsRGtk2")) install.packages("gWidgetsRGtk2") library(gWidgetsRGtk2) options(guiToolkit = "RGtk2") graphics.off() x11() x11() dev.set() gslider(from = 1, to = 100, value = 10, container = gwindow("Two Plotting Windows"), handler = function(h, ...) { n = 10 * svalue(h$obj) plot(rnorm(n), main = "the 1st plot") dev.set() plot(hist(runif(n)), main = "the 2nd plot") dev.set() }) The basic idea is to use dev.set() function to set focus on different [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 18:57:41

Focus on the Future: Lamar University and Higher Ed Holdings ...

Examples include greater faculty collaboration, outstanding faculty development, increased understanding of communication challenges in web-based instruction, student support, and implementation of strategies to address these challenges. Another added benefit is improved infra-structure throughout the university necessary to support LUAP which also enhances support for students in all programs, campus-based and other. Lamar University is located in Beaumont, Texas, thirteen miles from the Louisiana state line. North of Lamar there is a well-respected regional institution that serves Northeast [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 10:35:07

Shining the Spotlight on Trademark Bullies (a Long-Delayed Recap ...

Walt Disney Co., 287 F. Supp. 2d 913 (C.D. Ill. 2003)) and Insinkerator (Emerson v. NBC, which settled). Our group of trademark scholars reached one (and only one!) point of complete consensus during our time together–that trademark lawsuits over these fictional depictions are bogus, and defendants should have a mechanism to shut the case down early and cheaply. We are also seeing stupid online trademark cases. My exemplar is Lifestyle Lift v. RealSelf, where the trademark owner sued a consumer review website for trademark violations because the website had “used” the trademark to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:16:01

10 Careers To Beat The Recession And Make You Money | What Is ...

If, for example you want to open a Caribbean food shop and there’s limited competition in your area you can monopolise that. If the food is reasonably priced, features a take away option and the quality is high, with great customer service and service delivery then your shop will be more memorable because you stand out. When people don’t want to cook they may choose to visit a take away, especially if it is easy to get to and convenient. Two such shops that have never been short of customers even in a recession are called Take Two and Ting and Ting.  These two shops have the following in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 07:33:52

Learn Java for Android Development: Reflection Basics

Tutorial Details Program: Java with Android FocusDifficulty: BeginnerEstimated Completion Time: 45-60 Minutes In this tutorial, you’ll become familiar with the concept of Java reflection: the ability of a class or object to examine details about its own implementation programmatically. Android 101 Tutorials: Learn Java for Android Development: Introduction to Java Learn Java for Android Development: Java Syntax Learn Java for Android Development: Checking Object Type with Instanceof Learn Java for Android Development: Working with Arrays Learn Java for Android Development: Reflection [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 12:28:52

ISPUB - What's There In Our Genes? A Case For A More Inclusive And ...

We need better reviews, use of both qualitative and quantitative data as well as much more rigorous testing of newer and older models. Only then may we make full use of this large amount of data that has already been collected over the years. What we have described here, for now, presents part of the picture seen from the Indian subcontinent as an example. However, this situation is probably true of other parts of the world as well, perhaps even those areas where it has been assumed that the data is likely to be homogenous. Thus, even biological anthropologists need to add new sensitivities [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 04:39:48

Expressing, purifying and characterizing proteins : PSI-Nature ...

Generally, the use of affinity tags to drive protein purification is widespread within PSI centers. Many tags can be used, but most groups use an N-terminal hexahistidine tag, partly because evidence suggests that hexahistidine tags do not normally have much effect on the N-terminal structure 4 and partly because histidine tags are small compared with other tags and less likely to affect solubility. An alternative for integral membrane proteins is to add a specific membrane-integrating fusion sequence for translation of integral membrane construct (Mistic); such fusions are proving useful for [more...]

Date: 2010-06-16 07:00:00

Harlem Children Zone Schools Under the Microscope « Larry Miller's ...

Just 15 percent passed the 2010 state English test, a number that Mr. Canada said was “unacceptably low” but not out of line with the school’s experience in lifting student performance over time. Several teachers have been fired as a result of the low scores, and others were reassigned, he said. Giving administrators the ability to fire teachers for poor performance is one of the central suggestions of “Waiting for ‘Superman.’ ” Over all, 38 percent of Promise Academy I’s students in third through sixth grade passed the 2010 English test under the state’s new guidelines, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:17:21

iEnableMuch: Sql Server IS DISTINCT FROM

Before our dear DBAs waxes philosophical that NULL = NULL is unknown, NULL NULL is also unknown, we must note that comparing things that results to knowns has uses, say for example we want to make audit logger in trigger code, that trigger code must be optimized. We will have database performance problem if we don't detect the field if it ever changes, as this will do unconditional logging, whether the pertinent field(s) changed or not. We will also have problem in our trigger code if we cannot detect if there is a change that have occured in nullable field. As typified by this: IF [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:39:00

UD professor emeritus wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry : University ...

When DNA sequencing became important, Heck chemistry made the coupling of organic dyes to the DNA bases possible." This is the second Nobel Prize winner with ties to the University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The late Daniel Nathans, who graduated from UD in 1950 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978. Nobel press release The Nobel press release, headlined “Great art in a test tube,” reads: Organic chemistry has developed into an art form where scientists produce marvelous chemical creations in their test [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 12:01:35

Nobel season '10: Chemistry

I've also seen that different large-scale DNA-sequencing approaches, primarily shotgun sequencing, are on the map in Swedish media which I think is really strange. Firstly because Fred Sanger, who developed shotgun sequencing, is 92 years old and a double Nobel laureate in chemistry already (1958 and 1980), and secondly because the field of large-scale sequencing still hasn't peaked by any means. Perhaps Leroy Hood (again) could be considered for the development of the first automated DNA sequencer? Anyway, the technologies that are advancing the field have been developed by private companies [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 07:00:00

Oracle Apps DBA stuff: CRON=schedule a command

root can view any users crontab file by adding "-u username", for example: #crontab -u test -l # List test's crontab file. The format of these files is as follows. Each line is a collection of six fields separated by spaces. The fields are: The number of minutes after the hour (0 to 59) The hour in military time (24 hour) format (0 to 23) The day of the month (1 to 31) The month (1 to 12) The day of the week(0 or 7 is Sun, or use name) The command to run Crontab file Format or syntax would be like this * * * * * Command to be executed - - - - - | | | | | | | | | +----- Day of week (0-6) | | | [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:20:00

Boolean Expressions in 'C' Language,boolean,c, c language ...

Boolean Expressions in ‘C’ Language Boolean Expressions in C: An if statement like if(x > max) max = x; is perhaps deceptively simple. Conceptually, we say that it checks whether the condition x > max is "true'' or "false''. The mechanics underlying C's conception of "true'' and "false,'' however, deserve some explanation. We need to understand how true and false values are represented, and how they are interpreted by statements like if. As far as C is concerned, a true/false condition can be represented as an integer. In C, "false'' is represented by a value of 0 (zero), and "true'' is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:04:14

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G lens hands-on | Nikon Rumors

From now on, I will try to have hands-on posts on all (ok, most) new Nikon products. They will be part of the new buying guide section that will combine the current price watch and reviews tabs into one. I will include also other reviews that are worth reading. First on the list is the new Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G lens which was announced over a month ago. The new 85mm f/1.4 lens with and without the hood on: This is how the size of the new AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens compares to the AF-S 50mm f/1.4 and AF-S 24mm f/1.4 lenses – it is slightly shorter and thicker than the new  24mm lens. The weight [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 02:02:01

How The Environment Plays A Role In Learning | World News Today

For instance, certain individuals may be brought up in the same culture, come from the same income bracket, they may like the same leisure activities and score the same results in an IQ test but one may still be more knowledgeable than the other. This is because every individual has their own uniqueness and they respond differently to different environments. (Wood, 1998) Some environments may enhance learning experiences in comparison to others. For instance, environments in which there are many knowledgeable people normally encourage others to want to learn more about them. Therefore, such [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 16:42:05

Eric's Archived Thoughts: A Textile Filter for BBEdit?

A few days back I tweeted a request for a Textile filter for BBEdit, which is one of those things people have asked for over the years but has never actually appeared. There’s been a Markdown filter since forever, but since I find myself on Basecamp a lot for business reasons and Basecamp uses Textile I’d really prefer to stick to one syntax instead of constantly confusing myself by switching between two similar syntaxes. (And I prefer to use BBEdit because I like it a lot, know it well, and have no compelling reason to switch. Please take any thoughts of text-editor snobbery or [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 19:46:49

DUI BLOG: How Body Temperature Changes Breathalyzer Results

As I have said in earlier posts, law enforcement investigation techniques depend largely upon the fictitious premise that all humans are physiologically identical (see “Convicting the Average DUI Suspect"). Without that presumption, field sobriety and breath alcohol tests would not be possible. I have previously discussed many examples of physiological differences — from person to person and within one person from moment to moment — which will directly alter breath or blood alcohol testing (see, for example, “Diabetes and the Counterfeit DUI”, “GERD, Acid Reflux and False [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:02:59

Pleiotropy: Some more junk DNA shown to have function

It shows a function for some "junk DNA" - DNA that does not serve any function for the developing organisms - namely in coding for micropeptides (very short proteins), which have now been shown to have a regulatory function in Drosophila. The first lines of the abstract readsA substantial proportion of eukaryotic transcripts are considered to be noncoding RNAs because they contain only short open reading frames (sORFs). Recent findings suggest, however, that some sORFs encode small bioactive peptides. Here, we show that peptides of 11 to 32 amino acids encoded by the polished rice (pri) sORF [more...]

Date: 2010-07-19 07:00:00

2nd floor » Blog Archive » Setting up OpenLDAP for MySQL ...

shell> ldapadd -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com" -W -f mem-ldap.ldif.txt Enter LDAP Password: adding new entry "dc=example,dc=com" adding new entry "ou=People,dc=example,dc=com" adding new entry "uid=user1,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com" adding new entry "uid=user2,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com" adding new entry "ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com" adding new entry "cn=admin,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com" adding new entry "cn=dba,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com" And now we can see the results with: shell> ldapsearch -x -H ldap:///localhost -b 'dc=example,dc=com' # extended LDIF # # LDAPv3 # base with scope [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 20:00:02

JavaScript Engines: How to Compile Them - Sencha - Blog

A classic example is when you manipulate DOM using JavaScript: what's really happening is that JavaScript code is binding to a non-Javascript browser object (a DOM element) which lives inside the browser. In a future installment, I'll will look at .... Often SunSpider benchmark is started from a web browser (since it is the easiest way to test the browser's JavaScript engine). However, we can always run it from a command line, especially if we have the mini interpreter. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 19:05:39

LensRentals.com - How to Shoot with Wide Aperture Lenses

For example a 35mm f/1.4 on a full frame camera has a depth of field of 9 inches when focused 6 feet away, a 3 foot depth of field when focused 12 feet away, and a 21 foot depth of field when focused 30 feet away. ... If you can't find out online, test by shooting the same target at widest aperture; f/1.4; f/1.8; f/2.2; and f/2.8. If focus changes then focus shift is present. Plan to shoot either wide open or stopped down, not in between. Before going out shooting, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 06:59:11

Xen-devel - xl create fail with qcow2 image sometimes

I use follow command to create qcow2 image. qemu-img-xen create -f qcow2 test.img -b /share/xvs/img/app/ia32e-SMP.img But sometimes it is successful to create guest. For example: I use qemu-img-xen to create two same images: test.qcow2 and test1.qcow2. Using same config file to create guest, it is successful with test.qcow2 but fail with test1.qcow2. The changeset i used is 22155. Anyone meet this issue? Or any suggestion? best regards [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:00:38

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