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Siberian Rubythroat  _Luscinia calliope_ 
A migratory flycatcher that breeds in the lowland taiga and subalpine shrubbery in Siberia and winters in India and south east Asia, the males have this brilliant patch on the throat. They are shy and prefer densely vegetation in their winter grounds. They can be differentiated from the similar white tailed rubythroat which has a black patch in the breast region besides the white in the tail. Females have a dull coloration with absent red beck patch. Although the range maps show them as restricted to Eastern India, they have been sighted every year at Bharatpur in Rajastan and this one and its pair have been seen there in my campus since the last few weeks (we weren't looking for them before since the first sighting came as a surprise). Due to its secretive nature, their presence is likely to be under estimated. #Birds   #birdphotography  http://goo.gl/lSEuk1
+Rushil Fernandes who first spotted this bird in Lucknow
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Chitra Valve - the prosthetic heart valve developed by Sri Chitra Institute in Thiruvananthapuram, has been used used on 50,000 patients 
The Chitra Heart Valve: A $350 Heart Valve Replacement
http://goo.gl/SqWi1b And product specifications
http://www.ttkhealthcare.com/heartvalve/heartvalve_features.htm
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Humans don't seem to need 1171 genes! 
deCODE genomics has been sequencing and studying the genome of Icelandic people. Among their discoveries, they found that 8000 Icelanders carry two non-functional copies of 1171 genes between them apparently without major disease. These natural human equivalents of knock-outs offer ways to study their function and explore their potential as therapeutic targets if they can protect people from any disease. 
This is just scratching the surface. 
First study of a nation’s genomes reveals intriguing insights into Icelandic people
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+Gary Ray R​​ will remember it  I generally don't post more than once a day (in all of g+) and today was a an exception in a long time 
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Hunter gatherers have greater diversity in gut flora 
Our gut (and indeed all our external and internal surfaces), contains complex colonies of billions of bacteria called microbiome. They perform key functions ranging from metabolizing and synthesizing nutrients (vitamin K) to maintaining mucosal integrity and mucosal immunity. Alterations in gut microbiota has been linked to humans diseases including Crohns disease, obesity and diabetes mellitus. The mircobiome is influenced by diet as well as cohabitation. The intriguing quesiton whether our modern life style diseases originate from faulty diet or faulty microbiome led to this study on the gut microbiota of hunter gatherer communities. They had much higher diversity of gut microbes than those living a modern city life. Among these were species of non-pathogenic Treponema that are found in other species (pigs, other primates) but not in the gut of humans in developed societies. The million dollar question is whether the diseases like obesity and metabolic syndrome or autoimmunity is linked to the lack of microbial diversity or to the absence or presence of individual varieties of microbes. #microbiome   #paleodiet  
Subsistence strategies in traditional societies distinguish gut microbiomes http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150325/ncomms7505/full/ncomms7505.html  [Via +Gary Ray R ]
Find may be the result of a nonindustrialized diet
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+Ian McLeod We need to learn more before we can do anything really. Some of the received wisdom may turn out wrong. Milk fat promotes proinflammatory and harmful bacteria for one. One of the strategies is fecal transplantation but we will have to define a healthy biome first. 
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Interleukin-3 holds the key to sepsis 
Sepsis is among the most common causes of death among hospitalized patients despite the wide availability of effective antibiotics since most of the damage is done by our own immune system. Although the storm of inflammatory cytokines IL-1, TNF and IL6 are involved in sepsis, blocking them has not helped, indeed the TNF blocker infliximab was initially developed for sepsis before its success in rheumatoid arthritis saved its maker Centocor from bankruptcy. 
A new study in Science has now brought renewed hope and attention on the pleiotropic cytokine IL-3 (interleukin-3) which is capable of activating multiple myeloid lineage cells (monocytes and macrophages who in turn produce cytokines like IL1 and TNF). Patients with higher IL3 levels were found to have higher mortality compared to those with lower levels. Blocking IL3 through antibodies or knock outs seemed to give protection against sepsis induced death without compromising the ability of the animals to clear bacterial infections. The primary source of IL3 seems to be the B1 Bcells although some T cells also can produce them. 
This gives us renewed hope while we await results from future intervention trials. #sepsis   #interleukin3  
Interleukin-3 amplifies acute inflammation and is a potential therapeutic target in sepsis
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6227/1260.full
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Social media gives a boost to crowd sourced search for new antibiotics 
Most of the major antibiotics includingincluding sterptomycin and vancomycin were first isolated from soil fungi and the solution to the shortage of antibiotics might also come from soil and most of the worlds soils remain unexplored. A crowd-sourced project to sample soil from around world got a boost after it got a mention in Reddit. Lets see what Google+ can do.  
Get your hands dirty - make a difference
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Soil sample collection project designed to find new drugs explodes in popularity
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Soil you say? I try to tell people this years ago and we wonder why people get sick or flesh eating deaseses mad cow. Farmers using cow shit or chicken shit is bullshit. We are eating it in our produce. Yum yum. Now a super viruses contributes to colds. 
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Rethinking the Narrative of Mars "Colonisation"
Biologist Dr +DN Lee has been doing an amazing job educating on how enthusiastic narratives of "colonising" Mars are problematic. On her Twitter, Lee notes that the dominant ways of talking about colonisation add to the marginalisation of under-represented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). If we want to make science more inclusive, we need to better understand how the stories we tell about STEM may exclude and damage under-represented groups we are trying to support.

Not Just Semantics 
Lee notes that talking about Mars in terms of colonisation is not simply an issue of semantics - for example using "settlement" instead of colonising. Rather, media narratives unquestioningly champion rich White men's ideas about what Mars travel should mean: "we don't have to be stuck on Earth!" The narrative is being framed around "saving" humanity. (See a Storify of Lee's discussion for further context http://goo.gl/Ugg527

Lee asks: saving from what, whom, and why? And in this re-imagining of humanity's salvation, who is left behind? Who does the dangerous, under-paid work of building new colonised spaces? In short, what have we learned from history about colonisation? It is rooted in exploitation and inequality. On Twitter, Lee writes:

"When I hear scientists discuss "for the good of humanity" I check who is talking and if they listen to "others." History AND Contemporary events have demonstrated how often people will exploit and harm 'others' when diverse ppl cant inform policy... If Mars will be better place (where the wealthy are clamoring to) & earth is the place to be "stuck", then WHO is stuck & w/ what resources... In human history there's a profound diff in exploration, recon, even trading with other peoples vs Imperialism, conquering & colonization...Thing is, when Some of us hear Colonization, Enterprise Expansion, New wealth acquisition, we have a VERY different Movie trailer playing"

Lee is clear that space exploration is not the problem; she is questioning the context of talking about Mars as a place to colonise, as a way to escape problems on Earth, which have arisen as a result of colonial practices in the first place.

White Male Privilege in STEM Narratives
Lee demonstrates that White male entrepreneurs encourage the public to give up on our responsibilities on Earth, both environmentally and socially. They do so in ways that mirror the colonisation of Indigenous cultures.

Lee shows that this Mars narrative is exclusionary. The reaction to her discussion amplifies this exclusion.

White male space enthusiasts have been arguing back at Lee on Twitter, saying that Mars represents an opportunity to start over; to get social justice right. They tell her that if she continues to be "negative," she will miss out on the opportunity to engage with the future of space science, because the public will turn off her. One White man even said to Lee the equivalent of: We need women like you on Mars to procreate! (As if women's special place in this brave new world is solely to reproduce, rather than her scientific practice and the leadership she is demonstrating.)

Former NASA engineer Homer Hickam was one of the men who dismissed Lee's conversation as "silly." Hickam is someone Lee says she looked up to (Hickam's life story inspired the movie October Sky starring Jake Gyllenhaal). She tried to engage him in a discussion about why the points of view of people of colour (POC) matter. She discussed colonialism and White male privilege. For example, his views as a White man dominate STEM, but her views as woman of colour are dismissed.

Hickam responded that he is proud that his ancestors had social privilege because that means they were successful and earned their place in colonised spaces (!). He even evoked a long-lost Native American ancestor to justify his racist comments. Hickam derided Lee's concerns as a fellow scientist because she is a woman of colour. He then blocked her, effectively shutting down the conversation about inclusion. As a senior figure in STEM with greater social power, Hickam proves Lee's argument, that only White men's views are allowed respect in STEM.

Lee notes that if we can't get the conversation about diversity and inclusion right, here and now - then how can we ever hope to restart afresh elsewhere?

Why Understanding Colonialism Matters in STEM
Exploration can happen in many ways, and these do not necessarily have to involve exploitation, enslavement, dispossession, rape, genocide, removal of children from their communities, being forced into missionary settlements, forced to convert religion and violently made to assimilate. Colonialism only happens through violence - including all the methods mentioned, which have happened to Indigenous groups around the world. This colonial violence continues in the present day.

In Australia, our Indigenous population was the first to migrate out of Africa 75,000 years ago. Their population was decimated when Europeans arrived in Australia in 1788. The colonisers declared Australia "terra nullius" (uninhabited land). Indigenous Australians, like all other Indigenous groups, have suffered violence and inequalities ever since. In fact, right now, the Australian Government is forcing 150 Indigenous communities off their ancestral lands in Western Australia. This will make 12,000 Aboriginal people refugees in their own country (http://goo.gl/G8ebIA).

Why is this happening? Because the Government says living in these lands is not economically viable and wanting to live there is a "lifestyle choice" the Government does not support. More to the point, these communities are set up on land that is rich in natural resources. Other parts of Western Australia are just as remote, yet business and Government made them viable so mining towns could be set up.

So the point Lee makes about colonial narratives is valid and pressing: rich White men make decisions that adversely affect minorities. They talk about these decisions in ways that replicate historical violence, and in so doing, they compound inequalities happening on Earth. Lee is saying: why would Mars be any different if Indigenous and POC perspectives are being forced out of discussions and policy making?

Imagine you are a young Indigenous child intrigued about space. Indigenous groups, including in Australia, already have many sacred stories about the stars. What a great way to connect them with STEM! But now imagine they see these media stories, where White men conceive of space travel in colonial terms, while at the same time they are living through their communities being pushed off their lands. They also see only a few brave people of colour, like Lee, standing up to big-name White men in STEM, while they and other so-called "allies" are calling this Black scientist "silly."

We have so few Indigenous groups in STEM as it is; the numbers in astronomy can be counted in one hand when we look at gender breakdowns.* So why would these minorities want to join STEM if White scientists want to assert their right to ignore historical violence? STEM pushes out minorities in many ways; this is just one example.

Language is not benign. Language matters for diversity and inclusion, as do the ideas informing our choice of words, and the stories we choose to weave, and those we ignore. 

Making STEM Inclusive
Lee's Storify only covers the first day of comments; Lee has been fending off racist push-back for the past couple of days. I encourage you to go to Lee's Twitter feed to read how she further connects her argument to discussions about diversity in STEM. 

Lee's key point is on the importance of framing STEM stories in a more inclusive manner. It's not just words; it's the thinking behind it that also influences how we teach and learn science; it's how existing policies are maintained; it's how some voices continue to shout down Others. 

For an complementary perspective, see +Glendon Mellow's tweets, where he uses an art metaphor. The culture, training and perspective of the first artists sent to Mars will shape how the new world is designed. If that view is White, male and framed around colonialism, that will be reflected in the infrastructure. http://goo.gl/3DsxLN

The conversation I want to lead here is: how can we learn from Lee's arguments to make science more inclusive? How might we use this perspective in our teaching and advocacy? How can we use this to support diversity and inclusion? 

Happy to talk further on this - note that I don't allow abuse or derailment on my threads.

Notes
Lee's Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/DNLee5
Image via Lee: http://goo.gl/VbPdWo *I'll be publishing these data soon on the Women in Astronomy blog. #sociology   #socialscience   #stemeducation   #diversity   #stemwomen   #woc   #blackandstem   #indigenous  
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Great post. When you look at movies like "Interstellar" this theme is played out clearly. The whole apocalytic genre of films that dominates today seems to be geared to keep people "eating sour grapes" - to codify that people are powerless to change these patterns.
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Darker Matter

There’s nothing like dark matter to fire up a discussion about astrophysics. We have lots of evidence to support dark matter, and we’ve determined some of it’s physical properties such as the fact that it is cold rather than hot (ruling out things like neutrinos). But because we don’t know everything about dark matter, and since we haven’t directly detected dark matter particles in a lab, there are constant accusations from the general public that dark matter is just a “patch” over our ignorance, or that astronomers have simply made up dark matter in order to keep the status quo (and our jobs) alive. If we can’t see it, the argument goes, then we can’t be certain it exists. Except we can see it, such as the blue smudges in the image above.

The image shows a false-color representation of dark matter in six different galaxy clusters. Just as we can’t see infrared directly, but can detect it’s presence through CCD camera, we can detect dark matter by its gravitational effects on background light. The images are part of a recent work that analyzed the dark matter distribution in 72 colliding galaxy clusters. The results have further defined the nature of dark matter. For one thing, the distribution of regular matter and dark matter are distinctly different in these clusters. So much so that the team can validate the existence of dark matter to 7.6σ. In other words, the chance of these results being a false positive is 1 in 3 x 10-14. It’s hard to get more certain than that, so if anyone wants see direct evidence of dark matter, show them the above image.

But the results didn’t stop there. Because these are colliding galaxy clusters, the dark matter from each region is colliding as well. Since dark matter is diffuse rather than clumped into stars, when dark matter collides it will interact, and the strength of this interaction can be determined by the resulting distribution. We measure the interaction strength of particles as a cross section, and this work shows that the self-interaction cross section for dark matter is less than 0.47 cm2/g. This is quite small, and it means that not only is dark matter weakly interacting with regular matter, it’s weakly interacting with itself. Basically, it’s even darker than we thought.

This constraint is strong enough that it eliminates some of the models trying to extend the standard model of particle physics. It also puts into question some of the claims of gamma rays being produced by colliding dark matter. There are still things to learn about dark matter, and we’d still love to detect dark matter directly, but the claim that dark matter might not exist is untenable at this point.

Paper: Harvey et al. The nongravitational interactions of dark matter in colliding galaxy clusters. 347 (6229): 1462-1465 (2015)
A study of 72 colliding galaxy clusters has found that dark matter is not only real, it interacts with itself even less than we thought.
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No dark matter but a force from moving mass.
Here is the mathematical model of the force. This model has been confirmed on the anomaly of the exoplanet Pegasis 51b orbiting the star 51 Peg. So on a real observation.

Using the Newtonian force to calculate the gravitational force and the centrifugal force that is applied to Pegasis 51b , we get a difference of -11% . This planet should have been crashed on his star long ago . But applying this model , 99% of the error is corrected .

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102222419079553680837/posts/EHw2sPrdGaJ?pid=6131295485454322898&oid=102222419079553680837
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Able Lawrence originally shared to Science on G+ (• Genetics):
 
Humans don't seem to need 1171 genes! 
deCODE genomics has been sequencing and studying the genome of Icelandic people. Among their discoveries, they found that 8000 Icelanders carry two non-functional copies of 1171 genes between them apparently without major disease. These natural human equivalents of knock-outs offer ways to study their function and explore their potential as therapeutic targets if they can protect people from any disease. 
This is just scratching the surface. 
First study of a nation’s genomes reveals intriguing insights into Icelandic people
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French Canadians are inbred as well, with millions related through a small founder population of a few thousand.  7th cousins are often as closely related as 5th and 5th as 3rd, etc.  
Enzyme families are the classic example of redundancy.  An enzyme that does most of particular work gets knocked out, so the substrate levels are a little higher and a related enzyme steps into the breach, and the homeostasis is still good.
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Hunter gatherers have greater diversity in gut flora 
Our gut (and indeed all our external and internal surfaces), contains complex colonies of billions of bacteria called microbiome. They perform key functions ranging from metabolizing and synthesizing nutrients (vitamin K) to maintaining mucosal integrity and mucosal immunity. Alterations in gut microbiota has been linked to humans diseases including Crohns disease, obesity and diabetes mellitus. The mircobiome is influenced by diet as well as cohabitation. The intriguing quesiton whether our modern life style diseases originate from faulty diet or faulty microbiome led to this study on the gut microbiota of hunter gatherer communities. They had much higher diversity of gut microbes than those living a modern city life. Among these were species of non-pathogenic Treponema that are found in other species (pigs, other primates) but not in the gut of humans in developed societies. The million dollar question is whether the diseases like obesity and metabolic syndrome or autoimmunity is linked to the lack of microbial diversity or to the absence or presence of individual varieties of microbes. #microbiome   #paleodiet  
Find may be the result of a nonindustrialized diet
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Likely a combination of factors.
The act of eating stimulates an immune response.
Our diet likely doesn't contain the quantity of pathogens that hunter-gatheres were exposed to, so types of gut bacteria to contend with them are no longer needed.
Our diet has also evolved over the short period of time since agriculture became the focus, a potential catalyst for microbiome mutation - good or bad.
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Interleukin-3 holds the key to sepsis 
Sepsis is among the most common causes of death among hospitalized patients despite the wide availability of effective antibiotics since most of the damage is done by our own immune system. Although the storm of inflammatory cytokines IL-1, TNF and IL6 are involved in sepsis, blocking them has not helped, indeed the TNF blocker infliximab was initially developed for sepsis before its success in rheumatoid arthritis saved its maker Centocor from bankruptcy. 
A new study in Science has now brought renewed hope and attention on the pleiotropic cytokine IL-3 (interleukin-3) which is capable of activating multiple myeloid lineage cells (monocytes and macrophages who in turn produce cytokines like IL1 and TNF). Patients with higher IL3 levels were found to have higher mortality compared to those with lower levels. Blocking IL3 through antibodies or knock outs seemed to give protection against sepsis induced death without compromising the ability of the animals to clear bacterial infections. The primary source of IL3 seems to be the B1 Bcells although some T cells also can produce them. 
This gives us renewed hope while we await results from future intervention trials. #sepsis   #interleukin3  
Interleukin-3 amplifies acute inflammation and is a potential therapeutic target in sepsis
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6227/1260.full
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+Zephyr López Cervilla​ auto correct error. Rectified 
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Mottled wood owl Strix ocellata 
A large owl found in the plains of Indiian subcontinent, it is found in the wooded areas and the mango and banyan groves surrounding villages, it feeds on rodents and small birds. It has concentric circles in its facial disc, it has a white collar and red eyelids with a dark brown iris. There is variable red coloration in the facial disc as well. They are usually found in pairs and the pair calls to each other at dawn and dusk. 
With +Rushil Fernandes​ who spotted this in the canopy. 
#Owl   #Birds   #birdphotography  #300mmmonday 
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Nice owl :)
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