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Case for incentives to promote antibiotic research
The epidemic of antibiotic resistance is not matched by discovery of new classes of antibiotics threatening to cut short many lives in the near future. This striking lack of innovation is less a result of technological hurdles than a failure of market economics. Decades ago, large pharma realized that there is more money to be made from discovering blockbuster chronic care drugs that turn patients into golden goose that laid golden eggs for the remainder of their lives than curative medicines like antibiotics that were used only for short periods of time despite the high societal value associated with curative medicines. This is analogous to funding for military research where there really is no free market. The solution lies in a combination of public funding for basic research and giving economic incentives to do research and and development for antibiotics. 
Paying for innovation: Reimbursement incentives for antibiotics 
http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/276/276fs9.abstract
#antibiotics   #drugresistance   #microbialresistance  
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+Martin Lewitt the approach to antibiotics should be based on considerations of evolution through natural selection. 
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Forensic DNA Phenotyping 
Even the scriptwriters of fictional Crime procedure dramas could not come with this but it becoming a reality sooner than later, the ability to know the physical profile of an individual, even the face from a sample of DNA. 
The growing capability to determine physical characteristics from genetics can help the police, but it also raises questions of rights and profiling.
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Bonelli's eagle in flight Aquila fasciata 
A medium sized eagle which is a resident breeder across Eurasia and Africa it prefers open country with large trees in between (for nesting). It is also called tail-banded eagle because of the characteristic banding on the tail (clearly visible here). This one's carrying twigs for its nest. Nests are large usually at bifurcation of branches on large trees and a breeding pair usually maintains more than one at a time and they sometimes alternate between nests. #eagle   #Birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery  
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Lost cities of Amazon and Sahara 
Beneath the wilderness of inhispitable Sahara desert and the vast rainforest of Amazon hide the remnants of ancient thriving civilizations. New technologies like satellite photographs (Sahara) and drone mounted radar (Amazon) are shedding light in terrain which are impossible survey on the ground. 
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Who are the Tibetans? 
With an average elevation above 4000 meters, Tibetan plateau is among the most formidable places to live. Genetic studies are revealing the interesting (pre-history) of Tibetans. Evidence points to contributions from multiple ancient sources (west, south and East) with later immigration by Han Chinese. 
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6223/708.full
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Which of the brown shrikes?
Taken on 15 February 2015 at Lucknow, India
Habitat - Tall grassland on the roadside near a lake.
The group of shrikes earlier lumped into Lanius cristatus as a polytypic species has been split back into three groups exemplified by eastern brown shrike Lanius cristatus (cristatus group),  Isabelline shrike (isabelline group) and the western red backed shrike (collurio group), each group having other related member species each with its own specific breeding grounds spread east to west across Eurasia. To confuse matters further, some have even exchanged places! after the discovery that the type specimen for Isabelline shrike itself was misclassified necessitating reassignment of species name as per convention. For more on the classification conundrum look up the following references. The new taxonomy of the "Isabelline Shrike" Lanius isabellinus complex - with notes on racial identification talks about the recent flux in relation to isabelline shrikes
http://www.surfbirds.com/ID%20Articles/Isabelline.html
+Tim Worfolk a foremost expert on shrikes talks about the state of the art on classification of brown/isabelline/red-backed shrikes
http://www.dutchbirding.nl/content/journal/pdf/2000-6.pdf 
This shrike seen in the picture has a relatively large head and beak with striking absence of markings on the wings and white rump and rufous tail. The bandit mask is absent in front of the eyes. Although at first glance, the indistinct bandit mark should make one think of Isabelline, the rufous crown and consequent prominence of the supercilium becomes a problem which brings up the possibility of a 1st winter brown shrike. However, brown shrikes, even 1st winter ones (or even the typical isabelline) have highly prominent markings on the wings which are prominently absent here. 
This brings up the possibility whether this is the Lanius arenarius (chinese shrike) which is a recently recognized species (hence not there in the field guides) which fits the bill. [Details there in the monograph by Tim Worfolk]. While it is easily recognized and distinguished in its breeding grounds, its wintering areas south are unknown. A good candidate is India but with its absence from the field guides, Lanius arenarius is most likely to be misclassified as either Isabelline shrike or juvenile brown shrike. Expert opinion would be welcome. 
Here is a link to a book on shrikes by +Tim Worfolk  but apparently it predates the assignment of Lanius arenarius and doesn't even feature the word in the entire book. 
http://books.google.co.in/books/about/Shrikes.html?id=xWx7ESWeq2QC
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Climate sceptic who claimed that all climatic variations are due to changes in solar cycles found to have lied about his funding from Energy companies
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Hello Friends
It was magical sitting there and watching these long legged beauties working their way along the lakeshore. The setting sun reflected off the leaves creating a glow enhancing their beauty. They behaved as if they knew how beautiful they were and that people were watching in awe.

Black-Necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus

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1/2000 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 640
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 #birdsgallery +Susan Wilkinson +Heinrich Wagner    #birds4all     #birdloversworldwide    #birdloversoftheworld      #birdlovers   #birdphotos      #passerina    #10000photographers   #10000photographersaroundtheworld    #birdpoker     #naturephotography    #naturephotographers   #natureandwildlifephotos      #hqspbirds    
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#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes
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Lenovo shipped malware its computers   #lenovo   #superfish  
If you have a Lenovo laptop or desktop and you use it for ebanking or ecommerce you have a problem. They pre-loaded it with malware that could compromise internet security named superfish. It intercepted encrypted communications and also did image analysis of you web browser screen nullifying the security of the web besides potentially creating a vector for attack. Who knows if any of the chinese hackers have already used it. 
Unistall superfish if you are one of those affected. 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-19/lenovo-says-it-messed-up-by-preloading-web-tracking-software
 
Lenovo: We're sorry. We messed up. We're owning it. And we're making sure it never happens again. Fully uninstall Superfish: http://t.co/mSSUwp5EQE
Step 1. Step 1: On Windows 8.1, Open Search. step-1-a.png. Step 2: Search for “remove programs” and select “Add or remove programs”. step-2-remove.png. Step 3. In the list of installed items, locate “Superfish Inc. Visual Discovery”. Note: If you do not find an item with the name “Superfish Inc.
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Second coming of the Large Hadron Collider 
The LHC is expected to come back online this May and the scientists are gearing up for the second run of LHC which would produce Higg's boson at a rate five times greater than the original run. Heralding the same will be special session at the ongoing AAAS (American Academy for the advancement of Science) meeting at San Jose. 
Five things scientists could learn with their new, improved particle accelerator  http://goo.gl/z1OcRO
https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2015/webprogram/Session9400.htm
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Which of the brown shrikes?
Taken on 15 February 2015 at Lucknow, India
Habitat - Tall grassland on the roadside near a lake.
The group of shrikes earlier lumped into Lanius cristatus as a polytypic species has been split back into three groups exemplified by eastern brown shrike Lanius cristatus (cristatus group),  Isabelline shrike (isabelline group) and the western red backed shrike (collurio group), each group having other related member species each with its own specific breeding grounds spread east to west across Eurasia. To confuse matters further, some have even exchanged places! after the discovery that the type specimen for Isabelline shrike itself was misclassified necessitating reassignment of species name as per convention. For more on the classification conundrum look up the following references. *The new taxonomy of the "Isabelline Shrike" Lanius isabellinus complex - with notes on racial identification* talks about the recent flux in relation to isabelline shrikes
http://www.surfbirds.com/ID%20Articles/Isabelline.html
+Tim Worfolk a foremost expert on shrikes talks about the state of the art on classification of brown/isabelline/red-backed shrikes
http://www.dutchbirding.nl/content/journal/pdf/2000-6.pdf 
This shrike seen in the picture has a relatively large head and beak with striking absence of markings on the wings and white rump and rufous tail. The bandit mask is absent in front of the eyes. Although at first glance, the indistinct bandit mark should make one think of Isabelline, the rufous crown and consequent prominence of the supercilium becomes a problem which brings up the possibility of a 1st winter brown shrike. However, brown shrikes, even 1st winter ones (or even the typical isabelline) have highly prominent markings on the wings which are prominently absent here. 
This brings up the possibility whether this is the Lanius arenarius (chinese shrike) which is a recently recognized species (hence not there in the field guides) which fits the bill. [Details there in the monograph by Tim Worfolk]. While it is easily recognized and distinguished in its breeding grounds, its wintering areas south are unknown. A good candidate is India but with its absence from the field guides, Lanius arenarius is most likely to be misclassified as either Isabelline shrike or juvenile brown shrike. Expert opinion would be welcome. 
Here is a link to a book on shrikes by +Tim Worfolk  but apparently it predates the assignment of Lanius arenarius and doesn't even feature the word in the entire book. 
http://books.google.co.in/books/about/Shrikes.html?id=xWx7ESWeq2QC
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Outstanding capture...lovely bird..
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Time to Ponder - Remembering Giordano Bruno
When we condemn the medieval atrocities of ISIS, lest we forget that not long ago, something similar happened in renaissance Europe. 
The Campo de’ Fiori, near the spot where Julius Caesar was murdered, is Rome’s marketplace and also the place where heretics were executed.
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+John Blossom I made this post as a reminder that attempting to tackle the contradictions in Islam without confronting our past wont lead us anywhere. 
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    DM Clinical Immunology, 2001 - 2003
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    MD Internal Medicine, 1997 - 2000
  • Kozhikode Medical College
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  • Sainik School Kazhakootam SSKZM
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    Associate Professor, Clinical Immunology, 2008 - 2011
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    Assistant Professor, Clinical Immunology, 2004 - 2008
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
    Assistant Professor, Rheumatology and Immunology, 2004 - 2004
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About a month ago, I started learning how to animate. The animation teacher comes every alternate Saturday. When we started classes, the ins

Is the Field of Psychology Biased Against Conservatives?
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Members of the field are overwhelmingly liberal. Unsurprisingly, few see that as a problem.

Tornadoes striking United States in bunches
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Variability in tornado occurrence rises even as average stays flat

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So I recently recycled the Madagascar pochard article from Tet Zoo ver 1, first published in 2006. As you might have realised if you read th

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Tardy delivery (Took weeks) Nasty fine print. (It says goods once accepted during delivery won't be returned or refunded). No return or refund policy for bad goods. Extremely poor packaging. Both the package and the furniture (showing outside through packaging) were damaged. Once the damaged goods were rejected, they had no policy to return it. They want to force the customer to accept the damaged goods while their terms say that they will not refund once the consignment is accepted. This is contrary to industry practice followed by other e-commerce sites like amazon or fabfurnish or shoppers stop! "This is with regards to the mail appended below. We Sincerely understand the concern. We would request you to kindly accept the consignment. The damage part would get replaced once we get to know the details. Kindly confirm back , so as to make an arrangement to deliver the material at your residence. Thanks for the assistance and patience. Warm Regards, Anand A. Asst Manager E- Commerce."
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Such a wonderful but not very famous bird sanctuary. Quite place ideal for Birding. Lots of varieties of birds. If seriously into Birding, worth several days. I went there with +Nigil Haroon
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Worst Movie 3D theater and the most atrocious experience ever. Glasses were so scratched and dirty, it was way better without glasses despite the double images. Avoid if you can. Saw the Sunday evening 7.50 pm show on 25th May (X Men)
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