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Derya Unutmaz
Works at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Attended New York University School of Medicine
Lives in Farmington, CT
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Brian Bartlett lost his leg at 24. Rose Eveleth hears how a man who just wanted to ski again invented a new kind of knee.
Brian Bartlett lost his leg at 24. Rose Eveleth hears how a man who just wanted to ski again invented a new kind of knee.
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Sad news ... Famed mathematician #JohnNash  , whose accomplished life inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. The 86-year-old died along with his wife, 82-year-old Alicia Nash
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It was even hard to breath watching this! What a profoundly harmonious performance!
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WOW.
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Blues Brothers 2000 - Ghost rider in the sky 
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Unraveling the Influence of Gut Microbes on the Mind.

Within the last decade, the phrase “gut feelings” has taken on a whole new meaning. Traditionally, scientists have focused on the role of the central nervous system in regulating our moods and behaviors, but a paradigm shift is afoot, with new research revealing a unique role of our gut microbiota in influencing emotion.

JAMA, http://goo.gl/Tvtb2v
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Tribute to #JohnNash  who died today in a tragic accident.
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+Jason Jordan he didn't have mental impairment. He was extremely intelligent. He was committed because his mother and sister were pissed that he didn't visit enough.
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Susana M. originally shared to Science News:
 
Very important advance!
Professor Merlin Crossley and his team have shown that changing just a single letter of the DNA of human red blood cells in the laboratory increases their production of oxygen-carrying haemoglobin, a world-first advance that could lead to a cure for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders.
Read more:
http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/new-age-genome-editing-could-lead-cure-sickle-cell-anaemia

Research article:
Editing the genome to introduce a beneficial naturally occurring mutation associated with increased fetal globin
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150514/ncomms8085/full/ncomms8085.html

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Maybe this could help me get off iron.
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Truly appalling!

"The pitch was simple, and played on the images of a devastating disease to tug on heartstrings and open pocketbooks.

One of the websites featured pictures of smiling children, some of them in hospital beds, one in a tutu and a scarf covering her bare head.

The money, people were told, would go directly to helping women and children sick with cancer, paying for wigs, pain medications, and transportation to chemotherapy appointments.

All of those claims were “outright lies,” according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission, all 50 states and the District of Columbia."
The pitch was simple, and played on the images of a devastating disease to tug on heartstrings and open pocketbooks.
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I question the entire cancer-industrial-complex. If a simple inexpensive cure came along, I believe they would do all they could to protect their profit flows.
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The Dunning–Kruger effect.

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. Conversely, highly skilled individuals tend to underestimate their relative competence, erroneously assuming that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others. The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.

The phenomenon was first tested in a series of experiments published in 1999 by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University. They  proposed that, for a given skill, incompetent people will:

- fail to recognize their own lack of skill
- fail to recognize genuine skill in others
- fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy
- recognize and acknowledge their own previous lack of skill, if they are exposed to training for that skill.

Dunning and Kruger were awarded the 2000 satirical Ig Nobel Prize in Psychology.

Read more: http://goo.gl/INBWwg
The Basic Laws of Human Stupidityhttp://goo.gl/DMXkKC
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homer simpson? what are you doin in the brain sugeons office? getting a transplant? lolololol
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Today’s digital photos are far more vivid than just a few years ago, thanks to a steady stream of advances in optics, detectors, and software. Similar advances have also improved the ability of machines called cryo-electron microscopes (cryo-EMs) to see the Lilliputian world of atoms and molecules. Now, researchers report that they’ve created the highest ever resolution cryo-EM image, revealing a druglike molecule bound to its protein target at near atomic resolution. The resolution is so sharp that it rivals images produced by x-ray crystallography, long the gold standard for mapping the atomic contours of proteins. This newfound success is likely to dramatically help drugmakers design novel medicines for a wide variety of conditions
Researchers report that they’ve created the highest ever resolution cryo-EM image
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When Dr. Ian Crozier was released from Emory University Hospital in October after a long, brutal fight with Ebola that nearly ended his life, his medical team thought he was cured. But less than two months later, he was back at the hospital with fading sight, intense pain and soaring pressure in his left eye.

Test results were chilling: The inside of Dr. Crozier’s eye was teeming with Ebola.

His doctors were amazed. They had considered the possibility that the virus had invaded his eye, but they had not really expected to find it. 
Dr. Ian Crozier, who survived an Ebola infection last fall, calls himself a poster child for “post-Ebola syndrome,” which is also being reported in West Africa.
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  • New York University School of Medicine
    Immunology, 1996 - 1999
  • Marmara University School of Medicine
    Medicine, 1984 - 1990
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I am a biomedical scientist interested in human immunology and regenerative medicine. My research focus is to understand the basic mechanisms of human immune response and  regulation. 

Our scientific goal is to ultimately fine tune the immune system. On the one hand, we aim to find better ways to boost the immune system against infections and to develop vaccines. On the other hand, we would like to reprogram to suppress the unwanted immunity to prevent autoimmune diseases and  inflammation, which also contributes to several cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases of aging. We are also developing stem cell and genetic engineering technologies to regenerate the immune system during aging and in immune deficiencies such as HIV infection. 

I am also interested in other technological advances in biological systems, robotics, nanotechnology and computation or artificial intelligence. I am highly optimistic  that we can overcome any problem our civilization encounters through science and technology.

My blog biosingularity follows some of the advances in biology, medicine and health. 

I am inspired by many remarkable people, some of whom I was greatly fortunate to know personally. However, two people have always been on the top of this list: Richard Feynman and Steve Jobs. They are also the reflection of my passion to change the world to enrich our lives through science, rational or creative thinking, elegant and practical application of technology.  Perhaps not surprisingly, I am a relentless fan of Apple products. 



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Scientist, Professor of Microbiology, Pathology and Medicine.
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  • The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
    Professor, 2015 - present
  • NYU School of Medicine
    Professor of Microbiology, Medicine and Pathology, 2013 - present
  • NYU School of Medicine
    Associate professor of Microbiology, Medicine and Pathology, 2006 - 2013
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, 1999 - 2006
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Farmington, CT
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New York, NY - Nashville, TN - Siena, Italy - Basel, Switzerland - London, England - Istanbul, Turkey
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