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"Shedding poliovirus for 28 years" http://www.virology.ws/2015/09/03/shedding-poliovirus-for-28-years/ #podcasts #feedly

Makes you wonder if we'll ever be able to declare victory against polio. 
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Yes, +Vincent Racaniello did write the blog post.  I'm not sure if that's the topic for this week's podcast though.
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An interesting paper that seems to tie into the Axon Guidance Pathway paper that you worked on a few years ago, +Sally Hodges​.
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Thanks, Mark.
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I've noticed something odd with an element I created.  The element has a property called "url".  If I pass null to this property, then property becomes "undefined".  When this happens, the computed properties that use the url property, are never executed.  I was wondering if anyone else had noticed anything similar with their own components, and if there was a workaround for this?
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Tried that too. That works well on native elements, but not on custom elements.
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Phys.org: New mathematics advances the frontier of macromolecular imaging. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwzYWLxCI
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For the KNIME enthusiasts in the audience, there's a new release of KNIME with some interesting features, including NoSQL and JSON support.
 It is here! KNIME 2.12 has just been released on July 31! Access NoSQL databases & JSON With the new MongoDB Integration, a full suite of dedicated nodes has been made available to access MongoDB.
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Phys.org: Scientists devise method for rescuing genetic material from formaldehyde-treated tissue samples. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwgu-hoSA
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When I first heard this announcement I thought Google was making plain their MO ... creating a number of alpha projects and betting on which ones will make it in the market. Alpha bet.

Reuters India: In choosing Alphabet Inc, Google joins a branded crowd. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw5KqwqCI
Google Inc <GOOGL.O> made clear in its announcement on Monday that in creating a parent company called Alphabet Inc, it was not intending to build products and brands under that name.If it did,
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What's particularly interesting about this article is that it's building on the realization that cancer is class of disease that displays evolutionary behavior, and that in order to defeat it, you have to fight it on an evolutionary level.  For example, tumors thrive in a hypoxic environment, so perhaps making the tumor microenvironment less hypoxic will help, along with renormalizing structural proteins, reversing EMT, etc.  Think of it as rolling back the disease on multiple fronts.
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UPI: Cancer drug flushes dormant HIV out of hiding in the body. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwzIHqoiI
The active ingredient in a cancer drug was found by researchers to reactivate latent HIV hiding in the body so that it can be killed by the immune system.
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Education
  • Texas A&M
    Computer Science, 1983 - 1988
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I write software for scientists.
Introduction
I write code for a living, and in my spare time... I write more code.  Hmm.  Still working on the whole work/life balance thing.  I'm also interested in cancer biology, drug discovery, the semantic web, text mining, Java, JavaFX, Groovy, Grails, NoSQL and all stuff HTML5. 
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Wrote applications to identify drug targets, manage assay data/compounds/screening cascades, identify pathogens in blood, create bioinformatics workflows. Haven't missed a Comic-Con since moving to San Diego.
Work
Occupation
Founder, Principal Consultant
Skills
Java, Groovy, Grails, JavaFX, Swing, XML, JavaScript, HTML5
Employment
  • Aspen Biosciences
    Founder, CTO, 2009 - present
  • Genometrix
    Sr. Software Engineer, 1999 - 2001
  • Lexicon Genetics
    Mgr Bioinformatics, 2001 - 2005
  • Pfizer
    Sr. Analyst, 2006 - 2007
  • L-3 Communcations
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2007 - 2008
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Shell Services International
    Consultant, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Houston
    Sr. Bioinformatics Software Engineer, 2005 - 2006
  • Landmark Graphics
    Marketing Technologist, 1994 - 1997
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San Diego, CA
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Panama City, Panama - Houston, TX - San Diego, CA - Lagos, Nigeria - London, UK - Vienna, Austria - Athens, Greece - Beirut, Lebanon - Clayton, CA
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Grails And The Semantic Web
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In this presentation, we describe the underlying principles of the Semantic Web along with the core concepts and technologies, how they fit

Solar Activity At Birth Could Influence Our Lifespan | IFLScience
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While astrology is still a load of rubbish, it turns out that your future could actually be written in the stars after all. Well, star.

Bert Vogelstein’s Liquid Biopsy Blood Test for DNA Could Stop Cancer | M...
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He watched his brother die from a cancer that no drug could cure. Now one of the world’s most renowned cancer researchers says it’s time for

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Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.

New features simplify access to annotation information in NCBI's Gene
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Techniques for faster discovery and isolation of human monoclonal antibodies

Increased funding raises hopes in pancreatic cancer research
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An uptick in funding for pancreatic cancer research is finally giving scientists some hope that they'll be able to tackle this baffling and

New Cancer Drugs Make Tumors Drug Resistant, More Aggressive
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A popular cancer treatment makes cancer worse, but researchers believe they've found a remedy for that.

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National Cancer Institute investigating trial outliers to resurrect 'fai...
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After sifting through 10 years' worth of clinical trial data, NCI's Cancer Diagnosis Program says the program has identified about 100 "exce

Party drug turned 'miracle' cure for depression spurs hype and stubborn ...
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The notion that a party drug could be repurposed into a "miracle" cure for severe, treatment-resistant depression is an almost irresistible

Celgene pays VCs $47M to up its stake in Acceleron's pipeline
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The dealmakers at Celgene like to get really, really close to their biotech partners. And nothing demonstrates the sincerity of their intere

Halozyme tanks after another mid-stage setback dings its cancer drug
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Halozyme has pressed pause on a Phase II trial of its lead cancer candidate over safety concerns, news that sent the biotech's shares down 2

UPDATED: Pfizer's flagship palbociclib stymies cancer progression but fa...
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In the first detailed glimpse of palbociclib's impact on overall survival--a key feature to the future prospects of this flagship program--t

Little Deciphera raises its cancer R&amp;D flag in Boston&#39;s bustling...
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It's not often you find a little biotech company plugging away at new cancer drugs in out-of-the-way places like Lawrence, KS. But that's ju

Puma surges as neratinib beats Herceptin in head-to-head breast cancer s...
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Puma Biotechnology is boasting that its experimental cancer drug neratinib bested Herceptin in a head-to-head study of HER2-positive breast

Lilly preps a PhIII study as breast cancer drug race heats up
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One of the big surprises at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research last weekend belonged to none other than Eli

A great place for breakfast or that end of the day snack.
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This hotel needs some help from a decorator. The doors open outward into the hallway, the hallways have Escher-like stairs. The air conditioner is minimal at best. They need to go nonsmoking. Only two TV channels in English and one is RT. The staff makes up for the hotel though, and you're spoiled for choices when it comes to breakfasts. The location is good too. They'll have some stiff competition though when the Motel One Opernring opens up.
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The food and service is always good at Panera's even at the busiest of times.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I've never really figured out what "California Greek" really means, other than as an excuse for inauthenticity, the food and service are always good.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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The staff know me by name. Better than most of the banks I've dealt with in the past.
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We've been here twice, the food was horrible both times. We won't be back until the Alzheimer's kicks in.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Good
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The burger is great, the decor... Not so much. I get that he likes Carlos Santana, but what does that have to do with BBQ?
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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