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A new presentation on the Heart BD2K project at the Su Lab.
Talk given at Big Data in Biomedicine Conference May 21, 2015.
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Fascinating video of t cells killing cancer cells.
Cytotoxic T cells, which researchers describe as ‘serial killers,’ have a pretty important role to play in keeping your body healthy. They move rapidly around their environment looking for infected and cancerous cells. Once identified, cytotoxic T cells lock on to their target and kill them. This remarkable process has now been captured on film by researchers from the University of Cambridge using state-of-the-art imaging techniques.
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Well, 1. the book is LaTeX, an investment that just pays of big time, 2. the book is build from source, i.e. all code examples are actually run, so keeping it updated is little effort. 3. to a large extend just things I had to write up anyway...

So, it's just a matter of good planning. But, don't forget, the first release is at least 3 years ago already, and I had been working on it then already another 2 years :)
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"Bioclipse 2.6.2 with recent hacks #2: reading content from online Google Spreadsheets" http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2015/05/bioclipse-262-with-recent-hacks-2.html #informatics #feedly 
Similar to the previous post in this new series, this post will outline how to make use of the Google Spreadsheet functionality in Bioclipse 2.6.2. But before I provide the steps needed to install the functionality, first con...
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"Top 5 Things that make me love Scripting in Groovy" http://www.groovyblogs.org/entries/jump?id=24225 #groovy #feedly 
I often write Groovy Scripts, for prototyping algorithms that I'll later translate in a more maintainable object-oriented structure or to make some one-sho
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This is an interesting approach but it poses a couple of problems. I presume that you don't want to check polymer and core-, and paper- directories into your project. If you put tiny-badge, and tiny-widget, and tiny-* into your bower_components directory, you have to individually add these directories into git.  There's no top-level "tiny" directory. Keeping 3rd party components and your own components separate becomes more of a challenge.  

If I make a tiny_components directory as a sibling of the bower_components directory, they both resolve properly when served, but individual component dependencies between tiny components and bower_components don't resolve properly (as you point out in the show).  And you can't use the "extends" functionality to extend a component found in bower_components.

In the Java world, we usually use a local Maven (~/.m2/repository), or Ivy repository directory, where all 3rd party libraries are downloaded and stored.  Any time we make a dependency reference to it, the resolver, uses that Maven repository directory.  We don't check 3rd party dependencies with the rest of the source code.  Is there a similar approach that can be used either with polyserve, or with bower?
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+Mark Fortner There are two distinctions to make here. Sometimes you're creating elements specific to your project, and sometimes you're creating reusable elements (stuff that you might to open source or use in a different project). In the former case I tend to just have an elements directory with all my bespoke widgets and I keep that entirely separate from bower_components. In the latter case, I'll create a standalone project for the element (exactly as I do in the video) and then push just that one element to github. Then I can install it in any project that needs to use it.


I never check bower_components into git, only the bower.json file.
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"A close look at the crazy interfaces from The Avengers: Age of Ultron" http://sploid.gizmodo.com/a-close-look-at-the-crazy-interfaces-from-the-avengers-1705430190 #blogs-tech #feedly 
One of my favorite things about watching movies is seeing the film’s vision of the user interfaces on screens and computers. They’re almost always over the top (like they were in the first Avengers) but I love to imagine that we’ll see all those exploded graphics in our future and pretend that all that information would be intelligible.
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Patrick Keenan shows how to design a test app with the help of Sketch and the material design sticker sheet.
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Originally a series I started in the CDK News, later for some issues part of this blog, and then for some time on Google+, CDK Literature is now returning to my blog. BTW, I created a poll about whether CDK News should be pic...
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"Creating a Micro Service with Grails 3" http://www.groovyblogs.org/entries/jump?id=24220 #groovy #feedly #grails
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Creating a Micro Service with Grails 3. Soumis par admin le sam, 16/05/2015 - 15:47. Here a screencast on Micro Service creation with Grails 3 using the "web-micro" profile. Groovy code is also used to interact with the CRUD RESTful service created, using the groovy-wslite project.
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An interesting article about the invention of the piano.

Vox.com: Who invented the piano? And why was he forgotten? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwhYbY0SE
Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science, business, food, sports, and everything else that matters are part of our editorial ambit. Our goal is to move people from curiosity to understanding.
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  • Texas A&M
    Computer Science, 1983 - 1988
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I write software for scientists.
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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.
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Founder, Principal Consultant
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Java, Groovy, Grails, JavaFX, Swing, XML, JavaScript, HTML5
Employment
  • Aspen Biosciences
    Principal Consultant, 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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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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The Calendar app displays events from each of your Google Accounts that synchronizes with your Android device. You can also:- Create, edit,

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&D flag in Boston'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

Challenges for drug development jsr slides aug 2013
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MEETING THE CHALLENGES FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21st CENTURY Jan S. Rosenbaum, Ph.D. CincyTech

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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