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Pier Luigi Buttigieg
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"In a great keynote by Titus Brown he referred to the persona of button pushers that work in certain areas of bioinformatics 'sweatshops', in particular service bioinformatics. These people are often well-trained graduates that do expert jobs but with little reward and little recognition for what they do. They don't make first or last author on papers, they have no obvious career path and they don't appear on grants, but they do contribute to the overall good that is done in the life sciences and are critical for big labs to make progress. Ultimately, the decline in availability of these graduates to places such as Google, leaves areas of the life science in a worse place."
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A reminder temper statistical interpretation with the randomness of reality...
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In line with my work on the biological microprocesssor which can communicate with a mobile device....


Injectable, Cellular-Scale Optoelectronics with Applications for Wireless Optogenetics

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Tae-il Kim, Jordan G. McCall, Yei Hwan Jung, Xian Huang, Edward R. Siuda, Yuhang Li, Jizhou Song, Young Min Song, Hsuan An Pao, Rak-Hwan Kim, Chaofeng Lu, Sung Dan Lee, Il-Sun Song, GunChul Shin, Ream Al-Hasani, Stanley Kim, Meng Peun Tan, Yonggang Huang, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, John A. Rogers, Michael R. Bruchas

"Successful integration of advanced semiconductor devices with biological systems will accelerate basic scientific discoveries and their translation into clinical technologies. In neuroscience generally, and in optogenetics in particular, the ability to insert light sources, detectors, sensors, and other components into precise locations of the deep brain yields versatile and important capabilities. Here, we introduce an injectable class of cellular-scale optoelectronics that offers such features, with examples of unmatched operational modes in optogenetics, including completely wireless and programmed complex behavioral control over freely moving animals. The ability of these ultrathin, mechanically compliant, biocompatible devices to afford minimally invasive operation in the soft tissues of the mammalian brain foreshadow applications in other organ systems, with potential for broad utility in biomedical science and engineering."

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Fig http://rogers.matse.illinois.edu/index.php 
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