Transforming "personalized genomics" from party hype into clinical action requires disruptive computational innovation that is based within the heart of the health care enterprise. That is why I recently elected to join the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to help launch a new program in Genomic Pathology.
The Wall Lab's Blog at Harvard Medical School
In 1967, Henry Bennet-Clark discovered that fleas store the energy needed to catapult themselves into the air in an elastic pad made of resilin. However, in the intervening years debate raged about exactly how fleas harness this explosive energy.
New research into how fleas leap.
"The insects transmit the force from the resilin spring in the thorax through leg segments acting as levers to push down on the tarsus and launch the 0.7 mg animals at speeds as high as 1.9 m s–1."
We have a job opening for a project manager to help orchestrate efforts associated with our autism research, in particular the Autworks web portal. Please contact us if you are interested. Competitive salary, great working environment, and an opportunity to contribute to an important cause -- the search for the genetic causes of autism. Come on! Yeah!
Peter Tonellato and I are co-directing and co-teaching with Peter Park and several others a new course on Next-Generation Sequencing Data and Implications. You can reach the course details, including lecture videos and slides, here .
On December 18 and 19 Peter Tonellato and I delivered keynote talks and multiple training sessions in the areas of Cloud Computing (December 18) and Personalized Medicine (December 19) at Nile University. All of this was geared towards building new partnerships with our Egyptian colleagues at Nile University. We look forward to forging ahead, despite the recent conflicts that have erupted over the last month.
A stellar alumnus from the lab -- J. Goni -- just published an outstanding paper entitled "the semantic organization of the animal category: evidence from semantic verbal fluency and network theory"
Semantic memory is the subsystem of human memory that stores knowledge of concepts or meanings, as opposed to life-specific experiences.