Amazon Lightsail now offers servers at $3.5 per month with 1 vCPU, 512MB of memory, and 1Tb of data transfer. Similar services are available at DigitalOcean. We can host personal VPN (virtual private network) servers cheaply. Docker containers enable quick configuration of these servers, even for people with little Linux experience.
As someone who uses Google search and Google Scholar dozens times a day, I am especially concerned by the blockage of Google websites for scientists in some countries.
During the preparation of my NIH proposal in May 2018, I started a OneNote document to organize the information I gathered. These are my notes and some tips. Hope it can be useful to new investigators. I got lucky with NIH only once, so I am not that “seasoned”. This is based on my personal opinions, experiences, and lessons.
1. Suck it up and write it I use one Microsoft Word document to write all the components: Project Summary, Narrative, Specific Aims, Research Strategy, References, Facilities, Equipment, Personnel justification, Resource Sharing Plan, etc.
iDEP is a tool for interactive analysis of RNA-Seq data. After analyzing their data, users have the option to download a R Markdown file, toegether with other data files, to reproduce the entire workflow. This blog is both the easiest and the hardest of all. It is easy because everything below was automatically generated by iDEP; it is hard as I have to write code to write code when developing iDEP.
Thirteen high school students from across the state participated in this year’s Data Analytics Camp at South Dakota State University (SDSU) main campus from June 18th to 21st, 2018. There were six girls and seven boys. The students lived in college student’s dorms for four days. Most learning activities were in a computer lab in Solberg Hall. As most college students are away during the summer, the high school students got to use a lot of facilities and services.
As a scientist who also suffers from vitiligo, I spent a day trying to read the current SCIENTIFIC findings published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Two type of vitiligo: segmental (localized) vs. non-segmental. Most are non-segmental. Some evidence suggests that vitiligo patients are low in antioxidants, vitamin D, zinc, and copper. Vitiligo patients often suffer low glutathione peroxidase (GPx) as suggested by this and other papers. Vitiligo is a loss of pigmentation in the skin.