Supply chains risks can also be analyzed in a specific industry context and this is exactly what Agrell et al. (2004) did with telecom supply chains. They used a three tier SC (2nd tier supplier, EMS, OEM) to include the selection, coordination and motivation of independently operating suppliers in the model.
In terms of risk handling and sharing the telco industry is to some extent unique as well; there are several possible complications, like
differing business logic in the different sta........ Read more »
Agrell, P., Lindroth, R., & Norrman, A. (2004) Risk, information and incentives in telecom supply chains. International Journal of Production Economics, 90(1), 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/S0925-5273(02)00471-1
Following up here on the associations between parasite infection and reduced incidence of autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, arthritis and possibly asthma, this time with a specific focus on Schistosome infection. Schistosomias is a common infection in many areas of the developing world, and is thought to be the second most important human parasite after malaria. Infection may be sub-clinical with little or no indication of infection. Osada et al. (2009) reported on lowe........ Read more »
He, Y., Li, J., Zhuang, W., Yin, L., Chen, C., Li, J., Chi, F., Bai, Y., & Chen, X. (2010) The inhibitory effect against collagen-induced arthritis by Schistosoma japonicum infection is infection stage-dependent. BMC Immunology, 11(1), 28. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2172-11-28
Araújo, M., Hoppe, B., Medeiros Jr, M., & Carvalho, E. (2004) Schistosoma mansoni infection modulates the immune response against allergic and auto-immune diseases. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762004000900005
OSADA, Y., SHIMIZU, S., KUMAGAI, T., YAMADA, S., & KANAZAWA, T. (2009) Schistosoma mansoni infection reduces severity of collagen-induced arthritis via down-regulation of pro-inflammatory mediators. International Journal for Parasitology, 39(4), 457-464. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2008.08.007
Sauropod skulls are rare. As big as impressive as these long-necked giants were, they often lost their heads after death. There were decades of confusion over what the skull of Apatosaurus looked like. This makes the discovery of any complete sauropod skull cause for celebration, and I was delighted to hear that an international team [...]... Read more »
Zaher, H., Pol, D., Carvalho, A., Nascimento, P., Riccomini, C., Larson, P., Juarez-Valieri, R., Pires-Domingues, R., da Silva, N., & de Almeida Campos, D. (2011) A Complete Skull of an Early Cretaceous Sauropod and the Evolution of Advanced Titanosaurians. PLoS ONE, 6(2). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016663
For this last installment of our review of the film 'Knowing', we will discuss the reference to Ezekiel's Chariot, and the prophecy that it conveys.
Some background - Ezekial is the author and central protagonist of the Book of Ezekial in the Hebrew Bible which goes on to discuss his prophecies of the destruction of Jerusalem. In 592 BCE, Ezekiel describes an encounter where is is visited by God appearing in "the likeness of man" who is riding a Chariot (or Merkabah in Hebrew) accompanied ........ Read more »
Stone, E. (2008) Chariots of the Gods in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia ( c. 2000–1600 BC). Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 3(01), 83. DOI: 10.1017/S0959774300000731
Kelly, B. (2008) Deviant ancient histories: Dan Brown, Erich von Daniken and the sociology of historical polemic. Rethinking History, 12(3), 361-382. DOI: 10.1080/13642520802193247
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Are you giving up the fags? Richard Masters looks at why brain scans can show how likely you are to quit, whether you realise it or not.
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Soon, C., Brass, M., Heinze, H., & Haynes, J. (2008) Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain. Nature Neuroscience, 11(5), 543-545. DOI: 10.1038/nn.2112
Guys, I already told you that beer might be good for your health because it contains flavonoid like Xanthohumol. Now I am just writing a brief post about alcohol and bones. Several studies point the fact that beer is good for the bone mineral density in men and at least postmenauposal women. In fact not [...]... Read more »
Macdonald HM. (2009) Alcohol and recommendations for bone health: should we still exercise caution?. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 89(4), 999-1000. PMID: 19244377
Wosje KS, & Kalkwarf HJ. (2007) Bone density in relation to alcohol intake among men and women in the United States. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, 18(3), 391-400. PMID: 17091218
Tucker, K., Jugdaohsingh, R., Powell, J., Qiao, N., Hannan, M., Sripanyakorn, S., Cupples, L., & Kiel, D. (2009) Effects of beer, wine, and liquor intakes on bone mineral density in older men and women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 89(4), 1188-1196. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.2008.26765
In this week's journal club, we talked about an old paper from 1918! "The reactions to light and to gravity in Drosophila and its mutants" by Robert McEwen, in the Journal of Experimental Zoology.As the title says, the author studied how the fruit fly Drosophila responds to light and gravity. He tested this in walking flies and compared flies both with intact wings and clipped wings, wing mutations, clipped antennae, glued wings or clipped middle legs. He discovered that flies without wings or ........ Read more »
McEwen, R. (1918) The reactions to light and to gravity in Drosophila and its mutants. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 25(1), 49-106. DOI: 10.1002/jez.1400250103
Zhu, Y., & Frye, M. (2009) Neurogenetics and the "fly-stampede": dissecting neural circuits involved in visual behaviors. Fly, 3(3), 209-211. DOI: 10.4161/fly.3.3.9139
Gaudry, Q., & Kristan, W. (2009) Behavioral choice by presynaptic inhibition of tactile sensory terminals. Nature Neuroscience, 12(11), 1450-1457. DOI: 10.1038/nn.2400
Maimon, G., Straw, A., & Dickinson, M. (2010) Active flight increases the gain of visual motion processing in Drosophila. Nature Neuroscience, 13(3), 393-399. DOI: 10.1038/nn.2492
Chiappe, M., Seelig, J., Reiser, M., & Jayaraman, V. (2010) Walking Modulates Speed Sensitivity in Drosophila Motion Vision. Current Biology, 20(16), 1470-1475. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.06.072
Tang, S., & Juusola, M. (2010) Intrinsic Activity in the Fly Brain Gates Visual Information during Behavioral Choices. PLoS ONE, 5(12). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014455
“…the main concern of community activities is now increasingly about public participation, rather than public competence [of science].”
A recent study in Public Understanding of Science reveals that individuals that report “high” interest in science and technology make up a majority of the members of the general public who participate in science/policy decision making. Yet some that are very interested actually may lack a basic science competence, and what good is any discussion w........ Read more »
Mejlgaard, N., & Stares, S. (2009) Participation and competence as joint components in a cross-national analysis of scientific citizenship. Public Understanding of Science, 19(5), 545-561. DOI: 10.1177/0963662509335456
Ok. Bits of this film are little grim, but it’s worth it. Well, go on then! Amazing right? And yes, it’s real! I have to admit I double-checked the date when my friend forwarded me the National Geographic link, but April first it was not. Researchers at the University of Pittsburg’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative [...]... Read more »
Bock, C., Kiskinis, E., Verstappen, G., Gu, H., Boulting, G., Smith, Z., Ziller, M., Croft, G., Amoroso, M., & Oakley, D. (2011) Reference Maps of Human ES and iPS Cell Variation Enable High-Throughput Characterization of Pluripotent Cell Lines. Cell, 144(3), 439-452. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.12.032
Dizziness is a common symptom that increases in frequency with age. Patients, family members and primary care physicians encounter this symptom. Dizziness as a symptom is endorsed by up to 30% in older populations surveys. A recent primary care study looked at a large series of adults 65 and older presenting to their physicians. This study was conducted in 45 group practices in the Netherlands is published in the readily accessed PLOS One. The authors had........ Read more »
Endothelial cells block proliferation and invasiveness of breast & lung cancer cells in vitro by reducing cellular signaling via intracellular pro-tumor & inflammatory pathways. Continue reading →
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Franses, J., Baker, A., Chitalia, V., & Edelman, E. (2011) Stromal Endothelial Cells Directly Influence Cancer Progression. Science Translational Medicine, 3(66), 66-66. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001542
We’ve talked about the “look inside yourself” strategy in case presentation before. It’s a deceptively simple strategy to minimize bias and to help jurors get in touch with their moral center rather than operating blindly on pre-existing assumptions. Okay, so part of it may be in the delivery by our client Richard– who has a [...]
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Caruso EM, & Gino F. (2011) Blind ethics: Closing one's eyes polarizes moral judgments and discourages dishonest behavior. Cognition, 118(2), 280-5. PMID: 21145538
The "Andromeda Strain" is a 1971 science-fiction film, based on the novel published in 1969 by Michael Crichton. Probably is the best "microbiological" movie. The film is about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly organism of extraterrestrial origin that causes rapid, fatal blood clotting. But Andromeda has other surprises. In this fragment, we can see the different sterilization and aseptic procedures taken as a precaution to avoid external contamination. Nowadays we know that some of ........ Read more »
In May, 2010 a truly international and collaborative genomic diagnostic tool was launched. MutaDATABASE is a publicly available, open access, free, online database that provides standardised information on human disease genes, including disease-causing variations. According to a recently published article in Nature Biotechnology: The unprecedented speed and scale with which human sequence variants are being [...]... Read more »
Sherri Bale, Martijn Devisscher, Wim Van Criekinge, Heidi L Rehm, Frederik Decouttere, Robert Nussbaum, Johan T Den Dunnen, & Patrick Willems. (2011) MutaDATABASE: a centralized and standardized DNA variation database. Nature Biotechnology, 117-118. info:/doi:10.1038/nbt.1772
Wish I had know this before when starting in Academia. Really starting your career after all the training you’ve been through, a real challenge. How to start of on the new job.
Important strategies from the medical literature, management practices and hands on experience for “on-boarding”:
Start early, meaning getting toknow your organisation before your start date. [...]
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Gustin, J., & Tulsky, J. (2010) Effective “On-Boarding”: Transitioning from Trainee to Faculty. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13(10), 1279-1283. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2010.0123
The readers of Antony's blog know enough about the problem. And many in the QSAR community know it too (and many other do not). Chemical structure data is noisy. I haven't recently created a new local data set for analysis, so I have not taken time to blog about it much, but the ambiguity in chemical databases is enormous. Just yesterday, Antony and I had a good discussion about tautomers and in particular how things are linked together.
If we are in the field of property prediction, knowing wh........ Read more »
Be where the conversations are: the critical importance of social media From Business Information Review It has become clear that the website is no longer the most important single online source of information. It is now vital that we pay attention to social media conversations. People and companies have a presence in a wider variety [...]... Read more »
Bradley, P. (2011) Be where the conversations are: The critical importance of social media. Business Information Review, 27(4), 248-252. DOI: 10.1177/0266382110390976
The study of speciation—the formation of new species—has had a long history in evolutionary biology, but the past few decades have seen leaps in how we think about the process that creates biodiversity. We now know that natural selection is almost always heavily involved in the process, and that new species can form even when [...]... Read more »
Rova, E., & Björklund, M. (2011) Can Preference for Oviposition Sites Initiate Reproductive Isolation in Callosobruchus maculatus?. PLoS ONE, 6(1). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014628
Dieting doesn’t work. No really, it doesn’t. Much as people like to talk about how the things they are sticking to are “lifestyle changes”, etc, a lot of them (but not all) are still diets, still ways of restricting your eating, and over 80% of them will fail. By fail, scientists mean that you will [...]... Read more »
Pankevich, D., Teegarden, S., Hedin, A., Jensen, C., & Bale, T. (2010) Caloric Restriction Experience Reprograms Stress and Orexigenic Pathways and Promotes Binge Eating. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(48), 16399-16407. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1955-10.2010
This is sort of a random post, but I remember coming across this paper from 2007 awhile back titled “The quercetin paradox” that shows how quercetin protects against some oxidative damage in a lung cell line but the oxidation product … Continue reading →... Read more »
Jacobs H, Moalin M, Bast A, van der Vijgh WJ, & Haenen GR. (2010) An essential difference between the flavonoids monoHER and quercetin in their interplay with the endogenous antioxidant network. PloS one, 5(11). PMID: 21079733
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