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A weekly overview of helpful scientific research topics and the successor of the podcast Statistics Weekly. Every week, I will cover 3 topic areas: Research Articles, Research Tools, and Research Funding. Science On.

Science Research Weekly Mark R Williamson

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A weekly overview of helpful scientific research topics and the successor of the podcast Statistics Weekly. Every week, I will cover 3 topic areas: Research Articles, Research Tools, and Research Funding. Science On.

    Ask the Genie for Some Cake (Season 3: Episode 9)

    Ask the Genie for Some Cake (Season 3: Episode 9)

    Get ready for the brightest quasar of them all, biomolecule chirality mysteries, a Biomedical Engineering roadmap, the release of R’s Angel Food Cake, the release of JuliaHub’s Genie Builder, and Shiny for clinical trial reporting. Science On.



    References:


    The accretion of a solar mass per day by a 17-billion solar mass black hole
    Symmetry breaking and chiral amplification in prebiotic ligation reactions
    Grand Challenges at the Interface of Engineering and Medicine
    R 4.3.3 is released
    Unveiling Genie Builder: Create Low-Code Apps on JuliaHub
    On using flexible distributions to fit data
    Using colors to visualize groups in a bar chart in SAS
    What Good is Analysis of Variance?
    Escape the Spreadsheet Inferno: Switch to Shiny for Clinical Trial Reporting
    Demystifying the melt() Function in R



    R Packages:


    pctax: Professional Comprehensive Omics Data Analysis
    clusEvol: A Procedure for Cluster Evolution Analytics
    volker: High-Level Functions for Tabulating, Charting and Reporting Survey Data

    • 4 min
    The Birds and the Beta-amyloids (Season 3: Episode 8)

    The Birds and the Beta-amyloids (Season 3: Episode 8)

    Get ready for blazing computer processing speeds, a link between fine particulate matter and Alzheimer’s Disease, mammalian gene insertion with bird retrotransposons, experimental confirmation of altermagnets, The Journal of Statistical Software Volume 108, a free R/Shiny eBook, and an NSF grant on acceleration of protein design. Science On.



    References:


    Simultaneous and Heterogenous Multithreading
    Association of PM2.5 Exposure and Alzheimer Disease Pathology in Brain Bank Donors—Effect Modification by APOE Genotype
    Harnessing eukaryotic retroelement proteins for transgene insertion into human safe-harbor loci
    Observation of New Isotopes in the Fragmentation of 198 Pt at FRIB
    Observation of time-reversal symmetry breaking in the band structure of altermagnetic RuO2
    Journal of Statistical Software Volume 108
    On using the range to estimate the variability of small samples
    measures of model fit for linear regression models
    Level Up Your R/Shiny Team Skills with Our Free Ebook
    Enhancing Your Plots in R: Adding Superscripts & Subscripts
    NSF: Ideas Lab: Use-Inspired Acceleration of Protein Design
    NSF: Plant Genome Research Program



    R Packages:


    fluidsynth: Read and Play Digital Music (MIDI)
    aberrance: Detect Aberrant Behavior in Test Data
    ggbrace: Curly Braces for 'ggplot2'

    • 6 min
    Eeny, Meeny, Mimas, Moe (Season 3: Episode 7)

    Eeny, Meeny, Mimas, Moe (Season 3: Episode 7)

    Get ready for a mini Mimas ocean, microbes for low-cost molecular biology, Ordovician fossils from France, a 3D-printed titanium metamaterial, Emacs for R, and a NASA omnibus funding announcement chock full of opportunity. Science On.



    References:


    A recently formed ocean inside Saturn’s moon Mimas
    Efficient natural plasmid transformation of Vibrio natriegens enables zero-capital molecular biology
    The quest for superheavy elements and the limit of the periodic table
    The Cabrières Biota (France) provides insights into Ordovician polar ecosystems
    Pleural macrophages translocate to the lung during infection to promote improved influenza outcomes
    Titanium Multi-Topology Metamaterials with Exceptional Strength
    An exact formula for the sampling distribution of the correlation coefficient
    NIA Career Transition Award
    NASA ROSES: Astrophysics Data Analysis Program
    NASA ROSES: New Frontiers Data Analysis Program
    NASA ROSES: Exobiology



    R Packages:


    circlesplot: Visualize Proportions with Circles in a Plot
    multe: Multiple Treatment Effects Regression
    valentine: Spread the Love for R Packages with Poetry

    • 6 min
    Plankton Power (Season 3: Episode 6)

    Plankton Power (Season 3: Episode 6)

    Get ready for memory B cells that react to allergens, a cosmic chicken and egg questions with black holes and galaxies, the ecological importance of tiny plankton, the spectacular shape of ancient trees, triangular art in Julia, elliptical hearts in SAS, and the 400th entry in the Big Book of R. Science On.



    References:


    Type 2–polarized memory B cells hold allergen-specific IgE memory
    Locomotion and the early Mesozoic success of Archosauromorpha
    Which Came First: Supermassive Black Holes or Galaxies? Insights from JWST
    Activation of CBASS Cap5 endonuclease immune effector by cyclic nucleotides
    The silent majority: Pico- and nanoplankton as ecosystem health indicators for marine policy
    Noninvasive neuromodulation of subregions of the human insula differentially affect pain processing and heart-rate variability: a within-subjects pseudo-randomized trial
    microbeMASST: a taxonomically informed mass spectrometry search tool for microbial metabolomics data
    Lung endothelium exploits susceptible tumor cell states to instruct metastatic latency
    Enigmatic fossil plants with three-dimensional, arborescent-growth architecture from the earliest Carboniferous of New Brunswick, Canada
    Michael Dickey, our guide through the surprising world of liquid metals
    My First Julia Package – TriangulArt.jl
    Newsletter February 2024 - Next Gen Battery Simulation with JuliaSim
    The elliptical heart
    9 for SAS9 – Top Tips for SAS 9 Programmers Moving to SAS Viya
    How to Check if Date is Between Two Dates in R
    Big Book of R at 400 [New milestone!]



    R Packages:


    fastTS: Fast Time Series Modeling with the Sparsity Ranked Lasso
    flowchart: Tidy Flowchart Generator
    mulSEM: Some Multivariate Analyses using Structural Equation Modeling

    • 9 min
    Great Sharks! (Season 3: Episode 5)

    Great Sharks! (Season 3: Episode 5)

    Get ready for a newborn great white shark sighting, an ancient Martian lakebed, a potential new kingdom of viruses, the twin mysteries of correlation and covariance in R, and a clinical trial grant focused on natural products. Science On.



    References:


    Novel aerial observations of a possible newborn white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in Southern California
    Ground penetrating radar observations of the contact between the western delta and the crater floor of Jezero crater, Mars
    Double-stranded RNA sequencing reveals distinct riboviruses associated with thermoacidophilic bacteria from hot springs in Japan
    The name of the variable that contains the largest value in each row
    How to split a large file into smaller chunks using SAS
    Shadow and Substance: Unveiling the Twin Mysteries of Correlation and Covariance
    NCCIH: Natural Product Early Phase Clinical Trial Phased Innovation Award



    R Packages:


    NoviceDeveloperResources2: Further Resources to Assist Novice Developers
    fastglmpca: Fast Algorithms for Generalized Principal Component Analysis
    modelfactory: Combine Statistical Models into a Tibble for Comparison
    unigd: Universal Graphics Device

    • 4 min
    Convergence Research or Bust (Season 3: Episode 4)

    Convergence Research or Bust (Season 3: Episode 4)

    Get ready for blockchain for biology, ancient microbe metabolisms, false vacuum decay evidence, angles vs. slopes, and a grant on convergence research. Science On.



    References:


    Three-dimensional nanoscale metal, metal oxide, and semiconductor frameworks through DNA-programmable assembly and templating
    Emergence of metabolic-like cycles in blockchain-orchestrated reaction networks
    Aspects of the biological carbon cycle in a ca. 3.42-billion-year-old marine ecosystem
    Phylogenomic insights into the first multicellular streptophyte
    False vacuum decay via bubble formation in ferromagnetic superfluids
    Angles vs slopes: The statistics of steepness
    The Art of Estimation in R: Confidence Intervals Demystified
    6 Benefits of R {targets} for Data Science Workflows
    NSF: Growing Convergence Research



    R Packages:


    labeleR: Automate the Production of Custom Labels, Badges, Certificates, and Other Documents
    labelr: Label Data Frames, Variables, and Values
    gbm3: Generalized Boosted Regression Models
    NVAR: Nonlinear Vector Autoregression Models

    • 4 min

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