62 episodes

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.

    Episode 20: Tintin and the Rare-Earth Elements

    Episode 20: Tintin and the Rare-Earth Elements

    Get ready for rare-earth element binding proteins, single atom X-ray signals, Beagle Scouts on the march, the 2023 Python Language Summit, embedding code into SAS programs, ggplots with Tintin, and Gateway for Cancer Research funding opportunities. Science On.


    Enhanced rare-earth separation with a metal-sensitive lanmodulin dimer
    Characterization of just one atom using synchrotron X-rays
    Independent rediploidization masks shared whole genome duplication in the sturgeon-paddlefish ancestor
    R 4.3.1 scheduled for June 16
    The Python Language Summit 2023
    Julia Newsletter May 2023
    Embedding any code anywhere into SAS programs
    Demystifying Regular Expressions: A Programmer’s Guide for Beginners
    Introducing standby
    April 2023: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages
    ‘ggplot2’ Palettes From Tintin Comic Books
    GitHub: grype
    CIDR: High Throughput Sequencing and Genotyping Resource Access
    AAS-EPD Mini-Grant Program
    Gateway for Cancer Research

    R packages:

    intrinsicKappa: Sample Size Planning Based on Intrinsic Kappa Value
    WeibullR.plotly: Interactive Weibull Probability Plots with 'WeibullR'
    dmetatools: Computational Tools for Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy Test
    HDMFA: High-Dimensional Matrix Factor Analysis
    siftr: Fuzzily Search a Dataframe to Find Relevant Columns

    • 7 min
    Episode 19: Small Things Considered

    Episode 19: Small Things Considered

    Get ready for non-natural amino acids, screwdriver-toothed mosasaurs, bubble-powered microbots, SAS Hackathon breakthroughs, Amazing Biochemistry Project Topics, and funding support from a little giraffe. Science On.


    A platform for distributed production of synthetic nitrated proteins in live bacteria
    Stelladens mysteriosus: A Strange New Mosasaurid (Squamata) from the Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) of Morocco
    High-throughput printing of combinatorial materials from aerosols
    Bubble-Based Microrobots with Rapid Circular Motions for Epithelial Pinning and Drug Delivery
    Generic Air-Gen Effect in Nanoporous Materials for Sustainable Energy Harvesting from Air Humidity
    Macromolecular Engineering: From Precise Macromolecular Inks to 3D Printed Microstructures
    Python 3.12.0 beta 1 released
    How does PROC SGPLOT position labels for polygons?
    Unleashing brilliance: 3 innovative solutions to real-world problems at the SAS Hackathon
    the difference between clustered, longitudinal, and repeated measures data
    35+ Amazing Biochemistry Project Topics To Boost Your Skills
    Why learning Python is hard (but important) for Data Scientists that use R
    R Consortium-Funded R Package “matter” Helps Solve Larger-Than-Memory Issues
    GitHub: rembg
    NSF: Geoinformatics
    DOD: Neurofibromatosis New Investigator Award
    2023 Neonatal Research Initiative - Request for Proposals
    Hirshberg Foundation Seed Grant Program
    2023 Kaggle AI Report
    HuBMAP - Hacking the Human Vasculature

    R packages:

    BIDistances: Bioinformatic Distances
    cstidy: Helpful Functions for Cleaning Surveillance Data
    ggautomap: Create Maps from a Column of Place Names
    JUMP: Replicability Analysis of High-Throughput Experiments

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    Episode 18: DNA, DNA Everywhere

    Episode 18: DNA, DNA Everywhere

    Get ready for human environmental DNA, over-the-top cosmological energy, rafting microbes, bimodal biomass, Julia 1.9’s releases, SAS patents, the freeCodeCamp repository, and Department of Defense melanoma grants. Science On.


    Inadvertent human genomic bycatch and intentional capture raise beneficial applications and ethical concerns with environmental DNA
    A global phylogeny of butterflies reveals their evolutionary history, ancestral hosts and biogeographic origins
    Multiwavelength observations of the extraordinary accretion event AT2021lwx
    Chitin utilization by marine picocyanobacteria and the evolution of a planktonic lifestyle
    Ancient gene linkages support ctenophores as sister to other animals
    The sizes of life
    Julia 1.9 Highlights
    SAS inventors celebrate 54 new patents
    Poisson HMM: The model of count time series
    Awesome Remote Job
    DOD: Melanoma Idea Award
    NIA: Analyses of CALERIE Datasets and Biospecimens
    Burrough Wellcome Fund: PATH
    ACMG Foundation: Training Awards and Fellowships

    R packages:

    BIDistances: Bioinformatic Distances
    rchemo: Dimension Reduction, Regression and Discrimination for Chemometrics
    ggflowchart: Flowcharts with 'ggplot2'

    • 6 min
    Episode 17: Regressing towards the Mean

    Episode 17: Regressing towards the Mean

    Get ready for bacterial metabolism prediction, surprise asteroid belts, SAS-poor AI advice, Kruskal Wallis post-hoc tests, lots of new R packages on regression, and a Carnegie astrophysics fellowship. Science On.


    BacterAI maps microbial metabolism without prior knowledge
    Thermal and chemical properties of the eROSITA bubbles from Suzaku observations
    Spatially resolved imaging of the inner Fomalhaut disk using JWST/MIRI
    bootUR: An R Package for Bootstrap Unit Root Tests
    How good is an AI chatbot at SAS programming?
    a post-hoc test for kruskal-wallis
    Build an R package: the workshop
    RADAR AI Edition: DataCamp’s Free Summit on How Generative AI is Transforming Data Science
    GitHub: siyuan
    NCATS: Awards Supporting Cutting-Edge Technologies for Translational Science
    NIH: Sex Differences in Radiation Research
    NSF: BioFoundries
    NASA: Early Career Investigator Program in Earth Science
    CRI: Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Carnegie: Postdoctoral Fellowship

    R packages:

    ggflowchart: Flowcharts with 'ggplot2'
    DataSetsUni: A Collection of Univariate Data Sets
    BayesMortalityPlus: Bayesian Mortality Modelling
    tidygam: Tidy Prediction and Plotting of Generalised Additive Models
    ZIPG: Zero-Inflated Poisson-Gamma Regression
    speedglm: Fitting Linear and Generalized Linear Models to Large Data Sets
    survstan: Fitting Survival Regression Models via 'Stan'

    • 6 min
    Episode 16: Guardians of the Genome

    Episode 16: Guardians of the Genome

    Get ready for planet swelling stars, genome guarding proteins, the largest mammalian genomic dataset in history, Bayesian Spatial Disaggregation Modeling, Computer Science courses, clickable word clouds, and Pre-Clinical Research on Gene Therapies for Rare Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Science On.


    An infrared transient from a star engulfing a planet
    Exciton-Condensate-Like Amplification of Energy Transport in Light Harvesting
    Visualizing the disordered nuclear transport machinery in situ
    Building a genome-based understanding of bacterial pH preferences
    A genomic timescale for placental mammal evolution
    disaggregation: An R Package for Bayesian Spatial Disaggregation Modeling
    Bring your expertise to SAS Explore 2023
    Computer Science courses with video lectures
    How to create a clickable world cloud with wordcloud2 and Shiny
    March 2023: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages
    NOSI: Pre-Clinical Research on Gene Therapies for Rare Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    R packages:

    HybridMicrobiomes: Analysis of Host-Associated Microbiomes from Hybrid Organisms
    BayesRepDesign: Bayesian Design of Replication Studies
    cartographer: Turn Place Names into Map Data
    mixedBayes: Bayesian Longitudinal Regularized Quantile Mixed Model

    • 8 min
    Episode 15: Buzzing Across the Pond

    Episode 15: Buzzing Across the Pond

    Get ready for jetting black holes, cancer diagnosis with a strip of paper, the mysterious world of freshwater acoustics, frontiers in fungal biotechnology, transcribing/translating audio with Buzz, and NSF infrastructure grants. Science On.


    A ring-like accretion structure in M87 connecting its black hole and jet
    Galaxy interactions are the dominant trigger for local type 2 quasars
    CRISPR-Cas-amplified urinary biomarkers for multiplexed and portable cancer diagnostics
    Simple optical nanomotion method for single-bacterium viability and antibiotic response testing
    Diel variation in insect-dominated temperate pond soundscapes and guidelines for survey design
    A versatile jellyfish-like robotic platform for effective underwater propulsion and manipulation
    Fungal biotechnology: From yesterday to tomorrow
    R 4.3.0 is released
    how to pick an r package
    GitHub: Buzz
    GitHub: tabby
    NIA: Small Research Grant for Next Gen. AD/ADRD Research
    NSF: Infrastructure Capacity for Biological Research
    NSF: Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research
    HFSP: Long-Term Fellowships
    CAP: Global Pathology Development Grant


    jmBIG: Joint Longitudinal and Survival Model for Big Data
    mlmpower: Power Analysis and Data Simulation for Multilevel Models
    gtranslate: Translate Between Different Languages
    mldr.resampling: Resampling Algorithms for Multi-Label Datasets
    geessbin: Modified Generalized Estimating Equations for Binary Outcome
    survivalSL: Super Learner for Survival Prediction from Censored Data

    • 7 min

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