Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tinkering with Paperpile

In a previous post I wrote about how Google Docs (and the Research plugin) can be used for writing journal articles.  There were two shortcomings to this approach: Google Docs doesn’t support end notes (only footnotes) The Research plugin supports … Continue reading

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Promising Preclinical Results in Pancreatic Cancer

A recent announcement at the AACRs-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, held Oct. 19–23, points to some promising results in recent trials that targeted multiple pathways downstream of KRAS (including PI3K/AKT, RAF/MEK/ERK and RAL).  The studies conducted … Continue reading

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The Secret Names of Things: Naming The Database

In my previous post I described how an ontology like EDAM could be used to provide applications with consistent names for objects and their attributes.  Let’s take a look at how we can add and retrieve ontology information to/from a … Continue reading

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The Secret Names of Things

There is a belief among certain peoples in the world, that knowing the true name of a thing gives one some degree of power over it. One of the challenges for anyone writing software in a scientific setting, is figuring … Continue reading

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