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Jul
30

My experience of submitting another manuscript to PLOSONE

Its been several years since I last submitted to PLOSONE . Since then we embarked on a Phase II grant working on tuberculosis and after much work by many labs at Rutgers and SRI we are now submitting the work today. So we decided to give PLOSONE a second chance. In the interim I have …

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Feb
06

Reviewing the robot scientist

A couple of days ago I was contacted by a freelance science writer (Andy Extance) to review an embargoed article …I had a short deadline, read the paper as if I was reviewing it. I then sent an email, and the next day Andy distilled my thoughts to a quote..I was not paid to do …

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Dec
19

In Memorium: Dr. Michael Rosenberg

I only found out today that Dr. Michael J. Rosenberg had recently died tragically. I was very fortunate to have interacted with Michael on several occasions. First he wrote a book chapter in 2006 for my first edited book, and then he wrote a book of his own on Adapitive clinical trials that was part …

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Dec
04

Chemical probes and parallel database worlds – who wants to know? More publishing fun

    This post is long and a highly detailed description of the challenges involved in getting scientific work published on one level, on another it gets to the heart of discoverability of data, data analysis and just the slog of publishing something that you hope is going to interest others in your direct field. …

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Nov
04

App exposure

It is the little things in life that make it all worthwhile – perhaps. I have noticed a definite uptick in interest in the science apps we developed over the last few years. For example I was recently contacted by a science writer who wanted to write about the open drug discovery teams app. This …

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Oct
31

Rare disease collection

The last few months I have been putting some rare disease related ideas out into publications, and now they are starting to see the light of day. First there is an editorial that highlights some of the challenges in finding out about the 700o or so rare diseases. The editorial also has some artwork from …

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Sep
15

Minding the gaps in tuberculosis research – What Science Translational Medicine

Today I received the link for the recent article (Minding the gaps in tuberculosis research) with Joel Freundlich at Rutgers and Eric Nuermberger at Johns Hopkins. The article is free for 50 days from today, which I think is a very useful idea by Elsevier to make their article available for a while, get some …

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Sep
08

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. Martin John Rogers this past Friday. Dr. Rogers was Program Officer, Preclinical Parasite Drug Development, Parasitology and International Programs Branch, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. We were honored when he agreed to speak at …

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Aug
21

Anatomy of a PLOS Computational Biology Paper

I think the following is a fair representation of what kicked off the very short editorial paper published today in PLOS Computational Biology. In addition the timeline gives an idea that coming up with the manuscript was quick relative to publication but isn’t that always how it is, the idea is easy relative to getting …

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Aug
11

ACS in San Francisco..6 talks and a poster

For a few days I am in SF presenting several talks ..In all but one case I plan to post the talks.. Yesterday’s talk was on collaborations. The prior speaker did not turn up so I gave it twice. Today I gave two presentations. One on TB mimics. This work is subject to some papers …

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