Wai Lo

United States UConn

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Commented on Expertise and expert activities
Take a look of the International Science Council (ISC). This is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together over 200 international scientific unions and associations as well as national and regional scientific organizations including academies and research councils.

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Commented on Ten Simple Rules for Writing a Literature Review
Writing a good literature review is important for science progression. I am summarizing the top 10 rules here. This was published in PLoS Computational Biology in 2013. According to the paper: Rule 1: Define a Topic and Audience Rule 2: Search and Re-search the Literature Rule 3: Take Notes While Reading Rule 4: Choose the Type of Review You Wish to Write Rule 5: Keep the Review Focused, but Make It of Broad Interest Rule 6: Be Critical and Consistent Rule 7: Find a Logical Structure Rule 8: Make Use of Feedback Rule 9: Include Your Own Relevant Research, but Be Objective Rule 10: Be Up-to-Date, but Do Not Forget Older Studies

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Commented on Ten Simple Rules for Establishing International Research Collaborations
International collaboration is important for progression in science, I am summarizing the 10 rules establishing international research collaboration here. This was published in PLoS Computational Biology in 2015: Rule 1: Clarify Why You Might Want to Start an International Research Collaboration Rule 2: Consider the Characteristics Your International Collaborator Must Have Rule 3: Consider Practical Approaches to Establishing the Relationship Rule 4: Define the Type of Collaboration You Want to Pursue Rule 5: Clearly Define the Main Goals and Expected Outcomes Rule 6: Be Aware of the Most Important Obstacles to Establishing the Relationship Rule 7: Discuss Dissemination Policies as well as Intellectual Property Rights at an Early Stage Rule 8: Consider and Clarify the Extent to Which You Are Prepared to Share Resources Rule 9: Avoid Conflicts of Interest Rule 10: Be Aware of Potential Funding Opportunities

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Commented on LetPub Webinar Series Open Discussion
They provide warranty of their work. According to the website, they will re-edit the document for free or provide a full refund of the editing service if the client accepts all recommended changes and the paper is still rejected by the journal solely for errors in punctuation, spelling, or grammar.

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Commented on Superlatives, clickbaits, appeals to authority, poor grammar, or boldface: Is editorial style related to the credibility of online health messages?
A recent study revealed that adolescents have a difficult time to distinguish between true and fake health messages online. This study was published in Frontiers in Psychology.

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Commented on Drug repurposing candidates to treat core symptoms in autism spectrum disorder
A group of scientists found that an approved drug for diarrhea may have potential to treat core symptoms in autism spectrum disorder as there are no drugs approved for treating the core symptoms.

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Commented on Summer schools
Interesting topic. Nowadays, many universities offer different types of summer school programs (most of them with fees) for K12 and undergraduate for special courses, hand-on research and clinical experiences.

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Commented on Can a robot laugh with you?: Shared laughter generation for empathetic spoken dialogue
In this article, the robot named ERICA was trained on how to have a sense of humor. Very interesting.

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Commented on Publish a Poster
One of my previous mentors mentioned that he wouldn't present a poster in a conference until you are very closed to get a full research manuscript written up and ready for submission to a journal. This is because there are many your potential competitors in the conference meeting as well.

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Commented on Ten simple rules for teaching yourself R
This is geared toward people teaching themselves R outside of school. I found this very interesting and useful article, I try to summarize the ten rules here: Rule 1: Prepare for a steep learning curve. Rule 2: Take the time to read a book. Rule 3: Use free resources. Rule 4: Build skills with low-pressure projects. Rule 5: Adopt good practices and be consistent. Rule 6: Use CRAN's Task View. Rule 7: Ask for help (and help others) Rule 8: Join the R community Rule 9: Read others’ code, and share yours Rule 10: Don’t box yourself in

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Commented on Ten quick tips for deep learning in biology
The goal of this perspective is to articulate a practical, accessible, and concise set of guidelines and suggestions to follow when using deep learning in biological sciences.

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Commented on PLoS Computational Biology
They have a section of Meet the Editors-in-Chief and find out more about their vision. https://plos.org/plos-combiol/?utm_id=286&utm_source=email&utm_medium=internal&utm_campaign=286jrn1222&utm_content=in_copy_link_cb

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Commented on Reaction of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies with other pathogens, vaccines, and food antigens
This article may provide an answer why some individuals (even they are healthy) got seriously ill with Covid-19 but some people never experience any covid-19 symptoms. The short answer is due the cross-reactivity from the antigens (food, vaccines, viruses, bacteria) that we had exposed in early age.

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Commented on Research
Let me ask: What is the hardest part in doing research?

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Commented on The level of Alzheimer-associated neuronal thread protein in urine may be an important biomarker of mild cognitive impairment
A simple urine test may able to diagnosis early Alzheimer's disease. Briefly, in this study, the scientists detected a biomarker in urine called Alzheimer-associated neuronal thread protein (AD7c-NTP) using ELIZA technique. Their results were published in JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE in 2015.