Wai Lo

United States UConn

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评论了 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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评论了 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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评论了 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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评论了 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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评论了 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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评论了 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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评论了 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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评论了 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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评论了 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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评论了 Research
Let me ask: What is the hardest part in doing research?

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评论了 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.

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评论了 HEAL Initiative: Analgesic Development Initial Translational Efforts [Small Molecules and Biologics] (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative of the National Institutes of Health was launched in 2018 to provide scientific solutions to the evolving crisis of opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose.

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评论了 Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness
The Board of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) invites applications and nominations for corresponding editor for the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness (JREE), for a three-year term, 2023-2025.

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评论了 Grad School Problems Megahub
Agreed. Bad apples are out there. I heard many bad stories. Take a look of the following link if you are one of the unfortunate grad students: https://education.uw.edu/my-coe/current-students/advising/graduate/working-with-your-faculty-advisor

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评论了 A guide to machine learning for biologists
The Nature review paper aims to provide readers with a summary or recent review to a several key machine learning techniques, including the artificial neural networks.