Open Research in the Wild: How to get the most out it with Rachel Harding

TL;DR Doing open research and having an open lab notebook has many benefits Shortens delay of dissemination Builds trust between researchers Can start fruitful mentorship and collaborative efforts On the downside, there is a small chance of your work getting scooped Mostly applicable now in areas with smaller research communities Publishing in high-impact journal still matters, even for open research scientists Dr. Rachel Harding is [...]

By | 2018-01-27T13:27:41+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Collaboration|0 Comments

The Biggest Challenges in Cancer Research & How to Use ML to do Drug Discovery with Sarah Constantin

TL;DR Drug Discovery using machine learning is working and holds great promise Most cancer treatments are incredibly expensive and only extend life by a few months Cancer research started when in WWII it was discovered mustard gas could cause tumor regression Lack of diversity in approaches is one of the main bottlenecks A lot of friction between a researcher with a great idea and getting [...]

By | 2018-01-24T02:19:08+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Collaboration, Funding|0 Comments

Why 85% of health research is wasted with Paul Glasziou

TL;DR 85% of biomedical research is wasted 50% of it because it never gets published of the remaining, another 50% because publication is not complete and applicable of the remaining, another 50% because study includes fixable design flaws and lacks systematic review of literature Several initiatives underway to fix the issues, of technological and financial nature. Some funders achieve 98% publication rates. Technological tools assist [...]

By | 2018-01-12T13:47:01+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Collaboration, Funding|0 Comments

Github for Science with Marcio von Muhlen

In this podcast, we get to know Marcio von Muhlen, a biological engineer trained at MIT turned entrepreneur & product manager in Silicon Valley. He was working on cancer diagnostics through blood samplingĀ and wanted to have better access to the work from other scientists in the field. Frustrated about having to pay for research articles, he recognized early on that we need a github for [...]

By | 2018-01-11T00:43:26+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Collaboration|0 Comments