MEDICINE AND HEALTHDiscussions welcome here range from reproductive health, to rehabilitation, to transplantation, to even cannibis. Further discussions can include broader medical perspectives such as any of the speicialties and subspecialties, e.g, Rheumatology with and a subtopic such as gout, and so much more.
InnovationInnovation is the process of turning scientific results into useful products that solve problems. Traditional science education does not include training in innovation. This forum will address the process that goes from result through prototype to product.
How can we fuel innovation? Science without application falls short in improving life for all. What are the succesfull cases? What is the process from lab to product? Here we will discuss experiences, ask and answer questions, and keep an eye on promising discoveries.
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPGs) are the most devastating of all brain tumors. There are no effective treatments, hence almost all children will die of their tumor within 12-months. There is an urgent need for novel effective therapies for this aggressive tumor.
This is the work around the therapeutic development of fenretinide.
Dear fellow science policy practitioners and aficionados: We kindly invite you to submit an abstract to our Science Policy session at the2022 American Geosciences Union Fall Meeting in Chicago (and online everywhere). This session is meant to showcase efforts by the science community to develop and inform effective public policies. We encourage contributions from scientists, policy makers, and science advocates! As a reminder, abstracts are due by August 3 at 23:59 EDT // 03:59 (Aug 4) GMT. Abstract submission information can be found here (description copied below): https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm22/prelim.cgi/Session/160053 Session ID: 160053 Title:SY022. Science Policy (Science and Society Section) Description: Science is essential for developing effective and equitable public policies. On topics from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change and beyond, scientists have the responsibility to provide timely, evidence-based, objective analysis to policy makers and decision makers throughout all levels of government. In this session, we seek to shine a light on the science community’s recent efforts to restore faith in the role of science in policy, from local- and community-level engagement to Federal policy making. We encourage abstract submissions that highlight specific science-based public policy initiatives as well as abstracts more broadly focused on science policy collaborations. We welcome submissions from scientists, policy makers, and science advocates who have worked at the interface of science and public policy. We especially want to highlight science communication and engagement practices that enable effective collaborations between scientists and policymakers. All the best, Gifford Wong // IDA STPI Kira Homola // University of Rhode Island Jamie Neely // Northwestern University Karen Akerlof // George Mason University Brittany Webster // AGU
"Submit a practical part to Polygon, and organize an original concept, detailed explanation, and structure into an article." (Dr. Jinkee Hong, 16 Nov 2022).
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Blockchains of interest
As you may recall, Therapoid is using the Polygon blockchain for layer 2 on Ethereum to nearly remove the “gas” (transaction) fees driven by Ethereum.
That is, ScienceCoins are using Polygon for issuance and management.
Polygon’s native token is MATIC. One might expect SCI to pair trade at some point with MATIC.
Here is some further background…
Polygon’s MATIC rallied 25% on the day after a series of announcements and product launches. On Wednesday Polygon announced the launch of Polygon ID integration. Polygon ID is a self-sovereign identity solution powered by ZK cryptography that brings huge potential for DAO governance, according to the company.
Polygon, an Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution, has also recently claimed to have obtained a major carbon neutrality (a balance between emitting and absorbing carbon) milestone, which could be contributing to the price uptick. Polygon announced earlier this week that it had partnered with KlimaDAO (a decentralized collective of environmentalists, developers, and entrepreneurs) as part of its environmental initiative.
Polygon’s 7-day price chart. (Messari)
Polygon’s MATIC has been trading in an upward trajectory over the past 7 days.
Some analysts are also attributing MATIC’s recent rally to a few weeks of whale accumulation. Santiment, the on-chain data provider, tweeted that sharks and whales holding MATIC have been in a large accumulation trend for the last six weeks.
“The tiers of holders ranging from 10K to 10M coins held have collectively added 8.7% more to their bags in this timespan,” tweeted Sanitment.
Matthew Dibb, COO and co-founder of Stack Funds, told CoinDesk that the rallies for MATIC, ATOM and AVAX are being held up on low volume.
“Because of this we would expect that any decent drop in equities will lead to a selloff in alts,” said Dibb.
He also noted that bitcoin dominance (BTC.D) has dropped considerably in the past few days from its high at +48%.
Dibb explained that this is because there has been relative strength in ether as well as litecoin vs. bitcoin which has led to BTC dominance losing some ground.
“Our expectation is that should a further selloff occur, we will see BTC.D continue to head north to short term highs,” added Dibb. “We see this as a temporary situation."
Call for the creation of a DeSci logo!
DeSci (decentralized science) is rapidly gaining traction. However, there is no logo/icon for it. This is a call for the creation of a logo that would be freely available to everyone with no copyright.
Neuroscience NFT project --NeuroNFT
Ready for an adventure? Neuroscience NFT is a collection that combines the work of the studies of forensic neuroscientist Carmen Sergiou and the talented 3D/Visual Artist Sytske Nijp. The collection is based on the studies CS conducted during her PhD in to using neuromodulation to reduce aggression in forensic patients. The research is shared in numerous international journals such as Biological Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging and Aggression and Violent Behavior. With this collaboration CS and SN share their ultimate passion: the Brain.An addition to this project is entrepreneur and neuroscience enthusiast Emanuel Boderash, with a background in Computer Science, whom without this project would never have existed. His vision in to creating a platform to decentralising science is more than fascinating.
The NeuroNFT Project
With the publishing of NFT’s created from brain-modelling, EEG’s and neuromodulation they wish to accomplish more awareness for the studies to detangle the brain of offenders and forensic patients. More research into the neural underpinnings of forensic groups is needed and with the emerging pressure of big funding companies the competition is high. Therefore, with this collection we hope to further fund research into the fascinating brains of these groups and to enhance innovative treatment options for this difficult to treat patient group. Furthermore, we are motivated to contribute to the decentralisation of science, to make science available for everyone in the world regardless of a university affiliation.
A collection based on brain-modelling, electroencephalography and neuromodulation transformed into 3D rendered and moving art. There is still a lot to unravel in the processes underlying behaviour of forensic patients. With this collection
we hope to further fund research into the fascinating brains of these patient groups and to enhance innovative treatment options.
55 original works created in collaboration with Amsterdam based 3D visual artist Sytske Nijp makes this collection a unique intersection between art and science. Advancing in the never ending exploration of the brain.
The collection will be launched on the website of DeSciWorld, as the first brain NFT project line.
"Alongside facilitating free and fair information exchange, DeSci hopes to bring research to life through the amalgamation of art and science. By reinterpreting the visual data produced from scientific research, information from each discipline is viewed anew and exploration is encouraged as a result of the exchange. "
For more information visit the website: DeSciWorld
Interested what you think! Visit the website wwww.carmensergiou.com for more information about to which science projects the funding will contribute towards.
Let's make science available for everyone - let's DeSci!