Month: September 2017

More cheating in British sport

A member of my family with a scientific background agrees that TUE use is cheating and yet it is is permitted as a mechanism for athletes in certain countries to unfairly compete. The investigation of doping in British Cycling was buried by the media…

Taekwondo update

Still sorting out injuries but getting to class based training & helping as needed about 3 times a month. Still practising patterns most nights except recent start of term hiatus due to work & transport or lack of… Regaining some height & stability slowly…

Projects mini update – water sanitation module

Due to academic term start & exam board timings, a full meeting was unable to happen so we are still going round the houses – delving into content ideas before finalising outline (hopefully follow up meeting within a fortnight). This is still better than…

Experimenting with #Yandex

I saw it mentioned on a site about Russian news last week and will be using it for search & translate functionality for now if I want to use a search engine. I’ve added as a search engine on computer and mobile versions of…

Human Performance and Health Podcast Series – episode 1

We (Roehampton University) have launched the first episode today. At the beginning of summer, Dr Rich Mackenzie said he’d like to interview a series of experts and if possible – run as a podcast series. He is keen to get everyone interested involved not…

Why I will not read, share or support people who write for Open Democracy anymore

This is not easy because some nice well intentioned NHS campaigners have written interesting and informative articles about what has been happening to NHS. But I have to make a stand.  Every time an article on Open Democracy is written, read and shared, it…

Free Russian Wildlife & Landscapes exhibition in Kensington until 21st Sept

If you can spare an hour / 30 mins or if you can’t,  go anyway. You won’t regret it – stunningly beautiful from over 40 national parks and reserves across Russia. They are celebrating 100th anniversary of nature reserves and the year of Nature…

AI in Biosciences reflections

waffle alert To paraphrase my greatgrandfather, our understanding is based on the limitations of our current shared knowledge. For example – simplified – our understanding of the brain is based on visual (seeing an actual brain from someone’s head), fmri – a computerised visual…

Artificial Intelligence in Bioscience Symposium 4

Other links http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002165 Risk prediction for Cardiovascular Disease using ECG Data in the China Kadoorie Biobank, Yangting Shen et al DataInfrastructure QMUL https://twitter.com/AccessAiNews/status/https://twitter.com/AccessAiNews/status/908263527135285248 Machine learning workflow GSK https://twitter.com/AccessAiNews/status/https://twitter.com/AccessAiNews/status/908248310820913152 Afternoon presentations interested in finding investors /  additional investment. Oxford Uni, John Fox Biomedicine data is…

Artificial Intelligence in Biosciences Symposium 3

John Hopkins Uni, Suchi Saria Developed a TREWS early warning for sepsis. Goal, action, receives score for action. Used offline ehrs and treat as traces. Large repositories. Making generalisations then attempting to improve estimates. Observed event stream, latent system state, desired output, detector output….

Artificial Intelligence in Bioscience Symposium 2

Berg Health, Slava Akmaev Interrogative Biology Looked at cancer, neurology, diabetes biologic models and disease pathways. Work primarily with human cell cultures invitro. Want to know what happens invivo. Does proteomics and genomics. Difficult to analyse data using different statistics models. Says now based…

Artificial Intelligence in Bioscience symposium notes 1 #bioai2017

Writing in haste so not verbatim, accurate, typos etc but fwiw Improving drug target selection – Philip Sanseau GSK Cell journal – high definition medicine IBM Watson now working with Pfizer Shows typical drug discovery phases 10 yrs 1$bn Attrition, more likely to fail…