Characterization of the proteinaceous organic matrix associated with carbonate mineral formed in the marine fish intestine

Marine fish live in a hyperosmotic environment and therefore must constantly counteract passive water loss and ion gain. To remain hydrated, marine teleosts (bony fish) must extract water from the only external water source available – seawater. Processing of imbibed seawater is completed in the highly specialized gastrointestinal tract, where inorganic CaCO3 is precipitated in the intestine, lowering luminal osmotic pressure, and aiding in fluid absorption.

Student Developer

Looking for a Student Developer to join the Menominee Dictionary team. This project consists
of several different websites and a database and is used both to assist those who would like to
learn the language and to compile data for research on the language.

Basic Qualifications:
* Pursuing a CS undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent at UW-Madison
* At least two core CS classes taken
* Strong problem-solving abilities
* Ability to work independently

[pl-seminar] Synthesizing Proofs of Differential Privacy

Differential privacy has emerged as a promising probabilistic formulation of privacy, generating intense interest within academia and industry. We present a push-button, automated technique for verifying ϵ-differential privacy of sophisticated randomized algorithms. We make several conceptual, algorithmic, and practical contributions: (i) Inspired by the recent advances on approximate couplings and randomness alignment, we

Is this Data Science? Adventures in Metagenomic Data Analysis

High-throughput sequencing of microbial communities allows researchers to characterize associations between the host microbiome and health status, detect pathogens, and identify the interplay of an organism’s microbiome with the built environment. Recent highlights include work on the specificity of the human skin microbiome, the diversity in the ocean microbiome, and a catalogue of the global virome. Effective data analysis tools and appropriate statistical models for this type of data are vital to derive and communicate actionable insights from these experiments.

Developing and Applying Novel Computational Methods to Understanding Metabolomic Data Sets in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Stemina Biomarker Discovery through its neurological disorders division, NeuroPointDX, is conducting the largest clinical study of the metabolism with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) ever conducted. ASD is highly heterogeneous syndrome which has never before been subtyped based on metabolism. The 1,000 subject Children’s Autism Metabolome Project (CAMP study) is designed to validate a panel of metabolic subtypes of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders to allow earlier diagnosis and more precise treatment based on the child’s metabolism.

Biomedical Informatics and Precision Medicine Are Laying the Framework for the Next Generation of Discovery

It is an opportune time to be engaged in the research and application of informatics in biomedicine. The increased use of electronic and personal health records and personal mobile devices is creating many opportunities at research academic medical centers. At the University of Washington, we are laying the ground work to build the informatics and information technology infrastructure to support research on personalized approaches, and we are beginning to see the early successes of these efforts.


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