Gentrifying neighborhoods are a key reason behind the vermin outbreak, which extends beyond New York — Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles are also confronting issues.
Dan (((Graur)))Is it a rat infestation? No. It’s a hipster/yuppy/billionaire infestation. Leave the poor rats alone. They are merely commensals. The problem is the invasive species, Homo mortiscausa.
Dan (((Graur)))#Immigration: Even though the 1910-30 immigration was beneficial to natives (increased employment, spurred production), immigration triggered hostile political reactions. Thus, opposition to immigration doesn't have economic roots; it's merely #racism.
Metallic copper alloys have recently attracted attention as a new antimicrobial weapon for areas where surface hygiene is paramount. Currently it is not understood on a molecular level how metallic copper kills microbes, but previous studies have...
Dan (((Graur)))Metallic copper alloys have recently attracted attention as a new antimicrobial weapon whose mode of operation is unknown. Bacteria isolated from copper alloy coins contain strains that are resistant against the metallic copper surfaces.
Dan (((Graur)))Not really surprising: #Honey (including #Manuka) has no health benefits that are supported by scientific evidence. It's merely a high-sugar food; ~80% of its composition is monosaccharides (predominantly fructose) & 3-5% disaccharides.
Box jellyfish venom causes tissue damage, pain, and death through unknown molecular mechanisms. Here, Lau et al. perform a CRISPR screen to identify genes required for venom action and use this information to develop an antidote that blocks...
Dan (((Graur)))Clever logic, precise execution, brilliant result. An antidote to the world most venomous animal, Australian box jellyfish. Previously, the only thing one could do was urinating on the area affected. It didn't help, it just added insult to injury. #CRISPR
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences alumnus Dan Graur, PhD, has been named the 2018-2019 GSBS ...
Dan (((Graur)))It's official: Distinguished Alumnus. When the video of the @UTHealth Graduate School Dean's kind introduction (~3 min) & my thank-yous (~1 min) will be available I'll post them. Not bad for the first person in my family to graduate from high-school.
Gene co-expression networks capture biological relationships between genes and are important tools in predicting gene function and understanding disease mechanisms. We show that technical and biological artifacts in gene expression data confound...