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“India's dream of 'TECHADE' will be fulfilled by innovators,their patents”: PM @narendramodi

“We have to make #India the most advanced laboratory of modern science in the ‘Amrit Kaal’.”

Here’s a thread🧵 on valuable snippets from the PM’s speeches on S&T:

#UPSC #upscprelims
Scientific efforts can turn into great achievements when:

•they hit the GROUND from the LAB

•impact is from GLOBAL to GRASSROOTS

•they expand from JOURNALS to REALITY

•the innovations from RESEARCH reflect in REAL LIFE

•progress from EXPERIMENTS to EXPERIENCES of people
What is a TECHADE?

•It’s used to describe the decade being dominated by technologies.

•DATA & DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND combined with India’s proven TECH prowess presents massive opportunity for the country.

•This decade will be ‘INDIA’s TECHADE’.
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We all know that babies inherit their microbiome from mum👩‍👧(vertical gene transfer).

First time ever, a brand new🔥study finds another novel mechanism for microbiome sharing between mothers & their infants: horizontal gene 🧬 transfer.

Why is this totally crazy?

Let's unpack🧵 Image
Let's first clarify why these findings might seem shocking:

This paper found hundreds of mother-to-infant gene bacterial transmission events WITHOUT transmission of the full bacterial genomes themselves.

This is called horizontal gene transfer.

cell.com/cell/fulltext/…
This paper, a #multiomics longitudinal study just out in @CellCellPress, tracked the co-development of microbiomes & metabolomes from late pregnancy to 1 year of age in 70 mother-infant pairs.

Top 5 main findings, explained👇 Image
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⚠️MEGA THREAD ALERT ⚠️

A step-by-step guide to #AcademicTwitter

- how to write a bio
- who to follow
- how to find new research
- how to tweet your research
- why Twitter isn't a waste of time

Bookmark this 🧵!

@AcademicChatter @PhDVoice @OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace
Step 1: You join Twitter
Step 2: You read this thread on how to writing an amazing #AcademicTwitter bio

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⚠️📢⚗🚨Pls RT‼️
#CNN #NBC #CBS
#MSNBC #WomenWhoCode #WomenInSTEM #thelaundress
#IDTwitter @B0tSci
1/ "Some strains of PSEUDOMONAS are ANTIBIOTIC resistant, which can increase the seriousness of the infection. (Der) Pseudomonas can... contaminate & grow on LAUNDRY 👀
MORE
2/& at high enough levels spreads via contact w/contaminated laundry/sheets/pillowcases/sleepwear, etc.

Pseudomonas also spreads by inhalation & can cause👉CYSTIC FIBROSIS‼️Per Consumer Reports, Pseudomonas a. is a VERY hardy bacteria +can grow in many different conditions.MORE
3/ #Pseudomonas
#AntibioticResistance #influencers
#thelaundress #RECALLED
#Fashion #MaskUp
#Washing
Consumer Reports, says Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a “very hardy bacteria,” which means it can grow in a lot of different conditions.
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India ink preparation of CSF from a patient with cryptococcal meningitis showing the budding yeast cells of C. neoformans surrounded by a characteristic wide gelatinous capsule. The yeasts also show narrow-base budding and characteristic variation in size.
The space occupied by the capsule shows as a clear space between the gray background of the ink particles and the refractile edge of the cell.
India ink/nigrosin stain is a negative, acid stain. This means that the dye easily gives up a hydrogen ion (proton) and the chromophore of the dye becomes negatively charged. Since the surface of most organims cells is negatively charged, the cell surface repels the dye.
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1/ Good evening everyone and welcome to the 4th day all about plankton research. Now that we have the basics covered on what plankton is, why we study it and the history of plankton research, I’m going to go a bit more personal and introduce you to my own research 👩‍🔬🎣
2/ As I said on Day 1, I am a PhD student @uccBEES and @MaREI studying plankton. Specifically, I am looking at the abundance and diversity of zooplankton in a marine reserve over the course of a 2 and a half year time period.
3/ My study site is Lough Hyne, a marine reserve located just outside Skibbereen in West Cork. It is actually Ireland’s first marine reserve designated in 1981. The Lough is 0.6 km long by 0.4 km wide and is completely marine.
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5 Excel hacks that save hours of research time

(spoiler alert, no.5 is a game changer 🙀)

@AcademicChatter
@msexcel
Separate data using flash fill (Ctrl+E)

This function detects patterns in data between columns and automatically fills. Useful for separating survey responses, data strings, people's names, it goes on

Import tables from a paper
(Data > Get data > from web)

Forget manually copy/pasting data from the journal website. Use data from web function to import an entire table from a URL to Excel

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🚨 Alert! We are excited to share our new preprint in which we define the roles of individual class I molecules on brain endothelium in the regulation of T cell responses and development of neuropathology in experimental cerebral malaria
biorxiv.org/content/10.110…
CD8 T cell engagement of brain vasculature has been implicated in the neuropathology of cerebral malaria. In this work we interrogated human and mouse data during infection and noted upregulation of activation and Ag-presentation molecules or transcripts in brain endothelium
When either class I was ablated, the mice were normal at baseline and also established normal peripheral plasmodium infection and peripheral immune responses. However, T cell interactions with brain endothelium were disrupted during infection
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Good morning twitter! I'm @mariarostrublee Associate Prof at @MonashUni @MonashPolsIR in International Relations, where I teach & do research on international security -- especially related to #nuclear I look forward to sharing my day with you for @nuclearsciweek #WiNTakeOver22
@mariarostrublee @MonashUni @MonashPolsIR @nuclearsciweek I'm working from home today in the gorgeous city of Melbourne, so I started off with a walk with my amazing dog Champ, who is now enjoying a bit of a nap. Dog sitting outdoorsDog sleeping on couch
@mariarostrublee @MonashUni @MonashPolsIR @nuclearsciweek I'm an expert in #nuclear politics, rather than #nuclearscience -- and I'm delighted to share how the field needs fantastic women in nuclear policy and analysis
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Is the paper you need stuck behind a paywall?

Five websites every researcher should know to access any research paper for free

@AcademicChatter
@OpenAcademics
1. @SciHubUpdated

Online library created from downloading papers through institute logins to Scihub's own server.

✅️Pros
▫️Claims to have 99% all papers

❌️Cons
▫️questionable legality
▫️blocked in some countries
▫️no papers added since 2021
2. @unpaywall

A browser extension which finds paper PDFs legally by searching various online repositories

✅️Pros
▫️Legal
▫️Extension automatically searches for paper in your browser

❌️Cons
▫️Only on Firefox and chrome desktop browsers
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Here’s another sweet spot for DIY Air Purifiers: super quiet 40dB kid magnet, sweet hum note, pulsing nighttime glow, ~ 200 CADR airflow matching medium HEPAs, just 25 Watts and ~$120 in parts. #CorsiRosenthalBox #WomenInSTEM #COVIDisAirborne Image
Kudos @CRBoxKits, @robwiss, @Mw_ottawa for pioneering PC fan #CorsiRosenthalBox builds. @kprather, @JimRosenthal4, @CorsIAQ maybe your freshman engineering class can formally characterize the airflow? Can also stand upright with 10 fans (5 each tall side) for 400-500 CADR? Image
Once 5-fan top assembled, kids can build the filter box with double-sided carpet tape easier than duct-taped CR box fan w/shroud. For now I use foam board for the top plate which is fun for kids to punch, though a precision mill/drill plastic top plate would assemble faster
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Grants 😞
Manuscripts 😣
Course evaluations 😫

Rejection is everywhere in academia.

But we keep it quiet.
Only stories of success get told.

So heres a story on rejection:
"The potato, the egg and tea bag"

@AcademicChatter
A young man comes to his father.

"Father, life is hard. I'm struggling all the time. Just as I solve one problem, another follows"

The father nods. "Come with me."
He takes man to the kitchen and fills 3 pots with boiling water.
In the first pot he places a potato.
In the second pot he places an egg. In the third pot he places a tea bag.

After some time, the father takes the potato, egg and tea bag out of the boiling water

“What do you see?” he asks

"A potato, egg and tea bag" the man replies annoyed
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Are you 'Excited to share my new paper!'

Harsh truth:
Most people don't care

5 tips on how to tweet about your new paper to get real engagement

@OpenAcademics @PhD_Genie @PhDVoice @AcademicChatter
Firstly, a disclaimer.

I'm not saying your new paper is bad

On the contrary, it got accepted so it brings new knowledge to your field

It deserves to be read.
This thread gives you tips to achieve that with Twitter
1. Use Numbers

Numbers attract attention because -they stand out against words
-add credibility
-make info easier to visualise

❌️ Our study shows this new method is highly efficient

✅️ Our study shows this method reduced waste by 87%
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▪️ High-profile man on Twitter tweets an article he had no part in writing - gets 100s of RTs & likes, and "thanks."
▪️ Woman who authored the paper after year(s) of hard work, tweets it and gets NO RTs, 1 like, and no "thanks."
F-CK that.
#womeninstem #academictwitter #scicomm
Misogyny and sexism are alive and well.
This is not a 'one-off.' I see it every day.
Man = hero.
Woman = almost zero.
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🆕: Severe, atypical, post-🦠- #COVID19
neurological🧠 sequelae
💉responsive to IVIg
…mentdisorders.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/md… #serverless #womeninstem #openscience #scicomm #snrtg #LongCovid #neurology #immunology
🙏KUDOS and respect to this brave gentleman for consenting to the publication of this video and giving a glimpse into one of the many ways in which 🦠Sars-Cov-2 is affecting the🧠brains of those it infects.
#openscience #scicomm
Protect yourself from 🦠Sars-Cov-2,
please.
It's messing up 🧠 brains.
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🆕: ⚠️Not so mild 🦠#COVID19
in this immunosuppressed patient
- development of atypical, severe, acute 🧠 meningitis
ijidonline.com/article/S1201-… #bioinformatics #womeninstem #openscience #scicomm #snrtg #genomics #immunology Image
This patient could not have wound up in better hands:
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
“Lazzaro Spallanzani” IRCCS- Rome, 🇮🇹 Italy
👍 great job treating this patient,
sequencing and monitoring🧬the 🦠strain,
...and saving her life
#openscience #scicomm
I have found only a handful of reports in literature of
🦠Sars-Cov-2 induced🧠 meningitis. I thought there would be more. Caveat: it's exceedingly rare, but it does happen.
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The power of a cross-campus public university team spanning @uconnhealth, @UConn Schools of Nursing, Medicine, Engineering, and Education : foundation.uconn.edu/covid-19-cases…
#WomenInSTEM leading #GirlsInSTEM! Pragmatic, cost effective interventions for improved indoor air quality and having fun while learning physics, engineering, math, and science! The perfect combo that benefits all! Thanks @kprather88 for your leadership, generations are watching!
@UConn is the flagship University within State of Connecticut, and it feels natural to have community partnerships: We hope other state funded universities follow suit, as this exercise builds STEM education AND self-efficacy benefits for learner AND the community!
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Want advice on how to improve your academic writing?

Try listening to non-academics

5 writing threads from non-academics that are 🔥🔥🔥

@AcademicChatter @PhDVoice @PhD_Genie @PostdocVoice @ThePhDPlace #acwri
How to instantly up your writing 📝

Fav tip:
Never use a complex word when a simple one will do

How to build a killer writing habit 💪

Fav tip:
95% of writing is re-writing

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🦠 ->🧠
I'm seeing a noticeable ⬆️uptick
in these disturbing reports:
#COVID19-associated psychosis in young patients
with *NO* prior history of mental-illness
publications.aap.org/pediatrics/art… #serverless #womeninstem #itrtg #scicomm #openscience #iot #neuroscience Image
He expressed that "the information system in his brain had been deleted,"
and the government was “coming for him.”
He experienced auditory hallucinations;
“everyone around the world is saying not to let the
doctors do the test” and believed the tests would kill him."
Sars-Cov-2 🦠and ➡️ the 🧠brain
(a partial list of pathology) :
➡️ encephalitis, encephalopathy, seizures, Parkinsonism, altered consciousness, stroke, ataxia, myclonia, hallucinations, psychosis, brain hemorrhaging, vasculitis, coma...
Not just an illness of the 🫁 lungs.
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News from Germany 🩸: Why coffee and cake? Because finally I can 🎉

3 months into treatment for #MECFS microclots, I’m opening up on this piece of the puzzle for me: 🧵 1/n
#TeamClots #PostViral #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis
This was me in April this year. 18 months into significant relapse following a tonsillectomy and chronic infections. #pwME 2/n In a messy bedroom Eliza lays on her back in bed with her kn
In 2008, I worked full time in retail and was looking to begin acting classes. I lived an active life full of social, creative, sporting and spiritual activities that brought me joy and meaning. 3/n

📷: Ocean Kayaking in July 2008 Photo of Eliza in a yellow Kayak on the ocean. She wears a p
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7⃣+ months of Norovirus🦠positivity➕
in this ⚠️Primary Immunodeficiency patient
▪️ Rx-resistant
🧬-> intra-host evolution led to a unique norovirus strain
bit.ly/3RbH53d #bioinformatics #openscience #scicomm #itrtg #raredisease #genomics #immunology Image
Very much in line with what has been seen
in some persistent🦠Sars-Cov-2 infections in immunocompromised hosts.
▪️ viral-clearance failure
▪️ within-host viral evolution/mutations
*the report gives no indication on the fate of the patient.
⚠️Immunocompromised patients ⚠️as atypical
"outliers" with almost every🦠infectious pathogen (circa 2017).
❗️ PLEASE doctors - keep a good 👁️eye on those
with compromised immune-systems
jiac-j.com/article/S1341-… #openscience #scicomm #meded Image
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