Monthly Archives: June 2017

Updated> Knowledge Discovery Resources 2017

June 30, 2017

Updated> Knowledge Discovery Resources 2017
http://www.KDResources.info/

Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation white paper titled “Knowledge Discovery Resources 2017” is now a 31 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find the latest information about knowledge discovery available on the Internet. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. Also included is a comprehensive listing of Knowledge Discovery Resources. It is freely available as a .pdf file (235KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.. Other white papers are available by clicking here. Updated June 30, 2017

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List of Academic Databases and Search Engines

June 30, 2017

List of Academic Databases and Search Engines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_academic_databases_and_search_engines

This page contains a representative list of major databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Peptides Guide

June 30, 2017

Peptides Guide
http://www.peptidesguide.com/

Peptides play significant role in cell signaling and function and can be used as an important tool for research and therapeutic treatments. Here we discuss both the structure and activities of peptides as well as strategies for their synthesis. Both peptides and proteins fall under a category called polypeptide chains. These chains contain two or more amino acids (forming amino acid polymers) that are coupled by a peptide bond. The bond is a special linkage between the nitrogen atom of one amino acid and the carboxyl carbon atom of another. Peptides differ from proteins by amount of amino acid residues the molecule contains. Polymer molecules with ten or fewer amino acid residues are called oligopeptides. Peptides often contain up to fifty amino acid residues, protein are molecules with more than fifty amino acid residues. Peptides are functioning in human body on many ways, such as regulating metabolism (insulin) and mediating pain signals (dynorphin). They also play a role in endocrine signaling and can act as a growth factor. Other organisms have produced peptides as a means for defense, such as fungal production of cyclosporin A used clinically as an immunosuppressant, and cone snail secretion of Ziconotide which is used to treat a pain. Modern medicinal and biochemical research is unthinkable without peptides application because of their selectivity, specificity and potency interaction with the target proteins. Peptides’ large size and surface area allow for more specific docking to the target molecules. Researchers’ interest in developing peptide ligands and probes for studying target receptors’ structures and functions has increased dramatically lately. More recently, peptides have been considered as the desirable candidates for therapeutics. Not only can peptides be made very selelctive, decreasing the risk of side effects, but they rapidly metabolize by proteases and allow short time activity in the body. Peptides’ activity can be lengthened by incorporating modifications, such as non-natural and D-amino acids, cyclization and modifications at the N or C-terminus. Therapeutic peptides also have some advantages compared to their protein counterparts. Biological therapeutics, which are generally proteins, have earned an increasing share of the pharmaceutical marketplace over the past few years. While biologics are often highly safe and effective, they must be produced in bioreactors, which use whole cells. Their purification and structural analysis is often complex and expensive. Further, biologics almost invariable must be injected. Peptides, on the other hand, can often be accessed chemically, and their purification and analysis is much simpler. There is also an increasing number of examples of orally active peptides, which make them more desirable for drug development. Endogenous peptides have also been utilized for research and medical interventions. They can be monitored for diagnostic purposes, such as in the case of C-peptide, which is used to monitor insulin production and to help determine the cause of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> Business Intelligence Online Resources 2017

June 29, 2017

Updated> Business Intelligence Online Resources 2017
http://www.BIOnlineResources.com/

Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation white paper titled “Business Intelligence Online Resources 2017” is now a 85 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing for online business intelligence. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. Also a comprehensive Business Intelligence Link Dataset Compilation is included! It is freely available as a .pdf file (572KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It was completely updated with all links validated and new links added on June 29, 2017. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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Adrift: the Secret World of Space Junk

June 29, 2017

Adrift: the Secret World of Space Junk
http://www.projectadrift.co.uk

“Most people would be really surprised if you told them there was two million pieces of space junk…surrounding the earth as close to 160 kilometers away,” notes sound artist Nick Ryan. Ryan, along with film director Cath Le Couteur, are the masterminds behind Adrift, an unusual, multifaceted project about space debris. This project, which will appeal to art fans and space fans alike, is made up of three components: Watch, Adopt, and Listen. First, visitors may watch a short documentary film by Le Couteur that explores the history of space debris. In fact, the film is partially narrated from the imagined perspective of three actual pieces of space junk. In a similar spirit, the Adopt portion of the project provides an interactive experience where participants follow and exchange tweets with the three anthropomorphized pieces of space junk on Twitter. Finally, visitors can Listen and learn about Ryan’s unique sound art project based on the prevalence of space debris. Ryan’s project incorporates a phonograph and real-time data about space debris to create sound for a phenomenon that is silent. Although space junk travels at 17,500 mph, it makes no sound because it exists in the vacuum conditions of space. Each of these three. components of Adrift are engaging and highly informative. This will be added to Astronomy Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Calibre

June 29, 2017

Calibre
https://www.calibre-ebook.com

Calibre is a popular and full-featured ebook management system. Currently its website reports 2.9 million active installs in 237 countries. Calibre is able to create, edit, and read ebooks in many common formats, including EPUB and Kindle MOBI. It can synchronize books across devices and convert between formats (within DRM restrictions). Cailbre can download books from free providers like the Internet Archive and Project Guttenberg. Metadata for ebooks can be integrated from sources like ISBNdb.com, Goodreads, and LibraryThing. It can also download articles from any site that provides an RSS feed. Examples are included to incorporate articles from The Economist, BBC News, Scientific American, and many others. Calibre is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Updated> Current Awareness Discovery Tools on the Internet 2017

June 28, 2017

Updated> Current Awareness Discovery Tools on the Internet 2017
http://www.zillman.us/white-papers/current-awareness-discovery-tools-on-the-internet/

Research white paper titled “Current Awareness Discovery Tools on the Internet 2017” is a 25 page research paper listing many resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find information and knowledge research about current awareness discovery tools available on the Internet. It is freely available as a .pdf file (579KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It was updated on June 28, 2017. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 2:00pm EDST – International Trade Resources 2017

June 28, 2017

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 2:00pm EDST – International Trade Resources 2017
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my just updated International Trade Resources 2017. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources for International Trade covering search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering INTERNATIONAL TRADE!! We will also discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V15N6 June 2017 featuring World Wide Web Reference on the Internet 2017 as well as my freely available June 2017 Zillman Column highlighting New Economy Resources 2017. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EDST on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!

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Science Gossip

June 28, 2017

Science Gossip
https://www.sciencegossip.org

Citizen science projects are a growing trend, thanks in large part to platforms like Zooniverse that facilitate group data collection and analysis. However, as the team behind Science Gossip notes, citizen science also flourished during the nineteenth century. For example, Charles Darwin relied on the correspondence and observations of over 2,000 individuals as he crafted the theory of evolution. Science Gossip, a collaboration between the UK based Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), is a citizen science project that seeks to understand “why, how often, and who made images depicting a whole range of natural sciences in the Victorian period.” The project invites people to review and classify maps, illustrations, charts, and photographs that appeared in four nineteenth-century science periodicals. These journals played an important role in connecting and encouraging collaboration between scientists and science enthusiasts. Science Gossip will be of interest to scientists and historians alike, and may also make for an engaging classroom activity. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Updated> Online Social Networking 2017

June 27, 2017

Updated> Online Social Networking 2017
http://www.OnlineSocialNetworking.info/

Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Dataset Compilation white paper titled “Online Social Networking 2017” is now a 40 page research paper listing many resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find information and knowledge research about online social networks available on the Internet. It is freely available as a .pdf file (306KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.. [Completely updated including all links validated and new links added on June 27, 2017]. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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